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Characters from a play being staged in Tittleshall recalling men from the village who fought and died in the First World War - including stories of some real soldiers named on the village war memorial. From left, Liz Lucas  (Jane), Richard Tree (Herbert Roberson), Robin Hawkes (Farmer William Brandford), Sue Lane (Ms Morris). Picture: Matthew Usher.

A new play ‘Where Poppies Bloomed’ has been specially written by award winning author and playwright Adrian Drew to commemorate Norfolk’s involvement in the First World War and to illustrate its impact on the residents of the small village of Tittleshall.

Norfolk events

GoGoDragons design by Karis Youngman, age 20.

From colourful creatures inspired by the myths and legends surrounding dragons to fire-breathing beasts celebrating our fine city – our design-a-dragon competition sparked a huge array of great entries from people of all ages.

The People's Tower being built which is a cardboard replica of St Peter Mancroft Church for the Norfolk & Norwich Festival 2014. The finished tower. Picture: Denise Bradley

A director of music, a city theatre and an art fair are among the people’s choice when it comes to Norfolk’s great champions of the arts.

Witches Sarah Wise, Abbie Panks and Hannah Burns from the Fairyland Trust. Picture: SUBMITTED

Mount your broomsticks, practise those cackles and head for Holt Hall this weekend where the magical Fairyland Trust will be celebrating The Real Halloween.

Eating out or eating in

The London Vegetable Orchestra at Aylsham Food Festival 2014. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Musical instruments made out of vegetables were a highlight of Aylsham Food Festival: Entertainment with a Difference on Saturday.

Acle Food and Drink Festival. Alisanne Webb, Wendy Green and Harriet Newman serving vintage teas.

From fiery chilies to creamy cheeses, vintage teas to pints of locally brewed beer, Acle’s first tasty food festival proved a taste bud tickling hit with visitors.

Gemma Seager who is organising the Norwich Cocktail Week. Picture: Simon Finlay

From the kill-or-cure hangover cure Bloody Mary to the sophisticated Cosmopolitan, the exotic Mai Tai to the shaken-but-not-stirred Martini, a cocktail is always a party in a glass.

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