Why I Love Norfolk: Clive Evans


4:00 PM May 22, 2022


A very special moment was flying a kite on Cromer beach on a sunny day as an introduction to my husband and my new long term foster child.

As we were leaving the beach together, we came across one of these stones painted with the image of a kite on it.

He picked it up and kept it on a shelf in his room ever since.


The magic of seeing Blicking Hall always surprises and delights me as it suddenly appears with all its beauty and grandeur.

For a day I would like to go back in time and experience life in the room when it was first built, and maybe run into Anne Boleyn.


We are so lucky to have the Norfolk and Norwich Festival.

The city and county comes alive with a feast of creativity, music, dance and color, and above all I think the free street events are just fantastic.

One of the best performances I have ever attended was a Bluemouth Inc dance called Dance Marathon.


I don’t really have a pub that I can single out as my favorite. As long as there is good service, a warm and welcoming atmosphere and I can relax there and spend time with my family and friends, then I am happy.

place to eat

The Gunton Arms is one of Clive’s favorite restaurants.
– Credit: Denise Bradley

Norfolk is a foodie’s delight.

Some of my favorites are the Victoria in Holkham, Gunton Arms in North Norfolk and the nearby Suffield Arms. And in town, I really like going to Brix and Bones, Moorish Falafel on Lower Goat Lane, Namaste for an Indian meal, or one of the lovely food stalls in the market.


Waxham Beach

Clive’s favorite Norfolk beach is Waxham
– Credit: Edward Russell

I love sitting on the dunes above Waxham beach and spending time soaking it all up.

The views are stunning and it’s a great place to enjoy some quiet time and rejuvenate.

At Sue Lambert Trust, we promote the importance of mental health and well-being to all of our clients and take the time to stop, breathe and notice when things get too difficult.

It’s my favorite place to take a moment and just be.


A favorite pastime is a good dig in the antique and charity shops along Magdalen Street.

There are always quirky treasures to be found, one-of-a-kind pieces that can find a new home and breathe new life.

Plus, it’s a great way to buy sustainably and give back to good local causes.


Singer and writer son Cathy Dennis in Norwich.  Date: September 17, 1991

Cathy Dennis visiting her hometown during her pop star career in the early 1990s. She went on to write hits for Britney Spears, Katy Perry and Kylie Minogue
– Credit: Archant

Before my career in the charity sector, I worked for MTV as a music manager.

Cathy Dennis is someone everyone in Norfolk should be hugely proud of, both as a pop star and internationally bestselling writer.

She wrote Britney Spears’ hit Toxic, as well as Katy Perry’s I Kissed a Girl and one of the dance floor’s biggest hits – Kylie Minogue’s Can’t Get You Out Of My Head.

To walk

Walking is a simple yet effective way to improve your mental health, reduce stress, regulate anxiety and it’s something we often tell our clients about.

So it’s less about where I walk, and more about making sure I fit it into my day.

My favorite walk is at the end of a day’s work, because it gives me a chance to think quietly.

At Sue Lambert Trust, we provide a safe, kind and supportive space for people who have ever been sexually abused.

It is occupied. Unfortunately, our services are in high demand and over 300 people come to us each week for individual counseling sessions.

Coming home gives me some space to contemplate the work we do and why it is so important to so many people in Norfolk.


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