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About the Project

The Norfolk at the Pictures project was a Heritage Lottery Funded project collecting and preserving memories of film and cinema-going in Norfolk. The project is based at Cinema City in Norwich and coordinated by Cinema City Education.

With the help of generous donations from organisations, individuals and the Heritage Lottery Fund we reached our target and in September 2016 we launched a new state-of-the-art and fully accessible facility The John Hurt Centre, with a lift and stairwell entrance from the courtyard so that everyone can reach it easily.

This means that we are now able to provide tailored activities for all those people we couldn’t work with before, like reminiscence sessions for people living with dementia and workshops for young people living with a disability. It also means that the education experience at Cinema City has been improved for everyone, from adults doing courses to children on their first school visit.

As part of Norfolk at the Pictures we have created a permanent archive of memories, documents and artefacts that tell the story of cinema-going in Norfolk and host free exhibitions in The John Hurt Centre.

We also produced a feature-length documentary film The Final Reel in association with Coda Films, as well as the Norfolk at the Pictures commemorative magazine and cinema trail booklets which are available from the Cinema City Education online shop.

If you have any questions you can call Cinema City Education on 01603 625 145 or email us at info@cinemacityeducation.org.uk.

Norfolk at the Pictures was delivered in partnership with Picturehouse Cinemas Ltd, the UK’s leading ‘arthouse’ cinema operator that manages Cinema City’s commercial screenings and activities. Picturehouse has invested £50K towards the development and delivery of this project, which helped to bring underused and underdeveloped areas of the building up to the standards of the rest of the site.