Monday, 30 September 2013

FANN 13 – The Festival of Architecture for Norfolk and Norwich 10 October to 7 November

FANN13, the Norfolk Association of Architects’ biennial festival celebrating the county’s contemporary architecture, returns from Thursday 10 October to Thursday 7 November with a packed programme of events in Norwich.

Many of the events are free and include an exhibition showcasing Norfolk architects’ work and Perspectives talks at The Forum; The Norwich Lecture, this year given by internationally renowned award-winning architect Álvaro Siza Vieira at UEA; architecture inspired art at venues across the city; children’s events at Norwich Castle and the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts; Tea with an Architect on Norwich Market; a photography competition in association with EDP ‘NorfolkIs’; Pattern Book an exhibition on tumblr by first year students at Norwich University of The Arts and films and a Pecha Kucha evening at Cinema City.

Matt Wood from Lucas Hickman Smith, Chair of the FANN 13 steering group said:  “We have created an exciting programme of activities in Norwich, which we hope will increase interest and understanding of the role that contemporary architecture plays in Norfolk’s cultural life and the changing face of the county. We are also looking forward to welcoming Álvaro Siza Vieira to Norwich. His lecture at UEA on 7 November will close the festival. Do come along and meet us at The Forum, enter our photography competition and take part in our events.”

For full details go to, email and follow the Festival on Twitter @ArchiFestival #FANN13 and Facebook.

FANN 13 Events

FANN 13 Exhibition: the Festival Exhibition at The Forum, Thursday 10 to Thursday 17 October and Sunday 20 to Wednesday 23 October inclusive, showcasing work of Norfolk’s architectural practices, in the city, county and further afield. Winning projects in the Norwich Society’s Annual Awards and the South Norfolk Council Design Awards will also feature. Meet and chat with local architects every day from 9am to 6pm.

Architects exhibiting: A Squared Architects, Chaplin Farrant, Keith Day Architects, DPA Architects, Feilden & Mawson, Hudson Architects, Ingleton Wood, Henry Kelf, Lambert Bardsley Reeve, LSI Architects, Lucas Hickman Smith, NPS Group, Parsons + Whittley, Margaret Paxton, Purcell Architects, Reynolds Jury Architecture, Roberts Molloy Associates, SMG Architects, Lewis + Tyrrell Architects and The Whitworth Co-Partnership.

Perspectives: a series of free early evening talks aimed at giving fresh perspective on architecture in the region:

 David Bussey on George Skipper, in association with the Sainsbury Centre’s Masterpieces: Art and East Anglia. Wednesday 16 October, 6.30pm to at The Curve in The Forum. David Bussey will discuss the work of leading Edwardian and Norwich born architect, George Skipper.
 John Worthington on Collaborative Urbanism: The Shaping of Enjoyable Places, in association with Norwich University of the Arts. Tuesday 22 October. 6.30pm to 7.30pm at The Lecture Theatre, NUA, Duke Street, Norwich. John Worthington is co-founder of DEGW, Director of the Academy of Urbanism and Patron of the Urban Design Group.
 Reenie Elliott on Invisible Architecture: Coast, Nature and Artifice
Wednesday 23 October, 6.30pm to 7.30pm at The Curve at The Forum
Contrasting American, Dutch and British examples, including tidal and extreme landscape conditions, architect Reenie Elliott considers how formal architectures are reclaimed for the wilderness. Challenging oppositions between nature and artifice, Reenie will discuss regional attitudes to these cultural constructions, and how they shape our understanding of architecture.

Junior Architects: Half-term events to inspire the budding architect.
 Curious Architecture: Norwich Castle, Timothy Gurney Gallery, 28 and 29 October, 11am to 12.30pm and 1.30pm to 3.30pm. Design your own folly with help from local architects. Drop in family activity, free with museum entry.
 Space Shelters: Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, UEA, 31 October, 10.30am to 3pm. Work with artist Liz Ballard and architect Liz Harris to build temporary shelters inspired by habitats designed for Mars and the Moon. Price: £18, £14 concessions; includes materials; Booking essential, t 01603 593199, event suitable for young people aged 12-15.

Playing with Space: a collection of short films and video-clips exploring how buildings and urban spaces are used and abused in a variety of unexpected, amusing and sometimes frightening ways. Sunday 20 October, 11am and 12 noon (runs 58 minutes), free event at Fusion, The Forum. Originally curated by Tim Philips and Norwich-based artists Townley & Bradby for firstsite in Colchester.

NUA Architecture: The Pattern Book – first-year architecture students from Norwich University of the Arts will be creating a live exhibition of their first impressions of Norwich, sharing pages from their sketchbooks via Tumblr and Twitter. Follow the online exhibition from 10 to 25 October at

FANN13 Pecha Kucha
Pecha Kucha is a fast-moving presentation format in which speakers talk to 20 slides each for exactly 20 seconds. Presentations can feature any creative subject, for example art, design, travel and food. But expect the FANN13 PK-Night to feature plenty of architecture! Cinema City Bar, Sunday 20 October, 20.20hrs. Anyone can register to present – see for more details.

Tea with an Architect: Norwich Market, Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 October:
If you’re thinking about a building project but don’t know where to start, our Tea with an Architect event is a great opportunity for you to bring in your ideas, designs and questions for a free consultation with a local architect. Donations to Shelter, RIBA supported charity. Event in association with Norwich City Council, Tea With an Architect and The Little Red Roaster. To book an appointment go to

Norfolk Association of Architects’ Norwich Lecture 2013
Thursday 7 November, Lecture Theatre 1, UEA, 6.30pm for 7pm, free event.
The Norwich Lecture will be given by internationally renowned award-winning architect Álvaro Siza Vieira. His accolades include the 2009 RIBA Gold Medal, the Venice Biennale’s Golden Lion, the Pritzker prize and the International Union of Architects Gold Medal.

Photography Competition: Norfolk has many beautiful buildings and structures, old and new, side by side. Architecture surrounds you every day: your walk to work, your city, your village, your house. Together let’s paint a picture of the real Norfolk thorough the contemporary architecture that surrounds us. Open competition in association with EDP NorfolkIs; plus under-15 competition, see for more details (closing date 10 October).

Architecture in Film: architecture surrounds us, forming the backdrop for our daily lives. It is no surprise that it also features in films – rarely as the main event, but always adding atmosphere and context. A short series of films at Cinema City, Norwich:
 Red Road (18) (2006), directed by Andrea Arnold
Sunday 13 October at 5.20pm, introduced by Charles Barr, Professor Emeritus of Film Studies at UEA.
 A Clockwork Orange (18) (1971), directed by Stanley Kubrick
Thursday 17 October at 8.15pm, introduced by Peter Kramer, Senior Lecturer in Film Studies at UEA, and author of A Clockwork Orange (Controversies).
 Farenheit 451 (12A) (1966), directed by François Truffaut
Monday 21 October at 8.30pm, introduced by Dr. James Benedict Brown, Lecturer in Architecture at NUA.
See or call 0871 902 5724 for ticket prices.

Constructing Excellence AGM 2013 – The UEA Exemplar Low Carbon Building
A talk by Ben Binns of the UEA’s Adapt Low Carbon Group and Ben Humphries of Architype Architects. Monday 14 October 2013, 6.30pm to 8.30pm, The Curve at The Forum (see for booking details).

Thursday, 26 September 2013

Norfolk Deaf Association Opens New HQ on Thorpe Road Norwich

Norfolk Deaf Association (NDA) has moved to new headquarters at 120 Thorpe Road in Norwich, and marked the opening of the new office with the charity’s Annual Public Meeting on Thursday 19 September.

Pictured left to right are Christopher Doggett Treasurer NDA, Tony Innes, Chairman NDA and David Baguley, Head of Service Audiology / Hearing Implants,  Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, who was guest speaker at the Annual Public Meeting
Tony Innes, Chairman NDA Trustees explained: “Our old office at Silver Road had served us well, but had become less suitable for our needs, with difficult first floor access. Our lease was coming to an end, so we decided to look for new premises. The office at 120 Thorpe Road, close to Norwich station and well served by public transport, is just what we need. The premises are on the ground floor, with good wheelchair access, dedicated parking spaces and much better facilities for our clinics, supports groups and volunteer training.”  

Sylvia Rogers from North Walsham, a volunteer with the NDA Hearing Support Service added: “I suffer from hearing loss and know how important it is to have people who can understand your problems, so I trained as a volunteer 18 months ago and work at the Hearing Support Service clinic in our head office. Thorpe Road is much more convenient; we have a better room for the clinic and it is easy to get help and advice from staff who are close by. Being involved with NDA keeps me up to date and makes me realise that I am not alone.”      

Jack Bradstock has been working as a volunteer at the Assisted Listening Devices clinic for a year: “Thorpe Road is very easy to find and more people have been coming to our clinics. The office is on the ground floor, so it is easy for visitors of all abilities to enter the building.”

Norfolk Deaf Association was founded in 1898, originally as a benevolent society. The charity aims to improve the lives of young people and adults with all degrees of hearing loss through information, support, awareness and communication. The key services are Hearing Support Service, Befriending Service, Tinnitus Support Group, Deaf Awareness Training and Hard of Hearing Club.

Hearing Support Service – volunteers help people affected by hearing loss, advising them on the use, cleaning and maintenance of hearing aids. Home visits are offered for those with limited mobility, and there are 50 static clinics and 28 mobile clinics, provided by the Listen Here! Bus, in towns and villages in Norfolk. The mobile clinic also visits 25 sheltered housing complexes. The timetables for both the static and mobile clinics can be downloaded from the website at, or tel. 01603 404440 (voice/minicom).

Static Clinics include Blakeney, Coltishall, Fakenham, Gorleston, Holt, Ludham, Sheringham and Wells-next-the-Sea. Mobile Clinics include Acle, Aylsham, Bunwell, Dereham, Diss, Harleston, Hingham, Hoveton, North Walsham, Reepham, Stalham, Swaffham, Taverham, Thetford, Watton and Wymondham.

In addition NDA runs an Assistive Listening Devices advice and support clinic on Thursday mornings between 10am and 1pm at the Thorpe Road headquarters.  This is ideal for anyone thinking of buying equipment to enhance hearing. A wide variety of equipment is on display including induction loops, wireless listeners, flashing and vibrating doorbells, vibrating alarm clocks, smoke alarms, telephone amplifiers and mobile phones.

Norfolk Deaf Association is at 120 Thorpe Road, Norwich NR1 1RT, t. 01603 404440

FANN 13 – Norwich – Art and Architecture Exhibitions – October

FANN13, the Norfolk Association of Architects’ biennial festival celebrating the county’s contemporary architecture features a series of Art and Architecture exhibitions at venues across Norwich. The exhibitions begin on Tuesday, October 1 with a month-long show at The Workshop, 53 Earlham Road, featuring the work of illustrator and graphic designer Richard Horne.

Richard Horne, Revolutionary Norwich Series - City Hall
Richard Horne’s exhibition includes his colourful Revolutionary Norwich series of prints and new work featuring the Houses of Parliament, Tate Modern and St Pauls Cathedral in London.

The main festival runs from October 10 to November 7. For full festivals details go to, email and follow the Festival on Twitter @ArchiFestival #FANN13 and Facebook.

Matt Wood from Lucas Hickman Smith, Chair of the FANN 13 steering group said:  “Many artists are inspired by the forms, patterns and history of the buildings they see, and many architects feel moved to draw and paint beyond their ‘day job’.  Enjoy our series of exhibitions by architectural artists and artistic architects at Norwich city centre venues throughout October and early November.”

Art Architecture Exhibitions
 Richard Horne
1 to 31 October, The Workshop, 53 Earlham Road, NR2 3AD Norwich, 01603 615853
 Jeremy Taylor – ‘Painting Architecture; Form & Colour’
10 October to 16 November, Anteros Arts Foundation, Fye Bridge Street,  Norwich NR3 1LJ (gallery open Monday to Saturday 10am to 5pm) 01603) 766129
 Nicholas Juett
10 to 23 October. Expresso, 12 St Georges Street, Norwich NR3 1BA, t 01603 768881,
 Bradley Johnson
10 to 23 October, The Narthex, Cathedral of John the Baptist, Unthank Road, Norwich, NR2 2PA, t. 01603 624615
 'nuamafa’
Rhona Fleming, Sarah Foyster, Claire Nelmes, Andy Rhodes, Juan-Jose Guerra-Valiente, 10 to 23 October, The Playroom, Norwich Playhouse, 42-58 St Georges Street, Norwich NR3 1AB, t. 01603 766669
 Simon Robinson – ‘The Smell of Bitumen’
10 to 23 October, Take 5, 17 Tombland, Norwich, NR3 1HF, t. 01603 614210
 Rhona Fleming
14 October to 11 November, Appleyard & Co, 36 Exchange Street, Norwich NR2 1AX, t 01603 663876,
Debbie Ayles – ‘Attention to Detail’
     14 to 26 October, Flint Hair Salon, 24 St Benedicts Street, Norwich NR2 4AQ,
t. 01603 616117,
 'Shift: New Photography in the Norfolk Landscape'
Carys O'Brien, James Benedict Brown & Stephen Jarvis, 17 to 20 October (4pm-8pm) Nunn's Yard Gallery/Yallops Gallery, St. Augustine's St, Norwich NR3 3BY,
Joni Smith – paper artist
17 to 19 October, Fabulous Frames, 97 Upper St Giles Street, Norwich NR2 1AB

Friday, 6 September 2013

The Taste of Autumn at Raveningham Gardens

The Taste of Autumn at Raveningham Gardens (near Hales, Norfolk) on Sunday 6 October, from 11am to 4pm, is a celebration of the autumnal fruits of the garden, hedgerow and woodland, with Raveningham’s walled vegetable garden, glasshouses, orchard and herb garden at its heart.  Meet local producers and enjoy talks and tours on fungi, herbs, fruit and vegetables.  Entry is £5 a car.  The event is part of the EDP Adnams Norfolk Food & Drink Festival.

Jekka McVicar, known as ‘the queen of herbs’, will be giving talks on herbs. She has won a record 62 RHS Gold medals for her herb displays at Chelsea Flower Show and created Jamie Oliver’s herb garden. More than 600 species of culinary, medicinal and aromatic herbs from around the world are grown at Jekka’s Herb Farm in Gloucestershire.

Richard Hobbs will be giving tips on growing and caring for fruit trees. Fungi expert, Neil Mahler will lead fungi forays in the park, advising on what to pick and cook and what to avoid. Cook With Me Kids will be running activities for children in the tearoom. Neville Turner, a local expert on apple identification, will be on hand to help visitors identify apples.

The Bacon family and their gardening team will give tours of the walled kitchen garden – discover Raveningham’s vegetable gardening secrets, hear about the history of the garden and buy garden produce. More than 30 different vegetables are grown during the year, including old-fashioned varieties like salsify and scorzonera (both root vegetables). Pride of place in the orchard goes to the 200-year old Queen Charlotte apple tree. There is also a working Victorian melon pit, along with the herb garden created by Susan Bacon. Grapes, peaches, figs and plants are grown in the glasshouses.

Visitors will be welcome to explore the 18th century walled kitchen garden, Victorian glasshouses, arboretum and herb garden at their leisure and enjoy contemporary sculpture throughout the gardens, as well as walk round the lake created to mark the Millennium. Raveningham’s 14th century church will be open.

Tea, cakes and apple pie made from Raveningham apple trees, along with jams and jellies made from the fruits of the estate’s hedgerows and local honey will be on sale. There will also be a hog roast.

Local nurseries and producers attending include: Black Cottage Nursery, Yare Valley Oils, Jelly Cottage Plants, Norfolk Sloe Company, Green Pastures Nursery, Hillfield Nursery, Candi’s Chutneys, The Cheese and Pie Man, The Little Fudge Stall and Franchi Seeds of Italy. The Hardy Plant Society will have an information stall.

Raveningham Gardens NR14 6NS is signposted off A146 at Hales, t. 01508 548152,

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Great Yarmouth Heritage Open Days 12 to 15 September

An exciting programme of free tours and drop in events is on offer in the Borough of Great Yarmouth during Heritage Open Days weekend, Thursday 12 to Sunday 15 September.

Nelson's Monument - The Norfolk Pillar - Great Yarmouth

Many of the buildings involved are not normally open to the public; explore the Masonic Royal Assembly Rooms, get behind the scenes on a Grandstand Tour at Wellesley Recreation Ground and visit the Fishermen’s Hospital.

Enjoy an on site talk about the restoration of Vauxhall Bridge, take the Trawler Trail guided walk in Gorleston and go on tours of Great Yarmouth Town Hall.

Visit St Mary’s Church, West Somerton, final resting place of Robert Hales ‘the Norfolk Giant’ and All Saints Church Horsey, which dates back to Saxon times.

Walk from Reedham to Polkey’s Mill and Reedham Marsh Steam House, or visit Morse’s Wind Engine Park at Repps with Bastwick, the only collection of historic wind pumps in the UK.

Go on tours of Great Yarmouth Minster, The Norfolk Pillar (Nelson’s Monument) and Georgian Great Yarmouth and visit the Elizabethan House Museum and Tolhouse Museum.

Great Yarmouth Minster

Cllr Bernard Williamson, Great Yarmouth’s Heritage Champion, said: “Heritage Open Days is an exciting way for us to showcase the fascinating heritage there is in Great Yarmouth, with amazing opportunities for people to get behind the scenes at many of the borough’s wonderful historical buildings.”

Pick up a Great Yarmouth Heritage Open Days leaflet at the Tourist Information Centre,
t. 01493 846346, or download a copy of the leaflet from    

Borough of Great Yarmouth – Heritage Open Days events and tours – full list

Pre-Booked Events
Guided Walk - Trawler Trail, Gorleston, Thursday 12 September at 2pm
Meet at entrance to Morrison's Supermarket, Dock Tavern Lane, Gorleston on Sea NR31 6PY. Explore Gorleston on Sea from the eyes of Samuel Hewett, one time proprietor of the largest fishing fleet in the world, sailing from Gorleston under The Short Blue House Flag. His use of the foremost techniques in the industry involved 'well ships' and ice houses to keep his fish fresh longer and command higher prices for his quality produce. T 01493 846346 to book.

Great Yarmouth Town Hall, Thursday 12 and Friday 13 September, open 10am to 4.30pm, pre-booked guided tours at 11am and 2pm.Hall Quay, Great Yarmouth NR30 2QF. Built in 1882 and recently refurbishment Great Yarmouth Town Hall will be open for HOD's visitors to view the Civic Rooms including the Mayor's Parlour and Council Chamber (formerly used as a Magistrates Court). The town's regalia and some of the Borough's art collection will also be available for viewing.  T 01493 846125 to book.

Great Yarmouth Minster Thursday 12 and Saturday 14 September open 10am to 4pm, Friday 13 September open 10am to 1pm and Sunday 15 September open 11am to 4pm. Guided tour on Saturday at 2pm, t 01493 846346 to book.Church Plain, Great Yarmouth, NR30 1NE. Great Yarmouth Minster was built in 1101 and is the largest parish church in the country. It was destroyed during WWII, with just the walls and towers left standing. Restored by Stephen Dykes Bower between 1957 and 1961. Photographic display of Herring Fishing Industry. Refreshments.

Guided Walk - Great Georgian Yarmouth, Friday 13 September at 2pm Meet at Fisherman's Hospital Entrance, Market Place, Great Yarmouth NR30 1ND. See another side to Great Yarmouth on this walk looking at some of the stunning Georgian architecture interwoven into the fabric of the town. From Row 44 where Nelson stayed in the Angel Hotel through to the Victorian Arcade, along King Street and the quay, see the amazing range of beautiful facades. T. 01493 846346 to book.

Vauxhall Bridge Restoration, Saturday 14 September at 10am, North Quay, Great Yarmouth NR30 1JF. Built in 1852 the wrought iron Fairbairn-type box glider Vauxhall Bridge is believed to be the last one remaining in the country. Miriam Kikis chairperson of the Vauxhall links group will give a talk about the history of the bridge, its significance to Great Yarmouth and the restoration project. T 01493 846346 to book.

Open Day Events – no need to book 
Grandstand at Wellesley Recreation Ground, Thursday 12 and Friday 13 September 9am to 4pm and Saturday 14 September 9am to 12noon. Tours daily at 11am.Wellesley Road, Great Yarmouth, NR30 1EY. One of the earliest surviving football grandstands in England still in use today, dating back to 1890 and designed by J.W. Cockrill. Refreshments.

Old Meeting Unitarian Church, Thursday 12, Friday 13 and Saturday 14 September 10am to 2pm and Sunday 15 September 11am to 2pm. Greyfriars Way, Great Yarmouth NR30 0EG. With its roots in Transylvania from the time of the reformation, the Unitarian Church has had a congregation of Dissenters dating in the town from 1642. The current church built in 1954 replaced a WWII bomb damaged building based in Middlegate. A special display for visitors will show the history of the Unitarian church and some of its more famous members.

Tolhouse Museum, Thursday 12 and Friday 13 September 10am to 4pm, Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 September 12noon to 4pm. Tolhouse Street just off South Quay, Great Yarmouth, NR30 2SH.
Take a journey through crime and punishment in Great Yarmouth in one of England’s oldest prisons. Learn of the fates of thieves, smugglers, witches, pirates and murderers. Hear both gaoler and prisoners tell their stories of transportation, incarceration and execution.

The Masonic Royal Assembly Rooms, Thursday 12, Friday 13 & Saturday 14 September, Tours at 10am, 12noon  & 2pm. Albert Square, Great Yarmouth, NR30 3JH. Originally designed to be Assembly and Reading Rooms in 1863, the building was bought from the Norfolk Militia by the Masons in 1919 and has had significant refurbishment.

The Fishermen's Hospital, Thursday 12, Friday 13, Saturday 14 & Sunday 15 September, talk at 11am daily Market Place, Great Yarmouth, NR30 1ND.The Fishermen's Hospital was built in 1762 by the corporation of Great Yarmouth for old or ‘decayed’ fishermen. It could house up to 40 residents, but now only nine cottages remain with nine residents. Tours will include cottage no 8, which will be opened especially for HOD’s visitors. A talk will be given each day at 11am and complimentary tea & coffee will be available.

St Mary's Church, West Somerton, Thursday 12 & Friday 13 September 9am to 6pm, Saturday 14 September 9am to 1pm & 4pm to 6pm, Sunday 15 September 12noon to 6pm, Church Lane, West Somerton NR29 4DR. A 13th century thatched roof church with round tower, famous for its 14th century medieval wall paintings and for the tombstone of Robert Hales, the 'Norfolk Giant'. Special exhibition of drawings by local artist John Finnie.

Elizabethan House Museum, Thursday 12 & Friday 13 September 10am to 4pm, Saturday 14 & Sunday 15 September 12noon to 4pm.South Quay, Great Yarmouth NR30 2QH. The Elizabethan House is probably one of the Yarmouth quayside houses Daniel Defoe described as looking like ‘little palaces’. Explore the lives of the families who lived there from Tudor through to Victorian times.

Wind Energy Museum - The Morse Collection, Repps, Thursday 12 & Friday 13 September 10am to 2pm, t. 07796 407864 to arrange guided tour Marsh Road, Off Staithe Road, Repps, NR29 5JU.
The only collection of historical wind-pumps in Great Britain. They demonstrate the drainage systems of Norfolk, whilst showing examples of different types & mechanisms including a full size working scoop wheel.

The stories behind the stones at Great Yarmouth Minster, Friday 13 September, Tour at 11am
Church Plain, Great Yarmouth, NR30 1NE. Guided tour with local historian Paul Davies looking at some of the discoveries and telling the stories behind the gravestones in the cemeteries at Great Yarmouth Minster.

Great Yarmouth Potteries, Friday 13 September, 9.30am to 3pm, 18 Trinity Place, Great Yarmouth NR30 3HA. This unique museum in the 700 year-old medieval town wall is crammed full of memorabilia of the days when Great Yarmouth had a huge fishing fleet and dates back 300 years. The museum contains many unusual items from the old drifters and an array of items reclaimed from the sea. Refreshments

Conservation of Cemetery Monuments Friday 13 September at 3pm,Great Yarmouth Minster, Church Plain, Great Yarmouth NR30 1NE. A guided walk with Great Yarmouth Borough Council’s Principal Conservation Officer. Explore monuments and statues looking at conservation issues and methods.

All Saints Church Horsey, Friday 13 September 12noon to 5pm, Saturday 14 September 10am to 5pm and Sunday 15 September 12noon to 5pm - organ recital 12noon. The Street, Horsey NR29 4EF
A beautiful Saxon church with round tower and thatched roof. Photographic displays will show the village and church through the ages along with the Horsey flood and information and photographs on the church’s restoration project. The surrounding churchyard is a place of particular peace and beauty.

Holy Trinity Church, Caister on Sea, Saturday 14 September 9am to 4pm. Norwich Road, Caister on Sea, NR30 5JN. Originally a 14th century church, re-built in the 18th century and beyond with an impressive ornate 15th century font which was brought in from Suffolk. The strong links with Caister Lifeboat throughout its history can be seen by memorials inside and outside the church including a stunning stained glass window of Christ and the Fisherman, by Paul Woodruffe, which commemorates the 1901 lifeboat disaster.  Refreshments

Quaker Meeting House, Saturday 14 September 10am – 4pm. Howard Street South, Great Yarmouth NR30 1LN. Quakers have worshiped in Great Yarmouth since 1649.  Beneath the present building there are the remains of a 14th century cell occupied by Augustinian Friars until the dissolution of the monasteries, c.1536.

The Norfolk Naval Pillar (Nelson's Monument), Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 September 10am to 3pm, booking not essential but advised, t 01493 850698.Monument Road, South Denes, Great Yarmouth NR30 3PX. Guided tours; climb the 217 steps for breathtaking views of the town and surrounding countryside. Discover the history of this Grade I listed monument and its links to Lord Nelson.

Polkey's Mill & Reedham Marsh Steam Engine House, Saturday 14 September 12noon to 4pm, Wherryman's Way (footpath), Reedham NR13 3UB. The site includes a working drainage mill, which will be operating weather permitting. Beside the mill is an old steam engine house built in 1880 (no steam engine). Visitors will be allowed access to the buildings. Tours of Polkey's Mill in small groups will be available.

Space and Form at Wymondham Arts Centre Norfolk

Space and Form, a mixed sculpture exhibition featuring the work of seven Norfolk artists, Viv Allen, Nick Ball, Judith Campbell, Lucy Edwards, Max Lamb, Dominique Segurado and Dr Fiona Wilkes opened at Wymondham Arts Centre  Norfolk on Tuesday, September 3 and runs until Sunday, September 15.

The exhibition, featuring artists chosen by the sculptor Dominique Segurado, is open Monday to Saturday, 10am to 5pm and Sunday, 12 noon to 5pm, free entry. Wymondham Arts Centre is at Becket’s Chapel, Church Street, Wymondham NR18 0PH.

Here are some photographs of the work on display.

Stoneware torso by Lucy Edwards

Stoneware figures by Lucy Edwards
Blue Moon by Judith Campbell
Rose Arch (part) by Nick Ball