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Jingle Jangle

A christmas feel good movie shot in Norwich

Dans le village enneigé de Cobbleton, le film suit les aventures de Jeronicus Jangle, un fabricant de jouets excentrique dont les folles inventions inspirent fantaisie et émerveillement. Mais lorsque son ancien protégé lui vole sa création la plus précieuse, il est temps pour sa petite-fille astucieuse et audacieuse de guérir de vieilles blessures et de faire renaître la magie. Toutes les scènes dans les rues de Cobbleton ont été tournées à Norwich, particulièrement dans le quartier de elm hill avec sa si jolie boutique d’ours de collection, The bear shop.

Le film est actuellement visible sur Netflix;

Merry Christmas, Nathalie

For Norwich, This Christmas

Une autre vidéo de Norwich, pour inciter les habitants à faire leurs courses de Noël dans les boutiques de la ville. On reconnaitra Robert, et sa célèbre Teddy bear shop , qui nous avait si chaleureusement accueilli lors de la visite des membres du RNC à Norwich.

This year, we’re making a Christmas pledge. 🎄 To celebrate our city, and the people who make it special. To shop Norwich, from the big things to the small. To buy vouchers, leave reviews – and to keep in mind those places who can’t open their doors just yet.

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Norwich Christmas celebration video

The minute-long star-studded mini-film was co-ordinated by Norwich City Council and features actors Olivia Colman and Stephen Fry along with broadcasters Jake Humphey and Nina Nannar from ITV News.

Also taking part were Alan Partridge creator Steve Coogan, Chris Rankin from the Harry Potter movies and Norwich City’s Darren Huckerby, Alex Tettey and Xavi Quintilla.

https://www.itv.com/news/anglia/2020-12-03/norwich-stars-come-out-in-christmas-video-to-celebrate-citys-key-workers

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Accrochage de l’exposition

Les français vus par les Britanniques, les Britanniques vus par les Français à la Mairie de Rouen

Dès aujourd’hui vous pouvez aller découvrir cette exposition drôle et percutante qui comprend 80 dessins de 40 dessinateurs des deux côtés du Channel.

Merci à l’équipe du RNC, à l’équipe de la Mairie et à Marie Retaillé pour l’aide efficace apportée au montage de l’exposition.

Visite libre et gratuite dans la galerie du premier étage, aux heures d’ouverture de la Mairie.

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Et voici le 3ème membre du jury du festival This is England

Kellen Playford, directeur du Norwich film festival

Les villes de Rouen et Norwich sont jumelées depuis 60 ans. Kellen Playford a créé à Norwich il y a 10 ans un festival du court-métrage qui se déroule traditionnellement une semaine avant This is England à Rouen. Les sélections, sans concertation aucune, ont souvent des films en commun, 11 cette année.

Le festival de Norwich aura malheureusement lieu en ligne cette année et nos jurys seront également à distance mais l’équipe du festival et le le RNC souhaitent vivement que Kellen Playford puisse dans un futur proche venir à Rouen renforcer une fois encore le lien qui unit nos deux villes.

Plus d’information sur Norwich film festival:

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Les 10 destinations les plus recherchées au royaume uni pour cet été

Parmi elles, Snettisham dans le Norfolk 

Photograph: Shutterstock

Right on the Norfolk coastline, Snettisham is a little village between King’s Lynn and Hunstanton. It’s part of a protected stretch of coastline, RSPB Snettisham, known for its salt marsh and mudflats.

Pour découvrir les neuf autres:

https://www.timeout.com/london/news/these-places-in-the-uk-are-trending-for-summer-holiday-bookings-right-now-071020

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Margaret Fountaine, a victorian lady explorer

Observing buttterflies fluttering in my garden I remembered the story of Margaret Fountaine, a Victorian butterfly collector, from Norwich.

Margaret Fountaine, age 24, photograph (Wikimedia commons)

Margaret was born on May 16th 1862 in Norfolk and after her father’s death in 1877, her family moved to Norwich. At the age of 16, Margaret, who was educated at home, began keeping a diary, which she continued until her death. She thought about a career as a painter, she was quite talented, as her sketchbooks show, and spent some years in Milan studying voice. Apparently she was just as talented a singer, but what she really loved was travelling.

A page from Margaret Fountaine’s sketchbooks (Natural History Museum, London)

Strong-minded, eager for adventure and disdainful of convention, she often travelled by bicycle which was quite daring in those days. She started hunting butterflies as a way of making a living. While a lady’s maid could earn 90 guineas a year, a single quality example of a rare butterfly species could fetch three guineas so Margaret could earn enough to have a more than decent life.

Part of the Fountaine/Neimy butterfly collection at Norwich Castle Museum

She visited over sixty countries in her collecting career. After Margaret died in 1942, while collecting butterflies in Jamaica at age 78, her sketchbooks were left to the Natural History Museum in London and her collection of about 22000 butterflies and a sealed metal box went to the Norwich Castle Museum, with instructions that the box remain sealed until 1978. Together they provide an important insight into a Victorian female naturalist who collected, and wrote about, sixty countries on six continents over fifty years.

 The collection was put on display, and remains so today. When the box was opened, it was found to contain her 12-volume diary, which she had begun exactly 100 years earlier. The diaries are not only informative but beautiful, adorned with images, pressed flowers and insects. Two volumes of selections from Fountaine’s diaries have been published under the titlle : Love among the butterflies

This article was written thanks to the following sources you can consult online if you want to know more about Margaret Fountaine :

Jacqueline Allanic