Victorian Nights – May 2012

Sounds from the first Victorian Nights festival in Cromer, Sheringham and Wells-next-the-Sea.
Beginning at the launch event at Cromer we journey to Sheringham Little Theatre for At The Picture Palace A Century Ago, then to The Mo: Sheringham Museum for Mo’s Tremendous Victorian Circus, moving on to Well-next-the-Sea for The Maltings’ Victorian Family Day before finally arriving at The Fisherman’s Heritage Centre for Shipwrecked! Back to 1897.

The festival was organised for Museums At Night, Culture 24‘s annual after hours celebration when hundreds of museums, galleries, libraries, archives and heritage sites open their doors for social evening events.

Recorded: April/May 2012

Norfolk Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty – July 2018

In April 2018 the Norfolk Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), managed by the Norfolk Coast Partnership, celebrated its 50th anniversary.

This sonic snapshot produced by me captures some of the anniversary celebrations.

It was first broadcast as part of the Sounding Coastal Change project in July 2018.

Blakeney Is Beautiful – July 2017

For part of the Sounding Coastal Change Project in 2017, Year 6 pupils from the Pilgrim Federation of Church of England Primary Schools in Norfolk learned about sound recording.

During a couple of field trips they captured the sounds of birds and insects (and a lot of wind!) along the North Norfolk coastline. They also interviewed residents of Blakeney to capture their thoughts about living in the area.

This sonic snapshot was produced by me and first aired in July 2018 during the Sounding Coastal Change 24 hour broadcast.

Walcott Beach Clean – April 2018

Michelle Duddy leads us on a beach clean at Walcott in Norfolk. Michelle is a volunteer for the Marine Conservation Society’s Beachwatch programme.
Richard Fair spent the morning with a team of litter pickers.

For more information you can visit the Marine Conservation Society website or join Michell’s Facebook group – North Norfolk Beach Cleans

Around 35 volunteers turned out and collected 13 bags weighing in at 78 kg plus a pile of metal and other debris.

Norwich Castle – March 2018

Archaeologists are exploring the dungeons at Norwich Castle.

The charcoal layer can be clearly seen

The work is part of the £13.5m Norwich Castle: Gateway to Medieval England project to return the Castle to its Norman form.

Heather Wallis is the excavation project leader and Simon Birnie is one of the many archeologists working beneath the Castle.

More information about the Norwich Castle: Gateway to Medieval England project can be found here.