A new film which showcases 12 of Norwich's most iconic buildings was premiered at Cinema City last night (Wednesday, 3rd September).
The 20-minute film features an introduction to the collection followed by a series of films on each building. The film, ‘Norwich 12: A journey through the English city' will now go on sale and be available to view on plasma screens installed at each venue to show people visiting one building some of the city's other highlights also worth a visit. It will also help to promote Norwich's reputation as a premier heritage destination locally, nationally and internationally on www.norwich12.co.uk and through other tourism and heritage organisations.
The film was commissioned by Norwich Heritage Economic and Regeneration Trust (HEART) and tells the story of Norwich 12, the UK's finest collection of individually outstanding heritage buildings spanning the last millennium, comprising: Norwich Castle, Norwich Cathedral, The Great Hospital, The Halls - St Andrew's and Blackfriars', The Guildhall, Dragon Hall, The Assembly House, St James Mill, St John's Roman Catholic Cathedral, Surrey House, City Hall and The Forum.
It was produced by EPIC (East of England Production Innovation Centre) and is available from Norwich Tourist Information Centre, Jarrold and Borders and will be available from the gift shops in Norwich Cathedral, Dragon Hall, Norwich Castle and St John's Roman Catholic Cathedral priced at £4.95. It can also be purchase by calling HEART on 01603 305575.
Also screened were a series of short films about the 12 buildings by film and video students from the Norwich University College of the Arts (NUCA, formerly the Norwich School of Art and Design). Students worked in pairs on each building, having had to pitch their ideas to a judging panel consisting of TV professionals, heritage specialists and course staff and brought their personal styles and techniques to the project. Their films will be available to view on www.norwich12.co.uk later in September.
Michael Loveday, Chief Executive of Norwich HEART said: "These stunning films showcase these outstanding buildings as a collection and shows why Norwich deserves to be known as one of the premier heritage destinations in Europe. We were also delighted to work with some of the city's young filmmakers, who have produced original and imaginative interpretations of each building."
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For more information please contact Christina Lundberg, Communications Manager at Norwich HEART on 01603 599570 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
About Norwich 12
Norwich 12 is the UK's finest collection of individually outstanding heritage buildings spanning the Norman, Georgian, Victorian and modern eras. Charting an extraordinary journey through the history of one of England's great cities, Norwich 12 offers a unique visitor experience which embraces the legacy of these iconic buildings, the pivotal roles they continue to play today and the remarkable cityscape which weaves them together.
Norwich 12 is an initiative by Norwich HEART, which has secured £1 million from the Treasury's Invest to Save budget for the project.
About Norwich HEART
Norwich Heritage Economic and Regeneration Trust (HEART) is a private, charitable trust set up to act as an umbrella organisation for all of the heritage on offer in Norwich and to be a best practice exemplar internationally for heritage as a social and economic regeneration vehicle.
The Invest to Save Budget (ISB) is a joint Treasury/Cabinet Office initiative with an aim to create sustainable improvements in the capacity to deliver public services in a more joined up manner. A key principle of the ISB programme is that investment is provided in return for reform.
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