The Norfolk & Norwich Festival…what an opening night!

Friday evening Norwich played host to the opening reception of the fabulous Norfolk & Norwich Festival where French company Transe Express led crowds through the city in a whirlwind of music, dance & acrobatics as thousands gathered around the City Hall & The Forum, Norwich to celebrate this rather energetic and atmospheric opening….

Incredible how a festival such as the Norfolk & Norwich can uplift the area, bringing in wonderful art, culture and generally a feeling of happiness and brightness during what are becoming ever more tough times for the vulnerable in our society.

Enjoy the festival & celebrate our wonderful multicultural outlook.

What better way to celebrate Christmas than with a Choir!

The Christmas theme continues this week with two excellent choirs at The Forum, Norwich on Sunday who were raising money for the Big C cancer charity.
 
Although the weather was rather damp and cold, Broadbeat choir and then Broadland Youth Choir created a fabulous atmosphere within the Forum, insuring everyone left feeling rather festive.

The Big C Bungee in Norwich

Ever fancied doing a bungee jump?… well, hopefully these images will give you a small glimpse into the fun that over 40 people had on Sunday at the Big C charity jump outside the Forum in Norwich.

Arguably having the best job of the day, I was up and down in the 200ft crane, photographing jumpers, their emotions and the great fun they all had. Sadly I missed the chance to jump myself, but nerveless had a great experience.

Wonderful start to #NNF17

Last night at the Forum saw the opening reception of the 2017 Norfolk & Norwich Festival.
After a brief introduction to selected guests, it was time to join the artist Luke Jerram for a look at the moon.
Meanwhile crowds packed Millennium Plain for a wonderfully emotive performance by Total Ensemble Theatre Company
What a wonderful start to #NNF17

Frosty start to the Bicicle cycle festival

The forum in Norwich was the place for a little winter cycling last week with the Bicicle cycle show.
A frosty and a somewhat mist riddled morning eventually departed around midday so the crowds could enjoy some fabulous cycling related activities.

There was certainly something for everyone and the children I spoke to had an absolute ball, riding around obstacle courses, creating ice sculptures and using the spin bikes to create stunning works of art.

Buy the book | Life in Rural Uganda

Thanks to all who paid a visit to my exhibition over the last couple of days and to those of you who joined me for wine and lovely canapés (thanks to Funnells for those) Monday evening.

I hope the photographs inspired you and from the point of view of the children’s work from Eden School, made your heart warm.

I’m at the Forum in Norwich until 4pm on the 8th August so be sure to pop in.
I was also on Radio Norfolk yesterday afternoon, on the Stephen Bumfrey show (around 14:30) talking about the project and featuring some superb sounds from the children as they sung aloud! fantastic! I’d encourage you to listen again if you are able to.

On another note to do with the project, exhibition and to continue the growth of the project, as well as telling a story of my time in rural Uganda I have published a photographic book.

The book features a stunning selection of my images from rural Uganda, while half the book is devoted to the photographic students of Eden School and their amazing photographs of their life.

The book is available to purchase through the link below as well as Amazon (within a couple of weeks) or if you pop into the exhibition order a copy for £25.00

Of course, proceeds from the book go towards my continued involvement in the project “Give a child a camera”

http://www.lulu.com/shop/julian-claxton/life-through-a-lens-rural-uganda/paperback/product-22301890.html