EVENTS

We have a full programme in Norwich and across the county at various Paston places throughout the summer including talks, lectures, children’s activities, music, festivals and educational events. More events are being added all the time so call back here and keep an eye on what’s on.

Events

A Life Through Letters

September 14th - 7:30pm. After the success of their first performances they're back! The students of Paston College present - ‘A Life Through Letters: the Paston Family’. The students researched the Paston family of the 15th Century through their published letters and...

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Reliving History Concert

Sunday 1st July 7 PM - 10 PM Members of the acclaimed Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment (OAE), directed by Robert Howarth, will be performing at St Nicholas’ Church. North Norfolk District Council has partnered with Orchestras Live to put on the concert, which...

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Edmund Paston’s Tombland Tales

Friday 27th July (Norfolk Day) Join Dr Rob Knee as he celebrates Norfolk Day in style, recounting the stories of Edmund Paston, his life and times. Making use of the wealth of detail in the famous Paston Letters, Dr Knee paints an entertaining picture of the Pastons’...

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Robert Paston’s Whirlpool of Misadventures

June 12th & June 19th Performances at 2pm and 7pm 600 Paston Footprints and Collision Theatre Present ROBERT PASTON'S WHIRLPOOL OF MISADVENTURES A Heritage Performance at Oxnead Hall Tickets £8 & £4.50 Concessions (Under 14s Free) Oxnead Hall, Norwich, NR10 5HP...

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Paston Treasures

July 28th Castle Museum: 1-4pm The Paston Treasure exhibition at the Norwich Castle Museum celebrates the legacy of collecting found in a powerful Norfolk family, the Pastons, in the 17th century. Created shortly after the restoration of the monarchy in the 1660s, the...

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A Life Through Letters

June 28th The students of Paston College present - ‘A Life Through Letters: the Paston Family’. The students researched the Paston family of the 15th Century through their published letters and various historical sources as part of their BTEC Performing Arts in the...

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Entertaining the Tudors

Saturday July 7th The early music trio, Hexachordia presents an informal concert which brings to life the musical scene under Henry VIII and Elizabeth I. Playing on a wide range of authentic copies of original instruments from Tudor era such as the harp, recorders,...

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Hellesdon History Live!

Saturday July 14th Hellesdon Local History group host a medieval pageant and history fair to celebrate the 600th anniversary of the writing of the earliest surviving Paston Letter. Come along and learn about the dramatic events of the 'Siege of Hellesdon' in 1465,...

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Medieval Crafts from the time of the Pastons

July 27th (Norfolk Day) Join local re-enctors 'Linstock and Pledgett' as they demonstrate medieval crafts, and try your hand at writing your very own Paston letter. Suitable for all ages. 11:00am - 4:00pm. Free Admission. St Peter Hungate church,...

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Mannington Medieval Festival

Sunday August 5th Mannington Medieval Festival. A day of medieval activities and entertainments all set in the delightful grounds of Mannington Hall in north Norfolk. Watch medieval demonstrations by members of the Norfolk and Norwich Medieval Association, try your...

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Medieval Tales for young and old

Saturday August 11th Medieval Tales for young and old. Join Norfolk's very own 'Yarn-smith', Dave Tonge, for an afternoon of tall tales and medieval stories with one of England's leading master story-tellers. Suitable for all ages. 12 noon - 4:00pm, Free Admission. St...

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Become your own church detective

Saturday August 25th Become your own church detective. 'Ever wondered why Norwich has so many medieval churches? Ever wanted to know exactly what a ‘weeping chancel’ is, or why Norfolk has so many round-towered churches? Join local buildings archaeologists to unravel...

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Weaving through the past

Saturday August 18th Hungate, St Peter Hungate church, Princes St, Norwich. 10:00-16:00 The wealth of medieval East Anglia was built upon the wool trade, and the weaving of cloth that was sought after all over Europe. Gold poured into the coffers of Norwich merchants,...

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Vanishing Points

Landscapes of the Western Front November 11th - 25th ‘Vanishing Points - landscapes of the Western Front' is the working title of an exhibition which is the result of five years work by Norfolk based photographer, writer and designer, Nick Stone, photographing the...

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Lectures

Hungate Talks

As part of the festival to celebrate the 600th anniversary of the writing of the earliest known Paston letter the Paston Footprints project has brought together a panel of experts to present a short series of lectures designed to explore the story of the Paston...

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Heritage open days

Meet John Paston III

September 9th Heritage Open Day Meet John Paston III. Come along and meet one of Norfolk's most famous medieval residents - John Paston III. For one day only, Black Knight Historical bring to life this venerable knight, who will recount the tales of his youth. Hear of...

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Medieval sieges and siege-craft

September 15th/16th Heritage Open Day Medieval sieges and siege-craft. In the turbulent years of the Wars of the Roses even counties like Norfolk didn't entirely escape the troubles. The life of the Paston family in the late fifteenth century was one of conflict,...

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Workshops