Dragon’s Den: Gribble backs National Centre for Writing to thrive after rebrand

Dragon’s Den: Gribble backs National Centre for Writing to thrive after rebrand

I get office envy as Chris Gribble takes me on a tour of the National Centre for Writing (NCW). The centrepiece of the compound is Dragon Hall, a 600-year-old Grade I structure which began as a merchant’s trading base and shop (“the Selfridges of medieval Norwich”, Gribble says); its impressive vaulted great room now serves as NCW’s events area. NCW has been in the space since 2015, under its previous incarnation as Writers’ Centre Norwich, as Dragon Hall underwent a £2m revamp. It took a long time to get the building into shape as it had been much-used over the centuries: this part of Norw...

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