a playful connection

Playful Connection to bring the Park together

a playful connection

Developing the ideas which were well received at our March AGM, the landscape architects we are working with, AREA, have focused on the Upper Lawn. They have produced a practical plan for bringing the area into the rest of the Park with play elements – a ‘playful connection’- linking the Upper Lawn with the main area of the Park. This neatly provides a much-needed new bridge, providing play facilities, and brings the park together.

You are invited to join us in the Community Hall on Wednesday 17th October at 7.30pm to see the proposals and discuss the ideas with AREA. All being well with the design and funding, we would aim to implement the proposals next year.

This a major, positive step in what can sometimes feel a slow journey to develop the Park as people in Cromer have requested. We are pleased to have the support of North Norfolk District Council, and are proud of the proposals from AREA.

The proposals are built around a ramped crossing over the sunken path which will create step-free access between the heart of the park and the Upper Lawn, the ‘zig-zag’ design, inspired by the zig-zap slopes of Cromer, allows for seating and creation of a splendid new viewing platform out to sea as well as opportunities for play.

Our new ‘playful connection’ PlayBridge will not just replace the increasingly dilapidated, inaccessible footbridge with step-free access but also create an exciting, stylish new landmark focal point.


Please come along to this open meeting to see the proposals and the launch of this exciting project.

a playful connection

Hare Photography Competition Winners

Two prizes have been awarded for the Chrome Hare Photography competition.

The family prize was won by Alexandra Webb-Hannah for her super picture of the hare with her daughter and friend.

The creative prize was won by Barrie Price.

Thanks to Malcolm English for his advice on the competition.

hayley evenett

An Honest Gentleman

Thomas Easter was born in Aylsham in 1715, was hung 24 years later, but brought back to life in North Lodge Park last night by  Stuff of Dreams Theatre Company  in a new musical play by Cordelia Spence and Tim Lane.

With thanks to Cordelia, Tim and the cast (Hayley Evenett, Quinn Richards and Gair Madland) for a great evening, and to the audience who made the evening special. A great new play, a great theatre company in a great park.

Watch out for details of  Stuff of Dreams Theatre Company  coming back next year.

open mic cromer

CROMER CARNIVAL OPEN MIC 2018

This year we have teamed up again with Coast Arts and Rock the Lobster to bring an Open Mic to the park at the start of Cromer carnival week.

CROMER CARNIVAL OPEN MIC 2018Saturday AUGUST 11th | 11am to 4pm
North Lodge Park, Cromer
Part picnic; part carnival; part DIY music. All afternoon fun.

ROCK THE LOBSTER will be in North Lodge Park, Cromer, giving performance artists a chance to perform.

The day is to enable local performers gain experience, improve their skills and, perhaps most importantly, enjoy themselves! There will be 15 minute sessions across the afternoon giving amateur performers a chance to demonstrate their talents and to give novices of all ages an opportunity to shine. If you wish to perform please bring your instrument(s) and back line, if required.

Come along to participate, or just bring a picnic and chill out while supporting the performers.

If you want to book a slot to perform, email openmic@coastarts.co.uk or just turn up on the day.

ROCK THE LOBSTER is a voluntary group that runs a regular open mic promoting all performing arts (including: live music, poets, magicians, dancers, etc). We are funded entirely by sponsorship and donations. RtL aims to give amateur performers a chance to demonstrate their talents and to give novices and children a go. This enables local performers to gain experience, improve their skills and, perhaps most importantly, enjoy themselves!  Please check  rockthelobster.com for details.