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

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Latest Consumer Alerts and Trading Standards news

We’re highlighting the following consumer news and scams:

Email scams and phishing alerts

Look out for the following email scams which are circulating: 

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

More advice and updates from Norfolk TS

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

Reporting scams

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

Citizens Advice Consumer Helpline 03454 04 05 06 or
Action Fraud (UK’s National Fraud Office) 0300 123 2040 or

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Meet the Leader of Norfolk County Council

Norfolk Council News Feed - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 17:00
Meet the Leader of Norfolk County Council

Dear Your Voice member

The Leader of Norfolk County Council, Cliff Jordan, would like to meet you and hear your views about the future of our county.

We're holding a series of roadshows to talk to residents about what lies ahead for Norfolk and the role of the County Council. We'd like to hear your ideas and your aspirations for our county.

The Leader will be joined by other councillors and the Managing Director, Wendy Thomson. Nick Conrad, BBC Radio Norfolk presenter, will act as chairman and take questions from the audience.

We're holding the first of our roadshows in Matishall. The event will run from 7pm to 9pm, on Tuesday, 7 November 2017. The event will be in the Enterprise Suite, South Green Business Park Enterprise Centre, Mattishall, Dereham, NR20 3JY.

Book your place here.

Many thanks


Your Voice is run by Norfolk County Council. You can contact the team by emailing us:

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SEND e-newsletter

Norfolk Council News Feed - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 13:15
Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Newsletter

October 2017 - Issue no.17

The SEND e-newsletter gives information and news about what is new and being developed in the world of SEND and the Local Offer in Norfolk.

Thank you to everyone who has contributed ideas and news articles to this edition.

Co-production in Norfolk

This summer we celebrated National Co-production Week (3–7 July 2017) by making a short film about co-production in Norfolk – and co-producing it, of course.

The idea came from the Local Offer Manager and was enthusiastically welcomed by Family Voice Norfolk, the parent carer forum for our region.

Jacob Furniss, who directed, filmed and edited the film, is himself a young man with special educational needs. With an officer from the Local Offer as his sound man, he filmed a wide variety of events demonstrating Norfolk’s commitment to co-production.

In the film, Family Voice Norfolk with the Local Authority and Health colleagues are seen working together to improve services for children and young people with SEND, while the voices of young people themselves focus on the issues that most concern them.

The film was fun to make and stands as a continuing pledge of Norfolk’s commitment to co-production. Take a look here.

Supporting young people with medical needs

Do you have a child with medical needs? Do you have children attending your setting who have medical needs?

There is a new page on the Local Offer website which informs parent carers and school staff about support for children and young people with medical conditions. This page also links to the role of the LA Medical Needs Coordinator and you can find the latest medical needs newsletter at the bottom of that page.

Local Offer - SEND section review

Are you a SENCO willing to share good practice?

If so, we are seeking examples of:

  • One-page profiles
  • Individual Education Plans or similar templates used by SENCOs to record SEN Support

If you have any examples that you would be happy for us to share as resources within the SEND section of the Local Offer website, please get in touch with

SEN Support Guidance update

Thank you to everyone who responded to the consultation on the draft SEN Support Guidance document. 

The feedback was considered at a meeting on Monday 16 October, and led to a decision being made that further work needs to be done before it is ready for publication.

A task and finish group has been set up to support the development of more specific information in the SEN Support section in order to clearly detail expectations of SEN Support across the different areas of SEND.  This meeting will take place on 15 November 2017.

Norfolk County Council is now aiming to publish 'The Local Offer – the provision the local authority expects to be made available by education providers' in January 2018.

Events and training for professionals

There are always lots of events and training opportunities for professionals advertised on the Events and training page on the Local Offer website. 

The following new workshops from the Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) service for Norfolk and Waveney have been designed to raise awareness and improve outcomes for children and young people.

Mediation awareness training (multi-agency training) will take place on 1 November 2017 at the Woodside Centre Community Hub in Norwich More info and booking

Special educational needs and disabilities training (for health staff) will take place on 10 November 2017 at Hellesdon Hospital in Norwich More info and booking

Special educational needs and disabilities training (for health staff) will take place on 13 February 2017 at Northgate Hospital in Great Yarmouth More info and booking

Enquiries to Mark Gower or phone 01502 719500 or 07583 091223

Events for children, young people and parent carers

Finding something for our children to do

Whether you are looking for a regular club for your youngster to attend or a one-off event for a quiet weekend, it can be really time consuming. 

The Local Offer has a section devoted to events and fun activities for children and young people including events around cooking and eating, sports, independence building and Christmas.

And what about parent carers?

If you want to build up our knowledge in order to feel better informed to support our children and young people? In the Support events section of the Local Offer there are currently 20+ events and training courses ranging from learning to sign, supporting behaviour, through to understanding transition and opportunities for having your voice and experiences heard!

Are you running an event or a parent carer who is attending an event?

If so, please could you let us know about the event or training opportunity so that we can promote it, free of charge. It’s easy, just email us at with the details and we will do the rest.

Transition training events - Preparing for Adult Life

Preparing For Adult Life – Level 1 and 2 is for young people, parents, carers and professionals across Education, Health, Social Care and other partner agencies involved with the transition planning of young people with additional needs preparing for adult life.

The one-day training is spilt into two parts and attendees can choose to attend one or both parts:

10.00-11.30 - Awareness training

The purpose of this session is to provide a basic understanding of transition planning and the law.

12.00-1.30 - Workforce Development training

The purpose of this session is to promote the legal duties and responsibilities across a multi-agency network of professionals. 

The training is being delivered on 10 different dates across Norfolk throughout November and December. Find the venues and further information about how to book on the Events and training page or Support events page on the Local Offer website.

SENCO Forum e-discussion group

The 0-25 Special Educational Needs and Disability Unit of the Department for Education is asking local authorities to bring the National SENCO (Special Educational Needs Co-ordinators) Forum to the attention of schools, settings and SENCOs .

The Forum provides an opportunity for new and experienced SENCOs and other SEN professionals to:

  • discuss issues and share information and practical advice
  • receive independent, solution-based support in a collaborative and mutual way  

Advice provided is based on the direct experience of SEN professionals, relevant research evidence and national/local policy guidance.

More information about the Forum and joining instructions can be found here.

Gig Buddies

Gig Buddies, a new Mencap project is coming to Norwich. 

Gig Buddies, is all about supporting people with a learning disability to access night life. To find out more about the project, you can visit the website here.  

The project is currently recruiting for volunteers in the Norwich area who can give two hours per week to attend evening and night-life events with an adult who has a learning disability.

Family Voice, Family Chat

Are you the parent of a child with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND)?

Join Family Voice for coffee at their new-style information and feedback sessions.

For their first series, they have invited Norfolk SEND Partnership Information, Advice and Support Service (SEND IASS) so you can:

  • find out more about SEN Support and EHCP assessments
  • tell us about your own experiences of support for your child with SEND
  • ask questions in a relaxed setting
  • share ideas with other parent carers.

Tuesday 7 November 2017, 10.30am – 12.30pm at Sprowston Diamond Centre, School Lane, Norwich, NR7 8TR

Thursday 9 November 2017, 10.30pm – 12.30pm at Assembly Rooms, Market Place, Swaffham, PE37 7AB

Tuesday 14 November 2017, 10.30am – 12.30pm at Attleborough Community Hub, Station Road, Attleborough, NR17 2AT

Thursday 23 November 2017, 10.30am – 12.30pm at Kings Centre, Queen Anne Road, Great Yarmouth, NR31 0LE

If you can come, please email or call/text on 07535 895748.

Your view on mental health services for children and young people in Norfolk and Waveney

Commissioners from Norfolk County Council and the NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups in Norfolk and Waveney are looking to work with local people and stakeholders to shape the future direction of mental health services available for children and young people in Norfolk and Waveney.

They would like to hear from:

  • children and young people who use mental health services
  • people who work with and for mental health services
  • local support and voluntary sector organisations that work with children and young people.

There is an online survey where you can give your feedback about:

  • what currently works well
  • what the problems are
  • how mental health services for children and young people can be improved in the future.

The project team also want to ask these questions directly to groups of young people and stakeholders, and are keen to attend any meetings that are run by or for children and young people.

If you have any meetings you would like someone involved in the project to attend and talk about the survey in coming months, email with appropriate details.

ECCH Children's Speech and Language Therapy Survey

East Coast Community Healthcare Children’s Speech and Language Therapy Service are currently asking people to complete a short bitesize survey to support their service improvement plans.  There are four different surveys which can be completed anonymously if so wished.

Parents and Carers ECCH Children's Speech and Language Therapy Survey - Parents and Carers

Education Professionals ECCH Children's Speech and Language Therapy Survey - Education Professionals

Early Years Professionals ECCH Children's Speech and Language Therapy Survey - Early Years

Health Professionals ECCH Children's Speech and Language Therapy Survey - Health Professionals

These surveys are just one part of the service evaluation process and East Coast Community Healthcare (ECCH) would really appreciate feedback from a broad range of people accessing our Children's Speech and Language Therapy Service so they identify what is working well and elements they can improve. 

Do look out for the ‘Community as Teachers’ events in Spring 2018.  These focus groups will run across the service and enable ECCH to understand your experience of using their service in more detail and improvements they can make.

Free Sleep Workshops for Parents

Thanks to funding from the Flux Foundation, Sleep East are delighted to offer a free sleep workshop with follow-on support for exhausted parents in and around the Swaffham area.

The sleep workshop which is on Tuesday 21 November, 1.00 - 3.30pm at Swaffham Children’s Centre, Whitecross Road, PE37 7EF is fun, interactive and covers the following:

  • the physiology of sleep
  • play Sleep Bingo
  • sleep quizzes
  • why is my child not sleeping?
  • sleep information and strategies
  • keeping a sleep diary
  • developing a good bedtime routine
  • maintaining a good sleep pattern

Unfortunately, we are not able to run a crèche, so are unable to welcome children to the workshop at the Children's Centre.

Follow-on support is offered by our drop-in sleep clinic on Friday 1 December 2017 and Friday 5 January 2018, 10.30 at Swaffham Library, The Pightle, PE37 7DF. Children are most welcome at these Library-based sessions.

Places are limited, so please book as soon as possible by emailing 

Upgraded specialist resource base makes the news!

Sprowston Infant School has one of just 24 specialist resource bases (SRBs) in the county which support children with a range of special needs.

SRBs support children with a range of needs, including behaviour, autism and learning difficulties – giving them the opportunity to receive very specialist support and still be part of a mainstream school.

A bare patch of concrete and muddy grass has been transformed into a colourful, sensory outdoor learning space for the children and the ‘Turtle Room’ as also been upgraded with new and improved facilities.

The improvements were paid for by £10,000 from Norfolk County Council and a further £3,500 donated by Norwich music venue, the Brickmakers.

Read the full article here

New decision-making guidance for EHC needs assessments and plans

New guidance has been published on the Local Offer explaining local authority criteria and thresholds in deciding whether an EHC needs assessment or EHC plan is needed. Schools and all settings (Early Years, Colleges etc) should familiarise themselves with this document and use it as an ongoing reference tool when considering EHC needs assessment requests.

The threshold guidance is written in the context of Norfolk’s higher needs delegated funding model and aligns closely to the expectations of all schools and settings based on their duties under SEN Support as set out in Chapters 4, 5 and 6 of the SEN Code of Practice.

The new guidance is located on the Local Offer and can be found here

The new guidance document will, over the course of this academic year, be supported and supplemented by a range of new documentation including:

  • a new EHC plan format and template for Norfolk
  • a new and revised annual review report template for schools and settings following the annual review meeting
  • a new proforma for schools and settings to make a request for an EHC needs assessment
  • publication of the SEN Graduated Approach: Provision the LA expects to be made available from mainstream schools and settings.
Sunbeams Play is seeking feedback about opening in the Norwich area

Sunbeams Play, a registered charity, provides a fun, safe and caring environment for children and young people up to the age of 19 on or thought to be on the Autistic Spectrum.

Following a recent Ofsted inspection and an Outstanding grade, Sunbeams Play is looking at opportunities to open a second centre in the Norwich area.

Give your information and views here.

Golden Futures – Promoting the mutual benefits of employing people with disabilities in Norfolk (Norwich)

The BUILD Charity, working with local businesses, Jobcentre Plus, colleges, Norfolk Chamber of Commerce, and Norwich North MP Chloe Smith are hosting an event to raise awareness and understanding of the mutual benefits to employers and employees gained from employing someone with a disability.

The event is targeted at employers and people with disabilities who want to work in their business. 

The event will take place on Friday 3rd November at The Forum, Norwich and will be in two parts:

  • 8.30am – 11.30am – seminar aimed at employers with presentations from current employers and employees with disabilities sharing their experiences. For a free place at the Employers session please click here
  • 9.30am – 2.30pm – marketplace of employers, training providers, welfare agencies and recruitment agencies on hand to give information.  There is no need to book this session.

For more information about the event please email

If you would like to submit an article for this newsletter, please get in touch

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Norfolk County Council - Norfolk Joint Museums Committee

Norfolk Council News Feed - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 10:10

You are subscribed to receive this alert and notification regarding the publication of Norfolk County Council Committee Papers relating to Norfolk Joint Museums Committee. The Agenda for the meeting due to be held on Friday, 27 October 2017 is now available.

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

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Norfolk County Council News Update

Norfolk Council News Feed - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 17:10

You are subscribed to News releases for Norfolk County Council.

The following news has recently been added to our website:

NDR Traffic Update No 64 - No Green Lane West closure at Rackheath this weekend

Step into the past for Halloween fun at Norfolks museums this half term

View details on our news page.

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Norfolk County Council - Environment, Development and Transport 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 Environment, Development and Transport Committee.


There have been problems accessing the first link on page 97 of the agenda for the meeting due to be held on Friday 20 October 2017.  The report accessed via this link is now available on the website, and is found underneath the agenda.

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

If you have any queries please email

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A47 Alliance Newsletter 02

Norfolk Council News Feed - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 12:30

October 2017

This newsletter has been produced by Norfolk County Council on behalf of the A47 Alliance.

Highways England Public Consultation

Highways England’s Public Consultation on the six East Anglian A47 improvement and dualling schemes ran from the 13th March until the 21st April. These schemes received funding from government in 2014 under the Road Investment Strategy: 2015 to 2020. The events were well attended and provided key information about route options for the schemes along the A47. Click here to read the consultation reports.

Feedback from the public consultation has been used to support Highways England preferred routes for the A47 improvements, published in August, full details can be found here.

These preferred routes will inform the Statutory Consultation scheduled for early 2018, the first formal application stage. Work on the schemes is expected to commence in 2020. 

Business Case Updated

The A47 Alliance has revitalised its business case for A47 improvements.

The business case will be a key resource in the lobbying process to promote the A47 Alliance's priorities for the next round of funding, which is available through the Road Investment Strategy: 2020 to 2025. Government will be making decisions about the spending programme over the next few months.

The new business case will be shared at a number of business breakfasts in East Anglia and will be published on the A47 Alliance website.

Business Breakfasts

The A47 Alliance is sponsoring two business breakfasts in East Anglia. We will be informing businesses about the work of the A47 Alliance and how they can support the A47 Alliance at the events.

This is a great opportunity to find out more about the A47 Alliance and to network with other local people and businesses.

The events will be held on:

Friday 27th October 2017 in Peterborough, hosted by Cambridgeshire Chamber of Commerce (members and non-members welcome). Click here to book your place.

Thursday 9th November 2017 in Great Yarmouth, hosted by Norfolk Chamber of Commerce (members and non-members welcome). Click here book your place.

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Norfolk Council News Feed - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 12:00
Early Help Focus on North Norfolk and Broadland - 18 October 2017 cityDirect Work in North Norfolk

Mary has been working with a 14 year old female who became known to Early Help due to concerns about Child Sexual Exploitation. The young person had been involved in some sexting incidents, sexual behaviour as well as experimentation with drugs and Mum was struggling to confidently safeguard her daughter. Mary has worked with the young person to understand her interests and what makes her happy, sad and angry by engaging creatively using a ‘mood scale’ (see photo). Mary has worked with other agencies to organise for the young person to engage in the Jigsaw Programme, a CSE programme which is run by the Magdalene Group and aims to prevent the exploitation of young people. Additionally, with the young person and her Mum we have planned to draw up a safety plan so that there is an understanding within the family of how to keep the young person safe.


Allocations in Cromer

The Early Help team in Cromer now meet weekly for the allocation of new cases and think together about the cases that are coming into the team. The piece of work that is identified and which practitioner is best placed with their knowledge, experience and interests to work with the family. We also use this as an opportunity to share good practice and ideas about specific tools and styles of working that could be used within cases, particularly regarding direct work with children.  This has supported the team in working more closely together and team members feel that they take more ownership of the work and are able to understand thresholds better.

Claire Murdoch Team Manager NEHFF North

Hyperlinks for Crucial information 

Please remember there is a wealth of information on both the LSCB website and indeed the Norfolk EH pages with regards to all things Early Help:

Weekly Bulletins NNB

Please keep your eyes peeled for weekly bulletins sent out around North Norfolk, Broadland and Breckland. This is compiled by Brian Feltham-Daniels every week usually on a Monday or Tuesday. If you would like to be included or suggest wider partners who might like to be involved, please e-mail

for further details.

North Norfolk and Broadland Early Help Focus

 Please Sign up to Improving Times via the link below.

If colleagues would like to receive weekly updates please contact:

Signs of Safety in North Norfolk and Broadland Early Help and Social Work Super Leaders have recently had the privilege of meeting Terri Murphy to discuss what needs to happen next in our journey to embed Signs of Safety. North and Broadland have an established delivery of Development Sessions which are well attended by Early Help practitioners and Social Workers alike which will continue to strengthen our use of danger statements, safety goals, scaling questions and words and pictures. Moving forward over the coming weeks our locality super leads and practice leads will be coming together to review what has worked well and what good practice we can share more widely. In addition to this we will be disseminating the new implementation plan for England Innovations Project 2 and considering what we need to do in North and Broadland to deepen practice. The next two years will be exciting as we look at how we can get to grips with Finding Families, developing safety plans and safety networks.Karryn Dixon - Early Help Family Focus Manager Broadland North & Broadland Hub Meetings

Early Help North and Broadland have weekly collaboration meetings where professionals across adults and children’s services meet to share information about their service and discuss cases with individual’s consent. These meetings are having a positive impact on our families as we are able to pool resources and respond to a family’s needs in a flexible way. The Broadland Hub meeting is at 9.00am every Thursday at Broadland District Council, whilst the Northern Hub meeting is at 9.30am every Wednesday at North Norfolk District Council Offices. Colleagues across social care are welcome to attend these informative meetings.

Claire Murdoch Team Manager NEHFF North

Your feedback Do you have a good idea for the next Improving Times? Send it to and see our back copies here.
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Norfolk County Council - Norfolk Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee

Norfolk Council News Feed - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 10:15

You are subscribed to receive this alert and notification regarding the publication of Norfolk County Council Committee Papers relating to Norfolk Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee. The Agenda for the meeting due to be held on Thursday, 26 October 2017 is now available.
Please note that Norfolk County Council is moving towards more paperless working and printed meeting papers are not generally available at our public meetings. Please click on the highlighted link above and then, within the site that opens, click the relevant date under the “Scheduled Meeting Date” column to see these papers.
If you have any queries please email

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LIFT funding news for applicants

Norfolk Council News Feed - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 09:00


LIFT Bid Writing Workshop


On 29th November the LIFT Programme is holding a Bid Writing Workshop specifically for LIFT applicants. Book a place!

The LIFT Programme is holding an informal bid writing workshop to support applicants who are interested in applying for LIFT funding for employability and skills projects.

The event is a fantastic opportunity to:

  • Understand how to apply for LIFT funding under the three strands: LIFT Jobs, LIFT Skills and LIFT Trials.
  • Get advice on making bid writing easy and straightforward.
  • Hear top tips for applying for LIFT funding and running a project.
  • Network with other organisations also interested in LIFT funding and partner up.
  • Meet the LIFT team in person, as they will be your support during the whole process.

You can find more information about the workshop and book you place HERE. To register use the password: LIFTapplicants

Note: The first 13 delegates who register will secure the place. If you are unsuccessful, don't worry, we will organise another event in January.

LIFT Website is live!

We are excited to announce the launch of our website! will provide with all the information you need to know about LIFT funding. You can find guidance, information about Local Action Groups, match funding opportunities, news and events, and lots more!

As soon as projects are awarded LIFT funding, case studies will be uploaded to the website too.

Next deadlines for Expressions of interest

MultiLAG: 15/11/2017

Brecks: 16/10/2017

Broads: 13/12/2017

Waveney Valley: 15/11/2017

Wensum & Coast: 15/11/2017

West Norfolk: 13/12/2017

Next deadlines for Full Applications

MultiLAG: 13/12/2017

Brecks: 16/11/2017

Broads: 11/01/2017

Waveney Valley: 13/12/2017

Wensum & Coast: 13/12/2017

West Norfolk: 02/11/2017

LIFT programmeTop Tip

Keep your application simple and concise.  We are not looking for lots of jargon and we hate wading through waffle!  Just a really clear, practical explanation of what you want to do and how it fits with other provision will be perfect.                  01603 222771                  @liftgrants

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Norfolk County Council News Update

Norfolk Council News Feed - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 17:06

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The following news has recently been added to our website:

Norfolk County Council wages war on food waste

Dutch Ambassador visit to encourage trade and investment in Norfolk

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Norfolk Arts Forum Bulletin 13 October 2017

Norfolk Council News Feed - Fri, 10/13/2017 - 15:00

Dear Norfolk Arts Forum Members,

Welcome to the 13 October 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 keep updated via our social media pages:

Nominations are open for the Hearts for the Arts Awards 2018 

Launched in 2016, Hearts for the Arts is an awards initiative which recognises and celebrates exceptional Local Government support for the arts, carried out by Councils, Councillors and Council officers. In financially challenging times, some Local Authorities really understand the importance of the arts to the wellbeing of local communities and the value that this small but crucial investment brings. This important initiative is run by the National Campaign for the Arts and delivered by UK Theatre and National Campaign for the Arts, in partnership with Local Government Association (LGA), What Next?, Culture Counts and Arts Development UK (AD:UK).

Are you/have you been involved in a Norfolk project supported or led by a Norfolk local authority that deserves national recognition? If so, you can submit your nomination(s) under one/any of the following categories:

• Best Local Authority Arts Initiative
• Best Local Authority Arts Champion- Councillor
• Best Local Authority Arts Champion- Officer
• Local Authority Arts Project encouraging community cohesion

The closing date for nominations is the 20th November 2017.

Nominations can be made online at and winners will be presented with their Awards at their Town Hall (or equivalent) by a renowned artist.
For more information visit

In This Issue:Job OpportunitiesCurator, Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts

Full time
Ref: SC3190
£21,585 to £24,983 per annum

The Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts is one of the most prominent university art galleries in Britain, with a national and international reputation as one of the UK’s principal centres for the presentation and study of art. The collections include works dating from prehistory to the late twentieth century and a significant number of works by masters of European modern art such as Pablo Picasso, Edgar Degas, Francis Bacon, Alberto Giacometti, Henry Moore and Amedeo Modigliani. There are major holdings of art from Oceania, Africa, the Americas, Asia, as well as antiquities from the ancient Mediterranean cultures of Egypt, Greece, Rome and Medieval Europe. There are significant collections of 20thCentury art focusing on Studio Ceramics, abstract and Constructivist Art and Art Nouveau.

The Sainsbury Centre requires an experienced and dedicated museum professional to join its team of Curators, working mainly on the development and delivery of the Sainsbury Centre’s temporary exhibitions programme and collections displays. Working with colleagues in Curatorial, Collections Management, Learning and Communication, you will be expected to work collaboratively in the delivery of an ambitious programme of exhibitions, displays, related events and activities. In addition you will contribute to the development of the collection through its acquisition programme. Educated to degree level or equivalent qualification or experience, you  will have a specialism relating to our collections and also have a keen interest in the ancient, modern and international perspective of the Sainsbury Centre. You will have recent experience of working in a museum or art gallery and be able to fulfill all essential elements of the person specification, including the requirement to have exceptional written and verbal communication skills.  

This post is available from 13 November 2017 on a full-time, indefinite basis.

Closing date: 12 noon on Friday 20 October 2017

Further particulars and an application form are available on our website: or Tel. 01603 593493

Project Administrator, Frozen Light

Frozen Light is offering an exciting opportunity to join their team as Project Administrator, initially on a fixed term basis for three months, with the strong potential for extension

Frozen Light create innovative multi-sensory, immersive theatre productions for audiences with Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities. We are looking for an enthusiastic administrator with exceptional communication skills and a passion for making the arts more accessible.

For more information and an application form please visit:

Please send a completed application form to Lucy Garland at

Theatre Technician 1 Year Paternity Cover, Sheringham Little Theatre

Closes: 22nd October 2017
Full time

Sheringham Little Theatre is a lovely 180 seat venue situated on the coast in Sheringham, North Norfolk. We host year round entertainment including drama, music, live screenings, and films.

The main purpose of this position is to provide technical support for all events at The Little Theatre. You will carry out all duties associated with the getting in, fitting up, running and getting out of productions and events taking place in the Theatre, The Hub and other venues as required. 

You will have proven experience in theatre lighting including the programming and operation of the ETC Ion lighting desk, knowledge of generic and intelligent fixtures, be able to read and interpret lighting plans as well as design your own.

You will also have proven experience of live sound installation and operation including the use of the Behringer X32 digital sound desk, be able to make and source sound effects and program and run Show Cue System.

A sound knowledge of current health and safety legislation is also essential. First line IT support, technical equipment and basic building maintenance skills as well as basic AV skills are desirable.

Ideal candidates will have experience in a similar position, have excellent attention to detail, a positive friendly attitude and be able to work well both alone and as part of a small team.

The contract is 1 year initially to cover paternity leave with the possibility to extend to a permanent position. £15,700 37 ½ hours per week full time 1 year fixed term. To start as soon as possible.

Hospitality Manager, Norwich Theatre Royal

Closes: 29th October 2017
Full time

With two bars, an 80 seat restaurant, and access to Front of House and function spaces, the Hospitality Manager at Norwich Theatre Royal is responsible for the success our whole food and drink offer; its quality, profitability and service.

We seek an experienced and creative manger, who has run a similar scale operation in the leisure industry to:

Be responsible for creating and delivering a new commercial Hospitality Strategy, maximising the opportunities to grow income and increase profitability
Provide leadership for the team and vision for the hospitality, food and beverage offer
Ensure the quality of the food and beverage provision reflects the quality of the theatre’s artistic programme

Through the hospitality offer, support the wider objectives of the organisation which is to broaden our reach, encourage new work and focus on creating and delivering an extraordinary experience
full details, Job description and application form from:

Outreach and Education officer (Archives), Vivacity (Peterborough Archives Service)

Job Type: Part Time, 22.5 hours per week
Contract Type: Fixed term (2 years)
Salary: £18,070 - £20,661 pro rata

Closing Date: 9/11/17 (notional)

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join us as an Outreach and Education officer on a part time basis temporarily for 2 years.

The main goals of this post are to create and deliver an engagement strategy for the Archives Service in order to develop a larger and more diverse audience to Peterborough's Archives. This will also include developing and delivering a schools programme.

The service at Peterborough is probably the newest local authority archive service in the country, has Archives Service Accreditation and a reputation for exciting and innovative projects, which have seen us featured on Radio 4, 5Live, BBC News and Sky News. Although the service may only be 10 years old, the collections date back to 1245 and contain the usual richness and variety you would expect in a local archive. The service is managed by Vivacity Culture and Leisure, a cultural trust delivering leisure and culture on behalf of Peterborough City Council and the successful candidate would be well supported with training and staff benefits. A postgraduate qualification in archives management or similar is desirable but not necessary.

This could be a great opportunity for someone who may be pre-course or currently doing the course as you would be able to gain traditional archival skills as public service duties will be required, but within an exciting outreach post. This post could also suit somebody from a different area of heritage. An understanding of the heritage sector is important, but mostly we are looking for excellent communication skills, initiative and enthusiasm.

If you would like to discuss the post please do get in contact, the job description and how to apply are here:

Drawing Tutor, Anteros Arts

Why the Anteros Arts Diploma?
• The Anteros Arts Diploma is in its first year.  Be a founding member of the academic team and set the precedent for a great drawing module: a corner stone of the diploma.
• We have eight students enrolled, all of whom have already shown themselves to be dedicated and conscientious.  They are a pleasure to work with.
• Be part of the Anteros Arts Foundation. This is a rare opportunity to teach in a Tudor building, where small class sizes and support from a technician are guaranteed, where all the course marketing and admin is managed for you and your preferred materials are ordered in.
Qualities of a good drawing tutor:
• A good drawing tutor has their own active artists practice.
• Maintains an active interest in art, visits galleries and studies other artists' work for pleasure.
• Has prior teaching experience.
• Is organised, keeps records and is quick to respond to emails.
• Supports the ethos of Anteros and the ongoing goals of the diploma.
• Is comfortable teaching life drawing, tonal drawing, drawing with perspective and expressive drawing.

The terms of Employment:
• The drawing tutor role is offered as an opportunity for a free-lance professional.
• Drawing lessons are due to take place on January 17th, 24th and 31st; February 7th, 21st and 28th and March 7th, 14th 21st and 28th from 6.30-8.30pm.
• The total fee for planning and delivering ten classes is £590.
• Additionally there are opportunities to mentor students and contribute to seminar sessions, paid at £12.50 per hour.

To apply for this job simply email to request a personal details form before the deadline: 4th November 2017
Round 1. You will be asked to provide contact details, a CV and a fairly technical example of your own drawing. Round 2. Following initial selection you will be asked to complete our lesson plan proforma with your own ideas for a two hour drawing lesson and also attend an interview.

Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures

Lecturer: £41,212 to £47,722 per annum
Senior Lecturer: £49,149 to £56,950 per annum

Applications are invited for either of the above posts, which will initially be based in the Sainsbury Institute's offices in the Cathedral Close, Norwich and later to be based on the UEA campus in the Norwich Research Park when the Institute is relocated within a few years.

The successful candidate will strengthen the Institute’s research profile, develop and deliver its new MA teaching in relevant areas, and contribute to its engagement and enterprise activities. The appointment represents a new phase of the Institute’s trajectory, in conjunction with the continued development of Japanese studies at UEA with established relationships with leading Japanese universities and a popular Japanese language programme.

This full-time indefinite post is available from 1 April 2018.  

Apply for this post

Closing date:  30 November 2017

Technical Manager, New Wolsey Theatre Ipswich

Closes: 23rd October 2017
Full time
Salary: £25k-30k

The New Wolsey Theatre is looking for a Technical Manager to join its busy Production team.

This is an exciting role, designed to support the increase in the producing output of the organisation, with the post holder leading on the day to day running of the production department and the delivery of the theatre’s technical provision. If you have three years’ professional technical theatre experience, have an aptitude for managing and leading teams, and have a current and broad knowledge of technical theatre technologies, this could be the role for you.

For an application form and job description please visit:

Completed applications should be returned to Sophie Weaver, Projects and HR Assistant at by 5.00pm on Monday 23rd October 2017. Please note that you must complete an application form to be considered for this position; we do not accept CVs as a form of application.

Interviews for shortlisted candidates will be held on Friday 3rd November 2017. Candidates should be able to attend interview on this date. Accessible format application packs and application forms are available on request.

The New Wolsey Theatre is committed to equal opportunities, and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

Freelance dance teacher required for maternity cover. January – April 2018.

True Motion Dance are an established dance school in North Norfolk, working within the community and local schools. We run classes for children and adults in street, contemporary and creative dance styles as well as dance fitness and technique. True Motion Dance is all about creating a positive and supportive atmosphere for participants with an emphasis on creative, fun and quality teaching.
I am looking for an experienced and trained dance teacher to cover me whilst on maternity leave. I would ideally like someone who would be interested in continuing to work closely with True Motion after the maternity cover has ended.  The initial period of work would start on the 8th January 2018 and end on 7th April 2018 with some preparation time during December 2017, to be agreed upon with the applicant. I would then be interested in expanding classes to allow for you to continue working within the company, should this be of interest.

Classes would take place Monday to Friday, mostly evenings, in Sheringham and North Walsham with some possible extra classes in Cromer and Holt. You must be well trained with teaching experience and able to teach street dance, contemporary technique and choreography as well as dance fitness. Must be registered as self-employed and have public liability insurance.

From approximately 15 hours up to 20 hours a week.
Pay from £300 a week.
Please contact Kelly for more information.

Class Manager/Musical Theatre Teacher, Slow Theatre Company Limited

Closes: 30th October 2017

Part time
Salary: £10-15K pro rata

We are looking for an exceptional individual to manage our musical theatre classes in Norfolk. The right candidate must be able to manage a series of large groups of children, plus act as duty manager to our team of volunteer workshop assistants and teaching staff.
The ideal candidate should have a good knowledge/experience of the theatre industry, especially musical theatre. They should also have a great level of experience and expertise in work with children of all ages. Due to the nature of this role, candidates should have a DBS.
The right person:
• Experience of working with children in a creative setting
• Designated Safeguarding Officer or willingness to train
• safeguarding training
• Experience of managing strategic educational and artistic partnerships
• Ability to plan lessons
• A good understanding of children’s safeguarding and the referral process
• Ability to act as Director/MD during performances
• Excellent communication skills
• Proven track record in providing excellent musical theatre classes to children.
• Experienced in leading a team.

About the company:
Slow Theatre Company follows the ethos of the Slow Movement trying to take care of our journey as well as the final product.
At Slow Theatre Company the ethos will be about cooperation, team building, and developing confidence, developing skills and performing at a high level. Laughter, fun, concentration, bravery and ensemble work will always be central to the way we work.
Members will be encouraged to voice their worries, thoughts and triumphs and take a central part in their own production.
The right person will manage our classes in Poringland, Norfolk on Sundays and will be guarenteed a minimum of 4 days of work from us per week. This may go up as we expand our Musical Theatre classes. This is a good position for someone who has worked these types of classes for some time, and feels ready to move up. This role will commence in January 2018  - £8.00 per hour

To apply, please email Justin Eade (Development and Projects Manager) - with a CV and cover letter.

Piano and Drum Tutors Required, JDT Music Academy Dereham

Have you got what it takes?
- We need a grade 5 standard piano and drum tutor
- Ability to play other instruments is a bonus
- Previous teaching experience preferred but not essential
- Own transport

5-10 Hours per week (Evenings Mon-Wed)
Pay dependent on level of experience and qualifications
Call us on 01362 694817 or 07717171003
Send your CV to:

Development OpportunitiesNorfolk Arts Forum Conference & AGM 2017
Creative Health: Building Alliances for Social Change

22 November 2017
Town Close Auditorium, Norwich Castle Museum
Morning Conference & AGM: 10:00 – 13:30
Afternoon Sessions: 14:15 – 15:30

We are delighted to invite you to attend our 2017 Norfolk Arts Forum Conference and AGM: ‘Creative Health: Building Alliances for Social Change’ which will be held at the Town Close Auditorium, Norwich Castle Museum on November 22nd.

This conference will focus on the findings and recommendations from the recently published All-Party Parliamentary landmark Report and Inquiry ‘Creative Health: The Arts for Health and Wellbeing’ in the context of health and social care priorities in Norfolk. Additionally, it will include a presentation on  ‘The Art of the Possible’, newly released expert guidance on commissioning arts and cultural providers for better health and wellbeing published by the Cultural Commissioning Programme in partnership with the Association for Directors of Public Health and the National Council for Voluntary Organisations. A range of case studies and venue visits will showcase some of the excellent arts, health and wellbeing initiatives and collaborations currently underway in Norfolk.

The conference is aimed at colleagues working within the statutory and voluntary health and social care sectors and cultural organisations and practitioners working in, and/or interested in working in health and social care contexts and settings. It will provide a focused arena for creative thinking about how we can collectively begin to forge new strategic alliances and identify new partnership opportunities to further arts, health and wellbeing collaboration in Norfolk.

Keynote speakers include:
• Dr Rebecca Gordon-Nesbitt, Researcher APPGAHW | Cultural Partnerships and Enquiry, King's College London - Author of Creative Health: The Arts for Health and Wellbeing
• Dr Louise Smith, Director of Public Health, Norfolk County Council
• Catherine Underwood, Director for Health and Integration, Norfolk County Council, Adult Social Services
• Jessica Harris, Cultural Commissioning Manager, National Council for Voluntary Organisations - Co-author of The Art of the Possible

The conference also provides a wonderful opportunity to view the latest major Norfolk Museums Service exhibition, Rembrandt: Lightening the Darkness. Further details can be accessed by clicking the link below.

To register your FREE place, please visit our Eventbrite Page.

The deadline for registration is Friday 27 October 2017. Please note that places are limited so early booking is advised to avoid disappointment.

Breaking Down the Barriers: The Arts, Disability & Change

Thursday 26 October, 10.30AM-4.30PM

Join The Garage for this proactive, provocative and practical event, sharing thinking and learning from the arts sector and beyond. Across the day there will be a range of provocations, conversations, show and tells and top tip sessions, so that, whether you’re a senior manager or a practitioner there’s something of value to you.
The event will also provide sector professionals with an early chance to explore practical responses to the Arts Council’s arts and disability research being published later this year.
Speakers include  Elli Chapman (CultureWorks East), Nicky Goulder (Create), Paul Bonham (Arts Council England), Jamie Beddard (Agent for Change, New Wolsey), Chris Gribble (Writers Centre Norwich), Richard Matthews (Graeae), Suzanne Bull MBE (Attitude is Everything), and Matt Griffiths (The National Foundation for Youth Music). The full speaker list can be found on the website.
Delegate fee £25 including lunch.

Visit The Garage website for full schedule, speaker and access details, and to book >

StartEast Network Jams

Designed to offer hands on, practical workshops around business development. Network jams are active, fun, informative and free to join! The StartEast Team and advisors will be here throughout the day delivering focused sessions and offering advice and guidance.

4th November - Pacitti Company, Ipswich
10:00 – 16:30

Watercolour Skills Masterclass with Richard Bond

14 October, Norwich


Paint Out winner Richard Bond teaches an artist Watercolour Skills Masterclass on 14 October, in Norwich. Learn from one of the best practitioners of this art.

Taught by award-winning watercolour artist Richard Bond, this workshop is aimed at keen beginners and intermediate-level students wishing to improve their painting skills and explore different styles and methods of watercolour painting. The course will compare and contrast the working methods of different well-known artists, and some of the key factors that help make for a successful painting.

More information about Paint Out and booking can be found here

Opportunities for Artists/Writers/PerformersCall for Artists - Cley 18, North Norfolk Exhibition Project

North Norfolk Exhibition Project invites Contemporary Norfolk artists to submit proposals for Cley 18, 4th July to 5th August 2018.  Closing date for submissions 20th November 2017
Contact Kirsti Crofts  for further information

Lowestoft Folk - Call out for Artists

We are inviting artists to register their interest in our new intergenerational folk arts project based in Lowestoft. The project, called Lowestoft Folk, will work with primary school children and residents from local care homes / sheltered housing schemes to explore artefacts and their stories from Lowestoft and Lowestoft Maritime Museums. Folk items in the museum collections include quilts, porcelain, paintings, dolls houses, scale model boats, ship figureheads and sea shanties. Participants will also share their memories and experience of folk traditions and create contemporary folk art of their own which will be used as new interpretive material for the museums.

We wish to engage a team of artists working across a range of art forms to provide a programme of creative sessions, deliver training to museum volunteers and run public workshops and storytelling events. Lowestoft Folk begins in January 2018 and runs until September 2019. If you are interested in being involved, please write, in no more than 200 words, what it is that interests you about Lowestoft Folk and what you think you might bring to the project.

Expressions of interest should be sent to Candida Wingate at to arrive no later than midday on Monday, 6th November. Funding raised by The National Lottery and awarded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

GoGoCreate – The Learning Programme for GoGoHares 2018

Wild in Art and Break are again working in partnership to deliver GoGoHares, an exciting new art trail for summer 2018. It follows the huge success of art trails GoGoGorillas! in 2013 and GoGoDragons!  which attracted more than a million people to Norwich.
So, what is GoGoCreate?

This year our educational programme, GoGoCreate, will offer a chance for schools, sports clubs and other community groups to get involved. The hare sculptures will be joined by smaller leaping leverets, decorated by children, which will star in their own trail for nine weeks during the summer. At the end of the trail the sculptures will be returned to your school or group for a lasting legacy of this unique project.
The GoGoCreate trail will take place from 2 July until 2 September 2018 and the main GoGoHares trail will run from 24 June to 8 September 2018.
Download our brochure here:

Anyone who signs ups to GoGoCreate before 31 October will be entered in to a free prize draw to win a GoGoHamper! Full of gifts from previous Norwich trails. Full details can be found here:
GoGoHares and GoGoCreate will support the work of the young people’s charity Break, which celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2018.

To sign up or find out more about the packages available – please contact: Pete Marron – GoGoCreate Co-ordinator
Telephone: 01603 670464
Mobile:  07799210401
Or check out our website:

Requiem – An Act of Remembrance.
Call for Visual Artist

Creative Collisions has been awarded a Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) Young Roots grant to deliver Requiem - An Act of Remembrance at Time and Tide Museum in Great Yarmouth, a project commemorating the experiences of Great Yarmouth people in the First World War. Young people will work with a number of high profile partners on the programme which will involve research, film-making, visual arts, graphic design, composition and performance alongside members of the BBC Concert

Orchestra in a concert at The Hippodrome on 2nd March 2018.
We are looking for an artist to lead a visual arts team. The artist will deliver three x 1day (or equivalent) workshops with a small group of sixth form students to help create artwork which will be projected onto big screens throughout the final performance. We imagine that the artwork will be in the graphic novel style and relate to the local people and stories unearthed by the project researchers. As part of the role the artist would be required to attend an ‘inspiration’ trip to Imperial War Museum London to study the official WWI war artists in December 2017. The workshops will happen in January/February 2018.

Artists will be contracted for 4 days at £200 per day – Total fee £800 
Materials will be provided and are not included in the fee.

Enquiries & details of how to apply:
01493 743949

Industry Research & Information2018 National Youth Circus Event

Applications for the 2018 National Youth Circus Event are now open. Next year’s event will be held from the 16th – 18th February 2018 at the National Centre for Circus Arts. We welcome applications from Youth Circus groups across the UK, Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland. More details about the event and application process are available at: National Youth Circus Event National Centre for Circus Arts

The deadline for applications is the 6th November. 

New guide will help arts organisations & health commissioners work together

NCVO hopes a new guide it has co-produced will help bodies commissioning health and wellbeing services work more closely with arts and culture organisations to prevent illness and improve existing conditions. The Art of the Possible has been produced by NCVO in collaboration with the Association of Directors of Public Health. The guide is available here and is aimed at local authorities, clinical commissioning groups, NHS hospital trusts and other health bodies that have not worked with arts and cultural organisations before.
The new guide says that studies are increasingly highlighting the positive impact on the health and wellbeing of people participating in arts and culture. It aims to bring both sides together, pointing out that arts and cultural organisations are not always well connected with the wider voluntary sector or with other providers, may have limited knowledge of how to find out about commissioning opportunities, and can miss out on partnership opportunities. Meanwhile, it hopes to help commissioners new to the concept to learn how to work with such organisations.
Research carried out for July’s All-Party Parliamentary Group on Arts, Health & Wellbeing Inquiry report highlighted several examples of savings through avoided hospital admissions.  For instance, Core Arts, which promotes mental health through arts in the London borough of Hackney, estimates savings through avoided hospital admissions up to £2.58 for every £1 invested; in the Merseyside town of St Helens, an arts-on-prescription services showed a social return on investment of £11.55 for every pound invested in the arts. The guide draws on experience from NCVO’s Cultural Commissioning Programme (CCP), and various reports and inquiries on the role of the voluntary sector in health and wellbeing, including the 2016 Voluntary Community and Social Enterprise Review.

Independent review of the Creative Industries

The UK’s booming creative industries could be worth £128.4 billion to the UK economy by 2025 and help to create up to 1 million new jobs by 2030 according to an independent review of the sector published on last week. Sir Peter Bazelgette’s much-anticipated independent review of the creative industries has been released, setting out policy ideas for a sector deal within the Government’s industrial strategy. The review makes a number of recommendations on how government and the Creative Industries can work together to remove barriers to growth. It spans issues from access to finance, intellectual property, trade and creative.
The review’s recommendations will now be considered carefully by the Government as part of its Industrial Strategy and used to inform work towards a sector deal in the coming months. In response the Government has already announced the opening of the £80 million Creative Industries Clusters Programme competition, led by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC).

Funding OpportunitiesLEADER EU Rural Development Funding Surgery - Last chance to book!

Monday 16th October 2:00-5:00pm

Archive Centre, Martineau Lane, Norwich, NR1 2DQ
Are you a rural business, community group or charity working in the cultural heritage sector with ambitions to grow?  If you have an idea for a project requiring capital investment which would contribute towards economic growth and jobs generation, promote growth in rural tourism or benefit the local community, you could be eligible to apply for a LEADER grant of at least 40% towards your total project cost. 

To find out more about  this EU rural development funding programme and whether your project may be eligible for grant funding, come along for an informal 15 minute chat with a LEADER Programme Facilitator on Monday 16th October 2017 between 2-5pm at the Archive Centre, County Hall, Martineau Lane, Norwich. 
For further information about the programme see below or visit   

Click here to book a session

Information About the LEADER EU Rural Funding Programme

Culture and Heritage
What is LEADER?
• LEADER is a ‘bottom-up’ local community based approach to spending the European Rural Development Programme Fund in England.
• Funding decisions are made by Local Action Groups LAGs according to national funding priorities, and Local Development Strategies which define locally identified priorities and actions.

Who can LEADER support?
• Rural organisations including charities, community organisations, new or existing micro and small businesses, and in exceptional cases local authorities where funding is required in addition to their statutory requirements and the activity will be of benefit to farmers, landowners and/or rural communities.

What will LEADER fund?
• Eligible rural heritage and cultural projects contributing to one of the following LEADER funding priorities:
• Support for Cultural and heritage activity
• Support for rural tourism
• Provision of rural services
• Support for micro and small enterprises and farm diversification

LEADER funding cannot be used to relocate a business or displace business activity
How can LEADER support cultural and heritage activities?
• LEADER can support projects which promote, enhance and maintain cultural heritage assets and events where this promotes growth in the tourism economy, creates a sense of local identity through raised awareness, or helps protect the cultural heritage against damage and degradation. This could include: * The construction or restoration of buildings * The Enhancement, restoration or upgrading of the natural heritage of villages and rural landscapes and high nature value sites * The conservation of small scale built heritage * The enhancement of cultural and community activities and events linked to cultural activity *
• Projects that contribute towards creating new jobs, business growth, increased tourism or essential rural services.

How much will LEADER contribute?
• Grants for capital costs
• Between £2,500 and £170,000
• Up to 40% of the total project cost for commercial projects
• Up to 80% of the total project cost of non-profit making projects where there is some income to offset costs.
• Up to 100% of the total project cost for projects that do not generate any income.

What is the Application Process?
There is a two stage application process:
• Expression of Interest
• Full Application
• Each LAG provides a Local Development Strategy and LEADER Applicant Handbook providing detailed information about the LEADER Programme and local priorities, see
• One to one facilitator support is available to advise and guide you in putting together a robust application
• LAGs meet approximately quarterly to consider full applications. Each LAG publicises a meeting schedule and application deadlines.

To make an enquiry please email or Telephone 01603 222930
To speak to or arrange to meet with a Facilitator please email Rachel Kirk at

Arts Award Access Fund

Deadline: 5pm, Friday 20 October 2017

The Access Fund provides grants of between £100 and £1500 to Arts Award centres working on Arts Award projects with young people for whom access and inclusion is an issue. It welcomes applications from all registered Arts Award centres based in England, but priority will be given to centres that:
• are working with young people for whom access and inclusion is an issue
• will use the grant to support them to pilot, embed or develop their Arts Award work with these groups

For full details and to apply, please visit the Arts Award website.

Facebook announces the launch of fundraising tools for not for profit organisations

Social Media giant Facebook has announced the launch of its non-profit fundraising tools in the UK and 15 other countries across Europe. Beginning in late September, Facebook will start testing fundraising tools in five countries including the UK, Ireland, France, Germany and Spain. In early October it'll expand the test to: Italy, Poland, The Netherlands, Belgium, Sweden, Portugal, Denmark, Austria, Finland and Luxembourg.
Charitable organisations based in one of these 16 countries are invited to sign up to be one of the first non-profits to use Facebook's charitable giving tools to achieve their fundraising objectives by collecting donations on Facebook with the donate button; empowering supporters with Facebook Fundraisers; and to engage supporters with Facebook Live. Facebook added that it will be working with beta partners to start including: Movember UK, Oxfam UK, UNICEF UK, Aktion Deutschland Hilft (Germany), Caritas (Spain), Save the Children Spain, UNICEF France, and UNICEF Germany. Non-profits that have signed up directly for Facebook's fundraising tools pay a 5% fee on each donation. 3.5% covers costs of non-profit vetting, language translation, fraud prevention, operational costs and payment support and 1.5% covers payment processing. Facebook's goal is to create a platform for good that's sustainable over the long-term, and not to make a profit from our charitable giving tools.
Learn more by clicking:

Funding for digital youth & community projects, which is an online digital hub from O2 (O2 Think Big) is inviting applications from individuals to apply for funding of £500 to support social action projects that inspire others to unlock their potential and benefit the local community.  Projects should make use of digital technology and can be based around anything from skills workshops, podcasts, journalism pieces to live events, community initiatives or apps.  To be eligible to apply, applicants should be aged 15-24 live in the UK and have a creative and unique project idea.  Projects need to be completed within 6 months.
The closing date for applications is the 28th October 2017. Read more at: 

Funding for the historic regeneration of towns & cities

The Townscape Heritage Initiative is Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) grant giving programme that supports schemes to regenerate the historic environment in towns and cities across the United Kingdom. The programme is designed to address problems in areas of particular social and economic need. The scheme is open to single organisations (such as Local Authorities) or partnerships of not for profit organisations and provides grants of between £100,000 and £2 million. If applicants receive a first-round pass, they will need to develop the scheme further within a 12-month development phase and then send a detailed second-round submission.

The second round is not competitive; a grant will be offered to the applicant if it meets the HLF's criteria and priorities. The next closing date for stage 1 applications to the Heritage Lottery Fund's (HLF) Townscape Heritage Initiative is 12 noon on the 8th December 2017.
2nd round applications can be submitted up to 12 months after first-round approval. Read more here

War Memorials Grant Scheme

The War Memorials Trust is providing grants for the repair and conservation of free-standing war memorials in England. These grants are intended to help those who are responsible for the upkeep of war memorials. The grants support the care and preservation of war memorials to a high standard, and to prevent the decay of this important part of our built heritage. Grants will normally be for up to a maximum of 75% of eligible costs, with a maximum grant of £30,000.
The next closing date for applications is the 31st December 2017. Read more at: 

Idlewild Trust

The Idlewild Trust has announced that the next closing date for applications to its grant making programme is the 8th February 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: 

Comic Relief is investing £2 million in small community organisations

Comic Relief has announced a new £2 million programme to support small community led organisations across the UK. The Core Strength Local Communities Grants programme provides funding of between £1,000 and £10,000 for up to 12 months to small local community organisations for essential core running costs. Only small groups with an annual income of up to £100,000 will eligible to apply. The initiative will sit under the Comic Relief programme of Building Stronger Communities - supporting groups who work to make their communities more connected, empowered and productive.   The programme will be managed by UK Community Foundations on behalf of Comic Relief.
Application windows will open at different times across the UK, between August 2017 and July 2018. Please contact your local Community Foundation to find out more information. Read more at: 

5th Round of Coastal Communities Fund

The Department for Communities and Local Government has announced that it will provide a further £40 million in grants to help regenerate the UK's coastal communities. The fifth round of the Coastal Communities Fund (CCF) will re-open for applications in early 2018 and all projects funded through the CCF are expected to deliver an outcome where coastal communities will experience regeneration and economic growth through projects that directly or indirectly create sustainable jobs, and safeguard existing jobs. The funding will cover the years 2019 - 2021.
The government has already provided £170 million for 278 projects around the country since the Coastal Communities Fund was launched in 2012. Read more at: 

BBC Children in Need – Small Grants Programme

Not for profit organisations such as schools; registered charities; voluntary organisations; churches; and community interest groups; etc. can apply for grants of up to £10,000 per year for up to 3 years for projects that help children and young people overcome the effects of:
• Illness, distress, abuse or neglect; disability
• Behavioural or psychological difficulties
• Poverty and deprivation.

Projects supported in the past include:
• Trewirgie Junior School which received a grant of £9,760 to provide after school sailing sessions to disadvantage children aged 7-11.
• The Midlothian Association of Play which received a grant of £9,996 to run holiday playschemes with trips and activities for young people living in low income areas.

The closing date for applications is the 1st December 2017. Read more at:

Volunteering OpportunitiesFundraising and Events Volunteer, Churches Conservation Trust Norwich

Closing Date: 31/12/17

The Churches Conservation Trust is the national charity protecting historic churches. We care for three churches within Norwich City Centre, which provide us with an excellent opportunity to raise awareness of our work and raise vital funds to support the ongoing conservation and maintenance of churches through donations and sign up to our membership scheme. We are looking for volunteers to help organise, promote and/or participate in events at our Norwich churches or other suitable locations, with funds raised going to support our churches across England, many of which are beautiful, but remote rural churches.
The CCT has a calendar of suggested events, but it is also an opportunity for creativity to develop your own event ideas. Some suggested events include Tea Parties, Christmas events or school holiday events and activities. Events can take place throughout the year, following our national programme or taking advantage of other local activities and promotions. Our volunteer roles are flexible and you can give as much or as little time as you are able.
This role is supported by the Trusts regional Community Fundraiser and Volunteering Officer. Please get in touch with Laura for a chat about this role, or to request a full role description and application form.
We look forward to hearing from you!

Please quote FE-Norwich to request a full role description and application form
Tel: 07799 424078

Visitor Welcome Team Member, Churches Conservation Trust Norwich

Closing Date: 31/12/17

The beautiful historic church of St John, Maddermarket, is located in the Medieval City of Norwich. We welcome over 4000 visitors to the church each year. St John's is in the care of the Churches Conservation Trust, the National Charity protecting churches at risk. We open our doors for visitors, community events and private hire. Could you be part of our growing team of Visitor Welcome Volunteers to provide a warm and welcoming experience for our visitors?
Located in the Norwich Lanes, the church is sat in a vibrant and well visited part of the city, with many independent cafes and shops near by. Rated as a 'Quality Assured Visitor Attraction' by Visit England, we have a range of family friendly activities as well as historical information for visitors to find out more about our links throughout the city of Norwich with memorials to Mayors and Sherrifs and a Dutchess of Norfolk!

This volunteer role is customer focused, welcoming visitors to the church enabling our visitors to discover stories about the history of the building and its past communities. The volunteer sessions are flexible and volunteers can sign up to as many morning or afternoon sessions as they like each month! We aim to open the church Monday - Friday 11am -3pm, and 12pm-3pm on weekends. This volunteer role is supported by Laura Emmins (Volunteering Officer), and training will be provided.
You do not need to know about the church history already to get involved, as you can pick it up as you go.If you would like to develop other skills whilst volunteering, such as running family events, fundraising, talks or tours please advise upon application.
We look forward to hearing from you.

Please quote VW-SJM for more information or for a full role description and application form
Telephone: 07799424 078

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Norfolk Council News Feed - Fri, 10/13/2017 - 14:23

Dear Your Voice member

Thanks for all your help over the past month. It's a busy time and we appreciate your input into topics as varied as:

  • whether we have the right number of pharmacies in Norfolk
  • how our local rivers should be managed, and
  • our proposals for the third river crossing in Great Yarmouth.

We'll keep you updated on progress with each of these pieces of work and how your feedback has helped us.

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Special Edition - Your NCC Public Health Bulletin

Norfolk Council News Feed - Fri, 10/13/2017 - 14:20
NCC Public Health BulletinHealthy Living Team Special

Friday 13 October 2017

What we’re working onSupporting new Specialist Stop Smoking service

The countywide specialist stop smoking service contract began in April 2017. The service, Smokefree Norfolk, is provided by East Coast Community Healthcare (ECCH), and has an increased focus on target areas such as pregnancy and mental health. The service is engaging with all maternity units and has begun setting up clinics at least once a week to target pregnant smokers. The service is also engaging well with NFST, who are currently undergoing a tobacco free movement, providing training and support for both staff and patients. Besides treatment, the specialist service are also responsible for training and supporting all of the Level 2 stop smoking advisors in the community, such as Primary Care staff.

Developing a countywide pathway for smoking in pregnancy

In Norfolk, the smoking at time of delivery (SATOD) prevalence is 12.7% which is the 2nd highest in the East of England. For this reason we originally set up the Smoking in Pregnancy Action group, which had a number of aims including: making CO monitoring a routine check, provision of level 2 training to all midwives and ensuring CO monitors were available. We will also be supporting the STP group being set up to reduce SATOD rates.

The work we have done to date has identified that referral pathways and options to quit smoking during pregnancy are not equitable across Norfolk. We are working with the pregnancy leads from Smokefree Norfolk and representatives from our three maternity units to develop one pathway. The aim of the working group will be to ensure all maternity units have the same referral pathways into the stop smoking service. The new pathway will act as the delivery mechanism for ensuring all pregnant women are CO screened, implementing an opt-out referral system (meaning that women identified as smokers are automatically referred) and the standardisation of resources and information related to smoking available to all pregnant women. 

Targeting Young Smokers

We are working with ECCH to develop a pilot project to deliver stop smoking support to under 18s in Great Yarmouth and King’s Lynn. This service is currently recruiting staff and is due commence in January 2018.

Reviewing Health check delivery & future strategy

The first 5 year cycle of the national NHS Health Check programme from 2013 – 2018 will come to an end in March 2018. From April 2013 - June 2017 a total of 209,493 (79.3%) people have been invited for a check and 101,172 (38.3%) have received a check in Norfolk, this compares well with cumulative average percentages for England of (78%) invited and (37.9%) received over the same period.

We are currently reviewing our strategy for the next 5 years 2018 – 2023 which is likely to involve targeting. We will continue to improve NHS Health Check quality leading to improved pathways for referral to lifestyle services such as stop smoking, diabetes prevention (NHS DPP), weight management, physical activity, alcohol and wellbeing. We will also work to ensure outcome data on disease diagnosis and prescription is improved.


Patient feedback re Health checks

In April this year, we introduced a new Patient Feedback mechanism to our NHS Health Check programme. Patients can feedback online or by post (using a tear-off slip on their Results card). Between April and September 2017, 230 people have provided feedback; 89% by post and 11% online.

There were 174 positive comments and only 7 negative comments. The good news is that 92% said they would be very likely or likely to recommend the service, and only 4 % said they were unlikely or very unlikely to recommend the service. Things people liked about their health check were “It motivated me to do something about my lifestyle”, “Informative, caring, non-judgemental”, “that someone was interested in my health”.

One patient said: “The practice nurse took the time to explain all the results of my blood test and what each meant.  She then explained the impact of these results changing due to poor diet and not losing weight.  She was not condescending - she just explained the facts. She was friendly, approachable and didn't lecture – very, very knowledgeable”. This is the ideal experience that we would like all people receiving a Health Check in Norfolk to have!

An encouraging 48% of people said the Check had motivated them to be more active, followed by 37% to lose weight and 34% to eat a healthy diet. The full patient feedback can be found: Patient Feedback\PF Summary report 15092017 copy.xlsx

National Diabetes Prevention Programme

We are supporting the CCGs in the process of securing the NDPP across the whole of Norfolk and Waveney.

    Developing Tobacco Control Action Plan

    Since the CLeaR assessment last May, an action plan was created which incorporated all actions which were highlighted by the peer assessors. The action plan has 56 actions, which are allocated to various organisations that sit on the Norfolk Tobacco Control Alliance and cover smoking in pregnancy, mental health, smokefree policies and children and young people. The plan forms our 3 year action plan.

    Healthy Living Team Special Edition

    Welcome to the Healthy Living Team special edition of the NCC Public Health Bulletin. This bulletin is the first in a series of bulletins based on each team. In this edition you'll find a summary of what the Healthy Living Team have been up to, what's been working well for them, and what they have coming up in the near future.

    As such, everything in this bulletin has been written and edited by the team. The Healthy Living Team consists of Justine Hottinger, Michele Taylor, and Alice Vickers, and is managed by Angela Fletton.

    If you see something that you would like to know more about, please speak to either Angela, Alice, Justine or Michele, and they should be able to assist.

    What have we done recently? Norfolk Public Sector Organisations and the Norfolk Workplace Wellbeing Charter Forum

    The first Public Health led Workplace Wellbeing Charter Forum meeting took place in August this year with representatives from most District Councils, Acute and Community NHS Trusts. The forum aims to support organisations to make progress with the Charter using the framework to develop health at work strategies and improvements in workplace health, develop peer support, recruit assessors and achieve accreditation. This is being develop with the support of PHE using the Suffolk PH model.

    Rolling out MECC e-learning

    Making Every Contact Count (MECC) is an important initiative to increase opportunities for healthy lifestyle conversations in everyday life. The Healthy Living team have developed online MECC training which is now available on Learning Hub and soon to be available on our Council website. The ELearning takes approximately 2 hours to complete for those who are new to this topic. The Healthy Living team are developing a MECC strategy which will involve a plan to roll out this new training to different workforces. The ultimate ambition is for all frontline staff within the public sector to become MECC trained.

    Tier 2 Weight Management: Norfolk Slimming world on Referral 

    Eligibility for this service has been extended to include all adults 18 and over with a BMI 30 and over (adjusted for ethnicity).

    What do we have planned for the future? Organising Work & Health Development event

    Planning is underway for the Work and Health Development Event which is due to go ahead on Friday 2 February 2018. This event will engage local employers in workplace health initiatives and linking to Public Health’s newly commissioned service called Thriving Workplaces. It will also aim to recruit workplace health champions, increase disability confidence among employers, increase awareness about the Workplace Wellbeing Charter and tools to develop health improvement in the workplace.

    Supporting smoke free NHS

    We are working with NSFT to go tobacco free, which is planned for the 2nd April 2018. We are part of the tobacco free steering group and several of the sub-groups. Similar support will be offered to Norfolk’s acute hospitals when they embark on the Smokefree journey. In the meantime, we are offering support to any of the acutes who may choose a CQUIN for 2018/19 which is related to reducing risky behaviour related to smoking and alcohol.

    Further work with young smokers

    We are investigating options to pilot a service to reduce smoking prevalence in young people in the greater Norwich area. This will hopefully commence in January 2018.

    Healthy County Council

    We will be supporting the Health and Wellbeing Team to develop and deliver the Healthy County Council strategy. This will include health promotion activities such as Stoptober and OneYou.

    What we're working on cont.

      Smoking Policy Development

      We were approached by HR to advise on the revision of Norfolk County Council’s smoking and e-cigarette policies. The team have been working with the Health and Wellbeing Team to look at the potential changes. At the request of the Health and Wellbeing board, we are also reviewing other organisations’ policies locally to try and align policies on a countywide basis.

      Supporting new services - WPH

      The new workplace health service contract began in April 2017. A new provider, Thrive Tribe, has started well and already developed new digital tools to analyse the health of the workplace. The service has engaged with 15 businesses in Norfolk targeting their actions to the businesses where there are more health inequalities and less provision for occupational health or wellbeing. They will be delivering Mental Health First Aid training later this year and training workplace health champions with the RSPH Level 2 Understanding Health Improvement course. The service operates locally in Norfolk as Thriving Workplaces.

      Partnership working with DWP and Economic Development Team at NCC

      We are working in partnership both locally and regionally to support the upskilling of the Disability Employment Advisors (DEAs) from the Department for Work and Pensions. The aim is that the DEAs will be better able to support claimants of Employment Support Allowance with health conditions to enter the labour market or return to work. We are providing support with offers of training, advice and networking.

      We are supporting the Economic Development team with a European Social Fund bid for an integrated health employment service to support people into work.

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      Your apple flavoured Takeaway

      Norfolk Council News Feed - Fri, 10/13/2017 - 13:49

         The highlight of NCC's week...         13 October 2017

      On the road with the Leader

      This week we announced that we’re going to run a number of roadshows to hear first-hand from residents about the services that matter most to them, and discuss how we deliver these in the future with the financial pressures we face.The first roadshow takes place on 7 November (7pm to 9pm) at the Enterprise Suite, South Green Business Park Enterprise Centre, Mattishall, Dereham. Registration details are on our website

      Yesterday Cllr Cliff Jordan, Leader of the Council (pictured), was also live on @EDP24 Facebook live taking questions from residents about our plans for the future and listening to what matters most to them. There were over 2,000 views - one of the highest number for an EDP Facebook live event. 

      Children's services to join forces 

      Our proposal to look at how children’s services can work with other services we run or commission will be discussed next week at the Children’s Services Committee. This is part of our Local Service Strategy (one of our seven priorities) – to bring a range of public services together to improve support for vulnerable families, and make the best use of our resources.

      By joining-up services and tailoring support to families most in need of extra help and support, we could save £5m from the children’s centre budget over the next two years, with newly-commissioned children’s centre services in 2019/20. You can read the proposal which will be discussed next week here.  

      New centre boosts business

      This week entrepreneurs and small businesses celebrated the launch of the new Business & Intellectual Property (IP) Centre at Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library – which will help them protect, research and commercialise their ideas. The new centre is one of a network of eleven across the UK. It is modelled on the successful Business & IP Centre in London. Find out more about the services on offer here.  

      What a core-ker?

      The ever-popular Apple Day returns to Gressenhall this Sunday, with experts on hand to educate you on all varieties of apples as well as live music, food stalls and the Apple Day parade. You’ll find ticket prices and further information here. There’s free admission for Museums Pass Holders.

      Last week, The Guardian named Gressenhall as one of the best family-friendly museums in the UK – so there's even more reason to visit.

      Future commissioning @ King's Fund

      Wendy Thomson, our MD, spoke this week at the King’s Fund  conference on the future of commissioning. The conference explored the future of commissioning as accountable care organisations (ACOs) develop in England, and local areas begin to implement their Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships (STPs). It provided practical guidance on how clinical commissioning groups can make the best of the future for their local populations. You'll find some interesting tweets about the event @King'sFund

      On your bike this autumn

      October is a busy month for cyclists - there’s the monthly lunchtime cycle ride at County Hall on 18 October where you could try a pool bike or take your own, email Paddy Lorenzen for details.

      Also as part of the Norfolk Walking and Cycling Festival, don't miss the Marriott’s Way 26-mile cycle ride and the Norwich NDR Cycle Explorer Day. The Marriott’s Way cycle ride is this Saturday. Click here to find out more. The NDR Cycle Explorer Day - which gives you a chance to ride on the new dual carriageway between the A1067 Fakenham Road and the Drayton Lane roundabout before it’s open to traffic - is on 29 October (10am-4pm). Read more.

      Missed last week's edition? Don't worry - you can find all editions at The Friday Takeaway

      It's National Adoption Week

      National Adoption Week runs from 16 to 22 October and we’re asking people to consider adoption. If you – or someone you know - could offer a permanent, loving home to some of our most vulnerable children, come and find out more at one of our information events.

      The clock's ticking for nominations...

      There’s just one week left to nominate a colleague - or team - in this season’s Outstanding Contribution Awards. Here's a reminder of the categories. If you’re looking for inspiration, read how our season one winners won the judges over.

       Read more.

      Talking cyber security

      Geoff Connell, Head of IMT, will be a keynote speaker at a new Public Cyber Security event (in December), focusing on current and future cyber security threats faced across the UK public sector.

      Read Geoff's interview in Digital Health.

      Time for your check-up? 

      At County Hall next week there are free NHS health checks for staff aged 40-74. To book an appointment, please email the Well Being Team.

      If you are not based at County Hall, speak to the team about arranging a clinic in your workplace.

      This week's blog

      Wendy Thomson, Managing Director

      We are turning our minds to how to bring some energy and creativity to refreshing the County Council plan.  Some of the building blocks are in place…More


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      Norfolk Arts Forum Conference & AGM 2017

      Norfolk Council News Feed - Fri, 10/13/2017 - 13:38
      Norfolk Arts Forum Conference & AGM 2017Creative Health: Building Alliances for Social Change

      22 November 2017
      Town Close Auditorium, Norwich Castle Museum
      Morning Conference & AGM: 10:00 – 13:30
      Afternoon Sessions: 14:15 – 15:30

      We are delighted to invite you to attend our 2017 Norfolk Arts Forum Conference and AGM: ‘Creative Health: Building Alliances for Social Change’ which will be held at the Town Close Auditorium, Norwich Castle Museum on November 22nd.

      This conference will focus on the findings and recommendations from the recently published All-Party Parliamentary landmark Report and Inquiry ‘Creative Health: The Arts for Health and Wellbeing’ in the context of health and social care priorities in Norfolk. Additionally, it will include a presentation on  ‘The Art of the Possible’, newly released expert guidance on commissioning arts and cultural providers for better health and wellbeing published by the Cultural Commissioning Programme in partnership with the Association for Directors of Public Health and the National Council for Voluntary Organisations. A range of case studies and venue visits will showcase some of the excellent arts, health and wellbeing initiatives and collaborations currently underway in Norfolk.

      The conference is aimed at colleagues working within the statutory and voluntary health and social care sectors and cultural organisations and practitioners working in, and/or interested in working in health and social care contexts and settings. It will provide a focused arena for creative thinking about how we can collectively begin to forge new strategic alliances and identify new partnership opportunities to further arts, health and wellbeing collaboration in Norfolk.

      Keynote speakers include:

      • Dr Rebecca Gordon-Nesbitt, Researcher APPGAHW | Cultural Partnerships and Enquiry, King's College London - Author of Creative Health: The Arts for Health and Wellbeing
      • Dr Louise Smith, Director of Public Health, Norfolk County Council
      • Catherine Underwood, Director for Health and Integration, Norfolk County Council, Adult Social Services
      • Jessica Harris, Cultural Commissioning Manager, National Council for Voluntary Organisations - Co-author of The Art of the Possible

      The conference also provides a wonderful opportunity to view the latest major Norfolk Museums Service exhibition, Rembrandt: Lightening the Darkness. Further details can be accessed by clicking the link below.

      To register your FREE place, please visit our Eventbrite Page.

      The deadline for registration is Friday 27 October 2017. Please note that places are limited so early booking is advised to avoid disappointment.

      Norfolk Arts Forum



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      Norfolk County Council - Norfolk Parking Partnership Joint Committee

      Norfolk Council News Feed - Fri, 10/13/2017 - 10:43

      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 Monday 23 October at 10am in the Edwards 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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      Norfolk Library and Information Service Films & Music Newsletter October 2017

      Norfolk Council News Feed - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 19:00
      October 2017All new release DVDs are available from Norfolk libraries on the day of release for just £2 for a two night loan Films

      If big budget Hollywood blockbusters that have taken millions at the box office are your thing, then October is the month for you. Surprisingly perhaps the biggest of all was Fast & Furious 8 with a whopping 38 million in the UK alone. The scale of the success of this franchise is incredible, and whether you’ve seen the previous films or not, this is the definition of a popcorn movie. Superhero films have proven to be the big success stories of the past ten years, but there’s no denying that most superheroes are male, so it was pleasing to see how popular Wonder Woman proved to be over the summer. Directed by Patty Jenkins and starring Gal Gadot, with a sequel already confirmed, this film delighted those of us who grew up watching the TV series.

      Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge once again took big money, proving that there is still an appetite for Jack Sparrow and his merry band of undead sailors. No modern day franchise has divided critics and audiences more, but Transformers: The Last Knight once again pulled in the crowds and even features Sir Anthony Hopkins. Also, in what is hoped will be the start of a new series of Universal monster movies, Tom Cruise features in The Mummy. Set in modern day London, and featuring an appearance by Russell Crowe as Doctor Henry Jekyll, this could see the return of a whole host of classic characters to the big screen. Plot details for these films aren’t strictly necessary - you know what you’re going to get and we’ll have all of them available to rent on day of release.

      Of course it’s not just crash, bang and wallop there are also some slightly quieter selections coming your way this October. The brilliant Brian Cox is the latest actor to portray Churchill on film, and here we see events leading up to D-Day in 1944 as Churchill faces big decisions about committing his remaining forces to counterattack the Germans. Another film set during WW2 is Alone In Berlin which stars Brendan Gleeson and Emma Thomspon. They play a couple who anonymously wage a propaganda war against the Nazi regime in 1940s Berlin. Look out too for a new adaptation of Daphne Du Maurier’s classic novel My Cousin Rachel starring Rachel Weisz and Sam Claflin. Claflin plays a young Englishman who plots revenge against his mysterious, beautiful cousin, believing that she murdered his guardian. But his feelings become complicated as he finds himself falling under the beguiling spell of her charms.

      All of these DVDs, along with many more can be borrowed for just £2 for a two night loan.


      October’s new CD releases see the return of some of the biggest names in music. After a hiatus of 15 years Shania Twain finally returns with a brand new album, Now. Tori Amos hasn’t been away for quite so long, but her new album, Native Invader, has been getting rave reviews. Pink hasn’t released a new album in five years so her latest album, Beautiful Trauma, has a lot of high expectations to live up to.

      Liam Gallagher releases his debut solo album after the demise of his group Beady Eye. Never short of an opinion and one of Twitter’s most followed celebrities, whilst we’d all still prefer it if Oasis reformed, this is the best we’re going to get until then.

      David Gilmour is one of the world’s greatest guitarists and his new Live At Pompeii album showcases these skills perfectly. Recorded on the Rattle That Lock tour it sees Gilmour returning to Pompeii, the scene of the legendary Pink Floyd concert film made in 1972. Van Morrison may have a reputation of being grumpy, but he still releases new music on a regular basis and his new album (his 37th) has been getting brilliant reviews. Earnest US indie rockers the National, UK indie sensations Wolf Alice and recent Cambridge Folk Festival performer Jake Bugg have also all got new albums arriving in libraries throughout October.

      Our CDs are just 80p to borrow for one week and can be reserved and delivered to your nearest library free of charge.

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