Paul Dickson Tours – English Tourism Week March 15-24

Paul Dickson Tours – English Tourism Week March 15-24

Paul Dickson is running a selection of tours in Norwich, to mark English Tourism Week, March 15-24. The programme includes four tours celebrating the work of Victorian/Edwardian architect George Skipper, in partnership with Yalm Food Hall at the Royal Arcade, one of Skipper’s standout buildings.

Paul Dickson Tours – English Tourism Week March 15-24

English Tourism Week Tours

Wednesday 20 March at 10am, The Pastons in Norwich, the story of the letter-writing Pastons in Norwich during the 15th and early 16th centuries, with readings from The Paston Letters. Ticket £9

Thursday 21 March at 2pm, Norwich, The City of Stories, looking at writers who have written about Norwich, or lived in Norwich, along with the story of the city’s libraries and newspapers. Ticket £12, includes tea/coffee at the Maids Head Hotel.

Friday 22 March at 10am, Julian’s Medieval Norwich, covering the story of Julian of Norwich and her contemporaries Margery Kempe and Richard Caister, along with Norwich in the late 14th and early 15th centuries. Ticket £12, includes tea/coffee at the Theatre Royal.

Saturday 23 March at 10am, Shardlake’s Norwich, celebrating CJ Sansom’s novel, Tombland and the story of Kett’s Rebellion in 1549. Ticket £12, includes tea/coffee at the Maids Head Hotel.

Saturday 23 March at 6p, Norwich on the Dark Side, crime, punishment, murder and riots down the ages. Ticket £9

For more information about these tours and booking see www.pauldicksontours.co.uk/tour-dates

Paul Dickson Tours – English Tourism Week March 15-24

Yalm and Skipper Tours

Tuesday 19 March at 6pm

Wednesday 20 March at 6pm

Thursday 21 March at 11am

Sunday 24 March at 11am

This tour celebrates the architectural legacy and career of the architect George Skipper. The Royal Arcade, which marks its 125th anniversary this year was one Skipper’s key projects. Writer and poet, Sir John Betjeman writing about Skipper said: “He is altogether remarkable and original. He was to Norwich what Gaudi was to Barcelona.”

Paul Dickson Tours – English Tourism Week March 15-24

The tour will look at other Skipper buildings in the City Centre including Surrey House (Aviva), the former Norwich and London Accident Insurance Association headquarters (St Giles House Hotel), Jarrold, George Skipper’s office and Commercial Chambers and Barclays Bank on Red Lion Street, before walking through The Royal Arcade and finishing the tour with a drink at Yalm.

Ticket £12.50. Booking and more information at www.yalm.co.uk/events/yalm-skipper-tour