PUBLISHED: 12:21 21 August 2019 | UPDATED: 12:21 21 August 2019 Matthew Farmer Cyclists ride around north Norfolk in 2016 PICTURE: Active Fakenham ACTIVE FAKENHAM 2016 The annual cycling event Ride North Norfolk will return this weekend, inviting cyclists from across the country to enjoy the coast roads as part of a registered British Cycling sportive. Ride North Norfolk cyclists enjoy last year's event PICTURE: Keith OsbornWhen is it?The ride begins on Sunday, August 25, but participants are encouraged to register early. On-the-day registration opens at 7.30am for riders on the 100 mile course.At 8am, riders will set off and registration will open for riders travelling one of the shorter distances. Those cycling the 15 mile, 25 mile, 36 mile or 66 mile routes will depart between 9am and 11am.Where is it?Riders in Ride North Norfolk 2018 PICTURE: Keith OsbornFakenham Community Centre is the ride's headquarters, and friends and family of riders are invited … [Read more...] about All you need to know about Ride North Norfolk 2019
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Gallery PUBLISHED: 20:39 07 July 2019 | UPDATED: 20:42 07 July 2019 Jake Foxford Kursk played the University of Suffolk stage at Ipswich Music Day 2019. Picture: Neil Didsbury Archant More than 70 individual artists entertained tens of thousands of fans at Ipswich Music Day - one of the biggest free music festivals in the country. Thousands of music fans in front of the BBC Radio Suffolk stage at Ipswich Music Day 2019. Picture: Neil DidsburyFive stages were erected in Ipswich's Christchurch Park, for the live event, which attracted an estimated 30,000 music lovers from Suffolk, Norfolk and Essex. Four other performance spaces hosted choirs and orchestras.The crowds gathered in front of stages ready to see some of the region's best bands and artists on a beautiful day in the centre of the town.Families flocked to the funfair in the north of the park, bigger than previous years and full of fairground classics like teacups and waltzers.William Elden, … [Read more...] about Can you spot yourself in the Ipswich Music Day crowds?
PUBLISHED: 17:00 26 February 2019 | UPDATED: 17:58 26 February 2019 Thousands of people at the Sundown Festival as the 2019 line-up is revealed. Picture Ryan Dinham. [email protected] www.ryandinham.co.uk Grab your FRIENDS and prepare to pass out as the line-up for Sundown Festival 2019 at the Norfolk Showground has been announced. Crowds at the Sundown Festival as the 2019 line-up is revealed. Picture Ryan Dinham.Sundown returns from August 30 to September 1 and this year will be throwing it back to 2002 with singer-songwriter Anne-Marie headlining Saturday night. The party will continue on Sunday night with BRIT award-winning rapper Tinie Tempah closing the main stage.Anne-Marie is one of the most exciting acts in the UK at the moment and on top of four nominations at the recent BRIT Awards, she has had four top ten singles with Ciao Adios, FRIENDS, 2002 and a Rewrite The Stars cover from The Greatest Showman with James Arthur. Her 2018 debut album Speak Your Mind … [Read more...] about Sundown Festival 2019 line-up revealed
PUBLISHED: 13:03 14 February 2019 Simon Parkin The Greek upbringing of Suffolk-based foodie Erasmia Kyriakou inspired her passion for cooking that will be on display at the Hungry Cat Cafe in Harleston. Picture: Hungry Cat Cafe Archant A food enthusiast who spent years selling food at music festivals is to turn a former delicatessen in Harleston into a café specialising in vegan food. Suffolk-based foodie Erasmia Kyriakou will be selling plant-based dishes and vegan cakes when she opens Hungry Cat Cafe in Harleston. Picture: Hungry Cat CafeSuffolk-based foodie Erasmia Kyriakou, 44, is behind plans to open The Hungry Cat Cafe at 25 The Thoroughfare, the South Norfolk town’s main shopping street.Work is set to start on transforming what was previously occupied Cook & Co delicatessen into a plant-based eatery after she was granted permission by South Norfolk Council to change the use of the Grade II listed building from a shop to a café.Ms … [Read more...] about Music festival foodie to open Norfolk’s latest vegan café
PUBLISHED: 13:10 17 January 2019 Simon Parkin Gig in the Park in Diss will not go ahead this year after the organiser felt unable to get a gaurantee for another to take place in 2020. Picture: Diss Town Council Archant The organiser who has pulled the plug on a summer music festival planned for a Norfolk town said the event could return in 2020 if issues over the hiring of a park could be settled. Diss Gig in the Park organiser Geoff Dixon said delays in making a decision on an event in 2020 and over fees had led to a decision to cancel this year's festival. Picture: Antony KellyGeoff Dixon had hoped the Gig in the Park could become an annual event in Diss after the inaugural three-day festival drew more than 2,500 to the town last summer. However he confirmed the live music event in the Mere Park will now not go ahead this year because he has been unable to secure a guarantee from Diss Town Council that it could also be staged 2020.He said: “I have … [Read more...] about Norfolk music festival could be revived in 2020 after plug pulled on this summer