Autumn Update 2012 – King Street Cultural Quarter

The Summer of Olympics is over and we’re moving into Autumn.  Hope you enjoyed the heroics of Team GB.  Now for the festive season, which is just a few short months away.

We thought it would be useful to send you an update on how the King Street Cultural Quarter is progressing, let you know ways you can be involved and get your thoughts & ideas.

Wednesday 14th November
7.15pm to 9pm
Conference Room 2, Kings Centre

Mid November sees the 1st birthday of the King Street Cultural Quarter.  We need to hold an AGM, so thought we’d make something worthwhile out of it.

We’ve invited representatives from Norfolk County Council, Norwich City Council, Police, Broads Authority, VisitNorwich, Norwich Society and the Evening News to form a panel for a King Street Question Time, an hour of questions about the local area.

So we can make sure we have enough seats, please RSVP to

If you’d like to ask a question, then please email us at least 24 hours before.  We can’t guarantee every question can be asked, but hope to fit in as many as we can.


Annually we need to vote in the various positions on the committees.  Any members of the King Street Cultural Quarter are welcome to stand for any of the positions.

Members of the Exec
 – Chair
 – Secretary

 – Treasurer

 – Other committee members
(The existing Chair, Secretary and Treasurer are prepared to stand if there aren’t any other takers for these positions)

Members of Events Committee
(We might merge this with the Exec unless we can find a new Chair)

Members of the Residents Committee

(We’ll happily create this committee if there are enough locals and a volunteer for Chair)

If you are interested in standing for any of these positions or committees, please email


The development of the King Street Cultural Quarter is all about the members of the Quarter.  The more people who join, the better the representation and chance of carrying out projects.

If you haven’t already filled in the membership form online, please do.  Membership is FREE, whether you are an individual or an organisation.

You can find the membership form at:

The more members, the more chance of funding, so please pass this onto your next door neighbours, your work colleagues and anyone else you think may be interested in the King Street Cultural Quarter!

Friday 31st May to Sunday 2nd June 2013

After the huge success of this year’s Big Lunch, the Cultural Quarter have decided to develop it into a Cultural Weekend.

There’ll be a collection of events around the King Street Cultural Quarter, including exhibitions, music, workshops and also the Big Lunch.  Full programme of events will be published in the New Year.

If you‘d like to organise an event, big or small for that weekend, please let us know details by email:


Events can be of any type, so be as creative as you like.  The idea is to have lots of individually organised events, coming together to make a great weekend.

Please watch the event on
or on



The website is up and running and we’d love you to add your events to it.

You can add virtually any type of event, from Walking Tours to Art Exhibitions, from Workshops to Karate Classes.

To add events, click on the ‘Click here to add Events’,
which appears on every page on the website, just under the Logo.

You’ll need to register first if you aren’t already registered on the website
(separate to membership).

Mid February

King Street Cultural Quarter plan to arrange three events each year.

The November Question Time is one, the Cultural Weekend is the second and the third is the Winter Warmer.

This event will happen in mid February, for Cultural Quarter members.

The idea is for neighbours and businesses to meet each other and warm up this cooler time of the year.

We’ll let all the Cultural Quarter members know details in early January and post details on the website:


The consultants are working on the draft proposals at the moment, having had huge amounts of representation and input from both local residents and businesses.

They will shortly be announcing an exhibition to set out the proposals.  That exhibition is likely to happen in early November, please watch the website for dates.  They will contact people directly with details, if you’ve given them your contact information.

More information can be found on their website:


The main way for us to communicate to our members is email and the website –

But we know lots of people living in the King Street area aren’t users of email or the web, so we really need to deliver paper copies of this newsletter to them.

Please – We really need your help with distribution.

If you have an hour or 2 to spare in the next couple of weeks, we’d love your help distributing copies of this newsletter.

If you’re interested and can help, then please do get in touch:


We need someone creative to design the logo for the King Street Cultural Weekend.

We’d like to formally launch the event and the new logo in January, so please get creative and send us your designs for the logo.

You can either email your design to Jason Borthwick,
or drop them into Unit 7c, ABC Wharf.

If you are dropping them in, please don’t put them on anything bigger than
A4, so that we can scan them to use them on the website and social media.


Do you have news that you’d like to share with everyone?

Well we would love you to submit your news and press releases to the website –

You can do this very easily.  Contact Jason, the Cultural Quarter Chair (
and he will add you as an Author for the website and you’ll be able to add your
news as and when you need to.

Get posting, so that everyone knows what your organisation is up to!


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