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London arts school The Brit offers place to Wroxham dancer

Joe Press, an aspiring West End star, is on his way to achieving his dream after winning a place at the prestigious Brit School. Joe is currently studying musical theatre at City College Norwich and said that he was “over the moon”. Some of the Brit School’s famous alumni include Adele, Amy Winehouse and Leona Lewis.

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Foster care drive in Norwich hosted by charity

A new charity drive in Norwich is giving shoppers the chance to find out more about fostering in the city. The Break charity has taken over the old Discovery Store, next to Jane Norman in The Mall in Norwich to raise awareness about the need for more carers throughout the area. The charity is launching a new service to find foster families for young people aged 10 to 18 years old.

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Active Norfolk’s Adult Disability Games attended by Olympic medallist Gail Emms

Hundreds of people in Norfolk, including an Olympic medallist attended an event which promoted disability sport opportunities in the area. The fourth annual Adult Disability Games was organised by Active Norfolk and held at the Sportspark at the University of East Anglia.

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Anne Boleyn Four-day festival dedicated opens at Blickling Hall

A four day literary festival in Norfolk is set to bring the history of Anne Boleyn to life. The Blickling Hall event will feature activities, talks, performances and displays that will be dedicated to Henry VIII’s second wife. It is thought that her family had strong links with Norfolk and the north Norfolk mansion was the birthplace of the famous queen.

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Recording studio on a bike built by Big Issue man

Big Issue seller Steve James has built a solar powered recording studio in his bike trailer using recycled equipment. Mr James, 34, who is often seen selling the homeless magazine outside Norwich Guildhall, has made a CD of pub gigs using his invention and is now hoping to record buskers from across the city.

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Residents encouraged to close their streets

Residents are being encouraged to organise big street parties to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in June. Norwich City Council has produced a street party application pack to make it easier for residents to apply for road closures during their celebrations.

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Second round for Ale festival

Pubs in Norwich have been signing up for the city’s second City of Ale Festival, which organisers hope will be even bigger and better this year. A total of 21 pubs have already pledged to take part in the festival, which runs for ten days at the start of June.

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Pupils’ artwork goes to thousands of homes

Two young pupils will have their artwork sent out to 16,000 homes after winning a poster competition. Grace Barrell and Ella Greenway, both 11, will have their artwork printed onto a Norwich City Council leaflet, which is sent out to thousands of homes to spread the message of gas safety.

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