As my good friend Jo Berry is indisposed I was asked to run the Murder Mystery on the North Norfolk Railway for Dreamstone... Little did I know it had a "Rocky Horror theme" Thanks to Burtie Welland The cast were amazing, the weather fine and the audience well and truly "up for it". It was an exceptional night and I was very proud of my team.
It's the summer holidays for conference and the Royal Opera House alike (like many theatres) and therefore slow in terms of work for me. I was invited down to Kings Place Music Foundation for some training and a summer party... It seemed rude to decline :) The wet weather gave in to beautiful sunshine and it was a lovely day looking out over the Battlebridge Basin on the Regent's canal.
A wander at lunchtime around Granary Square and I was amazed at how this has become a meeting place of people! Cubbitt Square had live music, Familes played in the fountains and people queued around the block to get into Dishoom! I missed The Kerb by minutes but did find an enthusiastic Acoustic guitar player on the "Word on the water" barge.
So pleased to see my photos from the Masquerade Ball at the Royal Norfolk show in this months "Places and Faces". It was a magical event and so much money raised for the amazing work that Break-charity do. So happy to share the magazine with Rory Graham too! Good article my friend.
The Norwich Freemen are the first Freemen in the UK to put their records online. The launch will take place on the 6th September and as I was passing the Norfolk Record Office I was treated to a quick look around the strong room. It's massive! We are (apparently) very lucky as a county to have so many good records and here in my hand is a a scroll from 1333 detailing the accounts for the Cathedral! In the next room some notes from Richard Bright (He of Bright's disease fame) were being restored. These notes are from 1833 and unfortunately got wet at some point in their past. The mould has now been removed and the pages maintained by a thin backing film. So great to see a master at work. In a democracy, the open access to historic records is very important, it was quite something to see how these records are stored and cared for. The NRO is open to the public if you are passing county hall and have time on your hands.
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