Norfolk rockers come out of the cold at The Waterfront
Norfolk rockers The Sharps unveil their new, five-piece line up at The Waterfront on Saturday 7th September, as part of the Tilting Sky Festival. Since February the band has gone under cover, working with former record producer George Nicholson on a whole new sound, their brief appearances limited to acoustic slots at local festivals and venues, where they’ve tried out some of their new songs.
“It’s been a hugely creative period for us,” says Callum Morgan, who writes most of the songs and, with twin brother Kieran, leads the band. “All the music we’ll be playing is new – we’ve laid down about 20 tracks in the last four months.” (more…)
After social media campaigns Norwich’s Anglia Square will host the premiere of Alan Partridge’s new movie Alpha Papa tomorrow. The campaign called for “Anglia Square, not Leicester Square”.
This amusing article from The Mirror pitches Anglia Square up against Leicester Square. “As artistically inspiring as a discarded shopping trolley”, Anglia Square narrowly wins the battle of the Squares and will host the movie premiere tomorrow daytime before Coogan flies off to Leicester Square for a premiere that evening.
We’re looking forward to checking out the movie, which is filmed on location across Norfolk, but no red carpets for us as it will be business as usual at TPW. The movie trailer can be seen here. Enjoy the limelight Norwich….. A ha!
Time to Chill: Robert Strudwick retires after 29 years at Williams Refrigeration
Popular staff member looks back at the highlights of his long career.
Robert Strudwick, Quality Control Engineer at Williams Refrigeration, retired on Friday March 22nd 2013 after 29 years working for the company. Since joining he has seen the business expand, change locations and, in recent years, place significant focus on energy efficiency and sustainable refrigeration.
“Other than the Victoria sponge cake my colleague made last week, I would say an overall highlight of working here was joining at such an early stage in the company’s history,” says Robert. “It really felt like we were pioneers, commercial refrigeration was only beginning to take off.” (more…)
Us Norfolk folk are finally getting our own local TV station. Launching online today, Mustard TV is the county’s first dedicated channel. It’s starting online, delivering local and community news, before launching as a Freeview channel later in the year. Bootiful, ol’ partner.
Mustard TV can be found at www.mustardtv.co.uk/
We wish the folk at Mustard TV the best of luck and look forward to tuning in.
Precision’s new freezer counter drawers are guaranteed to operate down to -25°C
Drawers are becoming a very popular option for counter refrigeration in commercial kitchens. The only problem is, most commercial refrigeration manufacturers don’t offer freezer storage with drawers, because of the risk of the drawers freezing up. Now British manufacturer Precision has launched the option of freezer counters with drawers, which are guaranteed to operate down to -25°C. (more…)
Williams Amber stylish, space-saving refrigerated cabinet
Low and medium usage catering venues still require affordable and efficient refrigeration solutions. The Amber range from Williams is developed with this in mind, offering robust, stylish, economically priced cabinets that can fit into even the tightest of spaces.
The Williams Amber range is available in upright and under counter versions and a choice of three sizes, with the smallest unit, the HA135, measuring just 805mm (h)x 606mm (w) x 577mm (d), providing a capacity of 133 litres. The Amber’s front-venting system enables the HA135 to be positioned under the counter or in tight spaces. (more…)
Glass Froster compliments stylish, energy-saving back-bar range
Precision’s range of back bar storage cabinets includes the GFS 600 Glass Froster, a back-bar freezer cabinet designed to ensure that drinks are served as cold as possible. This is essential in busy venues where glasses must be washed and reused fast.
The GFS 600’s electronic temperature control and blown-air refrigeration means it can chill glasses to near-freezing very quickly, with an operating temperature of -8°C to -10°C. The frosted glasses not only chill the drinks and keep them cool, they make them look better, too. (more…)
Open air theatre production of classic comedy in spectacular Norfolk setting
DOT Productions bring their acclaimed version of ‘She Stoops To Conquer’ to Hoveton Hall Gardens near Wroxham on Sunday 12th August at 3pm. Oliver Goldsmith’s riotous comedy features characters who wouldn’t be out of place in a “Carry On” film. A practical joke and mistaken identities send them spinning on a collision course of blunders and deception – with the Hall and Gardens making a stunning backdrop to the proceedings. (more…)
Artist and stroke victim Gary Saunders shows new work at Hoveton Hall Gardens Sculpture Trail
Gary Saunders, one of the artists involved in the Hoveton Hall Gardens Sculpture Trail, recently suffered a major stroke that nearly killed him. He was airlifted from his home to the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital, and he and his wife believe it was the rapid response of the Air Ambulance that saved his life.
Despite only recently regaining his ability to write, Gary has contributed a new piece of work to the Hoveton Hall Sculpture Trail. Drawing on his roots as a blacksmith, Gary has welded horseshoes to form a piece depicting mushrooms and when it sells, all the money will go to the East Anglian Air Ambulance. Other artists including Gary’s wife Lynne, are also donating to the charity. (more…)
Gary Winter and the Simon Brown Quintet Saturday 30th June at Hoveton Hall Gardens
On Saturday 30th June, Gary Winter is back at Hoveton Hall Gardens by popular demand, following a roof-topping sell out performance last year.
Hoveton Gardens and Hall provide the perfect backdrop for a chilled-out musical summer evening, with the concert taking place on the veranda of the Hall. Bring a picnic, drink, something to sit on and sit back to enjoy four hours of pure entertainment in the magnificent Gardens and grounds. There is also a dance floor, proven to be very popular in previous years, for those who can’t resist moving to the music. (more…)