June at Norfolk Museums

Norfolk Council News Feed - Wed, 05/23/2018 - 16:05
June at Norfolk Museums Norwich Castle

Exhibitions – Last Chance to See: Norwich Castle: The Square Box on the Hill, Showing until 3 June. The castle’s history illustrated through prints, photographs, paintings, plans and archives – many of which have never been on display before – along with the latest plans for the Gateway to Medieval England project.  

New Exhibitions: The Paston Treasure: Riches & Rarities of the Known World, Sat 23 June - Sun 23 Sept. An exploration of the seventeenth century world from the vantage point of a single masterpiece, The Paston Treasure, which depicts the collections of the Paston family at the height of their wealth.  The objects, now dispersed worldwide, are brought together again for the first time in three centuries to be reunited with the painting itself - internationally famous, not just as a still life, but as the key to unlock a dramatic story of a family, a collection and a great house.

John Sell Cotman in Norwich and London, Mon 11 June 2018 - Sun 9 June 2019. A chance to explore the last two decades of Cotman’s life through iconic late watercolours and rarely seen drawings.  

Continuing Exhibitions: Magritte: The Lost Painting, Extended until 30 Dec. Visible Women, Showing until 11 Nov.  

May Half-term Activities: Knight Fever, Half-term until Sat 2 June, 10.30am - 3.30pm. Be chivalrous and act like a Knight in drama workshops, join in our Quiz Knight and see a recreation of Heath Ledger's dance scene from A Knight's Tale! Plus mighty arms and armour demonstrations, crafts, talks and more. Programme changes daily.

Family Friendly Drop in: Book Day, Sat 9 June, 10.30am -3.30pm. Join Norfolk Library Service for a pop-up library, stories, crafts and activities, plus a free book for under fives.  Plus at 12.30pm meet local writer Isabelle King, hear extracts from her book and get your own copy signed.

Workshops for Adults Booking essential 01603 495897 / 493625: Castle Writers, Sat, 2 June 1.30 - 4pm. Workshops for budding writers led by Amanda Addison. Adult £8, Conc £7.50, Museums Pass £7.  Castle Art, Weds 20 June 11am - 12.30pm & 1 - 2.30pm. Informal art classes let by Garry Pereira. Adult £6.50, Conc £6, Museums Pass/EAAF £5.50. 

Tours: Fighting Gallery Tours, Sat 9 June, 1.30 - 2.30pm & Thurs 28 June, 2.30pm. See the castle from a new angle as we explore previously inaccessible areas. Age 8+. Booking advised 01603 495897.

Tuesday Lunchtime Talk: The World in a Painting: introducing The Paston Treasure, 26 June, 12.30pm. With Dr Francesca Vanke, Keeper of Art. 

Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse

School's Out!: Summer Half-term - Create! Toys and Games, Half-term until Sun 3 June, 10am - 5pm. Find out about games from the past and create your own!   

Performance Event: Devil at the Door, Fri 1 & Sat 2 June, 7.30 - 10pm. Enjoy an evening of mystery and intrigue to help solve our whodunit.  Suitable for age 14+. Advance booking essential, tel. 01362 869251 or visit  £12, Museums Pass £10.

Short Courses for Adults Advance booking essential, tel. 01362 869251 or Family History with Helen Bainbridge, Weds 20 June, 10am - 4pm. Discover techniques and sources of research to get you started your family tree. £45, Museums Pass £40.50.

Norfolk Collections Centre Tour: West Runton Mammoth Tour, Tues 12 June, 11am, 1.30 & 3pm. Join Dr David Waterhouse and other experts as they reveal the fascinating story of this extinct giant in its purpose-built research facility. Advance booking essential, tel. 01362 869251 or visit £5, Museums Pass £4.50.   Behind the Scenes Tour, Sun 17 June. Take a tour around a host of fascinating objects including the tusk of the West Runton mammoth, a medieval chancel screen, and a 19th century mustard stamping machine from Colman's

Day with a Difference: Father's Day, Sun 17 June, 10am - 5pm. Explore the heritage of Norfolk brewing with unique collections from Norfolk breweries and pubs.  Find out about local micro-breweries and sample a pint.  Then refuel dad with a free cone of chips in the Mardlers' Rest Café. 

Ancient House

Exhibition: Handmade: Millennia of Making, Ongoing exhibition, 10am - 4pm. Objects chosen from the museum’s collections to highlight the craftsmanship of making things. Encounter artefacts made by our ancient ancestors as well as those made by the crafters of more recent times. 

Family Trail: Ancient House Secrets, Sat 26 May - Sat 2 June. Discover the hidden secrets of Ancient house - find them all to win a prize.  50p plus admission.

Craft Events for Adults: Join us to work on your own craft projects. £1 including admission: Knit & Knatter, Tues 5 & Thurs 21 June, 10.30am - 12 noon. Mardle & Make, Tues 5 June, 1.30 - 3.30pm.

Talk: Boudicca's Coins: Late Iron Age coinage from Norfolk, Tues 12 June, 2.30 - 3.30pm. With Dr John Talbot. Booking essential, tel. 01842 752599. £5, Museums Pass/Members FREE.

Under 5s event: Mini Museum Club: We're all going on a bug hunt! Thurs 28 June, 10.30 - 11.30am. 50p per child.

Lynn Museum

Exhibition – Last Chance to See: Shoes! Showing until 16 June. Walk this way to discover Lynn Museum’s shoe collection - an exploration of changes in footwear from the 13th century to the present day.  Everyday shoes from the past sit side by side with elaborate shoes made for special occasions – from hand beaded Victorian shoes, to Go-Go boots from the 1960s.  The story is brought up to date with an insight into the technology that is a feature of modern sportswear.

Family trail: Fabulous Fifties, Sat 26 May - Sun 3 June.

Coffee Morning: Coffee Morning: Mindfulness, Weds 27 June, 10.30am - 12 noon. Relax and destress with tea and cake.  £1 including museum admission.

New Exhibition: Animal ABC, Opens Sat 30 June. From Ammonite to Zebra! This family friendly exhibition looks at the breadth of variety of the Lynn Museum collection with a focus on the animal kingdom. 

Time and Tide

Exhibition: Drawn to the Coast: Turner, Constable Cotman, Showing until - Sun 9 Sept, 10am - 4.30pm. Explore Great Yarmouth and its coast through the lives and works of JMW Turner, John Constable and John Sell Cotman. Discover the British masters’ connection with the area and see paintings, drawings and etchings displayed alongside social history objects from the museum’s maritime collections.

Trail: Sea History Differently! Fri 25 May - Sun 9 Sept, 11am - 4pm. Journey through our maritime art collection. 

Friday Talks 11:30am - 12:30pm,  Booking essential, tel: 01493 743930. £3.50, Museums Pass £2.50: A Portrait of the Artist: JMW Turner in East Anglia, 22 June. Join Dr Richard Hoggett to examine watercolours Turner made of sites along the East Anglian coast in the 1820s.  Constable – Sketching from Nature, 29 June. Find out about John Constable’s family and early training as an artist in Suffolk..

Elizabethan House

Trail: Native Norfolk Nature Trail, Until Weds 31 Oct, 10am - 4pm. Some sneaky creatures have found their way into the house, discover fascinating facts as you try to spot them! 

Tolhouse Gaol

Event Day: Terrifying Torture, Fri 1 June, 11am - 4pm. Not for the faint hearted! Make your own mini grisly torture devices and find out about the scary and bizarre world of a medieval torturer. 

Cromer Museum

Trail: Time Hop Trail, Sat 1 Apr - Sat 28 Oct, 10.30am - 3.30pm. Hop through Cromer's fascinating history, discovering curious creatures, noteworthy characters and fun facts along your way! 

Strangers' Hall

Drop in: Strangers in our Midst, Weds 20 - Fri 22 June 10am - 4pm & Sun 24 June, 1 - 4.30pm. Strangers' Hall has strong links with the 16th century refugee community in Norwich. Visit the museum to find out more and discover the new weaving techniques they brought to the city.  Plus free admission on Refugee Day, 21 June to celebrate Refugee Week and Festival of Learning.

Museum of Norwich at the Bridewell

Drop in activity: Pop-Up Pub Museum, Sat 2 June, 3 - 6.30pm. Join the Museum of Norwich as we celebrate the City of Ale with our Pop-up Museum at The Vine, The Walnut Tree Shades, and the Louis Marchesi. Be inspired by our pub heritage collection and remember nights out  in Norwich's pubs past and present. The Vine 3 - 4pm. The Walnut Tree Shades 4.15 - 5.15pm. The Louis Marchesi 5.30 - 6.30pm. FREE.

Demonstration: Jacquard Loom Demonstration, Thurs 21 June, 11am - 12.30pm & 2 - 3.30pm. To celebrate Refugee Week, see the city's last working loom in action and learn about Norwich's refugee heritage. FREE.

Undercroft Tour: Undercroft Tour, Sat 30 June, 11am, 12 noon, 1.30 & 2.30pm. Take a guided tour of one of the finest Medieval undercrofts in Norwich. Booking essential 01603 629127.

Tour for adults: Dementia Friendly Coffee Morning, Thurs 28 June, 10.30am - 12pm. Join our specially trained staff for a relaxed friendly get together for people living with memory loss, their friends, and families. Booking essential 01603 629127. FREE.

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Norfolk County Council - Norfolk Parking Partnership Joint Committee

Norfolk Council News Feed - Wed, 05/23/2018 - 13:21

You are subscribed to receive this alert and notification regarding the publication of Norfolk County Council Committee Papers relating to Norfolk Parking Partnership Joint Committee. The meeting due to be held on Tuesday 29 May 2018 has been CANCELLED and will be rearranged for a later date.  


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 Norfolk Parking Partnership Committee and then, within the site that opens, click the relevant date under the “Scheduled Meeting Date” column.

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Norfolk County Council - County Council

Norfolk Council News Feed - Wed, 05/23/2018 - 10:58

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 Extraordinary meeting due to be held on 1 June 2018 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.
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Norfolk County Council News Update

Norfolk Council News Feed - Tue, 05/22/2018 - 17:09

The following news has recently been added to our website:

Half-term history fun at Norfolk Museums

For details go to our news page.

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Primary Care Contracts quarterly update

Norfolk Council News Feed - Tue, 05/22/2018 - 11:41
Primary Care Contract Update 22 May 2018 Public Health Team

Before we get into the updates to our services we want you to know about, here is a little idea about us in Public Health.

  • Commissions services that promote healthy living and healthy places, protect communities and individuals from harm, and meet community needs
  • Based within Norfolk County Council since April 2013
  • Annual budget approx. £39 million
  • Director Public Health - Louise Smith
  • View the Public Health Strategy 2016-2020

Norfolk's Public Health Services quick links Healthy child programme

Chat health text 07480 635060

  • Confidential texting service for young people 11-19 years
  • Provide advice and support on a range of issues: Emotional wellbeing, Sexual health, Self-harm 
  • Can make appointment with school nurses

Just One Number 0300 300 0123

  • Access advice from Health Visitors or School Nurses for GP or patients
  • For parents, carers, young people, and health profesionals
  • Specialist Practioner for children with additional needs – can be accessed 
  • Important to put school on any referral for 5-19 pathway
  • 08:00-18:00 Monday - Friday
  • 09:00-13:00 Saturday
  • Norfolk HCP Update: 5-19 Pathway - Provision for Children & Young People

Podcasts for Young People 

  • Free podcasts between young people, school nurses and BBC radio presenters
  • Search “Health Uncovered” in podcast app, like iTunes, or link below: -
  • Podcasts - Health Uncovered

Parent Line 

  • Text 07520631590
  • Confidential texting services for parents, giving them access to advice from health visitors and school nurses
  • Started 15th January 2018

Sexual Health


Free online testing

  • Free Online testing STI – has algorithm so that if someone has symptoms, will direct or arrange appointment at iCaSH

C-Card Scheme

Vulnerable People

Domestic Abuse

Suicide prevention

  • Online training developed by Zero Suicide Alliance
  • MIND Commissioned to deliver training
  • 90 minute session for GP’s, Nurses, receptionist
  • ½ day training and 2 day training available – dependent on level of contact with those who self-harm
  • I am (really not) okay resource to direct people in crisis to and for professionals 

Men’s Mental Health

  • Creative Matters is a series of month-long programmes of performances, workshops, discussion and debate that use creativity to explore important issues in today’s society.
  • Upcoming seasons include
  1. May 2018 - Caring for Dementia
  2. October 2018 - Climate Change 
  3. February 2019 - Homelessness 
Contact us

If you want to contact us about any of our services, or you wish to unsubscribe from this newsletter, please email us at

Thank you for the tremendous response to our survey last November. Your responses have helped guide our review of the Primary Care Contracts and made it clear to us that some things need to change.

The response received made it clear that the main improvement needed was communication between Norfolk County Council and Providers and that the preferred method of communicating would be via an electronic newsletter direct from Public Health.

With that in mind this quarterly newsletter has been designed for you - our Primary Care contract providers. We want this bulletin to provide you with updates on the contracted services, information about free training available, useful links to resources, signposting to relevant Public health services across Norfolk and opportunities for you to engage in discussions with Public Health.

Changes To Lot 4 Substance Misuse Shared Support

From 1 April 2018 the Substance Misuse Shared Support service is now provided through the new substance misuse provider Change, Grow, Live (CGL).

All Norfolk Practices who had a Primary Care Contract to deliver Lot 4 will have received information directly from CGL regarding entering into a new contract with them to deliver Substance Misuse Shared Support. The LMC is working with CGL to ensure a smooth transition.

Any questions regarding these changes can be submitted through In-Tend (accessed through the "Correspondence" tab of the primary care contract tender on "My Tenders").

Smokefree Norfolk

East Coast Community Healthcare currently provide the specialist Smokefree Norfolk service.

Smokefree Norfolk (ECCH) have a number of target groups which include; those that smoke in pregnancy, routine and manual workers and those with a mental health condition. Although there are target groups, Smokefree Norfolk is open to every smoker and will work with them on an individual basis to achieve a successful quit.


Smokefree Norfolk delivers level 2 training for GPs, pharmacies and other health professionals. To find out more about training available contact Smokefree Norfolk on 0800 0854 113. 

NHS Health Check Programme

The first 5 year cycle of the national NHS Health Check programme 2013 – 2018 is now complete and the new 5 year cycle April 2018 – March 2023 is underway. The NHS Health Check programme is the national statutory CVD prevention programme, locally commissioned by Norfolk Public Health. The programme supports the prevention of CVD and systematically identifies those at risk of or in the early stages of CVD, on a large scale.

NHS Health Check Performance

From April 2013 – March 2018 242,850 people in Norfolk were invited for an NHS Health Check (which is 92% of our estimated eligible population).

Since 2013, 117,298 people have had an NHS Health Check in Norfolk. Over 88% (102,742) of these NHS Health Checks were delivered in GP practice, with the remaining 12% carried out in pharmacies, workplaces & prisons. Practices which are not able to deliver NHS Health Checks are encouraged to direct patients to their local pharmacy. 

Patient Feedback

We received 631 feedback forms during 2017/18 from patients who had received an NHS Health Check, with 88% stating that they would recommend the NHS Health Check to friends and family.

The majority of feedback forms returned stated that patients…

  • attended their Health Check due to concerns about their health.
  • understood all or most of their results.
  • were motivated to improve their health through physical activity and losing weight.
  • thought that CVD risk, dementia and cholesterol could be better explained.  

NHS Health Check training can be accessed online at

Norfolk Slimming World on Referral

Norfolk Slimming World on referral is the Tier 2 weight management service commissioned by Public Health. It offers free vouchers to an enhanced 12 week Slimming World weight management programme. It is open to ALL obese adults who are motivated and capable of making behaviour changes to diet and activity levels to lose weight.

The service has produced some excellent results. Currently over 75% of patients who completed the 12 week programme have achieved a ≥5% weight loss and 56% have maintained weight loss at 6 months, which is way above target.

Referral criteria

Patients should:

  • be aged 18 years or older
  • have BMI ≥30 or BMI ≥27.5 if Asian, Black African or African Caribbean
  • NOT have attended a commercial weight management service in the last 6 months
  • be motivated to lose weight with behaviour change (changing lifestyle, including increased physical activity)
  • be able to participate in a 12 week group weight loss programme.

For full details and to download the patient information sheet and pathway see Knowledge Anglia (Obesity and Weight Management).

The Health Care provider needs to fill in the code, patient height, weight & BMI and direct the patient to fill in the questionnaire on the reverse of the referral form (in their own time). Please give the patient the referral form and instructed them to call Slimming World to register. During this call the patient will be asked for the information on the form. Patients can only access the free NSWR service once.

Please can you ensure that all health care staff are aware of this, so that suitable patients are not missing out on this service.

Norfolk County Council Public Health

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Norfolk Museums Service Exhibition Private Views

Norfolk Council News Feed - Tue, 05/22/2018 - 09:45
The law is changing this Friday. Act now to continue to receive invitations to exhibition private views and special events. Data protection laws are changing on 25th May 2018 As part of the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), we are asking that private view invitees renew their consent to receive invitations for future events. Please click here to confirm that you wish to continue receiving invitations for future exhibition private views and events. If you would prefer not to receive invitations in future, then please ignore this email. You will be removed from our mailing list once the new regulations come into force on 25th May 2018. Web:
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Social Club News: 22nd May 2018

Norfolk Council News Feed - Tue, 05/22/2018 - 08:15

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Social Club News - 22nd May 2018 - lets face the music and dance

AGM this week, Big Quiz with chips, and more

Firstly, thanks to those who came to the Royal Wedding FA Cup BBQ on Saturday. It was a lovely evening with glorious weather and nice company. The next BBQ is planned for June 22nd, and there will be some enticing drinks promotions - watch this space!!

Email subscriptions - the final countdown...

The final reminder will only go out to people who haven't registered for the 'new' list onThursday. Please look out for these if you haven't already registered - the GDPR legislation means that we can't send you emails after May 25th unless you have opted in to receive them. We are aware that some people have still been getting 2 emails - this because we may have 2 emails for you, especially if you have changed your name. This should stop after the 25th May, where we remove the old list, and just use the new one. We apologise for any inadvertent spam. (How many you are now singing the monty python song in your head?) This will be the last email you'll get from us unless you have subscribed recently, so in case you don't subscribe, its been fun! So long and thanks for all the fish...

Don't forget the AGM on Thursday 24th May!

The Social Club is a private members club, and in accordance with the law and its constitution, has to meet at least once a year to receive the accounts, elect the committee to run the social club for the next year, agree any proposed rule changes and so on. This year is no exception. The AGM starts at 6pm at the social club, but please arrive at 5.45 so we can start on time. To entice you, we will be providing a FREE BUFFET and a FREE DRINK afterwards. Please note that only members can attend and vote at the AGM, although guests are welcome to wait in the main bar area. We only have one major rule change to discuss - which concerns realigning/combining the activities and publicity officer roles. We have nominations to fill most vacancies, but we still need an assistant secretary, a maintenance officer and there are spaces available for non-officer roles on the committee (these mean that you help run the club without having a specific area of responsibility). People can be co-opted into these roles, so if you're interested, please email the club secretary (details below).Eagle eyed members will have noticed that the posters say 5.30 - this is an error but by all means turn up a bit early if you like. Wendy Thomson has agreed to chair the meeting (thanks Wendy).

Big Quiz - May 25th - and a chip experiment!

The social club big quiz is a bit of an institution (but in a good way, of course). Its only £1 per person to enter, there are maximum teams of 6, and its the friendliest, funnest, fact-filled-est night this side of bracondale! We have cash prizes - all the entrance money gets paid out again.The quiz starts at 8 - so please get there earlier to ensure a prompt start. Also, as a one off experiment we're going to be selling chips after work from 5pm until 7.30pm so even more reason to get there early. We will have cheesy chips, gravy, and curry sauce as well, but that is all (no pies, no fish, no pineapple rings, no saveloys - just chips). Although we may try a few cakes out as well. It is an experiment, but we see it more like a Kevin Costner/Field Of Dreams moment - "If you fry them, they will come". Only Kevin didn't have gravy on his side. The prices will be cheap as chips, of course - £1 for chips, a bit more if you want cheese, gravy, curry sauce etc. Why not have a nibble after work and/or before the quiz? If it's successful we will consider repeating it. Last orders 7.30 as we don't want to compromise the quiz.

WE WILL BE CLOSED on the late May bank holiday (Monday 28th May) - all day. So if you turn up you will be disappointed, unless sitting on a patio looking at squirrels is your thing. Have a good bank holiday folks :-)

There may be trouble ahead....

Hopefully not, but just a word of warning that in the next few weeks we will be rebuilding/modernising/moving our website. In theory this will be a "seamless and smooth transition to an improved and more reliable service" -  so absolutely nothing to worry about, please move on... We'll also be looking at integrating these emails with facebook, re-evaluating the way we use the club calendar, and generally freshening things up a bit. In essence it'll all be changing so you might notice a bit of disruption, especially over the bank holiday period. But, being honest, you should probably be out doing the garden or something anyway...

Contact us:     Email the Secretary   on

Website:    and look us up on facebook 

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Retro Revival - A step back in time

Norfolk Council News Feed - Fri, 05/18/2018 - 20:35
Retro Revival Bank Holiday Monday 28 May With vintage sounds and style, join in the retro party atmosphere at Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse on Bank Holiday Monday 28 May.

Discover how to get the vintage look as you experience the glamour of the era. See a range of classic cars from the golden generations and make sure to visit the Vintage Market with lots of period treasures on sale.


Hear the popular tunes of the time and get into the swing with our DJ Mark Purdy spinning records. There is also live music from The B-Sides and The Austin Beats which will be sure to get your pulse racing and your feet tapping – there really is something for everyone!

For full details, please visit 


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Norfolk County Council News Update

Norfolk Council News Feed - Fri, 05/18/2018 - 16:59

The following news has recently been added to our website:

County Council leader stands down due to illness

For details go to our news page.

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Norfolk Arts Forum Bulletin 18 May 2018

Norfolk Council News Feed - Fri, 05/18/2018 - 15:00

Dear Norfolk Arts Forum Members,

Welcome to the 18 May 2018 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:  

In This Issue: Job Opportunities Project Manager, Common Ground Development Phase

Full Time, Fixed term – 7 months contract
£36,000 pro rata, per annum
Common Ground – Young Leaders and Heritage in the East of England

Norfolk & Norwich Festival is delighted to have been awarded a development stage grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund to develop the Common Ground proposal towards the submission of a stage 2 application for a full three year delivery project.
Common Ground is a highly ambitious programme which seeks to enable young people from backgrounds of low cultural engagement to lead and develop new and exciting ways for themselves and their peers to engage in their local heritage.

The Project Manager’s responsibilities will include:
• Produce a Project Business Plan, Management and Maintenance Plan, full Action Plan and Activity Plan for year one, Recruitment Strategy and other second round application materials
• Appoint an evaluation consultant to establish monitoring and evaluation methodology
• Survey heritage assets and themes in target locations for year one
• Finalise Terms of reference for the consortium and delivery partners
• Test Heritage Hack events at two key locations, Lowestoft and Peterborough
• Develop and test links with Culture & Arts Leaders in Schools and Academies (CALSA)

Supporting this delivery programme is a regional strategic leadership consortium that will evaluate, influence and learn from the interventions. Our consortium partners include Share Museums East, the National Trust, the Wildlife Trusts in the target areas, and the National Trust and other creative organisations and others that work with young people. The Prince’s Trust will underpin the programme with a tailored ‘Get Started Heritage’ programme and young people will be able to complete Arts Award at the appropriate level to certify their efforts.

For further information on the role or to apply, please visit the Norfolk & Norwich Festival website.

Deadline for applications 9:30am, Monday 4 June
Interviews Monday 18 June

Exhibitions Coordinator, Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts

£21,585 to £24,983 per annum 

The Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts is one of the most important university art galleries in Britain, with a national and international reputation as one of the UK’s principal centres for the study and presentation of art. The collections include works dating from prehistory to the late twentieth century and a significant number of works acknowledged as seminal examples of European modern art such as Pablo Picasso, Edgar Degas, Francis Bacon, Alberto Giacometti, Henry Moore and Amedeo Modigliani. The Sainsbury Centre requires an experienced and dedicated museum professional to undertake the role of Exhibitions Coordinator.

The post holder will be responsible for the administration of the Sainsbury Centre artistic programme, which includes coordinating exhibition schedules and managing exhibition tours and partnerships with other institutions. The post holder will work closely with project curators and colleagues in Registration, Education, Conservation and Technical to deliver an ambitious programme of exhibitions.

Experience of project management, handling and installing works of art, liaising with legal professionals and of working in a museum or art gallery is essential. We are seeking a person with strong IT and organisational skills, educated to degree level, who is commited to a career as an arts professional.

Apply for this post here

Closing date: Tuesday 29 May 2018

Job Opportunity: Gallery Staff, Anteros Arts Foundation

We are looking for a passionate, well-organised, and reflective person to:
• help develop our gallery spaces
• participate  in selecting and curating artworks
• broadcast the work we do
• develop educational content to help make art exhibitions more accessible to the public
• broaden audiences in the visual arts.
The Anteros Arts Foundation is a small local charity for arts and education.  We achieve our various aims of supporting local artists, nurturing new audiences, and offering meaningful art and education experiences by operating as a lively independent art centre on Magdalen St.  From here we offer affordable encounters with the visual arts - through exhibitions, family-friendly workshops, and adult education classes.  We also work with artists, musicians, poets and performers to provide a platform for their projects.

Anteros is looking for a special person to join the team: someone who is passionate about promoting the arts for everyone’s enjoyment, with good time management skills and great interpersonal skills. We need someone who is polite, resourceful, and good at communicating ideas, whether orally or in writing. Candidates must be confident in their IT skills, including on facebook, Instagram, twitter and updating the website. Applicants must also be practical, with experience of filling, sanding and painting walls, attaching fixings to frames, and working from ladders.  Ideally candidates would also have a full driving licence and access to a car.

This role has been created to cover maternity leave.  The contract will be for a fixed term of six months to start June 25th, the need for this role and the success of the incumbent will be reviewed at the end of the year, with the possibility of extending the contract beyond that.
HOURS: 40 per month, comprising:
• every Monday, at Anteros,  9-5
• one fortnightly Thursday evening private view, 5.30-8.30
• curation committee meetings , one hour, monthly or bi-monthly (on most convenient date for all members).

HOURLY PAY: £8-£10 per hour depending on experience, supervision needs, and quality of written work; subject to review after initial probationary period.
SELECTION PROCEDURE: to apply, please request an ‘expression of interest form’ by emailing will also be asked to provide a CV and 800 word written review of an art exhibition you have attended recently, to be submitted by 5pm on 1st June 2018.

Communities and Nature Assistant, Norfolk County Council

County Hall, Norwich
£17,681 - £18,672 per annum (Scale D)
37 hours per week
Temporary contract until 31 March 2019

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Biodiversity Team here at Norfolk County Council. Comprising Norfolk Biodiversity Information Service, Norfolk Biodiversity Partnership and Norfolk Non-Native Species Initiative the team delivers vital work to protect and enhance nature in Norfolk.

Working closely with other members of the team you will be responsible for working with the public and volunteers to encourage and support wildlife recording and practical conservation work. You will also respond to data enquiries and information requests to the team, providing a point of contact for our various stakeholders and users. You will also work with our Trails and Historic Environment teams where our areas of work overlap.

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual who is able to communicate with a wide range of people from the public to local authorities and conservation organisations. You will need an attention to detail and the ability to deliver work to deadlines.

The position is temporary for 12 months with the potential for extension if further funding is secured.

Apply for this post here

Closing date: 30 May 2018

Artist Facilitator, Suffolk Artlink

15 hours per week, fixed term contract ending 30 September 2020.
£26,216.24 pro rata based on a full time week of 37.5 hours.

Suffolk Artlink is looking to appoint an Artist Facilitator to lead Make, Do and Friends, a new consortium between Suffolk Artlink, DanceEast and Rural Coffee Caravan. The new project will develop a high quality participatory arts outreach programme with rurally isolated older people in Suffolk.

We would welcome applications from artists with skills and experience from different artforms and who have experience of working collaboratively with communities. The successful candidate is also likely to have experience leading a community arts project either for themselves or on behalf of an organisation.

The role is based at Suffolk Artlink’s Halesworth office, but also involves travel to villages within Mid Suffolk and Babergh Districts of Suffolk. Suffolk Artlink is an equal opportunities and disability confident employer. We value diversity and welcome applications from all backgrounds.

Application deadline 12 noon on Monday 4th June 2018.

For full details and an application form please visit

Creative Arts East Local Co-Ordinator – Take on Me

Dante or Die and Creative Arts East are currently looking for a freelance Local Co-Ordinator to support
their ambitious project Take on Me. We are excited to connect with energetic individuals who have great knowledge of their local area, and are keen to develop their skills in arts management, communication, and project management. No specific experience in the arts is required; please see below for essential skills and experience. Full training in the role will be provided.

The project will work with local communities, going out to engage with people of all ages and from all
walks of life, before culminating in a tour of our theatre production Take On Me to six leisure centres
across England. The performance moves from space to space within the leisure centres. The project is run in partnership with five arts organisations and one local authority: South Street Arts Reading, The Lowry, Ideas Test, Ealing Council, Creative Arts East and Lighthouse Poole. Dante or Die are recruiting a Local Co-ordinator in each location.

Through their involvement in the project, the Local Co-Ordinator will gain vital skills and contacts to
enable them to go on to run their own arts and participation projects locally; mentoring and longerterm
support for this will be provided by Dante or Die and Creative Arts East throughout their

The role would be a freelance position for six weeks, across several months, including various fixed
dates between June 2018 and March 2019 to work on the production.

More information can be found here:

Technicians – Media Resource Centre (Full time and Part time), Norwich University of the Arts

At the core of our success is our continued commitment to the delivery a high-quality student experience and we are now seeking to appoint an experienced and committed technician to enhance student access to portable equipment available for loan from our Media Resource Centre.

The Media Resource Centre is the University’s centralised resource providing a single access point for loans, advice and technical support of media technical equipment to NUA students. The comprehensive range of equipment available for loan includes, digital video and digital photography cameras, portable lighting and location accessories, digital audio equipment and digital presentation equipment.

You will have proven professional experience, from a commercial or Higher Education environment, in using, operating and maintaining media technical equipment, and using digital resources for keeping records and stock control. The successful applicant will have experience of delivering an ‘over the counter’ service in busy environments, with excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Salary: £19,850 to £22,214 per annum (£9,925 to 11,107 per annum part time)
Closing Date: 23/05/2018
Interview Date: 30/05/2018

Marketing & Communications Director, Norwich Theatre Royal

Norwich Theatre Royal, which includes the 1300-seat Theatre Royal, 300-seat Norwich Playhouse and Stage Two, a dedicated Learning & Participation space with a 120-seat Studio, is seeking an experienced, creative and dynamic arts professional to join its Executive leadership team as Marketing & Communications Director.

This is a unique and exciting role in the UK theatre sector that leads the team driving sales across all three venues and through all marketing and communications channels. You will devise and lead a range of new strategic initiatives to develop our audiences in line with our ambitious new artistic and Learning & Participation strategies. In addition, you will play a key role in supporting the organisation’s wider objectives, particularly in terms of fundraising and commercial activity, and be responsible for the ongoing development of our brand, data usage and digital innovation.

The successful candidate will join the organisation at a hugely exciting time in its development and we are looking for a passionate and knowledgeable advocate for theatre and the performing arts with demonstrable experience of developing and delivering successful marketing, communications and audience development strategies that drive sales and engagement.

Closing Date: Monday 28th May 2018
Interviews: Thursday 14th & Friday 15th June

More information can be found here
Completed applications and a copy of you CV should be returned to

Freelance Support Workers, The Garage Norwich

We are currently recruiting for Freelance Support Workers with a keen interest in Music or Dance based in or near Norwich and Norfolk .

We are  looking for creative and energetic Support Workers to join our team of freelancers working in the community in Norwich and Norfolk. Experience and skills in working with children and young people is essential, as is your own transport.

If you are interested please contact for an informal chat or download the job application here

Freelance Artists, The Garage Norwich

We are particularly interested in hearing from artists based in or near Norwich, Thetford and Kings Lynn.

We are always looking for creative and energetic street dance, ballet, drama and music tutors to join our team of freelance artists working in the community in Norwich and across Norfolk. Experience and skills in working with children and young people is essential, as is your own transport.

Please contact for more information

Dance Teachers, The Garage Norwich

Tap & Modern Teacher - We are recruiting for a freelance Modern & Tap Teacher to start in September 2018 for classes. You will need to have experience of teaching children and be qualified to deliver ISTD. You will need to hold a current DBS. Fees are £25 per hour. Classes take place weekly during term time only.

Ballet Teacher - We are recruiting for a freelance Ballet Teacher to start in September 2018 for classes. You will need to have experience of teaching both children and adults, and be qualified to deliver ISTD. You will need to hold a current DBS. Fees are £25 per hour. Classes take place weekly during term time only.

Please send a CV to and we will contact you for an interview. More information and teaching schedules can be found here

Development Opportunities Open Call: Museum Remix, University of Cambridge Museums

This is an open call for museums and heritage workers interested in exploring new ways of working with museum collections to take part in Museum Remix at the University of Cambridge Museums (UCM) on 14 & 15 June.

Museum Remix is a two-day event which aims to diversify the UCM’s approach to working with its range of historic collections and the ways in which audiences experience them. Responding to ongoing conversations about decolonisation, representation and museum cultures, the Remix aims to explore new ways of presenting more diverse perspectives in museum spaces, and generate a legacy to empower our museums to do exactly that in future.

Over 14 June and the morning of 15 June, Museum Remix will open up three UCM collections to teams of contributors. Teams will be invited to explore the collections and develop a considered and even provocative response. They will have the opportunity to present their ideas and discuss them directly with UCM staff at a half-day Staff Forum on the afternoon of 15 June. The Forum, which will also include presentations from external speakers, will provide further opportunity for debate and consultation on equality, diversity and representation at the UCM as well as in the sector more broadly.

The participating museums are:
Museum of Classical Archaeology
Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences
The Fitzwilliam Museum.

Teams will be led by members of Museum Detox, the BAME network for heritage and museum workers. Contributors will have the opportunity to work in dialogue with a curator from their respective museums to help develop their ideas.

Find out more and apply to take part:

Roots & Branches

Friday 15th - Sunday 17th June 2018

A weekend of talks, workshops, events and music to provide tools and inspiration for anyone who wants to bring positive change to their community.  Full programme at

Set in 14.5 acres of woodland and meadow at Ringsfield Hall EcoActivity Centre. Tickets cost £110 per person including all meals and refreshments.  Accommodation options range from camping in the grounds to rooms in Ringsfield Hall. Some subsidised places available and we're offering a 25% discount on bookings on all tickets till Thursday 17th. Quote discount code RB25 when booking direct at

Unlimited: The Symposium

4-5 September, Unicorn Theatre, London

Join us at Unlimited: The Symposium to tackle the key issues for disability-led arts across the world and ask how we are going to create positive change by 2020.

Book tickets online

What is Unlimited: The Symposium?

The Symposium is a disabled-led, two-day discussion event aimed at both a national and international audience across the cultural sector. You can attend the event in person or engage in the discussion and debate online.

Embedding Yoga into the Curriculum CPD

This access course is designed for Teachers, TA’s and Support Staff to embed Yoga into their daily school life. The aim of the day is to build skills and confidence in the delivery of Yoga exercises to maximise pupil’s focus, energise them for studies, clear their head before bed and learn how to work effectively whilst being able to relax and nurture their bodies.

Workshops include exercises and activities to be completed in the classroom, nutrition support and coping mechanisms.

Friday 22nd June 2018 9.30am-2.30pm @ The Garage, Norwich

*SPECIAL OFFER!* The first teacher to quote ‘wellbeing’ on booking will receive a free place for a colleague/ friend!

To book, please email or call 07827 778716.

StartEast Open Space

Tuesday 29th May
OPEN, Norwich

We are hosting an Open Space in Norwich and we really want you to be a part of it. Open Space is a great way of getting loads of people involved in sharing their thoughts and ideas around one big question. It’s also a great opportunity to network – and it's an entry point into the StartEast programme.

Open Space was developed as a technique in the 80s by Harrison Owen who realised the most exciting part of conferences were not the powerpoint presentations but the coffee breaks, where people got to talk in small groups about real topics that really mattered to them.

Join StartEast Steering Group members, advisors and the staff team as well as New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership Cultural Board members and creative individuals and businesses from across Norfolk and Suffolk to have your say and help shape the future of the creative industries in the East.

Register your free place here

StartEast Network Jam

Thursday 7 June
The Avenue Theatre, Ipswich

Designed to offer hands on, practical workshops around business development. Network jams are fun, informative and free to join!

The StartEast Team and advisors will be here throughout the day delivering focused workshop sessions and offering advice and guidance. The day will consist of an introduction into StartEast, 2-3 workshops led by our fantastic advisors, time to Network with other creatives in the region, and a Q&A session followed by help with eligibility forms. We also provide a delicious veggie/vegan lunch from a local caterer, and refreshments throughout the day.

This is an entry point into the StartEast programme. Register your free place here

Development Courses, Artpocket

Innovative Education in Contemprary Art & Design - As practicing artists and experienced educators, Artpocket have developed a broad and varied programme of innovative creative education opportunities from their professional and welcoming studios. We support individuals to realise their creative aspirations and full potential at any stage of their creative journey. Through creative exploration, exhibiting opportunities, interaction with creative practitioners all students are encouraged to aim high.

Foundation Diploma in Art & Design – Application Deadline 1st July
We are looking for Curious, Ambitious, Committed and Open-minded students to join our innovative and exciting Foundation Diploma in Art, Design & Media.  If you are considering a career in the Creative Arts, this challenging and fully accredited course could be for you.
Those that have undertaken a Foundation Diploma go on to study at Higher Education or progress directly into employment or self-employment within the creative industries.
Full and part time modes of study available.

Postgraduate Programme in Creative Practise  - Deadline 1st August
Artpocket have designed this programme of study to support those who wish to extend their creative practice, develop a professional network, regain confidence in their creativity and engage in the critical dialogue that surrounds their practice and the current art scene. The course is a stepping stone for those considering further study onto an MA programme or those who want to take their practice to a new level.

Printmaking Courses, Print To The People

Print To The People’s Printmaking Course Programme has a range of courses in different printmaking disciplines, suitable for beginners, those wanting to learn a new skill or those needing a refresher.

For more information and to book onto a course please visit:

British Sign Language Cafe, The Garage Norwich

Do you want an opportunity to improve your British Sign Language and practise your conversional signing in a relaxed, informal setting and sociable way?

Come along to our British Sign Language Café at Locomotion Café here at The Garage.

The session will be led by Patricia Spencer-Thompson, who worked with All-In productions and The Garage to make My First Panto: Little Red Riding Hood accessible to those who use BSL.

All are welcome, regardless of previous experience and we are all looking forward to seeing you there.

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Industry Research & Information

Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance

The Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance is a new national organisation representing everyone who believes that cultural engagement and participation can transform our health and wellbeing.This new Alliance brings together the National Alliance for Arts, Health and Wellbeing and the National Alliance for Museums, Health and Wellbeing and involves over 50 leading organisations. We aim to bring about a step change in policy and delivery, and will focus on a strong regional infrastructure to support development and progress in the field.

Following an extensive recruitment process, the Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance is delighted to announce that Victoria Hume has been appointed as its first Director.

Victoria is a composer, arts manager and researcher with many years’ experience of working with health and medicine. Her arts/health work began in London hospitals – moving from Chelsea & Westminster NHS Foundation Trust to Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust, where she founded and ran rb&hArts, the Trust’s arts programme, for 11 years. Alongside this she worked on the King’s Fund’s ‘Enhancing the Healing Environment’ programme, and was a board member, and then Chair of London Arts in Health Forum. She has spent the last four years living and working in South Africa, based between the University of the Witwatersrand’s Health Communication Research Unit, the Wits School of Arts, and at the medical humanities programme at the Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research (WiSER).

Creativity and Wellbeing Week

This year’s Creativity and Wellbeing Week will run from 4-10 June. There are over 350 events in London but also events around the country. The focus this year is on quality with a number of special events exploring quality in arts provision and examining best practice. The festival will conclude with a series of blogs thinking about the future for culture, health and wellbeing. The Week, which is curated and run by London Arts in Health Forum is now in its seventh year. In 2019, there are plans for far more activity outside London with connected events up and down the country. To see all the events in this year’s festival visit

Museum Association Wellbeing Focus

The Museum Association has published a range of resources exploring the ways in which museums are exploring health and wellbeing.

It includes sections on volunteering, mental health and youth work with case studies from the UK and internationally.

Youth Arts, Health and Wellbeing

The Cultural Learning Alliance and charity Place2Be have published a briefing paper highlighting the ways in which young people’s engagement with arts and culture impact positively on their health and wellbeing.

The paper draws on the All Party Parliamentary Group report Creative Health to highlight research and evidence which supports the case for culture as a means of improving children and adolescents’’ health and wellbeing.

Social Prescribing Conference

The first International Social Prescribing Network Research Conference will take place at the University of Salford on 14 June 2018.

This inaugural conference aims to bring this research community together in one place for the first time in order to identify priority research areas and develop the evidence base with a common research framework that can look at the efficacy of non-clinical community interventions.

Call to arts leaders to participate in research into professional development needs

The University of Leeds, in partnership with the Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy programme and funded by ACE, is conducting research to gain insights from senior arts managers/leaders about the delivery, content and accreditation of professional development.


The University of Leeds is being funded by ACE to develop online courses. Your answers to the survey will help us to tailor courses specifically to the interests, attitudes and feedback provided by you and your peers.

The survey should take no longer than 8-10 minutes to complete and results will directly inform the development and provision of future training and online courses.

The survey will close at 12noon on Friday 29 June 2018.


StartEast is for creative people who love what they do and want to make a living from it. The programme offers bespoke, targeted, 1-1 business advice and support, workshops and masterclasses as well as an invited grant scheme of between £1,000-£10,000 to help you grow your business. Our aim is to work with you to build a support structure that is right for you and your cultural enterprise.

We have a dedicated team of advisors and industry experts ready to support you in a range of different ways. Whether you need support to develop an idea or your artistic vision, help with business growth and expansion into new markets, securing new contracts, increasing productivity or turnover, we can help.

All you need to do is sign up and become a StartEast member. For more information please visit:

Funding Opportunities

Norfolk County Council, Arts Project Fund - Next deadline 31st May 2018!

The Arts Project Fund supports initiatives and events in all art forms and multi-artform areas. This includes the development and promotion of a wide range of arts activity in communities throughout Norfolk.

Each year we make awards of up to £500 to around 70 projects. More information can be found here.

If you would like to apply please email for an application form.

Arts and Culture Fund for North Norfolk 

The North Norfolk District Council Arts and Culture Fund is open for applications. The aim of the Fund is to improve the health and wellbeing of North Norfolk residents through active participation and engagement in arts and culture.

Any voluntary or community organisation with a project to improve the health and wellbeing of a community or specific group of residents in North Norfolk is encouraged to apply to the Fund.

Projects will need to demonstrate the active involvement or participation of North Norfolk residents, e.g. establishment of a community choir, participatory arts, dance, drama and music events.    

A workshop open to any organisations interested in applying for a grant from the Arts and Culture Fund will be held at 10.00am on Thursday, June 7, at the North Norfolk District Council office, Cromer, NR27 9EN. The workshop will outline the application process and if a grant is awarded what is required in terms of monitoring, data collection, publicity and promotion.

Applications to the can be submitted at any time. Decisions on eligible applications will be made in July,  November and March. To be considered in July, completed applications need to be submitted by 29th June.

For more information about the Arts and Culture Fund or to apply for a grant visit  and search “Arts and Culture Fund”.

To discuss a potential application or to book a place on the workshop call the Communities Team on 01263 516173 or 01263 516248.

Museums & Galleries Improvement Fund

Museums and galleries across England can now apply for a share of £4 million to improve exhibition spaces and increase accessibility.   The scheme, jointly funded by DCMS and the philanthropic Wolfson Foundation, is designed to improve the quality of displays, enhance exhibition spaces and increase access. Since the partnership began in 2001, ten rounds of grants have helped fund 343 renovation and improvement projects at 107 museum groups and galleries. Grants of up to £300,000 are available for eligible museums. More here

Applications must be submitted to by 31 August 2018.

Borough Council of King's Lynn & West Norfolk Small Grants Scheme


Deadline for applications 5pm, Friday 1 June 2018

A wide range of activities can be funded through revenue and capital grants, and need to meet at least one of the following outcomes:

• Improved understanding of different people and cultures in our local community
For example, reminiscence and oral history projects, local history exhibitions, parish surveys, projects to bring together different cultures or generations.
• Increased involvement from people who face barriers to participation in community life
For example, involving people in learning activities, integrated sports activities for disabled and non-disabled people, school holiday activities for families on low income, activities in rural areas where access to public transport is limited.
• Greater use of community buildings or outdoor community spaces particularly in rural areas
For example, refurbishing buildings to support new activities, equipment for village film clubs/ luncheon clubs/ drama clubs etc., children’s play areas, multi-use games areas, wildlife/ community gardens, environmental improvements.
• Healthier and safer lifestyles for the whole community
For example, promoting healthier eating, running self help groups, sports projects, walking and cycling projects and well-being classes.
• Increased participation in arts and cultural activities which are accessible to the whole community
For example, developing music skills, events that attract new audiences, taster sessions to introduce people to the arts, using new venues, community theatre or music productions.

Who can apply
Funding is available to charities, and constituted voluntary and community groups based or clearly operating in the district of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk.

For more information please visit:

Chivers Trust

The Trust supports projects which provide live musical, theatrical or visual arts experiences for young people living in Norfolk and Suffolk. Priority is given to funding projects which target the most disadvantaged groups, and work to reach new audiences, especially groups who may not otherwise have access to the arts.

Developing your Creative Practice, Arts Council England

Developing your Creative Practice is a development fund designed to support independent creative practitioners to ensure excellence is thriving in England’s arts and culture sector.

The fund will create more pathways for individuals, from a range of creative practices and backgrounds. It will allow creative practitioners the time and space to undertake ambitious research and development, helping to make a step-change in their practice. The Arts Council wishes to focus on investing in the activities that have a real impact on people’s artistic or creative development in England.

The Arts Council will invest £3.6 million per year through the programme. Individuals will have the opportunity to apply for between £2,000 and £10,000, to take a dedicated period of time to focus on their own creative development, and propel them to the next stage in their practice.

Individual artists and/or creative practitioners in England may apply. The programme supports activity focused on these artforms and disciplines:
• Music
• Theatre
• Dance
• Visual Arts
• Literature
• Combined Arts
• Museums practice

Applicants must apply as an individual, or as a small group of practitioners who usually collaborate in their work. This could include, for example, artists who usually create work together, or writers and their translators. Applicants must have three years’ creative practice experience outside a formal education context.

Norwich Heritage Fund

Now open – there are no application deadlines. Applications are considered on a rolling basis while funds remain available.

The aim of the Norwich Heritage Fund is to support charities and community groups within the Norwich Urban Area which aim to benefit local heritage (built and intangible) and people’s engagement with it.  Grants of up to £3,000 are available.  The Fund has a balance of  £5,850 remaining. Once this is committed the Fund will close.

Projects which will be considered include preservation and recording of the heritage, feasibility studies, promotional campaigns, improved interpretation and greater participation.
Projects benefiting the natural heritage e.g. historic woodlands, are not eligible for this fund.
Priority will be given to projects where the amount requested makes a significant impact on the overall project.
As there are limited funds available the panel may choose to prioritise applicants that have not previously benefited from a grant from this fund.

Charitable, community and voluntary groups based or clearly operating in the Norwich Urban Area area can apply. This includes Churches/ PCCs and Parish Councils where the project is clearly community focused and inclusive, and meets the aims of the Fund.

More information can be found here

Funding to support arts projects

The Fidelio Trust has announced that the next closing date for applications is the 1st June 2018. The Trust offers grants of up to £5,000 in support of the Arts, in particular Music.

Read more at:   

Idlewild Trust announces next application deadline

The Idlewild Trust has announced that the next closing date for applications to its grant making programme is the 6th September 2018. The Idlewild Trust is a grant making trust that supports charities concerned with improving opportunities for young professionals working in the arts, particularly at an early stage in their careers; and supporting the conservation of important works of art and objects that are being lost through the lack of funds to look after these works.
The Trust awards around £120,000 each year in grants and makes grants of up to £5,000. Read more at:  

Volunteering Opportunities

Arts Project Placements, Creative Arts East

Interested in music, dance, arts or health? Creative Arts East are looking for positive and energetic volunteers to provide vital project support at their Wymondham office and attend exciting workshops working with older people too.

For more information, please visit:

Appeal for volunteers to join the Board of Trustees, Diss Corn Hall

The Corn Hall is a thriving arts venue in Diss offering a wide range of quality entertainment. Since reopening last May after refurbishment, it’s popularity with audiences from across the region has been growing considerably. A varied programme of events and our arts and heritage outreach programme is ensuring we are reaching a widening audience base.

The Corn Hall is a registered charity dedicated to the promotion of the arts in Diss. As such it is overseen by the Diss Corn Hall Trust. A Board of Trustees is appointed to decide how it will best enable the charity to carry out its purposes.

The Board of Trustees is currently looking for new Trustees, particularly, although not exclusively, those who might a have an arts and heritage performing arts or theatre management background.

Charity trustees are the people who share ultimate responsibility for governing the charity and directing how it is managed and run. As Trustees we don't usually do the day-to-day running of the charity. This is delegated to the staff.
As someone responsible for governing a charity, you:
• must use reasonable care and skill, making use of your skills and experience and taking appropriate advice when necessary
• should give enough time, thought and energy to your role, for example by preparing for, attending and actively participating in all trustees’ meetings
• with your co-trustees, make balanced and adequately informed decisions, thinking about the long term as well as the short term

If this is a role that interests you please e mail Nicholas Hales, Chairman at  with a brief summary as to why you would like to become a Trustee and  your cv.

Summer Volunteer Opportunities, The Garage Norwich

We're recruiting for volunteers to help us and fifty children & young people put on our Big Summer Production of Beauty & the Beast! We are looking for individuals aged 18+ to join our busy summer production team as volunteers. You will be part of the creative team that is bought together for duration of the production. We spend two weeks rehearsing the production and this culminates with 4 performances in The Garage theatre. The cast is made up of 50 young people between the ages of 7 – 18 years old. This year the production is Beauty & the Beast.

The deadline for applications is Monday 18 June. To apply please complete the application form here and return to or post to Carrie Mansfield, The Garage, 14 Chapel Field North, Norwich, NR2 1NY

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Norfolk County Council - Norfolk Parking Partnership Joint Committee

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You are subscribed to receive this alert and notification regarding the publication of Norfolk County Council Committee Papers relating to Norfolk Parking Partnership Joint Committee. The Agenda for the meeting due to be held on Tuesday 29 May 2018 at 2pm in the Colman Room, County Hall, 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.

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Your Innovative Friday Takeaway

Norfolk Council News Feed - Fri, 05/18/2018 - 10:43

   A 'news-bouche' of NCC's week...         18 May 2018

GRID news!

On Wednesday night our IMT Data and Infrastructure Team won a prestigious industry award at the annual Computing News Big Data Excellence Awards in London. The team picked up the ‘Outstanding Analytics Infrastructure Award’ for GRID - a business intelligence and analytics platform that has a central repository to hold NCC and third party data. Its many benefits include delivering relevant and reliable information to the right people at the right time, achieving better decisions faster, with data available from one place. The team were also season one staff OSCA winners in our Digital innovator category. Huge congratulations to all involved.

From not spot to hot spot  

Have you seen our mobile phone coverage maps yet? The maps use the results of a study we commissioned earlier this year, covering 5,000 km of Norfolk’s roads and 30 places on foot. It captured six million data points, looking at the quality of coverage from the four main mobile network operators. We’re committed to working closely with the operators to identify where additional mobile equipment is required and where we own structures that could be used to house new phone masts. The survey will be repeated in 12 months to show how much progress has been made. More…

Regional support for Just Dual It! 

Support is building across the eastern region for dualling the A47. Since the launch of our ‘Just Dual It’ campaign at the end of March, we’ve had more than 2,000 messages of support from residents, businesses and political figures. Last week, representatives from Norfolk, Cambridgeshire and Suffolk were at County Hall and stood united in calling for the Government to fully dual the road between Peterborough and Lowestoft, adding further pressure to make funding available. Find out more here, including how you can support the campaign...

Talking politics

This week, Deputy Leader of the Council, Alison Thomas, was interviewed by Chrissie Jackson at Radio Norfolk, about how she got into local politics. Listen here

Investing in our schools

This week, we announced plans to create more school places in growing communities in south Norfolk.  Our Children’s Services Committee will meet next week to endorse our proposal which includes more than £33m of investment in Hethersett and Wymondham, where good and outstanding schools are growing to cater for more pupils. Although the programme will see school sites expanded and new ones built, the programme is about much more than bricks and mortar, as we invest in our children’s education and support our schools to provide the best possible start in life. More…

And bells this royal weekend

Congratulations to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle for their forthcoming marriage on 19 May, when our award-winning Marry In Norfolk Team will be busy marrying lots of happy couples all across Norfolk. There are 30 ceremonies taking place across the county this Saturday. Find our more about Marry In Norfolk here.

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New Deputy for Fire & Rescue

This week our Norfolk Fire & Rescue Service welcomed a new Deputy Chief Fire Officer, Stuart Ruff (pictured left), who most recently worked as Assistant Chief Fire Officer for Lincolnshire.

Minute's silence, 22 May

The County Council will be observing a minute’s silence on Tuesday 22 May at 2:30pm in remembrance of those who lost their lives, and the many others affected by the terrorist attack in Manchester last year.

GDPR update - something old, something new...

With just one week to go till GDPR come into force on 25 May, we take a look at processors, as well as giving you a couple of reminders. More…

Interested in fostering?

As Foster Care Fortnight continues, there are information events next week in Watton and Attleborough. Find out more about fostering here

Think apprenticeships!

Remember apprenticeship opportunities when having your development discussions. Could apprenticeships help your team or are you interested in an apprenticeship as a development opportunity? We’re currently focussing on project management and data analysis apprenticeships. Managers should contact Lauren Reader if they’re interested, or you should discuss this with your manager if it’s a development opportunity you’re looking for. For more information, see the new Apprenticeships Norfolk website. 

This week's blog

James Bullion, Executive Director of Adult Social Services 

Look out for Managing Director, Wendy Thomson’s, blog on Monday.

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New courses coming soon!

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Our new courses will be available to book from Saturday We know you don't want to think about the autumn when the sun has only just started shining but we have some exciting new courses starting in September. These will be available to view and book your place from this Saturday.
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Norfolk Museums Service Exhibition Private Views

Norfolk Council News Feed - Thu, 05/17/2018 - 15:00
The law is changing. Act now to continue to receive invitations to exhibition private views and special events. Data protection laws are changing on 25th May 2018 You are receiving this email because you are currently one of our regular invitees to exhibition private views and events. As part of the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), we are asking that private view invitees renew their consent to receive invitations for future events. Please click here to confirm that you wish to continue receiving invitations for future exhibition private views and events. If you would prefer not to receive invitations in future, then please ignore this email. You will be removed from our mailing list once the new regulations come into force on 25th May 2018. Web:
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Your Norfolk Extra - May

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May 2018

Plan ahead for roundabout closure

We’re resurfacing the new Dereham Road/ Sweet Briar Road roundabout in Norwich between Monday 28 May and Friday 1 June. This means the area will be closed in all directions for five days during May half-term.

We understand it will be disruptive and frustrating for all those affected and appreciate people’s patience during this time. To help us minimise the impact, we’re asking drivers to plan their journeys ahead, avoid the area and allow extra time.

Find out more information about the work including diversion maps.

This work marks the last phase of the Transport for Norwich project, which will improve journey times for all traffic in the area.

Have your say at council roadshow

There’s another chance for you to meet senior council officials as our roadshow heads to Merchant’s Place in Cromer on Tuesday 12 June.

The event will give you the opportunity to ask questions of our top team and express your views on the future of Norfolk.

This will be the third roadshow event in recent months, following visits to Mattishall and Diss.

See more details and register for a ticket.

New apprenticeships website launched

If you’re interested in either becoming or employing an apprentice, find out all you need to know at the new Apprenticeships Norfolk website where you’ll also find details of current apprenticeship vacancies across Norfolk.

Make sure you get checked

It’s estimated that 1 in 6 adults in Norfolk are completely unaware that they suffer from high blood pressure. Dubbed the silent killer due to the lack of obvious symptoms, high blood pressure can lead to stroke, heart attack or heart disease if left unchecked.

We’re urging anyone who hasn’t had their blood pressure checked in the last five years to visit their pharmacy to get it taken. It’s quick and easy to do, and the results are immediate, meaning that support and guidance can be offered straightaway.

Find your nearest participating pharmacy

Foster care transforms lives

It’s Foster Care Fortnight™ and we’re supporting The Fostering Network’s annual campaign to help raise the profile of fostering and show how foster care transforms lives.

If you or someone you know is considering fostering, come and find out more at one of our information events. On Wednesday 23 May we’re at Watton Library from 10am to 12 noon, then Attleborough Library from 1.30 to 3.30pm.

Change a life – foster in Norfolk

Young book lovers needed

There's an opportunity for volunteers aged 13 to 25 to get involved in this year’s Mischief Makers Summer Reading Challenge. Run for free by the county’s libraries, the annual challenge is themed around the Beano this year.

We're looking for around 150 teenagers and young adults to volunteer to help children choose what to read as part of the challenge. Volunteers will be needed at all Norfolk libraries.

Volunteering is a great thing to do as it increases confidence and skills and makes a valuable contribution to the local community, as well as being a useful addition to any CV.

To find out more, email or call 0344 800 8020.

Your views needed on improving countryside access

There’s still time to tell us your thoughts on our priorities for improving access to the Norfolk countryside for residents and visitors over the next ten years.

We have developed a draft Norfolk Access Improvement Plan (NAIP) and would now like the views of as many people as possible to help us with our future plans.

The countryside access consultation is open until 15 June 2018.

Help reduce flooding in Yarmouth

We’re working with The National Flood Forum and Anglian Water to support communities in the Great Yarmouth area to reduce their risk of surface water flooding.

Research shows that fitting slow-release water butts and raised planters can reduce the amount of water flowing onto the roads, pavements and drains and therefore into homes.

If you’re a resident or business in and around Lords Lane or Long Lane in Bradwell; Leicester Road, Burgh Road or Beccles Road in Gorleston or Northgate Street in Great Yarmouth you could be eligible for a free water butt and/ or raised planter to help reduce the flood risk in your area.

To find out more, email Michelle Steel

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Norfolk County Council - Children's Services Committee

Norfolk Council News Feed - Thu, 05/17/2018 - 13:03

You are subscribed to receive this alert and notification regarding the publication of Norfolk County Council Committee Papers relating to Children's Services Committee. The UPDATED Agenda for the meeting due to be held on Tuesday 22 May 2018 at 10am in the Edwards Room, County Hall, is now available


Paragraph 2.5 of item 7, "Performance Management Report" has been updated.


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.

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Social Club News: 17th May 2018

Norfolk Council News Feed - Thu, 05/17/2018 - 08:13

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Social Club News - 17th May 2018 - chips in the night

BBQs, AGMs & Big Quiz with chips after work? Royal Wedding and FA Cup BBQ.

The weather forecast is looking good for the weekend, which is great for the royal couple, nice for the football, and also means we won't be shivering under a gazebo trying to keep the sausages warm. We're having a Royal Wedding and FA Cup BBQ on Saturday 19th May. The Social Club will be open from 4pm (after the wedding) and the football will be on from 5.15pm. We'll be having a royal wedding themed ale on for £2 a pint, and will also be selling burgers, sausages and halloumi / veggie kebabs freshly cooked on the BBQ. Why not come along and join us?  It would be really helpful if you could give us a idea of demand, mainly so we don't waste food. If you could e-mail if you are planning to come and with an idea of what kind of food you'd like that would be great. You wouldn't be committing to anything, but would help us avoid the nightmare of under or over catering. And of course you can just turn up anyway. Cheers !! We'll probably cook until about 9pm-ish.

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I have been a silly-billy, and made myself sit on the naughty step for a full 10 minutes this week!! Apologies if you have had several emails asking you to subscribe. If you had subscribed you may have clicked again, only to find that you'd already been registered. Apologies for the spam. The next 'please register' email will only go out to people who aren't on the 'new' list, and we're planning to do this on Monday, with the final reminder on Thursday. Please look out for these if you haven't already registered - the GDPR legislation means that we can't send you emails after May 25th unless you have opted in to receive them. So if you don't then we will stop sending you emails after May 25th - and we'd love to stay in touch, so please sign up if you haven't already. Thanks. (and especially to the corporate comms people who are very patient - it must be like trying to teach a chimp to play the harpsichord)

Don't forget the AGM on Thursday 24th May!

The Social Club is a private members club, and in accordance with the law and its constitution, has to meet at least once a year to receive the accounts, elect the committee to run the social club for the next year, agree any proposed rule changes and so on. This year is no exception. The AGM starts at 6pm at the social club, but please arrive at 5.45 so we can start on time. To entice you, we will be providing a FREE BUFFET and a FREE DRINK afterwards. Please note that only members can attend and vote at the AGM, although guest are welcome to wait in the main bar area. More details will follow in the next newsletter, but please put this in your diary for now. See you there! Eagle eyed members will have noticed that the posters say 5.30 - by all means turn up a bit early if you like. Wendy Thomson has agreed to chair the meeting (thanks Wendy).

Big Quiz - May 25th - and a chip experiment!

The social club big quiz is a bit of an institution (but in a good way, of course). We have cash prizes, because all the entrance money gets paid out again. Its only £1 per person to enter, there are maximum teams of 6, and its the friendliest, funnest, fact-filled-est night this side of bracondale! The quiz starts at 8 - so please get there earlier to ensure a prompt start. Also, as an experiment we're going to be selling bowls of chips after work (from 5pm) until the quiz starts, so even more reason to get there early. A number of people have mentioned they get peckish on a Friday after work, so we thought "why not sell chips"? That will be all we are selling, but we will have cheesy chips, gravy, and potentially curry sauce options as well. It is an experiment, so might be a one-off - but we see it more like a Kevin Costner/Field Of Dreams moment - "If you fry them, they will come". Or summat like that... The prices will be cheap as chips, of course!

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You're invited to Norfolk County Council's roadshow in Cromer

Norfolk Council News Feed - Wed, 05/16/2018 - 11:54
Give us your views on the future of Norfolk   

You are invited to Norfolk County Council's roadshow event in Cromer, North Norfolk, where you will be able to hear about the council's suggestions for the future, ask questions and offer your ideas and aspirations for the county.

You will have a chance to meet the Leader of the County Council, Cliff Jordan and other senior members. Joining the Council team at the roadshow is Nick Conrad, BBC Radio Norfolk Presenter, who will act as chairman and take questions from the audience.

Leader, Cliff Jordan said, "The County Council plays a key role in caring for the people of Norfolk - whether it is supporting the vulnerable, maintaining our roads or campaigning for jobs. That will not change - but the way we do this will have to change given our future financial pressures.

"We have some challenges in Norfolk and I want to have an open discussion and ask our residents what matters to them most, whether it be caring for the most vulnerable, building better roads or developing housing solutions. I do want to hear from residents and to do that properly we need to hear first-hand from the people of Norfolk."

The roadshow event will run from 7pm to 9pm on Tuesday 12 June 2018 at Merchants’ Place, 16 Church Street, Cromer NR27 9ES

To register for the roadshow visit Norfolk County Council’s website and click on ‘Roadshow event’ on the top banner.

With best wishes

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