Heritage Open Days events coming up!

Another busy week coming up, this time for the Heritage Open Days. On Thursday, 11 September Kären Gaffney, our Education and Outreach Assistant, will be running an archival ambulation. The walk will go past some of the city’s landmarks, before finishing at City Hall. Participants will each be given a folder containing copies of documents relating to the buildings on the walk. It promises to be a really interesting afternoon. The image below is a sneak peak into one of the buildings that will be included in the walk. The document shows a set design for the Maddermarket Theatre. This set design was created by A Stephenson in 1927 for a production of Shakespeare’s play, ‘Much Ado About Nothing’. It was acquired by the NRO amongst the records of W. Nugent B. Monck who founded the theatre with the intention of staging Shakespeare’s plays as he believed Shakespeare himself would have done.

Maddermarket

NRO, SO 26/186-7

Later on that day we will also have an open evening at The Archive Centre. The evening will include tours of the behind the scenes areas, such as the strongrooms, a chance to look at some of our most interesting, unusual and pretty documents, and time to talk to staff in the searchroom about your own research. Also on the night, take advantage of a free cup of tea and biscuit whilst looking at our current exhibition Norfolk in the First World War.

The open evening is a drop-in event, and everyone is welcome. We may see you there.

Victoria Draper

Education and Outreach Officer

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