Month: October 2017

Norwich Eye reviews Handel’s Giulio Cesare by ETO

Staging an opera is a big challenge for any company, and choosing the lengthy historical drama Giulio Cesare is a particularly bold move for a touring opera company. The English Touring Opera (ETO) is nothing if not bold, but even Director James Conway refers to the two-part staging of Giulio Cesare as an experiment. As a single unabbreviated work it would require an audience to be in their seats for about four hours, a big ask in these days of instant gratification. The ETO solution is not to shorten the work, as some have, but to stage it in...

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Halloween themed walking tours return

  A taste of the macabre is set to shroud the city this Halloween season with the return of the Vile and Horrible History Norwich Walking Tours. The popular walks, which have in previous years been sell-outs, start this Saturday 21 October and run until Tuesday 31 October. The lamp lit tours outline the gruesome underbelly of life in ‘olde Norwych’ with tales of malevolence witches, dragons, ghosts, murders, and executions which have permeated the historic streets and alleyways of the city for centuries. The eerie tales, told by Norwich Tourist Information Centre cloaked guides, will reveal all manner...

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New York’s Reverend Billy returns to the UK in October for a radical mix of passion and politics

    Trump Depression Hotline in Norwich Hallelujah!  Your saviour is at hand. If you’re concerned about a wife with global advertising, multinational control, climate change, the threat of nuclear war, supermarket domination, and all the constant controversy caused by the US President’s outpourings, this is for you. If you’re not, this is REALLY for you! Award-winning wild anti-consumerist, environmental gospel shouters and Earth-loving urban activists Reverend Billy and the Stop Shopping Choir return to the UK for a whistlestop tour of the country. They’ll be spreading the word of Earthelujah and encouraging us all to join the struggle...

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Norwich Western Link scheme to be discussed in public.

Earlier NNDR road building work – photos By Mike Page supplied by Norfolk County Council –(*)–     The controversial final length of the Northern Distributor Road around Norwich is to be discussed in public next week. Anyone can attend the meeting. A report to a committee of councillors provides details of work completed to date that has considered a possible option of building a new stretch of road between the Norwich Northern Distributor Road and the A47 west of the city. The findings indicate that a scheme would help to reduce queueing traffic and delays, support possible future...

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Call for more adopters as National Adoption Week gets underway

Norfolk County Hall – photo © The Eye Snapper Could you give a home to some of the county’s most vulnerable children?  As National Adoption Week (#SupportAdoption) gets underway from 16 October, Norfolk County Council is appealing to anybody who can offer a permanent, stable and loving home to come forward. Councillor Penny Carpenter, Chairman of the Children’s Services Committee said: “We know there are lots of people out there with the time and commitment to make a real difference to the lives of some of our most vulnerable children.  It can be so rewarding to know that your...

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