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ARTSeast July 2016

Samuel Thomas Celebrates the Allure of Norfolk


Interview: Joe Ringer

Tickets and a meal

Local Arts Scene: King’s Lynn

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eatre & Film


Eating Out

What’s On

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“Wow!” “W ow!” this summer? Do something different this July – go behind the scenes of the art world with Cambridge Open Studios. Meet the artists in their own own studios, discover inspirations, their techniques and inspira tions, and see their unique work up cclose lose and it’ss all completely free! personal. And it’ Around 300 artists will be taking part and guaranteeing you a warm and browse, friendly welcome. YYou ou can bro wse, buy or commission something totally anyy pressure to purchase. With a huge range of original, but there is never an including photography, pottery, specialisms inc luding fine art, photogra phy, potter y, glass making, sculpture, illustration, jewellery, there’ss plenty to illustra tion, textiles, jeweller y, furniture making and more, there’ make you say “wow!”

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11 Welcome


What’s On


19 Theatre & Film News

30 Beatrix Potter at Melford Hall

20 Theatre Royal Norwich


21 Dinosaur Zoo – Norwich Playhouse

32 Holt Festival

Editor’s Letter

Cover Story 7

Samuel Thomas Exhibition



Sandringham Food & Drink Festival

Jimmy’s Farm Festival

22-23 Coffee & a Chat – Joe Ringer

Visual Arts

Local Arts Scene

8-9 Visual Arts News

34 King’s Lynn Photos

10 Artists On View

35 King’s Lynn Introduction

11 Artist Profile – Eloise O’Hare

36 Alive Corn Exchange

12-13 Art in Aldeburgh 14 Norfolk Community Learning Services 15 Pigs Gone Wild

27 Music


24 Music News 25 The Apex Music Competitions

15 Arts Council 16-17 Latitude Festival

37 King’s Lynn Festival

26 Local Global Song Project

38 King’s Lynn Museum

27 Southburgh World Music Festival

39 Spotlight on Gerald Marsland 40 Win a meal at The Riverside restaurant

Food & Drink 28 Food review: House of Tiago

Towards the Back 41 The Last Photo 42 Directory 43 Subscription/Competition Winners

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ARTSeast ARTSeast Magazine DBH 21-22 Diss Business Park Hopper Way, Diss Norfolk IP22 4GT follow us @artseastmag

Editor’s Letter

Publishers Gary Enderby & Sarah Veness

Welcome to the July issue of

For our coffee and chat feature, Judy Foster

ARTSeast Magazine.

caught up with local boy Joe Ringer as he prepares to wow the audience at the Norwich

While the amazing Latitude Festival puts our

Theatre Royal alongside his band in a

region in the national spotlight again, there are

celebration of swing music.

also plenty of other fantastic festivals and events

Our local arts scene feature focuses on the West

taking place locally which we celebrate in this

Norfolk town of King's Lynn as it prepares to host

months issue. From the renowned Holt Festival to

its spectacular King's Lynn Festival. With an

the Southburgh Festival, celebrating women in

excellent theatre and museums, this port town is

world music, there are brilliant things happening

both a great place to immerse yourself in the arts

this summer.

and culture of the region as well as enjoying the

Our cover feature this month looks at the

shopping and dining out the town has to offer.

upcoming exhibition by Norfolk artist Samuel

Competitions this month include a family ticket

Thomas. Samuel's paintings truly capture the

to see the fantastic Dinosaur Zoo at Norwich

essence of our lovely part of the country inspired

Playhouse, gig tickets to That'll Be The Day and

by the 1920s 'come to the seaside' posters with

Rat Pack Vegas at The Apex, Bury St Edmunds

a contemporary pop art twist. This promises to

and a three-course meal for two at the Riverside

be a great exhibition and we wish Samuel all

Restaurant in historic King's Lynn.

the best.

So put your feet up, sit back and enjoy‌..

Sarah Veness

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presents its 4th consecutive annual exhibition of contemporary art “Inspired by Becker”. Friday & Saturday August 6th & 7th, 10am until 5pm. Sunday August 7th 10am until 4pm. At St.Peter’s Church, Wenhaston, IP19 9BJ Details:

Cover Story

Samuel Thomas’ August Exhibition

As artist Samuel Thomas

artwork contemporary yet timeless appealing to a wide range

returns this summer with

of people.

his annual exhibition from

I will be present for the entire exhibition where I’ll be unveiling six

August 7th-22nd at The Red

new original paintings and all of the artwork is available to

Lion, Cromer, he discusses

purchase with prints priced at £95 each. My diverse collection of

his surroundings and the

Norfolk inspired limited edition prints, both framed and unframed

ideas that inspire him to

will be on show. Being a self-taught artist means my paintings

paint in his unique style.

continually evolve and

‘Magnetic & Mesmerising Norfolk’ is the title of the exhibition

develop over the years so

and reflects the way that Norfolk ‘attracts’ tourists every year to

there is always

discover and soak up its beauty and charm – a quality that is

something new to be

encapsulated in my artworks. We all feel rejuvinated, re-

discovered. The event

vitalised and re-energised after a holiday away where we return

coincides with Cromer

home with a much needed sense of perspective on our lives.

Carnival so it’s an

I believe a similar mind-set is captured within my uplifting

excellent time to visit


and soak up the I base my paintings on identifiable


Norfolk and Suffolk locations and

If you can’t make it to this exhibition at The

celebrate the energy and charm of

Red Lion, Brook St, Cromer, NR27 9HD (10am-8pm) you can

each place. I achieve this by using

view Samuel's artwork all year round at the

my unique painting style that in Cromer  OR the

echoes back to the 1920 ‘come to in Norwich. Alternatively you can view

the seaside’ rail posters along with

and order artwork direct from

a pop-art twist which makes the Cover image: Samuel Thomas

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Visual Arts News Cambridge Open Studios announces summer event dates

Nicolas Ruston: The End Norwich-based artist Nicolas Ruston is holding a one-day

Cambridge Open Studios has

exhibition of his new project at The Enterprise Centre at the UEA

announced the dates for its

before his work is moved to London for a three-month stint at

month-long summer art event,

The Library Gallery. The project - titled The End - is a series of

which will feature an exciting

15 paintings created using Ruston's signature style, a unique

range of exhibitors for 2016. Artists

technique of scratched gloss and masonry paint, and inspired

from a huge range of specialisms,

by the title cards

including fine art, photography,

shown at the end of

pottery, glass making, sculpture,

classic films. These

illustration, textiles, jewellery and

paintings were then

furniture making, among others,

interpreted by 15

will open their doors to the public over four weekends in July.

authors who have

This is a wonderful opportunity for members of the public to see

written a collection of

artists at work, discuss their inspirations and techniques, and to

short stories called

browse, purchase or even commission their work. The event will

'The End: Fifteen

run on the weekends of July 2/3, 9/10, 16/17 and 23/24. Not all

Endings to Fifteen

artists will be exhibiting every weekend so it is important to

Paintings.' The

check the website, or refer to the famous yellow guide, which will

project has captured

be widely available in local outlets including libraries, tourist

the imagination of

information sites, galleries and selected shops. The participating

some of the art world’s most notable names, with critic and

studios are spread throughout the whole region, not just in the

broadcaster Sue Hubbard providing an essay for the exhibition

city centre, and there will be a wonderful variety of talent on

catalogue, and Neal Brown describing the collection as

show, with some artists collaborating to share their exhibition

“conceptually complete and pure”.

space on their chosen dates.

King's Lynn Festival: Alfred Cohen Exhibition The Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, Norwich, in partnership with the King’s Lynn Festival, is proud to present an exhibition of works by painter Alfred Cohen (1920-2001). Born in America, Cohen served in the US Army Air Corps during World War II, developing a particular love of the aerial view which had a profound impact on his later compositions. In 1978 he moved to Wighton, North Norfolk, where he converted a former schoolhouse into a studio, a print workshop and an art gallery. Cohen continued painting, drawing, etching and producing screenprints until his death in 2001. Vividly coloured, his oil paintings and prints capture the dramatic effects of light on land, sea and townscapes and are represented by major public collections in Britain and abroad. The exhibition explores the theme of light and water, strongly conveyed in Cohen’s work of the Thames, the channel coasts and the Norfolk area. The Sainsbury Centre has just acquired a group of eight paintings by Alfred Cohen which will be added to its permanent collection and celebrate the life and work of this great artist. The exhibition in the Fermoy Gallery at the King’s Lynn Arts Centre runs from July 18th-30th. Admission is free. 8 |

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Ready, Teddy, Go! The 13th Teddy Bear Festival gets under way in Great Ellingham this month. To date, the festival has raised over £50,000 for various good causes; this year’s nominated charity is East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices. The festival is a chance for villagers to get creative and make straw bears with inventive designs and characters. The Teddy Trail opens on Saturday July 2nd when the village comes alive with the infectious sound of happy children. This year’s sponsorship and contributions have

In Honour of Harry Becker

exceeded expectations

The Inspired by Becker Art Society (IBBAS) aims to celebrate

and have enabled the

the power and inspiration of the work of Harry Becker, the

team to plan the most

artist who lived in Wenhaston, Suffolk, last century. In its 4th

ambitious event to date

year, their 3-day exhibition a St Peter's Church, Wenhaston

– “Tedfest”. This will

runs from August 5th-7th and presents work by professional

include live music, great

East Anglian artists who in some way are inspired by Becker.

food and fun activities

This is much more than a small village show, rather an

and entertainment to suit all ages. It will be held at Great

exhibition of exciting contemporary art in a beautiful setting.

Ellingham Recreation Centre on Saturday July 16th from

So, don’t think little village show, think ‘exciting contemporary

11am to 5pm. The team are hosting several other events

art in a beautiful setting’.

including Garage Sales, an Art Exhibition, a Craft Day, a Golden Oldies Music Night and an Evening of Mediumship.

Visit the website for further details including of this year’s Plein Air painting competition on the 6th August, which is open to all.

For details of all the events, please visit the NEW website at or keep up to date with all the latest teddy gossip on Facebook and Twitter.

Art Trail in Bungay's Gardens Art lovers will flock to the lovely market town of Bungay on July 16th-17th for the Bungay Garden Art Trail, as part of the Bungay Festival. Black Dog Arts are once again promoting the arts and crafts in beautiful hidden gardens within the town of Bungay.There are eight gardens on the trail and maps will be available in each garden and under the Buttercross. There is a competition for children to find hidden chickens in the gardens and refreshments are also available in one of the gardens. £2 per person and children under 16 are free.

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Artist Profile: Eloise O’Hare Art is in Eloise O'Hare's blood. 'Both my parents are artists and my grandmother was a well known local painter too,' says Eloise. 'From a very early age, it was clear I was going to follow in their footsteps.’ Born in West Runton, Eloise grew up in Ireland but came back to Cromer regularly for holidays. 'Those holidays have provided the inspiration for my most recent paintings,' says Eloise. 'For me, it's about capturing childhood memories and depicting the beautiful landscape and buildings in North Norfolk.' Since her training at Great Yarmouth Art School and a subsequent honours degree in Bradford, Eloise has worked across a wide variety of artistic mediums.

By the following year, Eloise had become their best-selling artist. 'It was the first time I'd ever submitted landscape paintings to a gallery before so I was thrilled,' says Eloise. Since then, the relationship has continued. Last summer Eloise did a large painting of a packed Cromer beach and as soon as The Gallery Norfolk framed the picture and hung it in the window, they had three buyers straight away! 'I had to paint another one quickly as one of the people who wanted it was from Australia and wanted to take it home with him' says Eloise. This month - from July 16th - Eloise has a solo exhibition in the gallery.

'I've always picked things up, played with them and turned them into something else,' says Eloise. 'I like sculpture and even furniture-making.'

'I've submitted roughly 100 paintings of varying sizes and prices - of sights from Cromer all the way to Wells - with small ones starting from just £10,' says Eloise. 'They are all originals as I don't make prints so anyone who likes my work should pop along to see what's on offer.'

But a holiday to Cromer in 2014 led Eloise's career down a different path.

Readers may recognise Eloise's name as a prize-winner in the prestigious Paint Out Norwich competition.

'I was visiting my family in Northrepps when I popped to Cromer one afternoon,' says Eloise. 'I sat down on the beach and started to paint using dip ink pens and watercolours. I really enjoyed it and was so happy with the paintings I did that day that I decided to pop into a local gallery unannounced to see whether they might be interested in taking them.'

'Last year I won third prize in the competition which was a great honour,' says Eloise. 'I painted a picture of the chocolate shop in the Royal Arcade in the city centre. One of the judges remarked that my work was similar to the famous artist Duffy which was a great compliment. I see it more as a cross between Cotman and Quentin Blake - lively and colourful works that capture the essence of Norfolk.'

That gallery - The Gallery Norfolk on Church Street, Cromer was so impressed they agreed to take them on straightaway. July 2016 | 11

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Art in Aldeburgh East Anglian Mini Print Exhibition

Aldeburgh has long been a haven of creativity, a place where artists gather both for inspiration and to showcase their work.

4 PRINTmakers

This summer is no exception as three exhibitions come to different venues in and around this lovely coastal town. • The first East Anglian Mini Print Exhibition is calling for artists this summer to take part in its exhibition in the town's Garage Gallery in September. • A collaboration of printmakers - 4 PRINTmakers - are showcasing their work at The Quay Gallery, Snape Maltings in July. • The prestigious Suffolk Craft Society are holding their summer exhibition at the Peter Pears Gallery on Aldeburgh's High Street from July to August

Suffolk Craft Society

A Call to Printmakers Fine art printmakers from across the region have until August 12th to submit up to three pieces of work for the first East Anglia Mini Print Exhibition taking place in Aldeburgh in September. Up to 350 mini prints will be selected with any recognisable print making technique welcomed including mono print and digital photography. The finished print must be contained within a 10cm-10cm square or a 12.5cm x 7.5cm rectangle (landscape or portrait). With so many styles, techniques, subject matter and messages, Mini Print exhibitions continue to grow in popularity and collectors travel across Europe to find something to complement and enhance their many exciting and diverse collections. Organised by Lesley Jackson of Red Dot Art Consultancy, it is hoped that upward of 500 prints will be selected for exhibiting next year with a goal of 1000 prints by 2020. 12 |

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Quality in Print 4 PRINTmakers is a group of East Anglian women artists who have come together to share their work and practice. Each comes from a different artistic background; ceramics, graphics, textiles, painting and community arts, but they have found common ground in printmaking. Having met at Gainsborough House Print Workshop in Sudbury they use a range of techniques including etching , linocut, lithography, screen printing and collage. It is specifically the variety within the group, contrasting and yet in no way conflicting, that inspired them to join forces and begin exhibiting togetherthat, and the fact that they like to meet up for tea and cake! They have two upcoming exhibitions - one at The Quay Gallery, Snape Maltings from July 15th-21st, followed by an exhibition at The Garage Gallery, Aldeburgh from August 25th-31st.

Suffolk Craft Society Exhibition The finest collection of contemporary craft from the skilled makers of the Suffolk Craft Society will feature in its much-loved Summer Exhibition in Aldeburgh from Saturday July 16th –


August 29th, daily from 10am –5pm at the Peter Pears Gallery. New work selected from the Society’s 100-plus makers, including many new members, will sparkle in this light and airy Gallery. Whether you love sculpture, glass, wood and metal work, jewellery, ceramics, basketry, textiles or prints of many kinds, there is work to admire and to purchase. Original work is always a talking point Ceramic by Caroline Fish

and something to treasure. Admission is free. On certain days, various makers will either be giving a talk or demonstration of their work. Please see the website for details. The Suffolk Craft Society was formed in 1970 to promote the value and importance of contemporary crafts and currently supports around 110 individual craftspeople in the creation of their work across a wide range of craft skills.

Saturday Saturday 16 July – Monday 29 August 2016 Basketry + Ceramics + Fabric + Furniture + Glass + Jewellery + Furniture Textile + Metal + Prints + Textile Weaving + Wood Wood Weaving

Peter Pears Gallery, 152 High Street, Street, Aldeburgh, Aldeburgh, IP15 5AQ Open Daily 10 am – 5 pm Catalogue: £1 – Chairlift available information: For further information: info@suf email: Gallery 2: 01473 432865 Peter Pears Gallery: 01728 451503 after 15 July f


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Creative Arts in the East

Norfolk Community Learning Services (Formerly Norfolk Adult

photography or pottery, through to regular daytime or evening

Education) are offering a wide range of Creative Arts courses

courses lasting a term or more in subjects such as: Life drawing,

for all abilities starting this coming September. All of their courses are led by highly qualified tutors, and provide beginners with an entry point into arts and craft as a hobby, or their mixed ability Leisurestream programme is ideal for learners

creative writing or printmaking. For those interested in a more structured path to develop their skills, they offer qualifications in subjects including floristry, dressmaking, ceramics and dressmaking.

who have already gained skills and want to continue to develop

At their Norwich base - Wensum Lodge - they have a number of

purely for their own enjoyment. Courses are designed to fit

dedicated art and craft studios, where they can offer high quality

around people’s lives and could be a one day course in digital

courses in well-equipped rooms.

Turn to learning y, From photography to floristr g, ceramics to silversmithin n try something new this Autum For more information about creative arts courses starting in the Autumn email or phone us 0344 800 8020

@NorfolkCLS Norfolk Community Learning Services

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Pig trail is must-see event of the summer

Norman Lloyd, Pigs Gone Wild project manager, said: 'Why not The streets of Ipswich have been taken over by stunning swine

enjoy the sun this summer and spend some time with your

sculptures as part of the must-see event of the summer – the

loved ones to see how many pigs can you see in one day? The

Pigs Gone Wild interactive art trail!

trail is fun for all ages and you never know, you might learn something about the history or heritage of Ipswich as you walk

Pigs Gone Wild is the biggest art spectacular that Suffolk has ever seen with 69 beautifully decorated pig sculptures adorning

around and take in areas of the town you may not normally visit.'

the streets and corners of the town. Make sure you take selfies with them and tweet them to There are 39 larger-than-life pig sculptures which have been beautifully created by artists from East Anglia and beyond, plus

@piggonewild16 or post them to the Pigs Gone Wild Facebook page

30 junior sculptures decorated just as creatively by schools and community groups and displayed in clusters.

At the end of the trail, the junior pigs will be returned to the schools and community groups that created them, whilst the

You can follow the trail, which has been brought to the town by local charity, St Elizabeth Hospice in collaboration with Wild in

larger pigs will be auctioned off to raise funds for St Elizabeth Hospice.

Art, from now until September 2nd , and make sure you download the official Pigs Gone Wild app – with this you

To find out more about Pigs Gone Wild, how to download the

can collect the pig sculptures and unlock prizes and special

app and where to pick up a trail map, visit

offers too! July 2016 | 15

Arts Council

Latitude and the Arts

Latitude is renowned for its music line-up, attracting around

The year will see Sadler’s Wells, an Arts Council England

30,000 people each year to the Suffolk coast. But it offers so

supported dance company, performing on the Waterfront

much more than the core music line-up. It is one of the

Stage, including: !Vamos Cuba!, Gogo and Botis.

leading greenfield festivals in the UK to include a strong arts programme alongside the broader music offer. Large festivals are increasingly developing exciting arts programmes, such as Festival NO6, Glastonbury, Bestival and Kendal Calling.

Arts strand Latitude is an important cultural event for the East of England,

For those who like a bit of theatre, there is an enormous lineup of work to see, including pieces from Arts Council England supported companies like the Young Vic, Lyric Hammersmith, Graeae and Dash Arts. For a journey into the unexpected, people can venture into the Faraway Forest. Here you will encounter interactive art

attracting nationally and internationally renowned artists and

installations and a visually spectacular walk through a world

arts companies to the region. The arts programme boasts a

of woodland imagination.

huge and varied line-up, from theatre and dance through to literature, poetry and interactive art installations. There is, quite literally, something for everyone!

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And for younger festival goers, Latitude also includes the Inbetweeners Teen Area. Run by Culture Works East and Greenpeace, this is the place to be for creative teens.

Arts Council

It boasts a host of digital and creative workshop spaces where

These will be available in 30 minute slots, giving us the

young people can use state of the art equipment to produce

chance to speak with more than 70 artists and organisations

their own work, get real hands-on experience of the media

over the three days. People can book an advice slot in a

and music industry and a chance to work alongside industry

variety of ways:

pros in a range of interactive and industry savvy activities. There’s also a performance stage and a new hangout space… a great place for teens to explore their creativity for hours!

What we’re doing

1) Drop in to our shed on the day and see what’s available 2) Find our roving staff and book with them whilst your out and about at Latitude 3) Call our customer services team on 0845 300 6200

This year the Arts Council will be taking up residence in the

(9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday) before 13 July 2016 and

Faraway Forest throughout Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Our

bag yourself a slot (recommended)

relationship managers will be providing free advice about our open access Grants for the Arts programme and range of Strategic funding opportunities. The latter includes Strategic

We are there for everyone, from people exploring what funding is out there through to people who have a fully formed idea that they are nearly ready to put into action.

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DOT Productions present The Importance of Being Earnest By Oscar Wilde

Sunday 14 August 4pm In the garden at The Oaksmere, Brome, Eye IP23, 8AH Advance £12 / Door £15 (Bring a chair or rug to sit on) Professional touring theatre DOT Productions performance of Northanger Abbey last year won them many fans. Now they return with Oscar Wilde’s renowned comedy, billed by him as ‘a trivial comedy for serious people’. Its witty dialogue and fabulous characters are sure to delight both serious and flippant audiences alike. An unmissable show!

For more information visit our website, to make a room reservation or table booking please call 01379 873940 The Oaksmere, Rectory Road, Brome. Eye, Suffolk IP23 8AJ T: 01379 873940 E: 18 |

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Theatre & Film News C S Lewis play comes to Bury Shadowlands, the beautiful and moving story about the life of The Chronicles of

Cambridge Arts Theatre: Present Laughter

Narnia writer C S Lewis,

Often thought of as semi-autobiographical, Noël Coward’s

comes to the Theatre Royal,

Present Laughter is undoubtedly one of his funniest plays as he

Bury St Edmunds from July

looks at life behind the theatrical curtain and reveals a world of

11th-16th. Happily living as

glittering wits, dashing dressing gowns and ostentatious

a distinguished, academic

personalities. Actor, charmer and diva, Garry Essendine is

bachelor in Oxford, life is

determined to disregard his advancing years and receding

comfortable and certain.

hairline by revelling in endless tantrums and casual affairs. But

But then the unexpected happens – he falls in love with American

just as he is about to depart for Africa, he finds himself besieged

poet Joy Davidson. Davidson, the outspoken New Yorker, initially

by a bevy of would be seductresses, not to mention his long-

disrupts Lewis’ quiet life but over time their feelings for one

suffering secretary, his estranged wife, and an obsessed young

another develop into a deep connection and love. It doesn’t take

playwright. As he attempts to disentangle himself from their

long before this mismatched couple irk many of the rigid

clutches and demands, the humour escalates, accompanied by

sensibilities of Oxford University. But in a tragic turn of events

delicious dialogue and sparkling repartee. Starring Samuel West

Lewis’ Christian faith is deeply tested. Starring Stephen Boxer

(Howards End, Notting Hill and Richard II and Hamlet with the

(Humans, The Iron Lady, Doctors) Amanda Ryan (The Forsyte Saga)

Royal Shakespeare Company) and Phyllis Logan (Mrs Hughes in

and Denis Lill (Only Fools and Horses) this West End and

Downton Abbey), the play comes to Cambridge Arts Theatre from

Broadway hit is both a tender and tragic tale that promises to be

July 25th-30th.

both emotional and uplifting.

Eye Castle hosts outdoor Shakespeare This summer The Pantaloons come to Eye Castle as part of their UK tour of Romeo and Juliet. Join the critically-acclaimed theatre company on July 30th for Shakespeare's timeless tale of romance, swordfights, potions and tragically-slow messengers. With a cast of just four actors playing all of the characters, audiences can expect plenty of quick-changes, larger-than-life characters and dubious wigs. Using audience interaction, contemporary references, slapstick and original live music all nestled comfortably within the verse, this production is sure to put a smile on even the glummest face. By making the clowns an integral part of the show, The Pantaloons bring a genuinely traditional element back to Shakespeare’s work, making it accessible to people of all ages without dumbing down. The production is part of the Corn Hall on tour programme of events taking place in different venues while Diss Corn Hall is undergoing an extensive programme of renovation and refurbishment.

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High School Prom Queen Norwich Theatre Royal, AUGUST 3rd-6th Norwich Theatre Royal is turning trans-Atlantic this summer as the stage is transformed into the classrooms and corridors of Swallow Falls High School. The centre of learning is the setting for this year’s summer musical from the Norwich Theatre Royal Youth Company. High School Prom Queen aims to follow the preparations, battles, angst and romance which leads up to winning the prestigious prom queen prize. The story begins with pupil Lily expecting to gain the title for a fourth time. But there are plenty of obstacles to the popularity poll including a new very pretty female pupil, an English exchange student who could be titled, feral Elementary kids and Principal Butters who thinks the prom is a complete waste of time.

have tended to do classical and well known titles like Wind In the Willows and Peter Pan and people know what to expect. This

The scene is set for a contemporary comedy musical created

byNarts course director David Lambert. He said: 'Previously I

time, I thought it would be good to do something a bit different and more modern for the young people.'

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Dare to get Up Close and Personal!

Dinosaur Zoo - Norwich Playhouse, August 10th-12th Direct from the West End, Dinosaur Zoo is stampeding across

But watch out. Not all of these ravenous reptiles are as tame as they seem…

the country on its UK tour, reaching the Norwich Playhouse on

And, if you're feeling brave, there's a meet and greet session at

August 10th.

the end so you can see these fearsome creatures up close and

Now introducing the Tyrannosaurus Rex to the stage, Dinosaur


Zoo brings these awesome prehistoric creatures to life as

Taking the country by storm, Dinosaur Zoo is fast becoming a

you’ve never seen them before.

world-wide phenomenon, offering guaranteed fun for all the

From cute baby dinos to teeth-gnashing giants, marvel and

family ages 3+.

interact with extraordinary life-like dinosaurs in this imaginative and hilarious live show.


WIN A FAMILY TICKET ARTSeast has teamed up with Norwich Playhouse to offer one lucky reader the chance to win tickets for a family of four to see Dinosaur Zoo. To be in with a chance of winning, email your name, address and phone number to Closing date: July 22nd, usual terms and conditions apply. July 2016 | 21

Coffee & aChat Next month, popular vocalist Joe Ringer takes to the stage at the Norwich Theatre Royal, with his big band sound as he presents Swingin' With Bublé. The Norwich-based singer has a large local following for his jazz and swing arrangements and is promising an evening to remember with an orchestra, choir and guest soloists joining him on stage. 'For our show at the Theatre Royal there will be a massive band, the sort of band you don’t usually see,' says Joe. 'We will have a 28-piece orchestra and everything is especially arranged for this line-up. We have the standard big band

which is 18 musicians and, on top of that, we've added a seven-piece string section plus percussion. Plus we’ve got a 40-piece choir singing with us and some dancers, so a bit of everything – a visual and aural feast for everyone.' Joe has been working on the arrangements himself, alongside arranger Mike West. 'The songs are beautifully written and to be able to do the true arrangements is brilliant,' says Joe. 'The lyrics are beautiful, which I feel a lot of the time today you don’t get in modern songs. They are so clever you can get really lost in the story when you are singing them and listening to them too. I like singing pop music like anyone else, but there is something about these well-crafted songs from Cole Porter and Irving Berlin that I really love. They are a pleasure to sing and they suit my voice.' On the programme on August 9th will be numbers from Michael Bublé with songs ranging from Cry Me A River and Haven’t Met You Yet, to Home and Feeling Good, as well as some of the all-time greats from Frank Sinatra, the Rat Pack and Ray Charles.

Norwich singer Joe Ringer has been taking the UK by storm. Now the big band singer is returning to his home city to celebrate swing music past and present. Here Judy Foster, Communications Officer at Norwich Theatre Royal, catches up with Joe ahead of his August show.

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Coffee & a Chat 'I grew up with the big band sound,' says Joe. 'My mum was a massive fan of Sinatra and the Rat Pack and Nat King Cole, so that was always playing throughout the house, so I became that kind of singer. I’ve always had a passion for it and about ten years ago when Bublé came in, Jamie Cullum and the Robbie Williams swing album, it re-ignited that thing. It was great and they are just a pleasure to sing.' The former Costessey High School pupil joined the Norfolk Youth Music Theatre at the age of 16. His first gig was at the Maid's Head Hotel and led on to appearances with the Jonathan Wyatt Big Band, regular shows at The Norwich Playhouse and other regional venues, as well as work on the corporate event circuit at weddings and shows. 'Norfolk Youth Music Theatre gave me good diction and a good vocal grounding,' says Joe. 'A lot of people have beautiful voices, but you have to be able to perform too. You have to be likeable to the crowd. You have to endear

yourself to the audience in the first five minutes. I can cover most things. I do a lot of soul stuff, a lot of rock, swing, but jazz is probably my main thing. It is three years since I turned professional. We started off with nothing which was quite scary – it’s been building – the first year we had 20 events, the next 40 and last year 60, and this year we are on for 100 - so it just keeps growing.' Appearing alongside Joe is Claire Martin, one of the UK's top jazz vocalists and presenter on Radio 3 and Frankie's Boys a fantastic Four Seasons tribute band. The Joe Ringer Band is at Norwich Theatre Royal on August 9th.

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Music News Cratfield Concerts: Heath Quartet The second concert of the Concerts at Cratfield 2016 season features the young and energetic Heath Quartet,

Newmarket welcomes Mark Ronson

fresh from playing in the Aldeburgh Festival and from

International superstar Mark Ronson will be bringing his

releasing CDs of all the

acclaimed live DJ set to the Adnams July Course on August

Tippett quartets, recorded at

5th as part of the 2016 Newmarket Nights season. Ronson’s

concerts in the Wigmore

back catalogue is second to none, having released some of

Hall. They will play a much

the most successful and recognized hits of the past decade

loved quartet by Mozart

including ‘Oh My God’ featuring Lily Allen, ‘Stop Me’ feat

(’The Hunt’), Bartók’s innovative third quartet from the 1920s and after the interval, with tea and home made cakes on offer – one of the late great Beethoven quartets, the six–movement op 130. The concert is at St Mary’s Cratfield, close to Halesworth, at 3pm on Sunday July 17th. Four more concerts follow, on alternate Sundays For more details go to and tickets from 01728-603077.

Daniel Merriweather and ‘Valerie’ feat Amy Winehouse. It was in 2014 however that he released a track that would go on to be one of the most streamed and biggest selling singles of the 21st century; ‘Uptown Funk’ feat Bruno Mars. The track was catapulted to the number one spot both here and in the US and secured him a BRIT Award for British Single of the Year. In addition to his success as a lead artist, Ronson is also a celebrated producer having worked with acts ranging from Adele to Duran Duran, and won two Grammy Awards for his work on Amy Winehouse’s ‘Back to Black’ album.

Reggae superstar comes to Norwich Punch Touring is bringing the internationally acclaimed Roots Reggae superstar Julian 'JUJU' Marley to the UK this August where he'll play NME best small venue 2014 Norwich Arts Centre on August 18th. Julian Marley, son of reggae legend Bob Marley and Barbados-born Lucy Pounder, is a Grammy award nominated, roots-reggae musician, singer-songwriter, producer and humanitarian.In the same tradition as his father, Julian "Ju Ju" Marley is a devout Rastafarian whose music is inspired by life and spirituality. Born in London in 1975, Julian was raised in England by his mother but frequently visited his family and brothers Ziggy, Stephen, Damian and Kymani in Jamaica. Growing up in a musical atmosphere, Julian quickly became a skillful, self-taught musician mastering the bass, drums, guitar and keyboards. Marley will play hits like “Boom Draw”,“Systems”, “Lemme Go” and “Violence in the Streets”, complete with his 11 piece band alongside a very special support - Iba Mahr.

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Fantastic Shows at The Apex

In the heart of Bury St Edmunds, The Apex offers up an eclectic mix of theatre, music, dance and much more. Next month sees the arrival of two spectacular musical gems.

August 20th, 7.30pm - That'll Be The Day After an incredible three decades of touring, the UK’s No.1 Rock & Roll variety production That’ll Be The Day returns with another brand new summer spectacular! This year’s show features a fresh new line-up of sensational classic gold hits, spanning the 50s through to the 70s & 80s, mixed as always, with even more hilarious comedy! Complete with stunning costumes and incredible live music performances, you’ll be on your feet and dancing in the aisles before the night is over.


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August 25th, 7.30pm - Rat Pack Vegas Spectacular Show

name of the show you'd like to see. Closing date: July 22nd, usual terms and conditions apply.

Wonderful memories of classic Las Vegas with songs by Frank

Rat Pack Vegas Spectacular

Sinatra, Dean Martin & Sammy Davis, including: Come Fly with

To be in with a chance of winning two tickets, please email your

Me, Volare, That’s Amore, Under My Skin, Mr Bojangles, Mack The

name, address and phone number to, stating the

Knife and many more favourites.

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Local Global Song Project Southburgh Festival of World Music in association with Arts La’Olam and supported by Arts Council of England, Norfolk County Council and Breckland District Council are launching a series of singing workshops in local villages. In the days running up to the Southburgh Festival weekend people of all ages and abilities are warmly invited to the singing workshops. Now in its eighth year, Southburgh Festival has become ever more popular as a showcase for global music, theatre and dance in the heart of Norfolk’s beautiful countryside, this year running from Friday 29th – Sunday 31st July. Organisers wanted to encourage

Samia Malik

more people of Breckland to come share the event and so they’re


rolling out these family- friendly sessions to give a taste of what

Both gifted vocalists, musicians and experienced choir leaders,

the festival has to offer.

they’ll introduce traditional song and harmonies accompanying

Headline performers Namvula and Samia Malik will be hosting

on guitar, tabla and tanpura and inspire everybody to discover

three pop-up choir events, inviting members of the local

their inner voice. Joyful and uplifting, these will be unique events

community to join them in song and learn the rich musical

where neighbours can join together to experience a fusion of

rhythms and styles of their ancestral cultures, Zambia and

Asian and African sounds and make a big jubilant noise.

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Southburgh World Music Festival This summer’s Southburgh World music festival, celebrating women in music, looks set to be their biggest and best so far. This vibrant, colourful, and lively festival, in it’s 8th year, is taking place over the weekend of the July 29th-31st at Burton Manor Barns, Southburgh. It begins on Friday evening with Garlic Theatre Company's unique

Jackson who fuses jazz, soul, gospel and pop. Festival organiser Anna Mudeka reunites with her sisters to sing together on stage for the first time since they worked together with Thomas Mapfumo in Zimbabwe. Completing the line up on Saturday evening will be Klezmerized who will be performing Eastern European Jewish Klezmer songs and tunes. Les Fifis will

take on Jack and the Beanstalk.The theatre continues with the

be following in the footsteps of their mothers in a high-energy

Michael Clarke Theatre company performing a specially-written

spectacular with high kicks and flying splits.

piece 'From Zimbabwe with love' about a Zimbabwean footballer who signs for Norwich City, and a duo show of poetry and mime from Judi Daykin from Broad Horizon theatre company.

The fringe festival stage will run during the day on the Saturday and include a wide cross section of world music. Drum workshops will include Bodhran, Samba and African drumming,

The festival is proud to have obtained a grant from Arts Council

there will be Indian, Mbira and Scandinavian singing, and African,

England East.This has enabled them to book some of the leading

Kizomba and Reggaeton dance workshops.There will also be a

female performers on the world music circuit including superb

circus workshop and performance.

African singer songwriter Namvula who blends African sounds and Latin rhythms with folk and jazz and singer / pianist Jordan

Early Music Summer School Showcase Cambridge Early Music’s 2016 Summer Schools Showcase will run between Sunday 31 July – Friday 12 August. Join them as they explore the riches of Spanish Baroque and Renaissance music. All at Jesus College Chapel unless otherwise mentioned. Highlights include: • The Parley of Instruments - July 31st, 4pm: Little St Mary's Church The Neapolitan violinist Nicola Matteis comes to London with Spanish and Neapolitan music in his luggage.The English viol player Henry Butler travels to Madrid, taking the English consort idiom with him; he inspires Andrea Falconieri in Naples to dedicate an English-style piece to him. Nicolaus á Kempis and

This concert illuminates their rich musical worlds by contrasting

Philipp van Wichel revel in the musical melting pot of the Spanish

their sensuous settings of the Salve Regina and their colourful


sinfonias, scored for recorder, oboe and strings.

• The Parley of Instruments with Philippa Hyde - August 3rd, 8pm

Students of the 2016 Renaissance Summer School August 12th, 7.30pm

Alessandro Scarlatti worked in Naples for much of his career, while his son Domenico spent most of his life in Portugal and Spain. July 2016 | 27

Food & Drink

Food Review: House of Tiago, Norwich This Brazilian restaurant, in the heart of Norwich's Tombland, offers an all-you-can-eat dining experience with a difference. In the style of a traditional Brazilian Rodizio, waiters bring skewers of different meat to your table to be carved direct to your plate.There is also an unlimited salad bar and complimentary fries. Upon arrival, we were shown to our table and the House of Tiago system

Sirloin. Each meat was well-cooked and full of flavour. We'd been warned that the meat is served on the rare side as is favoured in Brazil but that we could ask for it be cooked for longer if necessary. Actually, it was

was explained to us clearly and succinctly. We were given a square card

perfect as it was. There were other meats on offer but sadly we were too

with one green and one red side. If we were happy for the waiter to bring

full to try them. For dessert we shared a plate of Brigadeiros - home

more meat, we had to place the card green side up. If we needed a

made traditional Brazilian chocolate sweets. These were rich and very

break, or had finished, we should pop the card on red.With that, we

tasty and went down well a cup of coffee.

headed to the salad bar which was well-stocked with a range of tasty dishes including a lovely potato salad, coleslaw and green beans. You could also help yourself to bread.

Vegetarians and pescatarians are also catered for with vegetable kebabs, halloumi and fish skewers including king prawns and poached salmon. All in all, both the atmosphere and service and the food itself were of a

Back at the table, the waiter approached with a tasty-looking skewer of

high quality. We will definitely be heading back again and look forward to

minted lamb which was delicious. This was followed by chilli beef,

trying some different meats next time.

Brazilian sausages, smoked gammon, beef skirt (my favourite) and Beef

Sarah Veness

Staithe 'n' Willow is a beautiful thatched building, beside the river Bure on the Norfolk Broads. It's the perfect place to enjoy a wide range of food from breakfast, morning coffee and light lunches to afternoon teas and evening meals. We are fully licensed so you can enjoy one of our speciality Crab salads while basking with a Pimms. A specials board increases the variety on the menu, which includes gluten free and vegetarian choices. Fresh baked scones are an essential ingredient of our cream teas served with strawberry jam and clotted cream. Or maybe afternoon tea served with finger sandwiches, scones or a selection of delicious cakes. Or why not come for a tasty breakfast using locally sourced ingredients from our local butcher?

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THE MILL INN Karen, Steve and the team welcome you to The Mill Inn, Aldeburgh. A traditional seafront pub with log fires serving ADNAMS finest ales and wines…great homecooked comfort food, families and dogs very welcome! We offer exclusive use hire and buffet style lunches for walking groups. our amazing hickory smoked ribs cooked in our own American smoking oven! fabulous rib of beef Sunday roasts succulent 8oz angus steak burgers

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www.eastcoastcafeandstore .com At the East Coast Bar, Restaurant & Café you can enjoy a quiet drink, a tasty meal, delicious freshly ground Mozzo coffee, rare teas, yummy cakes and of course the essential - local ice creams. We also stock groceries from in and around Suffolk and a lovingly curated selection of merchandise and gifts. 152 Aldeburgh High Street, Suffolk IP15 5AQ

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What’s On

Beatrix Potter at Melford Hall This year is the 150th anniversary of

a souvenir box to take home with them. There will also

Beatrix Potter’s birth and at Melford

be the opportunity to see the original Jemima

Hall they will be celebrating her particular connection to Melford in a variety of ways. Ethel Leech was Beatrix Potter’s cousin, so when Ethel married the Reverend Sir William Hyde Parker, owner of the Hall, it was no surprise that Beatrix was a regular visitor. On her visits she would bring a menagerie of animals to sketch and draw. On July 28th the Hall will be holding a party to celebrate Cousin Beatie’s 150th birthday, including a petting zoo with many of the animals that inspired her

Puddle-Duck toy. The exhibition “Beatrix Potter’s Melford” will show a collection of her holiday sketches that she drew around the Hall and village. This is a small insight into her love of drawing and photography as she recorded the sights and scenes around her. This is a unique opportunity to gain more understanding of Beatrix as an artist as well as her connection to Melford Hall and Suffolk.

drawings and stories. Children will all receive a piece of cake in Picture credit: National Trust/Nick Guttridge

Special Events

at ‘The Park’

The Park prides itself on providing a fine selection of special events during the year, we are now preparing more special events for 2016. For information on any of the events listed on our events, please contact Tracey or Stacey on 01379 642244 or Email: and we will be happy to help. Park Hotel, 29 Denmark Street, Diss, Norfolk, IP22 4LE Tel: 01379 642244 Email: 30 |

What’s On

A Festival of Food at Sandringham

The Sandringham Food & Drink festival on August 6th-7th promises to be an inspirational event for specialist food and drink enthusiasts.The event will have a summer festival feel about it, with jazz and country bands. The Festival’s ‘Chefs on Stage’ plan to give show visitors a series of entertaining and instructive live demonstrations. An impressive line up of national and regional star chefs bring an intriguing selection of international food backgrounds and influences. Saturday sees the charismatic Theo Randall, Daniel Clifford and Holly Bell take centre stage, on Sunday John Torode, Lisa Faulkner and Holly Bell star, Mark Lloyd comperes in the main food theatre. On the smaller food roadshow stage the main attraction is the Crabstock Boys, and there will be further cookery demonstrations by chefs from local eateries.The Crabstock Boys will also host the only Pop up Sea Food Restaurant in the UK which has proved to be

An interesting area of the festival is Craft Corner with the main

fantastically popular.

marquees hosting a varied selection of crafts and skills. A series of

A range of Food Halls will feature a line-up of local and regional speciality food and drink producers, with a particular focus on British food provenance, locally reared meats, artisan baking, also with micro-breweries and a real ale marquee. The Piazza is that special area of the festival where you come to relax and eat.There’s a plethora of food vendors, caterers and bars, with an extensive range of food from different countries including street food, vegetarian food and barbecues,

smaller marquees house working craftsmen … watch Glass Blowers and Blacksmiths at work or have a go at throwing or painting a pot or making a sand picture. The Festival brings to Sandringham a touch of summertime, al fresco dining, Masterchefs, artisan food and drink, music, fun and hopefully laughter. So come along to enjoy yourselves, eat drink and be merry. July 2016 | 31

What’s On

Full line up revealed for Holt Festival This month, the lovely Georgian market town of Holt springs to life with the award-winning, multi-arts, international Holt Festival. Now in its eighth year, the Festival brings outstanding theatre, music, comedy, literature, children’s and visual art events to this picturesque North Norfolk town for eight days, from July 23rd-31st. Theatrical highlights include a preview of Bucket Club’s new watery tale Fossils before it heads to the Edinburgh Fringe in August. Renowned stage, film and TV actress Olivia Poulet performs her outstanding interpretation of Mark Ravenhill’s Product. Pip Utton has enjoyed worldwide acclaim for his very individual portrayals of Hitler, Churchill, Dickens, Casanova, Chaplin, Hancock and many others. Now in the largely unscripted Playing Maggie he takes on the Iron Lady and invites the audience to question her on, well,

Gyles Brandreth

anything! Forensic mind reader Colin Cloud has been described as potentially the most dangerous man in the world and the closest

subversive comedy How to Survive the NHS… and Help the NHS

thing in the universe to a real life Sherlock Holmes.

Survive. Hammond is a passionate fighter for the future of our national health service.Trust him, he’s a doctor. Music fans will delight in Dire Straits’ John Illsey,The Crazy World of Arthur Brown and The Searchers and can look forward to a rare seated concert from Norfolk roots rockers The Vagaband. On the classical side, the stunning violin duo Retorica, perform pieces by Bach,Telemann, Mozart and Prokofiev and there’s the first ever UK concert outside London from polish pianist Mariola Cieniawa. Turning to visual arts, the annual Holt Art Prize has already Retorica

been announced and entries are coming in from all over the country.The winner will be announced on July 24th by

Sir John Hurt and everyone can see the shortlisted entries in a If it's comedy you're after, Mark Watson is one of the country’s finest comedians. His new show I’m Not Here examines identity in the digital age and the search for meaning in our lives. Former MP and TV and radio regular Gyles Brandreth opens the festival proper with his five star smash Word Power. Jenny Eclair instructs on How to be a Middle Aged Woman while Dr Phil Hammond brings his highly

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special exhibition at The Auden Theatre running throughout Festival week. With a range of talks and literature events - not to mention many fabulous events for children - the Holt Festival is perfect for all the family.

What’s On

Jimmy's Festival This month sees a new incarnation of the annual music and food festival at Jimmy's Farm. Jimmy Doherty, who hails from Clavering, Essex, first made his name in the BBC documentary

Newton Faulkner

‘Jimmy’s Farm’ which followed his progress starting the ‘Essex Pig Company’ rare-breed pig farm in

Jack Mo nroe

2002. Over the years the business has grown in to a family tourist attraction which now includes hosting its very own music and food festival. The family friendly event will be held at Jimmy’s Farm in Wherstead, Suffolk, on July 24th-25th and will incorporate two music stages, a cookery demonstration area and kids’ zone. Acts currently confirmed for the Main Stage are Westcountry band, Reef as well as singer-songwriter Newton Faulkner. Making a welcome return for 2016 will be Cockney duo Chas and Dave. Gennaro Contaldo, Jack Monroe and DJ BBQ are amongst the line-up of chefs who will be demonstrating their specialities on the cookery stage whilst. CBBC’s Mr Bloom will be heading up the entertainment for the

Mr Bloom

younger contingent in addition to the Kids’ zone which will include animal petting, circus skills, puppetry and a Science and Nature trail – new for 2016. Jimmy Doherty said; 'This year’s Festival is a marriage of two really popular events we’ve held here on the Farm over the years. There was a music festival held here for a few years and we had our own Sausage and Beer Festival which was our food-focused event.This year, we’ve brought the two together for a truly brilliant two days which really does have something for everyone, including the children which, as a family venue, is so important to us. We’re proud of our line-up which brings in some fantastic international music acts and brilliantly talented chefs.' For full line-up and ticket information, go to July 2016 | 33

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Local Arts Scene: King’s Lynn

King's Lynn: Fit for a Queen The name King's Lynn is thought to have derived from the Celtic

The visual arts are well represented in the Greyfriars Art Space which

word for a pool or lake - a large tidal lake used to cover the town.

offers a range of exhibitions of contemporary arts and crafts.

A prosperous market town - with trade built along the waterways stretching inland - grew on this site from the 12th century. The town's wealth was based on trade both from within Britain and abroad with the powerful German trading organisation, the Hanseatic League. King's Lynn has a proud maritime past as one of the most important ports in England. This is reflected in the wealth of merchants' houses and the stunning Custom House overlooking the harbour. In fact, King's Lynn is full of historic buildings and streets that are well worth a wander today. This month, lovers of the arts can revel in the fantastic King's Lynn Festival which offers a broad programme of music, theatre, talks and film. Both the Alive Corn Exchange and the King's Lynn Arts Centre are

Throughout this summer, visitors are invited to enjoy the Tornado Arts Trail across the town. Designed to celebrate RAF Marham's 100th anniversary, the trail highlights the town's historic core with the placing of specially decorated Tornado models and history trail boards. Earlier this year, the town came alive at dusk with the installation of beautiful light projections across its historic buildings. Lynn Lumiere transformed the facades of King's Lynn Minster, Greyfriars Tower, the Custom House, St Nicholas Chapel, 1-3 Tuesday Market Place and 18 New Conduit Street with a series of spectacular light shows. Just outside the town are a number of stunning stately homes and historic buildings including the Queen's Norfolk residence Sandringham House, Houghton Hall and Castle Rising.

excellent performance venues in the heart of the town with a wide range of offerings for both adults and children. July 2016 | 35

Local Arts Scene: King’s Lynn

World-Class Theatre for King’s Lynn

King’s Lynn Corn Exchange is a popular entertainment venue featuring everything from opera to pantomime. Located on the historic Tuesday Market Place in the heart of King’s Lynn, the Corn Exchange hosts a wide variety of entertainment for everyone to enjoy including: top comedians, live music concerts, dance, opera, children’s shows, musicals, theatre, talks and a magical pantomime every Christmas.

July Highlights at the Corn Exchange include:

Graeme of Thrones - July 6th In this critically-acclaimed

The attractive and comfortable auditorium has flexible seating, which can be cleared to reveal a large, open space, a flexibility which allows us to host a varied range of other events including: party nights, comedy clubs, antique fairs, exhibitions and wedding receptions. The Corn Exchange also takes bookings for shows and events taking place at the King's Lynn Arts Centre, based in St George's Guildhall. This performance venue is an important centre for local theatre and dance performances.

The UK’s leading constitutional historian, known for his forthright views, talks about the period he describes as “the most glorious

theatrical journey through the

soap opera, with the whole future of

Seven Kingdoms, direct from sold

countries turning on what these

out shows in London’s West End

huge personalities felt like when

and Australia, avid ‘Thrones’ fan

they got out of bed in the morning.”

Graeme just wants to recreate his favourite fantasy saga on stage - aided and abetted

King's Lynn Festival

by his best friend Paul and the girl he used to fancy at school Bryony. Created by some of the UK’s top comedy writers, Graeme Of Thrones is an original and un-authorised parody on the international phenomenon that is Game Of Thrones. A treat for fans and an introduction for the unenlightened. See it before the inevitable lawsuit.

David Starkey - July 14th THE KING IS DEAD: royal death and succession under the Tudors 

As a hub for the festival, the Corn Exchange is hosting a variety of festival events including the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra who open the festival on July 17th with a versatile programme of classical, light classical and popular music. Showcasing a wide range of music,

With over-mighty father confessors, concealed deaths and lethal

talks and film throughout the festival period, the Corn Exchange is the

faction fights over the still-warm corpse, the Tudors died as excitingly

place to be this month.

as they lived.This lecture uncovers the astonishingly dramatic story.

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Local Arts Scene: King’s Lynn

World-famous names will be heading to King’s Lynn this summer to

Festival favourite Lesley Garrett will

feature in the town’s 66th and biggest feast of music and the arts

return on July 24th to sing much-loved

being staged on July 17th-30th.

arias, songs by George Gershwin and

The Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra will launch the festival in style with a sparkling programme featuring magical music from the

classics from 20th century musicals. Singer Claire Martin teams up with

movies plus classical favourites by Tchaikovsky, Mozart and Dvorak.

Ray Gelato and his band for A

The Czech National Symphony Orchestra with its celebrated

Swingin’ Affair on July 22nd and

conductor Libor Pesek and violinist Alexander Sitkovetsky will present

the world-class Ronnie Scott’s All

the final concert.

Stars will celebrate the world-

The packed programme of 30 events will take audiences to Lynn’s beautiful historic buildings. St Nicholas’ Chapel with its superb

Lesley G arrett

famous jazz venue on July 29th. Popular art historian Andrew Graham-Dixon will return to give two

acoustic will be the setting for an uplifting concert,The Glories of

talks - about the Art of Scandinavia and The secrets of the Mona Lisa

English Choral Music, by the 100-strong King’s Lynn Festival Chorus. It

- and historian Suzannah Lipscomb will speak on the wives of

will be one of several events featuring the music of Ralph Vaughan

Henry VIII.

Williams 60 years after he conducted a festival concert in the chapel two years before his death. A second event in the chapel will be based on T S Eliot’s Four Quartets which will be spoken by acclaimed actress Juliet Stevenson with cellist Guy Johnston playing selections

The partnership established last year with the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts in Norwich continues with an exhibition in the Fermoy Gallery of works by American-born artist, Alfred Cohen, who settled in North Norfolk in 1978.

from Bach’s cello suites, and former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams, a poet and T S Eliot expert, discussing the texts.

A second exhibition, in the gallery foyer, will feature sculpture by Norfolk artist Susan Bacon inspired by some of Shakespeare’s most

rtet Piatti Qua

Eight events will be staged in St George’s

memorable creations.

Guildhall where Lynn Festival has its roots. One will be the Ruth Fermoy Memorial

Pianist Cordula Heiland will give a piano recital at the Town Hall on

Concert in memory of the Festival’s

July 25th, composer Toby Young will feature with the Contemporary

founder and will feature renowned

Consort on July 18th, and the Royal Geographical Society/IBG talk by

clarinettist Emma Johnson with the

Tristan Gooley on July 30th will be entitled How to read water.

Piatti Quartet. There will be concerts in the Minster on July 21st Canadian pianist Angela

On Saturday July 16th Festival organisers are staging free entertainment in conjunction with the borough council as part of the council’s bid to attract more visitors to Lynn town centre. Attractions

Hewitt, renowned for her performance of Bach’s music, on July 23rd

will include Hoofbeat, Silent Disco, Springwood jazz and concert

the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment plus a harpsichord recital

bands,Travelling by Tuba and OAE Tots music workshops.

by David Wright, and on July 27th harpist Catrin Finch, former Royal Harpist to the Prince of Wales. July 2016 | 37

Local Arts Scene: King’s Lynn

Lynn Museum: West Norfolk’s greatest treasure! Enjoy this delightful museum which tells the story of West Norfolk. Step back in time as you walk into a life size replica of Seahenge. This astonishing Bronze Age timber circle is the museum’s stunning centrepiece. Learn about the people who meticulously crafted the timbers and study the marks left by their bronze axes. Then discover the timbers as they were found on the beach and find out how this ancient wooden structure amazingly survived for 4,000 years. Browse around the ‘West Norfolk Story’. Marvel at the Sedgeford Hoard of Iceni gold coins hidden in a cow bone for nearly 2000 years. Imagine being a pilgrim in the thriving medieval port of King’s Lynn or riding on the magnificent gallopers in a Victorian fairground. Examine the skeleton of an Anglo Saxon warrior and Egyptian Shabti figures. Learn how early people have helped us to write history from their graves.

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Alongside the rich displays of objects there are interactive features to entertain the whole family. Audio guides and gallery resource areas provide information for those wishing to find out more.The museum's current exhibition (running until September 11th) is called Art of the Mart - a look at the art, craft and design of the fairground. In Victorian times, King's Lynn was famed as a place for the manufacture of steam merry-go-rounds. The museum is housed in a former Union Baptist Chapel and schoolroom adjacent to the town’s bus station. Come and take a look around – you will be warmly welcomed by Horace the tiger, who will greet you with a friendly roar!

Local Arts Scene: King’s Lynn

Spotlight on... Artist Gerald Marsland Please tell us about your background as an artist?

led to my second career high. One of the paintings at the

From an early age it was clear I had inherited my father’s

exhibition; ‘Peak District near Buxton, Derbyshire’, oil on

and grandfather’s gift for art. Despite this, on leaving school

canvas board 18”x 22”, I submitted to the Eastern Open Arts

at 16, I joined the Civil Service in London before moving to

Competition in 2004. The Eastern Open was the largest

King's Lynn and starting work for an electronics firm. Even

open arts competition in the area, covering seven counties.

though it wasn’t fulfilling, it gave me time to pick up my

It attracted over 1,000 entries of which less than 10% were

brushes. I painted local scenes in watercolour and

hung. It was the first year I had submitted and as well as

eventually sold my first painting to the landlord of the Swan

having a piece selected, it also won the award for’ Best

Inn in South Wootton. Other landlords - and then pet


owners - started contacting me to paint their businesses and animals and it spiralled from there. Soon I was earning

Where can people see your work? Do you have any exhibitions coming up?

more from my painting so turned professional in 2002. Following a successful exhibition in 2013, I was invited to

What inspires you?

exhibit my work in Bruges, Moscow and London. It was

I love landscape. I greatly admire the works of Turner and

fantastic news but I had underestimated how physically

Constable and through their own historical connection and

demanding, it would be. Unfortunately, putting in the hours

natural progression the works of Claude and the French

painting for 3 exhibitions as well as my commission work

Impressionists. They bring landscape alive with depth and

put too much strain on my body. In June 2014, I ended up

drama. Seascape; the Dutch Masters and again Turner.

in hospital with three slipped discs and a spinal

Breath taking works. You have to marvel at the story of Turner

compression of the central nerve core. Two years later on, I

being strapped to a mast of a ship in a storm to get the

am having to take a cocktail of painkillers and other

feeling of the energy so he could relay it on canvas. Now,

medications to get by, still have pains in my back and neck,

all I paint are Landscapes and Seascapes. I don’t think I

no feeling in my left leg and a permanent tingling sensation

would go so far as strapping myself to a mast, but I am a

in my hands with no sense of touch. On a good note, I am

firm believer in visiting every place I paint to absorb the

painting again and I've been invited to exhibit in France in

atmosphere and try to achieve an accurate representation.

2017. I also hope to have an exhibition in King’s Lynn next

Which piece of work are you most proud of and why?

year. In the meantime, I have some paintings in the Craft Centre and Gallery in Old Hunstanton opposite the Ancient

It is hard to name a particular favourite painting as all my work is painted with heart but my first high was my first solo exhibition in 2003. It was very well received – an exhibition

Mariner.  Even though I have these exhibitions on the horizon, I would be interested in having proper Gallery representation again.

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