I have lived in and around Norfolk since 1976. I am not sure that this makes me a local, I think I have another few decades to go before I am considered a local, or possibly generations!! I have settled here in Norwich and the thing I like most about it is the fact that it is so rich with art of all types. I have joined the Cafe Writers group, which meets monthly in Jurnet's Bar at Wensum Lodge. There one can enjoy other people's poetry and prose through open mic and guest speakers. It is always a lovely evening out and a feast of other people's writing. Since living in Norfolk, I have written and published my own collection of poetry which can be found at http://http//www.rebeccadking.com/reflections.htm and am just putting the finishing touches to my first novel, which is set in Norfolk. To read an excerpt visit my website at http://www.rebeccadking.com/ where I am also hosting a poetry competition.
As well as writing projects, Norwich boasts a fine array of art galleries, theatres, gig venues, museums making it a culture rich environment for all who live here and many who visit. One of my favourites is the Sainsbury Centre at the UEA, which hosts a fine permanent collection and many wonderful visiting exhibitions.