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South Wing of the National Centre for Writing at Dragon Hall
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Saturday 29 June

Felixstowe Book Festival: Meet the National Centre for Writing

The National Centre for Writing opened its doors in the heart of Norwich UNESCO City of Literature in June 2018. Today, Programme Director Peggy Hughes will share the backstory of NCW, how they work with writers and readers, and how you can get involved. There’ll also be an opportunity for you to share your ideas about what a home […]

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June 29, 2019 4:15 pm June 29, 2019 4:15 pm Europe/London Felixstowe Book Festival: Meet the National Centre for Writing Writers' Centre Norwich –

The National Centre for Writing opened its doors in the heart of Norwich UNESCO City of Literature in June 2018. Today, Programme Director Peggy Hughes will share the backstory of NCW, how they work with writers and readers, and how you can get involved. There’ll also be an opportunity for you to share your ideas about what a home […]

The Orwell Hotel, Felixstowe Writers Centre Norwich
Saturday 29 June
The Orwell Hotel, Felixstowe

4.15 - 5.15pm

£5 - £9

Event
Monday 1 July

Guided Tour of Dragon Hall

Come and explore the historic Dragon Hall, now home to the National Centre for Writing, and take a guided tour of this fascinating building. Learn more about the architectural and social history of this 15th Century building from an experienced volunteer guide. Dragon Hall has had a fascinating and colourful history – starting life as […]

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July 1, 2019 2:00 pm July 1, 2019 2:00 pm Europe/London Guided Tour of Dragon Hall Writers' Centre Norwich –

Come and explore the historic Dragon Hall, now home to the National Centre for Writing, and take a guided tour of this fascinating building. Learn more about the architectural and social history of this 15th Century building from an experienced volunteer guide. Dragon Hall has had a fascinating and colourful history – starting life as […]

National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall Writers Centre Norwich
Monday 1 July
National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall

Starts 2pm - approx. 1.5 hrs

Free

Orange typewriter
Event
Friday 5 July

Young Norfolk Writing Competition Awards Ceremony

Join us as we celebrate the best of young writing from across the county! Our six winners of the Young Norfolk Writing Competition 2019 will be joined on stage by a special guest performer – more details to be revealed soon! The Young Norfolk Writing Competition is a partnership between Norfolk County Council, National Centre […]

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July 5, 2019 6:00 pm July 5, 2019 6:00 pm Europe/London Young Norfolk Writing Competition Awards Ceremony Writers' Centre Norwich –

Join us as we celebrate the best of young writing from across the county! Our six winners of the Young Norfolk Writing Competition 2019 will be joined on stage by a special guest performer – more details to be revealed soon! The Young Norfolk Writing Competition is a partnership between Norfolk County Council, National Centre […]

National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall Writers Centre Norwich
Friday 5 July
National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall

6 - 7pm

Free entry - please book in advance

Education Marketplace
Event
Thursday 11 July

Education Marketplace

Do you work in an education setting in Norfolk? If so, the National Centre for Writing is keen to meet you! We’re inviting Norfolk teachers, librarians and school staff to Dragon Hall and our new Education Space for conversation, cake and to hear about your school and the inspiring work you do in your classrooms.  […]

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July 11, 2019 4:00 pm July 11, 2019 4:00 pm Europe/London Education Marketplace Writers' Centre Norwich –

Do you work in an education setting in Norfolk? If so, the National Centre for Writing is keen to meet you! We’re inviting Norfolk teachers, librarians and school staff to Dragon Hall and our new Education Space for conversation, cake and to hear about your school and the inspiring work you do in your classrooms.  […]

National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall Writers Centre Norwich
Thursday 11 July
National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall

4 - 6pm

Free - let us know you're coming!

Event
Monday 15 July

Guided Tour of Dragon Hall

Come and explore the historic Dragon Hall, now home to the National Centre for Writing, and take a guided tour of this fascinating building. Learn more about the architectural and social history of this 15th Century building from an experienced volunteer guide. Dragon Hall has had a fascinating and colourful history – starting life as […]

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July 15, 2019 2:00 pm July 15, 2019 2:00 pm Europe/London Guided Tour of Dragon Hall Writers' Centre Norwich –

Come and explore the historic Dragon Hall, now home to the National Centre for Writing, and take a guided tour of this fascinating building. Learn more about the architectural and social history of this 15th Century building from an experienced volunteer guide. Dragon Hall has had a fascinating and colourful history – starting life as […]

National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall Writers Centre Norwich
Monday 15 July
National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall

Starts 2pm - approx. 1.5 hrs

Free

Writers at a Salon in 2015 (c) Martin Figura
Event
Tuesday 16 July

Dragon Hall Salon: a translation special

Join Norwich’s writing community for a free evening of conversation, ideas and support. Open to anyone who makes, reads and works with words, the Dragon Hall Salon is an opportunity to grab a drink from the bar, meet people, cook up plans and compare notes, to talk books, and to hear what’s happening in Norwich. […]

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July 16, 2019 6:30 pm July 16, 2019 6:30 pm Europe/London Dragon Hall Salon: a translation special Writers' Centre Norwich –

Join Norwich’s writing community for a free evening of conversation, ideas and support. Open to anyone who makes, reads and works with words, the Dragon Hall Salon is an opportunity to grab a drink from the bar, meet people, cook up plans and compare notes, to talk books, and to hear what’s happening in Norwich. […]

National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall Writers Centre Norwich
Tuesday 16 July
National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall

6.30-8.30pm

Free - let us know you're coming!

Arunava Sinh leading a session at the BCLT International Literary Translation and Creative Writing Summer School (c) Anita Staff
Workshop
Sunday 21 July

International Literary Translation & Creative Writing Summer School

Delivered by the British Centre for Literary Translation in partnership with the National Centre for Writing. The Summer School brings together writers and translators for an intensive, one-week, residential programme of hands-on translation and creative writing practice. For most language-specific workshops, groups work on a collaborative translation with the author in residence and workshop leader. For […]

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July 21, 2019 9:00 am July 21, 2019 9:00 am Europe/London International Literary Translation & Creative Writing Summer School Writers' Centre Norwich –

Delivered by the British Centre for Literary Translation in partnership with the National Centre for Writing. The Summer School brings together writers and translators for an intensive, one-week, residential programme of hands-on translation and creative writing practice. For most language-specific workshops, groups work on a collaborative translation with the author in residence and workshop leader. For […]

University of East Anglia, Norwich Writers Centre Norwich
Sunday 21 July

Runs until 27 July

University of East Anglia, Norwich

£700 / £400

Elvira Dones
Event
Wednesday 24 July

Sworn Virgin: Elvira Dones in conversation

Albanian-Swiss author Elvira Dones will discuss the journey of her novel Sworn Virgin into English with her translator Clarissa Botford and publisher Stefan Tobler. The panel, chaired by Rosie Goldsmith, will also explore issues of multilingualism and multiculturalism in the literary sphere. Sworn Virgin is about Hana, a woman seeking independence in Albania by following […]

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July 24, 2019 2:00 pm July 24, 2019 2:00 pm Europe/London Sworn Virgin: Elvira Dones in conversation Writers' Centre Norwich –

Albanian-Swiss author Elvira Dones will discuss the journey of her novel Sworn Virgin into English with her translator Clarissa Botford and publisher Stefan Tobler. The panel, chaired by Rosie Goldsmith, will also explore issues of multilingualism and multiculturalism in the literary sphere. Sworn Virgin is about Hana, a woman seeking independence in Albania by following […]

National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall Writers Centre Norwich
Wednesday 24 July
National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall

2pm

Free - booking required

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Course
Thursday 1 August

Time to Write: Creative Writing Workshop for 11 – 13-Year-Olds

This two-hour workshop offers young people aged 11 – 13 years the time to explore their writing skills through fun, engaging prompts and activities – whether it’s poetry, prose or any other kind of writing they wish to develop! They will then have some uninterrupted time to get words onto the page with the support of […]

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August 1, 2019 10:00 am August 1, 2019 10:00 am Europe/London Time to Write: Creative Writing Workshop for 11 – 13-Year-Olds Writers' Centre Norwich –

This two-hour workshop offers young people aged 11 – 13 years the time to explore their writing skills through fun, engaging prompts and activities – whether it’s poetry, prose or any other kind of writing they wish to develop! They will then have some uninterrupted time to get words onto the page with the support of […]

National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall Writers Centre Norwich
Thursday 1 August

10 - 11.30am

National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall

Free – please book in advance

Young persons' workshop
Course
Friday 2 August

Time to Write: Creative Writing Workshop for 14 – 17-Year-Olds

This two-hour workshop offers young people aged 14 – 17 years the time to explore their writing skills through fun, engaging prompts and activities – whether it’s poetry, prose or any other kind of writing they wish to develop! They will then have some uninterrupted time to get words onto the page with the support […]

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August 2, 2019 11:00 am August 2, 2019 11:00 am Europe/London Time to Write: Creative Writing Workshop for 14 – 17-Year-Olds Writers' Centre Norwich –

This two-hour workshop offers young people aged 14 – 17 years the time to explore their writing skills through fun, engaging prompts and activities – whether it’s poetry, prose or any other kind of writing they wish to develop! They will then have some uninterrupted time to get words onto the page with the support […]

National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall Writers Centre Norwich
Friday 2 August

12 - 1.30pm

National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall

Free - please book in advance

Event
Monday 5 August

Guided Tour of Dragon Hall

Come and explore the historic Dragon Hall, now home to the National Centre for Writing, and take a guided tour of this fascinating building. Learn more about the architectural and social history of this 15th Century building from an experienced volunteer guide. Dragon Hall has had a fascinating and colourful history – starting life as […]

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August 5, 2019 2:00 pm August 5, 2019 2:00 pm Europe/London Guided Tour of Dragon Hall Writers' Centre Norwich –

Come and explore the historic Dragon Hall, now home to the National Centre for Writing, and take a guided tour of this fascinating building. Learn more about the architectural and social history of this 15th Century building from an experienced volunteer guide. Dragon Hall has had a fascinating and colourful history – starting life as […]

National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall Writers Centre Norwich
Monday 5 August
National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall

Starts 2pm - approx. 1.5 hrs

Free

Young person's workshop
Course
Thursday 8 August

Time to Write: Creative Writing Workshop for 11 – 13-Year-Olds

This two-hour workshop offers young people aged 11 – 13 years the time to explore their writing skills through fun, engaging prompts and activities – whether it’s poetry, prose or any other kind of writing they wish to develop! They will then have some uninterrupted time to get words onto the page with the support of […]

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August 8, 2019 10:00 am August 8, 2019 10:00 am Europe/London Time to Write: Creative Writing Workshop for 11 – 13-Year-Olds Writers' Centre Norwich –

This two-hour workshop offers young people aged 11 – 13 years the time to explore their writing skills through fun, engaging prompts and activities – whether it’s poetry, prose or any other kind of writing they wish to develop! They will then have some uninterrupted time to get words onto the page with the support of […]

National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall Writers Centre Norwich
Thursday 8 August

10 - 11.30am

National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall

Free - please book in advance

Young persons' workshop
Event
Friday 9 August

Time to Write: Creative Writing Workshop for 14 – 17-Year-Olds

This two-hour workshop offers young people aged 14 – 17 years the time to explore their writing skills through fun, engaging prompts and activities – whether it’s poetry, prose or any other kind of writing they wish to develop! They will then have some uninterrupted time to get words onto the page with the support […]

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August 9, 2019 11:00 am August 9, 2019 11:00 am Europe/London Time to Write: Creative Writing Workshop for 14 – 17-Year-Olds Writers' Centre Norwich –

This two-hour workshop offers young people aged 14 – 17 years the time to explore their writing skills through fun, engaging prompts and activities – whether it’s poetry, prose or any other kind of writing they wish to develop! They will then have some uninterrupted time to get words onto the page with the support […]

National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall Writers Centre Norwich
Friday 9 August
National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall

11am-1.30pm

Free - please book in advance

Compass and field note book
Workshop
Friday 9 August

Travel writing: journeys of imagination

with Suzanne Joinson and Agustinus Wibowo Mixing reportage, memoir and flights of imagination, travel writing is an exciting and perennially popular genre. Try your hand at writing about your own travels, both real and imagined, in this workshop with experienced travel writers Suzanne Joinson (UK, author of A Lady Cyclist’s Guide to Kashgar) and Agustinus […]

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August 9, 2019 2:00 pm August 9, 2019 2:00 pm Europe/London Travel writing: journeys of imagination Writers' Centre Norwich –

with Suzanne Joinson and Agustinus Wibowo Mixing reportage, memoir and flights of imagination, travel writing is an exciting and perennially popular genre. Try your hand at writing about your own travels, both real and imagined, in this workshop with experienced travel writers Suzanne Joinson (UK, author of A Lady Cyclist’s Guide to Kashgar) and Agustinus […]

National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall Writers Centre Norwich
Friday 9 August

2 - 5pm

National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall

£45 / £35 conc

Val McDermid
Event
Saturday 10 August

Val McDermid presents…

Exceptional times call for exceptional writers. International bestselling crime novelist, journalist and Man Booker judge Val McDermid reveals her selection of the most compelling LGBTQI+ writers working in the UK today. Experience incredible writing and find out why Val feels these are the writers who are influencing and shaping the UK literary scene. Val will […]

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August 10, 2019 3:00 pm August 10, 2019 3:00 pm Europe/London Val McDermid presents… Writers' Centre Norwich –

Exceptional times call for exceptional writers. International bestselling crime novelist, journalist and Man Booker judge Val McDermid reveals her selection of the most compelling LGBTQI+ writers working in the UK today. Experience incredible writing and find out why Val feels these are the writers who are influencing and shaping the UK literary scene. Val will […]

National Library of Scotland Writers Centre Norwich
Saturday 10 August
National Library of Scotland

3 - 4pm

Free – please book in advance

Girl smiling
Course
Thursday 15 August

Time to Write: Creative Writing Workshop for 11 – 13-Year-Olds

This two-hour workshop offers young people aged 11 – 13 years the time to explore their writing skills through fun, engaging prompts and activities – whether it’s poetry, prose or any other kind of writing they wish to develop! They will then have some uninterrupted time to get words onto the page with the support of […]

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August 15, 2019 10:00 am August 15, 2019 10:00 am Europe/London Time to Write: Creative Writing Workshop for 11 – 13-Year-Olds Writers' Centre Norwich –

This two-hour workshop offers young people aged 11 – 13 years the time to explore their writing skills through fun, engaging prompts and activities – whether it’s poetry, prose or any other kind of writing they wish to develop! They will then have some uninterrupted time to get words onto the page with the support of […]

National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall Writers Centre Norwich
Thursday 15 August

10 - 11.30am

National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall

Free - please book in advance

Young persons' workshop
Course
Friday 16 August

Time to Write: Creative Writing Workshop for 14 – 17-Year-Olds

This two-hour workshop offers young people aged 14 – 17 years the time to explore their writing skills through fun, engaging prompts and activities – whether it’s poetry, prose or any other kind of writing they wish to develop! They will then have some uninterrupted time to get words onto the page with the support […]

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August 16, 2019 12:00 pm August 16, 2019 12:00 pm Europe/London Time to Write: Creative Writing Workshop for 14 – 17-Year-Olds Writers' Centre Norwich –

This two-hour workshop offers young people aged 14 – 17 years the time to explore their writing skills through fun, engaging prompts and activities – whether it’s poetry, prose or any other kind of writing they wish to develop! They will then have some uninterrupted time to get words onto the page with the support […]

National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall Writers Centre Norwich
Friday 16 August

12 - 1.30pm

National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall

Free - please book in advance

Event
Monday 19 August

Guided Tour of Dragon Hall

Come and explore the historic Dragon Hall, now home to the National Centre for Writing, and take a guided tour of this fascinating building. Learn more about the architectural and social history of this 15th Century building from an experienced volunteer guide. Dragon Hall has had a fascinating and colourful history – starting life as […]

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August 19, 2019 2:00 pm August 19, 2019 2:00 pm Europe/London Guided Tour of Dragon Hall Writers' Centre Norwich –

Come and explore the historic Dragon Hall, now home to the National Centre for Writing, and take a guided tour of this fascinating building. Learn more about the architectural and social history of this 15th Century building from an experienced volunteer guide. Dragon Hall has had a fascinating and colourful history – starting life as […]

National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall Writers Centre Norwich
Monday 19 August
National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall

Starts 2pm - approx. 1.5 hrs

Free

Young person's workshop
Course
Thursday 22 August

Time to Write: Creative Writing Workshop for 11 – 13-Year-Olds

This two-hour workshop offers young people aged 11 – 13 years the time to explore their writing skills through fun, engaging prompts and activities – whether it’s poetry, prose or any other kind of writing they wish to develop! They will then have some uninterrupted time to get words onto the page with the support of […]

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August 22, 2019 10:00 am August 22, 2019 10:00 am Europe/London Time to Write: Creative Writing Workshop for 11 – 13-Year-Olds Writers' Centre Norwich –

This two-hour workshop offers young people aged 11 – 13 years the time to explore their writing skills through fun, engaging prompts and activities – whether it’s poetry, prose or any other kind of writing they wish to develop! They will then have some uninterrupted time to get words onto the page with the support of […]

National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall Writers Centre Norwich
Thursday 22 August

10 - 11.30am

National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall

Free - please book in advance

Laptop and notebook
Workshop
Thursday 22 August

Travel writing: place and memory

with Suzanne Joinson and Agustinus Wibowo Travel writing offers a unique opportunity to explore fascinating locations and at the same time reveal forgotten depths of our own experiences and memories. With the expert guidance of travel writers Suzanne Joinson (UK, author of A Lady Cyclist’s Guide to Kashgar) and Agustinus Wibowo (Indonesia, author of Ground […]

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August 22, 2019 2:00 pm August 22, 2019 2:00 pm Europe/London Travel writing: place and memory Writers' Centre Norwich –

with Suzanne Joinson and Agustinus Wibowo Travel writing offers a unique opportunity to explore fascinating locations and at the same time reveal forgotten depths of our own experiences and memories. With the expert guidance of travel writers Suzanne Joinson (UK, author of A Lady Cyclist’s Guide to Kashgar) and Agustinus Wibowo (Indonesia, author of Ground […]

National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall Writers Centre Norwich
Thursday 22 August

2 - 5pm

National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall

£45 / £35 conc

Young persons' workshop
Event
Friday 23 August

Time to Write: Creative Writing Workshop for 14 – 17-Year-Olds

This two-hour workshop offers young people aged 14 – 17 years the time to explore their writing skills through fun, engaging prompts and activities – whether it’s poetry, prose or any other kind of writing they wish to develop! They will then have some uninterrupted time to get words onto the page with the support […]

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August 23, 2019 11:00 am August 23, 2019 11:00 am Europe/London Time to Write: Creative Writing Workshop for 14 – 17-Year-Olds Writers' Centre Norwich –

This two-hour workshop offers young people aged 14 – 17 years the time to explore their writing skills through fun, engaging prompts and activities – whether it’s poetry, prose or any other kind of writing they wish to develop! They will then have some uninterrupted time to get words onto the page with the support […]

National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall Writers Centre Norwich
Friday 23 August
National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall

11am-1.30pm

Free - please book in advance

Young person's workshop
Course
Thursday 29 August

Time to Write: Creative Writing Workshop for 11 – 13-Year-Olds

This two-hour workshop offers young people aged 11 – 13 years the time to explore their writing skills through fun, engaging prompts and activities – whether it’s poetry, prose or any other kind of writing they wish to develop! They will then have some uninterrupted time to get words onto the page with the support of […]

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August 29, 2019 10:00 am August 29, 2019 10:00 am Europe/London Time to Write: Creative Writing Workshop for 11 – 13-Year-Olds Writers' Centre Norwich –

This two-hour workshop offers young people aged 11 – 13 years the time to explore their writing skills through fun, engaging prompts and activities – whether it’s poetry, prose or any other kind of writing they wish to develop! They will then have some uninterrupted time to get words onto the page with the support of […]

National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall Writers Centre Norwich
Thursday 29 August

10 - 11.30am

National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall

Free - booking required

Young persons' workshop
Event
Friday 30 August

Time to Write: Creative Writing Workshop for 14 – 17-Year-Olds

This two-hour workshop offers young people aged 14 – 17 years the time to explore their writing skills through fun, engaging prompts and activities – whether it’s poetry, prose or any other kind of writing they wish to develop! They will then have some uninterrupted time to get words onto the page with the support […]

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August 30, 2019 11:00 am August 30, 2019 11:00 am Europe/London Time to Write: Creative Writing Workshop for 14 – 17-Year-Olds Writers' Centre Norwich –

This two-hour workshop offers young people aged 14 – 17 years the time to explore their writing skills through fun, engaging prompts and activities – whether it’s poetry, prose or any other kind of writing they wish to develop! They will then have some uninterrupted time to get words onto the page with the support […]

National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall Writers Centre Norwich
Friday 30 August
National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall

11am-1.30pm

Free - please book in advance

Event
Monday 2 September

Guided Tour of Dragon Hall

Come and explore the historic Dragon Hall, now home to the National Centre for Writing, and take a guided tour of this fascinating building. Learn more about the architectural and social history of this 15th Century building from an experienced volunteer guide. Dragon Hall has had a fascinating and colourful history – starting life as […]

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September 2, 2019 2:00 pm September 2, 2019 2:00 pm Europe/London Guided Tour of Dragon Hall Writers' Centre Norwich –

Come and explore the historic Dragon Hall, now home to the National Centre for Writing, and take a guided tour of this fascinating building. Learn more about the architectural and social history of this 15th Century building from an experienced volunteer guide. Dragon Hall has had a fascinating and colourful history – starting life as […]

National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall Writers Centre Norwich
Monday 2 September
National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall

Starts 2pm - approx. 1.5 hrs

Free

Noirwich Crime Writing Festival
Event
Thursday 12 September

Noirwich Season Pass

The Noirwich Season Pass is the best way to experience the festival, giving you access to every panel, reading and discussion across the four days of the festival and saving you 20% off the ticket price. Your Season Pass Includes: Thursday launch event Friday evening double-bill All weekend events 20% saving over individual tickets Exclusive […]

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September 12, 2019 6:00 pm September 12, 2019 6:00 pm Europe/London Noirwich Season Pass Writers' Centre Norwich –

The Noirwich Season Pass is the best way to experience the festival, giving you access to every panel, reading and discussion across the four days of the festival and saving you 20% off the ticket price. Your Season Pass Includes: Thursday launch event Friday evening double-bill All weekend events 20% saving over individual tickets Exclusive […]

Jarrold, UEA and the National Centre for Writing Writers Centre Norwich
Thursday 12 September
Jarrold, UEA and the National Centre for Writing

Thursday 12 - Sunday 15 September

£90 / £80 conc / £68 student