Founded by the Normans between 1066 and 1075, Norwich Castle eventually became a museum in 1894. Photo courtesy Norwich City Council
Escape the house this Christmas with our guide to what’s happening in the museums and galleries in and around Norwich over the holidays.
At Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery there is a fascinating celebration of the craft of shoemaking looking at the cultural significance of shoes and the creativity of designers past and present. Definitely one for all those aspiring Imelda Marcos’ out there.
A showcase of work from the Asperger East Anglia Course in digital media is being housed at Norwich Arts Centre. ‘Collected Passions’ is an exhibition of images, slideshows and interactive DVDs created by a group of very different people who all have two things in common; they all have Asperger’s Syndrome and they all have creative interests such as drawing, photography, playing music etc.
The project entailed a series of tutored workshop sessions over twelve weeks at Norwich Arts Centre. Here the artists were helped to gain new digital skills that focused on their individual interests and passions. It will run until January 11 2007.
Framlingham Castle is open during Christmas week and has been especially decked out in period decorations. While visiting, why not take a walk around Framlingham Mere, the castle's outer courts and moats or the impressive wall-walk.