The LIFC cocktail review pt 1: The Espresso Martini at Frank’s Bar

Writer, presenter and historian, Lucy Jane Santos, explores the origins of cocktails while sipping them gently, in some of Norwich’s finest independent restaurants and bars.  Frank’s Bar Whereas some cocktail writers like to measure the ability of the bar tender (and the overall quality of the cocktail menu) through their...

Review: Art Deco by the Sea at the Sainsbury Centre

The term Art Deco, coined in the 1960s, refers to the decorative modern style that spanned the boom of the roaring 1920s and the bust of the Depression-ridden 1930s. It was a style of pleasure and escape, and reflected the plurality of the contemporary world, embracing all forms of design,...

Much-loved Norwich eatery goes vegan only

In July 2019, Norwich was named as the most vegan-friendly city in the UK. Now, Moorish Falafel Bar who are based in the Norwich Lanes, will be dropping their vegetarian dishes for vegan only options.  Moorish are famous in Norwich for serving delicious zesty Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisine and...

The Life In A Fine City guide to Love Light Norwich

When is it? 13th – 15th February 2020. Where is it? In venues, on the streets and walls of Norwich. Is it family friendly? Definitely! Something for everyone and to suit all ages. What can we expect? A celebration of light, the festival includes an illuminating array of internationally renowned...

Exhibition: An Illustrated Alphabet by Sally Barratt at the Assembly House

Illustrator Sally Barratt is probably best known for the images engraved into the 50 or more paving plaques set in streets, alleyways and open spaces of the Norwich Lanes. They beautifully depict the social and industrial history of the city and act as markers to buildings with fascinating pasts. Sally’s...

Emanate: A multi-disciplinary mixed media exhibition

The early months of the year have none of the anticipation or indulgence of their pre-Christmas counterparts. No doubt many Norwich residents are undergoing (or may since have abandoned) the strict self-flagellation that follows festive excess.  January and February are very much the famine to December’s feast but a new...

Where to stay in Norfolk: 10 of the most unique places

7 Storey Grade II Listed Windmill | Stoke Ferry | From £290 pn | More info Located in the quiet village of Stoke Ferry on the east coast, this impressive windmill has been carefully refurbished to provide 7 floors of cutting edge design. Sleeping up to 16 people and with...

Norwich’s biggest and wildest Xmas office party returns for another year

Decadent party planners, The Bo Nanafana Social Club, return to The Talk, Norwich, on Saturday 14th December for their annual office party and everyone is invited! Revellers will be treated to a sensory overload with dazzling decor, live music,  DJs and walkabout acts all mixed together with seasonal delights such as Christmas...