Norwich Cathedral showcases creative talent for Norfolk Day celebration

Diana Rackham, chairman of the Friends of the Norfolk Dialect, reads poetry at Norwich Cathedral for

Diana Rackham, chairman of the Friends of the Norfolk Dialect, reads poetry at Norwich Cathedral for Norfolk Day. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2018

Wood carving, watercolour painting and the Norfolk dialect are just some of the traditions and crafts on show at city landmark today.

Brian Elmar of the Norfolk and Suffold Woodcarvers Association, carves a heron, at Norwich Cathedral

Brian Elmar of the Norfolk and Suffold Woodcarvers Association, carves a heron, at Norwich Cathedral for Norfolk Day. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2018

Norwich Cathedral was 'buzzing' for Norfolk Day as it put on displays of creative and musical talent from across the county.

Anne Colchester of the Norwich Cathedral Flower Guild, demonstrating flower arranging for Norfolk Da

Anne Colchester of the Norwich Cathedral Flower Guild, demonstrating flower arranging for Norfolk Day. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2018

These activities are taking place all day and designed to celebrate everything that is great about Norfolk.

Noah Coleman, 16-months-old, enjoying Norfolk Day at Norwich Cathedral. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Noah Coleman, 16-months-old, enjoying Norfolk Day at Norwich Cathedral. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2018

The strong local flavour included a session of literature all based on Norfolk Dialect.

Owen Smith, aged seven, enjoying Norfolk Day at Norwich Cathedral. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Owen Smith, aged seven, enjoying Norfolk Day at Norwich Cathedral. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2018

Local business people also exhibited videos about innovative initiatives using a variety of new technologies

Norfolk Day Logo

Norfolk Day Logo - Credit: Archant


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The Very Rev Jane Hedges, Dean of Norwich Cathedral, said: 'We've heard from poets, singers, guitarists, a harpist, a flutist, choirs and bands. This buzz will be echoed in communities all over Norfolk as we celebrate the beauty of our natural environment, history and heritage, and above all the wonderful people of this county.'