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p6 Visual Arts News p8 Antingham Arts p9 Speaking Of Art p10 Galleries on View p11 Artist Profile: Nicola Slattery p12 Rhonda Whitehead / Stour Valley Artists p13 Alison Wagstaffe p14 Burnham Art Trail p15 Paintopia p16 St Barnabas Press p17 Hunt & Darton Cafe

Local Arts Scene

p42 Wymondham photos p43 Welcome to Wymondham p44 Wymondham Music Festival p45 Wymondham Arts Centre p46 Creative Arts East p47 Heritage Centre / Symphony Orchestra

Education

p18 Lowestoft College p19 Norwich Elephant Parade

What’s on p32 Rebecca Ferguson Competition p33 Harleston Antiques and Vintage Market p34 Festival Season p36 Woolpit Festival p37 Southwold Festival p38 Castle House p39 West Suffolk Diary / Apex p40 Tide Mill Museum p41 Listings

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p22 Theatre & Film news p24 Norwich Theatre Royal p25 Granary Theatre p26 Rula Lenska p28 Theatre Royal, Bury Competition p29 Kids Corner

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This month we’ve gone festival crazy! There are some top-class events in our region with something for everyone. Inside you can read a roundup of upcoming festivals with more detailed features on a select few. We’ve also got some great prizes on offer including tickets to see Rebecca Ferguson in Thetford Forest and the Opera Babes at the Southwold Festival, some beautiful art books and a delicious Moroccan meal. We were also lucky enough to chat to actress Rula Lenska about her role in the upcoming production of Pygmalion at Norwich Theatre Royal. Our local arts scene pages focus on the historic town of Wymondham this month - if you’ve never been, it’s well worth a visit. We’ve also launched two new sections - a kid’s page and a listings page. If you’d like your event included within our listings, please turn to p41 to find out how easily this can be done. On our kid’s page, we plan to review a local children’s production or event and to let you know what’s coming up in the region to keep your little ones entertained. Our team is growing, as is our distribution, which is testament to how popular the arts are in our lovely part of the world. Please keep getting in touch with your feedback - we’re always happy to listen to ideas. In the meantime, we hope you enjoy this month’s mag………. Sarah Veness Editor


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Visual Arts News Norfolk & Norwich Open Studios May 24th - June 8th

2014 marks the 20th anniversary of Norfolk & Norwich Open Studios. Norfolk’s annual festival of visual art that takes place all over the county. With the support of sponsors WEX Photographic more than 550 artists, in 272 venues, will be welcoming visitors into their studios to see their work and discover more about their creative processes. Norfolk & Norwich Open Studios has become one of the largest and most successful schemes of its kind in the UK, an annual celebration of the county’s vibrant visual arts scene Norfolk and Norwich Open Studios - Artist Blacksmith Nigel Barnett. with artists working in a diverse range of art forms, encompassing painted landscapes, textiles, jewellery, metal-forged sculptures and wood turning. During the 2013 event over 33,000 people visited artists’ studios. There are also 16 Norfolk schools taking part this year, which giving a glimpse of the exceptional talent of children and young people in Norfolk. Around the county many participants group together to create ‘Art Trails’ allowing art lovers to easily visit a selection of artists exhibiting nearby to each other. www.nnopenstudios.org.uk

Holt Festival Art Prize 2014 Entry Open!

Entry is now open for this year’s prestigious Holt Festival Art Prize. The competition is open to artists everywhere. In the past two years artists from as far afield as Scotland and Cornwall have entered. There is a cash prize of £1,500 and the winning artwork will be exhibited at Norwich’s prestigious Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts in the autumn. The deadline for entries is midnight Saturday June 7th. Judges will select a shortlist of 2030 that will be exhibited at the Nicholson Gallery, Holt from July 20-27th. The winner will be announced at a private view on July 19th. The exhibition is part of the Holt Festival Art Trail that also takes in 13 other galleries and exhibition spaces around the town. Last year’s winner was former Norwich University of the Arts student Emily Cole. with her acrylic and oil on paper painting Drifter (pictured here), based on a photograph taken during a walk through Essex’s Constable country.Entry forms can be downloaded from www.holtfestival.org/art_prize

Dee Nickerson Exhibition

The Cork Brick Gallery in Bungay is holding an exhibition of new paintings by the talented Dee Nickerson until May 31st. Dee has been exhibiting at the Cork Brick for over 10 years and each new exhibition is greeted with excited anticipation to see how Dee’s insight into the world around her has transpired onto canvas. This new exhibition will not fail to delight. The gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday, 11am-5pm. www.corkbrickgallery.co.uk


visual arts Suffolk Open Studios

Over four weekends in June this year, around 130 Suffolk artists will be opening their doors to the public for Suffolk Open Studios. Spanning a huge range of art including oils, watercolours, acrylics, photography, textiles, ceramics, jewellery, glassware, sculpture, 2D and 3D mixed media, printmaking, mosaics and much more, the Open Studios event grows bigger each year. As Suffolk Open Studios covers such a large area, visitors are encouraged to use the website - and the paper directory - in advance to check routes, opening hours and to make a day of it. In the lead up to Open Studios, some artists will be participating in Art About Town, whereby they collaborate with friendly local shops, cafes and restaurants to exhibit pieces to help promote their work. Keep an eye out for artwork in towns near you from May 19th-31st May 2014. www.suffolkopenstudios.org

Assembly House - Print Show

Lino-cuts and screen-prints from established UK artists will be on show at the Noverre Gallery from May 10th to June 28th. There is an open day on May 10th where a number of the participating artists will be demonstrating their skills. Londonbased artist Eliza Southwood will be showing off her screenprinting process and there will also be a talk about dry-point printing from Master Printer Richard Spare. The Print Show 2014 will be open from 9am to 5pm, Tuesday to Saturday and entry is free. Cards, wrapping paper, jewellery, textiles and ceramics will also be on sale. www.noverregallery.co.uk

Chloe Mandy - The Necessary Angel

From May 23rd to June 8th, Salthouse Church is the home for a stunning exhibition from Sheringham-based artist Chloe Mandy. Upon moving to Norfolk 15 years ago, Mandy began to paint landscapes outdoors. Travelling with all her materials, she completes a painting in a single session. ‘With her paintings she has privileged both the spectacular and mundane of rural Norfolk and we recognise the artists’ conviction that these environments are worthy of our close attention,’ says Amanda Getiner, Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts. www.chloemandyart.com

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Antingham Arts Art & Sculpture Exhibition - Celebrating the Summer Solstice

Norfolk artist Mike Toll is opening his studio and the gardens of his home in Antingham, North Walsham in May and June with a fantastic art and sculpture exhibition to celebrate the summer solstice. Mike has exhibited paintings, drawings, prints, ceramics and sculpture since 1956 in a wide variety of locations in this country and abroad. With one man shows in Norwich, Ipswich, Great Yarmouth, Bungay, Lowestoft, Long Stratton, Hanover, Paderborn and Hamlin in Germany and group shows across the UK and in Switzerland, Germany and France. His work can be found in public and private collections in the UK, North and South America, Australia, Holland, France, Germany, Italy, Sweden, Canada, Switzerland. ‘My work is about the effect of time on and in the landscape,’ says Mike. ‘The evocation of the seasons and my close encounters with them. The buildings, the objects both man-made and natural, the tactile quality of water and the earth moved and formed by the elements over time. I am also excited by the marks left in the landscape by man, such as the ploughed field, foot marks in the sand, Ancient stone circles or the machine-cut hedge. I use colour like a major or minor key in music suggesting and reflecting the mood of my subject matter.’ Alongside his own work, this May and June, Mike has 9 artists showcasing a diverse selection of artwork in the studio. He has also assembled 30 sculptors who will be

showcasing their sculptures in the garden. The studio and gardens are open from May 16th-June 22nd. All works will be for sale. Together, the artists have also created a spectacular wooden henge where they will gather to watch the sun rise on June 21st. www.antinghamarts.co.uk Tel: 01692 500321


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Speaking Of Art From May 15th-21st, the prestigious Pond Gallery at Snape Maltings, near Aldeburgh, is the venue to visit to see an exhibition which includes the works of three inspired and dedicated artists.

Jacqueline Cater

‘There are constant themes running through my work, mainly through the sensual passion that I have for colour and the tactile but also the links made to the external elements. In attempting to breathe life into an essentially inanimate object, be that a 3D sculpture or a painting, it begins with just a seed of an idea. Imagination and observation of the visual world frees the creative soul away from the interior to the exterior, a germination followed by a realisation of what is.’ Location: Stokesby

Maggy Knight

‘I paint images of people, some who have been in my dream, or memories from my childhood, or maybe people walking along the Suffolk coast or just an idea floating in the ether. Being able to paint in my own style gives me a freedom of expression and because I don’t feel tied to convention, I have developed a way of working that is unselfconscious. I have an enthusiasm to paint, it gives me a huge sense of joy and satisfaction to create. There is something very powerful about taking ideas from within one’s self and using external form to inhabit those special and sometimes intuitive feelings that are needing to come to the surface.’ Location: Hoveton St John, The Norfolk Broads www.maggyknight.co.uk

Peter Baldwin

Peter is a member of the Norwich Twenty Group which is celebrating its 70th birthday. ‘The East Anglian coast forms the subject base for my painting. There is a mystery and an appeal to the transcendant. It seems to have an aura of a vanitas, the vanity of earthly pleasures. Growing up in Aldeburgh, I observed Benjamin Britten on his regular ‘thinking walks.’ His romantic attachment to a particular place as a basis for universal themes and narratives, has for me, been of special interest as an issue for contemporary art to address.’ www.peterbaldwinartist.co.uk Pond Gallery, Snape Maltings, Suffolk, IP17 1SP Tel: 01728 687100

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Nicola Slattery Original paintings & limited edition prints. Studio visits by appointment or during open studios. Weekend Art Courses Discover your inner artist on a painting or printmaking course.

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visual arts Artist Profile Nicola Slattery Back in our March Issue we featured Norfolk artist Nicola Slattery and her solo exhibition at Mandell’s Gallery, Norwich. Here we chat to Nicola in more detail about her work, achievements and what the future holds. As part of the Norfolk & Norwich Open Studios taking place in May and June(see below) Nicola will be opening her home and studio. ‘It’s a brilliant opportunity for visitors to come and see how how I work and view some of my most recent paintings and prints,’ says Nicola. She is also offering something called ‘ Cream Teas and Violins’ which her daughters are organising in the garden and sounds like a great way to spend a summer’s day. When we spoke last, Nicola had just had a painting ‘ A House for Me’ accepted for the Royal Society of British Artists (RBA) annual open exhibition. ‘I was thrilled when the painting won the ‘Alfred Daniels Award,’ says Nicola. ‘It was a recognition of the particular narrative way I work which was fantastic.’ In addition to the RBA, Nicola’s work has been selected for exhibition by the New English Art Club, the Royal Academy Summer show and galleries across the country. A major exhibition of her paintings is planned at the prestigious Fosse gallery in Stow-on-the-Wold for May 2015. ‘The Fosse shows the work of many Royal Academicians and other very talented artists. I feel it is a great honour to have my work featured at this very special gallery,’ says Nicola. Nicola also teaches a number of weekend art courses. The next one ‘Art from Imagination’ takes place in July and is open to all ability levels,including beginners. Other art weekends include ‘Printmaking’ and ‘Painting with Acrylics’. ‘Painting is a solitary activity, so I really enjoy teaching the courses,’ says Nicola. ‘It’s good to meet other people interested in art, and share ideas.’ Nicola occasionally works to commission. Past projects include large prints for JD Wetherspoons pub ‘The Troll Cart’ in Great Yarmouth, a painting of ‘ Fame’ for an international PR consultancy, images for greetings cards for WH Smith and works for individuals. ‘Imagination is at the core of my approach to art,’ says Nicola. ‘And for me art should feed the imagination.’ Don’t let your imagination miss out. Put Nicola Slattery at the top of your list of studios to visit this year. Open Studio dates: May 24th, 25th and 26th, May 31st, June 1st and 2nd, June 7th-8th  11am - 5pm For full details visit www.nicolaslattery.com or call 01986 788853

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Rhonda Whitehead Stour Valley Artists

Rhonda Whitehead’s career began in the seventies after leaving the Royal College of Art. Her first solo exhibition was at the Commonwealth Institute Gallery, London in 1975. Since then she has had a further thirty solo exhibitions in the UK and abroad. Her last solo exhibition in Cambridge was at New Hall in 2010 following a solo exhibition at Kings Arts Centre in 2009 and a solo exhibition at The Clare Hall Gallery in 2008. Her painting ‘Venice Ochre’ won first prize in 2006 at the Byard Open exhibition, Cambridge. The new and recent paintings and works on paper on exhibition, in mixed media and, oil capture and record the surface loss, imperfections and characteristics of erosion and time on man made surfaces. As one critic said; ‘The action of nature on the built landscape recall the eroded surfaces of buildings in recent work; Whitehead’s painterly response awakens our interest in all manner of physical and climatic exchanges we read on the surfaces of buildings. It is as if the artist were capturing the mind that exists in all matter.’ Monica Petzal, Marina Vaizey, Sarah Kent, William Packer, Valdemar Januszczak, Guy Brett, Margaret Garlake to mention a few, have all written enthusiastically about her work.

Rhonda Whitehead

‘ New and Recent paintings and works on paper ‘

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New Hall, Murray Edwards College, Huntington Road, Cambridge CB3 OD Exhibition 11th May -- 11th July Open daily 9.00am to 5.00pm info@artnewhall.cam.ac.uk www.art.newhall.cam.ac.uk www.rhondawhitehead.com

In June the Stour Valley Artists are making a welcome return to Bury St Edmunds after a two year absence with a mixed show of contemporary paintings, drawings, prints and ceramics at The Edmund Gallery. Marnie Deakins paints, and works in ceramics. Light, and a sense of narrative in the landscape is reflected in her work. Belinda King worked as a print maker before returning to painting. Her colourful landscapes are often based on quick pencil sketches without much detail, leaving her to interpret them as she wishes. Pauline Stainer came to painting late. She is primarily a poet, with eight collections published by Bloodaxe. She works mainly in watercolour but also uses mixed media. Pamela Yeend trained in London in the 1980s as a painter and printmaker. Her work is influenced by direct experience as well as being a response to personal or current issues. All four women have had their work included in many group shows, in the UK and in Europe, and have held solo exhibitions in the UK. The current exhibition is open every day from June 6th-12th from 11am-7pm at The Edmund Gallery in Bury St Edmunds IP33 1LS, with late night opening on Friday from 7-9pm.

Stour Valley Artists 6th to 12th June 2014 The Edmund Gallery, Bury St Edmunds, IP33 1LS Contemporary paintings, drawings, prints and ceramics by four East Anglian artists Marnie Deakins Belinda King Pauline Stainer Pamela Yeend Open every day from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Late night opening Friday to 9 p.m.


visual arts Alison Wagstaffe: Open studio 2014 Norfolk artist Alison Wagstaffe opens the door of her studio to the public this May/ June. ‘Many people are fascinated by the idea of the artist’s studio and this gives them the opportunity to peep inside, see what’s going on and dream a few dreams of their own!’ From my point of view it’s lovely to meet the people who buy my pictures, making art is a pretty solitary business- so having visitors is refreshing and fun. On the whole my pictures usually have a kind of a story behind themreal or imagined, and I don’t mind other peoples’ interpretations of them at all! My picture ‘Letting Go’ was made to celebrate the passing of a close friend- other people see other things in this image-fine by me! My interest is in making things that add to the beauty of life - to give a little pause, an unworldly moment - and I hope, delight! Alison’s studio opens on May 24th – and runs until June 1st including the bank holiday – closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays. www.aliwagstaffe.co.uk

ALISON WAGSTAFFE artist ~ printmaker

OPEN STUDIO 2014

May 24th - June 8th 10.30am - 5.30pm (Closed Tues & Weds)

All welcome - free entry Paintings, Prints & Cards www.aliwagstaffe.co.uk 01263 740400

28 Langham Road, Blakeney, Norfolk NR25 7PJ


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Burnham Art Trail

Saturday 21st June – Sunday 29th July 2014

The Burnham Art Trail is celebrating its tenth year and has planned some special events in honour of their anniversary. The trail offers a great opportunity to explore this beautiful town and enjoy its wealth of creative talent. The artists represented either live, work or have strong links with Burnham and the Dengie Peninsula. Their work covers a broad spectrum including fine art painting, sculpture, photography, jewellery, textiles, printmaking and woodturning. Most artworks are available to purchase. They are pleased to announce the following artist demonstrations this year. Fianne Stanford will be opening her purpose-built printing studio, 85 High Street, on June 21st-22nd, 12-4pm where you can watch her at work at her printing press. John Green will demonstrate his watercolour techniques at his studio, 13 Park Road, on 23rd, 25th and 27th June, from 2pm to 4pm. Jean Webber will be demonstrating her oil painting techniques in her garden and studio, 12 Ramblers Way. On both weekends she will be joined by Liz Potter painting in watercolour and Martin Hipsey demonstrating his sculpting techniques. Akiko Fujikawa will be teaching the art of Japanese gift wrapping at Chapel Studio. There will be three workshops a day from 27th - 30th June - 10.30am, 1pm, 3.30pm, £12 including all materials. To book a place call Akiko on 01621 783730 after 10th June. Dotted around the trail and featuring copies of famous paintings will be fun booths in which you can have your photo taken. Pick up a pen and draw a portrait of yourself, your friends, your family and stick it on the wall. Watch the artwork grow throughout the week and see the faces of the people who have visited the Art Trail. All pens and post-it notes will be supplied. Venue No 26: Café 41. As well as artists’ exhibits, Burnham Museum also features a digital slide show of the artists’ work and “Art Trail Unframed” which offers the opportunity to purchase their original cards and unframed work. “Secret Postcards” (also at the museum) comprises original, postcard-sized artworks created and donated by all of our 2014 artists. Each artwork is for sale by sealed bid which you can place in one of the envelopes provided. Successful bidders will be notified by Saturday 5th July. One hundred per cent of your money goes to future funding. This years’ community project in conjunction with local schools and Abellio Greater Anglia, Essex and South Suffolk Community Rail Partnership is brightening up the mostly disused Burnham-on Crouch railway station building. Young people aged The Burnham Art Trail between 5 and 18 were asked to design individual celebrates it’s 10th year with scenes on the themes of Travelling - Past, Present some special events, so come and Future. Winning designs will be featured on the and join in the fun. Explore this station building windows.

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visual arts Paintopia Face & Body Painting Festival 2014

Little did mum of two Jennie Roberts realise the international acclaim her body painting festival Paintopia would attract when she started it just three years ago. In 2011 Jennie simply wanted to provide a forum for local and possibly nationwide body artists to come together to share their skills and appreciate the talents of others in the profession. The initial festival was a resounding success. ‘At the end of the festival, delegates were putting cash in my hands to book their place in 2012. I was astounded!’ says Jennie. The original festival has grown fivefold in just 3 years - attracting 40 delegates in 2011- this year almost 200 from all over the world will be attending when the festival starts on Friday, May 9th at Dunston Hall. One global celebrity of the industry attending is Pashur House. Pashur, known throughout the world as “Picasso of Body Painting”, due to his legendary talent, continues to create unparalleled works of art and inspire artists around the globe. He will be returning this year to run workshops for existing body artists to further Artist Jenny Marquis Model Gracie improve their skills. In addition to Pashur, the 2013 World Bodypainting and Image Rhonda Perfitt Facepainting Champion Matteo Arfanotti will be in Norwich holding workshops alongside another global star, Nick Wolfe. Although the event is essentially for those from within the industry, the general public are welcome to attend on Sunday, May 11th. Tickets are available from the UEA box office. www.paintopia.co.uk Twitter: @paintopia • Instagram: paintopiabodypaintfestival • Facebook: paintopia faceandbodypaintingfestivalart


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Water - an element which evokes special emotion in the East A group of female printmakers from Nanjing, China will be exhibiting their traditional Chinese multiblock woodcuts using water based inks at St Barnabas Gallery, in Cambridge from June 14th-28th, 2014. The invention of multi-block printing (Dou Ban) enriched the possibilities of creative printmaking in Nanjing during the 15th century, Shi Zhu (Ten Bamboos) Studio was a successful Nanjing workshop in it’s day. Water is one of the many elements which evokes special emotion in the eastern artists. It is a necessary part of their practice and it is significant that they use water in their printmaking - this satisfies their tradition and allows a painterly feel to their work, which expresses everyday life in their own perspective. Among the artists, Chunhua Yang is the professor and has tutored, Wufeng Yu, Xiaoying Zhang, Jiayue Yang, Zhenyi Xia, Zhiqian Zhao, Wenjun Huang, Heng Long, they all studied in ‘Nanjing printmaking institute’. Chunhua Yang will be teaching this technique over three days from June 14th-16th at St Barnabas Press. To book online go to www.stbarnabaspress.com


visual arts Pop into Hunt & Darton Cafe

If you’re in Cambridge this month, there’s really only one place to go for lunch - the Hunt & Darton pop-up cafe. Even if you’re not there anyway, it’s worth a special trip. From May 3rd-31st, the Hunt & Darton cafe is offering a unique experience at 36 Bridge Street (10am-5pm closed Monday and Tuesday) in the city centre. Jenny Hunt & Holly Darton - fine art graduates from Central Saint Martins - are the creators of the award-winning, popup interactive performance/installation and fully-functioning café where food, service and business are the art with guest waiters, themed days and the sensational signature dish, the roast dinner sandwich. The Cafe takes over empty shops, often working with council initiatives and art centres to benefit and increase artistic activity within the area. The alternative service from Hunt & Darton themselves (often wearing their iconic pineapple outfits and hats) comprises deadpan style and theme days such as ‘youdo-it-day’ where customers are encouraged to serve each other. Hunt & Darton also commission local artists to wait on the tables and create unique performances as they serve. First commissioned by Live Art Collective East for the Cultural Olympiad the Cafe popped up in Cambridge City Centre, at the Edinburgh Fringe, in Clapton, Hackney and recently in Brighton. Now, thanks to popular demand, the cafe is on tour visiting seven location over two years. Food on offer includes cakes (Battenberg!), light lunches and Hunt & Darton’s signature dish; the roast dinner sandwich. This is serious business, prepare for appetites to be satisfied in more ways than one! Guest waiters include artists - Brian Lobel, Figs in Wigs, Clerke and Joy and Scottee. 

Where to catch Hunt & Darton next....

3-31 May 2014 (Wed-Sun 10am-5pm) Hunt & Darton Cafe pops up at 36 Bridge Street, Cambridge, CB2 1UW in collaboration with EAT Festival and Cambridge Junction. Free.  22-24 May 2014  ART CLUB Norwich Arts Centre Popping up at this years Norfolk and Norwich Festival Late Night Live Art Club at Norwich Arts Centre, Hunt & Darton will be your all encompassing hosts till the early hours. Colchester - Oct 2014,  supported by Colchester Arts Centre  Folkestone - Feb 2015, supported by Quarter House Manchester - March 2015, as part of SICK! Festival supported by The Basement Harlow - June 2015, supported by Harlow Playhouse Peterborough - Oct 2015, supported by Vivacity For more information go to www.huntanddartoncafe.com Twitter: @huntdarton Facebook: huntanddartoncafe Email: Info@huntanddarton.com

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Artistic Excellence – Lowestoft College If you have a passion for creativity that you want to develop, why not think about joining UCS Lowestoft’s BA (Hons) Design course? The course embraces the four disciplines of ceramics, graphics, textiles and three dimensional design. Lessons take place in a friendly and supportive environment and you will be able to develop skills in the four disciplines of ceramics, graphics, textiles and three-dimensional design before specialising in your final year. Students from the course have a history of gaining meaningful employment as well as a strong record of winning national competitions. This year was no exception with three gaining acclaim in the prestigious Bradford Textiles Society Awards. The awards attract entries from all over the country and run every year to recognise the creativity of tomorrow’s designers and artists and, since 2005, a total of 14 students from UCS Lowestoft have either been placed first, second or third in a category or gained a commendation for their entry. Final year student Mary-May Cuthbert won the first prize in the Knitted Fabric for Accessories for Fashion or Interiors category for her bolster cushion made from a knitted Shetland Yarn, inspired by reflections. Cloe Sutcliffe, also in the third year of the course, and Hilary Woolf, both received commendations for their entries.  If you would like to know more about the course visit www.lowestoft.ac.uk and click on the Higher Education box or ring Karen on 01502 525050 who will also be able to offer information and advice about fees, costs and any financial help or loans which may be available.


education Elephant Parade: Norwich

If you’ve been to Norwich during April, we’re sure you’ve spotted one of the many beautifully-painted elephants in Chapelfield Shopping Centre. In July last year, the Elephant Parade launched its first ever national tour covering 14 venues over the course of a year. From April 7th 2014, Norwich became their home for four weeks. Elephant Parade is the world’s largest open air art exhibition of decorated elephant statues that seeks to raise public awareness and support for Asian elephant consecration. The tour is being presented by intu - the owner and manager of many of the UK’s leading shopping centres, including Chapelfield in Norwich. For the first time, and as part of the parade, intu is running a national schools programme. In Norwich, seven schools in the region had their design chosen to decorate seven half-size elephants. The schools were Reepham Primary School, Hewett School in Norwich, Smithdon High School in Hunstanton, Great Yarmouth Colllege, Roydon Primary School, Forncett CEVA Primary School and Sparhawk Infant & Nursery School. The schools’ elephants have been on display in their own gallery. To see more go to www.intuelephantparade.co.uk Chapelfield Elephant Parade

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Fairy Tales from Poland A beautiful book for children is being launched this month. Fairy Tales from Poland depicts seven traditional stories that are well-known and loved in Poland. Suitable for children aged 4-9, the characters are lively and likeable and the heroes, with their goodness and affinity with nature, battle evil forces resolutely. The book is illustrated with paper cut illustrations inspired by traditional Polish folk art - they are clear, bright and immediate, full of animals and birds that follow the tales with interest. The author - Elisabeth Kozmian - has always had a passion for primitive and folk cultures and a love of the natural world. This is very evident in her original and imaginative art and writing. ‘I love beautiful myths, legends and old stories, and have been learning about rural traditions in East Anglia where my family and I have been living for 25 years,’ says Elisabeth. ‘We grow potatoes and leeks just like the small eco farmers in Poland and we hold exhibitions of images of the natural world together with artist friends.’ Born in Poland, Elisabeth and her family now live in Norfolk. She regularly teaches and exhibits at the Wickhampton Farm Barn - a small arts association that hosts exhibitions and workshops. For those interested in her work and book, Elisabeth is hosting an open studio event at the Barn over three long weekends - May 30th-June 1st, June 13th-15th and June 20th-22nd. Everyone is welcome to visit. Fairy Tales from Poland (£8.99) is available from Wickhampton Farm Barn Project. Email: farmbarnproject@fsmail.net

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literature Reasons to be cheerful

The brightly coloured and upbeat views of Norfolk produced by Sheringham-based artist Brian Lewis will be familiar to many, but a new book brings together for the first time 20 years of his optimistic take on the North coast. Brian decided to ‘paint Norfolk’ in the early 1990s, bringing his Royal Academy-honed artistic skills to bear on Walsingham and Wells-next-the-Sea. His early work struggled to find an audience, in spite of its fine detail and quirky appeal. Buyers wanted the sun to shine and the sky to be blue, resulting in a vast portfolio of popular locations featuring his ‘Lowrey-esque’ figures, running dogs and stylised birds. Becoming an overnight success may have taken decades, but Brian has never looked back. The striking thing about ‘Blue Skies and Boat Trips’, written by Norfolk author Alan Marshall and published by Broads-based Mascot Media, is the way in which Brian has married his considerable painting skills with a sense of fun to create so many extraordinary images of Norfolk and beyond. His work, as familiar in the county as the scenes he paints, has hidden depths. Take time to look carefully at even the most frivolous of pictures and you will be surprised by the detail he includes and the accuracy of his portrayal of familiar buildings, boats, beaches or birds. His love for the county, its landscapes and architecture cries out from every painting. Great care is taken over everything from Norfolk’s landmarks to its lifeboats and even wildlife. Only the people tend to be deliberately anonymous and generic, unless, of course, a client wants them to be recognisable. This affable artist is clearly comfortable with his populist style and reputation for whimsical interpretations of familiar places. He communicates successfully with his public through a portfolio of pictures designed to raise a smile. The prints produced from his acrylic originals represent affordable art for the masses. The 165 different images reproduced in the book represent a small part of an epic portfolio created over two decades. Like a portable exhibition, this rainbow-hued volume acts as a memorable guide to the North Norfolk coast, Norwich and various inland towns. As well as the pictures, there are equally colourful recollections and anecdotes provided by Brian himself, whose past and present establish him as one of Norfolk’s more multi-hued characters. ‘Blue Skies and Boat Trips’ is a hardback of 156 pages, devoted to the Norfolk of Brain Lewis. Costing £22.50 plus P&P, copies can be bought direct from the publisher (www.mascotmedia.co.uk), Brian’s website (www.art-e-mail.com) or from selected Norfolk booksellers.

COMPETITION To win a copy of ‘Blue Skies and Boat Trips’ please answer the following question.

Q. Where is artist Brian Lewis based? Please email your answer to info@artseast.co.uk or by post to: ARTSeast Magazine, Dolphin House (first floor), 23 Church Street, Diss, Norfolk, IP22 4DD Closing date: May 26th. All usual terms and conditions apply.


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Theatre & Film News Pulham Players: Farndale Macbeth

‘Take Acorn Antiques, add a bit of Airplane, a dash of Reduced Shakespeare, a pinch of Monty Python and a large dollop of Noises Off and mix well with possibly the worst amateur dramatics group in the known universe and that gives you a flavour of the celebrated Farndale Macbeth..’ Pulham Players have chosen a comedy treat for their Spring production - The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen’s Guild Dramatic Society’s Production of Macbeth. This talented local Norfolk group are gaining a fine reputation for their comedy performances - two of which have recently won the NODA East Best Comedy Awards in 2010 and 2013. Come along to Pulham Market Memorial Hall from May 29th31st to find out why. Tickets: 07712 118493 or email ticketsales@pulhamplayers.com

Westacre Theatre Bursary Award

Westacre Theatre are launching their Bursary Award Scheme for the 9th year running. This scheme, fully supported by the theatre’s two patrons Stephen Fry and Antony Gormley, offers young drama / performing arts undergraduates the chance to spend the summer working at Westacre Theatre. The students get the practical experience that is so valuable to young performers and actors - and they get paid for it! The Awards have a ‘Norfolk’ feel as the applicants can be studying anywhere in the country but must have a home-base in the Norfolk area. Previous Bursary students have gone on to work in regional theatre, touring companies and the West End. Some have also worked in film, television and radio. Application forms can be obtained by emailing bursary@ westacretheatre.com or calling the theatre on 01760 755007.

The Time Machine

Cambridge-based Robert Lloyd Parry of Nunkie Theatre is bringing his spectacular stage adaptation of HG Wells’ novella The Time Machine to Cambridge as part of a three month national tour. The show performs for 2 nights at The Mumford Theatre on May 23rd-24th. The Time Machine is considered by many to be the first true science fiction novel, and certainly the first to consider time travel as a viable subject for fiction. In many ways the forerunner of all time travel fiction, film and TV including not only the famous 1960 film adapted from the book but also Dr Who, Back To The Future and upcoming Tom Cruise film Edge of Tomorrow amongst many others. www.mumfordtheatre.co.uk


theatre & film A chance to perform at Norwich Theatre Royal

Theatre company New Adventures - run by world-renowned choreographer Matthew Bourneis bringing its version of William Golding’s novel Lord of the Flies to Norwich from November 19th22nd. The company is looking to recruit roughly 20 young people aged 10 to 25 to join the cast on stage. Free dance workshops - no previous experience necessary - are being held to give potential performers an introduction to the show. The next one takes place at The Garage, Norwich on May 27th. Following the workshops, auditions will take place in September followed by an intensive rehearsal period for those who are successful. If you’re interested in taking part in a workshop email LOTFNorwich@gmail.com.

Calling all Woody Allen fans

Released on May 23rd, Woody Allen’s new film Fading Gigolo will be coming to Cinema City, Norwich. Old friends Fioravante (John Turturro) and Murray (Allen) hit upon the idea of upscale male prostitution with Murray offering to pimp out Fioravante to their well-heeled female acquaintances. There are delicious plot twists in store for the two friends as they get entangled in the mysteries of femininity that they attempt to exploit without fully comprehending. To find out more - and to register to be kept up-to-date with new releases go to: www.picturehouses.co.uk

Death and the Maiden - on tour.

Excellent touring group Mustard Theatre Company are performing Death and the Maiden at various venues in our region over May and June. This psychological thriller, set against a political backdrop, tells the tale of a man whose car breaks down on the highway and is given a lift home by a friendly stranger. The man’s wife, believing she recognises in the stranger the voice of the torturer who raped her several years ago, kidnaps him and puts him on trial. Show dates: May 30th (Fisher Theatre, Bungay), May 31st (The New Cut, Halesworth), June 1st (Seagull Theatre, Lowestoft), June 6th (Wingfield Barns), June 7th (The Bank, Eye) and June 8th (John Peel Centre, Stowmarket). www.mustardtheatrecompany.org.uk

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SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN Theatre Royal Norwich, June 4th-14th Direct from the West End, the criticallyacclaimed smash hit musical Singin’ in the Rain will come tapping and splashing into town at Norwich Theatre Royal this June. All set to whip up a storm of excitement, the all-singing, all-dancing show tells the story of the first Hollywood musical, when the silver screen found its voice and left silent movies – and some of its stars – behind. Packed full of the charm, romance, comedy and tinseltown glamour of the all-time favourite 1952 movie starring Gene Kelly, the show features songs from the glorious original MGM score including Good Morning, Make ‘em Laugh, Moses Supposes and the classic Singin’ in the Rain. With high-energy choreography and a sumptuous set design (including 14,000 litres of water), Singin’ in the Rain showers the audience with everything you could wish for from a hit musical. It stars Maxwell Caulfield, who played Miles Colby in Dynasty and starred in Grease 2, while Coronation Street favourite Vicky Binns, who trod the soap’s cobbles as Molly Compton, is Lina Lamont. Set in the roaring Twenties It’s the roaring ‘20s and ‘talkies’ are about to become the next big thing. It could spell bad news for silent movie stars, particularly handsome ham Don Lockwood and his annoyingly squeaky-voiced leading lady Lina Lamont. Lockwood casts about for a solution to his thorny dilemma, and in golden-toned young chorus girl Kathy, it looks like he may have found it. But not if the scheming Lina has her way... You’ll be rooting for the hilariously awful Lina to get her just deserts, for the film to be a hit and for Don to finally realise that he and Kathy are meant to be, in this truly wonderful stage adaptation of a beloved movie classic.  www.theatreroyalnorwich.co.uk, tel: 01603 630000


theatre & film

Light Entertainment Comedy Opera Drama Children’s Shows Jazz Folk Blues 6th June - The Dog Days of Summer - A fundraising event in aid of East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices. Tickets £10 full - £9 Friends of the Granary. A modern day string band with a sound like no other. Among their many influences are Johnny Cash, The Specials, The Pogues, The Waterboys, Van Morrison, Free, Steve Earle, Crooked Still, Bill Monroe, Bad Company, The Buzzcocks, Bad News, The Dubliners, Old Crow Medicine Show and Dolly Parton. 14th June - In Voice and Verse present Shakespeare’s Greatest Hits.

In Voice and Verse are actor Lance Pierson with soprano Belinda Yates (accompanied by pianist Heather Chamberlain). 2014 is Shakespeare’s 450th birthday and the show brings together a highlights package of his best work with the addition of the wonderful music his words have inspired including popular hits (Somewhere - “West Side Story” and “I Hate Men” - Kiss Me Kate).

25th June - Gary Jay is Elvis in Vegas.

Elvis is most fondly remembered for his record breaking, staggering series of 837 consecutive sell-out concerts in Las Vegas between 1969 and 1976. Gary Jay’s charismatic performance reproduces a “live” Vegas Concert with awesome accuracy. One of the most highly-respected tributes to have worked in the UK, Gary has appeared alongside many international celebrities, including Elton John, Tom Jones and Shirley Bassey. Gary will also be appearing on 2nd July.

27th June - Einaudi - Songs of Love, Life and Inspiration. A solo piano concert by

Christine Rayner. Tickets: Adults £8.00 (FoG £7.00) Children (8-15yrs) £4.00. Christine will be playing music by the world-renowned contemporary virtuoso pianist/composer, Ludovico Einaudi. Christine will be accompanied by her special guest, local drummer Joolz Saunders playing the djembe.

28th June - Sounds of The 60’s

with East Anglia’s Premier 60’s Band, The 6Ts. Tickets: £10.00 - Maltings Hall. Recreating the look and sounds of the sixties with songs by, among others, the Beatles, Stones, Who, Spencer Davis, Kinks ,Small Faces, Elvis, Cliff, Ben E King, Searchers, Brian Poole, Booker T, Monkees, Troggs plus a little Rock n Roll. It’s sure to be a rockin’ evening!

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Coffee and a Chat Leading lady and star of stage and screen Rula Lenska talks to ARTSeast editor Sarah Veness about her latest role in Pygmalion.


theatre & film This June a brand new production of Pygmalion heads to Norwich with an all-star cast. Rula Lenska is playing the part of Mrs. Higgins, the mother of Professor Higgins. The role is quite different from the parts she’s previously been used to. ‘It’s a lovely character part and I’m relishing it,’ says Rula. ‘She’s a woman who knows her own mind and I’d guess that she’s a supporter of the rights of women. She has impeccable manners and is something of a grande dame. She certainly expects to be listened to.’ Manners are something that were instilled in Rula from a very young age. Although she was born in the UK, Rula’s parents - a Count and Countess were members of the Polish aristocracy. ‘I was brought up with the knowledge of my background and the importance of manners and respect,’ she says. In light of her aristocratic background, what did her parents make of her career choice. ‘They weren’t very happy about it,’ says Rula. ‘My father wanted me to get a job at the United Nations but neither of them thought that acting was a suitable career choice for me. I did as they wanted. I finished school, I sat my A-Levels, I did a secretarial course. But then I still applied for drama school and slowly my parents became accustomed to how I earned my living.’ Since that training, Rula has dazzled on both stage and screen in a wide variety of roles. Mrs Higgins is a departure from her usually more glamorous roles. ‘I can still pull it out of the hat when required,’ she says. ‘But as you get older, you become much less concerned with what people think and as a result, I’m much more at peace.’ Rula is certainly enjoying her time in Pygmalion. The tour - which has received rave reviews - started midFebruary and ends in Norwich. ‘It’s a gorgeous production,’ says Rula. ‘The cast - including Alistair McGowan who plays Professor Higgins - are an absolute delight. It’s one of those shows where every box is ticked.’ Rula will be staying in the countryside outside Norwich and is looking forward to exploring the area. ‘I performed at the Theatre Royal a few years back in The Vagina Monologues and I’m looking forward to getting out, seeing the sights and - hopefully - enjoying the sunshine,’ says Rula. One thing is clear. If Rula’s enjoyment at her part is anything to go by, then Pygmalion will be an unmissable show. Pygmalion is at Norwich Theatre Royal from June 16th-21st. For tickets call the Box Office on 01603 630000 or go to www.theatreroyalnorwich.co.uk

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A Taste of Honey Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds

Shelagh Delaney’s classic 1950s kitchen-sink drama A Taste of Honey will be visiting the Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds from June 3rd-7th. Described by The Stage as having “an undoubted sense of romance” and as “groundbreaking” by The Guardian, this is a production not to be missed. Salford 1959, and 17-year-old Jo is desperate to break free from her vulgar, wayward and man-hunting mother, Helen. Resilient and feisty, Jo’s instinct for survival and happiness leads her to a taste of honey when she falls in love with Jimmy, a black Sailor on shore leave. Abandoned by her Mother and left to cope on her own, Jo’s courage is tested yet again when Jimmy returns to sea, and she discovers she’s pregnant. Defiant in the face of convention, Jo moves in with her friend Geoffrey, a young Art student, who assumes the role of surrogate father to her unborn child. As their relationship deepens, Jo discovers that her independent spirit is both her torment and her salvation. One of the most influential plays of its generation, A Taste of Honey was written when Shelagh Delaney was only 18. It burst onto the stage in 1961 in a production that took the West End by storm. Part of the post-war kitchen sink movement, the play later became a classic of British cinema.

In the role of Jo will be actress Rebecca Ryan who is best known for her roles as Debbie Gallagher in the Channel 4 hit TV series Shameless and Vicki McDonald in the BBC show Waterloo Road.

COMPETITION

We’ve teamed up with the Theatre Royal to offer one lucky person the chance to win a pair of tickets to this fantastic production. To be in with a chance of winning, please answer the following question:

WIN

2 tickets

Q. How old was Shelagh Delaney when she wrote a Taste of Honey?

Answers should be emailed to info@artseast.co.uk or posted to ARTSeast Magazine, Dolphin House (first floor), 23 Church Street, Diss, Norfolk, IP22 4DD. Closing date: May 26th. All usual terms and conditions apply.


theatre & film Kids Corner

This month ARTSeast are excited to announce a new section in the magazine, dedicated completely to children. Each issue we will be reviewing a show or performance for children and looking at the facilities on offer at the venue. Children are never too young to enjoy great art, theatre and music and our region is awash with opportunities.

Review: Charlie & Lola Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds

Walking into Theatre Royal Bury with a five-year-old and a threeyear-old - and 20 minutes to kill - I don’t know who was more pleased to discover an excellent dressing up corner for the kids to rummage in while they were waiting. What a brilliant idea! Time flew by until it was time to grab a programme (a very reasonable £1.50 each) and head to our seats. We had great seats and the booster cushions on offer meant that even Elsie - my youngest could see really well. As the lights went down, I crossed my fingers. Charlie & Lola are big news in our household and I was praying the show wouldn’t disappoint. I needn’t have worried. From the opening seconds my two were hooked. The cast of four actors - from Watershed Productions - were magical as they worked the puppets and told the story of everyone’s favourite brother and sister. I’ve always loved the way that Lola disappears into her own imagination in the books and this production was fantastic at bringing that to life. Dancing dogs, imaginary friends, magic shows, tigers drinking pink milk……everything was perfect. There was an interval after half an hour which was great as it gave us a chance to nip to the loo and grab an ice cream. All in all, the show - and the theatre itself - were great. I wouldn’t hesitate to go back with the kids next time I spot something I think they’ll like.

What's on - for the kids!

Our region has some fantastic shows for children coming up. Here's a quick round-up of some of the shows on offer. May 5th-7th - 1001 Nights. A collection of the greatest folk tales ever told. New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich. Tickets - 01473 295900, www.wolseytheatre.co.uk May 17th-18th - Not Now, Bernard - this iconic picturebook is brought to life. Norwich Playhouse. Tickets - 01603 598598, www.norwichplayhouse.co.uk May 20th-24th - Three Colours. Interactive performance exploring vibrant sensory worlds. Norwich Puppet Theatre. Tickets - 01603 629921, www.puppettheatre.co.uk May 24th - Megson: When I was a Lad. Folk songs for children. Diss Corn Hall. TIckets - 01379 652241, www.disscornhall.co.uk June 7th - King Silly - Children's Variety Show. St George's Theatre, Great Yarmouth. Tickets - 01493 331484 June 12th-13th - Pinnochio - Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds. TIckets - 01284 769505, www.theatreroyal.org June 21st - Andrew Barnett Jones presents The Story Game. Hilarious story-telling fun. Diss Corn Hall. Tickets - 01379 652241, www.disscornhall.co.uk June 22-23rd - Emily Brown and The Thing - Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds. TIckets - 01284 769505, www.theatreroyal.org June 29th - Norwich Theatre Royal - Science Museum Live presents The Energy Show. Tickets - 01603 630000, www.theatreroyalnorwich.co.uk

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Music News

Upcoming Folk Band Madison Violet at Culford

Canadian award-winning duo Madison Violet (Brenley MacEachern and Lisa MacIsaac) return to the UK and, as part of their nationwide tour, are coming to the beautiful Culford Hall near Bury St Edmunds on Saturday May 17th. Tickets are £15.00 in advance and £17.00 on the door. There will be a licenced bar open on the evening. With a string of awards and nominations under their belt including the prestigious Juno nomination, as well as winning vocal group of the year at the Canadian Music Awards, the duo will be performing fresh new tracks from their highly anticipated new album, due for UK release later this year. They have released four albums, most recently The Good in Goodbye. All profits from the event will go towards developments in music and drama at Culford, one of Suffolk’s leading independent boarding and day schools. Box Office: 01284 385310 or more info: www.culford.co.uk/madisonviolet

The Jay Singers: King’s Lynn Minster

One of Norfolk’s favourite choirs, The Jay Singers specialise in a cappella music spanning from the 13th to the 21st centuries. On May 17th you can join them at King’s Lynn Minster as they perform Glory and Inspiration of the Renaissance. Enjoy beautiful performances of Victoria’s Requiem and choral works by other composers including Monteverdi, Bruckner, Rachmaninov, Verdi, Stravinsky and Eric Whitacre. Tickets: 01692 538916 or email office@kingslynnminster.org

Fairport Convention to rock Open, Norwich

Legendary folk-rock outfit Fairport Convention will welcome the return of longest-serving member Dave Pegg on bass guitar when the band visits Norwich during its UK spring tour. Dave will take the stage with fellow bandmembers Simon Nicol (vocals, guitar), Ric Sanders (violin), Chris Leslie (mandolin, fiddle, vocals) and Gerry Conway (percussion) at Open on June 4th. Earlier in the year, Dave’s son Matt had to stand in as bassist when Pegg senior badly injured his hand in a kitchen accident. ‘In January, I severed a tendon in the first finger of my left hand while I was emptying the dishwasher,’ Dave recalls. ‘My hand was in a splint for six weeks so I couldn’t play bass or mandolin. Now I’m raring to get back on the road and really looking forward to playing with the band again.’ Their semi-acoustic spring tour will have an intimate feel and the concerts will feature a mix of new songs and long-established favourites from the Fairport repertoire. www.open247.org.uk or call 01603 763111


music Carnaby Street - the Concert

The swinging sixties are brought to life on June 8th at St Andrews Hall, Norwich when Carnaby Street - The Concert hits town. Following two fabulous tours of the UK, Carnaby Street the Musical has assembled some of its incredible cast members to perform the great songs from the 60s in full costume. What if the Beatles, The Who, The Stones, The Kinks and The Searchers all played in the same place? Well they did in the 60s and now they’re about to do the same….! Featuring a fantastic 6-piece band, this is a night not to be missed. Show starts 5.30pm. www.ueaticketbookings.co.uk

J S Bach: Mass in B Minor

Arguably, the greatest religious work from the Baroque period, this spectacular work was compiled in Bach’s old age from works written over the previous 40 years. Now with a distinguished cast of soloists, a small choir and a Baroque orchestra it is being brought to life as part of the Suffolk Villages Festival. The concert takes place on Monday May 26th at St Peter’s Sudbury and is directed by Peter Holman with Philippa Hyde & Claire Tomlin (soprano), Timothy Travers-Brown (countertenor), Daniel Auchincloss (tenor), Giles Davies (bass), Psalmody & Essex Baroque Orchestra. www.suffolkvillagesfestival.com

Paloma Faith live in Ipswich

With a new critically-acclaimed album - A Perfect Contradiction recently hitting the shelves, Paloma Faith is set to rock the Ipswich Regent on May 23rd. This English singer-songwriter and actress is renowned for her unique retro stele and smooth tones. www.ipswichregent.co.uk

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Thetford Forest Concerts

Over the summer the Forestry Commission runs Forest Live - seven unique concerts in seven amazing forest locations across the country. Every June-July, an eclectic mix of acts perform. Woodland clearings are temporarily transformed into a concert arena creating a safe and relaxed atmosphere for gig-goers. Forest Live is an independent programme organised by the Forestry Commission bringing music to new audiences without commercial branding or sponsorship. Income generated from ticket sales is spent on improving the forests for both people and wildlife. Forest Live in this region takes place in Thetford Forest, near Brandon, Suffolk and this year’s participating acts are Rebecca Ferguson (12 June), Suede (13 June) The Pogues (14 June), Boyzone (11 July), Katherine Jenkins with The National Symphony Orchestra (12 July) and Deacon Blue (13 July). For further info/tickets: www.forestry.gov.uk/music or tel 03000 680400. Â

WIN

2 tickets

to see Rebecca

Ferguson

on June 12th at Thetford Forest.

Rebecca Ferguson is often regarded as the most naturally talented singer to emerge from the X Factor. Her million selling debut album Heaven launched her in a blaze of critical acclaim in 2011. As with Heaven, Rebecca co-wrote her new album Freedom which has already achieved gold in album sales. To win, just send your name, address and contact number to info@artseast.co.uk or by post to ARTSeast Magazine, Dolphin House (first floor), 23 Church Street, Diss, Norfolk, IP22 4DD Closing date: May 26th. All usual terms and conditions apply.


what’s on HARLESTON ANTIQUES & VINTAGE STREET MARKET

For several hundred years Harleston held an annual Fair of St John in late June, which may have had its origins in ancient midsummer revels. A noisy combination of commerce and celebration it was a time of thanksgiving for the arrival of summer, celebrated with friends, neighbours and visitors. On Sunday June 15th this historic event is being reconfigured for the 21st century with the first HARLESTON ANTIQUES & VINTAGE STREET MARKET taking over the centre of town between 9.30am and 4pm. Over 40 stalls, street musicians and entertainments, food stalls including wood-fired pizzas, pulled pork, the Duck Truck’s crispy duck wraps and Flying Chef’s traditional chargrilled sausages, will provide a rich offering of attractions for local people and visitors. Many shops and businesses will be opening up specially and it will be a unique way for families to celebrate Father’s Day. In the evening, once stalls have been cleared away, a MIDSUMMER STREET PARTY will take over the Market Place with 3-hours of free music entertainment (6 – 9pm). With the centre of town closed to traffic, JD Young’s setting out continentalstyle tables and chairs in the Market Place, an outdoor music stage and array of delicious street food on offer organisers hope that this will be a night to remember for the whole community. Up to date information will be posted on Harleston’s Future Facebook page, on Harleston Information Plus website (http://www.harleston-norfolk.org. uk/events) or call 01379 855235 for more details.

Harleston and Waveney Art Trail

Now in its 10th year, The Harleston and Waveney Art Trail was set up by a group of professional artists on the Norfolk/ Suffolk border. This year 30 artists will be opening their studios for the three days of the bank holiday weekend May 24th-26th and the weekend of May 31st-June 1st. The work of members covers a wide range of styles and media - from strictly figurative and representational to abstract and textural. It includes textiles and mosaics, printmaking and sculpture as well as painting and drawing. www.hwat.org.uk

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Festival Season:

Theatre, dance, music, literature and so much more this spring / summer!

Norfolk and Norwich Festival’s ‘It’s Your Festival!’ Credit: The Photo Unit

The East of England boasts a wide variety of festivals, including Norfolk and Norwich Festival, Aldeburgh Festival and PULSE. Each of them brings together a wonderful mix of artists, artforms and audiences to celebrate and enjoy a wealth of Great art and culture. Festivals provide an important platform for emerging and established local and regional talent to showcase their work alongside some of the best known artists, nationally and internationally. These events also mean that audiences can engage with new talent and enjoy work that they may not typically go to see – such as a poetry slam or a dance performance.   Great art and culture sit at the centre of these festivals – giving everyone the chance to find something new and inspiring – but the positive impact that they create goes far beyond, cementing their intrinsic value to the region, and the country as a whole. For example, in 2013 Norfolk and Norwich Festival generated £2.3 million for the local economy and also created 20 full-time and 85 part time jobs.   These figures highlight just some of the compelling reasons why festivals are such an important part of England’s arts and cultural provision – bringing artists and audiences together in a celebration of artistic excellence.   Here is a brief look ahead at some of the highlights of what is happening in the coming months in the East of England.  

Norfolk and Norwich Festival, 9-25 May

Norfolk and Norwich Festival is an exciting event that brings together a diverse mix of local, regional, national and international work - much of which is either new, or previously unseen in the UK.


what’s on Luton International Carnival, 25 May

Luton International Carnival is an annual spectacle which regularly attracts audiences of over 30,000 to the town. Taking place on 25th May, Luton will come alive with music from across the world, international cuisine and live street, dance and masquerade performances.

PULSE, 29 May – 7 June

Pulse Festival Ipswich is a part curated part open application 10 day festival focusing on new and innovative ideas, offering audiences a bright and inspiring snapshot of contemporary theatre and performance.

PULSE, (Pic above) The nature of WOMANz is irrepressible! A high-octane physical comedy celebrating what it means to be a woman by acclaimed Melbourne comedian Tessa Waters Credit: Tessa Waters

Aldeburgh Festival, (Pic left) Ross Ramgobin plays the title role in the 2014 production of Britten’s Owen Wingrave Photo credit: Dom Argius

67th Aldeburgh Festival, 13-29 June 2014

With worldwide interest in Benjamin Britten’s work higher than ever, the centrepiece of the 2014 Aldeburgh Festival is a major focus on Britten’s pacifist opera Owen Wingrave written during the Vietnam War. The Festival presents a new production by Neil Bartlett, a Study Day and a screening of the original BBC TV production.

Village Green, 12 July

Metal’s Village Green returns to Chalkwell Park on Saturday 12 July, from 11am through to 10pm. Along with a wealth of musical talent, the festival will feature a guest appearance from the world-renowned Philadelphia Boys Choir; an exciting exchange with four visual artists from Shanghai; a wide range of comedy, cabaret, live art, literature, film and a host of extraordinary outdoor arts, installations, workshops and performances.

Norfolk and Norwich Festival’s Monski Mouse Credit: Dave Guttridge

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Woolpit Festival June 5th-21st

Recognised as one of Suffolk’s oldest and friendliest Music and Arts Festivals, now in it’s 39th year, Woolpit Festival takes place from Thursday June 5th to Saturday 21st. This year the festival features as its headline act Jacqui Dankworth, as part of her UK “Live to Love” Tour. Jacqui is one of the UK’s most highly regarded vocalists and returns to Woolpit after a fantastic sell out concert in 2009. On Saturday June 7th Beatlemania hits Woolpit! A great 2 hour show from the superb Beatles-Live – nostalgia at its very best. Other Shows include a Folk evening at the Bull Inn with the popular quartet Sound Tradition and Suffolk based singer/songwriter Ellie Jamison ; for Musical Theatre, Opera and Classical Music fans our Summer Gala features soprano Julie Roberts, cellist Rebecca Welham and accompanists Andrew Burke and Celia Barrow; one of Suffolk’s very own leading entertainer’s Charlie Haylock brings his latest and hilarious one man show to our festival on June 8th. Once again Woolpit has a Saturday afternoon children’s Drama Workshop presented by the Theatre Royal on June 7th; and this year the organisers are thrilled to bring back the stand-up comedian and musician Rainer Hersch with the successful and very funny hit Show “All Classical Music Explained” on Sunday June 15th. So come along and enjoy the great atmosphere and entertainment at Woolpit Festival 2014. www.woolpit-festival.com BOX OFFICE: 01284 769505 (www.theatreroyal.org) email: booking@theatreroyal.org or in person at the Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds.

WOOLPIT FESTIVAL 2014 FOLK AT THE BULL

Thurs 5th June at 8.00pm at Woolpit Bull Inn - Tickets £8/£7 ‘Sound Tradition’ folk quartet and singer/songwriter Ellie Jamison

CHILDRENS DRAMA WORKSHOP

Sat 7th June Village Hall 1pm to 4pm – Tickets £2.50

THE BEATLES-LIVE

Sat 7th June Village Hall doors open 7pm Tickets £15/£12.50 Beatlemania hits Woolpit! Nostalgia at its best.

CHARLIE HAYLOCK

“DON’T HURRY ME....I’M SUFFOLK!”

Sun 8th June Village Hall 7pm for 7.30pm – Tickets £10/£7.50

SUMMER GALA

Thurs 12th June Village Hall 7pm for 7.30pm – Tickets £12/£10 A musical journey for a Summer evening with Julie Roberts (Soprano) & Rebecca Welham (Cellist).

RAINER HERSCH ‘ALL CLASSICAL MUSIC EXPLAINED’

Sun 15th June Village Hall 7pm for 7.30pm – Tickets £15/£13 Stand-up comedian & musician Rainer Hersch brings his hit one-man show to Woolpit Festival.

JACQUI DANKWORTH – “LIVE TO LOVE” UK TOUR Sat 21st June Village Hall 7pm for 7.30pm – Tickets £20/£18 Prepare for a fanatastic Concert by this amazing singer & Band.


what’s on Southwold Arts Festival

Opera Babes

Southwold is quite rightly famous for its lighthouse, beautiful town, beach huts, Adnams Brewery and tasty fish and chips. But now it has another claim to fame that looks set to establish itself firmly on the arts scene with its inaugural outing - the Southwold Arts Festival. The brainchild of a small group of local people, the Festival will run from June 28th to July 5th. The main venue will be St Edmunds Hall although other town centre venues will also be used including St Edmunds Church. This exciting new festival will combine a broad mix of music, art and theatre to cater for all tastes.

Highlights include: The internationally renowned ‘Opera Babes’, will perform at St Edmunds Church on June 28th. On Sunday 29th, there will be a folk concert at St Edmunds Hall featuring, Vin Garbutt, the ‘Teeside Troubadour’ and winner of the BBC Folk Award Best - Live Act, supported by the popular John Ward Band. Throughout the week there will be theatre productions, poetry readings and an evening with broadcaster and political journalist Andrew Marr who will talk about his life and sign copies of his recent book: ‘A Short Book About Drawing’. There will be a range of afternoon events including a performance by the well known writer and broadcaster Janet Gershlick who has a home in Southwold and there will be a musical review celebrating the life of Noel Coward from the ‘Must Close Saturday’ Company which includes Helen McDermott, best remembered for her long career with Anglia Television. The highly respected poet George Szirtes will also be providing a talk and answering questions. The highly regarded ‘Common Ground Theatre Company’ will bring their premiere production of ‘Mary Shelley and the Curse of Frankenstein’ to the Festival and local pianist and composer Nathan Williamson will provide a diverse programme, ranging from two of Beethoven’s most popular Sonatas to the first performance of one of his own compositions. Building on the success of the Art Exhibition last year, the 2014 exhibition will include some of the most memorable images of the town. The organisers have managed to secure some important pictures including some of the best original paintings by local artists Katherine Hamilton and Andrew Marr Mary Gundry and also rare and important pictures by John Piper, Tessa Newcomb and Henry Davy. Two of the highlights of the Festival will be concerts by the classical violinist Tasmin Little on July 2nd and the finale concert July 5th hosted by Digby Fairweather’s Half Dozen with blues singer Val Wiseman. It will be a tribute to Jazz in the Movies and will feature some of the most memorable jazz compositions of the past fifty years. Tickets - www.southwoldartsfestival.co.uk or 07554 585580

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A Wife’s Tale: Violet, Lady Munnings Accomplished horsewoman, Violet McBride first came to the attention of British artist, Sir Alfred Munnings, at the Richmond Horse Show in 1919. He said of her: ‘Here was a subject to paint – a good looking woman on horseback, silk hat and gardenia – all complete.’ Violet first visited Dedham to celebrate Alfred’s first Christmas at Castle House along with his other friends including Laura and Harold Knight. After Violet married Alfred in 1920, she undertook the running of all the domestic elements of his life and saw it as her role to free him from the mundane activities of everyday life to give him the freedom to paint. Violet’s greatest work was done following Sir Alfred’s death in 1959 by establishing the Castle House Trust and it was her who first opened their home to an enthusiastic public in 1961. This year, The Munnings Collection at Castle House is celebrating the life of Violet, Lady Munnings with a special exhibition of paintings, photographs, film and personal effects. www.siralfredmunnings.co.uk


what’s on West Suffolk - the place to be! West Suffolk Diary is the new place to go to find out about the diverse range of events and activities happening in Bury St Edmunds, Newmarket, Haverhill, Brandon, Mildenhall and the surrounding area. All The Apex events are listed - from pop, rock, jazz and classical to world music and comedy. Plus family fun such as craft workshops and quiz trails, den building at Nowton Park along with historical events including Anglo-Saxon re-enactments at West Stow and activities at Moyse’s Hall. So why not be a tourist in your home town - there’s sure to be something for you and your family to discover and enjoy. To stay up to date see www. westsuffolkdiary.co.uk, follow West Suffolk Diary on Facebook – www.facebook. com/westsuffolkdiary - or Twitter - @wsdiary.


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The Tide Mill Living Museum For over 800 years, people have worked at Woodbridge Tide Mill to harness the green energy from the tides to drive a mill producing flour and animal feed. History tells us that Woodbridge was one of the first tide mills in the country and unquestionably the last one working. Today you can visit the mill and learn all about the milling process. There’s loads to see including interactive models, audio stations, videos, display panel, life size cut-outs of the miller’s family and cats and even a children’s corner and dressing up box. On milling days, you can even watch the Miller control the machinery to produce flour. Near the top of the mill, the wonderful views across the River Deben are not to be missed whatever the state of the tide. Outside, take the innovative boardwalk for close up views of the English oak waterwheel and learn about the birds that call the River Deben home. It’s a fantastic day out for all the family.

The Mill’s History

The earliest record of a tide mill on this site by the River Deben is in 1170. It was owned by the Augustinian Priors for roughly 350 years until Henry VIII confiscated it. For the next 28 years it was in royal ownership. Elizabeth I sold it to Thomas Seckford whose family

owned it for over 100 years, followed by several private owners. In 1793 the present mill was built on the site of earlier ones. By the 1950s it had become the last working tide mill in the country, but in 1957 finally closed. It was saved in 1968, restored and open to the public in 1973. Recently, further protection and restoration work has brought it back into use as a fully working tide mill as well as being a fascinating and remarkable living example of our industrial and cultural heritage. The Tide Mill Living Museum is open from April 5th to October 31st every day from 11am. www.woodbridgetidemill.org.uk


what’s on What’s on - Listings

This month ARTSeast are excited to announce the introduction of a listings page in the magazine. If you’d like an event, show, exhibition, drama class, festival, talk or anything else arts-related included in our listings section, please get in touch Each listing costs just £15 (no VAT) and you can pay by cheque to Falcon Publications or by PayPal to info@artseast.co.uk. If you’d prefer to pay by BACS online, call 01379 415002 for account details. To submit a listing, either fill in the form below or email the details to info@artseast.co.uk. We need details 8 weeks before the date of the event to guarantee inclusion.

MUSIC EVENTS

May 11th, 5pm - Glenn Miller Orchestra performs at King’s Lynn Corn Exchange with the Moonlight Serenaders and the Uptown Hall Gang. Tickets from £18.50 - 01553 764864 May 16th, 7.30pm - Spike Heatley Trio with Art Themen - Stoke by Nayland Hotel. www.fleecejazz. org.uk. Tickets £18 - 01787 211865 May 28th, 8pm - Nicole Willis & The Soul Investigators at Norwich Arts Centre. Tickets £12.50 adv/ £15.00 on door - 01603 660352

THEATRE & FILM

May 15th, 7.30pm - The Olivier Award-winning play Morecambe, celebrating the life of Eric Morecambe comes to the Marina Theatre, Lowestoft. Tickets £18.50 - 01502 533200 May 17th, 7.30pm - Openspace Theatre Company presents Woman in Mind at Fisher Theatre, Bungay. Tickets - £9.50/£8.50 - 01986 897130 May 21st, 8pm - Film: Blue is the Warmest Colour (winner of the Cannes Palme D’or Award) showing at Diss Corn Hall. Tickets £5 - 01379 652241

EXHIBITIONS

May 23rd - June 9th - Suffolk Art Society Exhibition. Church of St Peter and St Paul, Lavenham. 10am5.30pm. www.suffolkartsociety.co.uk May 24th-June 8th - Art @ Stoke Ferry Church. Annual art exhibition from All Saints Painters. Open 10am-5pm. Tel: 01366 727582

May 24th - Sept 14th- The Wonder of Birds Exhibition at Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery. www.museums.norfolk.gov.uk, 01603 598626

COURSES / CLASSES

May 17th, 10.30am-4pm- Singing Day in Norwich with renowned teacher Chris Rowbury. No experience needed, just for fun! Tickets £25/20. www.chrisrowbury.com May 24th - Beginners Acrylic Painting Workshop with Zangmo Alexander in Bressingham, Norfolk. £65, materials and refreshments included. www. creativewayart.com, 01379 687360 May29th-31st - 3-day Screenprinting on Fabric course at Gainsborough House, Sudbury. 10am4pm. Tickets £190 (non-members)/ £170 (members). www.gainsborough.org, 01787 372958

FESTIVALS

May 9th- 25th - Norfolk & Norwich Festival. Fantastic theatre, music, art, circus dance and much more! www.nnfestival.org.uk May 16th-25th - Bury St Edmunds Festival. An eclectic mix of top quality music acts. www. buryfestival.co.uk, 01284 758000 May 24th-26th - Lavenham Art Festival - galleries, interactive art, demonstrations, open studios. www.lovelavenham.co.uk

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local arts scene Wymondham - Majestic Market Town This historic market town, just under 10 miles from Norwich, has a thriving arts scene complete with its own festival, orchestra, heritage centre and arts centre. The town’s most famous son, Robert Kett, led the 1549 peasants rebellion in protest of the enclosure of common land. With a force of mainly unarmed men, Kett was able to hold the City of Norwich for six weeks before being defeated by the King’s Forces. In 1615, Wymondham faced another threat, this time from a Great Fire that destroyed more than 300 properties including the Market Cross, the town hall and the vicarage. A new Market Cross was completed just two years later in 1617 and still stands proudly today. It now houses the Tourist information Centre. Wymondham Railway Station - featured as Walmington-on-Sea in the popular comedy series Dad’s Army - has been lovingly restored and has a very popular cafe and restaurant. Wymondham is also home to the prestigious Wymondham College - one of 36 state boarding schools in England. Notable former pupils include Norman Lamb MP, Stephen Byers MP, artist Colin Self and explorer and writer Nicholas Crane. The town’s 900-year-old Abbey was originally home to a community of Benedictine monks and is a spectacular building to visit. Arts lovers will find much to enjoy as can be seen across the following pages of our local arts section.

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Wymondham Music Festival

Wymondham Music Festival runs events from May, leading up to Festival Fortnight - Saturday, June 21st to Sunday, July 6th.  Norfolk Schools’ Brass Band launches the summer music season in the Market Place on May 10th from 10-12noon. The annual Wymondham Town Busking Day follows on Saturday, May 24. Individuals and groups are very welcome, please ring 01953 333500 for further information. Musicians should check in at the Market Place on the day between 10-12noon. There’s a double-header on Saturday, May 31st. Multi instrumentalist Raevennan Husbandes, winner of Future Radio Next Big Thing (2012), is in the Market Place from 10am, supported by local singer-songwriter James Summerhill. Then at 7.30pm, Norwich Baroque presents The Bach Family and the Baroque Cello at Wymondham Abbey. Norwich Baroque, with Richard Tunnicliffe, principal cellist with The Avison Ensemble, celebrates the music of Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714-88) and Johann Bernhard Bach (1676-1749). The programme includes C P E Bach’s Cello Concerto in A major and J S Bach’s 3rd Brandenburg Concerto. Tickets are adult £16, concessions £14 and under 18 £3 are available from Prelude Records, St Giles Street, Norwich (01603 628319) and Puff’s Toyshop, Wymondham Market Place. Market Place events in early June feature The Night Drinkers (June 7th) and The LKA Trio (June 14th), both at 10am. More than 30 events during Festival Fortnight include the vibrant Bella Tromba (Wymondham Abbey, June 21st), Pasadena Roof Orchestra (Central Hall, June 27th) and Edwina Hayes, ‘The sweetest voice in England’ (Central Hall, July 4th).  For full programme details and online ticket sales see www.wymfestival.org.uk. Tickets are also on sale at Puff’s Toyshop, Wymondham Market Place from May 10. See the June edition of ARTSeast for a Festival Fortnight preview.


local arts scene Wymondham Arts Centre Wymondham Arts Centre has a packed programme of exhibitions through to November 30th 2014. Here are some highlights. New to the arts centre will be group exhibitions by 25 members of the Norfolk Contemporary Craft Society (20 May 20th to June 1st), the Society of East Anglian Watercolourists ( October 14th26th), and a show dedicated to illustrators (September 2nd-7th).  Julia Sorrell is curating Sorrell Family Reunion, from June 10th-15th, which includes works by her parents, Alan (1904-1974), neo-Romantic painter, war artist and archaeological illustrator, and his wife Elizabeth (1916-1991), described by contemporaries as ‘the finest water colourist of her generation’. Community exhibitions include the combined primary schools (July 1st-6th), Wymondham High Academy (July 8th-13th) and Wymondham Art Society’s summer show. Wymondham Arts Centre is at Becket’s Chapel, Church Street, Wymondham NR18 0PH, open Monday to Saturday 10am to 5pm and Sunday 12noon to 5pm (closed some Mondays for exhibition installation). For full exhibition programme see www. wymondhamarts.com.

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Creative Arts East

‘Culturally vibrant, connected and motivated rural communities’ is the long-term vision of Creative Arts East, an arts and community charity based in Wymondham, which supports an impressive amount and variety of arts and cultural opportunities for rural communities across Norfolk, Suffolk and the wider eastern region. The charity’s mission is ‘to improve community life through the creative use of the arts’ and it succeeds in achieving this through the provision of rural touring for professional live performance and cinema, alongside a host of projects ranging from skills development for young people to health and wellbeing interventions for older residents in care. Creative Arts East is in its twentieth year as a company limited by guarantee with charitable status and of this achievement Executive Director, Natalie Jode, says; ;I am incredibly proud and fortunate to be leading such an ambitious, successful and dynamic organisation – it is all of these things thanks to the dedication of an expert and dedicated small team of people and their partnerships with some 300+ community volunteers around the region who are committed to raising the cultural bar for rural communities.’ To find out what events are taking place this May across Norfolk and Suffolk, or to get involved in any of the ongoing projects log onto www.creativeartseast. co.uk. You can also stay up to date with events and opportunities by following @CreativArtsEast, liking them on Facebook or subscribing to their e-newsletter.


local arts scene Wymondham Heritage Museum 2014

The museum in a former mid 19th century model prison tells stories of life in the building. Using a dungeon, police cells and items from the period, life in “Clink” is described. The collection on display spans the Stone Age to Modern Times. Using video, audio, photos, objects and documents hear and see the social, industrial and history of this Norfolk market town.This year, the Museum describes the effect World War One had on the town. With diaries, letters, photos and equipment loaned by relatives of those who fought, we can gain an insight into what life was like for those fighting and for those back at home. A VC winner, a house converted to a hospital, Gallipoli diaries, a dummy in 1916 uniform and details of where those who did not return are remembered, are all on display. Open Monday to Saturday 10am to 4pm. A Tearoom, quizzes for children, and welcoming volunteers who are ready to meet and greet you. Norwich Road, Wymondham, NR18 0NS www.wymondhamheritagemuseum.co.uk

Wymondham Symphony Orchestra

This friendly, lively and ambitious group of musicians play regular concerts at a variety of locations around Norfolk. Having built up an enviable reputation they are able to attract professional soloists of the highest calibre, as well as encouraging young talented soloists from Norfolk to play with them. Wymondham Symphony Orchestra are performing a concert in Wymondham Abbey on Saturday July 5th at 7.30pm as their contribution to this years Wymondham Music Festival. The concert marks a very special season for the WSO as it is the last of three concerts that will celebrate 30 years since the orchestra was founded. The programme consists of: Rosamunde Overture - Schubert, Song Cycle ‘Seagull’ - Kenneth Ian Hÿtch (with Karen Harries soprano) Nocturne - Andrew Parnell, Symphony 6 in B minor - Tchaikovsky Tickets are  £12 £10 (concessions) £ 2  ( children accompanied by an adult) Obtainable by Telephone from Brian Randall 01953 601939 www.wymondhamsymphonyorchestra.org.uk

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Celebrating The Summer Solstice 2014 Wilds Cottage, Cromer Rd, Antingham NR28 0NJ Opening on Friday 16th May - 22nd June Noon - 7pm, Daily Curated by Mike Toll

Exhibition of large scale Sculpture in 2 acres of rural gardens. With Paintings, Drawings, Prints, Collages & Ceramics, in the gallery. We have 30 Sculptors many of them showing four pieces each. We are building a Wood Henge in the garden and intend inviting everyone who is taking part to come to celebrate the sun rise on our wood henge on the twenty first of June at 4.30am. The Artists taking part in the garden are: Andy Campbell, Mike Chapman, Barry Watkins, Bridget Heriez, Rachel Long, Peter Talbot, Barbara Leaney, Georgina Warne, Kally Davidson, Mike Toll, Chedgey, Annette Inwood, Diane Maclean, Heather Green, Teucer Wilson, Andrew Schuman, Tim Nelson, Janice Burgoyne, Nicola Morris, Steve Kelly, Ann Richardson, Andrew Toll. Artists showing work in the gallery are: Mike Toll, Hilary Lawn, Andrew Toll, Ann Richardson, Geoffrey King, Maz Jackson, Roger Ackling, Louise Richardson, Penny Gough & Nicola Morris. All works are for Sale with donations to We are Macmillan Cancer Support and Save The Children Philippines disaster. We are inviting School parties to visit the exhibition, work sheets have been designed to help the children talk and write about what they see. Other interested parties have also been invited from the region.

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