Month: November 2017

Spectator sports! Newly digitised photos shed further light on Norfolk’s rich history

Carrow Road football stands – NCC copyright Early 1970s photos of football supporters in the stands at Carrow Road, and spectators at Great Yarmouth greyhound racing stadium are among 9,000 new images just made live on Picture Norfolk – an online picture archive, run by Norfolk County Council’s Library and Information Service. 25,000 historic local images are now available to browse, enjoy and buy from www.picture.norfolk.gov.uk, giving people ready access to unique pictures of Norfolk life spanning the last 170 years. The website shares images held by the Library and Information Service, Norfolk Museums Service and Norfolk Record Office,...

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The Bard’s Magical World Provides Pre-Christmas Entertainment

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM – DECEMBER 7-9 An enchanting tale of love, war, fairies, sprites and a play-within-a-play is set to delight audiences as one of William Shakespeare’s best-loved works is brought to life by some of Norfolk’s top young acting talent. The Norwich Theatre Royal Youth Company will present A Midsummer Night’s Dream on December 7-9 at 7.30pm at Stage Two in Norwich Theatre Royal. It sees the King and Queen of Fairyland at war and their battle for power is affecting all the mortals. Lovers, Lords and Ladies, and even the humble artisans are affected by what...

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Man arrested in connection with Norwich robberies

Detectives continue to investigate a number of robberies and thefts in Norwich after arresting a man yesterday (Thursday 16 November 2017). The robberies took place between 30 October and 15 November, where a number of elderly women have been robbed of their handbags at various locations in the city. The man, aged in his 40s, was taken to Wymondham Police Investigation Centre and questioned. He has subsequently been released but remains under investigation whilst the enquiry continues. Whilst the man in his 40s has been ‘released under investigation’ he has since been returned to prison for breaching the terms...

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Young people take charge for annual Takeover Day

  A group of 30 enthusiastic young people led a day of workshops and discussions for Norfolk County Council staff on Friday 17 November as part of National Takeover Day. The volunteers took on the task of running the Early Help team’s annual away day.  The Early Help team work with children, young people and their families to offer the right support at an early stage before a small need becomes a bigger one. The young people were involved in all aspects of the event, from being part of a working group to plan and prepare for the day,...

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Sick – a Norwich Eye review

Last week a Norwich Eye reviewer went along to hear about the experience of a graduate ward clerk in a hospital. The audience were packed tightly into the Norwich Arts Centre, reminiscent of an overcrowded waiting room. A solitary desk in the centre of them stage sets the context for “at work”, with other parts of the stage representing other places and the passage of time. Using a series of anecdotes, Shey Hargreaves who created the show tells of one receptionist’s journey through four years of austerity; the impact on the NHS as an organisation, and on those who...

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