All Things Arts & Crafts showcases the fabulous work and products of those who reside and work in Norfolk. Whether you are looking for Norfolk prints, unique Norfolk gifts, painting lessons on the Broads, Children craft parties or Norfolk Publishers, this category demonstrates why Norfolk has such a vibrant Arts scene which is well renowned througout the globe
Come and visit Jessie's Country Crafts based in Moulton Nurseries – A family run Craft and Gift Shop for all the family in Moulton St Mary, just outside Acle, Norwich NR13 3AP.
We have now been in business for 4 years and have recently moved to a larger store within Moulton Nurseries, we are open 10am till 4 pm Wednesday through till Sunday
Our handmade items include many different items including light up bottles, handmade greeting and birthday cards, pet feeders, pebble art pictures, bunting, handmade sculptures, jewellery, refurbished furniture, wall plaques, crystals, pictures, plant stands, reclaimed wood shelves, decorated candles, decorated trinket boxes, bird houses and feeders and framed pictures.
We also stock many gifts including Yankee candles, wax melts, aromatherapy & fragrance oils, oil burners, electric diffusers, salty lamps, room fragrances and aromatherapy sprays, statues, ladies scarves, men’s and ladies jewellery and chinaware.
We can make special items to order and accept all major credit and debit cards, google and apple pay.
Jessie's Country Crafts are on social media by clicking on the follow this business icons below, as well as on pinterest at https://www.pinterest.co.uk/jessiescountrycrafts
Dodo and Dinosaur is a small Norfolk-based design studio run by mother and daughter team Jill Michelle Smith and Jennifer Watson. Their exciting new book 'An A-Z of Extraordinary Extinct Creatures’ is designed to inspire young readers’ curiosity in natural history through a collection of twenty-six weird and wonderful beasts.
Written in an accessible rhyming style and packed with fun and engaging facts, the book is designed for both supported and independent reading. Aimed at children of primary school age, the amusing verses and vibrant illustrations invite little explorers into a prehistoric world which is just waiting to be discovered.
“The children in our year group absolutely adored 'An A-Z of Extraordinary Extinct Creatures'! The beautiful illustrations captured their imagination and they were intrigued to find out about many interesting creatures that they had not learnt about before in school. The unique names given to each creature, to correspond with the letter of the alphabet, was a lovely touch that got the children chatting about which animal their name matched with! Many of them were so enthused that they went home to do some extra research about some of the new creatures they had discovered, and were keen to share these with the rest of the class. It was a perfect core text for our 'Dinosaurs' unit and made a lovely change to the usual non-fiction books we use. I would highly recommend it!” Miss Herbert, Curriculum Lead and Assistant Head of School James Wolfe Primary with Centre for the Deaf, Greenwich
Combining Jennifer’s background in graphic design and experience working in the conservation and heritage sector, with artist and illustrator Jill’s unique style, the pair started the journey to bring these extraordinary extinct creatures to life. The species featured in the book include a few which children may already be familiar with, such as woolly mammoth and dodo, but most are more obscure, yet certainly no less interesting, making the book’s illustrations all the more fun to discover.
The idea behind ‘An A-Z of Extraordinary Extinct Creatures’ came from both Jill and Jennifer’s love of art and nature. With a young son already fascinated by dinosaurs and all things prehistoric, Jennifer wanted to encourage young children to discover a new book about more unusual species, while helping to develop a true love of natural history. With this vision in mind, Jill was keen to create artwork that was both child-friendly and a reasonably accurate interpretation of the creatures’ natural forms.
Caring for our planet and its incredible species is at the heart of Dodo and Dinosaur’s ethos and researching these extinct creatures (some only extinct as a result of human interference), has emphasised the importance of sustainability. ‘An A-Z of Extraordinary Extinct Creatures’ is printed on 100% sustainably sourced, carbon balanced paper in association with World Land Trust, helping to protect critically threatened rainforests.
In addition to their book, Jill and Jennifer have also been busy creating a beautiful new range of sustainable products for children, featuring their A-Z designs. Perfect for children’s bedrooms, playrooms and school bags, their range of Extraordinary Extinct© products are made from organic and eco-friendly materials.
Discover ‘An A-Z of Extraordinary Extinct Creatures’, as well as a range of Extraordinary Extinct© products at www.dodoanddinosaur.com.
Driftwood Gallery is the home of Paul Thetford Photography.
At Driftwood Gallery we offer for sale fine art prints of Norfolk and beyond, Prints are available in a wide range of solid wood frames.
We are now offering a full framing service for art work and photographs in a wide range of mouldings.
We also sell prints ready mounted to take away and frame yourself.
We offer a bespoke printing service up to A1+ size and also a bespoke mounting sevice in a choice of different colour mount boards.
we stock a range of photographic papers by Permajet and offer a scan to disc service for old prints, negatives and slides.
A camera sensor cleaning service for Dslr or other interchangeable lens cameras is also provided.
Paul offers 1 to 1 workshops anywhere along the Norfolk or Suffolk coast and he also covers areas of the Norfolk Broads. Workshops can be purchased for oneself or as a gift for someone else.
Also a range of art and craft supplies from Daler Rowney, Major brushes and Country loves crafts are available in store
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Chris Crowther spent 42 years of his working life flying aeroplanes and helicopters in various parts of the world, mainly West Africa as Chief Pilot of a helicopter operation, and where his first books were written. After hanging up his flying helmet, he skippered passenger boats on the Norfolk Broads where he now lives with his wife Sue, rowing and sailing while plotting his next “Jack Fellows” adventure.
THE “JACK FELLOWS” SERIES OF MURDER AND MYSTERY
Dastardly deeds are not something you automatically associate with Norfolk, but local author Chris Crowther has gone even further and used the tranquil magic of Broadland as the setting for his series of whodunits.
The sleuth in these stories is Jack Fellows, a navigation ranger with the Broads Authority, who spends his days patrolling the waterways, assisting boaters and enforcing the river by-laws. Like many rangers, he has a police background, in his case as a Detective Superintendant with Scotland Yard, and a copper’s instinct that looks beyond the carefree boating to a rather more sinister world of strange happenings and questionable deaths. For Jack, much to the dismay of his long-suffering wife, Audrey, this is just grist to the mill of his investigative skills. And so, amongst marsh and reedbed, old boatyards, dilapidated windpumps and unique wildlife, wrongdoers are pursued, though with many a twist en route, to a solution that will challenge every armchair detective until the very last page.
WATERPROOF – A brutal murder, but the police soon have their man . . . or have they?
STILL WATERS – A girl inherits a boatyard from her grandfather . . . except she’s never heard of either before in her life.
THE WATER FROLIC – A joint endeavour might just reconcile two very different communities, until . . .
WATER UNDER THE BRIDGE – How do you solve a crime that had to be impossible in the first place?
MURKY WATERS – The simple contents of a long-lost handbag lead down a trail that becomes ever murkier.
DEAD IN THE WATER – Could a despised new landowner really be the victim of a time-slip?
The Digbys Art is based in Norwich but can work across Norfolk and East Anglia
Having handled curation of exhibitions for galleries, fine art auction houses and individual artists, they can now work in all manner of venues here in Norfolk from tents to theatres, restaurants and dedicated gallery spaces. They can source art works for your purchase or run pop-up exhibitions, or create an ongoing programme of exhibitions for your venue.
If you are an artist wanting assistance with pricing, picture selection for competitions or exhibitions? Or looking to build up your presence in East Anglia by taking part in group or solo exhibitions? Or would like someone to help you liaise with clients, or negotiate commissions on your behalf? Get in touch!
With thousands of artists in Norfolk - The Digbys Art are always looking for new venues to accommodate exhibitions - if you think this is you - please get in touch.
Exhibition/Gallery in your venue: Working alongside your chosen theme (or ours), The Digbys Art can perform a number of tasks, including setting up the venue, sourcing artists and art works, marketing and social media to promote the exhibition, organising the hang, and organising and facilitating events around the exhibition, including private views or community workshops.
If you are looking for artworks - either to purchase or exhibit in your home or venue? The Digbys Art can find artists and artworks to suit your taste and budget, and act as intermediary between yourself and the artist.
Art Events: The Digbys Art can arrange workshops, private views, and charity fundraisers with an art theme
What is Westacre? What happens at Westacre and when? Where is Westacre? Well, a warm welcome awaits you at Westacre Theatre which has been offering inspiring, inclusive and creative excellence in the heart of West Norfolk for over a quarter of a century. And Westacre Theatre is probably the only all year-round rural performance venue anywhere in East Anglia.
Why? You find Theatres in towns and cities – where there are lots of people. But Westacre is different. In rolling countryside, Westacre Theatre’s scenic setting comes complete with landscaped lagoon. In the Summer, the sheltered South-facing terrace hums with audiences eager with anticipation.
Centrally located just 10 minutes’ drive from Swaffham, 20 minutes from King’s Lynn, and within half an hour of Downham Market, Watton, Dereham, and Fakenham it is easily accessible to most communities in West Norfolk.
But tucked away in peace and solitude; it remains one of West Norfolk’s best kept secrets. And once found, everyone always says how lovely it is and ‘Why didn’t we know about Westacre before?’
Westacre attracts all-comers so the volunteers, cast and crew are a happy band performing vital roles in its varied activities. Many of the team are long-serving troopers; once at Westacre people tend to stay for the friendship and fulfilment.
West End this is not and nor does it pretend to be. But The Westacre Theatre Company perform regularly to great acclaim – straight plays of immense integrity and magical musicals too. As you may expect, Westacre Theatre is more than just a stage. You can hear every word and see every movement from any of its 80 seats. The fully-equipped studio theatre is central to its all-inclusive ethos but there are many other parts too. And the sum of those parts is greater than the converted Chapel where Westacre Theatre was born 25 years ago and is truly a tardis.
Its own in-house productions are complemented by sourcing the very best Live! and Encore screenings via satellite from the likes of National Theatre, Royal Shakespeare, The Globe and Matthew Bourne. Fans of mainstream cinema are catered for under the Wednesday Flicks banner showing a carefully selected programme of contemporary films.
The Riverside Café-Bar serves relaxing drinks, light lunches and simple suppers. The light and airy Foyer Gallery hosts a continuous back-to-back varied programme of exciting art exhibitions from both up-and-coming and established artists based locally and further afield. Drama workshops are held weekly and in school holidays for young people from 6 to 18 years old. Popular art and craft master-classes are all in the repertoire and often over-subscribed.
There is ample free off-road parking (with surfaced spaces by the door for the less mobile). A flat floor throughout (including for a universal access loo) goes right to your front row seat in the Studio Theatre. Give us a look to see what we mean.
Performances and activities are presented in three seasons each year so there is always something new about to take off. www.westacretheatre.com is constantly updated so a visit there will provide you with the pointers you need about what is in store. But keep checking because fresh productions are being added all the time. And the value-for-money ticket prices have to be seen to be believed.
Westacre Theatre is overseen by a charitable foundation so all the support you give to Westacre (just by enjoying a cup of freshly brewed filter coffee, or acquiring that piece of art which caught the corner of your eye) will all go to the worthwhile cause of keeping Westacre Theatre sustainable and alive for the next generation. The cast and crew is a tiny team but they certainly make it all happen. Now they are on your radar, do different and try the Theatre that is different too.