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Norwich graphic designers turns collection of funny headlines into art exhibition

The collection of funny headlines has been turned into an exhibition. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A graphic designer from Norwich has turned her collection of funny headlines from Norfolk newspapers into an art exhibition.

Sinead Birmingham scoured local papers for stories that made her laugh and picked out 28 of the best ones.

She then asked artists to create a piece of artwork to match the headlines.

The collection, which includes classic headlines like: "It wasn't me - Les Dennis denies being responsible for Norwich graffiti", has been on display at 'The Open' events venue in the city.

Ms Birmingham said that she continued to check local news websites when she moved away from Norwich to go to university and came up with the idea when she saw a photo quiz which asked readers to 'guess the roundabout.'

A headline about Les Dennis has generated a lot of laughs. Credit: ITV News Anglia

"I think that there is a Norfolk humour and it's kind of being able to sort of laugh at yourself," she told ITV News Anglia.

"Obviously they cover really serious stories as well , which is great, but I think there's some real characters.

"I think it's really interesting that Norwich is a city of stories because the stories that I've found through the local outlets are really, really interesting and funny."

The exhibition has been on display in Norwich. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Some of the best headlines from the collection

  • "It wasn't me - Les Dennis denies being responsible for Norwich graffiti"
  • "Do you recognise this dog? Animals on the run captured by Police"
  • "I haven't turned by house into a Japanese restaurant, Norwich man claims"
  • "Record-breaking angler says he was banned from Norfolk fishery because he is too good"
  • "Goose on the loose at Carrow Road gets biggest cheer of the night"
  • " Nobody knows why one of Suffolk's busiest bridge closed last night"

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