2017 Annual Public Meeting

Date for your diary

Don’t forget our annual public meeting is on Wednesday 22nd March at 7.30 in the Community hall on Garden Street. Come and meet other supporters of North Lodge Park and discuss the Park and what you want to see over the coming year.

As a registered charity we’re entering a new phase in the life of the Friends. As well as needing volunteers for the day to day running of the group (and helping in the cafe and gardens) we’re looking for trustees who are specialists in their field – such as fundraisers, planners, and administrators – to help us take the charity forward. If you are interested and would like to give time and expertise to the charity please let us know.

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Cromer Carnival Open Air Open Mic | 13th August

AUGUST 13th | Midday to 4
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 performers a chance to, well, 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.

Full details and booking at coastarts.co.uk

Dance Doctor Dance

Dance Doctor Dance

Dance Night with the dancer and psychologist Peter Lovatt, aka Dr Dance.

Sunday 31 July 19:00-21:00 | North Lodge Park, Cromer | Free

Dance Doctor DanceDo you want to know how swing frees up memory and tango triggers creativity? Are you burning to learn how barn dancing boosts puzzle-solving powers, ballroom hormones influence social identity and hardcore rave relates to intimate attraction? Have you ever wondered why tango is tricky or the macarena feels easy? Why improvisation is awkward and dancing with friends, funny?

In this special night in North Lodge Park, Cromer, Dr Peter Lovatt will teach us the basic moves for a range of dances to get us dancing, while sharing what he knows from his research into how different moves affect our bodily chemistry creativity and emotions. It’s dancing but not what you expect.

Whether you’re a total dance novice who’s never been near a tea dance or an experienced Latin mover you’ll learn new moves and discover the surprising science behind them.

Join us for a fun and enlightening dance night. Part dance; part information. All fun. All free.

Suitable for all the family. Even reluctant dancers will soon be moving like never before.

Note: the café will be closed so please bring your own picnic / refreshments

Goldilocks and the Three Bears

Open Air Theatre

Coast Arts have teamed up with Arts North Norfolk and Friends of North Lodge Park to bring

Free OPEN AIR THEATRE to Cromer.

Stiles and Drewe’s

Goldilocks and the Three Bears

Saturday 23 July, 1pm at North Lodge Park, Cromer

Open Air Theatre | Teddy Bears’ Picnic | Activities

Open Air Theatre Goldilocks and the Three Bears

Open Air Theatre

Goldilocks, on a trip into the forest, ventures into a seemingly uninhabited house. In the process of making herself feel at home, she turns the place into a gigantic mess! Little does she know that the house belongs to a family of three bears, who will not be too pleased to witness her handiwork.
With music and lyrics by the famed award-winning West-End musical theatre song writing duo (including Mary Poppins) George Stiles and Anthony Drewe, Goldilocks and the Three Bears reminds children not to fiddle with the belongings of others, lest there be consequences to bear.

This production is directed by Arts North Norfolk’s own Joseph Ballard and will feature some familiar faces as the well-known characters. Bring along your teddy bear for the Best Dressed Bear Competition – and don’t forget your picnics, blankets and chairs!
Music by George Stiles
Book and Lyrics by Anthony Drewe
This production is presented by arrangement with Josef Weinberger Ltd.
Running time: 1 hour

Suitable for all ages, families and children. It is an energetic musical with catchy songs.
This production, which received fantastic reviews when it premiered at Easter at the Atrium Theatre, is presented by Arts North Norfolk in partnership with Coast Arts and Friends of North Lodge Park.

There will be facepainting, teddy bear competitions, and other activities so come and relax for the afternoon.

Bring a teddy bear, picnic, blanket and chairs!

easter in North Lodge park

Easter in the Park

easter in North Lodge parkOn Good Friday (March25th) we will be in North Lodge Park to construct the lovely new picnic tables and benches. These have been bought with money raised by the book sale which Budgens of Cromer have kindly been running for us. There will be a paddle boat workshop and arts and crafts for children as well as a cafe full of delicious goodies! If you are feeling handy and would like to help with the tables, would like to see your child happily occupied with a paddle boat and paint, or just fancy a coffee in the sunshine ( ever hopeful) then come and join us from 10.30 a.m. The tables should be ready in time for you to enjoy a lunchtime picnic!
 Good Friday (March25th) we will be in North Lodge Park
Walker Brothers of Norfolk

Walker Brothers in the Park

Walker Brothers of Norfolk

On Saturday 28th November The Walker Brothers of Norfolk will be singing in North Lodge Park!

This talented group of singers will be entertaining us with songs from the 40’s through to the 70’s, as well as excerpts from well known Musicals. So if you fancy a bit of the Beach Boys, a dose of Dean Martin or a taste of the Temptations then you know where to come!
This is a free event and we do suggest that you wrap up warm as the band will be playing outside in a marquee next to the cafe (where delicious cake awaits!) The fun all starts at 2pm

Jazz in North Lodge Park Cafe

Jazz and Tea at Three

To celebrate a whole week of ‘crepes aJazz in North Lodge Park Cafend cakes’ in North Lodge Park there will be live jazz with your tea from 3 on Friday 14th August 2015.


Yes, it is only a week, but it already feels like the new community cafe has always been there!

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Photo Opportunity: Wednesday 27th May 2015: 12.30.

north lodge parkWe seem to be getting the message across:  that there is an active community in Cromer eager to help in North Lodge Park (when/if the councils manage to complete the transfer.)

To this end, the EDP have asked if we would arrange a photo opportunity for them, to show a (large) group of frustrated potential volunteers, with garden tools in hand in North Lodge Park.

Tomorrow. Wednesday 27th May at 12.30pm.

We know it is very short notice, but if you could dust down some garden tools of various shapes and sizes, and come to be ready for a photograph by 12.30 tomorrow afternoon in North Lodge Park (meet by the boating lake), this could be the start of something.   All welcome,  Spades, Forks, Trowels, etc at the ready.

Warning: This event may contain flash photography.

Look forward to seeing you all.

Barry Meadows
Future film producer and Secretary of North Lodge Park

To help us recruit film stars for the day please share this message with your friends:

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Open meeting 14 May 2015

may - north lodge park open meeting14There will be an open meeting on THURSDAY 14th MAY at 7pm in Cromer Community Hall where we will present the report to you, and we can discuss the recommendations and develop some actions.

Please come to listen and help.

HMS Clarke

This SATURDAY 28th February at 11.00am in your Park

The Launch AGM for the Friends of North Lodge Park is next Wednesday (4th March).
To promote the launch, this SATURDAY (28th February) the steering group will be launching a ship in the boating lake in the Park.   It’s not an ocean going liner, but we’re sure that RW Clarke (who donated the boating lake to Cromer) would be supportive.

Please come along and support the launch, meet some Friends and help.