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Business & IP Centre Norfolk: News & Events

Norfolk Council News Feed - Tue, 02/18/2020 - 19:37
18/02/2020 The latest news and events from the Business & IP Centre Norfolk FORTHCOMING EVENTS:  Craft to Career Panel Event  Thursday, 20/02/20, 6.00 - 7.30pm The Auditorium, The Forum, Norwich    Do you have a dream to ditch the day job, and turn your passion for making and creating into a profitable business? Then this is the event for you!    As part of the Forum's Norfolk Maker's Festival, (08-23 Feb 2020) the Business and IP Centre are bringing together a group of inspiring local business people to share their start-up stories and to give tips and insight on how they've created successful enterprises out of the crafts they love!

 

  This FREE evening panel event will be compered by Jayne Evans, the organiser of the Norfolk Makers Festival who admits to being both a keen dressmaker and knitter.   Bookable through Eventbrite: www.bipcnorfolk.eventbrite.com Innovate UK in the East of England 2020 04/03/20, 9.00 - 16.15   BIPC Norfolk will be present throughout the day with a stand, as well as co-hosting the following workshop;      15.10 - 16.00  'How to Identify, Protect and Exploit Your IP' NEWS: BIPC Norfolk launched it's new hub in Great Yarmouth Library on 31/01/20!   We opened a further BIPC hub at Great Yarmouth Library at the end of January, which is a great resource for people wanting to set up their own enterprises. This compliments existing business hubs at the King's Lynn and Thetford libraries.   During the launch the library was a hive of activity with budding entrepreneurs and business start-ups seeking advice from partner organisations Menta, New Anglia Growth Hub, and Santander Bank.       We also heard from local entrepreneur Hazel Russell who joined us to talk about setting up The Wood Life Project, a company which makes eco-friendly, sustainable products. Hazel told us how the BIPC had helped give her guidance and support with trademarking and registering her brand.   ONE TO ONE GUIDANCE AND ADVICE:  Free 1:1 Business Start-Up & Growth Advice with MENTA Whatever your business or idea, MENTA’s experienced business adviser will help you with support, suggestions and advice, all free of charge. Wednesday 04/03/20 and 25/03/20 appointments available (Norwich) Wednesday 04/03/20 appointments available (Thetford) 1:1 Business Accounting Advice with Larking Gowen Chartered Accountants  Solve the mysteries of business accounting with this free one hour session.  Next session: 12/03/20 Free 1:1 Business Sessions with Legal Experts from Leathes Prior Solicitors Got a question about business law? This is the place for you! Receive information on a wide range of commercial legal topics such as business structure, company law, data protection, e-commerce, supply and sale contracts, as well as intellectual property and brand protection Next session:19/03/20 Free 1:1 Business Growth Advice with New Anglia Growth Hub.  Want to take your business to the next level? As well as help and advice, we can also help you access support and funding offered by other organisations throughout our region including grants, finance, apprenticeships, coaching and training. Next session: 26/03/20 BIPC Intellectual Property Clinics Everyone owns the right to their own creativity so knowing what's protected in your business and what's not is essential. If you are a business person, an inventor, an artist or an author, IP will affect you. Certified IP Advisers are available at BIPC Norfolk to provide advice up to but not including legal advice.  FREE appointment at Norwich and Thetford Free 1:1 How to use COBRA 1:1 Sessions Appointments available at Norwich and Thetford COBRA (Complete Business Reference Adviser) has all the information you need to get your business off the ground, containing details of thousands of different business types. You will find sector guides, business opportunity profiles and a business legal library, all freely accessible here at the Business & IP Centre Norfolk. BUSINESS WORKSHOPS: 2020; New Decade, New Enterprise.. Our Bite-Size Business Workshops, 'Spotlight On.. ' are back!     Each session is designed to cover a specific topic aimed at helping you to get your business idea off the ground.     Spotlight: Protecting Your Idea Wednesday, 26/02/20 5.45-6.45pm Everyone owns the right to their own creativity, so knowing what's protected in your business and what's not is essential.  In this FREE workshop we'll focus on the four key areas of intellectual property; design, patent, copyright and trademarks 

 

Spotlight: Brilliant Branding Wednesday, 04/03/20 5.45-6.45pm Learn how to make your business stand out with brand integrity consultant Esther Lemmens of Zesty Design. In this FREE workshop session we'll share practical ways to help you develop your business identity from low-cost logo design to colour palette selection, and everything in between. 

 

Spotlight: Social Media for Business Wednesday, 18/03/20 5.45-6.45pm Feeling frazzled by Facebook? Don't know your tweets from your hashtags?  In this FREE workshop you will learn how to make social media into an invaluable, low-cost publicity resource for your business with hints and tips from MENTA advisor John Clarke  Free business webinars available in the comfort of your own home.   If you are thinking of starting out in business, these topics could be ideal;     Research for New Business  06/03/20 (13.00-14.00) Introduction to Lean Start-Up 20/02/20 & 13/03/20 (12.00-1.00) Introduction to Trade Marks Searching 16/03/20 (10.00-11.00)   Other topics of interest;   Taking your Business Overseas 21/02/20 (12.00-13.00)   This webinar is hosted by the Intellectual Property Office (IPO) and the Department for International Trade (DIT), and of particular interest to business owners and advisors wanting to learn about best practice for exporting, the essential ingredients for exporting success, as well as the support available from both the IPO and DIT    All you need do is register to take part: www.bipcnorfolk.eventbrite.com All Business & IP Centre Norfolk Events are bookable through Eventbrite: www.bipcnorfolk.eventbrite.com  Tell us how it's going! Here at BIPC Norfolk we are dedicated to providing free support and advice to help you start and grow your business. If things are going well and you feel you've benefitted from any of our services, we'd love to hear from you. It all helps to ensure we can continue to provide and improve our service.
If you'd like to tell us about your business progress and successes, you can email your stories here: bipcnorfolk@norfolk.gov.uk Contact us BIPC Norfolk, Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library, The Forum, Millennium Plain, Norwich NR2 1AW
Tel: 01603 774740
Email: bipcnorfolk@norfolk.gov.uk
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Norfolk County Council News Update

Norfolk Council News Feed - Mon, 02/17/2020 - 16:50

We've recently added the following news to our website:

Council budget agreed

£430.4 million spending plans which boost children’s and adults' services and a Council Tax rise of 3.99 per cent have been agreed by Norfolk County Council.

Have your say on plans for new recycling centres for the Norwich area

From today, Monday 17 February, people will be able to take a look at plans for a brand new £1.9million recycling centre to the south of Norwich.

For details go to our news page.

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Norfolk County Council - Pensions Committee

Norfolk Council News Feed - Mon, 02/17/2020 - 14:16

You are subscribed to receive this alert and notification regarding the publication of Norfolk County Council Committee Papers relating to Pensions Committee. The Agenda for the meeting due to be held on 25 February 2020 is now available.
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Norfolk County Council News Update

Norfolk Council News Feed - Fri, 02/14/2020 - 16:59

We've recently added the following news to our website:

Public Information Notice: Attendees at Norfolk County Council Meeting, 17th February

On Monday 17 February, Norfolk County Council will meet at 10am at County Hall to set the County Council’s budget for the next year.

For details go to our news page.

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Norfolk Arts Forum Bulletin 14 February 2020

Norfolk Council News Feed - Fri, 02/14/2020 - 16:00
Dear Norfolk Arts Forum Members,

Welcome to the 14 February 2020 edition of the Norfolk Arts Forum Bulletin.

Below you will find information on jobs, opportunities and funding for the arts in Norfolk.

You can also find out information and share arts opportunities on our Social Media pages:
https://twitter.com/NCCArtsService
https://en-gb.facebook.com/NCCArtsService

Job Opportunities  Grants Officer - Norfolk Community Foundation

Contract: Full-time / permanent
Salary: £22,000 - £24,000
Apply Here
Deadline 2 March 2020

Sales and Marketing Assistant - Cambridge Arts Theatre

Salary: £18,000 - £20,000 per annum
Contract: 40-hour full-time week
Apply Here
Deadline 24 Feb 2020, 12 noon

Purchase Ledger Clerk - Norwich Theatre Royal

Salary: £18,068 FTE (£10,840 pro-rata) per annum.
Contract: 22.5 hours per week,
Apply Here
Deadline 23 Feb 2020

Copy Typist - Stuart Pearson Wright Studio, Suffolk

Salary: £11 per hour
Contract: Self employed
For full details email: studio@stuartpearsonwright.com
Deadline 28 Feb 2020

Assistant Curator x2 - Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts

Salary: £22,417 to £25,941 per annum
Contract: Full time
Apply Here
Deadline 27 Feb 2020

Development Manager - Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds

Salary: circa £22,500 per annum (pro-rata)
Contract: Full-time, Part-time
Apply Here
Deadline 28 Feb 2020, midday

Development Assistant - Snape Maltings, Suffolk

Salary: Not specified
Contract: Full-time / 12 months maternity cover
Apply Here
Deadline 24 Feb 2020, 9:30am

Senior Business Support Co-ordinator - Westley Bottom, National Trust

Salary: £19,260 pa
Contract: Permanent / Part-time
Apply Here
Deadline 16 Feb 2020

Learning Officer - Wicken Fen, National Trust

Salary: £15,942 pa
Contract: Permanent / Part-time
Apply Here
Deadline 20 Feb 2020

Membership & Visitor Welcome Assistant - Horsey Windpump, National Trust

Salary: £8.72 per hour
Contract: Fixed term / part-time
Apply Here
Deadline 24 Feb 2020

Events Assistant (up to two posts) - University of East Anglia

Salary: £19,612 to £21,814 per annum
Contract: Full-time / fixed term (12months)
Apply Here
Deadline 20 Feb 2020

In case you missed it... Last week's headline jobs:

Collections Assistants - Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology - closes 2 March
Resident/In-house Technician - Sheringham Little Theatre - deadline unknown
Production Manager - Maddermarket Theatre, Norwich - closes 16 Feb
Technical Manager - Maddermarket Theatre, Norwich - closes 16 Feb
Senior Research Associate - School of Art, Media and American Studies, UEA - closes 2 March
Head of Communications - New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich - closes 2 March
Visitor Journey Consultant - Westley Bottom, Bury St Edmunds - closes 17 Feb
Technician: Design Studios - Norwich University of the Arts - closes 2 March
Visitor Services Assistant - Time and Tide Museum, Great Yarmouth - closes 25 Feb
Cataloguing Officer - Norfolk County Hall - closes 23 Feb

Artistic Opportunities Call for Artists - This Is Where I Am

We’re looking for Waveney &Blyth Arts members to facilitate workshops responding to the theme ‘This is Where I Am’, which could explore ideas of the self, a place, a moment or a feeling. There are 8 artist-facilitator opportunities available to teach two half-day workshops and a half-day collaboratively curated exhibition as part of the programme, running on Saturdays 30th May, 6th June and 13th June 2020. We are seeking people will the skills and experience to lead process-led creative workshops in Drawing, Clay, Textiles and Mosaic/Glass. There is a fee of £500 per participating artist.
Learn more here
Deadline 25 Feb 2020

Creative Commission for More Than Oliver Twist

Budget £8,000
We are looking for a creative designer to develop and create a touring exhibition, which includes the production of six short films and digital content. The exhibition will tour our six workhouse partner sites, and will be accompanied by digital resources. https://www.workhousenetwork.org/more-than-oliver-twist.html
Please email arts@norfolk.gov.uk to obtain a full brief
Deadline 24 Feb 2020

The Alpine Fellowship Writing Prize

Awarded for the best piece of writing on the theme of the 2020 Alpine Fellowship Annual Symposium: Forgiveness and Retribution.
The winner receives a £10,000 cash prize and is presented with the award by the poet John Burnside. A £3,000 cash prize will go to the second place, and £2,000 to the third place runner up. The winner and two runners up are invited to attend the Fjällnäs symposium.
Learn more here
Deadline 1 April 2020

The Eclipse Award

£10K cash bursary
The Eclipse Award aims to help UK Black artists and fellow artists who are also marginalised for their race, and who make boundary-pushing performance work, to undertake an Edinburgh Fringe run.
Learn more here
Deadline 2 March 2020

Holt Festival Art Prizes

Sir John Hurt Art Prize
Holt Festival is delighted to announce a prize of £1,750 for the winner of this year's Holt Festival - Sir John Hurt Art Prize. In addition, the winning work will go on to be exhibited in the autumn at the prestigious Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts in Norwich.

The Sworders Art Prize
Now in its second year, a prize of £750 is given to an artist aged between 16 and 23 (inclusive) on the application closing date of Sunday 14th June. The winner will also be offered a commission free exhibition at Holt’s contemporary art space The Gallery in Lees Yard.
Learn more here
Deadline for both 14 June 2020

Artist Residency with First Light Festival invitation for proposals

Fee: £220 per day
Suffolk Artlink seeks proposals from artist collaborations to work in residence at the Kirkley Centre in Lowestoft and creatively engage local communities in the upcoming First Light Festival.
For the three months leading up to the festival the selected artists will be in residence at the centre, developing relationships with local groups to engage them in work and ideas towards producing a piece of work / an event at the festival.
Learn more here
Deadline 2 March 2020

Open Call for Artists and Creative Practitioners: Net//Work Digital Arts Residencies

In 2020, the British Council in partnership with Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridgeshire, and Digital Arts Studios, Belfast, will select mid-career artists and creative practitioners to participate in Net//Work residencies.
The Net//Work residencies will offer space for reflection, research, practice, skills exchange and professional networking opportunities focused on digital artistic practices and technologies.
Learn more here
Deadline 24 Feb 2020, midnight

Burlington Contemporary Art Writing Prize

The Burlington Contemporary Art Writing Prize seeks to discover talented young writers on contemporary art, with the winner receiving £1,000 and the opportunity to publish a review of a contemporary art exhibition in The Burlington Magazine.
Learn more here
Deadline 6 April 2020

Wells Art Contemporary International Visual Arts Competition

The WAC Awards is an open competition for contemporary visual art that is gaining praise and respect in Britain and abroad.
Learn more here
Deadline 16 April 2020

Development Opportunities  Creative Leadership

Do you work in the arts and cultural sector? Do you want to strengthen your leadership skills? Are you driven by social impact in your work?
We could support you with Creative Leadership, a new free programme run by the School for Social Entrepreneurs, funded by Arts Council England’s Transforming Leadership programme. We will support you for two years with a part-time learning programme, and grant of up to £2,000. (There is additional funding available to support any access needs you may have.)
Learn more here
Deadline 4 March 2020, 1pm.

Free Creative Writing Workshops - Creative Future

Date: 17 March - 26 May 2020
Location: National Centre For Writing
FREE creative writing workshops for people who lack opportunities due to mental health issues, disability, identity or other social circumstance.
Learn more here

Project Planning for Artists Workshops - Birmingham

A programme for creative practitioners in planning an art project and writing a funding application that will be particularly useful to artists who have a project idea that they want to apply for via Arts Council England’s under £15,000 scheme.
Learn more here
Deadline 29 March 2020

Auditioning for West End and Regional Theatre Workshop

Date: 27 Feb 2020, 6:30-9:30pm
Location: The Umbrella Rooms, London
Cost: £32 (+ £1 card processing fee)
This workshop offers the opportunity to work with a well established and experienced theatre Casting Director within an honest and supportive environment. Through scene work and discussion, this workshop aims to give you the practical skills and advice needed to put your best foot forward at a local, regional and/or west end theatre casting.
Learn more here

Industry News Print to the People to open a new sister site dedicated to Letterpress printing at Wensum Lodge

From the new ‘Letterpress at the Lodge’ studio, Print to the People will run workshops, courses and open-access sessions throughout the year as well as working with Norfolk County Council on activities to complement the onsite Adult Learning programme. The new tenancy will support Norfolk County Council’s vision for Wensum Lodge to sympathetically transform the historic site into a contemporary creative hub for the region. Read more here.

Digital Culture Compass

The Digital Culture Compass is a new, free online toolkit, here to help you use digital technology more effectively in your organisation.
Learn more here

Music Education: Call For Evidence

Department for Education are seeking views on music education to inform proposals for a refreshed national plan for music education.
Give Your View Here
Survey closes 13 March 2020, 11:59pm

Hearts For The Arts Winners Announced...

Read more here

Arts Council England - Survey to explore the diversity of the classical music sector...

Take part here

Creative Careers - Best Practice Recruitment Guide For Creative Leaders   

Download Here

Networking Opportunities  Artist Educator Social Network Meetings

- Mon 3 March - Norwich Millennium Library (Vernon Castle Room)
- Mon 18 May - Wensum Lodge, 169 King Street, Norwich NR1 1QW
- Mon 6 July - Bowling House, 5-7 Dereham Road, Norwich NR2 4HX
- Mon 14 Sept- venue tbc
- Mon 2 Nov - venue tbc

All sessions take place from 6pm to 8pm. We ask for a £1 donation towards the cost of resources and refreshments.

Funding Opportunities #CreativeCoasts - Youth Advisory Panel Challenge Fund 2020

A grant opportunity to improve wellbeing, reduce loneliness and connect different generations in a coastal community through regular participatory intergenerational arts activities
Learn more here
Deadline 20 March 2020, 5pm

Handelsbanken Mental Health & Wellbeing Fund

Awards up to £5,000
The has been created to help sustain and develop the support and services that voluntary sector organisations can offer to alleviate a range of mental health and wellbeing issues in the community.
Learn more here
Deadline 28 Feb

On-going Funding 

The Golsoncott Foundation | Access And Participation Fund - Paul Hamlyn Foundation | Arts Council National Lottery Project Grants | Art Fund: Small Project Grants | Garfield Weston Foundation | The Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grants | National Lottery Awards for All England | National Lottery Community Fund - Reaching Communities England | Go For It Grants - South Norfolk Council | New Anglia Growth Hub - Growing Business Fund & Small Grants Scheme | The Fenton Arts Trust | New Endeavour Rangers Fund | Community Grants Programme - Norwich City Council | The Geoffrey Watling Charity | The Saracen’s Norfolk Fund | Jonathan Ruffer curatorial grants  |  Open Fund For Music Creators - PRS Foundation

Grants 4 Norfolk

Looking for funding? Try our FREE Norfolk County Council search facility serving both businesses and communities. Local, regional and national funding opportunities available. Register here

For further local funding click here Volunteering Opportunities Box Office Volunteer - Norwich Arts Centre

4.5 hours per week minimum commitment, hours 12.45 – 5.15pm weekdays. Learn more here

Volunteers Wanted For Norfolk & Norwich Festival 2020

Make friends, gain valuable skills and experience Norfolk & Norwich Festival from behind the scenes!
Learn more here
Deadline 9 March 2020, 9:30am

Key websites to check for volunteering opportunities...

Voluntary Norfolk
Norfolk County Council
Norfolk Museum Service
National Trust

Norfolk Arts Forum  Contact: arts@norfolk.gov.uk
Website: http://www.norfolk.gov.uk/arts
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Norfolk County Council - County Council

Norfolk Council News Feed - Fri, 02/14/2020 - 14:20

You are subscribed to receive this alert and notification regarding the publication of Norfolk County Council Committee Papers relating to County Council. The Supplementary Agenda for the meeting due to be held on Monday 17 February 2020 is now available.
Please note that Norfolk County Council is moving towards more paperless working and printed meeting papers are not generally available at our public meetings. Please click on the highlighted link above and then, within the site that opens, click the relevant date under the “Scheduled Meeting Date” column to see these papers.
If you have any queries please email committees@norfolk.gov.uk

 

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Norfolk County Council Trading Standards Consumer Scam, News and Information Alerts

Norfolk Council News Feed - Thu, 02/13/2020 - 16:35

Latest Consumer Alerts and Trading Standards news

We’re highlighting the following consumer news and scams:

Email scams and phishing alerts

Look out for the following email scams which are circulating: 

If you receive one of these emails delete it without clicking on any links in the message. You can report scam emails to Action Fraud, details below.

More advice and updates from Norfolk TS

For more consumer advice and updates, visit our consumer alerts web page or follow us on Facebook or twitter.

Reporting scams

Reporting any scams you receive can help to build up intelligence on the scammers and how they target people. You can report scams to:

Citizens Advice Consumer Helpline 0808 223 1133 or www.citizensadvice.org.uk/consumer
Action Fraud (UK’s National Fraud Office) 0300 123 2040 or www.actionfraud.police.uk

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Norfolk County Council - Planning (Regulatory) Committee

Norfolk Council News Feed - Thu, 02/13/2020 - 14:25

You are subscribed to receive this alert and notification regarding the publication of Norfolk County Council Committee Papers relating to Planning (Regulatory) Committee. The Agenda for the extraordinary meeting due to be held on Friday 21 February at 11am in the Edwards Room, County Hall, Norwich, is now available.


Please note that Norfolk County Council is moving towards more paperless working and printed meeting papers are not generally available at our public meetings. Please click on the highlighted link above and then, within the site that opens, click the relevant date under the “Scheduled Meeting Date” column to see these papers.


If you have any queries please email committees@norfolk.gov.uk

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February half-term fun at Norfolk Museums

Norfolk Council News Feed - Thu, 02/13/2020 - 10:40
February Half-term at Norfolk Museums Norwich Castle

School Holiday Activities: Hidden! February Half-term, 15 - 22 Feb (excluding Sunday).

All Norwich Castle Events

Strangers' Hall

February Half-term: Home Is Where the Heart Is, 16, 19 & 23 Feb.  

Tour of Strangers' Hall, 26 Feb.

All Strangers' Hall Events

Lynn Museum

Event Morning: Victorian Mart, 20 Feb.

All Lynn Museum Events

Museum of Norwich

Pop-up exhibition and events: A Celebration of Norwich Shoes, until 29 Feb, plus half-term activities 18 – 22 Feb.

All Museum of Norwich Events

Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse

School Holiday Activities: The Hunt for Old Tom’s Treasure, 17 - 21 Feb.

All Gressenhall Events

Time and Tide

February Half-term: Swallows, Skulls and Sailors, 19 Feb. Event Day: Getting Skin Deep, 21 Feb.

All Time and Tide Events

Ancient House

Family Event: Georgians, 18 Feb.

Medieval Story Telling and Book Launch, 22 Feb.

Museum Mastermind, 22 Feb.

All Ancient House Events

Web: www.museums.norfolk.gov.uk
Email: museums@norfolk.gov.uk
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Norfolk County Council - Scrutiny Committee

Norfolk Council News Feed - Wed, 02/12/2020 - 14:27

You are subscribed to receive this alert and notification regarding the publication of Norfolk County Council Committee Papers relating to Scrutiny Committee.

The Agenda for the meeting due to be held on Thursday 20 February 2020 is now available.

To download the papers, go to the Scrutiny Committee webpage and click on the relevant date under the 'Scheduled Meeting Date' column.

Please note that Norfolk County Council is moving towards more paperless working and printed meeting papers are not generally available at our public meetings.

If you have any queries please email committees@norfolk.gov.uk.

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Norfolk County Council - Cabinet

Norfolk Council News Feed - Wed, 02/12/2020 - 10:43

You are subscribed to receive this alert and notification regarding the publication of Norfolk County Council Committee Papers relating to Cabinet.

Please find a link to a Record of Delegated Decision made by the Executive Director of Community & Environmental Services. Alongside the decision are the accompanying documents considered by the Executive Director. To view the decision click here

Please note that Norfolk County Council is moving towards more paperless working and printed meeting papers are not generally available at our public meetings.

If you have any queries please email committees@norfolk.gov.uk.

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Joint Committee for Transforming Cities Funds

Norfolk Council News Feed - Tue, 02/11/2020 - 14:28

You are subscribed to receive this alert and notification regarding the publication of Norfolk County Council Committee Papers relating to Joint Committee for Transforming Cities Funds

The Agenda for the meeting due to be held on Wednesday 19 February 2020 at 2pm in the Edwards Room, County Hall, Norwich, is now available.

Please note that Norfolk County Council is moving towards more paperless working and printed meeting papers are not generally available at our public meetings. Please click on the highlighted link above and then, within the site that opens, click the relevant date under the “Scheduled Meeting Date” column to see these papers.

If you have any queries please email committees@norfolk.gov.uk

 

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Laura Wilson: Deepening - Exhibition events at Norwich Castle

Norfolk Council News Feed - Tue, 02/11/2020 - 12:31
Norwich Castle Laura Wilson: Deepening Exhibition Events

Enjoy a fascinating programme of talks at Norwich Castle inspired by the Deepening exhibition which is on show until 29 March.

On Friday 28 February, artist Laura Wilson is in conversation with Dr Rosy Gray (Norfolk Museums Service) Mark Knight (Cambridge Archaeology Unit), Dr Melanie Giles (University of Manchester) and Dr Abi Shapiro (The Hepworth, Wakefield).

Dr Neil Wilkin of the British Museum talks on Symbols of Power: Prehistoric People and Everyday Objects (6 March); Dr Becky Briant of Birkbeck, University of London discusses Layering the Landscape: Geology and Must Farm (13 March).

And for those who love history and the great outdoors, there’s a fascinating guided walk in West Norfolk led by Dr Alan West (Norfolk Museums Service) on Saturday 28 March.  Seahenge: A Walk Through Time is a six mile circular walk to find out more about this astonishing Bronze Age timber circle.

Full details, times and ticket prices

Web: www.museums.norfolk.gov.uk
Email: museums@norfolk.gov.uk
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Norfolk County Council - Cabinet

Norfolk Council News Feed - Mon, 02/10/2020 - 13:20

You are subscribed to receive this alert and notification regarding the publication of Norfolk County Council Committee Papers relating to Cabinet.

Please find a link to a Record of Cabinet Member Decision made by the Cabinet Member for Communities & Partnerships. Alongside the decision are the accompanying documents considered by the Cabinet Member. To view the decision click here .

To download the papers, go to the Cabinet webpage and click on the relevant date under the 'Scheduled Meeting Date' column.

Please note that Norfolk County Council is moving towards more paperless working and printed meeting papers are not generally available at our public meetings.

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Norfolk County Council News Update

Norfolk Council News Feed - Fri, 02/07/2020 - 16:40

We've recently added the following news to our website:

Funding extended for cycling and walking project in Norwich and Great Yarmouth

Norfolk County Council has been awarded nearly £500,000 by the Department of Transport (DfT) to extend its multi partnership Pushing Ahead Your Journey Your Way programme over the next 12 months.

For details go to our news page.

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February 2020 edition

Norfolk Council News Feed - Fri, 02/07/2020 - 16:06

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Achievement and Assessment Update

Issue 14  February 2020

New Primary data support and training from July 2020

Our new primary phase data training and support offer for the academic year 2020-2021 will give schools increased early access to data and ongoing support tailored to their individual needs. This offer will be built around an extended range of dashboards we have developed to support school, federation and MAT analysis.

Starting directly after primary assessment outcomes in July, our package will provide you with immediate access to full interactive analysis of early data supported by a termly programme for workshops and briefings.

The package price will be based on pupil numbers and can be bought for individual schools as well as groups such as MATs or federations. However, following the success of our bespoke work with groups of schools this year, we would like to encourage purchase as a group where this is appropriate to support collaborative working.

The package will include:

  • Access to the full range of interactive dashboards updated through the year (EYFS, KS1, KS2, KS2, QLA)
  • All our workshops and briefings through the year, including:
    • Early results workshops in July
    • Question level analysis in September
    • Tailored workshops in November (e.g. infant, junior, small schools etc)
    • A series of six thematic twilight briefings across the year – these will be filmed to share with colleagues not able to attend the briefings in person.

In response to feedback, the price of the package will be based on pupil numbers, and the number of delegate places required at workshops and briefings.

The price of the standard package will be proportionate to the size of the school and the number of places on workshops and twilight briefings required.  The cost will be a base cost of £100 + £1 per pupil.  Additional delegate places will cost £100 for one place at all events.

Please refer to this E-Courier News item  New Primary phase support which contains additional details and examples of the package cost for individual schools and groups of schools

If you would like to discuss this new data and support package please contact us initially by emailing cs.achievement@norfolk.sch.uk and an adviser will contact you

Training

To book a place on any training in this update click here and use the course codes shown below

The Educator Solutions cancellation policy applies to all our training and workshop bookings

Assessment and Moderation   Moderator-led Assessment Networks : overview of dates and venues   ARA and Test Administration Briefings – EYFS, KS1, KS2

This is a half day briefing for senior leaders, assessment leads, middle leaders, SENDCOs and class teachers. The briefing will outline the requirements for accurate teacher assessment and test administration, reporting and application of access arrangements at KS1 and KS2.  During the half day, we will also explore lessons learned from 2018/19 teacher assessment and test administration, in order that teachers are better prepared and that the needs of pupils are better supported.

EYFS, KS1, KS2 – 3 hour session, price £45

  • EAEY-0320-T001    27 February  09.00 -12.00   Venue : Norwich PDC
  • EAEY-0320-T002    27 February  13.30 - 16.30  Venue :  Norwich PDC
  • EAEY-0320-T003    20 March     09.00 - 12.00  Venue :  FFolkes Hotel, King's Lynn
  • EAEY-0320-T004    20 March     13.30 - 16.30  Venue :  FFolkes Hotel, King's Lynn

 ARA and Test Administration Briefings – EYFS, KS1

This is a twilight briefing for senior leaders, assessment leads, middle leaders, SENDCOs and class teachers. The briefing will outline the requirements for accurate teacher assessment and test administration, reporting and application of access arrangements relating to EYFS and KS1 only.  During the twilight, we will also explore lessons learned from 2018/19 teacher assessment and test administration, in order that teachers are better prepared and that the needs of pupils are better supported

EYFS and KS1 only – 2 hour session, price £35

  • EAEY-0320-T007    17 March   09.00 -11.00   Venue : Kings Oak Academy
  • EAEY-0320-T005    19 March  16.00 -18.00   Venue : Cecil Gowing Infant School

ARA and Test Administration Briefings – KS2

This is a twilight briefing for senior leaders, assessment leads, middle leaders, SENDCOs and class teachers. The briefing will outline the requirements for accurate teacher assessment and test administration, reporting and application of access arrangements relating to KS2 only.  During the twilight, we will also explore lessons learned from 2018/19 teacher assessment and test administration, in order that teachers are better prepared and that the needs of pupils are better supported.

KS2 only – 2 hour session, price £35

  • EAEY-0320-T008    17 March   13.00 -15.00   Venue : Kings Oak Academy
  • EAEY-0320-T009    18 March   16.00 -18.00   Venue : Norwich PDC

 Assessing Pupils Using the Pre-Key Stage Standards, price £35

This half day course provides an opportunity for delegates to further develop their knowledge of and confidence in using the materials produced for assessing pupils working below the standard in both Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2, for reading, writing and mathematics. Delegates will become familiar with the criteria of the frameworks and know when it is appropriate to use them. There will be a standardisation element to the training, followed by an opportunity to moderate with colleagues using delegates’ own evidence bases.

  • EAEY-0420-T001    30 April    09:00-12:00   Venue : Pensthorpe Natural Park
  • EAEY-0420-T002    30 April    13.30 -16.30   Venue : Pensthorpe Natural Park
  • EAEY-0520-T001    01 May     09.00 -12.00   Venue : Norwich PDC
  • EAEY-0520-T002    01 May     13.30 - 16.30  Venue : Norwich PDC

 

Moderation

Quick reference guides with dates and information about statutory moderation for EYFS, KS1 and KS2, are available on the Norfolk Schools Assessment Page under the heading: Summaries on a Page.

Schools will be informed of their statutory moderation for EYFS on Monday 23rd March 2020 and for KS1 and KS2 on Friday 15th May 2020.

Latest Releases

Data Releases

Key Stage 1 & 2

The DfE have released revised IDSR reports – these are based on revised Key Stage 2.  Key Stage 1 and Phonics data are still shown as Provisional.  The IDSR now includes 2019 EYFS data.    At time of writing ASP still displays 2018 EYFS data

These are available within the DfE Secure Access Analyse School Performance (ASP) section: https://sa.education.gov.uk/

Key Stage 4

Key Stage 4 data was planned to be published on 23rd January but was delayed due to a significant number of late results being omitted from the data.  The DfE have now said they will publish it on the 6th February.

Early Years and Childcare Update

We also produce an Early Years and Childcare Update. Please email earlyyearsandchildcare@norfolk.gov.uk or phone 01603 222300 to receive a copy.

Useful links

Learning and assessment web page:

http://www.schools.norfolk.gov.uk/Professionallearning/Assessment/index.htm

Annual Standards Report 2019:

www.schools.norfolk.gov.uk/Supportforschoolimprovement/School-Performance/Performance-and-results

School inspection data summary report (IDSR) guide:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/school-inspection-data-summary-report-idsr-guide

Ofsted blog: schools, early years, further education and skills:

https://educationinspection.blog.gov.uk/2019/10/08/deep-diving-in-small-schools/

Useful MI Sheets

186/19 Reminder to all schools regarding exclusion - what constitutes a lawful exclusion?

188/19 New Headteacher Induction Programme 2019-2020

189/19 Norfolk Schools website consultation

193/19 New Ofsted Inspection Framework 2019: Governors' Online Ofsted Briefing Video

2/20 School and Pupil Census Spring 2020 Quick Guide

9/20 Pupil Premium Plus for Previously Looked After Children 2019/20

10/20 Schools Emergency Contact and Keyholder Database

14/20 Dates for Education Leadership Updates - Spring Term 2020

15/20 Fair Funding Consultation outcome and funding changes for 2020-21

19/20 Online Ofsted Briefing Video

22/20 Autumn Term RAG

23/20 EPSS Trading Service Offer 2020-2021

Feedback

Your feedback is essential to allow us to continually improve on the Achievement and Assessment Update. Please email any comments to cs.achievement@norfolk.gov.uk

 

Receiving Further Issues of the Achievement and Assessment Update

If you have received this Update from a colleague you can subscribe to future editions here

 

Team Members Head of Service

John Crowley

Achievement Team

Sarah Burgess - Senior Adviser

Neil Groves

Phill Belden

Kevin Blogg

email: cs.achievement@norfolk.gov.uk

  School Data Team

Dom Mingaye - Data Manager

Simon Porritt

Hannah Scuffham

Jackie Goodson

Simon Wilkinson

email: cs.schooldata@norfolk.gov.uk

      Assessment and Moderation Team

Amanda Lowe - Senior Adviser

Jill Oakes

Alison Norman

Janey Craigs

Lindsey Symington

Ha

email: assessment@norfolk.gov.uk

 

Service Admin Support

Ruth Foster

email: cs.eaandeyservice@norfolk.gov.uk

 

 

 

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Norfolk Arts Forum Bulletin 7 February 2020

Norfolk Council News Feed - Fri, 02/07/2020 - 16:00
Dear Norfolk Arts Forum Members,

Welcome to the 7 February 2020 edition of the Norfolk Arts Forum Bulletin.

Below you will find information on jobs, opportunities and funding for the arts in Norfolk.

You can also find out information and share arts opportunities on our Social Media pages:
https://twitter.com/NCCArtsService
https://en-gb.facebook.com/NCCArtsService

Job Opportunities  Collections Assistants - Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

Salary: £23,067- £26,715
Contact: Fixed-term / Full time
Apply Here
Deadline 2 March 2020

Resident/In-house Technician - Sheringham Little Theatre

Salary: Dependent on experience
Contract: Full-time
Send C.V and cover letter: steve@sheringhamlittletheatre.com
Deadline: Unknown

Production Manager - Maddermarket Theatre, Norwich

Salary: £15,424.50 (£21,840 pro rata)
Contract: Permanent / 25 hours per week
Apply Here
Deadline 16 Feb 2020

Technical Manager - Maddermarket Theatre, Norwich

Salary: £15,424.50 (£21,840 pro rata)
Contract: Permanent / 25 hours per week
Apply Here
Deadline 16 Feb 2020

Senior Research Associate - School of Art, Media and American Studies, UEA

Salary: £33,797 to £40,322 per annum, pro rata
Contract: Part-time (0.6FTE)
Apply Here
Deadline 2 March 2020

Head of Communications - New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich

Salary: £37,695- £38,805
Contract: 40 hours per week
Apply Here
Deadline 2 March 2020, 10am

Visitor Journey Consultant - Westley Bottom, Bury St Edmunds

Salary: £19,382 pa
Contract: 2-year fixed term / 22.5 hrs p/w
Apply Here
Deadline 17 Feb 2020

Technician: Design Studios - Norwich University of the Arts

Salary: £9,502 to £11,004 per annum
Contract: 14.8 hours per week, working Thursday and Friday
Apply Here
Deadline 2 March 2020, 5pm

Project Administrative Assistant - Sainsbury Research Unit, UEA

Salary: £19,612 to £21,814 per annum, pro rata
Contract: Fixed term, 0.2 FTE for a year - increased to 0.3 FTE to 13 Oct 2022
Apply Here
Deadline 10 Feb 2020

Visitor Services Assistant - Time and Tide Museum, Great Yarmouth

Salary: £18,065 - £18,426 per annum (Scale C)
Contract: 37 hours p/w (April – Oct), 20 hours p/w (Nov – March) / Permanent
Apply Here
Deadline 25 Feb 2020

Cataloguing Officer - Norfolk County Hall

Salary: £19,554 - £21,166 per annum (Scale E)
Contract: 37 hours per week / Fixed-term contract until 1 April 2021
Apply Here
Deadline 23 Feb 2020

In case you missed it... Last week's headline jobs:

Dance Teachers (ISTD and non-syllabus) - The Workshop Studios, Norwich - closes 28 Feb
Conservation Manager - Imperial War Museum, Duxford - closes 17 Feb
Student Support Advisor - Norwich University of the Arts - closes 10 Feb
Learning Assistant - Dial House, Norfolk, National Trust - closes 11 Feb
Educational Development Coordinator - Norwich University of the Arts - closes 2 March
Sales Officer - New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich - closes 17 Feb

Artistic Opportunities The Baron Prize

The Baron Prize for Art & Photography is a biannual award aiming to highlight emerging artists and photographers of any gender, age, or nationality, working in any media. The prize invites emerging artists, photographers and filmmakers to submit one work that explores Baron’s core themes – sex and sexuality and identity politics. The winner is awarded a £1000 cash prize and a selection of art and photography books worth £1000.
Learn more here

Become A Voice Contributor

The Voice Mag are currently recruiting for new Voice Contributors to join the team. If you have a passion for art, culture, politics or technology, and have strong opinions that you want the world to hear, then you should consider applying! Being a Voice Contributor means that you get your work professionally edited, allowing you to build up a portfolio to show off. You also get access to press tickets and can help shape the editorial direction of the magazine.
Learn more here
Deadline 16 Feb 2020

OPEN CALL: Amplify Digital Arts Initiative 20/21

The British Council, MUTEK and Somerset House Studios launch the open call for AMPLIFY DAI 2020. For women identified practitioners working in the digital arts, VR, AR, immersive storytelling and electronic music in Argentina, Canada, and UK.
Learn more here
Deadline 16 Feb 2020, 23:59 GMT

Artist Residency Opportunity – Nene Park, Peterborough

Nene Park, Peterborough is inviting artists working within visual art, performance, music, digital, spoken word or cross arts disciplines, and based in the East region, to apply to our residency and development programme based within the beautiful and diverse landscape of Nene Park. Three artists will have the opportunity to develop new work in response to the Park, receive a fee and production budget, lead a public engagement event and access support and mentoring. Artists will also have access to shared workspaces, a workshop, and the 697 hectare site. The residencies are part-time (days flexible) between April and August 2020 and will support two early career artists and one established artist.
More information and application forms are available on our website.
Deadline: 2 March 2020, 9am

Art & Craft Tutors Wanted for SWAN (Supporting Women Activities Network) - Stalham

SWAN runs classes every Wednesday in Stalham for ladies with mental health problems, which offer a range of art and craft activities. SWAN are seeking new tutors to help deliver these classes which run for 2 hours, 11am till 1pm. Each tutor will be paid £50 per 2 hour session. To learn more about SWAN visit: www.swanladiesnorfolk.co.uk
If you are interested in becoming a tutor, please email info@swanladiesnorfolk.co.uk for more details

Call For Artists - Museum of Human Kindness

This call is for artists to join the Museum of Human Kindness at Great Yarmouth exhibition to be held in St George’s Theatre in May 2020. Museum of Human Kindness is a place where stories on acts of kindness are made into works of art.
Learn more here
Deadline 24 Feb 2020, 5pm

Development Opportunities  Love Art? Let’s Talk about it! - Art Appreciation Taster Course

Begins: 27 Feb 2020, 12-1pm, (duration 6 weeks)
Location: Artpocket, Norwich, NR3 1DJ
Cost: £45.00
This informal course will encourage you to think about how to look at, and learn from, works of Art when making visits to museums and galleries. Using examples of historical, modern and contemporary art, you will take a closer look at selected pieces helping to give you a better understanding of what you like - and why. From Artpocket studios we will be looking at themes of self-portraits, the body (life painting), still life, landscape, the art of conflict and the question of originality in art.
Book Here

Creative Nation 2020

Date: 19th May 2020
Location: Kings Place, 90 York Way, London
Immerse yourself in creativity and culture with Creative Nation 2020 – the inaugural event bringing the creative industries together, brought to you by the Creative Industries Federation and Creative England.
Learn more here

CAN Conference 2020: Embracing Potential

Date: 26 Feb 2020, 9am - 5pm
Location: Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge
Cost: £3.60 - £6
A day of presentation and discussion about pathways to supporting and developing careers in the creative and cultural industries.
Book Here

Open Call: Creative Explorations

We are running an open call for academics, artists, creative and cultural professionals and policy makers to participate in the Creative Explorations networking conference in Athens, Greece on 2 - 3 April 2020.
Learn more here
Deadline 20 Feb 2020

PhD Bursary at Norwich University of the Arts

The PhD fees-only bursary is open to EU and UK applicants who wish to pursue either practice-based or text-based research. Applications will be considered on merit with regard to the quality of the application and relevance of the proposed project to the University’s research themes. We would particularly encourage bursary applications to support the following areas of research: Pattern and Chaos or The Norwich University of Arts Collection
Learn more here
Deadline 29 May 2020, 5pm

Two-day Directing Masterclass with Richard Bracewell

Date: 22nd & 23rd February 2020, 10am-4pm
Location: The John Hurt Centre, Cinema City, Norwich
Cost: £90 for two days
Richard Bracewell directed and produced the Shakespeare comedy Bill for BBC Films, released in UK cinemas September 2015 and co-starring the cast of Horrible Histories with Damian Lewis and Helen McCrory. 
Be one of twelve filmmakers to have the opportunity to take part in this intensive two-day workshop where you will study the craft of directing.
Learn more here

Industry News Print to the People to open a new sister site dedicated to Letterpress printing at Wensum Lodge

From the new ‘Letterpress at the Lodge’ studio, Print to the People will run workshops, courses and open-access sessions throughout the year as well as working with Norfolk County Council on activities to complement the onsite Adult Learning programme. The new tenancy will support Norfolk County Council’s vision for Wensum Lodge to sympathetically transform the historic site into a contemporary creative hub for the region. Read more here.

Love Light Festival Launches Next Week!

Date: 13-15th February 2020
Love Light Norwich is a bright new festival in the City of Stories. We have commissioned internationally renowned light artworks, interactive installations and live music, light and fire performance for three nights of fun for all the family.
Learn more here

Creative Careers - Best Practice Recruitment Guide For Creative Leaders   

Download Here

LET'S CREATE - Arts Council England

New Ten Year Strategy 2020-2030 now available to download!

DEADLINE REMINDER: Norfolk Creativity and Wellbeing Week 18th - 24th May 2020

If you are planning an event to take place during 18-24th May for #NCWW20 and would like it included in our programme, please return all event forms by the Extended Deadline 14 Feb 2020. Contact arts@norfolk.gov.uk to request a form.

Photo credit: Stuart Beard Photography at Norwich Puppet Theatre for the 'Puppet Portrait Project'. 

Networking Opportunities  Artist Educator Social Network Meetings

- Mon 3 March - Norwich Millennium Library (Vernon Castle Room)
- Mon 18 May - Wensum Lodge, 169 King Street, Norwich NR1 1QW
- Mon 6 July - Bowling House, 5-7 Dereham Road, Norwich NR2 4HX
- Mon 14 Sept- venue tbc
- Mon 2 Nov - venue tbc

All sessions take place from 6pm to 8pm. We ask for a £1 donation towards the cost of resources and refreshments.

Funding Opportunities New Funding Schemes - Film Hub South East

Got a great new idea you want to get off the ground? Are you trying to reach new audiences? Want to show more British, foreign language or independent film? FHSE are delighted to let you know that their funding opportunities for projects taking place between April 2020 and March 2021 are now open!
Learn more here

The King's Fund to Launch New

Healthy Communities Together Fund
Working in partnership with the National Lottery Community Fund, which is providing the funding, the King’s Fund has announced plans to launch a new £3 million funding programme to support local areas to improve their communities’ health and wellbeing.
Learn more here
Applications will open Spring 2020

Fusion Fund for Professional Musicians

Help Musicians UK (HMUK) operates the Fusion Fund, providing financial support for professional musicians to undertake projects that develop and test new work, ideas or potential career directions through inspiring periods of collaborative research and development.
Learn more here
Deadline 23 March 2020

On-going Funding 

The Golsoncott Foundation | Access And Participation Fund - Paul Hamlyn Foundation | Arts Council National Lottery Project Grants | Art Fund: Small Project Grants | Garfield Weston Foundation | The Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grants | National Lottery Awards for All England | National Lottery Community Fund - Reaching Communities England | Go For It Grants - South Norfolk Council | New Anglia Growth Hub - Growing Business Fund & Small Grants Scheme | The Fenton Arts Trust | New Endeavour Rangers Fund | Community Grants Programme - Norwich City Council | The Geoffrey Watling Charity | The Saracen’s Norfolk Fund | Jonathan Ruffer curatorial grants  |  Open Fund For Music Creators - PRS Foundation

Grants 4 Norfolk

Looking for funding? Try our FREE Norfolk County Council search facility serving both businesses and communities. Local, regional and national funding opportunities available. Register here

For further local funding click here Volunteering Opportunities Volunteer Meeting Administrator - Ely Museum

The Trustees of Ely Museum require a volunteer meeting administrator to attend meetings, take meeting minutes and record notes, maintain confidentiality, and assist with the production and distribution of agendas. The evening meetings take place every other month in central Ely and last approximately 2 hours.
please contact museum Curator, Elie Hughes: curator@elymuseum.org.uk to discuss the role further and ask any questions you may have.

Key websites to check for volunteering opportunities...

Voluntary Norfolk
Norfolk County Council
Norfolk Museum Service
National Trust

Norfolk Arts Forum  Contact: arts@norfolk.gov.uk
Website: http://www.norfolk.gov.uk/arts
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Norfolk County Council - Cabinet

Norfolk Council News Feed - Fri, 02/07/2020 - 15:25

You are subscribed to receive this alert and notification regarding the publication of Norfolk County Council Committee Papers relating to Cabinet.

The draft Minutes for the meeting held on Monday 3 February 2020 are now available.

To download the papers, go to the Cabinet webpage and click on the relevant date under the 'Scheduled Meeting Date' column.

Please note that Norfolk County Council is moving towards more paperless working and printed meeting papers are not generally available at our public meetings.

If you have any queries please email committees@norfolk.gov.uk.

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Norfolk County Council - County Council

Norfolk Council News Feed - Fri, 02/07/2020 - 14:49

You are subscribed to receive this alert and notification regarding the publication of Norfolk County Council Committee Papers relating to County Council. The Agenda for the meeting due to be held on Monday 17 February 2020 is now available.
Please note that Norfolk County Council is moving towards more paperless working and printed meeting papers are not generally available at our public meetings. Please click on the highlighted link above and then, within the site that opens, click the relevant date under the “Scheduled Meeting Date” column to see these papers.
If you have any queries please email committees@norfolk.gov.uk

 

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Norfolk Library News - February 2020

Norfolk Council News Feed - Thu, 02/06/2020 - 19:00

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February 2020

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Events and promotions DigiFest 2020

Take part in Norfolk Library’s festival of digital creativity!

Join us to get hands-on with a host of new and inspiring tech, enabling children to try their hand at 3D creation, building racing inchworm robots, writing choose-your-own adventures - and much more.

With workshops for children and young people aged 4-14 there is something to inspire every family. For more information, including details of events, locations, dates and times please visit our website.

Norfolk Makers Festival

Come and take part in the Norfolk makers festival with us at libraries around the county. This is your chance to have a go at arts, crafts, colouring, knitting, stitching, sowing and more! For a full list of events, please visit our website.

Norwich Puppet Theatre performances in libraries

Norwich Puppet Theatre in partnership with Norfolk Library and Information Service presents:

The Pied Piper at Aylsham library. Wednesday 19 February, 11:00. Recommended for ages 3+. Book in branch during staffed times or by phoning 01263 732320.

Beastly Belle at the Millennium library. Friday 21 February, 11:00. Recommended for ages 4+. Bookings taken via email.

The Stars in the Sky at Brundall library. Friday 6 March, 16:30. Recommended for ages 4+. Book in branch during staffed times.

Tickets for all three shows cost £3 per person, but children under 2 go free.

Norwich Puppet Theatre workshops in libraries

In addition to the performances, Norwich Puppet Theatre will also be running the following workshops:

Birds and Beasties at Aylsham library. Saturday 15 February, 10:30 - 12:30. Celebrating our Beautiful Birds exhibition on display in the library over half term. Make your own beautiful birds and mini beasts.

Mini Theatres at Brundall library. Sunday 16 February, 11:00 - 14:00. Join us for special crafting activities with the Norwich Puppet Theatre team. Make your own pop-up paper theatre and some little puppet characters to play in it.

Favourite stories at the Millennium library. Monday 17 February, 10:00 - 16:00. Get inspired by our Favourite Stories exhibition on display in the children’s library during February half term.

These workshops are all free and there is no need to book in advance, just drop-in at any time. They are suitable for accompanied children aged 3+.

The origin of species - a musical comedy

In partnership with Creative Arts East, Hethersett library presents John Hinton in the origin of species - a musical comedy about Charles Darwin (1809 - 1882) by Tangram Theatre. Broadway Baby described it as "comic genuis" saying that "Grown-ups will love it. Kids will adore it." This event is taking place on 11 February at 19:00. Tickets cost £8 for an adult and £4 for a child. To book please call 01603 810188.

Local author talk

Join us at Wroxham library on Saturday 8 February, 14:30 - 15:30, as local author Chris Crowther talks about his creative journey in writing his popular series of 'whodunnits', set on the Norfolk Broads. This event costs £2.50 per person and includes refreshments. To book a place call 01603 782560, email Wroxham library or pop in during staffed hours.

Heritage events

Join us in the children’s library at the Millennium library on Wednesday 19 February, 14:00 - 15:00, for some heritage holiday fun. Discover more about Norfolk’s historic churches and create your own stained glass window design. This is a free, drop-in event suitable for accompanied children aged 4-11.

In celebration of LGBT+ history month, join Jo Foster-Murdoch on Tuesday 25 February, 13:00 - 14:00, for a special guided walk around Norwich city centre, and discover more about local sites of historic importance for Norfolk’s LGBT+ communities. Participation is free and booking isn’t required. Meet at 13:00 outside the Forum’s main entrance to join the walk.

To get you prepared, in May and June we will be hosting two amazing poetry workshops with Julia Webb, entitled “Dreams and Demands”. This is a practical creative writing session, which will explore personal responses to archive items from Norfolk Heritage Centre to create work that reflects on women’s experiences in the context of the struggle for gender equality. This is a women-only event. All women-only events are inclusive of Trans and Intersex women, as well as non-binary and gender fluid people. The workshop costs £15, payable on the day. Booking is essential via our Eventbrite website.

For more information on upcoming events please visit our eventbrite website or contact the Heritage Centre by calling 01603 774740 or via email. And don't forget to check out the Norfolk Heritage Centre Podcast. Many of our events are also included in the Norfolk Record Office What’s On Booklet.

You can also book a free 30 minute research advice session with our archive specialists from the Norfolk Record Office.

Book news Fiction News

Love is in the air this month as the BBC 100 novels that shaped the world recommendations continue with the theme of Love, Sex and Romance The titles include M M Kaye’s 900+ page epic Far Pavilions, Judy Blume’s teen classic Forever and (perhaps the all-time favourite?) Pride and Prejudice.

 

Also out this month is the new Marian Keyes novel Grown-Ups which follows the ups and downs of the Casey family and A Springtime Affair is Katie Fforde’s latest.

And for those looking out for some new crime this month, Elly Griffith’s Ruth Galloway returns in The Lantern Men

Lucy Foley is back with The Guest List, which follows up her successful debut Hunting party

Find out more about all the new titles out this month here

What would be your 'coming of age' novel

As part of the BBC 100 novels project we want to hear about a novel that either meant a great deal to you when your were growing up, or something that you read as an adult that made you feel differently about the world and your place in it. If you have a story that you’d like to share please email libraries.iconnect@norfolk.gov.uk or come along (with your book) to our BBC Novels drop-in session at the Millennium Library on Tuesday 3rd March 10.30-12 or Monday 9th March 4-6pm where you can share stories with others over a cup of tea.

Reading well for children

New Reading Well for children booklist

This week is children’s Mental Health Week, and we’re celebrating by launching the new Reading Well for children booklist from the Reading Agency. The list covers areas such as anxiety, bereavement and bullying, with books by Michael Rosen, Tom Percival, Zanib Mian and Joseph Coelho, selected by leading mental health experts to support the mental health and wellbeing of children. You can find the full list on our children’s catalogue, along with Norfolk Library’s own feelings book collection. All children’s books are free to reserve

New books for children

This month we’re sharing with you some of the best children’s non-fiction we’ve come across. Starting with Lands of Long Ago this is a fabulous search and find with a difference. Each page gives you 20 mistakes to spot in history. Did the Ancient Egyptians eat icecream? Did the Incas have camels? It’s like Where’s Wally meets a history book.

Did you know that the Pacific Ocean is large enough to fit all of the world’s continents in it? That’s just one of the facts in Planet Earth is Awesome, a great book for children who love the weird and wonderful.

You can find all our newest books hi-lighted on our children’s catalogue. All children’s books are free to reserve.

New non-fiction titles

February brings a selection of titles on some very personal experiences.

Children’s brain surgeon Jay Jayamohan’s poignant memoir of daily life and death decisions considers Everything that makes us human, while Leah Hazzard’s Hard pushed is a midwife’s story of a life of extremes on the NHS frontline.

In The heat of the moment Sabrina Cohen-Hatton describes extraordinary scenes of devastation and crisis, triumph and bravery, faced by firefighters every day.

Clover Stroud is unflinchingly honest about her experience of motherhood in My wild and sleepless nights while Giovanna Fletcher has her own take on this in Letters on motherhood.

And John Craven’s unique and funny memoir Headlines and hedgerows recounts the highs and lows of one of the longest entertainment careers in history.

All this and more can be found on our online catalogue.

Taxi, Tea and Time for You

If you want to relax, meet new people or need a little more ‘me’ time, Taxi, Tea and Time for You might be just the thing. Join us for friendly and relaxed weekly sessions where Margaret Meyer, our reader in residence, will be reading some of her favourite stories aloud for you to enjoy. There will be tea, cake, and time to chat – you’ll have the chance to discover new stories and develop your reading confidence. You’ll also be able to get started both reading and writing for pleasure.

Taxis, Tea and Time for You sessions will be running on Wednesdays starting 4th March at Great Yarmouth and Gorleston libraries, with sessions to follow at Caister library in the near future:

Great Yarmouth – 11:00 – 12:30

Gorleston – 13:30 – 14:45

We will also be able to refund your taxi, bus or train fare as we want to make it easy for everyone to come. If you’re interested in joining us for these sessions, please contact either Great Yarmouth or Gorleston library:

Great Yarmouth Library Tel: 01493 844551 email: yarmouth.lib@norfolk.gov.uk

Gorleston Library Tel: 01493 662156 email: gorleston.lib@norfolk.gov.uk

Film news

Heroes better watch out, villains are the stars this month. Joker tells the story of failed comedian Arthur Fleck, and his rise to become Gotham’s Clown Prince of Crime. With an amazing (and somewhat disturbing) performance by Joaquin Phoenix as the Joker and a potential sequel in development, this award-winning film is certainly worth a watch. Likewise, Angelina Jolie returns as the famous sleeping beauty villain in Maleficent: Mistress of Evil.

Prefer something less dark and more light-hearted? Then why not give the latest Shaun the Sheep movie, Farmageddon, a try. Or if you prefer mythical creatures, then check out the adventure of a young-yeti in Abominable.

2nd Air Division USAAF Memorial library redevelopment

From 10 February 2020 the 2nd Air Division USAAF Memorial library will close for redevelopment.

During the closure a core collection of specialist 2nd Air Division books will remain accessible at the Millennium library. The library will remain active on Facebook and Twitter and can also be contacted by email.

The closure is to facilitate a redevelopment, and when the library reopens on Monday 30 March it will be known as the American Library - Memorial to the 2nd Air Division, 8th Air Force, United States Army Air Forces. The redevelopment will ensure that the stories and legacy of the Second Air Division service personnel continue to be told and honored to inspire our community.

This project is funded by the Memorial Trust of the 2nd Air Division USAAF, UK Registered Charity No. 269047.

For more information, please visit our website.

Your local library

This newsletter contains just a few of the great events and activities that are on offer in libraries throughout Norfolk. 

To find out about events at your local library please visit our website, where you can also find information on books and reading, including an option to make stock suggestions. Be sure to also check out our what's on guide for all of the major events happening across the County.

Open Library

Open library gives customers, partners and community groups access to the library, even when it is unstaffed. It is currently available in 42 of our 47 libraries. For more information on Open Library, please visit our website or ask a member of staff about your key to the door.

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