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Great festivals throughout the year

1 November 2017

Norfolk has a huge range of festivals throughout the year, including the Norfolk & Norfolk Festival in May and Out There in September, plus arts, pirates, outdoors, literature, folk, farming and much more besides!

Literary heroes of Broadland

14 June 2017

2017 marks the Year of Literary Heroes, such as the 50th anniversary of the death of Arthur Ransome, author of the much loved Swallows & Amazons children's book series. These famous tales see his characters adventure in scenic Broadland locations such as Wroxham and Ranworth. But this is not Broadland’s only literary connection; the area has been home to famed authors and poets, as well as the inspiration for some incredible works.

Literary locations in Norfolk

17 January 2017

Cameron Self of Literary Norfolk offers us ten Norfolk locations from which authors, writers and poets including Arthur Conan Doyle, Arthur Ransome and Henry Rider Haggard took literary inspiration...

Norfolk's top artwork

17 January 2017

Ian Collins, who curated the blockbuster show Masterpieces: Art and East Anglia at the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts in Norwich in 2013, picks some of the county's best pictures and where to see them in Norfolk public collections.

Pirate Festival at Wells-next-the-Sea

16 January 2017

Aha, me hearties! It’s Wells Pirate Festival in September, a three day pirate party filled with buccaneers, scallywags and salty sea dogs with pirate activities and events for the whole family.

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