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Thursday, 14 November 2019 00:00

Wayfinding and Wifi make navigating the city easy

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A new pilot wayfinding scheme has launched in the city centre comprising of 12 newly designed and branded City of Stories totems. Delivered by Norwich Business Improvement District in partnership with Norwich City Council the pre-existing infrastructure has been redesigned to fit a new image for the city centre. The 12 newly designed directional totems are located across the city centre, from outside St Peter Mancroft and The Assembly House, to Dragon Hall on King street. Each totem is colour co-ordinated to match city centre districts and features directional content, immediate location information, 3D buildings and icons, accessible fonts and designs, as well as heritage information on the surrounding district.
Tuesday, 12 November 2019 00:00

Explore the latest urban art gems

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Norwich is already home to eight eye catching large-scale street murals and now the Norwich Business Improvement District (BID) has unveiled its latest urban artworks. Working in partnership with Norwich Market, 12 market stalls have been transformed into vibrant street art for residents, visitors and market vendors to enjoy. This collaborative project engaged with five community groups including Notre Dame School, Free School Norwich, The Norwich School, Open Youth Trust and Norwich Theatre Royal to help transform the market. Ideas were brought to life by seven artists (Kieran Harper, Amy Fellows, Lucie Knight, Emma Hulett, Katie Nice & Maisie Moffat, Ralph McCarthy and Joey LaMeche) who ran workshops with each of the groups to understand their artistic briefs.
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Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden is in Garden News Magazine's Best 100 Gardens in the UK for the second year running. The Best 100 Gardens poll, which was voted on by the magazine's readers, also gave Fairhaven third place in the Midlands region (which includes East Anglia). Louise Rout, General Manager, Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden said: “We are thrilled to be in Garden News Magazine's Best 100 Gardens again and would like to thank everyone who voted and helped us achieve third place in the Midlands. Our gardening team work so hard to care for the garden and the Best 100 Gardens poll is a wonderful endorsement of their work.“ The garden is open daily from 10am to 5pm . Free entry to tearoom (opens 9.15am), gift shop and…
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The Grand Reopening of Great Yarmouth’s historic Venetian Waterways has taken place following a year of major restoration works, with the Boating Lake and Island Café back in use for the first time in about a decade. Great Yarmouth Borough Council, working with Great Yarmouth Preservation Trust and dedicated volunteers, has led an ongoing £2.7m restoration of the unique Grade II-listed seafront park and tourist attraction, supported by The National Lottery, New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership and the Government. First opened in 1928, the park was commissioned by the council as an employment relief programme after the First World War. It was hugely popular with generations of holidaymakers until it declined in the latter 20th century, leading to the loss of historic features and planting in the Waterways, and the…
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Hi, I’m Liam Smith. I am a wildlife crazy zoologist who produces educational films about British wildlife for my YouTube channel, A Shot of Wildlife and I am delighted to launch my regular feature for All Things Norfolk to share my passion with you of wildlife in Norfolk, starting with Whitlingham Broad. I started A Shot of Wildlife after speaking to 90 6-7 year olds whilst at a school hosting a talk about hedgehogs. I asked the children to tell me what is their favourite animal. None of them, not one child, named a british species. I followed that question by asking them if they had seen their favourite animal in real life. Less than a third said that they had and only 1 child, whose favourite animal was a…
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Families will have the first chance in years to row out across the Boating Lake and visit the Island Café, as part of the Grand Reopening of Great Yarmouth’s historic Venetian Waterways, on Tuesday, August 20, from 2pm to 6pm. Great Yarmouth Borough Council, in partnership with Great Yarmouth Preservation Trust, has led an ongoing £2.7m restoration of the Grade II-listed seafront park and tourist attraction, supported by The National Lottery. Following the successful reopening of the Waterways site at Easter and the Boating Lake gardens last month, the restored Boating Lake itself and the Café Island will reopen to the public from 2pm as part of the special Grand Reopening Gala. For the first time in around a decade, people will have the chance to hire a rowing boat…
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Great Yarmouth’s historic Venetian Waterways have scooped a coveted award that recognises well managed parks and green spaces around the world. Great Yarmouth Borough Council, in partnership with Great Yarmouth Preservation Trust, has led an ongoing £2.7m restoration of the Grade II-listed seafront park, supported by The National Lottery. Following the successful re-opening of the Waterways site at Easter, judges for the Green Flag Award visited. Successful sites must show that they manage a quality space with a clear idea of what they are trying to achieve, why, and who they seek to serve. Today, it is announced that the Waterways has not only achieved Green Flag status but also Green Heritage Site Accreditation, which is awarded to public green spaces that are managed to Green Flag Award standards and…
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Sadler’s Wood, near North Walsham, has re-joined Holt Country Park and Pretty Corner Woods in being recognised by the Green Flag Award Scheme as one of the very best in the world. Holt Country Park holds its position as a green space for the 14th year running and was joined by Pretty Corner Woods in 2013. Sadler’s Wood first received the accolade in 2012 and despite just missing out last year it has now re-claimed its place thanks to the hard work of our Countryside Team. The parks are among a record-breaking 1,970 UK parks and green spaces and 131 in thirteen other countries around the world that will today receive a prestigious Green Flag Award – the mark of a quality park or green space.
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Great Yarmouth’s historic Venetian Waterways is to re-open on Easter Sunday following major and ongoing restoration work, with people invited to celebrate at two fun family events. Since June 2018, the Grade II-listed seafront park has been closed for a flagship £2.7m restoration, led by Great Yarmouth Borough Council and supported by The National Lottery. While contractors finalise refurbishment of the Boating Lake site ahead of its official opening later this spring, major engineering and landscaping works at the Waterways site are now complete, meaning the Waterways site can re-open from Sunday, April 21. Volunteers will continue to restore the park over the coming years. On Easter Sunday, families are invited to re-discover the park by taking part in an Easter Adventure Trail organised by the council, from 11am to…
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Two buildings in King’s Lynn have been listed by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport on the advice of Historic England, in recognition of their historic and architectural importance. One of England’s earliest reinforced concrete buildings, on St James Street near Greyfriars Tower, has been listed at Grade II, as has the former Lloyd's Bank at No1 Tuesday Market Place. The listings are a part of the Heritage Action Zone scheme in King’s Lynn which is working to make the most of the modern medieval town’s historic buildings and areas to boost the local economy. Heritage Minister Michael Ellis said: "These new listings in King’s Lynn prove that heritage treasures are not just ancient monuments, medieval churches or Georgian houses but that they are found in the most…
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