Displaying items by tag: Norwich - All Things Norfolk
Wednesday, 12 October 2016 00:00

Hansells Making Waves with Norwich Philharmonic

A Norwich law firm was already an energetic teenager when, in 1841, the city gave birth to a new music society.

During the following 175 years, Hansells and the Norwich Philharmonic have each thrived. Over the generations both have become woven into the fabric of Norfolk life.

This week lawyers, musicians and singers came together at Hansells offices in Cathedral Close to launch Norwich Philharmonic's 2016-17 concert programme. It is the fifth successive year Hansells Solicitors and Financial Advisers have been the highly-acclaimed society’s main sponsors.

Tuesday, 13 September 2016 00:00

Maids Head Hotel New Entrance Launch

The Maids Head Hotel in Norwich has completed a £150,000 project to refurbish the public lounges and reception and create a new entrance on Tombland, including a revolving door. The Dean of Norwich, The Very Reverend Jane Hedges, officially 'launched' the new entrance, on Tuesday, September 13. 
 
Christine Malcolm, General Manager the Maids Head Hotel said: “The hotel has been privately owned by the Chaplin family since December 2012. Our owners have embarked on a range of sympathetic refurbishment and renovation projects, to ensure that our historic building meets the expectations of 21st century visitors. Our new entrance and reception area provides a much more welcoming environment with lovely views out onto Tombland. We have also been pleased to be able to work with a range of local contractors and suppliers on this project.”
Wednesday, 20 July 2016 00:00

Norwich Science Festival

The inaugural city-wide Norwich Science Festival has today announced its first wave of headline talks and events.

For two weeks this autumn, science is celebrated with a packed programme of fascinating exhibitions, hands-on family activities, inspiring celebrity talks and noisy theatrical shows for all ages and all levels of scientific knowledge.

The festival takes place 18 – 30 October 2016 and is being organised by The Forum, Norwich, with the support of many partner organisations.

Published in Visitor Guide
Tuesday, 24 May 2016 00:00

Murtel Fish Ale at Maids Head Hotel

The Maids Head Hotel has launched Murtel Fish Ale, a new signature beer brewed by Woodforde’s, in time for the Norwich City of Ale festival, which runs from May 26 to June 5.

The beer takes its name from the Murtel Fish Tavern, the Maids Head’s predecessor, which was trading on Wensum Street, then known as Cook Rowe, from at least 1287. The change of name to the Maids Head was confirmed by John Paston in a letter dated 2 November 1482, in which he recommended the inn as a good place to stable your horse.

Sunday, 25 October 2015 00:00

And Quiet flows the Wensum

It is in the nature of most proud cities that they have a river flowing through them. We think of the Thames, the Cam, the Isis, and the Seine, in London, Cambridge, Oxford, and Paris respectively.

Norwich has the Wensum. But who has heard of it? More importantly, who has sailed, rowed, sculled, paddled or even taken a cruise on it? Or sat on its riverside, enjoying a quiet drink? Chance would be a fine thing. 

Published in Readers Articles
Saturday, 14 February 2015 00:00

Joining forces for River Wensum improvements

A new partnership has been set up to make the most of a natural asset at the heart of the city – the River Wensum.

Norwich City Council is leading the development of a joint strategy for the river, working in partnership with the Broads Authority, Norfolk County Council and the River Wensum Parkway Partnership.

The strategy will aim to manage the River Wensum and surrounding area for the benefit of the city and its residents, while also increasing access to, and use of, the river itself.

Published in Press Releases
Saturday, 29 November 2014 00:00

Lisa Redford -St Benedict's Christmas Fair

Hey everyone, I’m really excited that my original Christmas single ‘St Benedict’s Christmas Fair’ is now available on iTunes!

The song is a bittersweet acoustic ballad about how hard it is saying goodbye during the festive period. I had the song written for awhile and it’s a really personal one, all the mixture of emotions felt when I was leaving home to embark on a new adventure.It’s the first single that I’ve recorded and played all the guitars, percussion and vocals, and mixed myself which was really fulfilling. I love the magical creative process of layering a track and the song has already earned radio airplay and some lovely reviews:

Published in Readers Articles

Norwich’s magnificent Guildhall will become more of an attraction for visitors and people in the city alike under new plans for the building.

The former city hall is among the best known landmarks in Norwich, and now city council and heritage leaders want to throw open its doors and showcase its fascinating history. 

Published in Press Releases
Saturday, 13 September 2014 00:00

Aha! New city guides

Aha! There are some fantastic new faces among the ranks of our ‘city of Norwich tourist guides’.

The group of 19 new guides, who have been trained to know everything about Norwich’s unique characters from the fictional Alan Partridge to the mercantile Robert Toppes and the medieval Lady Julian, are set to be presented with their badges by Lord Mayor of Norwich, Councillor Judith Lubbock in a special celebration ceremony at City Hall next week.

Published in Norfolk Guide
Friday, 18 April 2014 00:00

Norfolk's Industrial Heritage

It comes as a surprise to many visitors – and not a few Norfolk residents – to discover that a green and rural coastal county was once the heartland of key British industries.

Arguably the most important and profitable trade predated the Industrial Revolution. Between the 11th and 16th centuries many Flemish weavers and textile workers crossed the North Sea from Flanders to establish themselves in Norfolk. The export of high-quality East Anglian wool had slowed, so many weavers decided to shift their business to the source.

Published in Norfolk Guide
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