- Start: 25 April 2018 3:00 pm
- Venue: Belfry arts centre
- Categories: Coast Arts Literary Teas, literary, talk
We are pleased to welcome 2 of Norwich’s writing star’s for the April Tea: Peter Goodrum and Edward Couzens-Lake.
Donations appreciated; booking essential; tea, cakes, wine, beer available to purchase from The Old Poppyland Tea Room.
Born and raised in the Norfolk village of Brancaster, Edward Couzens-Lake is an author, broadcaster and ghostwriter whose fourteen books to date cover a wide range of subjects including the life story of a Cold War serviceman, an account of some of the romantic ruins and follies that can be found in East Anglia and the well received biography of former Norwich City and Wales international footballer Jeremy Goss. His current projects include a look at the nation’s top secret locations with Keep Out! England’s Forbidden Places due to be published later this year.A Trip Along Norfolk’s Coast Road
A149 Landmarks is an affectionate ‘road trip’ along the 85 miles of Norfolk’s famous ‘coast road’, a journey that briefly pauses at a rich variety of places along the way, landmarks that are big, small, ancient and modern but all of which feature on one of England’s most picturesque and iconic highways, Norfolk’s very own answer to the famous Route 66 in the USA.
“I was struck by how many historical and social events, whether they be local, national or even international in their significance originated within so many of the locations that feature on the A149 and look forward to sharing some stories about some of them, big and small, famous and obscure, with you today”. – Edward.
Pete Goodrum is a Norwich based writer and broadcaster.His books, ‘NORWICH IN THE1950s’, ‘NORWICH IN THE1960s’ and ‘NORFOLK BROADS:THE BIOGRAPHY’ all topped the local best seller charts.
He makes frequent appearances on BBC local radio covering topics ranging from advertising to music and social trends, and is a TV presenter. A regular reader at live poetry sessions, and actively involved in the media, Pete has a real passion for the history of Norfolk and Norwich.
About this, his most recent book, he says -“I suppose that everyone believes that the county of their birth, or their adopted home, is unique. They’re probably justified, because one of the great joys of Great Britain is the huge variation in scenery, landscape, history and occupations across our counties, making each one of them special.
For me, Norfolk is home, and a very special place. I love the city of Norwich, the towns and villages, the coastline and the countryside. I love the Broads, the wide Norfolk skies and quiet backwaters.
I’m constantly fascinated by, and always learning about, the county. Norfolk has a pivotal role in the country’s agricultural history, and an often underestimated place in our commercial development.
As a personal choice I selected my ’50 Gems’ by selecting places, people and sometimes intangible aspects, because they interest me, and I hope will others. I chose them because they say something about Norfolk, and because they represent the diversity, splendour, past, present, people and, yes, magic, of Norfolk.
They are an insight into Norfolk and what makes it unique.
They are 50 Gems of Norfolk’.