ARTS & CULTURE
Here at Places & Faces HQ we’ve been busy choosing our top picks for safely going out or snuggling up inside this January. Here’s what’s happening locally and on your TV screen this month…
January might be drab and dark, but you’ve got your new pyjamas from Christmas and some leftover chocolates – it’s time to settle down with a nice family film. Disney+ has provided the feel-good factor we all need with Soul, Disney/Pixar’s newest animated comedy.
Joe Gardner (voiced by Jamie Foxx) is a school music teacher who gets the chance of a lifetime to play at the best jazz club in town. But one small misstep takes him from the streets of New York City to The Great Before – a fantastical place where new souls get their personalities, quirks and interests before they go to Earth. Determined to return to his life, Joe teams up with a precocious soul, 22 (voiced by Tina Fey), and discovers the answers to some of life’s most important questions.
Little Snoring ‘proper sleep’
loose leaf tea
Start the new year well-rested and fresh by sipping a cup of this ‘proper sleep’ tea to unwind before bed. This adorably-named caffeine-free infusion is inspired by the Norfolk villages of Great and Little Snoring. A delicate blend of chamomile, rose and lavender promotes a relaxing and restful night’s sleep.
£4 for 30g pack
Ivy Light candles
No cosy winter night in is complete without a candle. Ivy Light’s gorgeous-smelling candles are lovingly handmade in Norfolk using natural soy wax, which is non-toxic and biodegradable. If little ones mean you’re avoiding flames, they also offer wax melts and elegant reed diffusers.
From £4 (wax melts), £10 for candles
Curious About Norwich
Stuck for a family-friendly activity that’ll get you all out of the house and inhaling some fresh air? Explore Norwich city centre with two self-guided heritage walks with a treasure hunt theme. Curious About Norwich visits some obvious haunts and some hidden gems on these 1-2 hour strolls that are wheelchair and buggy friendly.
Each 16-page guide booklet (can be printed or kept as a digital download) contains two walks, a brief history of Norwich, a detailed map with the walking routes marked on, and a series of directions and clues. You’ll also find ideas for things to see on the way, pictures to identify and some interesting snippets about the people and events that have shaped Norwich. From the castle to the cathedral and all the quirky streets inbetween, learn something new about our fine city.
£7.49 (booklet download)
Sunday Morning Bake Off Club
If you’re missing The GBBO as much as us then this is the class for you! The dream team from the pastry kitchen at The Assembly House are here to give you a two-hour masterclass on how to make doughnuts – what could be better on a Sunday morning?