Categories and Listings

Area: Norfolk

Category Aylsham

Member of the Gardening and Horticultural Societies - Norfolk Grouping

Category Booksellers

'The Book Hive is a place that celebrates the beauty of printed material – as well as the pleasures of whimsical, alternative curation ... The shop hosts regular events, including a weekly quiet reading hour called Page Against The Machine, author signings, launches and other book-related goings on. The top floor hosts private work booths, available for rent by writers and creatives.'

'Annual Sebald Lecture on literary translation, preceded by presentations and readings from the annual Translation Prizes.' Also list of related events. Other venues than UEA can be used for Events, within and outwith London.'

Category Arts and Crafts

'An  independent charity seeking to promote the unique costume and textile collection of the Norfolk Museums Service.  ​The "Fine City" of Norwich has a long and rich heritage which owes much to the textile industry that brought wealth to the city between the twelfth and eighteenth centuries ... The Costume & Textile Association organises a programme of talks, workshops and visits. It provides opportunities for members to visit exhibitions and collections locally and in other parts of the country.'

Category Local Heritage

'Discover Downham is run by the Downham Market & District Heritage Society. The Society is operating as a "social enterprise", in that it raises funds through donations, membership fees, admission fees to its talks and visits, hire of rooms, and through the sale of postcards and notelets depicting local scenes painted by one of its members.'

Category Booksellers

'Here at Diss Publishing we host a variety of book events including signings, talks and children’s activities covering a wide selection of interests.  We look forward to welcoming you to one of our forthcoming events.'

'Originally set up in the 1920s, the Lecture Society is one of the longest established groups in the area ... People who enjoy attending our lectures come from all walks of life and all age-groups everyone is welcome there is no educational or professional requirement and no compulsory coursework. The only requirement is an enthusiasm to broaden one's mind!'

Category Arts Festivals

'Holt's a place where small businesses, butchers and fishmongers thrive and where cafés, restaurants and antique shops are plentiful. In the summer months it's a magnet for tourists and all year round it's where residents of the surrounding countryside, the brick and flint hamlets and villages, gather. During festival week, briefly and dazzlingly, it is home to street performers, musicians, poets, actors, dancers, artists and comedians.' Normally held Late July.

'Our aim is to promote all aspects of astronomy to all ages, beginners and experienced, and to provide a suitable location where all those interested can meet and share knowledge and experience. We meet on the second and fourth Mondays of each month ... Talks / events and observations are scheduled for meetings ... However, this schedule may be varied in order to take advantage of good viewing conditions. If weather conditions are favourable we also meet on the other Mondays for an evening devoted to observation. These sessions are ideal for all levels of experience and members and non-members can gain a practical view of the night sky. No equipment is necessary as various pieces of equipment will be available for non-members to use.'

The King's Lynn ‍Literature ‍Festivals ‍are ‍held during ‍a ‍single ‍weekend ‍in ‍March ‍(Fiction) ‍and ‍September ‍(Poetry) ‍each ‍year. Our guiding principle ... is to present some of the ‍best ‍contemporary ‍writers ‍of ‍chapter ‍and ‍verse ‍in ‍a ‍friendly ‍and ‍informal ‍setting. ‍You ‍will ‍see ‍authors ‍of ‍international ‍repute ‍alongside ‍new, ‍from ‍all ‍age ‍ranges ‍and from ‍locations ‍across ‍the ‍world. ‍Meet ‍the ‍writers, ‍hear ‍them ‍reading ‍and ‍buy ‍their ‍books.'

Category Arts Festivals

'For 17 days each May, the Festival transforms our public spaces, city streets, performance venues, parks, forests and beaches, bringing people together to experience the same brilliant and inspirational events. The flagship arts festival for the East of England, our world-class programme spans music, theatre, literature, visual arts, circus, dance and free outdoor events.'

'The Society was founded in 1829 and is one of the oldest provincial horticultural societies in the country. It was established for the purpose of creating a greater interest in horticulture amongst the people of Norfolk and Norwich and to disseminate knowledge in such matters ... We are a registered charity with the same aims – to encourage interest in and help with educating people about the benefits of gardening and horticulture. In April 2019 we launched a new mission – “Gardening for Everyone” ... All gardening clubs and horticultural societies are eligible to become Affiliated members of the Norfolk & Norwich Horticultural Society. Affiliated groups have a link on our website, speakers and judges lists and networking opportunities, plus members of affiliated societies are able to attend Norfolk & Norwich Horticultural Society events.'

Category Norfolk

Member of the Botanical Society of Britain & Ireland Grouping

Category Gardens Trusts

'Membership of the Norfolk Gardens Trust offers many benefits. Each year we have at least three gardens to visit, an AGM, a series of talks during the winter months and a magazine published twice yearly.'

'Covering this beautiful and bird-rich corner of the county - serving the birding communities of Melton, Briston, Holt, Sheringham, Cromer, North Walsham and Aylsham ... We strive to be a sociable, inclusive and informative club which plays a vital role in the local birding community. We run a comprehensive programme of indoor and outdoor events throughout the year and aim to be a valuable resource to birders of all levels of experience and interest.'

'NAS has a membership averaging 150 and regularly meet on Fridays for club night with members staying to the small hours of the morning. We are a friendly, welcoming bunch. On good nights you will find members spending their time looking through telescopes or imaging and when it is cloudy you will find us in the clubhouse where we shared images, play pool or sit in groups chatting. We don’t spend all our time talking about astronomy but you are quite welcome to if you wish. We have a great club atmosphere and you would be most welcome to visit us on a club night and chat over a cuppa ... We hold a number of special public events with talks, tour, and look through our telescopes!'

'Norwich Cathedral is the home of a vibrant Christian community, cherishing its Benedictine foundation and seeking to express the principles laid down by St Benedict ... The Friends of Norwich Cathedral is an independent charity, founded in 1930, to be a network of supporters of Norwich Cathedral and to help maintain its fabric ... The Friends organise regular events for members to attend, including talks and social occasions. These are primarily for Friends but non-members are always welcome if there are places available.'

'We are a forum where we exchange ideas and experiences for anyone, be they engineers or not, having an interest in engineering. Under "normal" circumstances our aim would be to promote widespread discussion and debate through a programme of talks and visits related to advances and achievements in engineering in the world today. If you are at all interested in Engineering, then the Norwich Engineering Society is for you!'  

'Norwich Science Festival is your chance to explore the wonders of the universe, meet the scientists whose research has changed our world and debate some big questions with some big-thinkers. The Festival offers inspirational exhibitions, sensational shows and an abundance of hands-on science activities for all ages and all levels of knowledge.' Normally held Mid October.

Category Asia

Mission is 'to promote world class research and be a leader in the study of Japanese arts and cultures from the past to the present ...  It maintains its programme of fellowships, public lectures and international workshops as well as its commitment to the web and web publications'.

'Sea Fever is North Norfolk’s festival of poetry and prose. It aims to celebrate all forms of the written word inspired by this exceptional coast-line; and to bring to the coast writers with national reputations.' Normally held Late June.

'UEA offers many public – and often free – events, both on- and off-campus, alongside public access to the Sainsbury Centre, Sportspark and open spaces on campus. UEA encourages and invites meaningful dialogue between its campus community and a public audience. Public events include live music, drama, seminars, workshops, exhibitions, talks, meet-ups, lectures and screenings – from academic lectures and drama performances to poetry readings, Open Days and a long-term partnership with the Norwich Science Festival.'

'The Wymondham Heritage Society, a registered charity, has been much involved with the history and environment of the town for many years. It is a local amenity society affiliated to the Campaign for the Protection of Rural England (CPRE) Norfolk and the Norfolk Rural Community Council and it also has a good relationship with the Town Council. Through all these contacts it seeks to maintain and enhance the character of the historic market town of Wymondham and the surrounding countryside. It also runs the Wymondham Heritage Museum and its members have a long track record of writing books and pamphlets on a variety of local historical themes which are sold in its shop and by local booksellers. Each year, the Society also arranges a programme of talks by enthusiastic local historians.'

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