PUBLISHED: 17:27 23 July 2019 | UPDATED: 17:27 23 July 2019 Olly Stone during an England nets session at Lord's Picture: PA PA Wire Norfolk's Olly Stone is on the verge of his Test debut - and a possible place in the Ashes series - after being called into the England squad for Wednesday's game against Ireland at Lord's. The 25-year-old Warwickshire seamer, raised in Brundall, made his England ODI debut last winter in Sri Lanka, but after being selected for the Test squad there and in the West Indies had to withdraw because of a stress fracture in his lower back.The former Thorpe St Andrew School pupil has recovered from that - and previous knee problems - to feature in England's red ball plans.Stone suffered a serious knee injury three years ago and left Northamptonshire for Warwickshire in 2016, when still early in recovery from that injury. You may also want to watch: Since arriving at Edgbaston, Stone's career has developed, he admits, like a dream come true."I always dreamed … [Read more...] about Norfolk’s Olly Stone prepares for England Test debut
PUBLISHED: 16:22 23 July 2019 | UPDATED: 16:22 23 July 2019 KARL CLARE Norwich Playhouse new season - Flo and Joan: Alive on Stage. Photo: supplied by Norwich Playhouse supplied by Norwich Playhouse Flo & Joan, (real life sisters Nicola and Rosie Dempsey), were the musical comedy act heading the main programme at the Auden Theatre on Monday evening. They adopted the stage names 'Flo and Joan' after their grandmother and her sister. For anyone who think that they may not be familiar with their work, their faces would be recognisable from the Nationwide adverts. Lady Crisps, Weddings, parcel deliveries and binge drinking are among the topics that get covered by the Flo & Joan treatment to much applause and admiration from the packed out but very warm venue. You may also want to watch: Both sisters became visibly more relaxed on stage as the show and audience warmth developed. They are remarkably in tune with each other in more ways than one, they pick up on cues and … [Read more...] about Review: Flo & Joan at the Auden Theatre, Holt (Holt Festival)
PUBLISHED: 15:00 23 July 2019 | UPDATED: 15:11 23 July 2019 Stephen K Amos Credit: James Penlidis Photography all rights reserved 2012 From Phill Jupitus to Lucy Porter, get set for an unforgettable weekend of comedy as Laugh in the Park returns for 2019. Chris Ramsey Credit: Supplied by Red Card Comedy ClubThe event takes place in Chapelfield Gardens in Norwich and as well as the big top tent there will also be food stalls and a beer garden.The gates will open at 6pm each night with a start time of 8pm as some of the biggest names in comedy take to the stage, with familiar faces from panel shows such as Mock the Week and Never Mind the Buzzcocks. Which comedians are performing over the weekend and what are the timings?Thursday, July 256pm to 11.30pmKiri Pritchard-McLean Credit: Supplied by Red Card Comedy ClubHeadline act: Chris RamseyStar of The Chris Ramsey Show on Comedy Central, his high-energy delivery and off-the-cuff style have made Chris a stand-up and TV star.Also … [Read more...] about All you kneed to know ahead of Laugh in the Park 2019
Opinion PUBLISHED: 14:30 23 July 2019 | UPDATED: 14:30 23 July 2019 Richard Porritt Conservative Party leadership candidate Boris Johnson during a Tory leadership hustings in London. PA Wire/PA Images The nerves are palpable in Norfolk's business community at the appointment of Boris Johnson as prime minister. But business editor Richard Porritt argues the biggest unanswered question is 'which Mr Johnson will we get?' When quizzed about fears over Brexit's impact on business the incoming prime minister is alleged to have used some rather salty language.To paraphrase, it is reported he said: "Stuff business."It is not surprising then that Boris Johnson's victory is causing some concern.The big question is "which Boris are we going to get?" And that is very tricky to answer.MORE: Boris Johnson to become country's prime ministerMr Johnson is a political wind sock - he checks in which direction the prevailing wind is going before committing to a … [Read more...] about The many faces of Boris Johnson: Which one will we get?
PUBLISHED: 13:38 23 July 2019 | UPDATED: 13:38 23 July 2019 Kate Royall Art Fair East 2018 Credit: Mike and Sonia Marshall Archant The call for applications has gone out from one of the biggest contemporary art fairs outside of London, which is set to return to Norwich later this year. Will Teather in the studio Credit: Martin MarshArt Fair East, a major fair for the Eastern Region, is inviting artists, galleries and art dealers to be a part of the event which will take place between November 29 and December 1.This key event in the region's cultural calendar is returning for its fifth year and will take place at St Andrews Hall, in the heart of the city's cultural quarter.Art Fair East was founded in 2015 by leading Norfolk-based artists Will Teather and Brian Korteling, who will both be exhibiting at the event, and the pair are passionate about bringing contemporary art to the area.Mr Teather, who recently had his work showcased at New York's Market & … [Read more...] about Applications open as Art Fair East returns for 2019