“Norwich – a fine city” has something special, something that dominates the city’s skyline… and we made video about it!
Norwich (Norfolk, UK) is definitely a place worth visiting. It is the most complete medieval city in Britain with many architectural treasures.
1. 900 years ago Norwich Castle was a Royal Palace for the Normans, todays it is a museum and art gallery.
2. Elm Hill s a magical place with small shops and galleries (we wrote about our friend’s photography exhibition in one of our blog posts). Many of the buildings on Elm Hill date back to the Tudor period and it has been used as a film set for some movies – ex. Stardust (2007).
3. The Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts is a must for art lovers: SCVA.
4. You need to check out the famous Norwich’s mustard at the Colman’s Mustard Shop and Museum, placed in the beautiful Victorian Royal Arcade. Its recipe has remained unchanged since 1814!
5. You should also check the UK’s largest Monday-to-Saturday open-air market which has remained on the current site for over 900 years… and if you get bored by vegetables, you can go shopping in topshop next door or Chapelfield shopping centre near by. Or simply visit one of the City’s many pubs! :D
6. You can be part of Norwich City FC and support the Canaries at least for a while :)
7. You can rent a boat and explore Norfolk Broads. We took some great pictures at Hickling Broad.
8. Arguably the most significant building in old Norwich – the favourite and most beloved – is Norwich Cathedral.
Cream-coloured Caen limestone was transported from Normandy to construct the facade. The cathedral was completed in 1145 with the Norman tower (40 metres) still seen today topped with a wooden spire and covered with lead. Norwich Cathedral houses many treasures, even some of the original Norman wall paintings have survived. Next to the Cathedral stands Norwich School, which is a traditional, lively place. Their pupils start every day in the Cathedral, some of them sing in the famous Cathedral Choir. Together with Eye Film and TV we produced several promotional films for the school. Even today the Cathedral is a place of prayer. People can simply light a candle or join others at the Sunday service, but not only that. You can visit the cathedral for concerts, organ recitals, the Shakespeare Festival; hear lectures and see exhibitions. In 2004 a new refectory was opened attached to the main building, with a restaurant where local business group – 25am Networking Group have meeting every wednesday morning. Also for them we made a promo video. To provide carry on providing services, and to maintain the beautiful architecture and treasures, Norwich Cathedral needs support. You may be surprised to hear that it costs over £4,000 a day to run the Cathedral! With the Cathedral Inspiration for the Future Campaign Norwich Cathedral raised £10 million and opened the new hostry space in which people can enjoy temporary art exhibitions. But there is much more to do – organ renovation, new lighting… That’s why together with Eye we produced this legacy video for them. Watch/share/like the video and feel free to spread the word.
While writing this post it hit us, how many films we created since we moved into Norwich which are connected with the Cathedral somehow! We’re happy that we had an opportunity to show the most important, most famous building in Norfolk, the heart of its community for over 900 years!