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Sunday, February 23, 2014
In an exclusive web competition we have teamed up with Langley’s Toys of the Royal Arcade in Norwich to giveaway a dozen ‘Room on the Broom’ Dragons (RRP £12.99), to celebrate Norwich Dragon Festival.
The Norwich Dragon Festival has seen hundreds of children take part in events ranging from photographic competitions, tours, writing and craft workshops - all with a fire-breathing theme!
Now, we have teamed up with Langley’s Toys where you can win a ‘Room on the Broom’ Dragon toy simply by clicking here to enter the competition.
Competition closes at 12pm on Monday, February 24.
For Archant competition terms and conditions click here
Here are some of the events you can still enjoy as part of the festival
There Be Dragons
The Forum, Norwich, February 10-23, free admission, 01603 599570
See the winning and shortlisted entries of HEART’s 5th community photography competition celebrating dragons and other mythological beasts in Norwich’s heritage, and showcases inspiring photography talent from the region. Images have captured the dragons that can be seen across the city on sculptures, wall paintings, stained glass, internal detailing, exhibits in museums and architectural elements.
Dragon Trail and Secret Places
Cathedral of St John, Norwich, February 10-23, 11am-3pm, £2.50 per person, pre-book 01603 724381
The Catholic Cathedral has a whole array of dragons to be seen on this special tour. Hidden in the stained glass or carved in stone, these creatures are longing to be seen and recognised. You can search high and low, both inside the building and out. See what you can find and work out what secret message they have been waiting for you to reveal.
The Dragon’s Spell
Norwich City Centre, February 10-23, free admission, 01603 599570
Can you reveal the secrets hidden within The Dragon’s Spell? Writers’ Centre Norwich have set a challenge. They have commissioned the award-winning poet George Szirtes to write ‘The Dragon’s Spell’, which will weave its way through the city centre along this year’s Dragon Trail. Your challenge is to brave the journey, track down the dragons and uncover the cunningly concealed secret code that they are hiding. Pick up The Dragon’s Spell leaflet and entry form from Chapelfield or the Tourist Information Centre.
Dragon Under the Stairs
The Forum, Norwich, February 10-23, free admission
There’s a big dragon lurking inside the Forum throughout the festival. It has made its den under the stairs inside. Every now and again it will be breathing ‘fire’ on visitors. Beware!
Dragon Hall Tours
Dragon Hall, King Street, Norwich, February 11-21, £5 (£4.50 cons), 01603 663922
Explore Dragon Hall with an expert guide and discover the history of this fascinating medieval trading hall, one of the architectural gems of Norwich. A special family tour of the historic building takes place on Feburary 18 (2pm), suitable for children (7-16) with a family price of £5.
Dotty the Dragon
Norwich Playhouse, February 20-22, 11am/1.30pm, £10, 01603 598598
Blunderbus Theatre return with their popular show about Dotty a baby fire dragon who lives at the top of a mountain with her grumpy dad, Mr Dragon. In the village below, everyone fears for their lives, but Dotty would loves to gaze down and watch the children playing in the orchard – and one day, she decides to pay them a surprise visit. It’s an enchanting fairytale adventure with live music, puppets and high energy storytelling. Suitable for ages 3–7.
Tale of Beowulf and the Dragon
The Guildhall, Norwich, February 21, 3pm, free admission, pre-book on 01603 599570
Go back to the time of the Vikings and Saxons, and hear tell of the bravest and strongest of all warriors and his fight with two terrible creatures – Grendel and a fire breathing dragon. Fantastical storytelling with the Yarnsmith of Norwich.