PUBLISHED: 12:00 22 June 2015
As the call goes out for more ambassadors to champion Norwich, it’s time to test your knowledge of our fine city with this quiz from Judith Palmer.
1 What is the name of Norwich’s historic street, which featured in the film Stardust in 2007?
2 Norwich Market, which was renovated in 2005, has been standing on the same city centre site for how many years?
3 Which road is named after the French city that Norwich is twinned with?
4 How many medieval churches sit within Norwich’s ancient city walls?
5 Architect George Skipper designed which Art Nouveau area of Norwich city centre, which now houses many independent shops and cafes?
6 Which landmark is home to The Twining Teapot Gallery, containing 3,000 teapots some dating back to 1730s?
7 In which year was Norwich officially announced as a UNESCO City of Literature, joining the likes of Edinburgh, Dublin, Melbourne and Iowa City?
8 The Norfolk and Norwich Festival is the second largest international city arts festival in England - how old is it?
9 Where in Norwich can you see works of art by renowned artists such as Picasso, Henry Moore and Francis Bacon?
10 Which well known author/actor/TV presenter opened the UEA’s Autumn 2014 Literary Festival with a discussion about his latest book, More Fool Me?
11 Which cinema and adjacent restaurant is housed in the 15th century Suckling House that was purchased by John Fairchild in 1331?
12 What is the name of the coffee house which has been situated on Elm Hill since the 1950s?
13 Which celebrity chef opened a restaurant in the city centre in 2013, initially having to convert the building from a bookshop?
14 Which iconic Norfolk food product was first produced just over 200 years ago, in 1814, and which has its own museum and shop?
15 Which anniversary will the Norwich Beer Festival, hosted within St Andrew’s Hall in October, be celebrating this year?
16 Norwich Millennium Library is consistently revealed as the UK’s most popular library; how many visitors does it get through its doors in a year?
17 Which well known author was the first student to gain an MA in Creative Writing from the UEA?
18 How many large dragon sculptures will be placed around the city as part of GoGo Dragons! 2015 between June 21 and September 5?
19 Which indoor shopping mall opened on a site, previously located by Norwich’s former chocolate factory, in September 2005?
20 What location did Norwich City Football Club call home before moving in to Carrow Road in 1935?
Answers: 1 Elm Hill, 2 900 years, 3 Rouen Road, 4 33, 5 The Royal Arcade, 6 Norwich Castle, 7 2012, 8 200 years, 9 The Sainsbury’s Centre for Visual Arts, 10 Stephen Fry, 11 Cinema City and The Dining Rooms, 12 The Briton Arms, 13 Jamie Oliver, 14 Colman’s Mustard, 15 38th, 16 1.5 million, 17 Ian McEwan, 18 84, 19 Chapelfield, 20 The Nest on Rosary Road.
Are you proud of your city? Do you want to share the joy of Norwich with visitors? The Norwich Ambassador scheme will be training more people to become champions of Norwich, helping tourists and locals appreciate the fantastic history and culture of the city, writes Rowan Mantell.
The scheme is a chance for people working in areas as diverse as hospitality, information points, taxi driving and the market, and anyone else keen to broaden their Norwich knowledge.It is run by Norwich HEART, the Heritage and Regeneration Trust, with VisitNorwich, to reinforce a culture of pride and enthusiasm in Norwich, and help provide high quality, accurate information about the heritage and culture of the city.
Ambassadors get a pack of information to take away, plus free passes and discounts – and a badge, window sticker and certificate to announce their new status.
The next course will be held on Thursday, June 25, 1.30pm-4.30pm, with another opportunity to train on September 23. Courses cost £25 for individuals, £37 for charities and businesses with fewer than 10 staff and £50 for commercial companies.