Month: January 2018

Would you like to travel in light?

The Voice Project Choir’s new piece explores three very different locations in the same medieval Norwich Street. In one of the darkest parts of the year, when the post-festive blues can really set in, The Voice Project Choir offer to take you on an uplifting multi venue journey that will inspire with the promise of spring to come. The 150 voices of the choir, plus soloists and guest musicians (one of the biggest choir’s yet assembled in Norwich) will perform their new piece, Travels in Light, the final part of a trilogy of pieces about sleep, dreaming and waking and the...

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Man charged with drug offences in Norwich – Op Gravity

A man has been charged in connection with drug offences in Norwich. Officers from the Safer Neighbourhood Action Team stopped a man in Springbank at approximately 2pm onTuesday 9 January and seized a quantity of Class A drugs, cash and a mobile phone. Arron Leon, aged 20 and from Enfield, has been charged with two counts of possession with intent to supply a Class A drug and one count of assaulting a police officer. Leon has been remanded into custody and will appear before Norwich Magistrates Court this morning (Thursday 11...

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Circus 250 celebrated in Norwich projection

Norwich Castle was been spectacularly lit this week to launch the year-long celebration of the first ever circus performances. The Circus250 logo was beamed onto the medieval castle, a prominent feature of the city skyline, to mark the 250th anniversary of showman, equestrian and entrepreneur Philip Astley drawing out a ring on the south bank of the River Thames in London. He filled it with astonishing acts including tumblers, horses, acrobats, jugglers and clowns on January 9, 1768 to stage the first ever modern circus show. Every circus, anywhere in the world, has its roots in that moment. The...

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Public appeal success in filling in the missing pieces of Norfolk suffragette’s life

Andy Bowen of NMS holds the Caprina Fahey medal   A public appeal asking for more details about a Norfolk suffragette has provided historians with fresh insight into her life. In November, Norfolk Museums Service (NMS) appealed for information into the life of Caprina Fahey. Two people have now come forward with further details about her life and work which has helped to fill in some of the missing pieces of her life. The new information includes confirmation of her work as a midwife, the date and place of her birth and death, and confirmation that she lived in the...

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