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su 26 fe 17

Artful Dodgers junior roller derbyQuite a wait for roller derby to arrive in Suffolk, now we're watching out for junior derby in East Anglia.  There's been mutterings at Norfolk Roller Derby and it's reached Kent.

we 15 mr 17

UEA 29-00 Essex BladesSaturday we thought we were going to photograph American football in Norwich but discovered it was just part of Derby Day when UEA plays Essex Uni at seventy different sports including ultimate frisby, women's rugby, futsal?, cheerleading both dance and stunt but no roller derby.  A stunning introduction for us to lacrosse, committed support from both sides and placards of which this Donald Trump parody we much enjoyed.  Next year Essex will be hosting.

mo 6 mr 17

Iceni Spears walking a play in the changing roomYesterday near Norwich we watched Iceni Spears women's American football walk through some plays in the changing room and then go outside to practice in icy rain ... that's commitment.  The season long Sapphire series for women is five or seven a side.  We couldn't imagine ... more here

th 9 fe 17

UEA Pirates 6-9 Cambridge PythonsThe UEA Pirates lost 6-9 to the Cambridge Pythons in Norwich Sunday as their last home game in the BUCS South East.  A not entirely satisfactory game but the Pirates single touchdown was a high bomb to a wide receiver dramatically at a flying full stretch ... and we didn't snap it ...

we 25 ja 17Burns Night

Harvest with Combine, Norfolk 2009 by Justin PartykaThe Norfolk and Suffolk photographs of Justin Partyka's were a feature of Mary Chamberlain's book Fenwomen when republished by Full Circle.  The London gallery Osbourne Samuel are curating an online selling show Close to Home of his East Anglian works and running until 24th February.

sa 7 ja 17

Roller skating in the 1950sA 1950s roller skate wedding1950s roller derby skater Jean PorterRolling on cards in the 1950s with a roller skate wedding, roller derby without a helmet and roller skating as a seaside pursuit at Great Yarmouth.

th 22 de 16

Shop in Norwich Sunday advertising Non-Alcoholic Sparkling Celebration Drink.

we 14 de 16

UEA Pirates v Imperial ImmortalsOver the past couple of weekends we've seen in Norwich our first university American football.  Weekend before last the UEA Pirates hosted the Kent Falcons and we were surprised how much the pass featured, were impressed by the commitment of the Falcons... more here

sa 12 no 16

Yakety Yak's production of Hay FeverHay Fever is a Noel Coward comedy about a totally mad weekend house party in the 1920s.  Last night's performance at the Bungay Fisher Theatre was beautifully costumed, had a very decent sized and appreciative audience and some of the cast's OTT business tempted applause mid-performance.  Last chance to see tonight at the Pavilion Theatre Gorleston.

tu 1 no 16

Halloween atmospheres at Mustard CityThe long bar at Epic Studios Norwich has been moved from one wall to another (but still a decent cup of coffee for £1.50) moving one set of roller derby spectators from along the back straight to across turns one and two for a Mustard City Rollers co-ed double bout.  Suitable Halloween atmosphere, Suffolk RD skater Bella Hellatrix Pritchard ... more here

tu 18 oc 16

'Our House' Beccles Light OperaThe Beccles Public Hall is one of those charming market town spaces and the bar opens for rehearsals!  Last night we were lucky enough to see the dress of Beccles Light Opera's 'Our House' a musical based on the songs of Madness.  There's a lot of the Beccles Light Opera and they can dance as well as sing making for very impressive set pieces.  The show runs till the weekend.

mo 19 se 16

Natastrophe and Coco coaches of the Smash Hit BrollersOne of the many things we like about roller derby is it usually finds a fix: at Easton College banquettes (there are such things) taken from the foyer to make a penalty box when the usual gym forms went missing.  Saturday at UEA Norwich the lead connecting the laptop to the scoreboard projector was missing, so someone nipped out and bought another projector!  No tutti frutti.

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