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AUG / SEP / OCT / NOV 2012 | BOX OFFICE 01603 660352 | NORWICHARTSCENTRE.CO.UK


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NORWICH ARTS CENTRE BOX OFFICE 01603 660352 AUGUST / SEPTEMBER / OCTOBER / NOVEMBER 2012

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Welcome to another NAC brochure packed with good things coming to Norwich in the Autumn. Central in this season is Norwich Sound and Vision and the live part of this has now become the John Peel Festival of New Music. This will be across three nights and ten venues and has developed in conjunction with John’s family and will have a fundraising component for the new John Peel Centre for the Arts in Stowmarket. On top of the Escalator Music project this development is confirming the Arts Centre as a major force in the Eastern region supporting new music. Other highlights in this season: Jazz fans will want to see Kit Downes on 5 Sept, Americana with Simone Felice on 20 Sept, the brilliant Bollywood Brass Band on 27 Oct, spiky comedy with Francesca Martinez on 28 Oct. A personal favourite will be with The Jayhawks main man Gary Louris on 25 Nov. It’s also sad to report that I’ll be leaving the Arts Centre in October so this will be the last programme I’ll introduce. I’ve had a great 81/2 years at the helm and have had many life changing experiences at NAC and continually seen how much this type of venue is valued by the public as well as artists and musicians. I’d like to take this chance to thank all of our much valued regulars, many of whom I’ve got to know. Also funders, partner organisations and sponsors who have been supportive and understanding but I would particularly like to thank the staff and everyone involved with the running of the Arts Centre who have made the job so enjoyable and memorable to me. Stuart Hobday NAC Director


SAT 29 SEP | 11AM–4PM

JUMBLE UP SALE A bi-monthly bazaar of affordable second-hand treasures. Music, books, clothes, bric-a-brac and more. Buy, sell, browse or all three! There will also be tasty cakes on sale and a DJ playing your old time favourites in the café.

FOOD LOVERS’ FAYRE Come and support your local food traders at our new farmers’ market. Featuring tasty produce such as ales, cakes, chutneys, coffee, pies and more. Yum! With DJs in the Barn café.

SATURDAY DAYTIME EVENTS

SATURDAYS 1 SEP | 3 NOV | 11AM–4PM

FREE

FREE

SATURDAYS 22 SEP | 20 OCT | 17 NOV | 1–4PM

PLAY THE MUSIC ACOUSTIC SHOWCASE Highlighting the best of the local acoustic music scene in the café bar. Come along for great music, whilst enjoying delicious homemade food, fair-trade coffee and fine local ales. FREE | CAFE BAR

SATURDAYS 29 SEP | 3 NOV | 24 NOV | 10.30AM–2.30PM

PAPER-CUT WORKSHOPS Contemporary Paper-cuts: Learn how to craft a beautiful and visually stunning piece of artwork simply using paper and a scalpel blade with artist Su Owen. No experience necessary. www.suowendesign.com

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MAKE MONTHLY Get creative with tutors from Pins and Needles SAT 22 SEP | 10.30AM–2.30PM

Mono Printing Transform old photos or found imagery through the medium of Mono print. Explore mark-making and embrace the happy accident with tutors from Pins and Needles. Bring along images that inspire you or copies of photographs to work from. No experience necessary. SAT 20 OCT | 10.30AM–2.30PM

Screen Printing Design and print your own tote bag and explore the joys of screen-printing. Bring along images that inspire you or copies of photographs to work from. No experience necessary.

SAT 6 OCT | 11AM–4PM

CLUTTER CITY A market of all things crafty with stalls, live music, workshops and food. FREE

SAT 17 NOV | 10.30AM–2.30PM

AGE 16+ | £25 PER SESSION (MATERIALS INCLUDED)

Gemma Correll

Block Printing Create your own gift-wrap and cards through block printing. Get festive and personalise your Christmas gifts and stationery with the help of Pins and Needles. No experience necessary.

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AGE 16+ | £25 PER SESSION (MATERIALS INCLUDED)


EXHIBITIONS

SAT 1–29 SEP | 10AM–6PM | MON–SAT

DERYA ERDEM An exhibition of large-scale photographs and video work by Brightonbased Turkish artist, Derya Erdem. Erdem is a visual artist who works across a range of media. In her recent work she uses a camera as a method of abstraction and improvisation. Her current work is designed to be illusionary, subtly changing when viewed close up and from a distance. At first glance, deceptively, they appear to be minimalist paintings, although upon closer inspection little details belie the photographic origins. These large prints are strong compositions of colour and texture. FREE

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PEER GROUP A selection of work by recent NUCA graduates, including Rob Freimuller, Alex Searle and Sayumphorn Janthasorn. FREE

Rob Freimuller

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SAT 21 JUL–FRI 24 AUG 10AM–6PM | MON–SAT


COMEDY

TUE 18 SEP | 8PM

ALUN COCHRANE: ‘Moments of Alun’ Alun Cochrane brings his critically acclaimed show, ‘Moments of Alun’ to NAC! You may have seen him on YouTube, or on the TV channel Dave, or on a panel game, or Channel 4, or just on a bus somewhere. Expect thinking aloud, chat with the audience, and Cochrane style stand-up. ‘The best, as well as the most natural stand-up I’ve seen at the Fringe.’ THE INDEPENDENT. ‘Alun Cochrane’s ability to make the little things in life a comedy goldmine is phenomenal’ CHORTLE.CO.UK ‘By the end of the show, some people in the audience literally can’t stop laughing. Expect Alun Cochrane to be filling arenas soon.’ THE INDEPENDENT. ‘Comedy gold.’ THE LIST. SEATED | £12

TUE 16 OCT | 8PM

DANIEL SLOSS + Kai Humphries Stunning new show from Scotland’s award-winning comedian and internationally acclaimed half-manhalf-Xbox, Daniel Sloss. Having starred on TV shows such as Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, 8/10 Cats, Mock the Week, and more, plus his own BBC show The Adventures of Daniel, Daniel started gigging aged just 16. In October 2009, aged 19, his debut in London’s Soho Theatre made him the youngest stand-up ever to perform a solo season in the West End. Now 21, he has toured internationally, sold out four Edinburgh Fringe seasons and to top it all off, he’s recently left home. So, now the gloves are really off (although the dirty socks are still on the floor...)! ‘Charming, selfdeprecating and genuinely funny.’ TIME OUT. SEATED | £13.50 / £10 CON | AGE 14+

ROBIN INCE & MICHAEL LEGGE: Pointless Anger, Righteous Ire 2 Robin Ince and Michael Legge, who like everyone in comedy at the moment are ‘award-winning’ and have appeared on Mock the Week (not Michael), get angry about stuff again. Whenever they perform together they sell out, despite their best efforts to discourage people from turning up. Come see two men who you’d normally see shouting in a park and crying. If you like laughing at men with blotchy skin (Michael this time) and who, if they were a dog, would be shot by a kindly owner, this is for you. SEATED | £12 / £10 CON

TUE 23 OCT | 8PM

PAUL FOOT: Kenny Larch is Dead Following last year’s sell-out UK Tour of ‘Still Life’, Paul returns with a brand new show to delight and amuse his connoisseurs. Expect the unexpected from the man The Independent described as ‘sublime, original and brilliant’. A BBC New Comedy Award and Daily Telegraph Open Mic winner, recent UK TV credits include Never Mind The Buzzcocks, BBC2 and Russell Howard’s Good News, BBC3. ‘One of the most ingenious nights of comedy you’ll ever see.’ THE HERALD SUN. SEATED | £12.50

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TUE 25 SEP | 8.30PM

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COMEDY

SUN 28 OCT | 8PM

FRANCESCA MARTINEZ Fresh from winning a Fringe Media Network Award at the Edinburgh Festival, ‘wobbly’ comedian, Francesca Martinez, brings her hit show to NAC! What happens when you’re branded ‘abnormal', in a world obsessed with normality? This show is Francesca's defiant, insightful and fascinating answer... Intrigued by the power that a six-letter word has over so many people, Francesca shares her own life-changing journey of growing up as ‘abnormal’, being rescued from High-School-Hell by ‘Grange Hill’, letting Ricky Gervais take the piss out of her walk in ‘Extras’ and working out what to say to the BBC after being offered the role of a, ahem, vegetable. Whatever body you’re born into, it seems that most people share the universal desire to be ‘normal’. This show is for anyone who’s ever struggled to fit in, felt ‘different’ or wondered what the **** normal means? SEATED | £12 / £10 CON

THU 15 NOV | 7.30PM

WED 31 OCT

AVA VIDAL GOES DUTCH Following a sell-out West End run earlier in the year, the star of BBC2’s Mock the Week and BBC1’s Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, returns with a brand new show that questions the ideas of community and responsibility. How much should we share? And would the world be a better place if we all were self-sufficient and just took care of ourselves? In addition to her numerous TV credits for the BBC, Five and Comedy Central, Ava can also be heard regularly on BBC Radio 4’s The News Quiz, Richard Herring’s Objective, and Stephen K. Amos’s Idiots Guide To Life. ‘Vidal juggles the profound and the irreverent, rapidly alternating between the two.’ CHORTLE ‘[A] well-structured, well-written and skilfully delivered show.’ THE SCOTSMAN.

DANIEL KITSON TBC

SEATED | £10 / £8 CON

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FESTIVAL OF THE SPOKEN NERD: Are You Sci-Curious? Stand-up mathematician Matt Parker, geek songstress Helen Arney and experiments guy Steve Mould present a comedy night for the fearlessly inquisitive. After a year of sell-out shows in London and science festivals around the country, they’re bringing their unique mix of facts and fun to NAC for the sum total of one night only. Join three of the UK’s best (and nerdiest) performers for an evening of comedy, science, music, maths and interactive experiments as they ask those all-important questions: How can you use a parabola to set stuff on fire? How does the angler fish make love? And how dangerous can things get with just numbers? ‘Harnesses comedy to highlight what is fun – and funny – about science.’ NEWSCIENTIST.COM. SEATED | £14 / £12 CON | AGE 16+

Idul Sukan

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MON 5 NOV | 8PM


REBECCA STOTT: Darwin’s Ghost – The Search for Darwin’s Predecessors Rebecca Stott will tell the story of her ten-year search to find the extraordinary thinkers – poets, philosophers and scientists – who dared to explore the possibility of the mutation of species in the two thousand years before Darwin published The Origin of Species. It is a story of pigeon breeders and secret police, of heretics and microscopes, of empires, libraries and stolen natural history collections, a story above all that confirms that evolution, in its challenge to religious, social and political orthodoxies, has always been a profoundly dangerous idea. SEATED | £5 / £3 CON

SAT 29 + SUN 30 SEP | 8PM

JOHN COOPER CLARKE + Luke Wright The legendary John Cooper Clarke returns to NAC this September. Since the punk days, he has been recognised as one of England's most important poets and performers and he is as vital now as he was then – he’s not going anywhere.

PERFORMANCE & LIVE LITERATURE

WED 12 SEP | 8PM

SEATED | £16 / £14 CON

7 presents LUKE KENNARD Luke Wright brings a little bit of the Latitude Poetry Arena’s magic to Norwich Arts Centre. This month we play host to Forward Prize nominee Luke Kennard, purveyor of savagely surreal satires and lyrical pyrotechnics. Supporting verses come from the drool notebook of Norwich favourite, Martin Figura. SEATED | £7 / £5 CON

WED 17 OCT | 8PM

presents BYRON VINCENT Luke Wright brings a little bit of the Latitude Poetry Arena's magic to Norwich Arts Centre. Festival favourite Byron Vincent headlines this month's show. Expect sharp, cynical monologues on things like newspeak and the snivelling smugness of new love from the ‘natural heir to John Cooper Clarke.’ Support TBC. SEATED | £7 / £5 CON

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WED 19 SEP | 8PM


PERFORMANCE & LIVE LITERATURE

WED 21 NOV | 8PM

presents ELVIS McGONAGALL Luke Wright brings a little bit of the Latitude Poetry Arena’s magic to Norwich Arts Centre. This month there is caustic, rhyming political verse and snappy one-liners from Radio 4’s Elvis McGonagall. Support comes from the sharp eye and gentle pen of local star John Osborne (writer of John Peel’s Shed). SEATED | £7 / £5 CON

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TUE 27 NOV | 8PM

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TUE 20 NOV | 8PM

THE THREE SNAKE LEAVES: Fairy tales for Grown-ups from the Brothers Grimm Performance storytelling by The Company of Storytellers. Music: Gillian Stevens, Dylan Fowler. The forest is a place where marvels gleam in the shadows and the mysterious snake leaves bring transformation. Two hundred years after the Grimms’ magnificent collection of stories was first published, The Company of Storytellers, pioneers of the British performance storytelling revival, reform to bring their seminal piece, The Three Snake Leaves, to the stage once more, with newly devised music by Dylan Fowler and Gillian Stevens. In a subtle, beguiling and seamless performance, Hugh Lupton, Ben Haggarty and Sally Pomme Clayton journey deep into a half-remembered realm of grown-up fairy tale and myth. Conjuring up a primitive metaphorical world, they unpick a rich tangle of humorous, moving and cruel stories in an enchanted search for contemporary wisdom. ‘A wonderful, intricate piece about storytelling and the possibilities of redemption.’ THE INDEPENDENT. SEATED | £10 / £8 CON

SARFRAZ MANZOOR: ‘The Boss Rules’ – How Bruce Springsteen Changed My Life In his brand new one-man show Sarfraz Manzoor tackles race, religion and rock ‘n’ roll. Manzoor believes Bruce Springsteen's songs contain the secrets of life, love and happiness. The journalist and broadcaster – best known for his work in The Guardian and Radio 4 – takes us on a humorous journey through his life and shows how the Boss’s words saved him. Using Springsteen’s songs as a starting point Manzoor tackles everything from family to fatherhood to faith. He invites the audience to share their dilemmas and he offers advice based on the lyrics of Springsteen. Plus question and answer session. SEATED | £12 / £10 CON


UNBORN TWIN + The Lost Levels + Jake Morrell £10 ADV / £TBC DOOR

THU 23 AUG | 8PM

PAUL KELLY For anyone growing up in Australia between 1970 and the present, Paul Kelly is an institution, often dubbed the Australian version of Bob Dylan. He has recorded seventeen studio albums, as well as several film soundtracks and live albums, in an influential career spanning more than thirty years. SEATED | £12 / £10 CON

MUSIC AUGUST

THU 9 AUG |8PM

THU 2 AUG | 8.30PM

NED EVETT BAND Ned Evett is one of the world’s foremost fretless guitarists, creating music that both celebrates and transcends the novelty of his instrument. ‘The world’s first fretless guitar rockstar.’ GUITAR PLAYER MAGAZINE.

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£8 / £6 CON

THE WAILING SOULS + support Fusing the harmonies of Motown with the roots and dancehall sounds of reggae, The Wailing Souls have ridden the crest of Jamaica's music for more than four decades. Nominated for Grammy awards three times, the group scored hits with classic roots reggae tunes, ‘War’ and ‘Bredda Gravalicious’, ‘Firehouse Rock’, and 1992 album and title track, ‘All Over The World’. Additionally, the group scored number one hits with ‘Things and Time’, ‘Jah Jah’, ‘Old Broom’, and ‘Shark Attack’. TUE 7 AUG | 8PM

WILLY MASON + support Following on from a hugely successful SXSW Festival appearance and two sold-out dates at Hoxton Square Bar and Kitchen, Willy Mason returns to the UK for numerous festival appearances and headline shows throughout the summer. After a five-year hiatus, low-fi, alt-folkie Mason announced the completion of his third studio record in February. ‘The album itself is about growing up and trying to find one’s place’, Mason says. ‘I think of this record as the third and final chapter to a particular narrative that started with ‘Where the Humans Eat’. £7 ADV / £9 DOOR

£15 ADV / £16.50 DOOR

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FRI 24 AUG | 8PM


Lille

MON 3 SEP | 8PM

JEFFREY LEWIS & THE JUNKYARD + Misty’s Little Adventure Jarvis Cocker says Jeffrey Lewis is the finest lyricist of his generation and coming from him that’s quite an accolade. We’re inclined to agree and really, it’s quite undeniable when you hear him explain the history of communist China or being sexually assaulted on a train by Will Oldham through song, with an ease that makes you forget he’s being limited by rhythm and rhyme.

EMILY PORTMAN TRIO Emily Portman is a singer and concertina player from Glastonbury, hailed as ‘one of the new British folk scene’s most beguiling presences’ UNCUT. With her 2010 debut album ‘The Glamoury’ gaining her two BBC Folk Award nominations, Emily is fast gaining a reputation for her unique song writing, described as ‘remarkable and original’ THE OBSERVER and ‘the raw stuff of great Ballads’ RADIO 2. ‘Intricate, beautiful and brittle, entrancing.’ ROCK & REEL. SEATED | £10 / £8 CON

£9 ADV / £11 DOOR K Timmins

MUSIC SEPTEMBER

THU 6 SEP | 8PM

FRI 7 SEP | 8PM

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WED 5 SEP | 8PM

£7 ADV / £9 DOOR

SEATED | £13 / £10 CON

FRI 14 SEP | 8PM

WOMBATWOMBAT presents OLYMPIANS + AMONG BROTHERS + DARWIN & THE DINOSAUR Olympians’ bellowing voices and intricate brass-infused synth-drenched mathy megatunes are creating tremors in the UK underground, as is the lush, magical and emotive experimental Efterklangesque orchestral pop of Cardiff’s Radio 1- and 6 Music-championed Among Brothers. And with Darwin & the Dinosaur set to showcase new songs with a bigger sound, you won’t want to miss a minute of wombatwombat’s back-to-school show. Plus Howlback Hum in the bar: The Winter Visitors, She Spoke Blues, Winter Berries and Howlback Hum DJs. LATE BAR | £6.50 ADV / £8 DOOR

David Drake

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SEB ROCHFORD & KIT DOWNES DUO + RANJANA GHATAK QUARTET Seb Rochford & Kit Downes have been playing together in different combinations for a number of years. The music is a mixture of quiet layered patterns and small bursts of colour. London born Ranjana Ghatak has always felt a strong passion and curiosity about her South Asian roots. Working with some of the UK’s most exciting musicians, Ranjana has created a sound that juxtaposes the beauty of Indian vocal music with the dynamic, yet sensitive sounds of the keys, double bass and drums.

THE ARLENES + HOORAY FOR THE RIFF RAFF + Jason McNiff The Arlenes’ journey began 15 years ago when Stephanie and Steve first met in a North London pub. It was actually his first solo show. She agreed to come and sing some harmony with him at his little damp North London apartment, and that is where it all began.


SAT 22 SEP | 8PM

VARIETY NIGHT in aid of NCPFC Featuring Gary Winter, Simon Brown Quartet, Norwich Young People’s Theatre, Tay Devlin, James Veira, and Dove and Boweevil.

SMOKE FAIRIES + support Since their 2010 debut album Smoke Fairies’ Jessica Davies and Katherine Blamire have been on an epic journey, both physically and spiritually. Touring Britain, Europe and America, they have drawn increasingly devoted audiences with their exquisitely original and mesmerising music. Friends since school in Sussex, bonding over their parents’ guitars and Jessica’s mum’s vinyl collection, the pair have lived and worked in New Orleans and Vancouver, met and recorded with Jack White for his Third Man label in Nashville – all of which has added to and embellished their haunting, deep-reaching musical impact.

SEATED | £8 ADV / £7 ADV CON / £10 DOOR

£8 ADV / £10 DOOR Philip Gould

MON 17 SEP | 8PM

CEDRIC WATSON TRIO Spear-heading the emerging generation of Cajun and Creole musicians, Cedric Watson is a fiddler, vocalist, accordionist and songwriter of enormous talent and potential. Injecting a healthy dose of his own personality and ingenuity, Cedric has been exciting an ever-broadening audience with his unique take on traditional Creole music, and with his new compositions that expand the genre while still respecting its roots. In the few years since he assumed the role of bandleader, all three of his albums have been nominated for Grammys. SEATED | £12 / £10 CON

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SEATED | £12 / £10 CON

THU 20 SEP | 8PM

Nick Johnston

£15 ADV | £16.50 DOOR

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CLAUDIA AURORA With a following to rival flamenco, the haunting melodies of Portuguese fado have always held listeners spellbound; Claudia Aurora is its powerful new voice. Claudia Aurora sings fado – traditional Portuguese folk-blues (fado meaning ‘destiny’ or ‘fate’) – like no one else. Claudia’s latest album, ‘Silêncio’, is a showcase of both her powerful voice and her unique original songs. The first fados to be written in the UK, these songs deal with the traditional fado themes of life, destiny, longing and despair.

SIMONE FELICE BAND + support For Simone Felice, his self-titled Reveal Records solo debut has literally been a lifetime in the making. As a former key player in both The Felice Brothers and The Duke And The King explains, ‘This album is the one I’ve had buried away, somewhere in my weird heart.’ Here is a collection of songs sure to cement Felice’s place as one of the great songwriter-poets of his generation. ‘A kind of homecoming – he’s made a folky, warmly arranged album that places his music in the tradition of The Band and Neil Young.’ THE GUARDIAN GUIDE.

MUSIC SEPTEMBER

THU 13 SEP | 7.30PM


SAT 6 OCT | 8PM

ANDA UNION TBC

TWEE OFF! presents TURBOWOLF + Black Moth Turbowolf are proving that they were born for the road as the psychedelic riff monsters announce their most epic UK tour to date, as if the gargantuan festival run wasn’t enough. Their incredible live show has got everyone talking. Be sure to get involved and catch the band in their element: on the stage, smashing riffs and blowing minds.

York Tillyer

MUSIC OCTOBER

MON 1 OCT

£8 ADV / £10 DOOR WED 3 OCT | 8PM

DUB COLOSSUS DUB BAND + support When their first album, ‘A Town Called Addis’, was released back in 2008, it was hailed as one of the most inventive fusion albums of the year, with its blend of contemporary and traditional Ethiopian styles, jazz and dub reggae. This may have started out as a studio-based project, but Dub Colossus went on to prove that they were also a rousing live band. The original aim of Dub Colossus was to combine the golden years of Ethiopique beats and Ethiojazz with the dub reggae styles of the early 70s groups like Abyssinians and Mighty Diamonds. This latest version of the Dub Colossus live experience is designed to move the dance floor in an uncompromising fashion, though still keeping that unmistakeable Ethiopian flavour. £10 ADV / £12 DOOR

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MON 8 OCT | 8PM

Paul Heartfield

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LOWER THAN ATLANTIS + support Hertfordshire quartet Lower than Atlantis are ready to take on all comers. With only a little over a year since the release of their critically lauded debut album ‘Far Q’ ; LTA have ascended from UK underground scene obscurity to mainstream radio and TV exposure, with high profile UK, European and North American tours, festivals and all manner of end-of-year list accolades in the national music press. A stand-out track is ‘(Motor)Way of Life’ which shines as a genuine life-on-the-road, feelgood summer anthem and demonstrates the band’s upbeat punk sensibilities.

THU 4 OCT | 8PM

KARINE POLWART + support The award-winning Scottish singer-songwriter Karine Polwart draws from folk music’s long tradition while keeping pace with the ceaselessly changing times. Her talent for crafting unique, enduring melodies, her gift for saying just enough without overstating her case, the range and dynamism of her arrangements, all come together in songs of powerful contemporary relevance. She also has the purest and most approachable of singing voices, drawing the listener towards her in the same way one might lean towards a late night tale by the fireside. ‘A passionate, perceptive songwriter.’ UNCUT. SEATED | £15 ADV / £16 DOOR

£10 ADV / £12 DOOR


WED 10 OCT | 8PM

THE SKINTS + support London-based reggae and dub upstarts The Skints will embark on a long-awaited headline tour of the UK in October this year. The Skints’ first album ‘Live, Breathe, Build, Believe’ crossed the boundaries between the punk scene they grew up in and distinct reggae grooves, providing them with an underground hit. Their second album ‘Part & Parcel’, produced by Prince Fatty, mixes Jamaican styles with pop hooks, grimy raps, filthy bass lines and a punk-rock work ethic that creates a sound familiar to newcomers, yet wholly unique when you delve deeper.

JOANNE SHAW TAYLOR Following her critically acclaimed UK tour in 2011, due to popular demand, blues rock guitarist and singer, Joanne Shaw Taylor returns to the UK in October. Birmingham native, Joanne Shaw Taylor is a phenomenal guitarist, singer and songwriter taking England, and the US by storm. As a guitarist, Joanne mixes many different genres into her bluesbased music, including borrowing the best attributes from rock, funk, soul and pop as sources of inspiration in her writing and playing. On top of this, she possesses a sultry voice that only accentuates her playing and adds another level of musicianship to her artistic palette. £15 ADV / £17 DOOR

MUSIC OCTOBER

SAT 20 OCT | 8.30PM

£10 ADV | £12 DOOR

MON 15 OCT | 8PM

...AND YOU WILL KNOW US BY THE TRAIL OF DEAD + support

SUN 21 OCT

POKEY LA FARGE

£12 ADV / £15 DOOR MON 22 OCT | 8PM

Refunds can be obtained at the box office on 01603 660352. £10 ADV / £12 DOOR

THU 18 OCT | 8.30PM

ELIZA CARTHY BAND ‘Effortlessly confident, wildly varied and almost impossible to categorise. Magnificent.’ THE GUARDIAN. Musician, singer, producer, multi-prize winner, scion of a UK folk royal family, Eliza is one of the UK’s preeminent modern musicians. On Eliza’s new album, ‘Neptune’ (out 9th May 2011) and tour, the band propose a new style of modern British music. The style is aggressive: the strings play hard. Drums, bass, Hammond organ, accordion, fiddle, guitar, cello, piano… the performance is visceral, emotional, exciting and full on. ‘Bewitching and original.’ Q MAGAZINE. £16 / £13 CON

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GEMMA HAYES + Sons of Caliber Over the years, Gemma’s songs have appeared in countless TV programmes and films from Grey’s Anatomy to One Tree Hill and most recently The Vampire Diaries and the upcoming Abigail Breslin movie, Janie Jones. May 30 tickets valid for this new date.


WED 24 OCT | 8PM MARY COUGHLAN WED 24 OCT | 8PM

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TOM MCRAE ‘From the Lowlands’ Solo Tour 2012 + support British singer-songwriter Tom McRae has been quietly moving up the ranks of the most respected songwriters in the world today after releasing four critically acclaimed studio albums over the last 12 years. His eponymous debut album in 2000, showcasing his haunting melodies and poetic lyrics, was nominated for a Mercury Prize, a Q Magazine Award, and a Brit, and the subsequent two years of touring cemented his reputation as one of the most entertaining and powerful artists touring today. SEATED | £12 ADV / £14 DOOR

Michael Kelly

MUSIC OCTOBER

MON 29 OCT | 8PM

FRI 26 OCT | 8PM

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LATE BAR | £6.50 ADV / £8 DOOR TUE 30 OCT | 8PM

ROLO TOMASSI + Oathbreaker + Goodtime Boys Sheffield mathcore band Rolo Tomassi will be on tour in October. Their influences are said to range through screamo, classical, jazz and progressive rock. Since forming in 2005 they have built up a solid fan base and are regular festival favourites. For fans of The Dillinger Escape Plan, The Mars Volta, Blood Brothers, and Converge. SAT 27 OCT | 8.3PM

BOLLYWOOD BRASS BAND with singer RAFAQAT ALI KHAN Bollywood meets Brass meets Bhangra: The Bollywood Brass Band is the UK’s pioneering Indianstyle band, playing the great tunes and compulsively danceable rhythms of the most popular music in the world. Wielding saxophones, tabla, dhol drums and a colossal sousaphone, the BBB are one of the most colourful, joyful and exhilarating acts around. Six hot horns and four funky drummers blend the hottest Hindi film hits with riotous Indian wedding music and Punjabi beats. The band offer a uniquely London take on the world’s most popular music – plus video projections from the original Bollywood films. £12.50 / £10 CON

£10 ADV / £12 DOOR

Chris Ensell

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Wombatwombat presents WE CUT CORNERS + Khan + Kings & Crows Prepare to be gobsmacked. Dublin duo We Cut Corners mix glorious scuzzy guitar-shredding with drums, some shouting and stripped-back harmonies to create short lo-fi pop songs that’ll wedge in your head, thanks to their meaty musical hooks and alternately sweetly caustic and witty lyrics. Perfectly complementary bone-crushing rawk comes from the thrilling Future of the Left-inspired Khan with Kings & Crows providing the mirth, grooves and macabre storytelling part of the equation. Plus Howlback Hum in the bar: details TBC.


THU 1 NOV | 8PM

SOWETO KINCH: ‘Legend of Mike Smith’ Tour Award-winning jazz alto saxophonist and hip hop star Soweto Kinch celebrates the Autumn release of his new studio double album titled ‘The Legend of Mike Smith’ with a UK tour featuring his new trio Karl Rashid-Abel (double bass) and Shaney Forbes (drums). Expect the unexpected!

TWO GALLANTS + support Alternately explosive and restrained, the aptly titled ‘The Bloom and the Blight’ is a meditation on past and present – melodic fury matched with the eloquent, confessional lyricism that has made Two Gallants an enduring favourite of both fans and critics. Capturing the sound of a new beginning, ‘The Bloom and the Blight’ celebrates the band’s much anticipated reunion following a multi-year break. It is the work of Two Gallants fully matured, the band fearlessly exploring new ground in search of a sound that defines a very personal catharsis. £12.50 ADV / £14 DOOR

Eric Ryan Anderson

SEATED | £14 / £12 CON

MUSIC NOVEMBER

SUN 4 NOV | 8PM

WED 7 NOV | 8PM

FRI 2 NOV | 8.30PM

£16 ADV / £18 DOOR

£12 / £10 CON ADV | £14 / £12 CON DOOR

THU 8 NOV | 8PM Paolo Hollis

SAT 3 NOV | 8.30PM

SECKOU KEITA BAND Respecting a musical tradition that stretches back to the 13th Century and the Mandinka Empire of West Africa, Seckou is an established contemporary master of the Kora, the 21-stringed African harp. With his feet firmly rooted in the twenty-first century and the identity of his heritage clear, Seckou is keen to experiment and develop fresh ideas. Featuring an exciting 7-piece band, this project represents a return to the original influences that inspired him as a young musician in Senegal – the results are truly magical. £12 / £10 CON

KRYSTLE WARREN Musician, singer-songwriter, and budding activist, Krystle Warren has provided guitar and backing vocals for Rufus Wainwright, as well as supporting Joan As Police Woman and Nick Cave on tour. ‘Warren’s talents are extraordinary. She has an octave-hopping voice that glides between languid and urgent, and music that hovers between funk, folk and jazz... she’s the real deal.’ THE OBSERVER. SEATED | £12 / £10 CON

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GENO WASHINGTON’S YO YO BLUES! Geno Washington is the UK’s very own, resident ‘Godfather of Soul, and Rhythm and Blues... a legend on the 1960’s live circuit. Geno still enjoys cult status on the Soul, Blues, R&B and northern soul scenes today due to his unsurpassable reputation as a live performer. His magnetic stage presence and his love of performance (and of life!) makes him an inspiration and a joy to behold.

GONG + support The psychedelic space rockers are back! Formed by Daevid Allen in 1967 (while he was still in Soft Machine), the band has included Gilli Smyth, Steve Hillage, Bill Bruford, and Tim Blake (Hawkwind) over the years, to name but a few. The current line-up features both Allen and Smyth along with their son Orlando, Steffe Sharpstrings (ExPlanet Gong), Ian East and Dave Sturt.


LARRY McCRAY BAND Larry McCray is one of a handful of talented young blues performers leading the genre across boundaries and into the new century. McCray’s savage blues-rock guitar and warm, soulful vocals have drawn attention worldwide. McCray cites the musical influence of the three blues Kings – B.B., Albert and Freddie – on his guitar playing, as well as Albert Collins, Elmore James and Magic Sam. The blues is Larry McCray’s business, and business is good! £14 / £12 CON

Cassandra Tiensivu

MUSIC NOVEMBER 18

FRI 9 NOV | 8PM

WED 14 NOV | 8.30PM

HOT CLUB OF COWTOWN From the bright lights of the Grand Ole Opry to the UK’s Glastonbury and Cambridge Folk Festivals, regular appearances on Prairie Home Companion, the BBC’s Later...with Jools Holland and festival stages worldwide, The Hot Club of Cowtown has ascended from its unlikely beginnings in NYC’s East Village more than a decade ago, to become the premier ambassador of hot jazz and western swing through sheer tenacity, virtuosity and the unstoppable power of their breathtaking live show. £15 / £12.50 CON

SAT 10 NOV | 8PM

£15 ADV / £16.50 DOOR

TUE 13 NOV | 8PM

LAU This generation’s most inventive folk band return with new album and tour for autumn 2012. Lau are modern folk music’s most innovative band. Brilliant musicians, thrilling performers and free-thinking visionaries. ‘Lau has injected a freshness, vitality, vigour into the UK folk scene’ BBC. SEATED | £14 / £12 CON

Pete Dunwell

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THE CRAZY WORLD OF ARTHUR BROWN The Crazy World of Arthur Brown hits the road across the UK with a brand new live show, including the now legendary fire helmet and rock ‘n’ roll theatricals. Arthur Brown first came to prominence in swinging London in 1967. Arthur was quickly signed to Track Records and released the single ‘Devil’s Grip’, regarded by some as the record that gave birth FRI 16 NOV | 8PM to heavy metal. Artists such as Peter Gabriel, Alice Cooper and Bruce Dickenson cite Arthur Brown as a HORSE McDONALD + support No one on this earth sounds like Horse. She is quite major influence on them and in this Arthur’s fifth simply unique. To see Horse live is a moving and decade in music, the fire is far from out. £15 ADV / £17.50 DOOR joyful experience. She shares her spirit and her love in equal measure – every gig. With a back catalogue of songs other artists would surely give their right arm for – she is the ultimate ‘star’. ‘One of the finest singers in Britain.’ Q MAGAZINE.

THU 22 NOV | 8PM

PAPER AEROPLANES + Jess Morgan Sarah and Richard’s music has been described as folky, acoustic, well-crafted, haunting and emotive – but let your ears make up their own mind. In 2009 they released their debut album ‘The Day We Ran Into The Sea’. The album’s distinctive sound (highlighting Sarah’s breathtaking vocals) was described by the BBC’s Adam Walton as ‘brilliantly crafted and stoked from a bruised heart’s embers’, and ‘the finest radio album to come out of Wales since Rockferry’. £8 / £6 CON


TWISTED FOLK TOUR feat. THE REVIVAL HOUR The Revival Hour is the new project from DM Stith and John-Mark Lapham of The Earlies. A shared love of Roy Orbison was a meeting point for the pair; like the revered singer, Stith’s vocals are a unique, domineering aspect of tracks ‘Hold On’ and ‘Run Away,’ possessing a remarkable richness and vigour for a man who at a glance appears so tender; they’d be nothing though without the grandeur of his partner’s deliciously whipped up sonic THU 29 NOV | 8PM surroundings. The two combine seamlessly. ‘The MARTIN SIMPSON TRIO album is pulp horror, comic drama, a dark cosmic The Martin Simpson Trio is a coming together of pageant of chase sequences, monsters, spirits, three of the finest musicians and singers in the UK explosions of blood’, enthuses Stith. £9 ADV / £11 DOOR today. Martin Simpson himself is recognised as one of the best acoustic guitar players in the world, with a unique mixture of British and American music in SUN 25 NOV | 8PM his repertoire. Andy Cutting on melodeon is GARY LOURIS renowned for his work with June Tabor, Chris Wood, The Jayhawks’ founder and principal songwriter. Kate Rusby, John McCusker and many others. Andy £14 ADV / £16 DOOR Seward plays double bass with Kate Rusby's band and with John Tams amongst many others.

MUSIC NOVEMBER

FRI 23 NOV | 8PM

SEATED | £14 / £12 CON MON 26 NOV | 8PM

FRI 30 NOV | 8PM

DEMENTED ARE GO + support What is there to say about Demented Are Go that hasn’t already been said or invented? They are a band that has inflicted their twisted version of rock ‘n’ roll on the world for three decades. From the legendary Klub Foot via clubs, squats and festivals, they have built up a loyal following of psychobillies, punks, goths, geeks and freaks who just can’t get enough of DAG’s sound. ADV £12 / £10 CON | DOOR £14 / £12 CON

WED 28 NOV | 8PM

FATHER JOHN MISTY + support ‘Fear Fun’ is the new album from Father John Misty, the new moniker of Josh Tillman. When discussing ‘Father John Misty’, Tillman paraphrases Philip Roth: “It’s all of me and none of me, if you can’t see that, you won’t get it”. What I call it is totally arbitrary, but I like the name. You’ve got to have a name. I never got to choose mine.’ Musically, ‘Fear Fun’ consists of such disparate elements as Waylon Jennings, Harry Nilsson, Arthur Russell, ‘All Things Must Pass’ and ‘Physical Graffiti’. Tillman’s voice has never been better and often sounds like Roy Orbison, while the music maintains a dark, mysterious and yet conversely playful, almost Dionysian quality. £10 ADV / £12. DOOR

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£14 / £12 CON

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MUD MORGANFIELD BAND They say ‘like father, like son’ and in the case of Mud Morganfield the veracity of that phrase is unquestionable. Morganfield has his father’s looks, his voice and his intensity – and his backing band on this set, Rick Kreher and Billy Flynn (guitars), Barrelhouse Chuck (piano/organ), Kenny ‘Beedy Eyes’ Smith (drums), and Harmonica Hinds and Bob Corritore (harmonica) have the authenticity and talent to recreate the classic Chi-Town sounds of the 50s and early 60s at their very best. Despite highlighting the influences Muddy had on his son, it has to be said that Morganfield is his own man, and only uses his father’s work as a springboard for his own talent.


COURSES FOR ADULTS

WRITING

PHOTOGRAPHY

SOFTWARE

MON 17 SEP–26 NOV (EXC. 29 OCT) 1–3.30PM

SAT 20 OCT | 10.30AM–4PM

WED 19 SEP | 6.30–9PM

GETTING STARTED IN CREATIVE WRITING

DIGITAL SLR CRASH COURSE: WED 7 NOV | 2–4.30PM IMAGE MANIPULATION WITH INTRODUCTION 1 DAY COURSE (30 MIN LUNCH) PHOTOSHOP: INTRODUCTION

10 WEEK COURSE | £75

£40 / £38 CON

4 WEEK COURSE | £75 / £65 CON

MON 17 SEP–26 NOV (EXC. 29 OCT) 10.30AM–12.30PM

THU 20 SEP | 2–4.30PM THU 8 NOV | 6.30–9PM

CONTINUING CREATIVE WRITING

PHOTOSHOP FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS: NEXT STEPS

10 WEEK COURSE | £70 (£65 IF YOU HAVE ATTENDED GETTING STARTED IN CREATIVE WRITING)

4 WEEK COURSE | £75 / £65 CON

SAT 15 SEP | 10.30AM–4PM MON 17 SEP | 22 OCT | 26 NOV 5.45–7.15PM

ILLUSTRATOR CRASH COURSE: INTRODUCTION

WRITER’S BLOCK A monthly night, offering the opportunity to write, share work and socialise with other writers.

1 DAY COURSE (30 MIN LUNCH) £40 / £38 CON

CAFÉ BAR | £2.50

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FRI 14 SEP | 6.30–9PM MON 17 SEP | 2–4.30PM TUE 6 NOV | 6.30–9PM

NEW

GO MANUAL DIGITAL SLR: INTRODUCTION

ILLUSTRATOR CRASH COURSE: NEXT STEPS

4 WEEK COURSE | £75 / £65 CON

1 DAY COURSE (30 MIN LUNCH) £40 / £38 CON

SAT 29 SEP | 10.30AM–4PM

TUE 6 NOV | 2–4.30PM

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FURTHER ADVENTURES WITH YOUR DIGITAL SLR: NEXT STEPS

SAT 10 NOV | 10.30AM–4PM

4 WEEK COURSE | £75 / £65 CON

1 DAY COURSE (30 MIN LUNCH) £40 / £38 CON

FRI 14 SEP | 10.30AM–1PM FRI 9 NOV | 6.30–9PM

THE ART OF DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY: INTRODUCTION 4 WEEK COURSE | £75 / £65 CON

WED 19 SEP | 2–4.30PM THU 20 SEP | 6.30–9PM WED 7 NOV | 10.30AM–1PM

WEBSITE DESIGN WITH DREAMWEAVER: INTRODUCTION 4 WEEK COURSE | £75 / £65 CON

INDESIGN CRASH COURSE: INTRODUCTION

NEW

SAT 17 NOV | 10.30AM–4PM

INDESIGN CRASH COURSE: NEXT STEPS 1 DAY COURSE (30 MIN LUNCH) £40 / £38 CON


FOR CHILDREN

MON 17 SEP | 6.30–9PM

THE ART OF SHORT FILMMAKING: INTRODUCTION A four-week course to explore the art of the short film (three minutes and under). We will cover finding our story and where the idea comes from, camera and sound technique, planning and storyboarding and shooting our film. There will be an introduction to editing, on Final Cut Pro, and exporting a film to DVD. Please bring your HD or DV camera, otherwise basic cameras will be supplied.

WED 31 OCT | 10.30AM–12.30PM

HALLOWEEN MAGIC Come and create Halloween ghouls, spooky spirits and weird witches in paint and collage, or clay. We will hang our Halloween piece in an atmospheric exhibition for parents and friends to view at 12.15pm. Suitable for those who would like to try art-making and for those who are already familiar with drawing, painting and making. Run by Vizuarts. AGE 8–11 | £13 (MATERIALS INCLUDED)

4 WEEK COURSE | £75 / £65 CON

SAT 6 OCT 10.30AM–4PM

HOME RECORDING WORKSHOP: INTRODUCTION This one-day course is aimed at musicians looking to start making recordings at home, or who have already started and want to improve the sound of their demos / recordings. Using simple audio editing software we’ll look at what makes a good-sounding track.

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THU 1 NOV | 10.30AM–3.30PM

CHILDREN’S WRITING WORKSHOP Does your child have a talent for stories and a flair for language? This fun and dynamic workshop will introduce the basic structure of stories so that they can turn the ramblings of their fertile imaginations into well-shaped narratives. Each child will take home a simple book made, written and illustrated by themselves. AGE 7–9 | £35

SHOOT A FILM IN A DAY: INTRODUCTION A one day course designed for participants to shoot a short film (up to 2 minutes). We will cover finding our story or idea, camera and sound technique, storyboarding, shooting a sequence and directing performance. Come and explore your creativity and learn enough to go away and plan your next film project. Please bring your HD or DV camera, otherwise basic cameras can be supplied. 1 DAY COURSE (30 MIN LUNCH) £40 / £38 CON

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1 DAY COURSE (30 MIN LUNCH) £45 / £40 CON

SAT 27 OCT | 10.30AM–4PM

COURSES FOR CHILDREN

OTHER


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SAT 15 SEP | 2PM

CIRCUS BEAR Finger and Thumb Theatre presents a playful performance of shadows, shapes and sounds for the whole family. A tiny, curious bear goes out to explore the world; at first, he is frightened by the big bears, but they are friendly. Spring is in the air, the rain falls, plants grow and the bears go swimming. When night falls, a cheeky moon keeps the bears awake. On his travels through a landscape of visually vibrant shadows, live video streaming and simple, magical lighting effects, the bear meets a menagerie of cool hand-shadow animals. Together they perform a show-stopping hand-shadow circus, with the tiny, curious bear as the star – all created with just two hands! Using traditional hand-shadow techniques coupled with modern technology, Finger and Thumb Theatre create engaging visual storytelling. SEATED | AGE 3+ £7 / £5 CON / £20 FAMILY TICKET

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SAT 27 OCT | 2PM

A Thousand Cranes, in association with artsdepot LITTLE SUNSHINE, LITTLE RAINFALL Meet head gardener Little Sunshine and still-learning gardener Little Rainfall in their magical Japanese garden. When naughty Storm Fox pays a visit, all the creatures in the garden must think quickly how to save their homes and families. Perhaps wise old Turtle has the answer? Blending Japanese folklore with traditional music and dance and inspired by haiku, and origami, Little Sunshine, Little Rainfall celebrates the beauty and simplicity of Japanese culture. An exciting and inventive theatrical experience for younger audiences, performed in English with a little Japanese. Brought to you by the same team that created the much-loved Paper Washi Wish. 50 minutes’ duration, including a short origami session. SEATED | AGE 3+ | £8 / £6 CON


SATURDAY DAYTIME EVENTS

Writers, Are You Looking to Get Published? Escalator Literature Writing Competition has brought success to many, and you could be next! It offers: A year of mentoring with a professional writer Support applying for an Arts Council England grant Intros to agents and publishers This year we are looking for writers of genre fiction or inventive mash-ups of genre (think Haruki Murakami). The competition opens in October 2012. Don’t miss out - sign-up for e-news on: www.writerscentrenorwich.org.uk

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SUN 30 JOHN COOPER CLARKE + Luke Wright

SAT 29 JOHN COOPER CLARKE + Luke Wright

SAT 29 PAPER-CUT WORKSHOP

SAT 29 FOOD LOVERS’ FAYRE

TUE 25 ROBIN INCE & MICHAEL LEGGE: Pointless Anger, Righteous Ire 2

MON 24 CLAUDIA AURORA

SAT 22 SMOKE FAIRIES + support

SAT 22 PLAY THE MUSIC ACOUSTIC SHOWCASE

SAT 22 MAKE MONTHLY: Mono Printing

THU 20 SIMONE FELICE BAND + support

WED 19 Latitude Poetry Club presents LUKE KENNARD

TUE 18 ALUN COCHRANE: ‘Moments of Alun’

MON 17 CEDRIC WATSON TRIO

SAT 15 CIRCUS BEAR

FRI 14 WOMBATWOMBAT presents OLYMPIANS + AMONG BROTHERS + DARWIN & THE DINOSAUR

THU 13 VARIETY NIGHT in aid of NCPFC

WED 12 REBECCA STOTT: Darwin’s Ghost – The Search for Darwin’s Predecessors

FRI 7 THE ARLENES + HOORAY FOR THE RIFF RAFF + Jason McNiff

THU 6 EMILY PORTMAN TRIO

WED 5 SEB ROCHFORD & KIT DOWNES DUO + RANJANA GHATAK QUARTET

FRI 2 GENO WASHINGTON’S YO YO BLUES!

WED 31 DANIEL KITSON TBC

TUE 30 ROLO TOMASSI + Oathbreaker + Goodtime Boys

MON 29 TOM MCRAE ‘From the Lowlands’ Solo Tour 2012 + support

SUN 28 FRANCESCA MARTINEZ

SAT 27 BOLLYWOOD BRASS BAND with singer RAFAQAT ALI KHAN

SAT 27 LITTLE SUNSHINE, LITTLE RAINFALL

FRI 26 Wombatwombat presents WE CUT CORNERS + Khan + Kings & Crows

WED 24 MARY COUGHLAN + Graham Robins

TUE 23 PAUL FOOT: Kenny Larch is Dead

MON 22 GEMMA HAYES + Sons of Caliber

SUN 21 POKEY LA FARGE

SAT 20 PLAY THE MUSIC ACOUSTIC SHOWCASE

SAT 20 MAKE MONTHLY: Screen Printing

SAT 20 JOANNE SHAW TAYLOR

THU 18 ELIZA CARTHY BAND

FRI 30 DEMENTED ARE GO + support

THU 29 MARTIN SIMPSON TRIO

WED 28 FATHER JOHN MISTY + support

TUE 27 SARFRAZ MANZOOR: ‘The Boss Rules’ – How Bruce Springsteen Changed My Life

MON 26 MUD MORGANFIELD BAND

SUN 25 GARY LOURIS

SAT 24 PAPER-CUT WORKSHOP

FRI 23 TWISTED FOLK TOUR featuring THE REVIVAL HOUR

THU 22 PAPER AEROPLANES + Jess Morgan

WED 21 Latitude Poetry Club presents ELVIS McGONAGALL

TUE 20 THE THREE SNAKE LEAVES: Fairy tales for Grown-ups from the Brothers Grimm

SAT 17 PLAY THE MUSIC ACOUSTIC SHOWCASE

SAT 17 MAKE MONTHLY: Block Printing

FRI 16 HORSE McDONALD + support

THU 15 AVA VIDAL GOES DUTCH

TUE 13 LAU WED 14 HOT CLUB OF COWTOWN

TUE 16 DANIEL SLOSS + Kai Humphries

SAT 10 THE CRAZY WORLD OF ARTHUR BROWN

FRI 9 LARRY McCRAY BAND

THU 8 KRYSTLE WARREN

WED 7 GONG + support

MON 5 FESTIVAL OF THE SPOKEN NERD: Are You Sci-Curious?

SUN 4 TWO GALLANTS + support

SAT 3 SECKOU KEITA BAND

SAT 3 JUMBLE UP SALE

SAT 3 PAPER-CUT WORKSHOP

WED 17 Latitude Poetry Club presents BYRON VINCENT

MON 15 ...AND YOU WILL KNOW US BY THE TRAIL OF DEAD + support

SAT 13 NORWICH SOUND & VISION

FRI 12 NORWICH SOUND & VISION

THU 11 NORWICH SOUND & VISION

WED 10 THE SKINTS + support

MON 8 LOWER THAN ATLANTIS + support

SAT 6 TWEE OFF! presents TURBOWOLF + Black Moth

SAT 6 CLUTTER CITY

THU 4 KARINE POLWART + support

THU 1 SOWETO KINCH: ‘The Legend of Mike Smith’ Tour

NOVEMBER

AUGUST / SEPTEMBER / OCTOBER / NOVEMBER 2012 | NORWICH ARTS CENTRE ST BENEDICT’S STREET / NORWICH / NR2 4PG

COURSES See pages 20 and 21 for course dates and times or check www.norwichartscentre.co.uk for full course outlines and updates.

FRI 24 THE WAILING SOULS + support

THU 23 PAUL KELLY

THU 9 UNBORN TWIN + The Lost Levels + Jake Morrell

MON 3 JEFFREY LEWIS & THE JUNKYARD + Misty’s Little Adventure

WED 3 DUB COLOSSUS DUB BAND + support

SAT 1 JUMBLE UP SALE

TUE 7 WILLY MASON + support

MON 1 ANDA UNION TBC

SAT 1 DERYA ERDEM (UNTIL SAT 29)

OCTOBER

THU 2 NED EVETT BAND

SEPTEMBER

WED 1 PEER GROUP (UNTIL FRI 24)

AUGUST


Norwich Arts Centre Listings Guide Aug-Nov 2012