Courtroom Drama at Norwich Castle


Votes for Women – Suffragette on Trial

Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery

Saturday 22 September, 12 noon & Saturday 29 September 12 noon & 2pm

See the trial of Miriam Pratt, the Norfolk school teacher who set fire to two houses to protest for votes for women in the early 20th century. Performed by Springboard East Theatre Company in the historic Shirehall courtroom.

60 minutes, suitable for 12+ years, meet at Norwich Castle Rotunda.

Booking advisable 01603 495897 or 493625.

Free with museum admission.


Norfolk County Council Library and Information Service launches ‘Reading Well for mental health’

The “life-saving” 2018 ‘Reading Well for mental health’ titles by The Reading Agency and Society of Chief Librarians were announced today at a flagship event at the Wellcome Trust (5 June).  Each title will offer invaluable support to people with mental health needs and their carers, who are at increased risk of loneliness according to recent research.

2018’s powerful book list, which will help people read well to stay well, is penned by bestselling and highly-regarded authors including Matt Haig (How to Stay Alive); Cathy Rentzenbrink (A Manual for Heartache); Sathnam Sanghera (The Boy with the Topknot); Ruby Wax (A Mindfulness Guide for the Frazzled) and many more.  The expert-endorsed reads can be borrowed for free from any Norfolk library – if the book isn’t available, a free reservation will be placed to order the book in to the library.

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