Bumper events programme for second North Norfolk Stories Festival launched

The programme for this year’s North Norfolk Stories Festival will be launched on 28th April. The Festival line-up of 24 free events for all ages to enjoy at cultural, heritage and wildlife sites across 11 locations will be unveiled at the RNLI Henry Blogg Museum, Cromer at the launch event. The Festival takes place from Thursday 12 to Saturday 14 May and is part of Museums at Night, the national annual after-hours festival of arts, culture and heritage. Come across pirates, ghosts, Einstein, 1940s fashion, 1950s music and much more as venues throw open their doors and invite visitors to enjoy performances, family activities, exhibitions, music and talks. Many events are taking place at twilight when the venues are normally shut, creating a unique opportunity and atmosphere for visitors to explore the sites, learn something new and have fun. Thanks to National Lottery players, the Festival gives local people and visitors the chance to explore and enjoy the area’s fascinating history, including some lesser known stories from the past. Events include: Blood on the Beach: A specially commissioned 1950s murder mystery walking tour around Cromer by Making Theatre Happen. Enjoy a night of intrigue by torchlight as you solve the terrible fate of Professor Cecil Hunter, a visiting fossil hunter who has gone missing. Vintage 1940s Day at the Sackhouse in Wells-next-the-Sea, with a 1940s cream tea, fashion display and workshops, vintage makeovers, swinging Lindyhop lessons and music. When Einstein Came to Cromer: A family event at Cromer Library where you can try light-bending glasses, see the Van De Graaf Machine and enjoy other scientific fun in a session...

Memories and stories about North Norfolk wanted

Memories about life in North Norfolk are being sought by North Norfolk Stories, a project which hopes to document and share these stories now and with future generations. North Norfolk Stories is co-ordinated by Museums Norfolk, a charity that supports and works on behalf of cheap jerseys heritage organisations across the county, and made possible thanks to £75,800 of funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). Thanks to National Lottery players, the project will record interviews with people with first-hand accounts of past events and the way of life in North Norfolk. In particular, the team is keen to hear about stories relating to the area’s railways, military past, maritime history, and North Norfolk’s towns – this can be anything from school days, to jobs, to family holidays, seaside entertainment and amusements, shopping and food and drink.Watch movie online Get Out (2017) It is hoped that some interesting and diverse stories about North Norfolk’s past will emerge and that the interviews will add to understanding about the area’s heritage. Soundbites will be made available on the project’s website and the recordings will also be stored at the Norfolk Sound Archive at the Norfolk Record Office as a contribution to the county’s heritage, accessible now and in the future. They may also be used by the project’s 21 partner organisations (museums, libraries, heritage and wildlife sites across North Norfolk) for events. Becky MacNaughton, who is wholesale jerseys running the oral history project, said: “Oral history is an invaluable way of preserving and understanding the past and we hope to gather a wide variety of material, from eye-witness accounts and memories...

First ever North Norfolk Stories Festival kicks off this week

The first North Norfolk Stories Festival kicks off this week, with 20 free events for all ages at museums, libraries, heritage and wildlife sites. The Festival runs Wednesday 13 to Saturday 16 May 2015 and gives local people and visitors the chance to explore and enjoy the area’s fascinating history, through talks, walks, hands-on fun, music, exhibitions, wildlife, performances and much more. The Festival is part of Museums at Night, the national annual after-hours festival of arts, culture and heritage. Venues are throwing open their doors and giving people the chance to explore their sites and enjoy a range of special activities for free. Most events are drop-in and some take place at twilight when the venues are normally shut, creating a unique opportunity to visit the venues. Free drop-in events include: A Wild Night at the Museum, Friday 15 May at the Museum of the Broads, 6-8pm: explore Broadland’s wildlife by the river with the Norfolk Wildlife Trust – make wildlife feeders and homes and much more; A Mammoth Night Out at Cromer Museum, Saturday 16 May, 6-9pm: enjoy live music from The Time Fiddlers, colourful Victorian characters, hands-on activities and the lifesize mechanical model of the West Runton Elephant; Bats at the RAF Air Defence Radar Museum, Thursday 14 May, 7-9pm: find out how radar works, learn about how bats navigate with their version of radar and enjoy museum trails and bat detection; Stories of the Sea Storytrail, Wells Maltings, Saturday 16 May, 2-6pm: hear about smugglers, maltsters and fishermen in an interactive storytelling event; The Screaming Cockler at Sheringham Little Theatre, Friday 15 May, 7-7.45pm: watch...