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Events archive

Haunted House Murder Mystery
Join us for a night of murder, mayhem and mystery for the Haunted House Murder Mystery Night. Hosted at the beautiful Assembly House, Norwich on Saturday 10th November at 7.00pm, enjoy a night of beautiful food and drink and exciting entertainment.

Tickets are £80.00 per person and can be booked individually or as tables of 12 and include a drinks reception, 3 course meal with tea and coffee and the evenings entertainment. Dress code; Black Tie Haunted House Couture.

To book tickets or for more information email alittlehelpnorwich@gmail.com or call Vicki in the NANSA Fundraising Team on 01603 414109.

Quiz and Chips Night
Fancy putting your brain to the test? Come and join us for NANSA's Quiz and Chips Night at Roundwood Function and Conference Centre, Taverham.

Tickets are £15 p/p and include a Fish and Chips meal (or sausage if you prefer) from the brilliant Grosvenor Fish Bar, Norwich.

Enter in teams of up to 6 and take part in the raffle and auction on the night.

For more info, contact our fundraising team - fundraising@nansa.org.uk or call 01603 414109
Festive singalong with the NANSA Choir
On Saturday 9 December at 10am, NANSA service users, staff and supporters will be serenading shoppers in John Lewis with Christmas songs and we would love you to join us.

If you want to be part of the choir, or can help with fundraising on the day, please email our Fundraising Officer Vicki on victoriagoddard@nansa.org.uk by Wednesday 15 November.
Forum Christmas Tree light switch on
On Wednesday 6 December at 11am, the Forum Christmas Tree lights will be switched on and NANSA is one of two charities that are being supported this year.

The Forum’s Christmas tree has been donated and decorated by Taverham Nursery Centre (along with decorations created by some of the children who attend our family centre.)

NANSA families, service users and volunteers are encouraged to attend the event, so please make sure you spread the word.
Norfolk Care Convention 2017
We will be exhibiting at the Norfolk Care Convention on Stand 42.

CareNorfolk provides a unique opportunity for businesses and organisations to engage with all elements of the Norfolk Care Sector from Providers through to Customers and Consumers.
New Magdalen Street Store - official opening
We are excited to announce that our new Magdalen Street shop opens for business on Friday 6 October.

We will be celebrating our first weeks trading with an official opening day on Saturday 14 October 10-5pm. Make sure you come along and join us!
Train and Trade drop-in launch event
Find out more about our Train and Trade careers support service on Friday 6 October at Star Cafeteria, Epic Studios - just drop in between 10am-3pm.
Wymondham Vintage Day
Vintage Day
Vintage Day is back! After last year's great event, we're doing it all again Sunday 10th September. Classic cars, vintage buses, steam trains, vintage stalls, tea dances, live jazz and much more!
Wayland Show
The Wayland Show is one of the oldest one-day Agricultural Shows shows in the country, and it’s a great day out for all the family.

Our well attended stand featured our sensory sock game, tombola, raffle and lots more!

Tickets are available £10 each, if paid in advance £8! The colour powder paint is included! The paint will be throw at the end of the Zumbathon not throughout and is great fun !!

Join us and make sure you wear your tutus and neon colours!! Pay via PayPal. For more information email zumba-lucia@hotmail.co.uk or visit the Facebook page by clicking here.

See you there!
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Open Day - Artshoproject
The Artshoproject Open Day is an opportunity for our customers to see our new range of upcycling furniture, haberdashery, knitting and crocheting, art books, jewellery and art and craft essentials.

The Open Day will run from 9am to 4pm on Friday 23 June, with an official opening by Radio Norwich Breakfast show host Rob Chandler at midday, refreshments for customers, and a 10% discount on all stock throughout the day to celebrate the new look store.  
Upton Family Charity Walk
The Norwich Centenary Rotary Club have organised their sponsored walk and kindly invited NANSA supporters to get involved!

For registration and a sponsorship form please see below and help support NANSA's services!

• 6 mile NWT mapped walk with marshals
• Car Parking, Stalls & Light Refreshments
• Children’s Treasure Trail & Photography Competition
• Post Walk Discounted Barbecue @ White Horse PH
• Registration & Sponsorship Forms: uptonwalk@gmail.com
• Pre-Event £6 adults under 16’s free
• On-day registration £7.50p
• Want to walk without sponsorship – yes just register

Organised by Norwich Centenary Rotary in conjunction with Norfolk Wildlife Trust, Upton Parish Council, Upton Village Hall and The White Horse Upton.

Let us know if you want to get involved by emailing fundraising@nansa.org.uk.

For a registration form please click here.

For a sponsorship form please click here.
Kerry, a NANSA supported volunteer and Joanne, Barclays Manager for Wroxham and North Walsham, have been fundraising throughout the year to take part on the 4 day first leg of The Lord Nelson's Trip around the UK and will be leaving London on Monday!

They will be back on dry land on Thursday, landing in Great Yarmouth where NANSA, friends and family will be waiting to greet them.

Please join us in Congratulating Jo and Kerry for their fundraising efforts and wishing them an amazing time!
We would like to say a huge thank you to Jo for making this trip a possibility for a NANSA member and all the fantastic support she has given to the charity!

Have the most amazing time! We can't wait to hear all about it when you get back!
Artshoproject at Makers Month!
Artshoproject by NANSA

Join the Artshoproject team along with many other crafters at The Forum and learn how to craft decorative pom poms, love heart Valentine messages and paper fans!

For more information about the range of creative, fun and crafty workshops for any ability at the Artshoproject - visit their Facebook or email katrinaellis@nansa.org.uk
Artshoproject at Makers Month!
Artshoproject by NANSA

Join the Artshoproject team along with many other crafters at The Forum and learn how to craft decorative pom poms, love heart Valentine messages and paper fans!

For more information about the range of creative, fun and crafty workshops for any ability at the Artshoproject - visit their Facebook or email katrinaellis@nansa.org.uk

Norfolk Emergency Services Carol Service
NANSA has been chosen as the beneficiaries of the collection at this year’s Emergency Services Carol Service to be held at the Cathedral in early December.

A fantastic way to get in the mood for Christmas in Beautiful surroundings!
Wintermas Fair
Winter Craft Fair 10am -3pm!

It's that time of year again! Come along to the Artshoproject to see the work of local crafters on their stalls and take part in exciting drop in workshop activities!

Stalls will include local crafters, cakes and drop in workshop activities.

Applications for stalls open now (£10) - call 01603 505066 for more info
Carols and Christmas
We're excited about the Christmas tree switch on this Thursday at the The Forum, Norwich. Please let us know if you can join us!

There will be a collection for NANSA and The Hamlet Charity with the tree through December which will contribute to the fantastic services provided by both charities! Hope to see you there!

10am at the Forum!
Dreamcatcher Wreaths
Tuesday 29th November

When? 1-2:30pm
Who? Adults / All age

A combination of two decoration classics. Spend the afternoon handcrafting a beautiful dreamcatcher with an additional and unique fresh greenery wreath – a stylish item to hang and enjoy.
Yarn Ornaments
Wednesday 23rd November

When? 10:30-12pm
Who? Adults / Families

Choose from a variety of ornaments (in the run up to the festive period) and indulge in a morning of yarn bombing! Turn shabby decorations into wonderfully contemporary textile treats.
Hand-crafted Jewellery
Monday 14th November

When? 1-2:30pm
Who? All ages

Come and join us for the return of our popular handmade jewellery session! Enjoy a variety of options, from bracelets to earrings, necklaces to pendants, and prepare to leave draped in jewels!
Norwich Film Festival Screening 'My Feral Heart'
The Norwich Film Festival is thrilled to be screening the incredible story about Luke, an independent young man with Down's syndrome who stumbles upon a wild and life changing friendship.

This will the first time the film will be screened in Norwich and to celebrate the festival organisers have decided to donate a proportion of the ticket sales to NANSA.

The organisers are hoping to welcome members of the cast and crew for a short Q&A afterwards (work permitting) which will be led by NFF Featured Writer John Cheshire.

If you would like more information on how to purchase a ticket please click here.
Pumpkin Painting
When? 1-3:30pm
Who? All ages

Want more from your pumpkin? Bring friends and family (and a pumpkin!) to the Artshoproject for an afternoon of craft fun. We’ll be using contemporary techniques to add a fresh, artistic element to your standard Halloween pumpkin!
Halloween Ribbon Wreath
When? 10:30-12pm
Who? Adults

Looking for a crafty alternative for Halloween décor? Spend a chilled out morning with the Artshoproject team creating a contemporary alternative to the standard seasonal decs – a beautiful hand crafted wreath.
Spooky Lanterns
When? 1-2:30pm
Who? Accompanied children

Create spooky decorations in time for Halloween – either for hanging or taking on a trick or treat!
Seasonal Party Fans
When? 1-2:30pm
Who? All ages

Learn how to craft wonderfully simple yet effective paper fans – perfect for party decorations, but also great for adding a homely handmade feel to your autumn season!
“Trick or Treat” Front Door Sign (with pom poms!)
When? 1-2:30pm
Who? Accompanied children / Families

Work alone or as a family group on this fresh textile make! Create a standout front door sign that will definitely attract the trick or treaters this Halloween – with friendly, crafty pom poms!
“Stained Glass” Pumpkin Sun Catchers
When? 10:30-12pm
Who? Accompanied preschool children

Perfect for little ones – this artsy workshop is sure to be creative! Felt and tissue paper can be transformed into glorious sun catchers – perfect for sticking on the window during the autumn season!
Autumn Leaf Candle Holder
When? 10:30-12pm
Who? Adults / Families

Discover a simple yet effective craft technique for restoring unwanted jars into beautiful autumnal table décor!
Autumn in a Box
Thursday 20th October

When? 1-2:30pm
Who? Accompanied children

A classic children’s craft workshop – with an autumnal twist. Come and create a seasonal scene in a box and let imagination run wild!
Felt Leaf Table Runner
Monday 10th October

When? 10:30-12pm
Who? Adults

Spend the morning creating a seasonal textile table runner, sure to spice up any dinner party table - now and for years to come.
Reel Diva Travelling Picture Show
Thank you to the Reel Diva team who will be holding a raffle for NANSA at this event.

Tickets will be available from Suzanne Bell email reeldiva2@gmail.com or available on the door.

Ticket prices: £6/£4 (concessions)
Paper Lanterns
Wednesday 5th October

When? 1-2:30pm
Who? All ages

Learn how to craft wonderfully simple yet effective paper lanterns – perfect for party decorations, but also great for adding a homely handmade feel to any room.
Thank you to everyone who attended the NANSA AGM this year to help make it such a successful event.

A fantastic celebration of members, services and staff, thank you to all of our supporters and guest speakers who joined NANSA. It was a great opportunity to look at the successes of the past year and celebrate personal achievements across the organisation!

Plait Plant Pot
Tuesday 27th September

When? 10:30-12pm
Who? Adults

Come and join us for a relaxed morning chatting and plaiting! This workshop offers the chance to create a unique plant pot snug – all upcycled and lovingly hand made.
Sun Catchers
Thursday 22nd September

When? 1-2:30pm
Who? All ages

Create a handmade willow sun catcher, dripping in beautiful shiny beads. This crafty make will look beautifully rustic hanging in any window!
Sheringham 1940's Weekend
Step back in time at Sheringham's annual 1940's weekend, the most popular event in the Railway calendar!

The streets of Sheringham are transformed into a 1940's themed street party, with authentic food stalls, Jitterbug dancing, live music and more! Other attractions include 1940's vehicles and vintage bicycles and live performances from the Salvation Army band.

NANSA are taking part in this lively event, come support us and have a boogie too!
Toddler Wind Chimes
12th September 2016

When? 1-2:30pm
Who? Accompanied preschool children

Celebrate the start of the blustery weather by making a toddler wind chime! These beautiful creations are sure to put a brightening spin on any Autumnal breeze.
Didgeridoo Decorating
Thursday 1st September 1-2.30pm

Workshop for accompanied children to design and decorate their very own didgeridoo. All materials (including didgeridoo’s) are provided, and end product will be taken away by participants. A bright and musical end to the summer workshops programme!
Weave Wednesdays!
Weave Wednesday (session 5)
Wednesday 31st August 10.30-12pm
Dioramas – Summer Holidays
Thursday 25th August 10.30-12pm

Workshop for accompanied children. Participants create their own Summer Holidays inspired scene in a box. Children are free to interpret the theme in imaginative and unique ways, sticking to a summer feel.
Weave Wednesdays!
Weave Wednesday (session 4)
Wednesday 23rd August 10.30-12pm
Hand-crafted Jewellery Workshop
Tuesday 23rd August 1-2.30pm

Workshop for accompanied children (6-11yrs). Participants will have access to a vast selection of materials suitable for hand-crafting simple jewellery. The children have the freedom to decide exactly what they make, and what they make it out of.
Weave Wednesdays!
Weave Wednesday (session 3)

Wednesday 17th August – 10.30-12pm

Puppet Making
Puppet Making
Tuesday 16th August – 1-2.30pm
Workshop for accompanied children. A really creative workshop, allowing participants to adapt and creative their own puppets in a vast variety of styles. Participants can have their puppets photographed within one of our upcycled frames, as well as take them home to enjoy.
£5 per head
Exhibition in a day!
Exhibition in a day
Thursday 11th August – 10.30-12pm and 1-2/3pm

Family workshop offering the opportunity to create, install and enjoy a gallery style exhibition all in one day. Participants will use the morning session to create their individual work, have a lunch break, before returning to frame and install an exhibition wall. Plenty of photos will be taken that can be sent out as families wish.
£6 per participant who exhibits.
Participant can take home the framed work.
Weave Wednesdays!
Weave Wednesday (session 2)
Wednesday 10th August – 10.30-12pm

Family workshop for both adults and children. Each week will offer a completely different weave activity for all ages and abilities to engage in woven art.
£3 per participant (every week).
Dioramas Workshop
Dioramas – Under the Sea
Tuesday 9th August – 10.30-12pm

Workshop for accompanied children to create their own underwater inspired scene in a box. Children are free to interpret the theme in imaginative and unique ways, sticking to a summer feel.
£5 per head.
Mask Making Workshop
Mask Making
Thursday 4th August – 1-2.30pm

Workshop for accompanied children (4-11yrs) to create one (or maybe more!) fun and individual masks, inspired by ethnic cultures. There will be lots of colour, pattern and texture.
£5 per head.
Weave Wednesdays!
Weave Wednesday (session 1)
Wednesday 3rd August – 10.30-12pm

Family workshop for both adults and children. Each week will offer a completely different weave activity for all ages and abilities to engage in woven art.
£3 per participant (every week).
Dreamcatcher Craft Workshop
Dreamcatchers Tuesday 2nd August - 1-2.30pm

Family workshop for both adults and children. Each participant of this workshop will receive a willow hoop to create their own individual and unique dreamcatcher. All materials supplied including thread, feathers, beads etc.
£3 per participant.
Artshoproject Summer Craft Fair
Come and explore the Summer Craft Fair at the Arshoproject! Local crafts from local crafters! Jewellery, textiles, cards and much more!
Submission for 'Drawing' exhibition
NANSA's Artshoproject is inviting all artists to submit a piece of work for the next exhibition, 'Drawing'.

Email: asp@nansa.org.uk Phone: 01603 505 066

Please note the Artshoproject is not open Sunday 19 June.
Norfolk & Norwich Open Studios
We are excited to announce that the Artshoproject will be taking part in Norfolk & Norwich Open Studios this year.

This event celebrates the county's artists for 16 days and the Artshoproject will be open throughout the two weeks.

The exhibition that will feature is 'Expression', celebrating the individual expression of NANSA artists.
Easter Eggstravaganza
Join the NANSA team on the 25th March from 11am -3pm for our Easter Eggstravaganza in the bandstand of Eaton Park Norwich. Lots of fun to be had for all the family to include:

  • An Easter Egg Hunt – The Easter Bunny has left a bunch of clues around the park bandstand, can you find them all? If you purchase a trail map and find them all, you will be awarded a small chocolate egg prize plus the chance to win an amazing Gnaw chocolate hamper.

  • Have you tried out your creative colouring skills recently? We have an Easter Egg colouring competition where the top 30 eggs chosen will go on display at the NANSA Artshoproject gallery at Earlham House Shops. The winner will receive an Easter Egg and swimming voucher.

  • We also invite you to our free Easter Bonnet Competition which will be judged by the Lord Mayor of Norwich at 12 noon. The winner will receive an Easter Egg so make sure your try out your craft making skills and show off your beautiful bonnet.

And lots more fun available on the day to include a bouncy castle, a tombola and a chance to enter our super Easter raffle where we have prizes to include: two tickets to the London Eye, a family day pass to the Sea Life Centre and a Norwich City Football Club toy.

All proceeds raised from the event will support NANSA services for children, teenagers and adults in Norfolk with disabilities.

For more information contact fundraising@nansa.org.uk. Facebook page click here.
'Prints Prints Prints' - Exhibited at the Artshoproject
Come and have a look at our current exhibition featuring the work of our NANSA artists.

We are open from 9:30am to 4pm Monday to Fridays and 10am to 4pm on Saturday, pop in!
Artshoproject's Spring Craft Fair
This will include toys, puzzles, textiles, jewellery, automata, wood turning, sculpture, cakes, cards and lots more!

Join us from 10am-3pm on the 12th of March at the Artshoproject, 1B Earlham House Shops NR2 3PD.
'Abstract' - Artshoproject's Latest Exhibition
This is an inclusive exhibition featuring the work of NANSA artists and local artists.

The 6 NANSA artists whose work feature in this exhibition have been exploring abstract art through photography as part of their course where they gain accredited Gateway qualifications.

This is a new project with work ranging from unedited photos through to photo-shopped images using a range of cameras, techniques and subjects.

All are welcome to come along on Friday the 12th, 6-8pm for the Private View held at the Artshoproject.
'And Then There Were Two' - Exhibition at the Artshoproject
This exhibition features the work of two NANSA artists, Luke Cates and Annette Fernandes. It will be going on until the 6th of February at the Artshoproject on Earlham Road.

Works shown by Luke portray his working developments toward a finished exam piece, which was undertaken last year for a Gateway qualification in Painting and Drawing. The trying out of different mediums, investigation of space and emerging colour is the overriding development in these works. The question of whether the finished piece is 'better' than the studies is debatable, here we see them all at once, at the time of making. The choice is yours!

Annette paints slowly and carefully on acrylic on canvas, yet she lays in her designs very quickly and intuitively. Over the last couple of years Annette has got into building the surface up, taking pleasure in the process. Annette's influences are not known, but any resemblance to Hans Hoffman or other colour field painters of the 60's or 70's is felt to be coincidence.
Norfolk! Exhibition
The 'Norfolk!' exhibition features the work of both Nansa and local artists.
Wintermas Fair
Come and browse the stalls at our next fair!
Local craftspeople will be selling a range of handmade goods, ideal for all your Xmas gifts!

French African Crafts, Pottery, Jewellery, Textiles, Knitted and Croched Items, Upcycled Homewares, Hand Made Cards, Prints, Mugs, T-shirts, Cakes, Chutneys and Xmas Goodies!

Free entry, wheelchair access & free parking.

10 am - 3 pm Saturday 21st November 2015

Gallery and Shop,
Earlham House,

For stall bookings; call in or telephone for availability 01603 505066
The Colour of Winter is in the Imagination
Exciting new exhibition by a group of local artists 'The colour of Winter is in the Imagination' for one week only from this Saturday 7 November with a private view and opportunity to meet the artists, Saturday 7 10am - 4pm.
Sept - Oct Exhibition


Eloise Hoxley
Melvin Steward
Peter Williams

All 3 artists chosen for this latest artshoproject exhibition have very personal styles of approach to their practice, which are united also by their primarily graphic qualities. The response to ‘personal’ might be that everyone who does art has a personal style; however this is often not the case and there are many artists whose style is either derivative or genuinely tries to hide personality in a deadpan or mechanistic way. This is clearly not the case with our 3 artists here; their styles are exuberant in their own different ways.

Each artist is exhibiting 7 works and would be very interested to have your comments in our Visitors Book here at artshoproject.

workshops for children
Workshop for accompanied children 4-11 yrs.
Come and make your own Treasure Box.
See timetable or ring us for further details 01603 505066
Children's Workshops
Children's workshops this week on Tues & Weds
Booking essential £5 per child
Activities are Tues - Animal Habitats Weds- Recycle Crafts Puppet Making
Childrens Workshops
Timetable of workshops for Children throughout August see chart for details.
Childrens Workshops

Held in our bright, light and airy gallery the activities for 4-11 yr old accompanied children will be jointly presented by our trainees.
Activities include Puppet Theatres and Puppet making, Seascapes, Animal Habitats, Recycle Crafts, Treasure Boxes, Masks, Tea-light holders and more.
See the timetable for details, give us a call 01603 505066, e-mail asp@nansa.org.uk
"Picture This"
"Picture This" is the latest inclusive exhibition at artshoproject.
This excitingly diverse show celebrates the artistic expression of 22 artists in total.
The work of NANSA artists; Andrew Bullock, Raymond Hulbert, David Barber, Dominic Devereux, Christopher Henry and
Melvin Stewart is on display alongside that of other local artists.
Well worth a visit!
Children's Workshops
Exciting workshops for accompanied children throughout August!
See timetable for details or ring 01603505066 or pop in to see us.
Picnic in the Park
Join NANSA for our summer picnic at Catton Park!

There will be activities and entertainment from 11-3pm including live music, Bouncy Castle, BBQ and refreshments, a Teddy Bear trail and much more!

Come along and help raise money for Norfolk people with disabilities and enjoy a fun filled day of great activities!

Summer Craft Fair
Craft Fair ..... lots of homemade/handcrafted goodies from local crafters and artists.
Colour 5k
The Colour 5k is coming to Norwich!

Run through five different colour zones dressed in white and get showered with the 100% safe colour powder then watch as by the end of the course you have become your very own masterpiece!

This year NANSA is not in the dropdown charity choices, however you can still run for TEAM NANSA and get sponsored whilst taking part in this incredible event!

Email fundraising@nansa.org.uk for your 10% registration discount code and details on how to set up a Just Giving page!
Norfolk Show
Come and see us at The Norfolk Show! We will be on stand 466 just off aisle 17 next to the Garage Stage.

Take part in a NANSA Flag Colour Competition!

Show Team NANSA your artistic skills and take part in our competition to win day passes at BeWILDerwood!

Come find us on stand 466 at The Norfolk Show and pick up a NANSA flag! All donations will go towards the NANSA Family Centre, an established safe, supportive and friendly environment for pre-school children with disabilities and home to our renowned Norfolk School for Parents for 20 years.

Simply colour in the illustration on the back of the flag and send a picture of your completed entry to fundraising@nansa.org.uk. We will share these on Facebook on the 10th of July and the flag which has the most likes by Monday 13th July will win day pass vouchers to BeWILderwood!

For any questions and more information contact Emily on 01603 627 662.Click the link to find us on the map!

The latest exhibition "3 ARTISTS" showcases the work of 3 of NANSA's own artists;

Shane Landamore, Jo Dunleavy and Suzanne Hopkins.
This is an exciting, colourful and diverse display and is on show at NANSA's artshoproject Gallery until Sat 25th July.

All three artists work on their art at the Adult Resource Centre on Bowthorpe Road,
in addition Suzanne is also a Trainee at artshoproject where she is gaining accredited training in retail and work skills.
Longest Day Leap
NANSA's Longest Day Leap is our annual tandem skydiving event, taking place at Beccles Airfield.

If you're looking for new excitement, our Longest Day Leap is the perfect way to experience the thrill of jumping out of a plane at over 10,000 feet, while also raising money for your local charity in the process.

For information on how to book your tandem skydive and obtain a sponsorship form, click here.
"Something Else"
This exciting exhibition will be opened at 1.30pm on Fri 22nd May by The Right Hon Lord Mayor of Norwich Councillor Judith Lubbock.
The initial plan was to have 30 artists showing but submissions far exceeded this and so the work of 42 artists will be on display. Of these 24 artists practice their art at NANSA Adult Resource Centre.
The opening celebrates the 3rd Birthday of artshoproject's official launch.
There will also be a Private View 6-8 pm the same day.
New Exhibition "Where are we going?"
"Where are we going?"
An exciting new exhibition from 6 Norfolk artists showing printing, drawing, textiles and sculptor work.
Exhibition Extended

"When The Lord Mayor Sat For Us"
This exciting exhibition has been extended until 2nd May so now's your chance to come and see it!
Easter Extravaganza
Join us for our free Easter Extravaganza!

Taking place in the bandstand area of Eaton Park on Good Friday, 3rd April 2015.

The event starts at 12pm, the Easter Bonnet Parade starts at 1pm and is judged at 1.30pm by the honourable Lord Mayor Juddith Lubbock, music and activities carry on until after 3pm.

The event is free with suggested donations for activities to make it accessible for all.
Activities Include:

Easter Parade
Meet the Mayor
Cake decorating (suggested donation 50p)
Bonnet decorating (suggested donation 50p)
Easter Egg Hunt (suggested donation £1)
Live music by Norwich Samba Band
Face Painting
Stilt Walkers
First Aid/Lost Children facilities

Guest appearances by Peppa Pig, Hello Kitty, Oops a Daisy & Iggy Piggle!

Why not make a start making your bonnet when the holiday starts and bring it along!

The money raised at the event will go towards NANSA's School for Parents, the first point of support for families whose baby or pre-school child has received or is awaiting diagnosis for a disability or additional needs.

For more information on NANSA services and the way we can support families, please click here

'When The Lord Mayor Sat For Us'
Exciting new exhibition of portraits of the Lord Mayor of Norwich by NANSA artists.
Easter Craft Fair
Lots of hand crafted goodies from local crafts people at this one day fair;
Pottery, jewellery, knitted and textile items,cards, lovely cakes, prints, original artwork, upcycled items and lots more.
Also a vintage clothes stall presented by Train & Trade from Thorpe.
The Martin Payne Retrospective Exhibition
The Martin Payne Retrospective is taking place between the 4th and 21st of March at The Artshop Project, be sure to check it out.
Quiz & Chip Evening
As part of National Chip Week NANSA will be holding a quiz & chip evening at the NANSA Youth and Adult Centre, located on Bowthorpe Road in Norwich, on Friday 20th February at 6pm, for teams of up to 6 people.

The event is to raise money towards the NANSA Diamond Appeal, the aim of which is to completely refurbish, and increase the capacity, of the fifty year old NANSA Youth and Adult Centre. The centre provides a dynamic and supportive environment for young people and adults with disabilities in Norfolk, and aims to give them the opportunity and ability to achieve their goals.

Colin Websdale is working as a volunteer at the event, and is authorized to act on behalf of NANSA to help support the event and manage the prizes.

For more information and a booking form, click here.
Variety Open Exhibition
The Artshoproject have a new open exhibition, "Variety", taking place between the 31st of January and the 21st of February, and they are inviting artists to submit their own work.

Only one submission per artist allowed, and it can be no more than one square metre in size. If the work has not previously been displayed at Artshoproject, then it must be for sale.

Submissions can be made Monday the 12th, Tuesday the 13th, and Wednesday the 14th of January (photos are required if submitting 3D work).

If you are interested in submitting a piece of art, or would like to know more, please visit the Artshoproject at 1b Earlham House, Earlham Road, Norwich, or call on 01603 505066.
Start of Family Centre Christmas Break
Sessions at the Family Centre are closed for the Christmas school holidays and will restart on 5th January 2015.
Pile your pennies, gifts, donations and volunteer fair.

10am to 4pm at the Forum.
Family Centre sessions restart
Sparkle with Starlight at The Talk
Join Starlight Disco's own DJ Glenn for a night of dance and entertainment at The Talk from 7 to 11pm. Tickets £5 in advance from NANSA. There will also be games and raffles and nibbles available.
Half term week
Half term week at the Family Centre
Call for artists!
The Artshop Project need portraits for an exhibition taking place between 20th October and 14th November. Submissions can be made on Monday the 13th and Tuesday the 14th October between 9:30am-3:30pm. Artists can submit 1-2 pieces of work, with a max size of 1sq metre, in either 2D or 3D.

For more information please contact the Artshop on 01603 505066 or pop in to speak to one of their team at 1b Earlham House, Earlham Road, Norwich, NR2 3PD.
Fast Forward Open Day
There is an open day taking place at OPEN on Saturday 4th October from 10.30am - 1.00pm, for young people and their parents, carers or guardians, interested in finding out more about our new Fast Forward project.

Fast Forward is a project for 11-25 year olds, which aims to provide opportunities and support for them to access mainstream youth services alongside their non-disabled peers.

There will be a wide range of events during the course of the 12 month project, including songwriting, animation, movement and theatre and filming making. Also on offer will be life skill activities such as healthy eating, social development and communication skills aimed at helping young people to lead a more independent life.
Craft Fair
10 am – 3 pm
Come and browse unique handcrafted items produced by local craftspeople including - jewellery, pottery, textiles, prints, upcycled homewares to name just a few and not forgetting lovely home baked cakes!

Table space is available from £10, for bookings please ring 01603 505066 or e-mail irenearundel@nansa.org.uk
"Summer Cocktail" Exhibition at artshoproject
Exhibition by local artists.
Free event, everyone welcome.

10am to 4pm.
sheringham vintage girls
Sheringham 40’s Weekend
10 am - 4 pm
NANSA go vintage as they take over Oddfellows Hall in Sheringham on Saturday 20th September 2014.
The vintage sales feature the very best of vintage items donated to NANSA's 7 charity shops along with high quality traditional vintage stalls in true 1940's style.

The 1940's kitchen are serving refreshments and traditional recipe home made cakes and you can even have a 1940's make over as you find your outfit for the afternoon tea dance at 2.30.

Traditional cakes are needed, so please get baking. Cake donations can be brought on the day, or can be received at our Aylsham road charity shop on Friday the 19th September.

Makeovers will be provided by Jackie Hamilton Beauty School, and you can have either hair or makeup done for £15 or both for £25, with 50% of all proceeds going to charity.

Exciting swing dance and live bands will fill the streets and we tap our toes in true vintage style!

Cake makers, tea room assistants, bands and vintage beauticians - please join Team NANSA by emailing fundraising@nansa.org.uk
"Summer Cocktail" Exhibition at artshoproject
An exhibition by local artists. Free event everyone welcome.

Monday to Friday 9.30am to 4pm.
Saturday 10am to 4pm.
Make your own Jewellery Holder workshop at the Art Shop Project
10am to 11.30pm. Cost £5. Open to all.
"Summer Cocktail" Exhibition at artshoproject
Exhibition of work by local artists.

Monday to Friday 9.30am to 4pm
Saturday 10am to 4pm.

Free event, everyone welcome.
Tin Can Transformation Workshop at the Art Centre Project
1.30pm to 3pm. Cost £4. Open to all.
"Summer Cocktail" Exhibition at artshoproject
Exhibition of work by local artists

Mondays to Fridays 9.30am to 4pm.
Saturday 10am to 4pm.

Free event, everyone welcome.
Presentation of Gateway Qualifications certificates and BBQ
Children's recyled items craft session at the Art Shop Project.
10am to 11.30am, cost £4. For accompanied local children aged between 4 and 11.
Pinboards workshop at the Art Shop Project
12.30pm to 4pm. Cost £10.00. Open to members of the local community.
"Summer Cocktail" Exhibition at artshoproject
Exhibition of work by local artists.

Free event, everyone welcome.

Monday to Friday 9.30am to 4pm.
Saturday 10am to 4pm.
"Summer Cocktail" Exhibition at artshoproject
Exhibition of work by local artists.

Free entry, everyone welcome.

10am to 4pm.
Charity Fashion Show
A group of 20 students from local schools who are taking part in the National Citizen Service (http://www.ncsyes.co.uk/) are raising money for NANSA by putting on a fashion show. The students are putting on a catwalk event showcasing the fantastic items on sale at our NANSA charity shops. This year in recognition of our Diamond Anniversary, the students also running a Penny Challenge, something NANSA fundraisers were doing 60 years ago! They will be collecting as many piles of pennies as they can so please empty out your pockets and donate any pennies to collections at our shops and centres.

The show will run from 5 to 6.30pm.
Family Centre Garden Party
20th Birthday Party - School for Parents
NANSA would like to invite friends, supporters, families and staff from past and present to the 20th Birthday To celebrate we are having a picnic in the garden of our Family Centre on Wednesday 20th of August, all past and present users of the service are invited. It all starts at 10.30 until 12.30, with speeches at 1115. Teas/coffees/soft drinks will be available but please bring your own picnic.
Please RSVP to familycentre@nansa.org.uk

Felt Jewellery workshop at the Art Shop Project
10am to 11.30am. Cost £5. Open to all.
Submissions for "Summer Cocktail" exhibition at the Art Shop Project
The exhibition will run from Sat 23rd August to Weds 24th September. All artists wishing to exhibit are asked to submit their work at the artshoproject on the 18th and 19th of August. For further information please contact Irene on 01603 505066 or email irenearundel@nansa.org.uk

Tissue Paper Bowls and Glass Painting workshop at the Art Shop Project
10am to 12 noon, presented by Liz and Hannah. Cost £6. Open to all.
Pots into Pincushions workshop at the Art Shop Project
10am to 12noon. Cost £6. Open to all.
Childrens' Aboriginal & African Art workshop at the Art Shop Project
For accompanied local children aged 4 to 11, booking recommended. 1.30pm to 3pm. Free.
Paper Flowers workshop at the artshoproject
1.30 to 3.30pm. Cost £5. Open to all.
The Norfolk Show

The Longest Day Leap
Ever fancied skydiving? Now is your time to join Team NANSA in the 'Longest Day Leap'

You will get the opportunity to experience a tandem skydive along with other NANSA supporters and together you can enjoy the experience of a lifetime.

NANSA believe that ALL people should have the opportunity to achieve their life apirations

By achieving yours, you can raise much needed funds to help us support those with disabilities in Norfolk to achieve theirs.

Please find your Sponsorship Form, Welcome pack, Medical Form and Declaration for download below.

To book direct click here http://www.ukparachuting.co.uk/booking/step-3/97/21/6/2014?num=1&charity=320
Bishops Garden
Bishops Bakes and Blooms
Sunday 8th June 12.30pm – 4pm.

The Bishop of Norwich opens his beautiful gardens to locally chosen charities just a few time each year.
With magnificent views of the most ornate side of Norwich Cathedral not seen from anywhere else in our fine city, these stunning gardens can be enjoyed by the whole family.

NANSA's Bakes & Blooms is a magical day for all. Adult entry is only £3 for the afternoon with crafts, plants sales, live music and delicious home bakes cakes and refreshments. For the more indulgent, how about fresh strawberries and cream on the lawn.

The children amongst you can go on the 'Bear Hunt' for only £1 and be entertained with make and take craft workshops.

Don't miss NANSA's charity day of Bakes & Blooms (and Bears, we're not scared!)

Share this event with friends, family, schools and work - download your poster here.

Singing In the Rain Theatre Royal Collection
From Wednesday 4th June to Saturday 14th June 2014 the amazing west end production of Singing in the Rain comes to Norwich Theatre Royal.

To celebrate NANSA's 60th anniversary of supporting people with disabilities here in Norfolk, Norwich Theatre Royal have kindly chosen NANSA as the collection charity during this production.

We look forward to seeing at the Theatre, enjoy the show and please give generously.

All money raised supports NANSA Diamond Appeal to totally refurbish the 50 year old Adult and Youth Centre on the Bowthorpe Road in Norwich providing educational and employment training facilities for people with disabilities and act as a resource to the local community
Summit - The Annual All Ability Climbing Challenge
On Saturday 31st May 2014 from 8am – 4pm NANSA launch Norfolk's first annual all ability charity climbing challenge.

Have a go to help us reach the Summit! Never climbed, need additional support? We are here to help you achieve your personal goal and you can help us achieve ours, to climb the equivalent of the 'summit of Mount Everest!!

The climbing wall is nearly 8m high, you are fully harnessed and supported throughout! If over 630 climb the wall twice then together we can reach the Summit.

Book your time slot by emailing fundraising@nansa.org.uk and tell us your challenge - how many time can you climb the wall?

Download a sponsorship form here or put a donation in the buckets on the day.

Share this event with your school, friends and colleagues - download our poster here.

We are raising money for the NANSA Diamond Appeal, to totally refurbish the 50 year old Adult & Youth Centre on Bowthorpe Road, Norwich to create a modern educational centre providing support, independence, arts, sports and employment training for people with disabilities and the wider community.

to donate text DIAM06 and your amount to 70070 or visit www.nansa.org.uk/getinvolved

Norfolk Cycle Show and Charity Bike Ride
With thousands of visitors to the 2013 show, the Norfolk Cycle Show is back for the second time round on the 6th April and is aiming for a bigger and better event! NANSA are the official chosen charity partner for this event! There will be a Charity Ride around Chapelfield Gardens for all types of riders, from families to commuters.
Visitors will also be able to ride Tandems plus four-man carts around Chapelfield Gardens to raise money for NANSA. Entries are £2 per person. Set yourself a personal lap challenge, download our sponsorship form.

The show will feature:
• Local trade stands showcasing their best cycling products, from cycle clothing to safety equipment.
• Cycling related trade stands inside The Forum on the day, from pro level road bikes to family and recreational bikes
• A test track to try Electronic Bikes out on. Free of charge, you can simply hop on and ride around a custom made circuit, and see what you think of the bikes available
• Special guest Michael Hutchinson

Bling Your Bike
If you’re a school or youth group, we’re inviting you to ‘bling your bike’ to celebrate NANSA’s Diamond Anniversary! This is your chance to get creative – add glitter, sparkle, or anything shiny to jazz your bicycle up ready for the race!

Corporate Cart
If you’re a business, why not get a team together and compete against other corporate teams from your area in this exhilarating team building challenge. Brand your cart and get biking to win the trophy! Corporate places £50 donation.
Diamond Appeal Launch
As you may know, NANSA is celebrating our 60th year of supporting people with disabilities here in Norfolk. Our Diamond Anniversary will be held at The Forum in Norwich on the 3rd April from 10am – 4pm. The launch will feature:

• Looking back at 60 years of NANSA
• Displays featuring the work of our different services
• Live sessions
• Documentary of NANSA featured in Fusion
• Birthday cake, refreshments and speeches from 11.30am – 1pm in Fusion
• Our Diamond Appeal and vision for the future

Thank you to The Forum Norwich for supporting us!