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Nigel Barnett of Fransham Forge took part in Norfolk & Norwich Open Studios 2014

Artists across the county will soon be opening the doors to their studios to exhibit, sell and talk about their work with the general public.

The mechanical elephant which will be at Welborne Arts Festival. Picture: PAUL DAMEN

The biggest village-based contemporary arts festival in Norfolk returns next month - with an added bit of science.

Fakenham Museum of Gas and Local History. Picture: Matthew Usher.

From smugglers and fishermen to the history of a gas works, a new festival starting next week promises a wide range of events to suit all those with a thirst for knowledge about our region’s past.

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Norfolk Events

Radio 1 Big Weekend at Earlham Park, Norwich. 
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Taylor Swift, Foo Fighters, Snoop Dogg and Muse all performed at the Big Weekend to crowds of 25,000 people each day.

Norwich
Radio 1 Big Weekend at Earlham Park, Norwich. 
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Radio 1’s Big Weekend was a largely peaceful event, with just eight people arrested over the two days.

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Downham Market carnival parade makes its way through the town centre to the Howdale

Hundreds of people lined the town’s streets to celebrate the 41st Downham Market Festival.

Eating Out or Eating In

Launch of Norfolk Food and Drink in Norwich this evening at Open.

The county’s lavish larder will be celebrated all year round after the official launch of Norfolk Food and Drink.

Eastern Daily Press
Norwich City of Ale 2015 festival publicans, brewers and supporters raise a glass at the launch in the memeorial gardens, Norwich.Pictured front Dawn Leeder and Phil Cutter Photo: Steve Adams

As the Norwich City of Ale prepares to celebrate its fifth year, a competition is being held to find a name for the new charity beer.

Norwich
The Seventh Heaven Burger and Waffle House which has opened on Exchange Street. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

A dozen customers queueing for their first taste of Norwich’s newest restaurant were hoping its waffles and burgers would reach celestial heights of culinary excellence.

Film & Cinema

Film Review: We Are Many

Sunday, May 24, 2015
LONDON - FEBRUARY 15:  Several hundred thousand people march past the Westminster Clock Tower (Big Ben) towards Hyde Park to protest against the proposed war in Iraq February 15, 2003 in London. Similar massive demonstrations are taking place all over the world as the U.S. and Britain continue to press for a UN Security Council resolution for war.  (Photo by Ian Waldie/Getty Images)

This slick documentary charting the protests against the Iraq War makes a lot out of something that achieved little, says Michael Joyce.

Film review: Mad Max: Fury Road

Friday, May 22, 2015
Mad Max: Fury Road. Picture: Warner Bros. Pictures

While Tom Hardy falls short, the latest chapter of this groundbreaking franchise is an action-packed triumph, says Michael Joyce.

Film review pix 21/5/15

For a big budget fantasy which vociferously encourages children to dream, Tomorrowland: A World Beyond is disappointingly - and ironically - short on invention and ingenuity.

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