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Sheringham Little Theatre director DEBBIE THOMPSON writes about the venue’s post-lockdown future – and how you can help make sure it survives.

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With degree shows up and down the country cancelled and students having to finish their degrees at home, local artist Catherine Austin-Fell is keen to help those graduates who have missed out on the chance to show their work.

An event to help “lift people’s spirits” has been organised following the cancellation of many summer plans due to coronavirus.

A group of musicians holed up in a north Norfolk manor house are helping to bring people together through the power of song.

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Professional and amateur artists are being invited to express their feelings about the coronavirus crisis, by creating a piece of work capturing the mood of lockdown.

Sheringham’s first-ever ‘virtual’ carnival has proven to be a “surprise, runaway success” - with a duck race and Where’s Wally competition among the highlights.

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Words, music and poetry will come together in a “pioneering outdoor performance” inspired by the lockdown in support of a seaside theatre.

Stirring music by some of history’s greatest composers is to be performed at two outdoor concerts.

A specialised weed-cutting boat will get to work and a 50ft-long dredging vessel will be descaled during a demonstration day at the North Walsham and Dilham Canal.

The owner of a street food van that has built up a following across Norfolk is spicing up a seaside town by opening a shop selling Asian-inspired tacos and rice boxes.

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Another two Norfolk restaurants have got the seal of approval from renowned food critic Giles Coren, including Norfolk’s restaurant of the year in 2019.

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The Norfolk co-creator of Spitting Image has described his time in lockdown as “productive but a lot of work” ahead of a brand new series hitting television screens this autumn.

The traditional Christmas lights switch-ons in at least two north Norfolk towns have been cancelled for this year due to the ongoing Covid-19 restrictions.

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Queues formed outside restaurants, cafés and pubs as diners flocked to grab a discounted dinner under the government’s Eat Out to Help Out scheme, which launched on Monday in a bid to boost the industry. Our reporters enjoyed a taste of the bargains on offer.

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While Friday and Saturday nights might have been our go-to for a special meal out, coronavirus has started to tweak our habits.

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It was the kind of Sunday that a slow and relaxing day was called for, which is why I decided to venture out into the sticks for some much-needed chill time and good food.

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Summer normally sees thousands of British holidaymakers flocking to Ibiza to sunbathe by day and dance the nights away.

A new map shows every independent restaurant, café and pub taking part in the government’s Eat Out to Help Out money-off scheme.

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From Brancaster mussels to Cromer crab, Norfolk has some culinary delights for all to enjoy.

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Nearly 4000 restaurants across the East of England will cut diners’ bills by as much as 50pc, as the government’s Eat Out to Help Out scheme officially opens for business today.

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An Emmy and Bafta nominated sound designer has swapped the studio for the kitchen in lockdown, supplying sourdough bread to businesses along the Norfolk coast.

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Roarr! Dinosaur Adventure has launched a new attraction called Dippy’s Raceway, an outdoor circuit where young explorers try and snap up the best time around the course.

Crazy golf courses have now reopened across Norfolk, so swing by one of these brilliant attractions this summer and challenge your family and friends.

Of all the celebrations of food and wine that take place each year, one of the best surely has to be National Wine and Cheese day - particularly since Norfolk has both of these delicious treats in plentiful supply. It’s easy to put together a fantastic cheese and wine pairing without having to leave the county, and here are some of our favourite combinations.

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It has been a difficult time for food and drink vendors in recent months, but luckily there are some brilliant festivals running in Norfolk all summer long where they can trade.

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Enjoy blockbuster films under the stars as The Luna Cinema is returning to the Holkham Estate this summer, with social distancing measures in place.

Memorabilia from the early days of a north Norfolk theatre has been given back to the venue as a special anniversary present.

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A popular classic car and bike show has been cancelled for 2020 due to Covid-19 restrictions, but there will be a special addition to the event when it returns next year.

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A group of community-minded artists are decorating an eyesore seafront hotel with giant-sized murals, as part of an annual carnival that has been forced to go virtual by the coronavirus crisis.

Diners can now find out which restaurants are taking part in the government’s Eat Out to Help scheme, which launches next week.

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Talented comedy magician Robbie James is celebrating after beating more than 5,000 contenders to be named as East of England Best Entertainer of the Year.

It was a grandmother’s recipe for scones that won the day for a chef who took part in a charity scone bake-off.

Our third Norfolk Day, on Monday, July 27, is fast approaching. But we’re calling on the county to turn the celebrations into a long weekend. To help, four of our chefs have contributed their favourite Norfolk-inspired recipes.

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Three of north Norfolk’s council-owned gyms are set to reopen on Saturday, but two popular pools will remain closed.

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