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A big welcome to the April/May issue of
taking place locally in the coming weeks and months.
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.
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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 Norfolkâ€Ś
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.
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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Head to this Sudbury gem to discover a fantastic collection of work by renowned artist Sir Cedric Lockwood Morris
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)
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.
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. www.suffolkopenstudios.org
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Watch Creativity at Work meet artists in the informal surroundings of their
talent of the county’s visual artists for more than
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
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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
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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…..
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
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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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
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.
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.
Photo: Matt Crockett
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
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!’
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
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.
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.
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
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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. www.danceeast.co.uk
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Mallorca's Dinamo provide Latin Ska as part of Festa Fiesta
Hocus Pocus Theatre's Lucy Enskatt is a Clown on the Run
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 www.greatyarmouthartsfestival.co.uk
Euston Rural Pastimes Event A fun, family day out in the beautiful surroundings of Euston Park.
Sunday 10 June 2018
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10am-5pm Dog shows
BolddogsKangaroo Lings- Display Kid Team
Scur ry and Trials
Euston Park, Euston, IP24 2QH www.eustonruralpastimes.org.uk
Plus much more!
Discover Britain’s foremost modern sculptor at Henry Moore Studios & Gardens. Explore Henry Moore’s studios, home and sculptures in over 70 acres of glorious countryside, plus a new exhibition of the artist’s carvings.
30 MARCH - 28 OCTOBER 2018 WEDNESDAYS TO SUNDAYS & BANK HOLIDAYS 11AM-5PM www.henry-moore.org
HENRY MOORE STUDIOS & GARDENS Perry Green, Herts, SG10 6EE 01279 843333 Registered Charity Number 271370
24 March – 2 September 2018 Tickets available now on scva.ac.uk or call 01603 593199 Monday–Friday, 9am–5pm Photo: Ken Kirkwood/Foster + Partners
Welcome to the April/May issue of ARTSeast. In this issue we are in festival fever as we look forward to the forthcoming Norfolk & Norwich f...
Published on Apr 2, 2018
Welcome to the April/May issue of ARTSeast. In this issue we are in festival fever as we look forward to the forthcoming Norfolk & Norwich f...