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‘Saving A Historic Norfolk Wherry Fleet’ – How a Broads charity is ‘Keeping History Sailing’

Millennium Plain, Bethel St, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 1TF

In 2005 the Wherry Yacht Charter Charitable Trust (WYCCT) was set up with the prime objective being to restore to sailing condition the Pleasure…

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A Walk on the Weird Side: The Weird Norfolk Norwich Trail

The Assembly House, Theatre Street, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 1RQ

Join storyteller Richard Hughes and the Weird Sisters from Weird Norfolk, Siofra Connor and Stacia Briggs, on a curious tour through the streets…

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All Mouth, No Trousers- Open rehearsal and Q&A with The Common Lot theatre company

Stage Two, Norwich Theatre Royal, Theatre Street, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 1RL

Composed entirely of original material by local writers it will be performed by members of The Common Lot Theatre Company in the pubs, clubs and…

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Backstage & Historical Tour of Norwich Playhouse

Norwich Playhouse, 42-58 St. Georges Street, Norwich, Norfolk, NR3 1AB

Norwich Playhouse is a busy and bustling theatre, with a popular riverside bar attached to it. Known for its brilliant rotation of comedy,…

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Boardman House & Norwich University of the Arts’ ‘Buildings that Inspire’

Boardman House, Redwell Street, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 4SL

Jenny Harvey and Matt Griggs from Hudson Architects will lead the tour of three of NUA's recently renovated buildings. The tour begins at Boardman…

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Carrow Hill and the River

Ber Street, Norwich, Norfolk, NR13GE

A 1 hour guided walk from the top of Carrow Hill down to the river, led by a City Guide. It's a chance to see an impressive stretch of medieval…

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Concert: St Helen’s Church, Bishopgate, Norwich - ‘Women in Music and Song’

Great Hospital, Bishopgate, Norwich, Norfolk, NR1 4EL

You will enjoy a musical journey picking up on the names of Women who are mentioned in National Traditional Songs and Airs and those also…

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Eastern Daily Press Tours

Archant Community Media Ltd, Prospect House, Rouen Road, Norwich, Norfolk, NR1 1RE

During the 19th century, three prominent Norwich nonconformists decided to set up a newspaper to rival the Norwich Mercury. So began The Norfolk…

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Eaton Park Rooftop tours

Eaton Park, South Park Avenue , Norwich, Norfolk, NR4 7AZ

Friends of Eaton Park are organising this event which includes a briefing on the history and develoment of the park and the chance to take in some…

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Guided Tours of Dragon Hall

Dragon Hall, 115-123 King Street, Norwich, Norfolk, NR1 1QE

Come and explore the historic Dragon Hall, now home to the National Centre for Writing, and take a guided tour of this fascinating building with…

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Guildhall Tour

The Guildhall, Gaol Hill, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 1JS

The Norwich Guildhall is the largest surviving medieval civic building in the country outside London and central to civic and judicial life for…

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Hatched, Matched and Dispatched

The Auditorium, The Forum, Millennium Plain, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 1TF

How typical were large families in rural Norfolk after 1750? Rowena Burgess, Lecturer in Humanities at UEA explores this question in her talk.…

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Hathor – The Story of an Edwardian Pleasure Wherry: 1905 – 2018

The Auditorium, The Forum, Millennium Plain, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 1TF

Built in Reedham in 1905 for Helen and Ethel Colman, two of the daughters of the founder of the Colman’s Mustard company, the Pleasure Wherry…

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Hidden History

The Missing Kind, 21-23 Castle Meadow, Norwich, Norfolk, NR1 3DH

It’s been one year since we made the mysterious space beneath our historic Grade 2 listed building open to the public. Last year, as part of…

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Historic King Street

King Street, Norwich, Norfolk, NR1IPH

King Street has a long and chequered history from its early days of wharves and wherries to medieval mansions and victorian industry. This short…

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Historical Talk

Old Meeting House Congregational Church, Old Meeting House Yard, Colegate, Norwich, Norfolk, NR3 1BW

The title of the talk is: The Barbarous Murder of a Dissenting Weaver. The Extraordinary History of Mr. Bryant Lewis, Found Murdered upon Thetford…

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Jarrolds

Jarrolds, 1-11 London Street, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 1JF

A tour around the Jarrold Department store looking at the history of the building and visiting areas not usually seen by our customers. Jarrolds…

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John Innes Centre:  Gardening for butterflies

John Innes Centre, Colney Lane, Colney, Norwich, Norfolk, NR4 7UH

An illustrated talk by scientist Dr Ian Bedford, followed by a rare books display of butterfly and moth books from the John Innes Historical…

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John Jarrold Print Museum

Jarrold & Sons Ltd, St. James Mill, Whitefriars, Norwich, Norfolk, NR3 1SH

The John Jarrold Printing Museum is arranged as a regular printing office. There are four sections Hand-composing with mechanical-composing - the…

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Lazar House

The Assist Trust, Lazar House, 219 Sprowston Road, Norwich, Norfolk, NR3 4HX

Join us at Lazar House, a former Leper Hospital dating back 900 years! The building has had a varied history, including as an almshouse, and more…

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Lecture on Harriet Martineau

Dragon Hall, 115-123 King Street, Norwich, Norfolk, NR1 1QE

Stuart Hobday, author of 'Encounters With Harriet Martineau', will give an evening lecture on this extraordinary woman, who was a citizen of…

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Museum of Norwich at the Bridewell

8 Bridewell Alley, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 1AQ

The undercroft was constructed in 1325 when the house currently on the site of the museum was owned by a wealthy merchant, Geoffrey de Salle. By…

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Norfolk Folk Tales from Other Lands

The Auditorium, The Forum, Millennium Plain, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 1TF

From dark dangerous dogs and wily wicked wyrms, to poor penniless pedlars and lanky, long-limbed lads, Norfolk is steeped in stories. While some…

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Norwich Puppet Theatre

Norwich Puppet Theatre, St. James, Whitefriars, Norwich, Norfolk, NR3 1TN

Take a peek behind the scenes of the Puppet Theatre and delve into the history of both the theatre and the medieval church that it is housed in.…

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Norwich Talking Statues

Dragon Hall, 115-123 King Street, Norwich, Norfolk, NR1 1QE

Visit the historic Dragon Hall, now home to the National Centre for Writing, as a starting point for the Talking Statues tour across the…

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NR Own Words: Lakenham speaks!

Old Lakenham Community Centre, 71 - 75 Harwood Road, Norwich, Norfolk, NR1 2TR

Since May, The Forum has been working with Norwich Girl Guides on a social history project called NR Own Words: Lakenham Speaks! Using an…

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Nurses, Laundresses, Midwives, Wise Women: Medieval Women as Healers

The Auditorium, The Forum, Millennium Plain, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 1TF

Much attention has been paid to the medieval physician and surgeon, but behind the scenes, there was a whole host of female healers, mopping up…

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Octagon Chapel

Octagon Chapel, Colegate, Norwich, Norfolk, NR3 1BN

We offer an opportunity for visitors to learn more about the architecture and history of this unique building and the people who have worshipped…

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Old Meeting House Congregational Church

Old Meeting House Congregational Church, Old Meeting House Yard, Colegate, Norwich, Norfolk, NR3 1BW

Built in 1693 the Chapel is one of the most important examples of Free Church architecture in the UK. It is of Dutch influence where the…

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Old Meeting House Congregational Church

Old Meeting House Congregational Church, Old Meeting House Yard, Colegate, Norwich, Norfolk, NR3 1BW

Built in 1693 the Chapel is one of the most important examples of Free Church architecture in the UK. It is of Dutch influence where the…

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Open Church at St. Augustine’s, Norwich

St. Augustines Street, Norwich, Norfolk, NR3 3BY

The rare and distinctive seventeenth-century brick tower of St Augustine's is the only one of its kind in Norwich. This medieval city church, the…

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Organ Recital: St Helen’s Church, Bishopgate, Norwich.

Great Hospital, Bishopgate, Norwich, Norfolk, NR1 4EL

The organ in St. Helen's Church is normally only used for the accompaniment of the regular services. It is not usually heard as a solo instrument…

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Princes Street United Reformed Church

United Reformed Church, Princes Street, Norwich, Norfolk, NR3 1AZ

The church closed in 2013 to undergo renovation and updating. Since re-opening in April 2015 the building was nominated for several awards:…

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Pull’s Ferry Watergate Room

Pull's Ferry, The Watergate Room, The Close, Norwich, Norfolk, NR1 4DZ

The 15th century Watergate Room, which is part of Pull's Ferry, is situated over the archway which leads from the Cathedral Close to the west bank…

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Put the Story in History

Dragon Hall, 115-123 King Street, Norwich, Norfolk, NR1 1QE

Why not try your hand at telling your own story? Come and talk to our Heritage Open Day writer in residence about researching and writing family…

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Sing on Saturday

Old Meeting House Congregational Church, Old Meeting House Yard, Colegate, Norwich, Norfolk, NR3 1BW

We will be singing popular traditional hymns for about an hour and each hymn will be introduced by a short introduction on how it came to be…

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St Clement’s Church - The Life of a Stonemasons’ Guild

The Stonemasons' Lodge, St Clement's Church, Colegate, Norwich, Norfolk, NR3 1HZ

Step inside a genuine working stonemasons' lodge and encounter a heritage that has stayed alive through a lineage of Guild Masters since 1080. See…

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St James Mill

Whitefriars, Norwich, Norfolk, NR3 1TN

Grade I listed former yarn mill. Plans for the mill started in 1833 in an attempt to regenerate the yarn industry in Norwich in the face of…

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St Mark’s Church Lakenham, Norwich

St. Marks Church, Hall Road, Norwich, Norfolk, NR1 3HL

St Mark’s Church (1844) is a Victorian church and has a stunning interior extensively restored after receiving grants from the Heritage Lottery …

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St Michael’s and All Angels Ruin, Bowthorpe

Bowthorpe Church, Bowthorpe Hall Road, Bowthorpe, Norwich, Norfolk, NR5 9AA

Detective trail for children. Thirty archaeological features to spot for those seeking a challenge. A self-guided, all-age Heritage and Nature…

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St Peter Mancroft Ringing Chamber

The Church of St. Peter Mancroft, Millennium Plain, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 1QZ

The MRDC celebrates the glory of St Peter Mancroft's bells which have sounded out across the city since they were cast in 1775. The tower and…

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Struggle and Suffrage in Norwich. Women’s Fight for Equality and Freedom

The Auditorium, The Forum, Millennium Plain, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 1TF

Gill Blanchard is a historical biographer, local historian and professional genealogist and house historian based in Norwich She is the author of…

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Suffragette Stories: Transcribe history

The Auditorium, The Forum, Millennium Plain, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 1TF

Discover the incredible history of the campaign to win the Vote for Women with a journey through the suffragette archives held at the British…

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Suffragettes On Stage - Talk and Q&A

Stage Two, Norwich Theatre Royal, Theatre Street, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 1RL

Prof. Cockin has been researching the lives and theatre work of the Victorian performer, Ellen Terry (1847-1928) and her daughter, Edith Craig…

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Talk & Organ Demonstration

Old Meeting House Congregational Church, Old Meeting House Yard, Colegate, Norwich, Norfolk, NR3 1BW

John Plunkett, who restored the organ, will give history talks and demonstrations on the organ. Various professional organists will be playing…

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Talk: The History of the Guildhall

The Guildhall, Gaol Hill, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 1JS

The Norwich Guildhall is the largest surviving medieval civic building in the country outside London and central to civic and judicial life for…

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Talking Statues trail

The Forum, Millennium Plain, Norwich, Norfolk, NR1 2TF

Statues across Norwich are about to talk back. Come to The Forum every day during the festival to collect your map and get on the trail. Pass a…

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The 23rd Norwich Print Fair

St Margarets Church, St Benedicts Street, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 4AQ

Now celebrating its 23rd year, the Norwich Print Fair once again brings together some of Norfolk and Suffolk’s finest printmakers, displaying a…

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The architecture of Edward Boardman and its impact on Victorian Norwich

The Auditorium, The Forum, Millennium Plain, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 1TF

During the second half of the 19th Century, industrialisation and a rapidly growing population created a huge demand for new buildings that…

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The Britons Arms

Britons Arms Coffee House, 9 Elm Hill, Norwich, Norfolk, NR3 1HN

This remarkable and beautiful building was probably originally a Beguinage (small religious community of women). It is one of the last thatched…

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The Church of St George Tombland, Norwich

The Church of St. George Tombland, Princes Street, Norwich, Norfolk, NR3 1AE

The church is laid out in the Church of England High Church style and is one of the eight medieval city churches in regular weekly use.…

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The Lady Lord Mayors of Norwich 1923-2017

The Auditorium, The Forum, Millennium Plain, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 1TF

Published in the centenary year of the Representation of the People Act when women first received the vote, The Lady Lord Mayors of Norwich offers…

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The Legacy of Dorothy Jewson and Eve Balfour

The Greenhouse Gallery, 42-46 Bethel Street, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 1NR

The Greenhouse Gallery will host a month long series of workshops and events alongside an exhibition of posters, poems, writing and artwork in the…

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The South Asia Collection

The South Asia Collection, The Old Skating Rink Gallery, 34-36 Bethel Street, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 1NR

The South Asia Collection cares for a unique collection of objects and artworks from across South Asia, all housed in a restored Victorian roller…

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The Strangers Club

Strangers Club, 22-24 Elm Hill, Norwich, Norfolk, NR3 1HG

Elm Hill is one of the oldest thoroughfares in Norwich. The earliest known record of occupation of a building situated where the Strangers Club…

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They served, they serve.

Cathedral of St John the Baptist, Unthank/Earlham Road, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 2PA

An exhibition featuring the ordinary men and women who contributed so selflessly to the Great War. From the soldiers who gave their lives for…

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Thorpe Hamlet WW1 commemoration walk

St. Matthews Parish Church, Telegraph Lane West, Norwich, Norfolk, NR1 4JA

The walk complements the earlier talk. First stop will be the memorial in the grounds of St Matthew's Church erected to remember parishioners who…

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Two Pillars under One Roof

The Auditorium, The Forum, Millennium Plain, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 1TF

Wedded bliss or all out war? They say the man is the head of the household but the woman is the neck - she makes the decisions as to which way…

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Uncovering Forgotten Lives: Revealing Stories

The Auditorium, The Forum, Millennium Plain, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 1TF

Academics from the University of East Anglia's Interdisciplinary Institute for the Humanities will provide examples from local archives to reveal…

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Walk: Beating the Parish Bounds of Georgian Norwich

Norfolk & Norwich Millennium Library, Millennium Plain, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 1AW

Local historian and author David A. Berwick will lead an exploration of several central Norwich parishes and reveal the whereabouts and describe…

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Weird Norfolk: A collection of curiosities

The Gallery, The Forum, Millennium Plain, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 1TF

The spirit of a witch trapped in an oak tree, a cursed goat, magical stones and curious beasts all come together for a collection of tales…

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Wherry Maud on view

Pull's Ferry, The Close, Norwich, Norfolk, NR1 4DZ

Groups of 12 people will be able to view the boat and listen to a talk with slides. The talk covers the life of Maud from her build in 1899,…

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Women and Fashion a century ago

The City Bookshop, 10 Davey Place, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 1PQ

2018 celebrates the 100th anniversary of the end of World War 1 and women over 30 being able to vote for the very first time! The Costume and…

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