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we 25 Jan
2017
Burns Night

Harvest with Combine, Norfolk 2009 by Justin PartykaThe Norfolk and Suffolk photographs of Justin Partyka's were a feature of Mary Chamberlain's book Fenwomen when republished by Full Circle.  The London gallery Osbourne Samuel are curating an online selling show Close to Home of his East Anglian works and running until 24th February.

sa 7 Jan
2017

Roller skating in the 1950sA 1950s roller skate wedding1950s roller derby skater Jean PorterRolling on cards in the 1950s with a roller skate wedding, roller derby without a helmet and roller skating as a seaside pursuit at Great Yarmouth.

th 22 Dec
2016

Shop in Norwich Sunday advertising Non-Alcoholic Sparkling Celebration Drink.

we 14 Dec
2016

UEA Pirates v Imperial ImmortalsOver the past couple of weekends we've seen in Norwich our first university American football.  Weekend before last the UEA Pirates hosted the Kent Falcons and we were surprised how much the pass featured, were impressed by the commitment of the Falcons... more here

sa 12 Nov
2016

Yakety Yak's production of Hay FeverHay Fever is a Noel Coward comedy about a totally mad weekend house party in the 1920s.  Last night's performance at the Bungay Fisher Theatre was beautifully costumed, had a very decent sized and appreciative audience and some of the cast's OTT business tempted applause mid-performance.  Last chance to see tonight at the Pavilion Theatre Gorleston.

tu 1 Nov
2016

Halloween atmospheres at Mustard CityThe long bar at Epic Studios Norwich has been moved from one wall to another (but still a decent cup of coffee for £1.50) moving one set of roller derby spectators from along the back straight to across turns one and two for a Mustard City Rollers co-ed double bout.  Suitable Halloween atmosphere, Suffolk RD skater Bella Hellatrix Pritchard ... more here

tu 18 Oct
2016

'Our House' Beccles Light OperaThe Beccles Public Hall is one of those charming market town spaces and the bar opens for rehearsals!  Last night we were lucky enough to see the dress of Beccles Light Opera's 'Our House' a musical based on the songs of Madness.  There's a lot of the Beccles Light Opera and they can dance as well as sing making for very impressive set pieces.  The show runs till the weekend.

mo 19 Sep
2016

Natastrophe and Coco coaches of the Smash Hit BrollersOne of the many things we like about roller derby is it usually finds a fix: at Easton College banquettes (there are such things) taken from the foyer to make a penalty box when the usual gym forms went missing.  Saturday at UEA Norwich the lead connecting the laptop to the scoreboard projector was missing, so someone nipped out and bought another projector!  No tutti frutti.

sa 3 Sep
2016

Burston School Rally - pic contributedThe other side of the A140 and just over the border in Norfolk tomorrow the annual Burston Strike School rally with Attila the Stockbroker and it would seem poet/comedian John Hegley.

su 31 Jul
2016

Tasburgh bus shelterThe bus shelter(s) that used to be in Station Road Framlingham have been clouted by something vehicular twice.  First in 2009 (gossip was something large turning out Victoria Mill Road) and though both crashes made the shelter unusable they weren't as comprehensive as this wipe out in Tasburgh on the A140.

su 17 Jul
2016

This evening we were on a Diss bench eating cod and chips (a little oily but ok) and looking at Fair Green.  We could hear but not see children playing in a garden.  Every so often the top two thirds of a young girl would appear above the fence before disappearing as she jumped.  Before one jump we swear she said One small step for me, one giant leap for girlkind.

sa 9 Jul
2016

Bon Giovi at Stradisphere 2016♫ At Stradisphere last night in Stradbroke as so often at events it took darkness, the approaching show end and possibly Earl Soham Vic at £3.50/pint for the good sized crowd to fill in the empty space at the stage front.  Food, sweets and witty tie died babywear stalls and we much enjoyed three no bass player piece from Norwich The Signs.  The festival continues today with Oasis tribute Definitely Maybe topping tonight.

th 7 Jul
2016

Vagaband at the Seagull Lowestoft♫ Three stages at the free Global Rhythm in Ipswich Saturday.  On Peppery's Martin Burley stage we can personally recommend the eleven? piece Goldmaster Allstars and from Norwich Vagaband (awful name, brilliant band) depping for an unwell Hank Wangford.

tu 17 May
2016

Police have arrested two men in connection with the fatal Bungay hit and run.

mo 16 May
2016

Police have named the man who died after a hit and run in Bungay ... he was walking his dog who wasn't injured.

su 15 May
2016

The 42 year old pedestrian seriously injured by a hit and run driver in Bungay Friday died yesterday evening.

fr 13 May
2016
Friday the 13th

In the early hours of this morning a pedestrian was seriously injured in Bungay by a fail to stop driver.

03:45pm: Police now think the fail to stop vehicle was a Nissan Qashqai.

mo 9 May
2016

♫ Sunday is Ipswich Jazz Club's annual blues night with top of the bill Dennis Greaves and Mark Feltham founder members of Nine Below Zero.  Here's all of Nine Below playing at Epic Studios Norwich where Saturday Norfolk Roller Derby had certainly made the effort for The Debutantes' Brawl.

su 17 Apr
2016

Brilliant Ronaldo tutti frutti ice cream at the roller derby in Norwich yesterday.

tu 12 Apr
2016

Womens' and mens' roller derby Saturday at UEA ... expect many of the Norfolk Roller Derby faces in this music vid to be there.

su 10 Apr
2016

Bury Saints v Sussex ThunderDespite a pleasant morning here in near the coast we suspect that this year's Paris-Roubaix could be a muddy one.  Either way we won't be chasing it around the Internet because we'll be near Thetford snapping the Bury Saints v Sussex Thunder rematch that was such an outstanding semi-final last year ... it's free admission.

we 23 Mar
2016

In the Epic Studios Norwich this Saturday Norfolk Roller Derby (née Brawds) present a co-ed intra-league Sur5al format roller derby, we'll be there.

tu 1 Mar
2016
St David's Day

Spices in gherkin jarsLife Skills 9:  Supermarkets that have a world food section (the Norwich Hartford Bridge Tesco has Nigerian 6% Guinness!) may have those large cellophane bags of ground spices at a pro rata one fifth the price of Schwartz refills.  We decant them into large one time gherkin jars and even then the jars aren't big enough.  Couldn't see any large bags in the Martlesham Tesco today but not surprisingly the Hackney Tesco does stock them.

fr 12 Feb
2016

Norfolk Brawds B v Suffolk Roller DerbyWe like a guiding principle that's been pared down to a few words (Don't get involved Michael The Godfather) so much enjoyed Philthy Delphia's shouted Git It And Quit It to a lead jammer last Saturday.  She was advising from the outfield the Norfolk Brawds B team in a scrimmage with Suffolk Roller Derby.  The bout went both ways ending in a Brawds win.  Rewardingly the scoreboard had the perception to keep moving about so everyone could see it.  Thankfully no major injuries ... good stuff!

sa 16 Jan
2016

David Bowie's 1971 album Hunky DorySometime in the 1960s Bowie was our solo support act and even then he was visibly creative.  Despite this slight association we were soon bored by news people suddenly having an opinion about him.  We seem to be alone in boredom so you'll probably be interested that Pump and Grind Ipswich will be playing non-stop Bowie this weekend and DK's Saturday Sessions Norwich is a Bowie tribute.

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