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North Norfolk scenes inspire pupils to showcase artistic talents …

North Norfolk scenes inspire pupils to showcase artistic talents 13:05 03 March 2016 Picture of the seals at Blakeney by Kate Simmons Preston Primary School. Submitted Beauty spots and attractions in north Norfolk have inspired talented young artists from the county s schools to showcase their talents. Share link shares Caedn-Marc Huckle from Rackheath Primary School picture of St James Hill, Norwich Judges have shortlisted 12 drawings of the children s best loved scenes including Felbrigg Hall, Blakeney seals, Sheringham beach, Happisburgh Lighthouse and Cromer Pier.

The finalists include Corpusty Primary pupil Imogen Neal and Catherine Margree and Hannah Clark from Coltishall Primary. A total of 68 children from nine primary schools sent in images for the competition organised by holidaycottages.co.uk. Norfolk new business manager for holidaycottages.co.uk Linda Roberts said: There were so many wonderful entries, it was really difficult to choose.

What a large number of talented young artists we have here in Norfolk. She added: The children s pictures showed what an amazing range of beautiful places there are in our county. A winner and two runners up will be chosen from the shortlist.

The winner will be awarded a 500 voucher towards a family break at a holidaycottages.co.uk property and their school a 500 donation. Runners up will win tickets to one of Norfolk s best known attractions and their schools will receive 150 each. The other finalists are: Caedn-Marc Huckle, Rackheath Primary; Charlie Clarke, Rackheath Primary; Kiera Braithwaite, Rackheath Primary; Archie Fiddy, Rackheath Primary; Kate Simmons, Preston Primary; Pippa Giaomelli, Preston Primary; George Mann, Preston Primary; Freya Hand, Fairhaven Primary; Kanak Jaswal, Bignold Primary School.

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Rising to the challenge to readers to share photographs of festive season locations and activities, I took my cue from the coincidence of Newsroom s trek with lens on the Leacainn Walk yesterday the same day as my wife Michele and I also went on a walk to clear the cobwebs. Our trek was one we had been meaning to do for several years: to walk along the length of Blakeney Point at the National Trust s Blakeney National Nature Reserve on the coast of Norfolk, where we live. We had taken a young relative to visit the seal colony there common and grey seals several times by boat during previous summers but had always gone to Horsey Gap to see the pups in December.

When we went last year, the National Trust had cordoned off the beach, as well as sections of the marrams on the dunes; and had also introduced hefty car parking fees. Previously, there were few people about and we had felt that we were connecting with nature. However, when we went on New Year s Day last year there were hundreds of people and we felt that we were queueing for the next ride in a theme park.

Thankfully, the weather was glorious yesterday, and the restrictions around the Blakeney seal colony were minimal. I presume the 9 mile return walk is a deterrent to those people who like to drive to their entertainment and then sometimes act foolishly around the wildlife. Although my camera is quite heavy, I m glad that I had it as the zoom allowed me some good shots without disturbing the pups.

After having had an enjoyable walk, we stopped off in Holt for some fish and chips and all appeared well with the world. When you look at the home page of the Blakeney National Nature Reserve 1 , the splendid aerial photograph of the Reserve, with Blakeney point stretching into infinity in the distance, it s very easy to see how great swathes of this country have a lot to think about in relation to climate change. This is a spellbinding landscape that is at once spectacular and vulnerable.

The walk to the point takes you to the old lifeboat house, whose architecture and blue-green timbers conjure another time. Beyond the old lifeboat house there is a boardwalk over the dunes to the beach a shingle strip with a sound of its own orchestrated by the tides. The camera served me well, with the seals, pups and adults alike the pups well fuelled up for the future; and what looks like a family shot is no bad place to sign off on this seasonal coastal hike.

Martin Claxton Editor s Note: Photographer, Martin Claxton, has written and photographed for us before and always memorably: For Argyll readers have also helped him out in the past, when he sent us photographs he had taken of some interesting and clearly wartime, foundations north of Campbeltown 2 , on the coast just off the road up the east coast of the Kintyre peninsula.

Readers contributed a wide variety of information and suggestions that put the mystery to bed.

References ^ home page of the Blakeney National Nature Reserve (www.nationaltrust.org.uk) ^ clearly wartime, foundations north of Campbeltown (forargyll.com)

Argyll News: A reader's seasonal walk to Blakeney point and the …

Rising to the challenge to readers to share photographs of festive season locations and activities, I took my cue from the coincidence of Newsroom s trek with lens on the Leacainn Walk yesterday the same day as my wife Michele and I also went on a walk to clear the cobwebs. Our trek was one we had been meaning to do for several years: to walk along the length of Blakeney Point at the National Trust s Blakeney National Nature Reserve on the coast of Norfolk, where we live. We had taken a young relative to visit the seal colony there common and grey seals several times by boat during previous summers but had always gone to Horsey Gap to see the pups in December.

When we went last year, the National Trust had cordoned off the beach, as well as sections of the marrams on the dunes; and had also introduced hefty car parking fees. Previously, there were few people about and we had felt that we were connecting with nature. However, when we went on New Year s Day last year there were hundreds of people and we felt that we were queueing for the next ride in a theme park.

Thankfully, the weather was glorious yesterday, and the restrictions around the Blakeney seal colony were minimal. I presume the 9 mile return walk is a deterrent to those people who like to drive to their entertainment and then sometimes act foolishly around the wildlife. Although my camera is quite heavy, I m glad that I had it as the zoom allowed me some good shots without disturbing the pups.

After having had an enjoyable walk, we stopped off in Holt for some fish and chips and all appeared well with the world. When you look at the home page of the Blakeney National Nature Reserve 1 , the splendid aerial photograph of the Reserve, with Blakeney point stretching into infinity in the distance, it s very easy to see how great swathes of this country have a lot to think about in relation to climate change. This is a spellbinding landscape that is at once spectacular and vulnerable.

The walk to the point takes you to the old lifeboat house, whose architecture and blue-green timbers conjure another time. Beyond the old lifeboat house there is a boardwalk over the dunes to the beach a shingle strip with a sound of its own orchestrated by the tides. The camera served me well, with the seals, pups and adults alike the pups well fuelled up for the future; and what looks like a family shot is no bad place to sign off on this seasonal coastal hike.

Martin Claxton Editor s Note: Photographer, Martin Claxton, has written and photographed for us before and always memorably: For Argyll readers have also helped him out in the past, when he sent us photographs he had taken of some interesting and clearly wartime, foundations north of Campbeltown 2 , on the coast just off the road up the east coast of the Kintyre peninsula.

Readers contributed a wide variety of information and suggestions that put the mystery to bed.

References ^ home page of the Blakeney National Nature Reserve (www.nationaltrust.org.uk) ^ clearly wartime, foundations north of Campbeltown (forargyll.com)

B-17 Wreck Discovered Off Coast of Norfolk – Stabilizer Was Shot …

This is from War History OnLine. 1 This is an amazing story of bravery. B-17 Flying Fortress 42-29752 with its right horizontal stabilizer missing The wreck of a World War Two B-17 Flying Fortress has been discovered on the bottom of the sea off the Norfolk coast of England. Two divers discovered the remains, and since the discovery they have been back to investigate further.

On dry land, meanwhile, the divers have been researching how the B-17 came to be at there. From their discovery and investigation, Paul Hennessey and Mandy Frary believe that because the B-17 s pilot and co-pilot acted with such bravery when the plane got into trouble, they saved nine of the aircraft s ten crewmen. They also may have saved the lives of civilians on the ground who could have been injured if the plane crashed on land instead of into the sea.

The only person who died in the crash was the pilot, Captain Derrol Rogers. Hennessey and Frary set about finding the wreck after retrieving coordinates from a fisherman who had spotted the wreck a few years ago. The wreck is sitting on the seabed around 20 metres below the water s surface.

Previously it was thought to be a jet that crashed during the 1960s, but now the divers have confirmed that it is a World War Two B-17. Fishermen have also provided information about the engines of a B-17 that were recovered in the nearby area during the 1970s. The engines are assumed to have been separated from the wings in the crash landing.

The diving team have taken extensive underwater photographs of the site and were able to clarify the B-17 s location and identify its serial number as 42-29752, based out of RAF Snetterton Heath. The story of the crash 2 is incredible: On May 13, 1943, they prepared for their first mission at the start of their combat tour. They were to attack the Luftwaffe airfield at St Omer, France but things went wrong straight away as the 22 aircraft taxied for take-off.

Two planes veered off the runway and the lead aircraft had to abort over Spalding because of an oxygen leak in the ball turret. The rest followed their leader back to base except for B-17 42-29752. Its fate is recorded in the book Snetterton Falcons, written by Geoff Ward, from Diss, and Robert Doherty, a veteran of the 96th.

Pilot Capt Rogers had been on a roll of bad luck. Two days earlier his original aircraft, Miss Poisonality , had damaged a wing in a collision with a contractor s truck on the airfield and was being repaired. Lt Joe Hudson, who was the navigator on board 42-29752, later wrote of the tragedy: We had been warned about the possibility of being attacked while we were taking off or landing.

Consequently, our machine guns were charged. When Capt Rogers banked the ship, the right waist gun discharged about 50 rounds, severing the right horizontal stabiliser. By great flying skill Capt Rogers and his co-pilot, Lt Norville Gorse, managed to correct the stall.

The scattering bullets had also injured two of the crew, waist gunner Sgt Edwin Wolfekule, and tail gunner Sgt Edward Youngers. The aircraft s yoke steering column was pushed as far forward as possible but, with a missing stabiliser, it still continued to climb. Rogers and Gorse struggled to keep the plane steady, tieing cords to the yoke which gave them enough control to fly back over the airfield where six of the crew bailed out safely.

The injured Sgt Youngers had been hit in the spine so a rope was tied to his rip chord before he was thrown out, enabling his parachute to open without his intervention. Rogers and Gorse then bravely flew out over the Wash to jettison their bombs away from people before turning back, over land, so that the bombadier and navigator could bail out safely, near King s Lynn. Next, the hero pilot and co-pilot took their crippled plane back out to sea to ditch it away from built-up areas.

They both bailed out somewhere off Blakeney and the plane disappeared beneath the waves to be discovered 72 years later by the North Norfolk Divers team. Lt Gorse was picked up by an RAF rescue launch and lived to fight another day. Sadly, Capt Rogers was in the freezing North Sea for some time before Sheringham Lifeboat Forester s Centenary found him, unconscious.

He did not survive and is buried in the American military cemetery, at Madingley, near Cambridge.

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Related References ^ War History OnLine. (www.warhistoryonline.com) ^ story of the crash (www.americanairmuseum.com)

Full line up revealed for North Norfolk's Holt Festival 2015

The waiting is over for the Holt Festival Line Up, North Norfolk s award winning international festival of music, drama, visual art, literary giants, talks, dance and comedy, has announced its full programme for 2015, its seventh year. New announcements that complete an exceptional line up for new artistic director Charles Pugh s first year include an exciting new theatre production, risqu cabaret, top London comedians, poetry, flamenco and exhibitions, including work from world renowned artists rarely seen in the UK. Charles Pugh commented For my first Festival here in Holt I wanted to ensure quality arts and entertainment across a range of styles and disciplines throughout the week.

I like to think we ve achieved that and if the reactions to the shows we have already announced are anything to go by it would appear that our audiences, both new and existing, agree. I m especially excited to be bringing innovative new work such as The Spruce Goose and Seastar Opera s Hello Mr Gershwin to Holt alongside some daring cabaret and big names and personalities like Steve Harley, Jenny Eclair & Margaret Hodge, Steeleye Span, Geno Washington, Jeffrey Archer and Blofeld & Baxter. Theatre The Spruce Goose (24 July) is the new play from acclaimed writer and director Ncube.

Set in 1947 as Howard Hughes eponymous airplane made its first and only flight a Hollywood director faces the greatest challenge of his career when his latest masterpiece is slammed by studio executives. Unswerving period detail and jazzy musical interludes illustrate the timeless battle between creative, political and moral ambition and the tough, commercial reality of the film industry. Cabaret London s premier cabaret company Cirque du Cabaret prides itself on no two shows ever being the same and have created a bespoke show just for Holt (23 May).

Expect an array of circus skills, burlesque striptease, live music and possibly some fake German accents! With a stable of performers hailing from Moscow to Hull, this unique Cirque du Cabaret event promises to put variety back on the map and put a smile on your face. This is definitely a show for the over 18 s!

Music With four albums under their waist-cinching belts and a fifth one under way, the world s leading close-harmony group The Puppini Sisters (19 July) count Prince Charles, The Manhattan Transfer and Michael Bubl amongst their fans. They bring their new show to Holt featuring classics like Mr Sandman , The Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy , and Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen alongside their own material and very individual renditions of pop classics like Walk Like An Egyptian and Blondie s Heart Of Glass . A flamenco workshop (21 May) will get you in the mood for that evening s selection of joyous music and dance from The Valencia Flamenco Troupe, who arrive in north Norfolk direct from Valencia s renowned Caf del Duende, the city s temple for aficionados of this much loved Spanish art form.

Newly announced classical music includes the exciting pairing of rising new Mezzo Soprano Charlotte Tetley and Japanese born virtuoso pianist Maki Sekiya (21 July). They will take the audience on a musical tour through Europe, Russia, Japan and the UK with virtuoso piano solos by Tchaikovsky and Debussy and arias by Rossini and Bizet. Meanwhile The Kosmos Ensemble (23 July) redefine the relationship between classical and world music.

Their unique programmes, inspired by music from all around the globe, see wild Gypsy fiddling rubbing against classical composers such as Brahms and Sarasate and taking in emotive Jewish and Greek music, hot-blooded tangos and interpretations of Japanese and Polish songs. This will be their first time in Holt following outstanding appearances at London s Southbank Centre and Institute of Contemporary Arts, Leeds International Concert Season and live broadcasts for BBC Radio 3 and Classic FM Music of a very different kind comes from Norfolk s own Holly Lerski (20 July). The honey voiced former Angelou leader and singer-songwriter releases her latest album in June and her appearance in Holt will be a rare opportunity to see her in the county as she embarks on a national tour of summer festivals.

Talks & Literature An increasingly popular strand of the Holt Festival is the programme of talks and conversations by people who are leading authorities in their field. Behavioural neurologist Professor Michael Trimble , an expert on the relationship between music and the brain, is joined by composer and Radio 3 broadcaster Michael Berkeley to explore our emotional responses to music (22 July). They will measure the audience s emotional response to different types of music in what is sure to be an enlightening and entertaining event.

Emotion is also at the heart of Poems that Make Grown Men Cry (22 July) as Sir John Hurt and John Harrison introduce poems from the anthology of the same name by Tony Holden and Son will there be a dry eye in the house? Chairman of Penguin Ransom House John Makinson shares his informed and perceptive view of the value of the creative sector to the UK (20 July) and Norfolk-based award winning writer and conservationist Simon Barnes talks about the astonishing variety of life to be found in Norfolk and the importance of maintaining our natural habitats (23 July). Author and former Guardian crime correspondent Duncan Campbell will look at the world of the crime reporter and why we have such an enduring fascination with crime (21 July).

Visual Art The annual Holt Art Prize has just been announced and once again many of the town s art galleries will be taking part in the art-trail. There are two great free art exhibitions, with works drawn from public and private collections, running throughout the Festival. Pop Goes Art is a celebration of Pop Art featuring 1960 s and 70 s works drawn mainly from private collections.

It includes sixties drawings by David Hockney never exhibited in the UK before and rarely seen 60 s drawings by Peter Blake. Together with works by Andy Warhol, Claes Oldenburg, Allen Jones, Colin Self, Patrick Caulfield and Gilbert & George this is a must see show for fans of modern art. Meanwhile Bloomsbury brings together original works from the evocative Bloomsbury group, centred on Duncan Grant and his friends.

There s also a Fringe programme that includes a full day of family activities at Voewood,to be opened by Sir John Hurt, and a talk from Radio 4 s Reverend Richard Coles about his remarkable life that has taken him from chart topping pop stardom with The Communards to his present position as Britain s most famous vicar, and beloved host of Radio 4 s Saturday Live. Charles Pugh said I m proud of all the programme, but some personal favourites include Lorraine & Alan which is so vivid I thought I could smell the sea off Blakeney Point, The Puppini Sisters which is for who like close harmony this is a must. But also for those who like sassy stylish theatricality laced with glamour and humour not to mention a fashion parade.

Cirque du Cabaret is definitely naughty yet definitely nice and I have chosen to sponsor The Spruce Goose myself as, in my opinion this piece of new writing has all the old fashioned virtues of gimmick free drama; compelling dialogue, strong characterisation and above all a terrific story entertainingly told. Chair of the Board of Trustees Adney Payne added This is the seventh year of the Holt Festival and it s exciting to have a new artistic director Charles Pugh. Charles has put together a wonderful programme that builds on the successes of the past while introducing new innovations.

I would like to thank him, along with the committee, supporters and volunteers for the time and hard work they put into making the Holt Festival what it is. Also, in particular, thanks must go to Gresham s School and the Holt Parish Church for the support they provide to us. Saturday 18 Sunday 26 July 2015, Holt, North Norfolk Box Office 01263 711 284 Tickets for the new shows are on sale now to members of the Holt Festival Friends Scheme with general booking opening on 1 June via 01603 598699 or for details of all these and other Holt Festival events, and to book, visit www.holtfestival.org 1 Full Festival event listings Under the leadership of its new artistic director Charles Pugh the 7 th Holt Festival continues to punch above its weight and bring top quality entertainment to North Norfolk.

The Georgian town becomes a hotbed of artistic activity for people of all ages and tastes with international music, drama, visual art, literary giantsdance and comedy. Monday 20 Sunday 26 July 11am 5pm FREE HOLT FESTIVAL ART PRIZE EXHIBITION (exhibition) All the shortlisted entries from this prestigious art prize, judged by Colin Self, Nic Tyler and Amanda Geitner. The winner receives 1,500 and work will be shown at the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts.

Holt Festival at the Auden Theatre Foyer, Cromer Road, Holt NR25 6EA Saturday 18 Sunday 26 July 11am 5pm FREE BLOOMSBURY (exhibition) Original works by significant English painters Duncan Grant, Vanessa Bell and Roger Fry and other members of this popular and influential group. Holt Festival at The Garden House Studio, Station Road, Holt Saturday 18 Sunday 26 July 11am 5pm FREE POP GOES ART (exhibition) Original paintings and sculpture by key figures of the Pop Art era including Andy Warhol, David Hockney, Gilbert and George, Peter Blake, Richard Hamilton, Claes Oldenberg and others. Holt Festival at The Meeting Room, St Andrew s Church, Church Street, Holt NR25 6BB Saturday 18 Sunday 26 July 11am 5pm FREE ART TRAIL (exhibition) Discover an eclectic variety of historic, modern and contemporary art and photography at Holt s many art galleries.

Holt Festival at various galleries around Holt town centre Saturday 18 July FREE REV RICHARD COLES From Pop to Pulpit (Festival fringe) (talk) Britain s best loved media vicar, also former pop star (The Communards), presenter of BBC Radio 4 s Saturday Live, and prolific tweeter, looks back at his colourful and eventful life in an entertaining and thoughtful evening. H olt Festival at St Andrew s Church, Church Street, Holt NR25 6BB Sunday 19 July 6pm FREE THE JEFFORD BROTHERS (jazz music) Jazz with its heart in the Bebop era from former Gresham boys. Holt Festival at the Auden Theatre, Cromer Road, Holt NR25 6EA Sunday 19 July 8pm 22 THE PUPPINI SISTERS (music) Effortless harmonies from renowned stylish trio who add a modern twist to 1940s swing and a retro charm to modern pop.

Holt Festival at the Auden Theatre, Cromer Road, Holt NR25 6EA Monday 20 Saturday 25 July 10.30am FREE CHILDREN S STORYTELLING WITH AMY FINEGAN (childrens) Songs and tall tales for children under seven. Holt Festival at the Holt Bookshop, Appleyard, Holt, NR25 6AR Monday 20 July 4pm 10 JOHN MAKINSON (talk) With a career spanning journalism, investor relations and two years as managing director of the Financial Times, Chairman of Penguin Random House John Makinson shares his informed and perceptive view of the value of the creative sector to the UK. Holt Festival at the Lawns Hotel, Station Road, Holt, NR25 6BS Monday 20 July 6pm FREE THE JEFFORD BROTHERS (jazz music) Jazz with its heart in the Bebop era from former Gresham boys.

Holt Festival at the Lawns Hotel, Station Road, Holt, NR25 6BS Monday 20 July 8pm 22 DR. JOHN COOPER CLARKE with special guest MARTIN NEWELL (poetry) The original punk poet, comedian, movie radio and rock star. TV and radio presenter, social and cultural commentator and legend, the bard of Salford is joined by Essex s inspirational wordsmith Newell.

Holt Festival at the Auden Theatre, Cromer Road, Holt NR25 6EA Monday 20 July 9pm 5 (on the door) HOLLY LERSKI (gig/music) Achingly gorgeous vocals and memorable catchy tunes from Norfolk based former Angelou singer songwriter showcasing songs from her new album as well as playing old favourites. Holt Festival at the Lawns Hotel, Station Road, Holt, NR25 6BS Tuesday 21 July 10am FREE Gallery talk: 18 th CENTURY LIVING (talk) Free: reserve a place by email [email protected] Holt Festival at Anthony Fell, Bull Street, Holt, NR25 6HP Tuesday 21 July 2pm 15 TOM PARKER BOWLES & LOYD GROSSMAN (talk) Original Masterchef presenter, entrepreneur, writer and all round foodie in conversation with Mail on Sunday and Esquire restaurant critic. Culinary chat from two of the UK s best-known food experts.

Holt Festival at the Auden Theatre, Cromer Road, Holt NR25 6EA Tuesday 21 July 4pm 10 DUNCAN CAMPBELL (talk) Former Guardian crime correspondent and author of The Underworld on the world of the crime reporter and why we have such an enduring fascination with crime. Holt Festival at the Lawns Hotel, Station Road, Holt, NR25 6BS Tuesday 21 July 6pm 15 CHARLOTTE TETLEY AND MAKI SEKIYA (classical music) Japanese virtuoso pianist Sekiya and mezzo soprano Tetley perform internationally recognised classics including piano solos by Tchaikovsky and Debussy and arias by Rossini and Bizet. Holt Festival at St Andrew s Church, Church Street, Holt NR25 6BB Tuesday 21 July 7.30pm 5 FLAMENCO WORKSHOP (dance) A one hour workshop with Debbie Warren Green to get you in the mood for the Flamceno performance at 9pm.

Holt Festival at Holt Community Centre, Kerridge Way, Holt NR25 6DN Tuesday 21 July 9pm 20 THE VALENCIA FLAMENCO TROUPE (music/dance) Enjoy the drama and passion of this traditional Spanish dance with musicians and dancers from Valencias leading flamenco venue the Caf del Duendo. Holt Festival at Holt Community Centre, Kerridge Way, Holt NR25 6DN Tuesday 21 July 9pm 16 STAND UP COMEDY (comedy) With acclaimed London comedians Jimmy McGhie, Kevin Shepherd, Pierre Novellie and Maff Brown. Holt Festival at the Feathers Hotel, Market Place, Holt NR25 6BW Wednesday 22 July 10am to 6pm 10 (under 5s FREE) VOEWOOD CHILDREN S SUMMER FESTIVAL (children s) A family-friendly day of fantastical fun in the woods and gardens of Voewood to be opened by Sir John Hurtand featuring adventures by BeWILDerwood.

Holt Festival at Voewood, Cromer Road, Holt, NR25 6QS Wednesday 22 July 10am FREE GALLERY TALK: BLOOMSBURY (talk) Nic Tyler and James Glennie talk about the work in the Bloomsbury exhibition. Free: reserve a place by email [email protected] Holt Festival at The Garden House Studio, Station Road, Holt Wednesday 22 July 2pm 15 PROF MICHAEL TRIMBLE AND MICHAEL BERKELEY: The Act of Creation: How Composers Create Emotion (talk/classical music) Emeritus Professor Michael Trimble and composer and Radio 3 presenter Michael Berkeley explore our emotional responses to music. With musical accompaniment by Charlotte Tetley and Maki Sekiya and audience participation to measure emotional response.

Holt Festival at the Auden Theatre, Cromer Road, Holt NR25 6EA Wednesday 22 July 4pm 10 TONY HOLDEN AND SON: Poems that Make Grown Men Cry (poetry) With John Harrison and readings by Sir John Hurt. Poems about love, mortality, loss and the beauty of nature are included in this anthology of poems that have made grown men cry. Holt Festival at the Lawns Hotel, Station Road, Holt, NR25 6BS Wednesday 22 July 6pm 20 MARIANO MANGAS (classical music) UK Premiere One of the world s greatest classical guitarists, a professor of the instrument in his native Spain and Chair of Flamenco at the Conservatory of Rotterdam.

He comes to Holt for his very first UK appearance following performances all over mainland Europe and the USA. Holt Festival at St Andrew s Church, Church Street, Holt NR25 6BB Wednesday 22 July 6pm FREE THE JEFFORD BROTHERS (jazz music) Jazz with its heart in the Bebop era from former Gresham boys. Holt Festival at the Lawns Hotel, Station Road, Holt, NR25 6BS Wednesday 22 July 8pm 25 BLAKE (classical music/opera) Brit Award winning harmony trio singing eclectic classical music and pop songs.

They have sold over a million albums, topped classical charts around the world and appeared on more than 150 TV shows worldwide. Holt Festival at the Auden Theatre, Cromer Road, Holt NR25 6EA Thursday 23 July 10am FREE Gallery Talk: SIXTY YEARS AT THE CUTTING EDGE (talk) With printmaker HJ Jackson Free: reserve a place by email: [email protected] Holt Festival at The Bircham Gallery, Market Place, Holt, NR25 6BW Thursday 23 July 2pm 15 MICHAEL BUERK & ERNIE REA: From Jehovah to Jihadi John a discussion (talk) One of the UK s best known broadcast journalists and writers, Buerk has won a multitude of awards for international TV reporting. He will discuss Islamic fundamentalism with radio presenter and former BBC head of religious broadcasting Rae.

Holt Festival at the Auden Theatre, Cromer Road, Holt NR25 6EA Thursday 23 July 4pm 15 SIMON BARNES: Biodiversity in Norfolk (talk) Award-winning writer and conservationist Simon Barnes talks the astonishing variety of life to be found in Norfolk and the importance of maintaining our natural habitats. Holt Festival at the Lawns Hotel, Station Road, Holt, NR25 6BS Thursday 23 July 6.30 pm 15 KOSMOS ENSEMBLE (classical music) Kosmos redefines the relationship between classical and world music. With dazzling virtuosity and impeccable musicianship they glide seamlessly from wild Gypsy fiddling and hot blooded tango to interpretations of Japanese and Polish songs.

Holt Festival at St Andrew s Church, Church Street, Holt NR25 6BB Thursday 23 July 9pm 22 CIRQUE DU CABARET (cabaret) Bespoke cabaret show from London s premier cabaret company created especially for Holt Festival. Circus skills, burlesque striptease and live music and performers hailing from Moscow to Hull! Holt Festival at Auden Theatre, Cromer Road, Holt NR25 6EA Thursday 23 July 10pm FREE THE JEFFORD BROTHERS (jazz music) Jazz with its heart in the Bebop era from former Gresham boys.

Holt Festival at the Lawns Hotel, Station Road, Holt, NR25 6BS Friday 24 July 10am FREE Gallery Talk: POP GOES ART (talk) Colin Self, one of the artists in Pop Goes Art, in conversation with James Glennie. Free: reserve a place by email: [email protected] Holt Festival at The Meeting Room, St Andrew s Church, Church Street, Holt NR25 6BB Friday 24 July 2pm 15 DAME STELLA RIMINGTON in conversation (talk/literature) The first female Director General of MI5, now a successful novelist, talks about her creative life and career with Daily Telegraph critic Jake Kerridge. Holt Festival at the Lawns Hotel, Station Road, Holt, NR25 6BS Friday 24 July 4pm 20 JENNY ECLAIR AND MARGARET HODGE (talk) The inimitable comedienne Jenny Eclair and MP for Barking Margaret Hodge in a unique conversation.

Discussing people, politics, power, petticoats, performance and passion, growing old gracefully or disgracefully and the challenge of carving out careers in fields where women were rare and men often try to wield inappropriate power. Holt Festival at Theatre in the Woods, Cromer Road, Holt NR25 6EA Friday 24 July 6pm 20 THE SPRUCE GOOSE (theatre) Set in 1947, the year Howard Hughes eponymous airplane made its first and only flight. A Hollywood film director faces the challenge of his career when what he considers to be his latest masterpiece is slammed by the studio executives.

Holt Festival at the Auden Theatre, Cromer Road, Holt NR25 6EA Friday 24 July 9pm 18 GENO WASHINGTON and the Yos Yos (gig/music) Living legend and the UK s godfather of soul, rhythm and blues brings his world class show to Norfolk. Holt Festival at Theatre in the Woods, Cromer Road, Holt NR25 6EA Saturday 25 July 12.30pm FREE Gallery talk: CRICKETING MEMORIES (talk) With Jocelyn Galsworthy Free: reserve a place by email [email protected] Holt Festival at Anthony Fell, Bull Street, Holt, NR25 6HP Saturday 25 July 4pm 20 BLOFELD & BAXTER: Rogues on the Road (talk) Globetrotting reminiscences and hilarious (occasionally outrageous) anecdotes from belovedly bubbly and boisterous Test Match Special commentator Blowers and his long time (and long suffering) producer Baxter. Holt Festival at Theatre in the Woods, Cromer Road, Holt NR25 6EA Saturday 25 July 6pm 20 HELLO MR GERSHWIN (musical theatre) World Premiere World premiere of a brand new musical from Seastar.

A musical journey through George Gershwin s remarkable life and tragically early death, featuring British pianist and composer Michael Finnissy s arrangements, a jazz band and a cast of rising stars from the top conservatoires, devised and directed by composer and director Susie Self. Holt Festival at Auden Theatre, Cromer Road, Holt NR25 6EA Saturday 25 July 9pm 30 STEVE HARLEY & Cockney Rebel (gig/music) Pop music pioneer Steve Harley has written and recorded eleven albums in a prolific career covering four decades. He has enjoyed chart success with Top 20 hits including Judy Teen, Mr Soft, Mr Raffles, Here Comes The Sun and the number 1 Make Me Smile (Come Up & See Me).

Holt Festival at Theatre in the Woods, Cromer Road, Holt NR25 6EA Sunday 26 July 4pm 15 JEFFREY ARCHER: Life, Literature & Politics (literature/talk) Lord Archer is the author of 33 published books which have sold over 270 million copies in 97 countries and been translated into 37 languages. The former MP and Chair of The Conservative Party will talk about his extraordinary life, his books and his career in politics and invite questions from the audience. Holt Festival at Theatre in the Woods, Cromer Road, Holt NR25 6EA Sunday 26 July 6pm 20 LORRAINE & ALAN (theatre) Original, award-winning, playful re-telling of the Scottish Selkie myth set on the North Norfolk coast featuring live sound design and several hundred plastic bottles.

A Marine Biology graduate falls in love with a mysterious young woman he discovers lying amongst the seals and their lives become irreversibly entwined Holt Festival at the Auden Theatre, Cromer Road, Holt NR25 6EA Sunday 26 July 8pm 25/ STEELEYE SPAN (gig/folk music) Folk rock pioneers with a new live show.

Singer Maddy Prior leads a line-up featuring faces old and new performing the classics that established their reputation alongside newer songs from their 2014 album Wintersmith, a collaboration with Sir Terry Pratchett.

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