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Artist John Stokes, front centre, with his Shakespeare inspired GoGoDragon called GoGoMadder at the Maddermarket Theatre. With him are from left, front, Peter Beck, joint creative director, and Cleopatra, played by Rebecca Aldred. Back, Susan Seddon, chairman of the Maddermarket Theatre Trust; Stash Kirkbride, joint creative director; and Anthony, played by Jonothan Redding. 
Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

A Norwich theatre has revealed a special tribute to Shakespeare in the anniversary week of the great playwright’s birth.

Norfolk Scouts unveil their GoGoDragon! Picture: ANTONY KELLY.

Norfolk Scouts have been having fun welcoming a new member into their community - their GoGoDragon! called Bajestic.

Showgirls and Paul from the Copacabana show. Picture: SUBMITTED

A well-loved musical is set to bring colour laughter and a lot of dance to the coastal town of Cromer.

Contemporary artist John Midgley in his Mundesley studio. Picture: KAREN BETHELL

For many artists, painting the same scene over and over again might seem like a monotonous – even pointless – exercise.

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Tom Nicholson/REX (4691168ac)
To celebrate the 10th anniversary of Latitude Festival the famous multi-coloured sheep travelled all the way from Suffolk to London to perform with dancers, Shaun Dillon and Kim Collins, in front of Sadler's Wells. Latitude is the UK's largest multi-arts festival and for the eight year running Sadler's Wells, the UK's leading dance house, will present a world class dance programme at the festival from 16th-19th July, in the stunning grounds of Henham Park. www.latitudefestival.com
10th anniversary of Latitude Festival at Sadler's Wells, London, Britain - 21 Apr 2015

From theatre hatched in Cornish barns to a world famous comic and William Blake infused hip-hop Latitude Festival’s arts line up is brimming with talent.

George the GoGoDragon! with(l to r) competition winner John Checketts, who designed the dragon, artist Martin Wall and edItor in chief at the EDP and Evening News Nigel Pickover.
Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

A brave and gallant new dragon has flown into Norwich and made the EDP and Norwich Evening News office his lair.

Juliet Hayward looking at her work called Lost at Sea with Samson Rowlie.
Exhibition of work at Great Yarmouth Library called This Plot, This England. 

Picture: James Bass

It is one of the hottest election topics and now the art-world is joining the debate about immigration with an exhibition in Great Yarmouth.

Martham Scarecrow Festival.
May 2014.

Picture: James Bass

Birds will have a field day in and around Martham when scarecrows abandon their alarming work and flock to the village for its annual festival.

Lieta Marziali and her fellow Colchester School of Arts students. Picture: SUBMITTED

North Norfolk residents will be able to learn how to make jewellery as well as support new East Anglian design and craft talent.

A scene from the popular Paddington film. Picture: SUBMITTED

Families are being encouraged to indulge a marmalade sandwich and cuddle up with the nation’s favourite cuddly bear.

The old and the new as the latest GoGoDragon 'Luda',  painted around the tale of the Ludham Dragon by 12-year-old Kieron Williamson, stands next to the vintage Snap Dragon at Norwich Castle. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

One of Norwich’s newest GoGoDragons! met one of the city’s most famous fire-breathing beasts at an event at Norwich Castle.

Norfolk's own 'mini-Monet' Kieron Williamson has created one of the GoGoDragons! called Luda, which is inspired by  the area near his Ludham studio.
Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

Local legend has inspired the latest addition to Norwich’s GoGoDragons! clan which has been painted by art prodigy Kieron Williamson.

Children on Broadland District Council’s Tots2Teens scheme have been painting baby dragons for the  GoGoDragons! Schools Project trail which will take place in Norwich this summer alongside a trail of 84 adult dragon sculptures.

Youngsters had a roaring good time painting dragons at holiday play scheme workshops that took place over Easter.

Artist Alison Atkins working on her new sculpture for the Broomhill National Sculpture Prize.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

A Norfolk artist is in the running for a national prize with her sculpture design which aims to encourage people to engage with the countryside.

Lord Sainsbury at the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts as the finishing touches are made to the new Masters exhibition.
 Picture: ANTONY KELLY.

The work of Francis Bacon and great masters of art who inspired him are soon to take centre-stage in the latest exhibition at the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts.

GoGoDragons! in store with Martin Green and Michael Rooney, from Break as the event nears.
Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

With just over two months to go until a clan of colourful dragons takes to Norwich’s streets, many of the fire-breathing gang are already starting to assemble in preparation for the charity art trail.

Filmmaker Richard DeDomenici (pictured) is bringing The Redux Project to the 2015 Norfolk and Norwich Festival.

As the new Avengers film prepares to hit cinemas this month, an independent filmmaker is looking for volunteers to help recreate the scenes shot in Norwich.

Norwich and Norwich Open Studios 2014 Central Taster Exhibition at The Forum in Norwich. Photo: Iselin Valvik.

Norfolk is set to be turned into a giant gallery of art at the end of May, and people can enjoy a preview of what is in store at a city exhibition.

Paint Out Norwich organisers Stephanie Sinclair, James Colman, Will Buckley and Helen Vinsen launch the 2015 open air painting competition celebrating Norwich.
Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

A wonderful sweeping panorama of our fine city is set to inspire artists when an open air art competition returns to Norwich later this year.

Woman in Green (c1909) by Henri Matisse.

A stunning collection of works by some of the world’s greatest artists is heading for Norwich next month in the most spectacular art show ever seen in the region.

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