Blue Can Trail

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Common Ground - moving from John Clare’s Helpston to Twyford Down 
An evening of storytelling, poetry and discussion with Hugh Lupton & Helen Beynon

Weston Longville Village Hall, Church Street NR9 5JU 

23 October 2021 at 7-10pm

Tickets: £10 Concessions: £7

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You are invited to an evening of poems and stories, tales of environmental protest and discussion, composed around the life and times of English countryman and poet John Clare and the first hand account of an environmental protest against a road project in Hampshire.

Local acclaimed storyteller Hugh Lupton and ecologist Helen Beynon lead us on a journey celebrating the beauty of our countryside, the threat of its disruption and destruction and the importance to us all of its preservation.
All proceeds to Stop The Wensum Link campaign

Blue can trail

Ringland Lane, Norwich, NR8 6

Come and see on the ground where the Norwich Western Link would be built if it allowed to go ahead.
Marked with blue tin cans - this brings home the massive area of peaceful countryside that will be destroyed.
Local residents have not been provided with accurate maps of the proposed route so this can help show what will be cut off.
Stand in the area and imagine a dual carriageway with cars roaring by at 70mph.
Ringland Lane and the Broadway have been marked so far. Further areas will be marked, look out for our next tin can trail event,
(cans are monitored and will be removed at a later date)

Walk in the Wensum Valley

Some Sundays - keep an eye out for details!
St Peter's Church, RIngland

Guided walk in the Wensum Valley. r.

Please take some photos for our 'Wensum Valley: your view' event if you would like.

All welcome. Meet at church carpark. Walk is a leisurely 2 miles or so usually.
Please be covid safe. 


Past Events

Munnings: The Wensum Valley, an English Idyll

We were delighted to welcome Dr Bill Teatheredge (Munnings Museum Curator) who gave a talk on Munnings’ time painting in the Norwich area, especially the Ringland Hills, in the first decade of the 20th century.

This is a period when he was determined to be an artist in his own right. Munnings subject matter would be the countryside he knew so well and the folk who lived there. This was his English idyll.

A recording of the talk is below

Paint Out in the Wensum Valley

On Saturday 17 October we invited painters and other artists to create pieces along the proposed route for the Western Link Road. It drizzled early in in the day, but the weather quickly cleared up - and we couldn't be happier with the results! We hope to do some more events like this.