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The Dam Busters at 75

Wednesday 11th April 7pm Live Broadcast from the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-Upon-Avon

Returning home from battle, the victorious Macbeth meets three witches on the heath. Driven by their disturbing prophecies, he sets out on the path to murder. Runtime: 2 hours 30 minutes including 1 interval Tickets £12.50 | Student £10 (ID Req) Quote: ARTSeast code: MacbethRSC £10


Thursday 3rd May 7.15pm Live Broadcast from the Royal Opera House

The Royal Opera House bring us the ballet, Manon. Manon’s brother Lescaut is offering her to the highest bidder when she meets Des Grieux and falls in love. They elope to Paris, but when Monsieur G.M. offers Manon a life of luxury as his mistress she can’t resist. Runtime: 2 hour 35 minutes including 2 intervals Tickets £15 | Student £12.50 (ID Req) Quote: ARTSeast Code: ManonROH £12.50

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Thursday 17th May 7.15pm Live broadcast from the Royal Albert Hall

Relive the Royal Air Force’s most daring operation of the Second World War, 75 years to the day, with a gala screening of the newly restored classic British film. Dan Snow will host a commemorative evening paying tribute to Wing Commander Guy Gibson and his comrades of the legendary 617 Squadron. This event will culminate with a screening of The Dam Busters, directed by Michael Anderson and starring Sir Michael Redgrave and Richard Todd, on a huge 40ft screen in stunning 4K definition. Runtime: 3 hours approx. Tickets £12.50 | Student £10 (ID Req) Quote: ARTSeast Code: DamBusters75 £10

Life on the Deben (U) Sunday 22nd April 3pm

Following our string of very successful and sold-out screenings of Tim Curtis breathtaking film on our local river, we are delighted to have the film return. Presented by author and journalist, John McCarthy, the film explores the Deben's incredible history, geography, environment and the influence it had over the people who have lived by it's banks. Runtime 1 hours 41 minutes All Tickets £5

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A big welcome to the April/May issue of

taking place locally in the coming weeks and months.

ARTSeast Magazine.

For our coffee and a chat feature, we caught up with

Spring may well have sprung but we are still waiting

director Roman Stefanski to chat about how he is

for the sunshine to make an appearance here. In fact,

bringing BAFTA award-winning children’s show Sarah

as I write this, it’s tipping down. Still, staying positive,

& Duck to life on stage in Norwich this month.

there is much to look forward to across both counties

We also have some great prizes on offer including

as we head towards the summer months.

tickets to see Dan Snow - The History Guy - on his new

In this issue we take a look at the Cedric Morris

tour when it comes to The Apex, Bury St Edmunds

exhibition at Gainsborough’s House, look forward to

and the chance to dance the night away to the

Open Studio season, welcome the excellent Norfolk &

Sweethearts of Swing at the Fisher Theatre, Bungay.

Norwich Festival back, flag up the eclectic and brilliant

In the meantime, I’m going to be brave and pack my

Great Yarmouth Arts Festival and chat to award-

winter jumpers away. Hope you enjoy this issue and

winning photographer Janice Alamanou.

please get in touch if you have any events you’d like

Our news pages give us the chance to highlight some

us to cover from June onwards….

brilliant exhibitions, shows, concerts and events

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Editor’s Welcome

23 Norfolk & Norwich Festival


Artist Profile: Janice Alamanou


11 Cedric Morris at Gainsborough’s House

14 Visual Arts News 17 Norfolk & Norwich Open Studios 18 Arts & Crafts Directory 20 Coffee & a Chat: Roman Stefanski



Dan Snow Competition

28 Theatre & Film News 30

Shappi Khorsandi


Music News

35 Sweethearts of Swing Competition


37 What’s On News 38 Great Yarmouth Arts Festival

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Artist ProďŹ le: Janice Alamanou Self-taught, award-winning photographer Janice Alamanou is highly-respected around the world. But her craft was honed along the coastline of North Norfolk‌





Born and bred in Wells-next-the-Sea, Janice Alamanou has always taken photos.

Everyone looks at things differently and any piece of art comes from within the artist.’

’From a very young age, I would shoot everything,’ she says. ‘The coastline in particular appealed to me and I was always out and about with my camera.’ Janice’s first book - A Personal Account of Time & Tide - features photos that she took at just 12 years old.

Completely self-taught, Janice is qualified through the British Institute of Professional Photography through her work.

At first, Janice specialised in landscapes before moving on to portraiture and fine art nudes. ‘This evolved into an amalgamation of landscapes and portraiture together,’ says Janice. ‘I find inspiration everywhere…people, scenery, places, everything around me. My photography reflects how I’m affected by what’s going on around me. It’s just pure instinct.

And that work has garnered many accolades. In recent months Janice won a Bronze Award at the British Institute of Professional Photography’s 2018 Professional Photography Awards for ‘The White Collection - Cityscapes’, had her work selected as a Permanent Museum Piece at the You Kyung Art Museum in South Korea, and reached the final four at The Global Arts Awards held at the Armani Hotel, Dubai last November for her work entitled ‘Gold Leaf’ - the first photograph with 24ct Gold Gilding.

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To Notre Dame

Her work is displayed and sold through various prestigious art galleries across the world including locations in Barcelona, Florence, Vienna and Rome and is also featured in other exhibitions at locations including Monte Carlo, Milan, Paris and Cannes. In June, Janice is holding her first solo exhibition in New York for which she was booked three years in advance. Closer to home, Janice’s work is permanently available in her own gallery, Coastal Photography in Wells-next-the-Sea. ‘This is the fifth year of running the gallery,’ says Janice. ‘It suits me perfectly because, during the summer months when we are open every day, I can still get out to take photographs before we open or, later in the evening, when the light is at its best and it is lovely and quiet.’

Janice has two books coming out this year. The first - From the Shoreline - tells of her childhood in Wells and how she became a professional photographer. The second - Meandering Around Europe - focuses on Janice’s experience of living with her Greek husband on the island of Corfu, along with other areas of Europe that she has explored. ‘It’s amazing what you can see when you live somewhere like Corfu,’ says Janice. ‘The tiny details that the tourists miss.’ But for now, we are glad she is based locally so that we can enjoy her work right on our doorstep.

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CafeĚ Rotonde Paris 1924 1035 x 785mm Cedric Morris



In late 2017, a significant collection of over 100 works by the renowned artist Sir Cedric Lockwood Morris (1889–1982) was gifted to Gainsborough’s House in Sudbury, Suffolk. These rich holdings – representing the largest single collection of the artist’s work in existence – include landscape, still life and portrait paintings, as well as drawings, prints and even the artist’s paint palette. Uniquely, these works remained part of Cedric Morris’s private studio until his death in 1982. Now, Gainsborough’s House is celebrating this important acquisition with the first exhibition curated from this very personal collection, with works selected by acclaimed painter and sculptor Maggi Hambling CBE. Cedric Morris at Gainsborough’s House presents a selection of paintings and works on paper covering Morris’s early ‘Paris Years’ (1920–1926); the poetic landscapes he painted during extensive worldwide travels; and the striking, avant-garde portraits he created of famous friends, patrons and fellow artists. Cedric Morris was born in Sketty, South Wales, and came from a wealthy background of iron and mining industrialists. After briefly studying singing at the Royal College of Music, Morris enrolled in the Académie Delacluse in Montparnasse, Paris to train as a painter. The early years of his career were spent in first Cornwall and then Paris, before Morris returned to London. Between the two world wars, he became well known and successful as an artist, exhibiting with the Seven & Five Society from 1926 to 1932. In the late 1930s, however, Morris turned his attention to teaching, founding the East Anglian School of Painting and Drawing in Dedham, Essex in 1937 with his lifelong partner, Arthur Lett Haines (1894–1978). Following a fire at the property in Dedham, the school moved to Benton End, a 16th-century house and gardens on the outskirts of Hadleigh, Suffolk.

The school ran for over forty years until the death of Lett Haines in 1978, and counted prominent artists such as Maggi Hambling (b. 1945) and Lucian Freud (1922–2011) as former pupils. Alongside his work as an artist, Morris was also a lifelong plantsman, earning international fame for his horticultural achievements. He established rare species of plants collected overseas, and won national acclaim as a breeder of irises, several of which now grow in the walled garden at Gainsborough’s House. As a painter deeply rooted in the story of East Anglian art, it is fitting that this private collection of Cedric Morris’s work now resides at Gainsborough’s House, forming an important part of the museum’s permanent collection and future exhibition programming as it continues to celebrate Suffolk’s many great artists, both past and present.

Café Scene with Lamp c1920 350 x 240mm Cedric Morris (Top left) Café del Etoile Alger 1921 355 x 250mm Cedric Morris (Top Centre) Delia Dobson 1922 530 x 445mm Cedric Morris (Top Right) Pylons at Aust c1939 535 x 670mm Cedric Morris (Bottom Right)

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Visual Arts

Norfolk art collective to exhibit works ahead of open studios

Harry Cory Wright Exhibition

A Norfolk art collective is set to open two exhibitions of work ahead

A Norwich gallery is set to host an exhibition of drawings and

of its annual open studios event in the picturesque Waveney

paintings by one of Britain’s most celebrated photographers, Harry

Valley. Waveney Revisited by Harleston & Waveney Art Trail

Cory Wright. Dual Jet Control will take place at The Fairhurst Gallery

collective (HWAT) will take place at the newly refurbished Corn Hall

and will include a selection of the artist’s lesser known works on

Diss from May 3rd - June 3rd, while a second exhibition will take

paper which explore the North Norfolk salt marshes. Also on

place at The Farmer’s Kitchen near Alburgh from April 30th to May

exhibition will be Cory Wright’s new screen prints and one of his

31st. Featuring the work of 24 artists, both exhibitions will give

large-scale landscape photographs. Cory Wright has been drawing

visitors the chance to view the work which will be on offer when

Photo: Pete Hu

with increasing intensity for the last seven years. As a counter to the

the group’s members open their studio doors for their annual Art

multiplicity afforded by the camera the artist is now looking to

Trail in late May. From vibrant abstracts and evocative landscapes to

explore the landscape with the minimum of gesture; pen on paper

textiles, prints and sculptures there will be a range of art forms on

and how the application of those gestures opens the door for

offer. The Harleston & Waveney Art Trail takes place across two

coincidence and abstraction, aspects unavailable through his

weekends on May 19th-20th and 26th-28th from 11am – 6pm

photographic process. ‘Jet’ in the exhibition title refers to an

each day, featuring the work of 24 artists at 23 locations. Visitors

increasing coastal obsession of the artist’s to find small pieces of

will be able to see artists at work, browse their collections and

jet, a rare and highly polishable mineraloid of an intense black.

purchase work direct from the studios.

A passion for Crafts Now in its third year the Sandringham Craft Fair, ‘Just Crafts’ is the region’s leading event for artisan crafts held in Sandringham from April 20th - 22nd. It’s a craft show specifically for artists, designers and crafters who design and make their own products. Here you will see some of the best in the country, demonstrating their talents, giving you the unique opportunity to buy an inimitable piece of creativity for your home or garden. Amongst this year’s working craft demonstrations, there will be experts in glassblowing, chainsaw carving and bodging! If you’re not familiar with this craft, a Bodger essentially makes chair legs and braces, using a string powered lathe. Other attractions include demonstrations by blacksmiths, wood turners, corn dolly makers, and fabric weavers. Visit the superb food hall which hosts a wide range of food and drink, cheeses, wines, real ales, meats, pastries, cakes, cider and Mediterranean fare from regional and national producers and retailers.

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Jane Rushton: Arctic Dialogues Opening on April 25th, the Polar Museum at the Scott Polar

Curious Cabinets at Felbrigg Hall Four intriguing new installations have gone on display at the National Trust’s Felbrigg Hall in Norfolk. Inspired by the Renaissance idea of Cabinets of Curiosity, these eccentric pieces of furniture showcase previously unseen objects from the collection. The work of opera and theatre designer, Gary McCann, the four ggins

mysterious cabinets are inspired by the history of the hall, and invite onlookers to peer inside and discover the collection within. They showcase many of the weird and wonderful items from the extensive collection housed at Felbrigg, assembled over the years by residents of the house whose exotic travels shaped this extraordinary family home. From a brass Egyptian obelisk to a coffin bell, these items are rarely on show at Felbrigg and offer a glimpse into the travels of the family who collected them. This project is part of Trust New Art, a contemporary arts programme inspired by National Trust places and supported by a partnership with Arts Council England. The house is open daily, with the installations on show in the Service Wing throughout 2018.

Research Institute, Cambridge presents an exhibition by artist Jane Rushton; ‘Arctic Dialogue(s): Conversations between Art & Science’. Taking its title from the idea that artists and scientists often share common interests, concerns and methodologies, the exhibition examines how responding to these through art can create an alternative way of looking at an environment. The exhibition of drawings and mixed media work, some of which will be displayed for the first time in the UK, provides an expanded dialogue on a constantly changing arctic environment. It is particularly timely as a part of the ongoing conversation around climate change and arctic science. Whilst researching ‘Arctic Dialogues’, Jane spent time with a small group of Atmospheric Scientists in Spitzbergen on the Svalbard Archipelago between mainland Norway and the North Pole. Using this experience, Jane draws on shared activities, involving the notions of observation, investigation and experimentation under themes including scale, form, light and detail. Jane has also undertaken several research trips and exhibitions in West Greenland.

Seventh Successful Year of Suffolk Open Studios Suffolk Open Studios celebrates the county’s thriving artistic community with participating artists opening their studios to the public at weekends, giving visitors a unique opportunity to take a look “behind the scenes” and see them in action. For 2018, the programme runs over the first four weekends of June, commencing June 2nd. Over 100 artists and galleries are taking part, showing work across a wide range of media covering every aspect of art today, including painting, ceramics, glassware, pottery, sculpture and more. Visitors can learn about participating artists and plan their route by visiting the Suffolk Open Studios website or on Facebook @suffolkopenstudios. A map shows the location of all participating artists and galleries. There is also a directory which can be downloaded from the website, and hard copies will be available in galleries, libraries and tourist information centres. This year, the directory has been grouped into local regions (Babergh, Forest Heath, Ipswich, Mid-Suffolk, St Edmondsbury, Suffolk Coastal, Waveney) making it easier for visitors to identify studios nearby and plan their visit.






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NNOS 2017 artist Jenni Thornely in her studio during the Wex Photographic NNOS Walkabout.



Photo courtesy of Wex Photographic and Dibs McCallum

Watch Creativity at Work meet artists in the informal surroundings of their

talent of the county’s visual artists for more than

work space.

twenty years. It’s a wonderful opportunity to see

More than 420 artists will be taking part this year across 241 venues throughout Norfolk. Visitors to the free event can see art in a range of

Hundreds of artists are preparing to throw open their studio doors to the public as part of Norfolk & Norwich Open Studios 2018.

and meet artists working in a range of disciplines from a variety of inspirational spaces - from traditional studios to churches, garages, barns, garden rooms and old factories. This year there are

settings, from professional studios to garages and

specialist artists and crafters in all kinds of painting,

barns, watching art as it happens.

printmaking, ceramics, textiles, sculpture and much

As well as the hundreds of artists taking part, 16 Norfolk schools will be exhibiting and 15 Art Trails will be running, allowing audiences to visit a

more. We encourage everyone to get out there and explore the county, get inspired, meet the artists and buy work directly from where it’s made!’

The event, firmly established as one of the biggest

number of artists in a particular area, stopping at

Studios are free to visit and all details, including

open studios schemes in the country, is

studios and local attractions along the way.

studio opening days, directions, Art Trails and

celebrating its 24th anniversary this year.

Artists taking part are working in a diverse range of

Norfolk & Norwich Open Studios - running from

art forms and techniques, including wood turning,

May 26th-June 10th - provides the opportunity for

sculpture, glass work, papercutting, painting,

artists to show and sell their work directly from

textiles, jewellery, printing, ceramics and mosaic.

their studios. It also encourages everyone, from ardent art-lovers to the curious first-time visitor, to get out and about, explore the county, see art and

Rose de Lara, Administrator of Norfolk & Norwich Open Studios, said: ‘Norfolk & Norwich Open Studios has been celebrating the diversity and

additional events and demonstrations, can be found in the Norfolk & Norwich Open Studios brochure and website from early April. Brochures can be picked up from participating artist’s studios, Tourist Information Centres, Libraries, Cafes and various art venues across the county.



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Coffee & a Chat

Director Roman Stefanski is

bringing BAFTA award-winning children’s TV series Sarah & Duck to life in Norwich this month…..

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Duck and Sarah with cast members Gilbert Taylor, Aya Nakamura, Mark Esaias, Jane Crawshaw and Timothy Frazer.



Photo: Pamela Raith

Roman Stefanski has been the Associate

What can audiences expect from

close-ups to show the expressions of each

Director at Polka Theatre in London for 35

Sarah & Duck’s Big Top Birthday?

character. In a theatre the audience sees

years, where he has directed countless children’s theatre productions including the smash hit stage version of Charlie and Lola which has toured all over the world. Most recently, Roman has directed the first stage adaptation of CBeebies’ hit animated series Sarah & Duck, which is now on tour across the UK. Here, Roman talks about his approach to adapting children’s TV shows for the stage.

Audiences will meet up with many of the loved characters from the TV series including Scarf Lady and the Ribbon Sisters. They are all brought to life by fantastic handcrafted puppets, which are

to use sound, lighting, and clever staging to draw the audience’s attention to where the focus should be. Why do you think it’s important that

animated by a talented cast of four

children experience theatre at a

puppeteers. The set is hugely colourful

young age?

and to look at definitely rings true with the TV series. Tanera Dawkins’ music from the series is also used throughout

Did you know Sarah & Duck before

the show which means children can sing

you started working on the stage

along. Sarah sings a firework song which


is a strong favourite with our younger

I knew Sarah & Duck a little. I had come

the whole stage all the time, so you have


Theatre is live, and it is a shared experience. There is something magical about that which all children should be able to experience. In a theatre you are watching a unique show – no two shows are exactly the same – and you are experiencing it with a whole group of

What are the challenges of

people. This is a totally different

CBeebies stage show Charlie and Lola,

transporting Sarah & Duck into the

experience to watching something on TV

and really enjoyed the style of animation

3D world of theatre?

where you might be by yourself and

across it whilst working on my other

and the hugely likeable characters.

The main challenge with Sarah & Duck is

Sarah & Duck has enjoyed

that the TV episodes are only 8-minutes

phenomenal success on TV. What do

long, whereas the stage show is 60-

you think makes it so popular?

minutes. This means we have to present

I think the success of Sarah & Duck comes from the simple but well written characters and storylines. The show includes many zany characters, that are immediately accepted as friends, and so Sarah's world is wonderfully diverse.

a much bigger story which develops throughout the show, with lots of

surrounded by all the familiarity of home. In a theatre, audiences are enjoying a performance that is being aimed at them personally. This is an amazing feeling and one all children should enjoy.

different exciting and fun moments. The

Sarah and Duck’s Big Top Birthday

other challenge is performing to a live

comes to Norwich Playhouse from

audience which are sometimes 10 or 15

April 21st to 22nd.

metres away. In a TV show you can use



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With over 10 world premieres, a major new art installation, unique concerts and large-scale outdoor events, Norfolk & Norwich Festival is back with a vengeance‌ Mobile Homme Transe Express ŽHerve Petitbon



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Belly of the Whale by Ockhams

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The Norfolk & Norwich Festival, running from May 11th-27th,

David McAlmont presenting ‘Billie Holiday at Carnegie Hall’;

truly is a festival for the whole family. The programme, which

singers Mark Padmore and Christopher Purves in a programme

spans performance, theatre, music, visual arts, literature, circus,

of music and poetry in Songs of the Sea; London Philharmonic

outdoor and family events, includes world and UK premieres,

Orchestra in a programme of Mahler and Rachmaninov with

one-off spectaculars, and a host of free events across the

pianist Arseny Tarasevich-Nikolaev; a special concert from The

Festival. The Festival will showcase renowned international

Trout Quintet, Europe’s leading violinist from the South Indian

artists from across the globe and countries as widespread as

Classical tradition Jyotsna Seikanth together with Bollywood

Syria, Australia and India, alongside the best local Norfolk and

Brass Band, a continued partnership with BBC Radio 3’s New

UK talent presented across the county, from Norwich city centre

Generation Artists, presenting some of the most promising new

and Great Yarmouth to Wells-next-the-Sea. World premieres include: Mercury Music Prize winner and pioneer of Asian Underground music Talvin Singh at Norwich Cathedral; Norwich, Ely and Peterborough Cathedral Choirs combining for a concert to perform the premiere of BBC Young Composer Of The Year Alex Woolf’s new piece; a durational choral piece from The Voice Project; Kathryn Tickell & The Darkening bring the oldest Northumbrian folk songs to life again; the internationally acclaimed circus company, Barely Methodical Troupe headline the Adnams Spiegeltent with Shift; Improbable present The Paper Man, inspired by the unexplained death of Austrian football star Matthias Sindelar in 1939, who humiliated the Nazi regime by refusing to throw a

talent from around the world; king of crime Jeffery Denver, a community takeover of the Council Chamber in city hall to debate wellbeing, environment and integration with Ben Okri, the return of the City of Literature weekend including Hilary Spurling on Anthony Powell, punk royalty Viv Albertine discussing the follow up to her best-selling memoir; a Writes Back! series covering Autism, disability and D/deafness; Caitlin Davies’ exploration of real-life stories of women prisoners Bad Girls; Processions banner-making workshops to join mass promenade marking 100 years of votes for women; Damien Hirst at Houghton Hall and Britten Sinfonia closing the Festival with Beethoven’s’ Symphony No.5. The Adnams Spiegeltent will be back at the Festival with a

match; Wayfaring, a large-scale artwork based around the

characteristically vibrant programme which includes headline

ancient routes of the Icknield Way in Area of Outstanding

show Shift from Barely Methodical Troupe, cabaret sensation Le

Natural Beauty Wells Beach. The Isle of Brimsker, a new multi-

Gateau Chocolat’s personal tribute to his musical heroes, and a

sensory story from specialists in making theatre for audiences

host of lively late night gigs curated by Serious including: West

with Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities Frozen Light; a

African female super-group, Les Amazones d’Afrique; award-

magical cycle-powered ride-on carousel The Bewonderment

winning jazz singer Barb Jungr singing works from Bob Dylan,

Machine by A Bird in the Hand Theatre; Mirror Mirror by Mind

MOBO winners Binker & Moses; jazz influenced afro-beat band

The Gap, one of Europe’s leading learning disability theatre

Maisha; South London Royal Academy graduate Ashley Henry

companies; Belly of the Whale, the first outdoor show by

and House of Waters who bring their melting pot of multiple

critically acclaimed Ockham’s Razor and steampunk inspired

sounds. Festival favourites the Ragroof Tea Dances also return.

The Playground of Illusions by Travelling Light Circus.

Alongside multiple events for families in the Free Outdoor

Further Festival highlights include: an opening spectacular from

Programme, Britten Sinfonia will present Alice through the

Transe Express as carnivalesque drummers take over the streets

Looking Glass and Kid Carpet and the Noisy Animals will take

and living dolls on stilts transform the city centre into an open-

younger audiences on a silly and lively journey about going on

air opera house; alt-rock icon Amanda Palmer, five-time

holiday. Plus there are free storytelling, dancing and music

Grammy Award-winner Mary Chapin Carpenter, Ladysmith Black

events for Early Years in the Spiegeltent.

Mambazo, Ben Folds, West African female super-group Les Amazons d’Afrique, Award-winning jazz singer Barb Jungr singing works from Bob Dylan, MOBO winners Binker & Moses;

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An Evening with the ‘History Guy’ Historian and broadcaster Dan Snow will embark on his first UK theatre tour this summer. The 30 date tour Dan Snow – An Evening With The ‘History Guy’ On The History Hit UK Tour 2018 hits The Apex, Bury St Edmunds on June 26th and Hunstanton’s Princess Theatre on June 30th. Dan who runs his own online TV Channel History Hit TV and has a regular ‘history’ slot on The One Show, will share memorable anecdotes from his career as a historian and broadcaster during the tour. Audiences are in for an additional treat as every show will have its own exclusive ‘local’ element that will see Dan present historical facts about each town and area on the tour. There will also be a chance at the end of the show to engage with Dan during a 20 minute Q&A. Dan’s tales will be enhanced with compelling digital imagery. The son of legendary broadcaster Peter Snow and the nephew of Channel 4 newsreader Jon Snow, Dan is the great great grandson of British Prime Minister David Lloyd George. Attributing his love of history to his childhood when he recalls spending weekends being taken to castles, battlefields, country houses and churches, Dan went on to study history at Oxford University. During his stint at Oxford he also rowed in the Boat Race three times! When Dan left Oxford he started presenting history programmes with his father and their series Battlefield Britain went on to win a

BAFTA. Over the years Dan has made programmes on a number of historical topics and has presented shows such as Armada, Grand Canyon and Vikings. Dan also hosts his own podcast History Hit and is part of the BBC Events team presenting anniversary programmes commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain and the landings at Gallipoli in 2015. He has written or contributed to several books including Death or Victory, the story of the siege of Quebec in 1759, The World’s Greatest Twentieth Century Battlefields and most recently The Battle of Waterloo Experience.


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Theatre & Film

Once Upon a Festival Returns Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds is delighted to announce the

Celebrating Women

return of popular Children’s Arts Festival, Once Upon A Festival, now in its fourth year. Accessible in Theatres, Schools and

Norwich’s popular monthly storytelling event True Stories Live is

Communities, the festival aims to promote arts for everyone and

taking part in the Women of the World Festival with a special all

this year runs from June 10th-22nd. The well-stocked list of

female line up on Sunday April 29th in the main hall at Norwich Arts

events available to schools features shows such as Daryl Beeton’s

Centre. Special guests will be comedian Bec Hill and writer, artist,

A Square World, Monstro Theatre’s Bookstory, Norwich Puppet

filmmaker and performer Paula Varjack. They will tell stories about

Theatre’s Pied Piper and many more. Last year the Festival

their own true-life experiences alongside past female TSL participants

provided 13 productions at partner venues with an additional 13

telling their stories based on a theme of ‘Now's the Time’. As with all

reaching families and schools. Overall the festival reached a

TSL events the night will be compéred by Norwich based scriptwriter,

total of 5602 audience members and there was some great

poet and performer Molly Naylor.

feedback received from them; As well as the schools

True Stories Live is the intimate monthly storytelling evening

programme, Once Upon A Festival also includes family shows at

founded at Norwich Arts Centre that has grown to become a regular

partner venues across the region. At Theatre Royal this year, they

sell out success and has toured to great acclaim to London, around

will be welcoming Cinderella, The Owl and the Pussycat and The

the country and to the Edinburgh Book Festival.

Gruffalo’s Child to the stage as part of the festival.

This House head to Norwich

Photo: Jo han


Today’s political landscape may seem complicated and unsettled but turn back the clock to 1974 and the corridors of Westminster were ringing with the sound of in-fighting and backbiting as power was held by a thread and Britain’s political parties battled to change the future of the nation. The political shenanigans of the hung parliament of 1974 to 1979 are the subject of This House, an exciting and critically-acclaimed drama directed by Jeremy Herrin (Wolf Hall). Following sell-out runs at the National Theatre and in the West End, it arrives at Norwich Theatre Royal from May 8th-12th. The cast – who play a colourful host of MPs and Whips - includes James Gaddas (Walter Harrison) who is best-known for playing Governor Neil Grayling in ITV's Bad Girls, and Vinnie Sorrell in Coronation Street and Martin Marquez (Bob Mellish) who is best-known on television as Gino Primirola, the head barman, in Hotel Babylon. For those audience members who want to see the fast-paced action up close and get a feel for life on the House of Commons benches, then a limited number of onstage padded seats are available for each show at £21 per person and are placed either side of the stage facing inwards.

Apr-May 2018

It’s no Joke! Norwich Playhouse wins top venue award The annual Chortle Awards have named Norwich Playhouse the best comedy venue in the Midlands & the East. Since 2000, the Playhouse has been bringing comedians to Norwich with big names such as Jon Richardson, Sarah

Renowned Poet visits Bury Benjamin Zephaniah was unable to read and write at school but became one of Britain’s most remarkable poets. He’s back with his first tour in eight years, to coincide with his remarkable autobiography, The Life And Rhymes Of Benjamin Zephaniah.

Millican, Stewart Lee, Katherine Ryan, John Bishop and Tim

In a compelling and inspiring show at The Apex, Bury St

Minchin performing on the stage early in their careers. Just

Edmunds on May 23rd, Zephaniah will explain how he

this year so far, the Playhouse has hosted Michael McIntyre,

fought injustice and discrimination to lead a remarkable

Stephen K Amos, Tim Vine, Mark Thomas, Richard Herring,

life, while sharing a selection of favourite stories and

Shappi Khorsandi and Phill Jupitis amongst others. Coming

poems. Signed copies of The Life and Rhymes of Benjamin

up is Sarah Kendall on June 1st, followed by Henning Wehn

Zephaniah will be available after the show.

on June 7th-9th.

Pirates Return to Great Yarmouth It seems the ‘Beast from the East’ isn’t the only storm Great Yarmouth needed to worry about as another great storm is on the horizon. However this one is far across the seven seas and looks set to bring with it a whole host of bloodthirsty Pirates! The Hippodrome is celebrating its 5th year of the blockbuster hit show Pirates Live! Their biggest show to date will take place deep in a mysterious Jungle as Jack and Johnny’s quest for treasure leads them into stormy seas and onto a shipwrecked island. Joining them will be the most international cast ever assembled for this award-winning show including acts from Australia, Japan, Kenya and Romania alongside home-grown circus talent from right here in the UK. Pirates Live! runs until April 29th.





Mistress and Misfit

Acclaimed comedian Shappi Khorsandi brings Lady Hamilton to life in Bury St Edmunds this May… Shappi Khorsandi’s brilliant new show,

The comedian has had a ball writing

The terrific news is that after an

“Mistress and Misfit,” focuses on

the show. One of the best-loved stand-

acclaimed, sell-out run at the

Emma, Lady Hamilton, the mistress

ups in the country, Shappi affirms that,

Edinburgh Festival last summer,

and misfit who lit up the life of Admiral

‘This show has been the most fun to

Shappi is now about to embark on her

Nelson and added to the gaiety of

write. It’s about passion and tragedy.

biggest nationwide tour yet with

nations during the Georgian era.

What better things are there to write

“Mistress and Misfit.” And she just

comedy about?’ Absolutely.

can’t wait.

Photo: Matt Crockett

Apr-May 2018

Chatting in the run-up to the tour, Shappi

and funnier. I relate Emma’s life to modern

monument to her. We have not been told

underlines the sheer thrill she gets from

women and, like all stand ups, I draw

what a massive impact Emma had on


stand-up. ‘It’s really amazing!’ exclaims the

people into the world as I see it so it’s still a

Nelson’s life. Historians have wanted to

comedian, who made a big impression

very personal show.’

make Trafalgar about Nelson and not about

when she appeared on I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! before Christmas. ’It’s like skydiving. The adrenaline rush is

Shappi goes on to outline some of the similarities between Emma and herself.

incredible. It’s probably the only time in

She says that, ‘We were both artist’s

my day when I’m utterly focused and have

models. She modelled for great artists,

no responsibility to anyone else apart from

I modelled for GCSE students in Tower

the audience.

Hamlets. I have never worked in a brothel,

‘It’s like a lovely, warm, relaxing bath, but a very high-octane bath! You can’t reproduce that feeling. If I haven’t done stand-up for a while, I just have to get back on stage. I need it like oxygen!’ In “Mistress and Misfit”, Shappi recounts the largely untold story of England's unsung heroine, Emma, Lady Hamilton. For too long, she has been reductively tagged as Nelson's mistress. She has been regarded as a bit of a harlot (you work in a brothel for one night and there goes your reputation). Women's lib wasn't uppermost in people’s minds in Georgian times. Emma moved heaven and earth to drag herself from scullery maid to Lady Hamilton. So maybe she occasionally danced naked on tables to get a jump on her rivals, but who hasn't done that? As a fellow naked dancer on tables, Shappi is eager to celebrate the woman England betrayed. The comedian explains the genesis of “Mistress and Misfit”. ‘I was fascinated by Emma. She was really clever and compassionate and very hard done by. She was also a master of re-invention and a fantastically creative person. I initially tried to write a novel about Emma, but it was too hard, so I thought I’d do a show about it instead. That was easier

but I have had moments that I would only tell you about on stage or when very drunk.

‘this harlot’.’ “Mistress and Misfit” is also full to the brim with wonderfully offbeat facts about Emma, which make for hilarious routines. Shappi, who is also developing a new novel about adultery, says that, ‘I did a lot of research to find quirky things that would work in stand-up.

I will be sharing some of those stories in

For instance, I discovered that there was

‘Mistress and Misfit’.’

something called the Harris List, which

The comedian, who since 2015 has held the role of President of Humanists UK, also sees many parallels between the attitudes towards women then and now. ‘Any woman who does anything seen as salacious is still demonised today. That’s a very modern theme. It’s not exclusive to Georgian times. In the show, I talk about Emma being married to a man 30 years older than her. If they were from a lower class, women had

reviewed all the prostitutes in London. It was like a Trip Adviser of its time for prostitutes. At the time, one in six women in Covent Garden worked as a prostitute. So if you were visiting Covent Garden, you would take along your Harris List to see who tickled your fancy. Crazy.’ For all that, Shappi emphasises that the show is not meant to be a lecture. “'Mistress and Misfit' is not a history lesson. It’s about now.

no financial independence and no options.

‘It’s not my intention to make anyone learn

That happened 200 years ago, but much

anything. It’s up to people if they want to

more recently, my grandmother was

take notes. But if they bring a notebook,

married when she was 13 to a man in his

that might put me off because I would

30s. So perhaps my gran was the Emma of

think they were critics and pick on them!’

her time!’

So what would Shappi be doing if she

In addition, the show reveals that the

weren’t a stand-up? ‘I’d have my own

Establishment closed ranks against Emma

cleaning company. I once was a cleaner.

after Nelson’s death. Shappi discloses that,

That’s another thing I have in common with

‘Just before the Battle of Trafalgar, Nelson

Emma because she worked as a cleaner,

wrote an add-on to his will asking that


Emma and his daughter be looked after in the event of his death: ‘that is the only favour I ask of my King and country as I go

Shappi Khorsandi performs ‘Mistress

and Misfit’ at The Apex in Bury St

Edmunds on Monday May 14th at 8pm.

to fight their battle’. They didn’t.

Tickets are £15 (with £13 concessions)

Emma ended her days derelict, penniless

and alcoholic in Calais. There was no




Music News

From Busking to the Big Time The ultra - talented Si Cranstoun is bringing his stunning Doo Wop, Rock ’n’ Roll and Rocking Rhythm & Blues show to the

Ruby Turner comes to Norwich For many years, Ruby Turner has been regarded as having one of the greatest voices the UK has ever produced. Now she is bringing her talent to Norwich Playhouse on April 28th. Ruby can breathe life and meaning into a song whether it is a passionate soaring ballad or a soulful up-tempo groove. Her career to date has been sensational with major tours, film, TV, and theatre appearances. Described as truly the genuine article and blessed with a voice that has been likened to Arethra Franklin and Janis Joplin, Ruby continues to win the hearts and minds of an ever growing and diverse fan base.

Classical Perfection in Lavenham Lavenham Sinfonia visits northern Europe for their first concert in the 2018 season on April 15th in Lavenham Church featuring Sibelius’s wellloved Second Symphony, a staple of the orchestral repertoire. The uplifting certainty of its ending seems to have struck a chord with the Finnish public at a time of Russian oppression, and it has been the most popular of his symphonies since its first performance, under the baton of the composer, in 1902. Alongside this, they introduce the Romeo & Juliet Fantasia by Norwegian composer and conductor Johan Svendsen and the Helios Overture by Carl Nielsen. Their second concert takes place on June 24th, again at Lavenham Church and is a celebration of Mozart’s work.

region when Terry Dash Music presents Twisting the Night Away. Si learnt his craft from many years busking on the streets until he was signed to a major record label. This brought appearances on major Television shows and his music was frequently heard on BBC Radio 2 (“Wow, how good is Si Cranstoun!” Chris Evans Breakfast Show). Si is known as King of the Vintage Scene by his energetic live performances which turn every show into a party. His vocal style has been compared to the likes of Jackie Wilson and Sam Cooke, while his music is a pure blend of Northern Soul, Rock n Roll and vintage pop. Si is appearing at The Pier Pavilion Theatre, Cromer on April 14th and at The New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich on April 22nd.

Apr-May 2018

Dresden Philharmonic perform in Cambridge On Sunday May 20th, Dresden Philharmonic performs the latest concert in the 2017/18 Cambridge Classical Concert Series, at Cambridge Corn Exchange. Michael Sanderling conducts and the soloist is Jennifer Pike. Renowned for her

Zimbe! Come Sing the Songs of Africa

‘dazzling interpretative flair and exemplary technique’ (Classic

Eye Bach Choir, conducted by Leslie Olive and joined by

FM), violinist Jennifer Pike has taken the musical world by

children’s choirs from Hartismere High, Eye Primary and

storm with her unique artistry. She gained international

Mellis Primary schools will perform this work, a

attention in 2002, when aged 12 she became the youngest-

phenomenon which has rocked the choral world since its

ever winner of the BBC Young Musician of the Year and the

premiere in 2008. For the concert at The Corn Hall, Diss on

youngest major prize winner in the Menuhin International

May 19th, they will be accompanied by the Call Me Al Jazz

Violin Competition. Opening with Weber’s Euryanthe Overture,

Quintet led by the composer himself, Alexander

the centrepiece of the evening is Tchaikovsky’s dazzling Violin

L’Estrange. The programme also includes the hauntingly

Concerto, played with consummate skill by Jennifer Pike. The

beautiful Five Spirituals from A Child of Our Time by

evening ends with Beethoven’s inimitable Fifth Symphony.

Michael Tippett.

10 Years at the Top Brit-Award-winning vocal trio Blake return for Spring 2018 with a special UK tour, celebrating 10 years together. The show,which comes to the King’s Lynn Corn Exchange on April 22nd, features new songs from their 10th anniversary album including Elgar's Nimrod, the Beatles' Here There and Everywhere, Somewhere from West Side Story and the classic Caruso, along with all the band's popular anthems in powerful three part harmony. Enjoy a spectacular show with video projections, emotive lighting and the boys' famously off-piste banter. With over 600 concerts performed in the UK alone, along with more than 150 TV appearances worldwide (including Graham Norton, The One Show and Strictly Come Dancing) Blake continue to thrill audiences young & old all over the globe; don't miss them as they celebrate a decade of singing.





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Fisher Theatre welcomes The Sweethearts of Swing The Jonathan Wyatt Big Band are visiting the Fisher Theatre in Bungay on June 16th with their show ‘Sweethearts of Swing’ which features the music of The Glenn Miller Orchestra, The Andrews Sisters, Flanagan and Allen and Vera Lynn among others. The show celebrates the legendary crooners, forces sweethearts and bandleaders of WWI and WWII, paying a nostalgic commemoration to the music, singers and big bands of the time. The band who celebrated their 30th anniversary in 2017 have played for TV shows, celebrity parties and Gala performances and are described as East Anglia’s Premier Big Band. They will be joined by swing singers Stephen and Paul Amer and the band’s own vocal harmony trio The Moonglow Sisters who will take you on a trip down Memory Lane. Jonathan says that the band are really looking

bands usual sell out performances at other forward to appearing at the venue; ‘We love theatres. Sweethearts of Swing because it really allows us to play some fantastic music, from Tickets: £18, £16 concessions instrumentals by the great bandleaders of the time such as Glenn Miller and Count Basie to some of the best songs by the great vocalists of the big band era. It’s fantastic to hear these songs sung not just by our brilliant vocalists but also the audience during the show. We have plenty of audience participation and singalong sections and it’s ARTSeast has teamed up with The Fisher Theatre, brilliant to always hear people Bungay to offer one lucky reader the chance to win two joining in with these evergreen tickets to Sweethearts of Swing on June 16th at 7.30pm. tunes.’



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Top Family Day Out Organisers are preparing for another packed Euston Rural Pastimes country fair, showcasing crafts, animals and country skills, The annual event, at Euston Park from 10am on Sunday June 10th will not only include three arena rings and many popular returning attractions, but also the qualifiers for the Great

Into the Woods - A Pirate’s Ball

Britain Ridden Heavy Horse Championships, to be held in August

Maui Waui sets up Into the Woods once again to bring you the 4th

at Equifest, at the East of England Showground, Peterborough.

Pirate’s Party…this year for a special two-day event! Leave the stormy

On the line-up this year are Bolddog Lings, Honda’s official and

sea's behind, fill your boots with treasure, chests with gold and hold

the UK’s number one motorcycle display team. The show features

onto your hat Captain! Head down to the woods me hearties for a

the UK’s top ranked freestyle motocross riders, incorporating the

Pirate’s Party like no other. Stock up on rum and bring your shipmates. They’ll be drinking, making merriment, dancing and fooling till late! This year there’s a whole new line up of live music, DJ’s, Circus and Cabaret. There are interactive shows, circus workshops, interactive theatre, pirate games and a whole host of things to do. Camping is available and highly recommended.

latest heart stopping tricks; nonstop action from start to finish! The Sheep Show is returning again this year to stage entertaining and humorous demonstrations in shearing throughout the day, while there will also be a gun dog scurry, heavy horses, the chance to sail a coracle and displays of classic cars, steam engines, motorcycles, model aircraft and dog shows, as well as activities to entertain the children. All proceeds are split between St Nicholas Hospice, Bury St Edmunds, and local good causes.

Dance Company brings Family Fun to Ipswich DanceEast welcome 2Faced Dance Company with What The Moon Saw, a new interactive dance and circus show for the whole family, inspired by the work of Hans Christian Anderson on April 13th & 14th. What The Moon Saw follows lonely young artist Jack as he spends his first night in a new house sketching, but his pictures only appear in black and white. Frantic, Jack opens his bedroom window to find The Moon gazing back at him, telling Jack about everything he has seen around the world through physical movement. The audience is taken with Jack on an adventure, from a dragon who is unable to breathe fire in China to a chimney sweep who dances on rooftops in London. With the help of The Moon’s stories, Jack discovers he is not alone in the world and his monochrome sketches turn to colour. On Saturday 14 April the Jerwood DanceHouse will embrace the show for a Family Fun Day, with activities throughout the building including special circus-based ‘Tots’ classes at 10.30am and 1.30pm for young children and parents to enjoy before or after the show. A variety of arts and crafts activities will be on offer including a ‘Find The Moon’ treasure hunt around the DanceHouse, a drawing competition and the opportunity for children to decorate their very own moon.





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The Circus comes to town for Great Yarmouth Arts Festival Great Yarmouth Arts Festival returns from June 8th. Now in its sixth year, the festival celebrates the international nature of the town and encourages everyone to get involved, with a mix of music, visual arts, theatre and this year, a massive circus street celebration. On Saturday June 9th, the festival’s traditional carnival procession celebrates circus with a pair of life-sized artist-created elephants, inspired by Barnham and Bailey’s circus. There will also be giant circus banners and costumes as the town celebrates Circus 250 – a national celebration of the art form. The procession is just the beginning of a day of circus festivities on the streets, titled Festa Fiesta. Produced by Seachange Arts, the organisation behind the Out There Festival, Festa Fiesta will bring the town’s blossoming cultural quarter and venues alive with Latin music, dance, street entertainment and food. Highlights include Tanzania’s Black Eagles – a troupe of breathtaking acrobats; purveyors of ‘Surf Noir’, the Bikini Beach Band and wacky musical street theatre from Ramshacklicious.

They’ll be workshops for all the family, an enormous piñata bash, a street beach and a range of exotic street foods. As dusk falls, the action moves inside as The Drill House plays host to the acclaimed Tipping Point, by Ockham’s Razor – a sensational circus show based around metal poles. Later in the evening, St. George’s Theatre plays host to the Festa Fiesta Dance Party with luscious live Latin rhythms from Pollito Boogaloo and Mallorca’s Dinamo. The festival continues over the next week with a varied programme including the Cavick String Quartet at Yarmouth Minster, classic farce with a production of ‘Allo ‘Allo at St. George’s Theatre and an exhibition by John Kiki and friends at Skippings Gallery. For further information on Festa Fiesta and the Great Yarmouth Arts Festival, visit

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