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Norfolk Council News Feed - Thu, 02/20/2020 - 16:30

Latest Consumer Alerts and Trading Standards news

We’re highlighting the following consumer news and scams:

If you receive one of these emails delete it without clicking on any links in the message. You can report scam emails to Action Fraud, details below.

More advice and updates from Norfolk TS

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Reporting scams

Reporting any scams you receive can help to build up intelligence on the scammers and how they target people. You can report scams to:

Citizens Advice Consumer Helpline 0808 223 1133 or www.citizensadvice.org.uk/consumer
Action Fraud (UK’s National Fraud Office) 0300 123 2040 or www.actionfraud.police.uk

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Norfolk County Council - People and Communities Select Committee

Norfolk Council News Feed - Thu, 02/20/2020 - 15:01

You are subscribed to receive this alert and notification regarding the publication of Norfolk County Council Committee Papers relating to People and Communities Select Committee.

The draft Minutes for the meeting held on 31 January 2020 are now available.

To download the papers, go to the People and Communities Select Committee webpage and click on the relevant date under the 'Scheduled Meeting Date' column.

Please note that Norfolk County Council is moving towards more paperless working and printed meeting papers are not generally available at our public meetings.

If you have any queries please email committees@norfolk.gov.uk.

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Norfolk County Council - Norfolk Joint Museums Committee

Norfolk Council News Feed - Wed, 02/19/2020 - 16:57

You are subscribed to receive this alert and notification regarding the publication of Norfolk County Council Committee Papers relating to Norfolk Joint Museums Committee. The draft Minutes for the meeting held on 7 February 2020 are now available.

Please note that Norfolk County Council is moving towards more paperless working and printed meeting papers are not generally available at our public meetings. Please click on the highlighted link above and then, within the site that opens, click the relevant date under the “Scheduled Meeting Date” column to see these papers.


If you have any queries please email committees@norfolk.gov.uk

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Norfolk County Council - Norfolk Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee

Norfolk Council News Feed - Wed, 02/19/2020 - 10:12

You are subscribed to receive this alert and notification regarding the publication of Norfolk County Council Committee Papers relating to Norfolk Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee. The draft Minutes for the meeting held on 13 February 2020 are now available.


Please note that Norfolk County Council is moving towards more paperless working and printed meeting papers are not generally available at our public meetings. Please click on the highlighted link above and then, within the site that opens, click the relevant date under the “Scheduled Meeting Date” column to see these papers.


If you have any queries please email committees@norfolk.gov.uk

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February's events and beyond

Norfolk Council News Feed - Wed, 02/19/2020 - 07:45

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Mini beer festival in March!

Just a quick reminder of the upcoming events at your social club.

Please note that the big quiz is this week - on Friday 21st. We had to move it from the original date of 28th Feb as the football was moved. Thanks to Jon for being so flexible.

 

More details below...

 

But before that some important info.

Membership Update

Ahead of issuing new membership cards, we need to make sure that the personal information we hold is current, so could you please ensure that we have your correct home address (your new card will be posted out to you), email address and any name change

Please email any changes to membership@nccsocialclub.co.uk

  Private Parties

We are legally allowed to rent the club out for private parties for only a limited amount each year. This year demand has already been high, with half of our availability already booked.

If you are thinking of having a party in the summer or beyond we advise you book early in order to avoid disappointment. We are good value and its a great venue

Please email events@nccsocialclub.co.uk to find out more

We're always keen for new members, its only £2.50 a month to join.

you can always see our events calendar at anytime on www.nccsocialclub.co.uk/events

Join up. Join in. Do something different. Thursday 20th February Rock n Roll Club - 7pm onwards

Our Rock n Roll club meets every four weeks and are always keen to welcome new members. If you fancy coming for the music, the dancing, or just to see what it's all about you'll find a friendly of rock n roll enthusiasts and a good night out. DJ Trevor will be playing the music you like with great bar prices and friendly company. If you haven't been before, why not pop along and say hello?

Friday 21st February 8pm start The BIG Quiz by Jon

The quiz is friendly and fun, but also competitive, and we have maximum teams of 6. The entry fee is £1 per person, and that is all given out as cash prizes to the top teams. The quiz is a much loved and popular part of the social club offering and hot food will also be available from 5pm to when the quiz starts at 8pm (last orders 7.45pm).

Please note that this has had to be moved because the Norwich v Leicester match was moved to the Friday night, meaning the car park would be in use and so on. We apologise for the inconvenience and thank Jon for his flexibility.

WEDNESDAY 26th FEBRUARY 10am for a 10.30am start. finishes by 12. A HISTORY OF ROMANY LIFE IN EAST ANGLIA

Following her excellent talk in 2019, The King of the Norfolk Poachers, Charlotte Paton returns with a new talk: 1000 yrs of Romany History.

Charlotte is very interested in East Anglian rural history in the Victorian and Edwardian period. She is restoring a gypsy caravan, learning the Romany language and researching the part gypsies played in agricultural life before mechanisation.

All Unison and Sports & Social Club retired members and their guests are welcome at these free Winter Wednesday Talks.                                                                                            

Friday 28th February club opens 4.30pm (KO at 8pm) NORWICH CITY v LEICESTER

The social club is a great place for pithy pre- and post- match analysis, lovely hot home made food before the game, and has a great bar, great prices and free parking for the first 50 cars. Join us. Please note we don't show the games on TV.

PLEASE NOTE THIS WAS REARRANGED FOR TELLY and that the quiz has moved to February 21st.

Friday 13th March 5.15-7ish EARLY BIRD QUIZ with play your cards right round

The early bird quiz is a free, fun, and relaxed quiz with prizes. The winning team receives a free round of drinks, the losing team gets chocolate frogs. And this time teams will be able to gamble some of their points in a play your cards right style game. Come and join us for a free frenzy of fact based fun on a Friday.

Saturday 14th March club opens 12.00pm (KO at 3pm) NORWICH CITY v LEICESTER

Home made food, free parking for the first 50 cars, and a must win game. Can Farke pull off his little miracle? Please note we don't show the games on TV.

Thursday 19th March - lunchtime and evening Mini Beer Festival - Day One

We will be having a mini-beer festival, and it starts today. With a small but perfectly formed selection of superb beers, we'll be offering a sensational selection for you to sup, whether it be lunchtime or after work.

Friday 20th March - lunchtime and evening Mini Beer Festival - Day Two

We'll have out usual lovely hot scrummy food at lunchtime, and a modest selection of chip based cuisine in the evening, plus a great selection of beer.

We'll also have a number of games in the evening for you to try your hand at where you could prove your skill, derring-do, or just that you a lucky so-and-so. With prizes...

Saturday 21st March - before, during and after the football Mini Beer Festival - Day Three

This will be the last day of our mini beer festival and we'll have our usual sumptuous pre-football home made food available as well as free parking for the first 50 cars showing a valid social club card on entry to the car park. Join us before and after the football

Saturday March 21st March club opens 4.30pm (KO at 8pm) NORWICH CITY v EVERTON

The social club is a great place for pithy pre- and post- match analysis, lovely hot home made food before the game, and has a great bar, great prices and free parking for the first 50 cars. Join us. Please note we don't show the games on TV.

Fiday March 27th - 8pm start - food served from 5.30pm The BIG QUIZ

This month a group of colleagues from the MASH team at county hall will be taking over the quiz to raise money for the Leeway charity. We'll be doing chips, cheesy chips, sausage and chips and so on in aid of the charity, and they'll be taking a proportion of the entry money. We'll also be having a raffle as well, so come prepared to make a small donation. If you want to find out more, please visit https://www.leewaysupport.org/  If you want to find out more about what our colleagues from MASH are doing to fundraise - and maybe sponsor them - please visit https://www.justgiving.com/team/dast-dashers  Feel free to donate !

Maximum teams of 6, £1 per person entry fee. Please come along and support this worthwhile event.

CARD PAYMENTS

Please note that this is only for bar purchases and we have a minimum payment of £3. We do not do cashback.

LOOKING AHEAD

We're always planning even more great stuff. Besides the monthly early bird quiz, big quiz, and pre home match football, we've got hot food Friday lunchtimes, our perennial 4 pints for the price of 3 (after work and before 7pm), the rock n roll club, retired members talks, various sports clubs and lots more. All for £2.50 a month!

Please sign up your colleagues so they can enjoy the club as well. These events are all FREE for social club members and their guests (including children) and are paid for out of your £2.50 a month. So the more members we have, the more we can put on! Simples - innit?

IF YOU WANT TO GET IN TOUCH...

If you reply to these emails they no longer disappear into a parallel universe, but they do get routed to a junk mail folder that isn't checked everyday - so if you have a burning issue please use the emails below.

secretary@nccsocialclub.co.uk for the club secretary

chair@nccsocialclub.co.uk for the club chair

membership@nccsocialclub.co.uk for membership queries

events@nccsocialclub.co.uk for questions about events and room bookings

Website: www.nccsocialclub.co.uk    and look us up on facebook 

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Your Norfolk Extra - the packed half-term edition

Norfolk Council News Feed - Tue, 02/18/2020 - 20:00

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???? This week we set our budget for 2020-21. Read more about it on our website. ????

Museums half-term fun for all the family

There’s so much to see and do in Norfolk Museums this February half-term. Here are a few quick highlights:

  • Gressenhall - come and join the hunt for Old Tom’s treasure, solving clues and riddles and getting creative with a lively selection of Victorian themed crafts.
  • Museum of Norwich - celebrate the city’s shoe-making heritage. Design a shoe, follow the shoe-spotting trail and make a keyring.
  • Ancient House - find out about life in the town at the time of Thomas Paine and handle Georgian objects.
  • Lynn Museum - see the fun Victorian Mart where you can handle historic objects, play games and make fairground themed crafts.

????️ We're not done there, though. There are lots more events happening across our marvelous museums - head over to the Norfolk Museums website to discover more.

Tell us what you want to hear about

Let's face it. We're all busy.

So we don’t want to bombard you with stuff you’re not interested in.

This is your chance to tell us the kinds of things you want to see in this newsletter. The average time to fill out the survey so far is a snappy 3.5 minutes! ⏰

➡️ Give us your feedback now.

Deepening by Laura Wilson

There's a fascinating programme of talks at Norwich Castle inspired by the Deepening exhibition which is on show until 29 March:

  • 28 February – Artist Laura Wilson in conversation with Dr Rosy Gray, Mark Knight, Dr Melanie Giles and Dr Abi Shapiro.
  • 6 March – Symbols of Power: Prehistoric People and Everyday Objects – Dr Neil Wilkin, British Museum.
  • 11 March – Layering the Landscape: Geology and Must Farm – Dr Becky Briant,  Birkbeck, University of London.
  • 28 March – Seahenge: A Walk Through Time – six mile West Norfolk guided walk led by Dr Alan West, Norfolk Museums Service.

???? For the full list of speakers, times & tickets visit the Norfolk Museums website.
???? Credit: Rui Pignatelli

Greater Norwich Local Plan consultation now open

In 2018 we consulted with our residents to help identify sites for development. The next phase is for you to help finalise our strategy and choice of sites.

You can discuss the plans and feedback at one of the many roadshows taking place throughout Broadland, Norwich and South Norfolk.

???? Have your say online on the Greater Norwich Local Plan website or call 01603 306603

Recycling centres satisfaction survey

Your ideas are not wasted! Norfolk County Council’s annual recycling centre survey is an opportunity for householders to provide us with feedback about our recycling centres. The survey is run each year to give us an ongoing picture of what is working well, what could be improved and how residents are using the household waste recycling centres.

Even if you don’t use them, we want to hear from you so that we can understand why.

➡️ Take five minutes to respond to the survey (closes 31 March).

South Norwich recycling centre

We’re also consulting on a new improved recycling centre to replace Ketteringham Recycling Centre and provide a larger, modern site with easy access for residents living in and to the south of Norwich.

➡️ Find out more about the proposals and respond by 29 March by visiting our website.

Transforming special needs education in Norfolk

Work is gathering pace to deliver 500 new learning places across the county for children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). It’s all part of our £120 million five-year programme to improve SEND provision. We’re proposing to deliver the new places by creating or expanding ten new Specialist Resource Bases (which provide SEND classes at mainstream schools), by expanding three existing special schools, and by building three new special schools in Fakenham, Easton and Great Yarmouth.

Some new places have already been delivered, whilst consultations and approvals are ongoing for others. The programme includes increasing support for schools and improving our performance on Education, Health and Care Plans.

✍️ Find out more by signing up to our monthly newsletters, and read the January edition.

????️ Norfolk fact: (Recent stormy weather aside) did you know that Norfolk is the driest county in the UK?

Could you be a Master Composter?

We’re looking for new Master Composter volunteers to help spread the word about the amazing soily stuff!

The next two day training course will be held Saturday 28 - Sunday 29 March at Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse, and you don’t need to be a composter already or have any volunteer or community group experience.

???? Interested in attending the next training course and becoming a Master Composter?
✅ Email mastercomposters@norfolk.gov.uk or call us on 0344 800 8020.

Applications invited for four County Farms

We're looking for tenant applications for four different west Norfolk farms. If you or someone you know has ever considered managing their own farm then now is the chance (even if you're only 18 years old!)

➡️ Find out more about each farm, the application process and details of a free training course for applicants on our County Farms web pages.

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Business & IP Centre Norfolk: News & Events

Norfolk Council News Feed - Tue, 02/18/2020 - 19:37
18/02/2020 The latest news and events from the Business & IP Centre Norfolk FORTHCOMING EVENTS:  Craft to Career Panel Event  Thursday, 20/02/20, 6.00 - 7.30pm The Auditorium, The Forum, Norwich    Do you have a dream to ditch the day job, and turn your passion for making and creating into a profitable business? Then this is the event for you!    As part of the Forum's Norfolk Maker's Festival, (08-23 Feb 2020) the Business and IP Centre are bringing together a group of inspiring local business people to share their start-up stories and to give tips and insight on how they've created successful enterprises out of the crafts they love!

 

  This FREE evening panel event will be compered by Jayne Evans, the organiser of the Norfolk Makers Festival who admits to being both a keen dressmaker and knitter.   Bookable through Eventbrite: www.bipcnorfolk.eventbrite.com Innovate UK in the East of England 2020 04/03/20, 9.00 - 16.15   BIPC Norfolk will be present throughout the day with a stand, as well as co-hosting the following workshop;      15.10 - 16.00  'How to Identify, Protect and Exploit Your IP' NEWS: BIPC Norfolk launched it's new hub in Great Yarmouth Library on 31/01/20!   We opened a further BIPC hub at Great Yarmouth Library at the end of January, which is a great resource for people wanting to set up their own enterprises. This compliments existing business hubs at the King's Lynn and Thetford libraries.   During the launch the library was a hive of activity with budding entrepreneurs and business start-ups seeking advice from partner organisations Menta, New Anglia Growth Hub, and Santander Bank.       We also heard from local entrepreneur Hazel Russell who joined us to talk about setting up The Wood Life Project, a company which makes eco-friendly, sustainable products. Hazel told us how the BIPC had helped give her guidance and support with trademarking and registering her brand.   ONE TO ONE GUIDANCE AND ADVICE:  Free 1:1 Business Start-Up & Growth Advice with MENTA Whatever your business or idea, MENTA’s experienced business adviser will help you with support, suggestions and advice, all free of charge. Wednesday 04/03/20 and 25/03/20 appointments available (Norwich) Wednesday 04/03/20 appointments available (Thetford) 1:1 Business Accounting Advice with Larking Gowen Chartered Accountants  Solve the mysteries of business accounting with this free one hour session.  Next session: 12/03/20 Free 1:1 Business Sessions with Legal Experts from Leathes Prior Solicitors Got a question about business law? This is the place for you! Receive information on a wide range of commercial legal topics such as business structure, company law, data protection, e-commerce, supply and sale contracts, as well as intellectual property and brand protection Next session:19/03/20 Free 1:1 Business Growth Advice with New Anglia Growth Hub.  Want to take your business to the next level? As well as help and advice, we can also help you access support and funding offered by other organisations throughout our region including grants, finance, apprenticeships, coaching and training. Next session: 26/03/20 BIPC Intellectual Property Clinics Everyone owns the right to their own creativity so knowing what's protected in your business and what's not is essential. If you are a business person, an inventor, an artist or an author, IP will affect you. Certified IP Advisers are available at BIPC Norfolk to provide advice up to but not including legal advice.  FREE appointment at Norwich and Thetford Free 1:1 How to use COBRA 1:1 Sessions Appointments available at Norwich and Thetford COBRA (Complete Business Reference Adviser) has all the information you need to get your business off the ground, containing details of thousands of different business types. You will find sector guides, business opportunity profiles and a business legal library, all freely accessible here at the Business & IP Centre Norfolk. BUSINESS WORKSHOPS: 2020; New Decade, New Enterprise.. Our Bite-Size Business Workshops, 'Spotlight On.. ' are back!     Each session is designed to cover a specific topic aimed at helping you to get your business idea off the ground.     Spotlight: Protecting Your Idea Wednesday, 26/02/20 5.45-6.45pm Everyone owns the right to their own creativity, so knowing what's protected in your business and what's not is essential.  In this FREE workshop we'll focus on the four key areas of intellectual property; design, patent, copyright and trademarks 

 

Spotlight: Brilliant Branding Wednesday, 04/03/20 5.45-6.45pm Learn how to make your business stand out with brand integrity consultant Esther Lemmens of Zesty Design. In this FREE workshop session we'll share practical ways to help you develop your business identity from low-cost logo design to colour palette selection, and everything in between. 

 

Spotlight: Social Media for Business Wednesday, 18/03/20 5.45-6.45pm Feeling frazzled by Facebook? Don't know your tweets from your hashtags?  In this FREE workshop you will learn how to make social media into an invaluable, low-cost publicity resource for your business with hints and tips from MENTA advisor John Clarke  Free business webinars available in the comfort of your own home.   If you are thinking of starting out in business, these topics could be ideal;     Research for New Business  06/03/20 (13.00-14.00) Introduction to Lean Start-Up 20/02/20 & 13/03/20 (12.00-1.00) Introduction to Trade Marks Searching 16/03/20 (10.00-11.00)   Other topics of interest;   Taking your Business Overseas 21/02/20 (12.00-13.00)   This webinar is hosted by the Intellectual Property Office (IPO) and the Department for International Trade (DIT), and of particular interest to business owners and advisors wanting to learn about best practice for exporting, the essential ingredients for exporting success, as well as the support available from both the IPO and DIT    All you need do is register to take part: www.bipcnorfolk.eventbrite.com All Business & IP Centre Norfolk Events are bookable through Eventbrite: www.bipcnorfolk.eventbrite.com  Tell us how it's going! Here at BIPC Norfolk we are dedicated to providing free support and advice to help you start and grow your business. If things are going well and you feel you've benefitted from any of our services, we'd love to hear from you. It all helps to ensure we can continue to provide and improve our service.
If you'd like to tell us about your business progress and successes, you can email your stories here: bipcnorfolk@norfolk.gov.uk Contact us BIPC Norfolk, Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library, The Forum, Millennium Plain, Norwich NR2 1AW
Tel: 01603 774740
Email: bipcnorfolk@norfolk.gov.uk
More information: www.norfolk.gov.uk/bipcnorfolk Follow us on Facebook    Follow us on Twitter 

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Norfolk County Council News Update

Norfolk Council News Feed - Mon, 02/17/2020 - 16:50

We've recently added the following news to our website:

Council budget agreed

£430.4 million spending plans which boost children’s and adults' services and a Council Tax rise of 3.99 per cent have been agreed by Norfolk County Council.

Have your say on plans for new recycling centres for the Norwich area

From today, Monday 17 February, people will be able to take a look at plans for a brand new £1.9million recycling centre to the south of Norwich.

For details go to our news page.

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Norfolk County Council - Pensions Committee

Norfolk Council News Feed - Mon, 02/17/2020 - 14:16

You are subscribed to receive this alert and notification regarding the publication of Norfolk County Council Committee Papers relating to Pensions Committee. The Agenda for the meeting due to be held on 25 February 2020 is now available.
Please note that Norfolk County Council is moving towards more paperless working and printed meeting papers are not generally available at our public meetings. Please click on the highlighted link above and then, within the site that opens, click the relevant date under the “Scheduled Meeting Date” column to see these papers.
If you have any queries please email committees@norfolk.gov.uk

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Norfolk County Council News Update

Norfolk Council News Feed - Fri, 02/14/2020 - 16:59

We've recently added the following news to our website:

Public Information Notice: Attendees at Norfolk County Council Meeting, 17th February

On Monday 17 February, Norfolk County Council will meet at 10am at County Hall to set the County Council’s budget for the next year.

For details go to our news page.

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Norfolk Arts Forum Bulletin 14 February 2020

Norfolk Council News Feed - Fri, 02/14/2020 - 16:00
Dear Norfolk Arts Forum Members,

Welcome to the 14 February 2020 edition of the Norfolk Arts Forum Bulletin.

Below you will find information on jobs, opportunities and funding for the arts in Norfolk.

You can also find out information and share arts opportunities on our Social Media pages:
https://twitter.com/NCCArtsService
https://en-gb.facebook.com/NCCArtsService

Job Opportunities  Grants Officer - Norfolk Community Foundation

Contract: Full-time / permanent
Salary: £22,000 - £24,000
Apply Here
Deadline 2 March 2020

Sales and Marketing Assistant - Cambridge Arts Theatre

Salary: £18,000 - £20,000 per annum
Contract: 40-hour full-time week
Apply Here
Deadline 24 Feb 2020, 12 noon

Purchase Ledger Clerk - Norwich Theatre Royal

Salary: £18,068 FTE (£10,840 pro-rata) per annum.
Contract: 22.5 hours per week,
Apply Here
Deadline 23 Feb 2020

Copy Typist - Stuart Pearson Wright Studio, Suffolk

Salary: £11 per hour
Contract: Self employed
For full details email: studio@stuartpearsonwright.com
Deadline 28 Feb 2020

Assistant Curator x2 - Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts

Salary: £22,417 to £25,941 per annum
Contract: Full time
Apply Here
Deadline 27 Feb 2020

Development Manager - Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds

Salary: circa £22,500 per annum (pro-rata)
Contract: Full-time, Part-time
Apply Here
Deadline 28 Feb 2020, midday

Development Assistant - Snape Maltings, Suffolk

Salary: Not specified
Contract: Full-time / 12 months maternity cover
Apply Here
Deadline 24 Feb 2020, 9:30am

Senior Business Support Co-ordinator - Westley Bottom, National Trust

Salary: £19,260 pa
Contract: Permanent / Part-time
Apply Here
Deadline 16 Feb 2020

Learning Officer - Wicken Fen, National Trust

Salary: £15,942 pa
Contract: Permanent / Part-time
Apply Here
Deadline 20 Feb 2020

Membership & Visitor Welcome Assistant - Horsey Windpump, National Trust

Salary: £8.72 per hour
Contract: Fixed term / part-time
Apply Here
Deadline 24 Feb 2020

Events Assistant (up to two posts) - University of East Anglia

Salary: £19,612 to £21,814 per annum
Contract: Full-time / fixed term (12months)
Apply Here
Deadline 20 Feb 2020

In case you missed it... Last week's headline jobs:

Collections Assistants - Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology - closes 2 March
Resident/In-house Technician - Sheringham Little Theatre - deadline unknown
Production Manager - Maddermarket Theatre, Norwich - closes 16 Feb
Technical Manager - Maddermarket Theatre, Norwich - closes 16 Feb
Senior Research Associate - School of Art, Media and American Studies, UEA - closes 2 March
Head of Communications - New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich - closes 2 March
Visitor Journey Consultant - Westley Bottom, Bury St Edmunds - closes 17 Feb
Technician: Design Studios - Norwich University of the Arts - closes 2 March
Visitor Services Assistant - Time and Tide Museum, Great Yarmouth - closes 25 Feb
Cataloguing Officer - Norfolk County Hall - closes 23 Feb

Artistic Opportunities Call for Artists - This Is Where I Am

We’re looking for Waveney &Blyth Arts members to facilitate workshops responding to the theme ‘This is Where I Am’, which could explore ideas of the self, a place, a moment or a feeling. There are 8 artist-facilitator opportunities available to teach two half-day workshops and a half-day collaboratively curated exhibition as part of the programme, running on Saturdays 30th May, 6th June and 13th June 2020. We are seeking people will the skills and experience to lead process-led creative workshops in Drawing, Clay, Textiles and Mosaic/Glass. There is a fee of £500 per participating artist.
Learn more here
Deadline 25 Feb 2020

Creative Commission for More Than Oliver Twist

Budget £8,000
We are looking for a creative designer to develop and create a touring exhibition, which includes the production of six short films and digital content. The exhibition will tour our six workhouse partner sites, and will be accompanied by digital resources. https://www.workhousenetwork.org/more-than-oliver-twist.html
Please email arts@norfolk.gov.uk to obtain a full brief
Deadline 24 Feb 2020

The Alpine Fellowship Writing Prize

Awarded for the best piece of writing on the theme of the 2020 Alpine Fellowship Annual Symposium: Forgiveness and Retribution.
The winner receives a £10,000 cash prize and is presented with the award by the poet John Burnside. A £3,000 cash prize will go to the second place, and £2,000 to the third place runner up. The winner and two runners up are invited to attend the Fjällnäs symposium.
Learn more here
Deadline 1 April 2020

The Eclipse Award

£10K cash bursary
The Eclipse Award aims to help UK Black artists and fellow artists who are also marginalised for their race, and who make boundary-pushing performance work, to undertake an Edinburgh Fringe run.
Learn more here
Deadline 2 March 2020

Holt Festival Art Prizes

Sir John Hurt Art Prize
Holt Festival is delighted to announce a prize of £1,750 for the winner of this year's Holt Festival - Sir John Hurt Art Prize. In addition, the winning work will go on to be exhibited in the autumn at the prestigious Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts in Norwich.

The Sworders Art Prize
Now in its second year, a prize of £750 is given to an artist aged between 16 and 23 (inclusive) on the application closing date of Sunday 14th June. The winner will also be offered a commission free exhibition at Holt’s contemporary art space The Gallery in Lees Yard.
Learn more here
Deadline for both 14 June 2020

Artist Residency with First Light Festival invitation for proposals

Fee: £220 per day
Suffolk Artlink seeks proposals from artist collaborations to work in residence at the Kirkley Centre in Lowestoft and creatively engage local communities in the upcoming First Light Festival.
For the three months leading up to the festival the selected artists will be in residence at the centre, developing relationships with local groups to engage them in work and ideas towards producing a piece of work / an event at the festival.
Learn more here
Deadline 2 March 2020

Open Call for Artists and Creative Practitioners: Net//Work Digital Arts Residencies

In 2020, the British Council in partnership with Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridgeshire, and Digital Arts Studios, Belfast, will select mid-career artists and creative practitioners to participate in Net//Work residencies.
The Net//Work residencies will offer space for reflection, research, practice, skills exchange and professional networking opportunities focused on digital artistic practices and technologies.
Learn more here
Deadline 24 Feb 2020, midnight

Burlington Contemporary Art Writing Prize

The Burlington Contemporary Art Writing Prize seeks to discover talented young writers on contemporary art, with the winner receiving £1,000 and the opportunity to publish a review of a contemporary art exhibition in The Burlington Magazine.
Learn more here
Deadline 6 April 2020

Wells Art Contemporary International Visual Arts Competition

The WAC Awards is an open competition for contemporary visual art that is gaining praise and respect in Britain and abroad.
Learn more here
Deadline 16 April 2020

Development Opportunities  Creative Leadership

Do you work in the arts and cultural sector? Do you want to strengthen your leadership skills? Are you driven by social impact in your work?
We could support you with Creative Leadership, a new free programme run by the School for Social Entrepreneurs, funded by Arts Council England’s Transforming Leadership programme. We will support you for two years with a part-time learning programme, and grant of up to £2,000. (There is additional funding available to support any access needs you may have.)
Learn more here
Deadline 4 March 2020, 1pm.

Free Creative Writing Workshops - Creative Future

Date: 17 March - 26 May 2020
Location: National Centre For Writing
FREE creative writing workshops for people who lack opportunities due to mental health issues, disability, identity or other social circumstance.
Learn more here

Project Planning for Artists Workshops - Birmingham

A programme for creative practitioners in planning an art project and writing a funding application that will be particularly useful to artists who have a project idea that they want to apply for via Arts Council England’s under £15,000 scheme.
Learn more here
Deadline 29 March 2020

Auditioning for West End and Regional Theatre Workshop

Date: 27 Feb 2020, 6:30-9:30pm
Location: The Umbrella Rooms, London
Cost: £32 (+ £1 card processing fee)
This workshop offers the opportunity to work with a well established and experienced theatre Casting Director within an honest and supportive environment. Through scene work and discussion, this workshop aims to give you the practical skills and advice needed to put your best foot forward at a local, regional and/or west end theatre casting.
Learn more here

Industry News Print to the People to open a new sister site dedicated to Letterpress printing at Wensum Lodge

From the new ‘Letterpress at the Lodge’ studio, Print to the People will run workshops, courses and open-access sessions throughout the year as well as working with Norfolk County Council on activities to complement the onsite Adult Learning programme. The new tenancy will support Norfolk County Council’s vision for Wensum Lodge to sympathetically transform the historic site into a contemporary creative hub for the region. Read more here.

Digital Culture Compass

The Digital Culture Compass is a new, free online toolkit, here to help you use digital technology more effectively in your organisation.
Learn more here

Music Education: Call For Evidence

Department for Education are seeking views on music education to inform proposals for a refreshed national plan for music education.
Give Your View Here
Survey closes 13 March 2020, 11:59pm

Hearts For The Arts Winners Announced...

Read more here

Arts Council England - Survey to explore the diversity of the classical music sector...

Take part here

Creative Careers - Best Practice Recruitment Guide For Creative Leaders   

Download Here

Networking Opportunities  Artist Educator Social Network Meetings

- Mon 3 March - Norwich Millennium Library (Vernon Castle Room)
- Mon 18 May - Wensum Lodge, 169 King Street, Norwich NR1 1QW
- Mon 6 July - Bowling House, 5-7 Dereham Road, Norwich NR2 4HX
- Mon 14 Sept- venue tbc
- Mon 2 Nov - venue tbc

All sessions take place from 6pm to 8pm. We ask for a £1 donation towards the cost of resources and refreshments.

Funding Opportunities #CreativeCoasts - Youth Advisory Panel Challenge Fund 2020

A grant opportunity to improve wellbeing, reduce loneliness and connect different generations in a coastal community through regular participatory intergenerational arts activities
Learn more here
Deadline 20 March 2020, 5pm

Handelsbanken Mental Health & Wellbeing Fund

Awards up to £5,000
The has been created to help sustain and develop the support and services that voluntary sector organisations can offer to alleviate a range of mental health and wellbeing issues in the community.
Learn more here
Deadline 28 Feb

On-going Funding 

The Golsoncott Foundation | Access And Participation Fund - Paul Hamlyn Foundation | Arts Council National Lottery Project Grants | Art Fund: Small Project Grants | Garfield Weston Foundation | The Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grants | National Lottery Awards for All England | National Lottery Community Fund - Reaching Communities England | Go For It Grants - South Norfolk Council | New Anglia Growth Hub - Growing Business Fund & Small Grants Scheme | The Fenton Arts Trust | New Endeavour Rangers Fund | Community Grants Programme - Norwich City Council | The Geoffrey Watling Charity | The Saracen’s Norfolk Fund | Jonathan Ruffer curatorial grants  |  Open Fund For Music Creators - PRS Foundation

Grants 4 Norfolk

Looking for funding? Try our FREE Norfolk County Council search facility serving both businesses and communities. Local, regional and national funding opportunities available. Register here

For further local funding click here Volunteering Opportunities Box Office Volunteer - Norwich Arts Centre

4.5 hours per week minimum commitment, hours 12.45 – 5.15pm weekdays. Learn more here

Volunteers Wanted For Norfolk & Norwich Festival 2020

Make friends, gain valuable skills and experience Norfolk & Norwich Festival from behind the scenes!
Learn more here
Deadline 9 March 2020, 9:30am

Key websites to check for volunteering opportunities...

Voluntary Norfolk
Norfolk County Council
Norfolk Museum Service
National Trust

Norfolk Arts Forum  Contact: arts@norfolk.gov.uk
Website: http://www.norfolk.gov.uk/arts
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Norfolk County Council - County Council

Norfolk Council News Feed - Fri, 02/14/2020 - 14:20

You are subscribed to receive this alert and notification regarding the publication of Norfolk County Council Committee Papers relating to County Council. The Supplementary Agenda for the meeting due to be held on Monday 17 February 2020 is now available.
Please note that Norfolk County Council is moving towards more paperless working and printed meeting papers are not generally available at our public meetings. Please click on the highlighted link above and then, within the site that opens, click the relevant date under the “Scheduled Meeting Date” column to see these papers.
If you have any queries please email committees@norfolk.gov.uk

 

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Norfolk County Council Trading Standards Consumer Scam, News and Information Alerts

Norfolk Council News Feed - Thu, 02/13/2020 - 16:35

Latest Consumer Alerts and Trading Standards news

We’re highlighting the following consumer news and scams:

Email scams and phishing alerts

Look out for the following email scams which are circulating: 

If you receive one of these emails delete it without clicking on any links in the message. You can report scam emails to Action Fraud, details below.

More advice and updates from Norfolk TS

For more consumer advice and updates, visit our consumer alerts web page or follow us on Facebook or twitter.

Reporting scams

Reporting any scams you receive can help to build up intelligence on the scammers and how they target people. You can report scams to:

Citizens Advice Consumer Helpline 0808 223 1133 or www.citizensadvice.org.uk/consumer
Action Fraud (UK’s National Fraud Office) 0300 123 2040 or www.actionfraud.police.uk

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Norfolk County Council - Planning (Regulatory) Committee

Norfolk Council News Feed - Thu, 02/13/2020 - 14:25

You are subscribed to receive this alert and notification regarding the publication of Norfolk County Council Committee Papers relating to Planning (Regulatory) Committee. The Agenda for the extraordinary meeting due to be held on Friday 21 February at 11am in the Edwards Room, County Hall, Norwich, is now available.


Please note that Norfolk County Council is moving towards more paperless working and printed meeting papers are not generally available at our public meetings. Please click on the highlighted link above and then, within the site that opens, click the relevant date under the “Scheduled Meeting Date” column to see these papers.


If you have any queries please email committees@norfolk.gov.uk

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February half-term fun at Norfolk Museums

Norfolk Council News Feed - Thu, 02/13/2020 - 10:40
February Half-term at Norfolk Museums Norwich Castle

School Holiday Activities: Hidden! February Half-term, 15 - 22 Feb (excluding Sunday).

All Norwich Castle Events

Strangers' Hall

February Half-term: Home Is Where the Heart Is, 16, 19 & 23 Feb.  

Tour of Strangers' Hall, 26 Feb.

All Strangers' Hall Events

Lynn Museum

Event Morning: Victorian Mart, 20 Feb.

All Lynn Museum Events

Museum of Norwich

Pop-up exhibition and events: A Celebration of Norwich Shoes, until 29 Feb, plus half-term activities 18 – 22 Feb.

All Museum of Norwich Events

Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse

School Holiday Activities: The Hunt for Old Tom’s Treasure, 17 - 21 Feb.

All Gressenhall Events

Time and Tide

February Half-term: Swallows, Skulls and Sailors, 19 Feb. Event Day: Getting Skin Deep, 21 Feb.

All Time and Tide Events

Ancient House

Family Event: Georgians, 18 Feb.

Medieval Story Telling and Book Launch, 22 Feb.

Museum Mastermind, 22 Feb.

All Ancient House Events

Web: www.museums.norfolk.gov.uk
Email: museums@norfolk.gov.uk
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Norfolk County Council - Scrutiny Committee

Norfolk Council News Feed - Wed, 02/12/2020 - 14:27

You are subscribed to receive this alert and notification regarding the publication of Norfolk County Council Committee Papers relating to Scrutiny Committee.

The Agenda for the meeting due to be held on Thursday 20 February 2020 is now available.

To download the papers, go to the Scrutiny Committee webpage and click on the relevant date under the 'Scheduled Meeting Date' column.

Please note that Norfolk County Council is moving towards more paperless working and printed meeting papers are not generally available at our public meetings.

If you have any queries please email committees@norfolk.gov.uk.

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Norfolk County Council - Cabinet

Norfolk Council News Feed - Wed, 02/12/2020 - 10:43

You are subscribed to receive this alert and notification regarding the publication of Norfolk County Council Committee Papers relating to Cabinet.

Please find a link to a Record of Delegated Decision made by the Executive Director of Community & Environmental Services. Alongside the decision are the accompanying documents considered by the Executive Director. To view the decision click here

Please note that Norfolk County Council is moving towards more paperless working and printed meeting papers are not generally available at our public meetings.

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Joint Committee for Transforming Cities Funds

Norfolk Council News Feed - Tue, 02/11/2020 - 14:28

You are subscribed to receive this alert and notification regarding the publication of Norfolk County Council Committee Papers relating to Joint Committee for Transforming Cities Funds

The Agenda for the meeting due to be held on Wednesday 19 February 2020 at 2pm in the Edwards Room, County Hall, Norwich, is now available.

Please note that Norfolk County Council is moving towards more paperless working and printed meeting papers are not generally available at our public meetings. Please click on the highlighted link above and then, within the site that opens, click the relevant date under the “Scheduled Meeting Date” column to see these papers.

If you have any queries please email committees@norfolk.gov.uk

 

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Laura Wilson: Deepening - Exhibition events at Norwich Castle

Norfolk Council News Feed - Tue, 02/11/2020 - 12:31
Norwich Castle Laura Wilson: Deepening Exhibition Events

Enjoy a fascinating programme of talks at Norwich Castle inspired by the Deepening exhibition which is on show until 29 March.

On Friday 28 February, artist Laura Wilson is in conversation with Dr Rosy Gray (Norfolk Museums Service) Mark Knight (Cambridge Archaeology Unit), Dr Melanie Giles (University of Manchester) and Dr Abi Shapiro (The Hepworth, Wakefield).

Dr Neil Wilkin of the British Museum talks on Symbols of Power: Prehistoric People and Everyday Objects (6 March); Dr Becky Briant of Birkbeck, University of London discusses Layering the Landscape: Geology and Must Farm (13 March).

And for those who love history and the great outdoors, there’s a fascinating guided walk in West Norfolk led by Dr Alan West (Norfolk Museums Service) on Saturday 28 March.  Seahenge: A Walk Through Time is a six mile circular walk to find out more about this astonishing Bronze Age timber circle.

Full details, times and ticket prices

Web: www.museums.norfolk.gov.uk
Email: museums@norfolk.gov.uk
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Norfolk County Council - Cabinet

Norfolk Council News Feed - Mon, 02/10/2020 - 13:20

You are subscribed to receive this alert and notification regarding the publication of Norfolk County Council Committee Papers relating to Cabinet.

Please find a link to a Record of Cabinet Member Decision made by the Cabinet Member for Communities & Partnerships. Alongside the decision are the accompanying documents considered by the Cabinet Member. To view the decision click here .

To download the papers, go to the Cabinet webpage and click on the relevant date under the 'Scheduled Meeting Date' column.

Please note that Norfolk County Council is moving towards more paperless working and printed meeting papers are not generally available at our public meetings.

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