All Things Arts & Crafts showcases the fabulous work and products of those who reside and work in Norfolk. Whether you are looking for Norfolk prints, unique Norfolk gifts, painting lessons on the Broads, Children craft parties or Norfolk Publishers, this category demonstrates why Norfolk has such a vibrant Arts scene which is well renowned througout the globe
Sally Lloyd of MyriadLifePhoto enjoys Norfolk life, paying tribute to the beauty and history of the county through her photography, writing and designs.
You will find more designs and details via my website, MyriadLifeBooks.com. If you need a bespoke design for your company, or for personal use, please contact Sally Lloyd at MyriadLifeBooks@gmail.com for details and pricing.
Chris Crowther spent 42 years of his working life flying aeroplanes and helicopters in various parts of the world, mainly West Africa as Chief Pilot of a helicopter operation, and where his first books were written. After hanging up his flying helmet, he skippered passenger boats on the Norfolk Broads where he now lives with his wife Sue, rowing and sailing while plotting his next “Jack Fellows” adventure.
THE “JACK FELLOWS” SERIES OF MURDER AND MYSTERY
Dastardly deeds are not something you automatically associate with Norfolk, but local author Chris Crowther has gone even further and used the tranquil magic of Broadland as the setting for his series of whodunits.
The sleuth in these stories is Jack Fellows, a navigation ranger with the Broads Authority, who spends his days patrolling the waterways, assisting boaters and enforcing the river by-laws. Like many rangers, he has a police background, in his case as a Detective Superintendant with Scotland Yard, and a copper’s instinct that looks beyond the carefree boating to a rather more sinister world of strange happenings and questionable deaths. For Jack, much to the dismay of his long-suffering wife, Audrey, this is just grist to the mill of his investigative skills. And so, amongst marsh and reedbed, old boatyards, dilapidated windpumps and unique wildlife, wrongdoers are pursued, though with many a twist en route, to a solution that will challenge every armchair detective until the very last page.
WATERPROOF – A brutal murder, but the police soon have their man . . . or have they?
STILL WATERS – A girl inherits a boatyard from her grandfather . . . except she’s never heard of either before in her life.
THE WATER FROLIC – A joint endeavour might just reconcile two very different communities, until . . .
WATER UNDER THE BRIDGE – How do you solve a crime that had to be impossible in the first place?
MURKY WATERS – The simple contents of a long-lost handbag lead down a trail that becomes ever murkier.
DEAD IN THE WATER – Could a despised new landowner really be the victim of a time-slip?
WATERSHED - steam and mystery with Jack Fellows on the Broads
As well as Chris's series of Jack Fellows books Chris has just written PURSUIT, a flying thriller set in WW1. 1926 – The Bronx - New York, a much-loved priest brutally murdered, a vagrant arrested, and struggling lawyer Mark Kingsley roped in to his defence. Except the accused turns out to be his old best friend and fellow-flyer from WW1 days in the LFC, but who higher authority now seem strangely intent on framing for the crime. Embarking on his own quest for the truth, Kingsley finds not only romance and constant recollection of those wartime years, but also the mounting realization that they hold dark secrets and a connection to one of America’s first and most enduring aviation mysteries.
To purchase any of his books please visit his store in the All Things Norfolk shop by clicking here
I am a small independent business working from my home in Norfolk.
My love for art came in my early twenties and my aim is to spread a message of love and inspiration, turning my energy into something quirky and beautiful.
Creating work that entertains and causes a positive feeling inside you makes me a very happy artist.
These and many more pieces of my work can be purchased in my Store in the All Things Norfolk Shop by clicking here
Sheringham’s Little Theatre is closely connected in so many ways. Established for six decades, it comes with that hard-earned reputation for being an essential component of the coastal community.
Standing proud opposite the Town’s Clock Tower, it faces due North towards the sea that has shaped Sheringham’s history. A force to be reckoned with, both its summer repertory season and its traditional pantomime are legendary in the British theatre industry, reflected by the audiences filling the 160 brand new seats and who are happy to just keep on coming back for more.
Showcasing Sheringham’s stage and screen, it connects with people across wide ranging tastes. Both the Little Theatre Players and numerous touring companies perform a superb selection of classic plays as well as the best of modern material.
The satellite dish and full-size silver screen present a much sought after connection with world class ballet and opera. Fans of mainstream movies are not forgotten and are well catered for alongside maestros of music from all genres.
The service called Friendly Faces features an informal link for new-comers and those who feel daunted at attending on their own; tangible proof of the Theatre’s credentials for wishing to connect with all who choose to come along.
Open six days every week, the Hub Café provides a warm and welcoming destination, an amazingly popular venue for everyone to catch up over a cuppa and cake. For those who yearn for a closer involvement, there is a fun and enjoyable adult drama group, plus drama workshops for 6 to 16 year olds. Why go anywhere else when you can come to your local Theatre and be on a proper stage?
Sheringham has the benefit of regular direct transport connections with local communities and with Norwich itself by both bus and rail services. The Little Theatre has several car parks in the vicinity which are a level walk away. Morris Street is the closest at only a few minutes’ wander and is free of charge in the evenings. Once inside the Theatre foyer, it is a level access to the café, toilets and front row of the auditorium – making the trip out easier for those with limited mobility.
All the numerous events need a happy team on hand to ensure they run smoothly. Volunteers play an essential part, helping with a variety of tasks, including welcoming visitors, selling programmes or serving in the café bar. Anyone who has a couple of hours to spare from time to time would be genuinely welcome to join the team. Your contribution would help ensure the sustainability of your well-connected Sheringham Little Theatre for you, your children and your grandchildren.
Artworks @The Town Hall in Hunstanton opened it’s doors for the first time on March 4th 2022.
It is a fabulous use of what was once the Town’s Tourist Information Centre and takes pride of place overlooking the Upper Green in Hunstanton, Norfolk, with views out to sea and lots of natural light pouring through it’s windows.
Artworks @The Town Hall supports Norfolk Artists, Photographers and Skilled Crafters.
It has a large gallery area and a smaller shop section which stocks an array of crafts, artist cards, handmade gifts, jewellery, glass art and much more!
What is Westacre? What happens at Westacre and when? Where is Westacre? Well, a warm welcome awaits you at Westacre Theatre which has been offering inspiring, inclusive and creative excellence in the heart of West Norfolk for over a quarter of a century. And Westacre Theatre is probably the only all year-round rural performance venue anywhere in East Anglia.
Why? You find Theatres in towns and cities – where there are lots of people. But Westacre is different. In rolling countryside, Westacre Theatre’s scenic setting comes complete with landscaped lagoon. In the Summer, the sheltered South-facing terrace hums with audiences eager with anticipation.
Centrally located just 10 minutes’ drive from Swaffham, 20 minutes from King’s Lynn, and within half an hour of Downham Market, Watton, Dereham, and Fakenham it is easily accessible to most communities in West Norfolk.
But tucked away in peace and solitude; it remains one of West Norfolk’s best kept secrets. And once found, everyone always says how lovely it is and ‘Why didn’t we know about Westacre before?’
Westacre attracts all-comers so the volunteers, cast and crew are a happy band performing vital roles in its varied activities. Many of the team are long-serving troopers; once at Westacre people tend to stay for the friendship and fulfilment.
West End this is not and nor does it pretend to be. But The Westacre Theatre Company perform regularly to great acclaim – straight plays of immense integrity and magical musicals too. As you may expect, Westacre Theatre is more than just a stage. You can hear every word and see every movement from any of its 80 seats. The fully-equipped studio theatre is central to its all-inclusive ethos but there are many other parts too. And the sum of those parts is greater than the converted Chapel where Westacre Theatre was born 25 years ago and is truly a tardis.
Its own in-house productions are complemented by sourcing the very best Live! and Encore screenings via satellite from the likes of National Theatre, Royal Shakespeare, The Globe and Matthew Bourne. Fans of mainstream cinema are catered for under the Wednesday Flicks banner showing a carefully selected programme of contemporary films.
The Riverside Café-Bar serves relaxing drinks, light lunches and simple suppers. The light and airy Foyer Gallery hosts a continuous back-to-back varied programme of exciting art exhibitions from both up-and-coming and established artists based locally and further afield. Drama workshops are held weekly and in school holidays for young people from 6 to 18 years old. Popular art and craft master-classes are all in the repertoire and often over-subscribed.
There is ample free off-road parking (with surfaced spaces by the door for the less mobile). A flat floor throughout (including for a universal access loo) goes right to your front row seat in the Studio Theatre. Give us a look to see what we mean.
Performances and activities are presented in three seasons each year so there is always something new about to take off. www.westacretheatre.com is constantly updated so a visit there will provide you with the pointers you need about what is in store. But keep checking because fresh productions are being added all the time. And the value-for-money ticket prices have to be seen to be believed.
Westacre Theatre is overseen by a charitable foundation so all the support you give to Westacre (just by enjoying a cup of freshly brewed filter coffee, or acquiring that piece of art which caught the corner of your eye) will all go to the worthwhile cause of keeping Westacre Theatre sustainable and alive for the next generation. The cast and crew is a tiny team but they certainly make it all happen. Now they are on your radar, do different and try the Theatre that is different too.