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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

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 and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts .

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

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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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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.

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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3 Grove Farm Barns
Village, Town or City: Booton
Postcode: NR10 4PD Please use CAPITAL letters
County: Norfolk
Contact Name: Stuart Roy
Phone number: 01603 879388
Mobile Number: 07836777213
Website: Website Title

I am a painter based in North Norfolk producing a range of original acrylic paintings in a contemporary style. These come in a range of sizes and commissions are welcome.

I have works in a variety of Galleries and am available for commissions.

My paintings are contemporary in style and suitable for a wide range of interior decors.

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The Golden Triangle Area
Village, Town or City: Norwich
County: Norfolk
Contact Name: Lisa Redford
Website: Website Title

Warm, encouraging and supportive, I’m a professional vocal coach and guitar teacher. With years of recording, touring and performing experience, I love sharing my skills and passion for music, offering singing and guitar lessons in Norwich, Norfolk, UK for all ages.

I can tailor the lesson for you in a fun, relaxed environment that also ensure you’re equipped with a range of techniques.

Vocal Coach

I can help you prepare for an upcoming audition or performance and learn various vocal techniques and exercises. You can also record your vocals and make quality demo recordings. I can also help you with your nerves, breathing and help build your confidence. In 2015 one of my talented vocal students, Breeze Redwine, won the Pre Teen Award at TeenStar, the UK’s biggest search for teenage and pre-teen singers at Birmingham’s NEC. She also achieved the highest score of the night from the prestigious industry judges and beautifully performed my song ‘Here Alone’

In 2016 she released her debut single called ‘Courage’ which I wrote for her.  The music video has had thousands of views on YouTube and is released on iTunes through Proper.

She also recently won many awards at the World Championships of Performing Arts, an international performing arts talent competition and educational experience held annually in Hollywood. Among her many achievements, Breeze won 4 Golds, 2 Silvers and Overall Champion twice. She also won an Industry Award, meaning she is most likely to make it in the music industry.  

“Lisa has been an amazing vocal coach to my daughter Breeze. She has been having lessons for over 2 years and worked wonders with Breeze’s confidence, performance, breath control and vocal ability. She’s guided her through difficult songs and different styles while being constantly supportive and encouraging as well as regularly sending exercises and backing tracks. She has provided invaluable guidance and support for when Breeze has had major auditions in London and across the UK and Breeze recently won the Pre Teen Award at the prestigious national Teen Star competition at Birmingham’s NEC. Lisa has also been teaching Breeze guitar and she is already on her way to playing lots of songs. Thank you Lisa. We couldn’t have done it without you.” Jackie Redwine

Guitar Lessons and Ukulele

My guitar and ukulele lessons are fun and enjoyable. Focussing on those beginning the guitar or those aiming to follow the singer/songwriter path like myself, I ensure lessons are built around your aims and can teach you your favourite songs and riffs so that you’ll learn quickly.

Singing and guitar lessons take place in my comfortable, fully equipped teaching room in the golden triangle area of Norwich, where on street parking permits are provided.

Flexible times, competitive prices.

To find out more please e-mail parrotrecords@gmail.com. I would love to hear from you and would be happy to help with any of your queries.

I’d love to hear from you and will be happy to help with any queries.

Testimonials

“Since having singing lessons with Lisa, I’ve noticed dramatic changes in my voice, for example I always used to sing from my throat and I’d run out of breath very, very quickly. Lisa has sent me vocal exercises and backing tracks to practise at home, which I find very useful in preparation for the next lesson. It’s a great hobby, and it’s something that I look forward to doing each fortnight, which is quite funny because I actually have a singing phobia, but Lisa’s teaching style puts me at ease. Ann Marie Harrison

 ”Lisa has really helped me with my vocals and given me so much more confidence with my singing. She has shown me some great vocal techniques which have really improved my singing.” Kate Yuill

“Before I started having singing sessions with Lisa, I didn’t feel confident anymore at my ability to sing. Since having the sessions with Lisa, she has helped me to gain my confidence back, she is friendly and approachable. She has shown me how to strengthen my breathing skills and support my core vocal ability and head voice. Sharing her vocal warm ups and techniques to attempt some challenging songs…Lisa is helping me to prepare for a big audition and thanks to Lisa the song I have chosen is broadening my vocal ability to a higher standard, Lisa is being patient and providing me with some really supportive feedback to progress further.” Rachael Francis

“My 10 year old daughter, Saskia, has been having guitar and singing lessons with Lisa. Within weeks of starting she went from not being able to play a thing to singing and playing many of her favourite songs.  Since then she has gone from strength to strength.  Lisa has been a real inspiration to Saskia.  She knows how to connect with children.  She’s vibrant and fun but at the same time nurturing and attentive.  It’s a real pleasure to hear my daughter perform.  Thanks Lisa.” Kerry Williams

“I have been attending vocal lessons with Lisa for about a year now, as a student at Access To Music I was looking for some extra support with my vocals. Lisa is honest, patient and understanding of my vocal needs. I have learnt what my voice is capable of, breathing technique’s and warm up exercise’s. All of these contribute to my new found confidence with regards to my singing. I would highly recommend Lisa for all your vocal needs.” Karl Moore

 

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The White House, Coltishall
Village, Town or City: Norwich
Postcode: NR12 7EA Please use CAPITAL letters
County: Norfolk
Contact Name: Paul Thomas
Website: Website Title

Paul Thomas, owner of Whitehouse Publishing and author of the romantic adventure, and fantasy novel Changing Colours, lives in Coltishall, Norfolk – and loves the county which has been his home and business base for more than half a century.

He has been a global publicist, film-maker, former Fleet Street journalist and learned life from 17 as a cub, reporter in East London where he covered many stories in the days of the notorious Kray Twins, gangsters who prospered but nonetheless kept the East End free of “others’ evil”.  “I got my degree in street wisdom thanks to them,” laughs Paul.

Turning evil to good is one of the fascinating themes of Changing Colours which traces the life of a young girl growing up, targeting world success as a singer, arriving in London for a total change in her image – and what happens then?   Romance, drama, mystery… and then?

Reviewers mark its “rags to riches stardom, heady romance and ancient myth” with a finale “as unpredictable as it is intriguing.”

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