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City of Culture – Stephen Fry blogs for Norwich

Stephen Fry

, July 14, 2010 — Culture

English comedian, actor, writer, presenter, and activist

‘Norwich is a city with culture running through its veins, and combined with its way of doing things differently, it is poised to make the best use of the City of Culture title through a radical Whole City Experiment.’

The greatest creative challenge?

Last night I had dinner with Danny Boyle and Stephen Daldry who between them are responsible for the opening ceremony for the 2012 Olympics (Stephen is in fact responsible for all the ceremonies and Danny specifically for the opening ceremony).

Park Life

John Penrose

, July 6, 2010 — Culture

John David Penrose is the Conservative Member of Parliament for Weston-super-Mare

Let’s begin with a statement of the blindingly obvious: there’s a lot more green space in our towns and cities than you’d expect.

Why we do like to be beside the seaside

John Penrose

, June 30, 2010 — Culture

John David Penrose is the Conservative Member of Parliament for Weston-super-Mare

An interesting report from Sheffield Hallam University brings welcome news for the tourism industry. Welcome, that is, in the sense that it helps dispel some of the received wisdom that the seaside tourist sector is in dire straits, following the historic increase in overseas holidays being taken by Brits.