Norfolk Day 2018

An artist’s depiction of a Norwich attraction is the centrepiece of a new exhibition.

The value of collaboration, the need for more ambition and six simple lessons for getting Norfolk’s voice heard – find out what leaders discussed at the first Norfolk Day business summit hosted by EDP Business.

The clichés around Norfolk and its business community are well-worn.

The county’s business community came together to raise a glass on Norfolk Day at an event organised by recruiters Cooper Lomaz.

We’re doing it all again next year!

Two of the region’s MPs have endorsed Norfolk Day and called the county the “best” in the United Kingdom.

Football fans will be able to enjoy a special pie inspired by Norfolk Day.

Flags were waving across the county yesterday for the first-ever Norfolk Day.

Charlie Hodson and artist Ruddy Muddy have begun their Norfolk Day tour of the county.

Norfolk is a county full of opportunity, innovation and dynamism – but it can and should do more to promote itself on bigger stages.

A light-hearted film noir spoof shot by a Norfolk IT agency has won Norfolk Day ‘Oscar’ in a competition to show off the county’s business strength.

Supporters and medical experts were thanked by a life-saving charity as part of Norfolk Day.

Norfolk Day was marked across our region today with hundreds of events celebrating the weird and wonderful ways of Norfolk.

Celebrations have been taking place across mid Norfolk to mark the first ever Norfolk Day.

A new “women’s charter” was signed on Norfolk Day during a special event.

A business lobbying group invited a Norwich MP to visit small firms in his constituency on Norfolk Day.

An artificial plant company took over Hay Hill in Norwich today.

A Fakenham business is celebrating Norfolk Day in style by hanging county inspired decorations around their shop.

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

Dozens of people who backed a campaign for a new Norwich-made mustard have had their first taste on Norfolk Day.

The east coast of the county jumped into Norfolk Day, celebrating it with special events across the region.

These are the final notes that our Norfolk Day business summit panellists asked companies to take away from the event.

To celebrate the success of the first-ever Norfolk Day the EDP will be creating a special supplement.

The county’s first Norfolk Day is making a splash in north Norfolk.

Television presenter and comedian Stephen Fry has given his backing to the first ever Norfolk Day on social media.

The big day has arrived - hundreds of people in South Norfolk will be celebrating everything there is to love about our county.

Thousands of pounds will be donated to Norfolk’s army of unpaid carers.

On Norfolk Day, new chief executive of Jarrold department store Minnie Moll, describes why she is so thrilled to be back in her home county.

The day has started off with a bang - of thunder and rain, but the wet weather will not deter hundreds of people expected to take part in Norfolk day events across West Norfolk.

From manufacturing for NASA to advising Google – Norfolk companies are doing some spectacular things.

A pub is celebrating three events at once with a free all-day summer party and street food barbecue.

Norfolk Day has arrived and is the top trending UK topic on Twitter this morning.

Businesses, charities, communities and individuals have pulled together to back the special day which takes place on Friday, July 27.

The first Norfolk Day business summit is taking place this morning in Norwich - and you can follow it live!

Images capturing musical therapy, intergenerational fun and a special anniversary garden party are winners of a photo competition celebrating community life.

Norfolk Day ambassadors Charlie Hodson and Ruddy Muddy are visiting events across the county on the big day.

Norfolk organisations which go the extra mile to tackle loneliness have been praised as part of a countywide campaign.

A loyalty scheme to promote the quality of Norfolk produce to the county’s shoppers is being launched today, on Norfolk Day.

To celebrate the first-ever Norfolk Day a special love letter to Norfolk has been written by EDP writers Stacia Briggs and Rowan Mantell.

Spice up your Norfolk Day with a taste of the debut batch of Norwich Mustard, available to buy tomorrow for the first time.

Elderly residents reminiscing on Norfolk life will be the stars of a special film celebrating Norfolk Day.

Hospitals, education and beautiful countryside and wildlife have received high praise from hundreds of Norfolk residents.

He’s a true Norfolk legend

Communities are getting excited as they gear up for the first-ever Norfolk Day.

Young musicians from three countries will come together for a special Norfolk Day performance.

A country park will be the backdrop for a world record attempt this Norfolk Day.

Artists, writers and Norfolk food will be the star of the show at a popular department store.

The Norfolk Day celebrations have begun at Breckland Council with the raising of the Norfolk flag.

Visiting a seaside shop can be a bewildering experience for some holiday makers coming from beyond the county’s borders only to hear words they have never come across before.

Two hotels in West Norfolk will be serving up Norfolk-themed menus on Norfolk Day.

The countdown has begun to Norfolk Day and, across the area, businesses, charities and community groups are gearing up to mark the occasion.

Time is running out to bid for a unique piece of art featuring iconic landmarks and people from Norfolk.

A new Norfolk Day arts project has been commissioned by Creative Arts East as part of their efforts to promote health and wellbeing in older people.

The first ever Norfolk Day is set to take place on Friday, July 27 with businesses and communities hosting hundreds of events across the county.

The countdown has begun to Norfolk Day and, across the area, businesses, charities and community groups are gearing up to mark the occasion.

Scores of events are taking place across West Norfolk on Norfolk Day. Here are 10 events not to be missed on Friday, July 27.

Families will be able to enjoy traditional fete fun to celebrate Norfolk Day.

All things Norfolk will be celebrated in a popular family-friendly beer festival.

Get into the spirit of Norfolk Day by taking our interactive quiz.

It is a day to celebrate everything which makes our county wonderful.

New Lord Mayor of Norwich, councillor Martin Schmierer, reflects on his favourite aspects of Norfolk life ahead of Norfolk Day.

Top images representing community life in action have been selected as part of a photographic competition.

From food and drink pop-ups from some of the county’s favourite producers to live art installations and talks from Norfolk artists, there is lots to enjoy at Norwich department store Jarrold on Norfolk Day.

There is something intoxicating about our county.

As the first ever Norfolk Day kicks off, two local businesses are prepared for a fun-filled day in the sun.

They feature 5,000 members and have been at the heart of community life for several decades.

Eastern Daily Press editor David Powles explains the story behind the first ever Norfolk Day.

A city choir will be performing special songs in two historic buildings to celebrate Norfolk Day and a landmark anniversary.

A close-to 200-mile day trip involving a small army of mayors and chairmen to help promote Norfolk Day, arrived in Cromer yesterday afternoon.

It was a popular food in centuries gone by but has fallen out of fashion in recent years.

Norfolk Day has gripped the county and businesses, big and small, are getting behind the major celebration. Reporter Sophie Wyllie reports on the variety of events being put on across the county and why businesses are backing the big day.

Excitement is building across communities ahead of this year’s Norfolk Day. Reporter SOPHIE WYLLIE explores how the inaugural event has sparked people’s pride for the county and created a strong sense of community spirit.

Vice-president of the Norfolk Wildlife Trust, John Snape, picked out his top 10 aspects of life in the picturesque county ahead of the first-ever Norfolk Day.

Food and drink is at the heart of Norfolk life and a major draw for visitors to the area. Reporter Sophie Wyllie finds out how local produce will play a starring role for dozens of Norfolk Day celebrations across the county.

The mayors and chairmen of Norfolk have visited Thetford as part of the Norfolk Grand Tour.

Schools and children can showcase their favourite places to read through a special Norfolk Day contest.

They’re already a big tourist draw, and now the goats on the cliff at Cromer have their own merchandise.

Paintings reflecting the gritty back streets of Great Yarmouth are among those on display in a week-long exhibition celebrating Norfolk Day.

Music, history and community will be celebrated across countywide churches this summer.

Teenager sweethearts to celebrate golden wedding anniversary on Norfolk Day

Excitement is building around the county as today marks the two-week countdown to Norfolk Day.

All of Norfolk’s mayors and chairmen will set out together on a special tour of the county Wednesday, July 18 to celebrate its rich and unique cultural heritage ahead of Norfolk Day.

A Norfolk community pub is on the hunt for Morris Dancers as they prepare to celebrate the regions first ever Norfolk Day.

Antiques, collectables, Steiff teddy bears and locally-produced alcohol will be the stars of a Norfolk Day celebration at a popular visitor attraction.

A look at our Norfolk Day prize giveaway.

Unique mud art celebrating aviation history and Norfolk Day are being auctioned off for charity.

Dozens of events are taking place across West Norfolk to celebrate the first ever Norfolk Day this year.

Beer lovers will be able to enjoy a special brew to celebrate the first ever Norfolk Day.

Families, novices and experienced golfers can learn new skills and enjoy an historic course to celebrate Norfolk Day.

Norfolk Day will go down in history. Not only as the first ever but it may also go into the record books as a Norfolk council attempts to break a Guinness World Record.

What do you think about life in Norfolk? What makes you happy, or unhappy, to live here? What do you think could and should be improved?

As the countdown to Norfolk Day continues, we have teamed up with the new National Centre for Writing to run a special competition asking readers to celebrate our county with words.

In his final feature for the EDP, Trevor Heaton reflects on what makes Norfolk different to anywhere else - and reveals the three things he’s learned about the county.

A popular annual arts festival has special Norfolk Day events planned in its 10th anniversary year.

It’s a day dedicated to celebrating everything unique about our historic and diverse county.

A popular community centre in the heart of an urban area is holding a celebratory Norfolk Day dinner.

A coastal village will showcase its strong community bond at a free family fun day.

Norfolk Day is a chance to your show love for our great county.

Comedy acts will be showcasing their best jokes and musical entertainment to bring people together for Norfolk Day.

The Love West Norfolk campaign is getting behind Norfolk Day, the county-wide celebration of everything that makes Norfolk unique and special.

Old family sayings have inspired an artist to create special Norfolk Day items.

Today marks 50 days until the first ever Norfolk Day celebration on July 27. This week we find out how a university-based business hub is getting involved.

Celebration, pride, tradition and community spirit.

We’re on the home run: Norfolk Day is next month on July 27 and will mark the first time that the county celebrates its very own awareness day.

As Norfolk Day approaches dozens of community events have been organised around the county. This week we focus on a pop-up local food and drink stall.

There is still time to enter the Norfolk Community Foundation’s photo challenge in celebration community life in Norfolk.

As Norfolk Day approaches dozens of community events have been organised around the county. This week we focus on a children’s art competition.

It has been an admired feature of rural buildings for many centuries and involves a skilled pair of hands.

A conservation charity is appealing for public donations to help children and families reconnect with nature.

As Norfolk Day approaches dozens of organisations are planning a variety of events to celebrate. This week we focus on what the Women’s Institute groups are doing.

Beer lovers will be able to enjoy a variety of brews in a special charity banquet.

As Norfolk Day approaches, communities are rallying together to celebrate the big day. This week we focus on a new special beer being brewed for the occasion.

Norfolk Day is fast approaching and dozens of events have been organised by individuals, communities, charities and businesses.

Entries are open for a new photo competition celebrating community life.

As Norfolk Day approaches dozens of events are planned across a variety of communities. This week we focus on two special beers being brewed for the day.

Video 10 things which make Norfolk great

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Colin Wright, managing director of Britannia Safety and Training, gave 10 reasons why he loves Norfolk in support of Norfolk Day.

A cribbage fan is hoping for a large mass gathering of players to celebrate the first ever Norfolk Day.

It was a common sight on the Norfolk Broads for several decades.

Norfolk Day is less than 100 days away. To celebrate, we have put together a list of 100 events and ideas communities can get involved with on July 27.

Time is running out to send in your name submissions to name a new beer being brewed for Norfolk Day.

A poet and artist will be using their talents to celebrate Norfolk Day.

Dozens of communities, organisations and businesses are getting behind the first ever Norfolk Day.

A leading conservation charity has joined forces with this summer’s Norfolk Day celebrations.

Today marks the 100-day countdown to the first ever Norfolk Day on July 27. To celebrate people have said on social media why they think Norfolk is special.

As the first ever Norfolk Day approaches, we will be highlighting different groups and people getting involved in the celebrations. This week focuses on a social enterprise which will recognise small businesses.

A rural community will be brought together on Norfolk Day to discuss tackling loneliness and mental health issues.

A Norfolk hotel is confident its 2018 fundraising events will help to surpass last years charity total.

As the first ever Norfolk Day approaches, the EDP will be highlighting different groups and people getting involved in the celebrations as well as advertising different events each week. This week focuses on a beer-naming competition.

A music festival taking place as part of this year’s Norfolk Day celebrations is launching a new talent competition for young singers, dancers and performers who might just be the area’s next undiscovered talent.

A concert will be held at the Queen’s Royal Estate in Sandringham to celebrate Norfolk Day.

A new logo has been unveiled to celebrate the upcoming centenary of a group which brings together thousands of women.

A dementia support group has been offered a place to eat by a former mayor, after appealing for help to celebrate Norfolk Day at the seaside.

Norfolk is renowned for its fantastic array of fresh produce and in honour of that long standing tradition, an award winning local chef is planning a special Norfolk Day menu.

From photo challenges and special performances to cruises along a historic canal and garden parties, businesses, community groups and individuals have enthusiastically embraced Norfolk Day with a range of events already planned.

It’s one of our most iconic buildings and a place any musician would be proud to perform.

It’s one of our most iconic buildings and a place any musician would be proud to perform.

Chief executive of Norfolk Chamber of Commerce, Chris Sargisson, has thrown his support behind Norfolk Day in becoming an ambassador for the initiative.

Dignitaries, a member of the House of Lords and sporting figure have put their support behind Norfolk Day.

Paralympic swimmer Jessica Jane Applegate is another big name backing Norfolk Day.

TV star astronomer Mark Thompson has heralded the county’s world-leading science research and given his backing to Norfolk Day.

Norfolk Day has received a massive boost - an endorsement from The Duke of Cambridge.

Hip hooray for Norfolk Day on July 27!

The Very Rev Jane Hedges, Dean of Norwich Cathedral, has agreed to be a Norfolk Day ambassador. Here she lists 10 things she loves about Norfolk.

Ideas and suggestions for ways in which county residents and businesses plan to celebrate Norfolk Day have been as varied as they have been exciting.

Swaffham resident and district councillor Ian Sherwood has agreed to become Breckland’s ‘Norfolk champion’ for Norfolk Day.

It’s high time we celebrated Norfolk and were proud of coming from here, says David Clayton.

The man behind the county’s official flag has given his support to Norfolk Day.

Busting the image of “sleepy” Norfolk and showcasing the “dynamism” of our county’s economy will be the goal of its business community during a day of celebration.

Support for Norfolk Day has continued to pour in as businesses and organisations across the county have pledged to get involved.

Evolutionary biologist, primatologist and broadcaster Dr Ben Garrod has thrown his support behind Norfolk Day in becoming an ambassador for the initiative.

It’s a question which has divided the people of East Anglia for years.

The reaction to Norfolk Day was as enthusiastic as it was overwhelming as individuals, businesses, TV personalities and politicians from around the county showed their support for the July 27 initiative.

#NorfolkDay shot to the top of Twitter’s UK trending topics following the launch of the exciting new initiative on Friday.

It is a day to celebrate everything that’s wonderful and unique about our county.

I’m proud and delighted to stand alongside my fantastic colleagues at the EDP and BBC Radio Norfolk to launch the inaugural Norfolk Day.

Video How you can get involved in Norfolk Day

Friday, February 16, 2018

For Norfolk Day to be the success that we think it can be, we are urging individuals, community groups, attractions, organisations and businesses to think about how they might actively get involved.

Video Why Norfolk Day needs your help

Friday, February 16, 2018

Whenever I hear Norfolk described as ‘the graveyard of ambition’, which is sadly all too often, it gets my hackles up.

Norfolk Day has already secured the backing of tourism organisations and businesses across the county.

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