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CALL FOR ENTRIES!
For artists living in East Anglia whose work is inspired by birds.
Closing date: 28 February 2014
In recognition that East Anglia offers a rich source of inspiration for all who are drawn to birds and their place in our world, artists in this region are invited to submit work for the fourth Norwich Castle Open Art Show.
David Tipling, Wildlife Photographer
Katrina van Grouw, Author & Visual Artist
Harriet Mead, Sculptor
Call for Entries forms are available to:
• Download - please read this leaflet before submitting click here>>
• collect in person from Norwich Castle or Norwich Castle Study Centre from Monday 2 December 2013
• complete online at www.eastangliaartfund.org.uk from Monday 6 January 2014
ALSO COMING SOON!
Inspired by BIRDS is organised in association with the East Anglia Art Fund which is its principal funder. The East Anglia Art Fund aims to support the art programme at Norwich Castle and artists living and/or working in the region.
THE WONDER OF BIRDS is also supported by the East Anglia Art Fund.
Christmas at the Norwich Museums
Celebrate the magic of Christmas at Norwich Castle with our Curious Christmas Craft Fair on Friday 6 December, 5-9pm. Over 30 craft stalls, music from the Vivace Quartet and DJ Jazzlord, craft activities, museum trail and taxidermy displays. Special event prices. Adult £5, conc and adult in family group £4, child £2.90. Museum Pass holders £1 off all ticket prices.
Christmas at Strangers’ Hall Saturdays 14 and 21 December. See Strangers’ Hall decorated in traditional style this Christmas, visit Father Christmas in his toy workshop, find out about festive food and decorate some Christmas gingerbread. Museum admission plus £4.50 per child for Father Christmas. Book in advance on 01603 495897.
Christmas at the Bridewell Saturday 30 November, join us for Christmas crafts and carols around the Christmas tree from NYPT Voices Choir between 1.30 and 2.30pm. Museum admission only.
Royal Norfolk Regimental Museum now open at Norwich Castle
The reopening of the Royal Norfolk Regimental Museum has been marked in spectacular style with a brass band raising the roof of the Castle Keep. The stories of soldiers who served with the Regiment are bought to life in new permanent displays in the Rotunda at the heart of Norwich Castle.
Army uniform, kit, personal letters and diaries that reflect the daily lives of soldiers in wartime and peace are on display. Visitors can also take a digital journey through the Regiment's 350 year history via an interactive timeline, opening up access to the collections and archives at the touch of a button.
Gallantry and service medals are also on display, along with details about the men who won them.
Art Masterpiece from Norwich Castle visits local School for a Day
A masterpiece from Norwich Castle by one of the country’s most eminent painters was put on show at Benjamin Britten High School, Lowestoft as part of a project to highlight some of the nation’s finest artworks.
Pupils were able to enjoy The Conjuror, painted in about 1847 by John Everett Millais, who founded the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood with Dante Gabriel Rossetti and William Holman Hunt. The painting was accompanied by Giorgia Bottinelli (Curator of Art) and Colly Mudie (Learning Manager). The painting showed a magician performing in front of a fascinated audience.
The day was a great success with over 300 students and 40 staff viewing the masterpiece during the day. One girl commented that she had never seen a painting before. Both BBC and ITV covered the event on their local news programmes.
The event was part of the national Your Paintings: Masterpieces in Schools project which saw 27 schools throughout the country hosting famous works. The initiative was launched by BBC Learning and the Public Catalogue Foundation to help young people explore the nation’s rich and varied artistic heritage.
Gallery Closures, Norwich Castle
The Origins and Equals gallery at Norwich Castle is temporarily closed. The British Masters gallery remains open with access via the Colman Watercolour gallery and the Arts of Living gallery.
The Twinings Teapot Gallery is also closed for essential maintenance. If you require any further information on these gallery closures please call Norwich Castle on 01603 495897/493625.
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Shine a Light Project
Although there are huge numbers of objects in the museums – there is never quite enough space for everything! Some objects are delicate and can’t be on display all the time and others are large, or don’t fit in with current exhibitions. All these objects are kept in store and a large number are kept at the Superstore in Gressenhall. The Shine a Light Project seeks to unlock the potential of our fabulous reserve collections, by making them accessible to all. See the Shine a Light Project blog for more info>>
Exciting New Display at Norwich Castle
The largest hoard of Iron Age coins found in Britain since 1849 is now on display at Norwich Castle. All 840 gold alloy coins were found by metal detecting near Wickham Market in Suffolk in 2008. The coins, a denomination now called staters, were issued by the Iceni tribe who occupied parts of modern day Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridge and were buried in a pottery jar.
Colchester and Ipswich Museums purchased the hoard and it is now on tour in the Eastern Region. It can be seen at the entrance to the Anglo-Saxon and Viking Gallery.
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BBC's A History of the World
Norfolk Museums & Archaeology Service is the lead partner for Norfolk's contribution to the BBC's exciting project: A History of the World. Listen out for a series of programmes on Radio Norfolk centred around ten iconic objects from Norfolk museums. And look out for associated events around the County. To find out more, please click on the logo below:
Dates for your diary
Dec 07Frayed: Textiles on the Edge
Dec 07Thetford's Lost Tudor Sculptures Exhibition
Dec 07Father Christmas Day
Dec 07Yuletride Family Trail
Dec 07Adult Leisure Learning - Learn Calligraphy
Dec 07It's a Crafty Castle Christmas!
Dec 08Sunday Afternoon at the Castle
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