Norwich Market is an ancient market place, established by the Normans between 1071 and 1074, and is today the largest 6 days a week open air market in England. Each year the Norfolk and Norwich Festival celebrates the arts, drawing many visitors into the city from all over the eastern England. Satirical comedian Steve Coogan located his fictional, unbearably vain, cheesy broadcaster 'Alan Partridge' in Norfolk, specifically hosting the pre-breakfast show on the fictional independent station 'Radio Norwich'. It exploited the county's reputation as being somewhat detached from modern trends, past its prime, and rather peripheral to national life.
School of art
The University of East Anglia on the outskirts of Norwich was one of the New Universities founded in 1963 established by Malcolm Bradbury and Angus Wilson. The city also has an art college, the Norwich School of Art & Design, located in the centre
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