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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

The Manse, Mill Road
Village, Town or City: Mattishall
Postcode: NR20 3RN Please use CAPITAL letters
County: Norfolk
Contact Name: Joe Lenton
Phone number: +441603516288
Mobile Number: 07813 148338
Website: Website Title

Become a better photographer faster with expert tuition from an international award-winning professional.

Getting started taking photos can be easy. But some can find improving difficult with confusion over the camera controls, fear of Photoshop and lack of ideas. With expert tuition you can become a better photographer faster. Whether having a  1-2-1 session tailored to your needs and interests, joining a group workshop or learning online, Original Art Photography is here to help you become the photographer you want to be. 

Joe Lenton ASINWP, ASWPP is a multiple international award-winning professional photographer. He has taught many photographers at many levels, including Norfolk's 2018 EDP Wedding Photographer of the Year. All lessons are structured to enable rapid learning. Group workshops are always limited to small numbers to ensure everyone has a great learning environment with plenty of time to shoot and ask questions. Joe has been a guest speaker at the UEA and City College, teaching on both aspects of photography and its role in contemporary marketing and PR. 

Whether you want to learn landscape photography, fashion, portrait photography, fine art or product photography, you will be learning from a professional with awards covering a wide array of genres. Previous students have gone on to become successful wedding photographers and earn a living through selling their art and photographic services. Don't waste time learning things you don't need. Learn key skills quickly from a respected industry professional.

Here are testimonials from just a handful of Joe's students:

"Straight away I could tell that Joe was knowledgeable about photography and has a very good way of explaining the subject and helpful with any questions I had and patience! Would definitely recommend Joe @ Original Art Photography if you are looking to improve your photography techniques!" (Vinny, S.)

"I had an amazing workshop with Joe today. Learnt a huge amount. Thank you for explaining everything and for being so patient. Would highly recommend tuition with Joe" (Anne H.)

"I really appreciate Joe's hands on approach to any course he does. He has a very well rehearsed and relaxed method that brings out the best in his clients. Joe builds up his programme throughout the session in well designed building blocks so continual progress is made. He is very positive and helps to promote a good standard of work. The courses are designed so that the client goes home with images that show the progression of the day. It was a very positive experience" (Heather L.)

"Joe was enthusiastic, helpful and very knowledgeable and made it interesting and enjoyable" (Bernard W.)

Joe has had images published in print and online with various magazines and media companies including EDP, Times, EEN, Professional Imagemaker, Daily Mail, Build It, Places & Faces, Creative Talent, Gilded, Daily Telegraph, Creative Portrait Magazine. His work has been exhibited in many countries including Canada, Finland, Turkey, Cyprus, Serbia.

Your time & money are precious, so spend them in the company of a trusted professional with proven results. Take control of your camera, release your inner artist and take your photography to new heights.

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8 Bridge Court, Fishergate
Village, Town or City: Norwich
Postcode: NR3 1UE Please use CAPITAL letters
County: Norfolk
Contact Name: Paul Dickson
Phone number: 01603 666011
Fax Number: 0871 989 2094
Mobile Number: 07801 103737
Website: Website Title

Paul Dickson is an independent publisher, working with Norfolk writers.

He is the publisher of the following books (all titles available from Allthingsnorfolk.com):

Miracle in Kigali, the story of Illuminee Nganemariya and her son Roger's survival during the Rwandan Genocide of 1994 and subsequent life in Norwich.

Curly Sheep's Bad Hair Day and Molly Moo the independent cow, by Sandra Derry, fun books introducing young readers to the countryside and farm life.

A Moment in Time,  50 stories that bring East Anglian history to life, by Peter Sargent, published October 2017.

Ink in my blood, my half century in newspapers, by Neil Haverson, published March 2018.

A Place in History, 50 more East Anglian moments in time, by Peter Sargent, published 26 September 2018.

On The Edge, a debut novel by local writer and former GP, Tony Ashman, available 1 November 2018.

Paul is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations.

Paul is also an independent tour guide offering guided tours in Norwich and the Broads National Park.

To purchase any of the above books please visit his Store in the All Things Norfolk Shop by clicking here

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River Road
Village, Town or City: Westacre
Postcode: PE32 1UA Please use CAPITAL letters
County: Norfolk
Phone number: 01760 755800
Website: Website Title

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. 

  • W = Wednesday Flicks - The best of contemporary cinema
  • E = Education – Classes in art, crafts and play reading; Bursaries for fortunate students
  • S = Screenings – The satellite link brings world class performances to our full-size screen
  • T = Theatre – Take your pick from well-known favourites or more challenging drama
  • A = Acting – For ages 6 to 18 to create drama without a crisis in weekly drama classes, half term and summer workshops
  • C = Café-Bar – Relaxing drinks at all our performances with light lunches and pre-performance suppers at selected shows – they are very popular so advance booking is wise
  • R = Riverside Walk – A short wander from our sheltered terrace takes you to the tranquil River Nar
  • E = Exhibitions – Artists of all abilities display their latest work in the three distinct spaces open at performance times

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.      

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Facilities:
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Restaurant
  • Winebar
  • Parking
  • Outside Seating
  • Disabled facilities
  • Children Welcome
  • Groups Allowed
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6 Mill Cottages, Mill Road, Sutton
Village, Town or City: Norwich
Postcode: NR12 9RZ Please use CAPITAL letters
County: Norfolk
Contact Name: Linda Matthews
Phone number: +44(0) 7961813885
Website: Website Title

If you want to create your own memory of your visit to Norfolk you can take part in one of Linda's painting workshops, offered all year round either at her studio, abroad or your own venue.

Having worked as a full time artist and tutor for over 15 years, Linda has studied Teaching Through Creative Practice & Process at the University of East Anglia.  Inspired by everything around her, she prefers the freedom of painting from life, en plein air, in the countryside of Norfolk, France and Morocco. As it evolves her work it is looser in style and brighter in colour  her philosophy is "Where ever you look there is something to paint".

Linda, writes for Leisure Painter Magazine, had work selected for exhibition at the Designer & Artists Copyright Society in London, has tutored for Artist & Illustrator Magazine, as well as her own workshops. Linda is an associate tutor at Flatford Mill and Epping Forest for the Field Studies Council and for Shades of France.

 

Facilities:
  • Cafe
  • W-LAN / WiFi
  • Parking
  • Outside Seating
  • Children Welcome
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34 Cromwell Road
Village, Town or City: Cromer
Postcode: NR27 0BE Please use CAPITAL letters
County: Norfolk
Contact Name: Bob Wright
Phone number: 01263512689
Website: Website Title

All the songs on this Norfolk Heroes CD were composed by Bob Wright who has lived in Cromer most of his life. Most of the songs are true stories of people and places around Norfolk and give a good account of life in Norfolk past and present. To purchase this CD please click here .

Since 2000 Bob has composed over 200 songs on a wide range of subjects about life in general in his laid back relaxed style. Bob records all his songs in his music room in Cromer on an 8 track cassette recorder and plays all the instruments himself; vocals, guitar, banjo, bass, drums and harmonica. Final mixing is done at Ian Bell's mixing studio in Holt.

Up to now Bob has completed 12 albums with a mix of country, rock, folk, blues and ballads. All Bob's music can be heard free, downloaded or bought from his web site www.thesongfactory.co.uk

 

PLAYLIST FOR NORFOLK HEROES CD

1. Down The A149. This song is about the road from Kings Lyn to Cromer. Norfolk's answer to Route 66

2. The Ballad Of Henry Blogg. Famous lifeboat coxswain and Cromer man

3. Yellow And Green. One for the Norwich City football fans

4. Happisburgh. The endless battle this village is having with the North Sea

5. Cromer Cha Cha. Where the sun rises from the sea every morning and sets in the sea every night

6. On The Beach. A day tripp to the sea. Lovely! And fish and chips for tea

7. The Poppy Line. Take a ride on North Norfolk Railway's steam trains. It's scenic all the way

8. Norfolk Broads Sailor. Heaven afloat

9. Louise Stephens Lifeboat. Been around a bit and still going strong

10. Nelson. Norfolk boy does well

11. Come On. Nostalgic look at the 50s

12. Sheringham. A hive of activity here.

13. Christmas Starts Tonight. All about the Thursford Christmas Show and its founder George Cushing

14. Never Turn Back. True story of the Caister lifeboat disaster which happened in 1901

15. Great Yarmouth By The Sea. Endless things to do in Norfolk's premier holiday destination

16. Look East. The BBC's local news station. gets a good review

17. Cromer By The Sea. This song could have been written for the tourist board

18. Edtih Louisa Cavell. The Noroflk girl that really cared. British First World War nurse.

19. I know What I Like. It's in the Norfolk dialect so I hope you can understand it

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5 Downham Crescent
Village, Town or City: Wymondham
Postcode: NR18 0SF Please use CAPITAL letters
County: Norfolk
Contact Name: Martin Wanger
Phone number: 07884963733
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Indie Voucher Details: Madeline Dando Books of Wymondham have a special offer of purchasing both "Amber Sands" and "Leaving Her Tears Behind" for £15.98 with free postage. To take advantage of this offer and place your order please email Martin at madelinealicedando@gmail.com quoting "All Things Norfolk offer"
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Thank you for visiting my page. I am an author from Wymondham in Norfolk and I write under the pseudonym of Madeline Dando. This was the name of my late mum and I am extremely proud to write under her name.

My real name is Martin Wanger and I originate from the East End of London. I have been married to my lovely wife Brenda since 1972 and we have two grown up children. I am so proud to live in beautiful Norfolk; we’ve lived here since 1994 and we simply adore the county. We love socialising, travelling and listening to all types of music together. I also have a huge love for steam railways and is there a better place than Norfolk to experience them at their best? I’m a sport fanatic too loving football, cricket and golf. I’m a supporter of Tottenham Hotspur, but please don’t hold that against me!

For many years I have had a burning desire to create inspirational stories that readers can lose themselves in. I have self-published two books to date; the first called “Amber Sands”, a true love story with bags of courage, resilience and triumph over adversity. I want the book to warm your heart, break your heart and to inspire each and every reader.

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Reviews on Amber Sands

"What a wonderful read, It was such a heartffelt story. The characters came alive, the book was an easy book to read and once I started reading I could not put it down. I don't often cry but Amser was such a lovely character and became so real. Can't wait for the next book by this author"

 "I have just finished reading Amber Sands. It is a really heart warming story with lots of real life issues covered. It is a story of first love and how sometimes however hard you try the feelings for that first love never go away. Its a story of how we cannot change the post but we can change the future. The story is very well written and I found hard to put down. I am looking forward to the sequel" 

"An unwanted child looks beyond her own grief and loneliness to give others what she craved for but never received – the gift of love and understanding.
The heroine of Amber Sands reminds me of someone I know; and I think a lot of readers would end up relating to her. Amser is a large-hearted, kind and wonderful woman. Even when things are not going well for her she is busy bringing sunshine into the lives of those around her. A single parent, she has instilled the same values in her own daughter. The plot is simple and moves at a pace that makes it easier to fall into step with Amser and her life. I am looking forward to reading more books by this author"

Leaving Her Tears Behind

My most recent novel is called “Leaving Her Tears Behind”. A story of love, desire, greed, hate and revenge, that I think will keep you on the edge of your seat right till the very end.

When you read my books I hope you will gain a sense of everything that I love around me, including the wonderful county of Norfolk and the incredible people that live here.

Two thirds of  "Leaving her Tears Behind" is set in North Norfolk in a fictitious place called Cleybourne. Of coiurse I had Weybourne in mind and there are reference to Sheringham, Sheringham Park, Aylsham, Holt, Holkham Beach, Swaffham and the North Norfolk Railway (which is a particular love of mine as well as Sheringham Golf course) . 

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Reviews on Leaving Her Tears Behind.

"Leaving her tears behind is a must book to read. The characters in the book became very real. Some were more likeable than others. The ending was not as expected so if you are reading this book don’t skip any pages and read to the very end. I recommend this book easy read". 

"An exciting tale of two women, totally opposite in personality, told against the background of war torn London and the contrasting idyllic life in a county manor in Norfolk. The book is filled with realistic characters and situations, but with some surprises to keep one's interest until the very end. I look forward to reading more from this author". 

"I absolutely loved this book, from the very first page it draws you into the story and the feeling of almost being there. Based around the East End of London it's the area where I was born and grew up and being able to relate to the places and understand the culture of the East End post-war and up the the 1960s it felt as though the story could have related to anyone I knew, including myself. It really is a lovely and engrossing read and I read the whole book within 3 days. I can highly recommend this book as it takes you away from the pressures of the modern day back to a time when things seemed far more simple and straightforward, albeit hard work but a simpler way of life nonetheless. I really look forward to more books from this author". 

All books are available from the All Things Norfolk Shop by clicking here

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