Saturday, March 01, 2008

Norwich awaydays: 14 Mar, 5 Apr

Here are the details!

From Cambridge:
Train: depart Cambridge @ 09.12 on the National Express (train) service to Norwich.
Ticket: ask for "an Anglia Plus One Day Ranger with added Norwich Plus Bus" which costs £14. Edited to add: the staff at Cambridge Station will (as Ann and I discovered) insist that you don't need the PlusBus (as the Ranger ticket covers bus rides from Norwich station to the city centre). But you do need it: please tell them that you are travelling through several zones in Norwich.
Important: please allow plenty of time for queuing and for getting through the new automated barriers (ranger tickets don't work in barriers!)
From Ely:
Train: depart Ely @ 09.27 on the National Express (train) service to Norwich
Ticket: Anglia Plus One Day Ranger with added Norwich Plus Bus (£14)
From Thetford:
Train: depart Thetford @ 09.52 on the Natuional Express (train) service to Norwich
Ticket: cheap day return to Norwich with added Norwich Plus Bus (£8.80).

The train will arrive in Norwich at 10.30am (approx) and we will take bus 25 to the University, arriving at approximately 11.00 -11.15

please use this link

THE EXHIBITION (we'll be there from 11.30-13.30 approx)
for more information about the exhibition itself use this link. There's not much knitting but it is full of inspirational ideas!
admission costs £2 (£1 for concessions)
please note that the exhibition is split over two floors and there is a spiral staircase, but it has wide and not very steep steps.

The cafeteria at the gallery is rather good. A light lunch (eg ciabatta or salad bar) costs under £4 (excluding drinks) If you would prefer to bring a packed lunch you will need to eat it either outside or whilst we travel to Norfolk Yarn.

for amazingly friendly service and lots of tempting yarn including Kaalund laceweights, Colinette (dk and fancy yarns), Noro, Araucania, Louisa Harding, Ashford, Mango Moon...
by bus: service 26 or 27 from UEA to "Mecca, Aylsham Rd" (every 10 minutes)
by car: use this link
We should all be able to meet at Norfolk Yarn by 14.15 (probably sooner, but if you're a regular bus user, you'll understand why I'm being cautious...) NB: Becky, the owner, has offered us coffee and biscuits!


train/bus users will return to the City Centre (Castle Plain) using bus 26/27. Here you can decide whether you'd like to head straight back to the station (trains leave at 15.40; 16.40 and 17.34) or to have some free time. Good places to visit close to Castle Plain include The Yarn Stall on Norwich Market (lots of "value" yarns including Twilleys, Wendy, James Brett, Elle and Stylecraft...owner indicated that he may be prepared to offer discounts if there are enough of us buying enough!) and Jarrolds department store, which has a good selection of art/cardmaking/scrapbooking materials on the top floor).


If you'd like to come (or if you have further questions)please email me:
(replacing the AT with an @ sign, and each DOT with a .)
letting me know which day. If you are a Ravelry user, send a personal message to me (I'm caughtknitting).


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