Making theatre free and accessible to all. How ‘The Common Lot’ perform shows for, with and about the people of Norfolk.

I love the diversity of people that find their way to the Common Lot. My anxiety lessens more because I know this bunch of people are prepared for the journey and by the ease with which they show bravery, excitement, and support for one other.  Unique shared experience and unlikely new friendships are being forgedContinue reading “Making theatre free and accessible to all. How ‘The Common Lot’ perform shows for, with and about the people of Norfolk.”

Everyone should have a safe and secure home, it’s a basic human right. The story of Rebecca White.

Introduction: A former teacher who grew up in South Norfolk has spent her entire career so far working with young people who face difficulties or barriers. After leaving teaching, her jobs have included working with young homeless people in London, helping prisoners to resettle after their sentence and supporting refugees to find homes. Following theContinue reading “Everyone should have a safe and secure home, it’s a basic human right. The story of Rebecca White.”

Off the street, and into the kitchen. Food that makes a difference. The story of Lucy Webb.

Introduction: A cafe which recently opened on Prince of Wales Road in Norwich is a social enterprise business aimed at preventing poverty and homelessness in the city. It’s called The Feed and it provides top quality food sourced from local suppliers while training and helping people to get back into work. It’s near Norwich trainContinue reading “Off the street, and into the kitchen. Food that makes a difference. The story of Lucy Webb.”

Helping refugees and asylum seekers to feel at home in Norwich. The story of Rosie Sexton.

‘English+ has changed my life by reducing communication barriers and cultural gaps.’  Introduction Norwich has a long and proud history of supporting refugees and asylum seekers. You only have to look around the city to note ‘Strangers’ Museum, ‘Strangers Hall’ and my personal favourite ‘Strangers Coffee…’. ‘Strangers’ was the name given to the Dutch andContinue reading “Helping refugees and asylum seekers to feel at home in Norwich. The story of Rosie Sexton.”

Surviving a stroke; how to cope with a sudden disability. The story of Eddie Pleban.

The culture shock of becoming suddenly disabled – to any degree – is very difficult to get used to, particularly if you were very active before. Introduction In 2011, Norwich resident Eddie Pleban suffered a life changing stroke on a flight to Australia.  In a medical centre in Dubai, he was given 48 hours toContinue reading “Surviving a stroke; how to cope with a sudden disability. The story of Eddie Pleban.”