Free family fun at first ever North Norfolk Stories Festival
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A new festival will be celebrating north Norfolk's fascinating history, through talks, walks, hands-on fun, music, exhibitions, wildlife, performances and much more this month.
The first ever North Norfolk Stories Festival is happening at 18 venues across the district from Wednesday May 16-Saturday May 16.
It is for all ages and includes 20 free events in Cromer, Holt, Mundesley, North Walsham, Stalham, Sheringham, Neatishead, Wells and Langham.
The festival has been co-ordinated by Museums Norfolk and is part of the North Norfolk Stories project which is supported for two years with £75,800 from the Heritage Lottery Fund.
It is hoped the festival will become an annual event.
Stephanie Potts, Development Manager at Museums Norfolk, said: 'There is a brilliant range of free events for everyone to enjoy. It's a great chance for people to get out and about and experience some of our fantastic local museums, libraries and cultural sites in a different way and to see, do and learn something new.'
The events include:
- 1 Long-awaited plans for A47 roundabout revamps revealed
- 2 Hopes rekindled for new £20m railway station
- 3 'We're over the moon': Family overjoyed as missing Norwich girl returns home
- 4 Patient dies while waiting in ambulance for hospital bed
- 5 New 4,000 home garden village idea criticised by countryside charity
- 6 Man arrested after passenger dies in Old Buckenham crash
- 7 Plumber's plan for 'enormous' garage in his back garden rejected
- 8 John Lewis boss bids farewell to Norwich store after nearly three decades
- 9 Ongoing roadworks to be aware of in Norfolk this week
- 10 Snow starts to fall in Norfolk - but will it last?
North Walsham Library - an illustrated talk about the life and music of musician Sam Larner by folk expert Brian Gaudet. 2-4pm. 01692402482.
RAF Air Defence Radar Museum in Neatishead - A talk by the Bat Conservation Trust on how bats navigate with their version of radar. 7-9pm. 01692 631485.
North Norfolk Railway Holt station- An exhibition entitled Holidays of the Past which features a 1930s holiday cottage and the William Marriott Railway Museum at Holt. 7-9.30pm. 01263 820800.
Sheringham Little Theatre - A youth production called The Screaming Cockler which dramatises the story of Nancy - one of the Stiffkey cockle pickers. It is a chilling story with a strong relevance to today. 7-7.45pm. 01263 822347.
Cromer Museum - A Mammoth Night Out includes live music from The Time Fiddlers, hands-on activities and an appearance from the mechanical model of the West Runton elephant. 6-9pm. 01263 513543.
Henry Blogg Museum - The Wailing Winds, Wild Waves and Wreaking Wrecks event is an evening of lantern-lit tale-telling. Lantern making stars from 6pm and tale-telling starts at 7.30pm. 6-9pm. 01263 511294.
?Festival leaflets are available across north Norfolk libraries, other participating venues and tourist information centres.
?For more information please visit www.northnorfolkstories.org, follow @museumsnorfolk on Twitter or email firstname.lastname@example.org