Today marks the end of the first half of this summer term and we’re certainly having the weather for it here in Norfolk; the sun hasn’t stopped shining all week! We’re already looking forward to the final part of this academic year as there are lots of brilliant things coming up; Bookstart week runs 5th- 11th… Read More Half-term is here!
With Norwich being a brilliant cultural hub of arts, we’re incredibly lucky to regularly have at our disposal lots of amazing events for young and old alike. Today sees the launch of this year’s Norfolk and Norwich Festival, the flagship arts festival for the East of England. The festival itself is one of the oldest within the… Read More Festivals!
It’s FEBRUARY! How did that happen? Farewell January…you went much too fast. A few very important things before we get to this week’s Friday Reads: The Young Norfolk Arts Festival are looking for young people to join their 2017 Communications team. If you know anyone with an interest in learning more about what it takes… Read More News & Reviews & Hello February!
Young Norfolk Arts Festival took place across the county between 1st– 10th July, with a plethora of events in all aspects of art and culture. We attended two events at the tail-end of last week; the Young Norfolk Poetry Competition, hosted by Writers’ Centre Norwich, and the British Art Show 8 Norwich Castle Takeover, with… Read More Young Poetry and a Castle Takeover!
At the beginning of this week, two of our team made their way down to the beautiful setting of Norwich Cathedral to attend the Norfolk Children’s Book Festival, taking place as part of the Young Norfolk Arts Festival. Hosted by Norwich School, the day event is now in its fifth year and is a wonderful… Read More Norfolk Children’s Book Festival 2016
This week we helped the Young Norfolk Arts Festival establish their Backstage blog which gives an insight into the festival, including interviews with performers and behind-the-scenes glimpses of events taking place between 1st-10th July 2016. Content is produced by young members of the YNAF Comms team themselves and you can find it online here; be sure to… Read More Young Norfolk Arts & Having a Write Laugh…
A few bits before we launch into our usual reviews: This a great piece in the Primary Times about the impact of the Chatterbooks in schools project. Norfolk was one of the local authorities piloting the scheme, with work led by our SLS team including visits to local libraries. If you’re interested in the scheme,… Read More Chatterbooks, Bookstart Week, and Norfolk’s Young People