Norwich City will be back in the Premiership next season – fantastic news for the fans, the players and everyone associated with the club. Congratulations one and all, NCFC are back where they belong!
And more great news for the city – the route of the Olympic flame torch relay has been announced today and it will be coming to Norwich to spend the night on the 4th July 2011. More details are still to be released but this will be a brilliant sight and will hopefully draw big crowds to the city.
The 2011 Tour of Britain will be following in the wheels of last year’s race and the riders will be coming to Norfolk on Saturday 17th September, with Stage 7 starting in Suffolk at Bury St. Edmunds and finishing at the Sandringham Estate.
We are delighted to have received a Broads Quality Charter ‘Gold’ Award for our food and service – the scheme has been running for 10 years now and recognises restaurants, pubs and cafes across the Broads network which serve quality food using local ingredients with friendly, well-trained staff who are able to promote the many qualities of the Norfolk Broads to their visitors.
The 1st Broads Outdoor Festival took place from 7th – 15th May with over 60 events designed to get people outdoors to explore the unique environment of the Norfolk Broads. Events included boat tours, canoe trails, wildflower and wildlife walks, geocaching and paddlesport taster sessions – something for everyone. Particularly interesting was a guided walk around Thorpe Marshes and the New Broad, just across the road from The Old Rectory, with the opportunity to catch a glimpse of kingfishers, water voles and barn owls. Unfortunately we were unable to go but we understand Norfolk Wildlife Trust have taken on the management of the area and there will be more guided walks throughout the summer.
NNF11 continues this week with highlights including pianist Noriko Ogawa on Wednesday 18th and the Charlie Haden Quartet West on Thursday 19th, both at St Peter Mancroft and the Ballet Nacional de Espana on Friday 20th and Saturday 21st at Norwich Theatre Royal. There have been some amazing performances so far….and it’s not over yet!
All this shows why Norwich is such a brilliant place to live, work and visit. There’s just no end to the things you can do….