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The international arts festival for the East of England

6–21 May 2011

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Director’s welcome

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Welcome This is my first year as artistic director and I’m thrilled to be taking the helm of one of the UK’s most diverse and dynamic arts festivals. NNF11 sees the world come to your doorstep, with performances and art from five continents and more exclusives than ever before: theatre from Iran, Argentina and France, dance from Thailand and Spain, and music from Moscow, Kinshasa and Reykjavik… This year’s programme is packed with life-changing experiences – whether you choose to venture down the rabbit hole at Dining with Alice, party the night away at the Festival Spiegeltent, or see opera through the eyes of a toddler at the remarkable BabyO, you can see, hear and feel it here first. We’ve got the best in new performances, with a raft of premières, fabulous flamenco from Ballet Nacional de España, stunning Thai dance from Pichet Klunchun and feats of derring-do with Cantina in the Festival Spiegeltent. Once again we’ll be taking to the streets and this year’s May Daze programme will turn familiar spaces around Norwich into a huge outdoor spectacle. Don’t miss the fantastic world première of The Wolves by Deabru Beltzak, Bilbao’s anarchic pioneers, or the gravity-defying Festival finale brought to you by Wired Aerial Theatre and the director of the Sydney Olympics’ closing ceremony.

Museum and there’s even the chance to win a real cash prize in Joshua Sofaer’s Street Hunt. The Norfolk & Norwich Festival is one that aims to enrich and transform people’s lives and this year there are more opportunities than ever before to take part in events – as a volunteer stewarding a big outdoor show, as a singer in the Festival Chorus or the Voice Project choir, or as a performer in Dining with Alice. The Festival’s pioneering work with young people continues. Be sure not to miss the Children’s Choice Awards, where a jury of 10-year-olds will decide which are the best Festival shows. Look out for these young VIPs at performances throughout the Festival and be sure not to miss their glitzy, Oscars-style awards ceremony. NNF11 would not have been possible without our fantastic Festival team, our board, our army of volunteers, or our co-producers and partners, nor without the imagination and generosity of our funders, sponsors and patrons. And, of course, you the audience. You make the Festival and it’s made just for you... Enjoy! William Galinsky Artistic Director

Nothing engages more with our landscape and surrounding environment than this year’s visual arts programme. Invisible Dust brings together artists and environmental scientists from the UEA, Sorrel Muggridge takes you on thoughtful walks along the river, and London Fieldworks creates fantastical new homes for the city’s birds. You can see major exhibitions at NUCA, the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, the Castle

Festival Staff William Galinsky Katie Ellis Alison McFarlane Matt Burman Roz Coleman Malu Ansaldo Tim Tracey David Lloyd Molly Rigg Paula Sanchez Helen Egar Matthew Sanders Henrietta Cassidy Kate Royall Clare Lovell Katherine Stapley Christina Birt Louise Dennison Jade Trendall Sarah Witcomb Lloyd Mitchell Imogen Frith Helen Read

Artistic Director Executive Assistant Executive Director Executive Producer Producer Producer Technical Coordinator Site and Crew Manager Assistant Producer Development Director Sponsorship Manager Head of Communications Press and PR Manager Communications Assistant General Manager General Assistant Head of Creative Learning Learning Project Officer Learning Project Officer Learning Assistant Head of Finance Finance Officer Honorary Treasurer

Festival assistants Laura Allison, Jonathon Armstrong, Charles Audsley, Frankie Bainbridge, Stephen Draycott, Susan Howard, Laura Miles, Jack Player, Ellie Proudfoot, Roberta Wood Our 10 Festival assistants have been funded through the Future Jobs programme. Board of Directors Caroline Jarrold (Chair), Anne Bamford, Terry Gould, Jane Hawksley, John Howkins, Nichola Johnson, Richard Packham, Mark Proctor, Rachel Savage Festival Trust John Alston (Chair), Professor Edward Acton, Sir Nicholas Bacon, Anthea Case, Charlotte Crawley, Christopher Dicker, Antony Jarrold, Caroline Jarrold, Richard Packham, Roger Rowe, The Very Reverend Graham Smith

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NNF11 6–21 May 2011 Welcome to the 2011 Norfolk & Norwich Festival, the international arts festival for the East of England. We’ve lined up 16 packed days of the very best in music, theatre, dance, circus and visual arts, so read on and start planning your Festival adventure today. Artistic Director’s welcome



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William Galinsky introduces this year’s programme

Your NNF11 journey starts here A guide to some of this year’s headline themes and stories

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NNF11’s programme of free, outdoor performances for all the family

Classical music  Contemporary music  NNF11 in the Spiegeltent Circus, theatre and dance

 



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And there’s more! Festival Extras

New for 2011! We’ve teamed up with a host of our favourite restaurants and cafés across the city to create a series of irresistible offers. You’ll find a Festival Extras card included with your Festival tickets – to take full advantage, be sure to keep this card with you during NNF11. For a full list of participating outlets, visit www.nnfestival.org.uk/nnf11 and follow the Festival Extras link.

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Mariza p24

Under-25s £5 tickets

For most Festival events, a number of tickets will be available to under-25s for just £5, giving access to some of the best seats in the house. Tickets must be booked in advance and proof of age will be requested at the performance.

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Become a Friend of the Festival

Sign up as a Festival Friend and enjoy ticket discounts on most Festival events.

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Go4Less

The Festival is delighted to support Norwich City Council’s Go4Less scheme – cardholders can enjoy a 10 per cent discount on tickets for most Festival events.

Street Hunt p45

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Highlights

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Your NNF11 journey starts here NNF11 – 16 days, 40 venues and more than 100 performances on offer. One of the joys of the Festival is that everyone’s experience is different. You could be a first-time Festival-goer coming to a single performance or a Festival veteran who’s booked the whole two weeks off work to make sure you don’t miss a thing. Whatever your plans, here are a few signposts to help you navigate your way through the irresistible toyshop of delights that is NNF11.

The world on your doorstep Take a look at this year’s line-up: we’ve got companies and performers from Argentina, Morocco, Thailand, Japan, the United States, Spain, Portugal, Iran, France, Australia and Russia (not to mention a fair sprinkling from Norfolk and the UK)… all coming to perform especially for you!

Remember, you saw it here first… Stunning circus from Strut & Fret, pulsating pyrotechnics from Deabru Beltzak, creative and critical children with Mammalian Diving Reflex – the list goes on... and on. We’ve crammed this year’s Festival programme with as many world and UK premières as we could find.

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Enjoy NNF11 for free! This year’s free, outdoor programme is going to be big, bold and boisterous. The opening weekend of the Festival sees Norwich city centre taken over by a packed programme of outstanding performances. And the Festival finale at Eaton Park will literally scale new, and very scary, heights – see pages 6–7!

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Be a part of it! This year’s Festival is offering more opportunities to get involved than ever before. You can volunteer behind the scenes, or if you fancy taking a starring role, why not take part in a number of high-profile Festival events? Turn to page 58 for all you need to know about being a part of NNF11.

And finally…

Win up to £10,000! Don’t ever say the Festival can’t change your life! Take part in Joshua Sofaer’s sensational Street Hunt and you could win up to £10,000. But be warned! This is not Deal or No Deal, Supermarket Sweep or even Play Your Cards Right. Street Hunt will test your powers of detection and judgement to the absolute limit. Full details on page 45. Now read on and discover in technicolour detail the delights that lie in store…

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Festival Launch Andy Sheppard’s Saxophone Massive Friday 6 May 5.30pm Millennium Plain, Norwich

Saxophone Massive will be preceded by Sounds of the City, a sound collage created by local schoolchildren and students at the University of East Anglia.

Free and unticketed

This performance finishes at approximately 6.15pm

Don’t miss the extraordinary Saxophone Massive led by acclaimed British saxophonist and composer Andy Sheppard. More than 200 saxophonists from across Norfolk – professionals and novices, young and old – come together to launch the Festival with this spectacular musical fanfare.

Deabru Beltzak The Wolves Friday 6 & Saturday 7 May 10.00pm Meet on Gentleman’s Walk, Norwich World première Free and unticketed Having thrilled Festival audiences in 2007 with its spectacular processional show Les Tambours de Feu, the world-renowned Deabru Beltzak returns to Norwich to present the first-ever performance of The Wolves, a fantastical reworking of the timeless tale of the Pied Piper of Hamelin.

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Featuring huge, mechanical puppets and a dazzling array of special effects, The Wolves promises to set your pulses racing and send a shiver down your spine as it weaves its way through the city centre’s streets and lanes. Night-time in Norwich may never be the same again… These performances will finish at approximately 10.45pm Co-comissoned by Norfolk & Norwich Festival

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Saxophone Massive has been produced by Norfolk & Norwich Festival with international live music producers, Serious, as part of an ongoing participation programme linked to River of Music – the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad programme supported by the National Lottery and Paul Hamlyn Foundation.

Photos: Pierre Yves Le Meur (Saxophone Massive), Amanda Hesketh (Wired Aerial)

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Festival Finale Wired Aerial As The World Tipped Saturday 21 May 10.15pm Eaton Park, Norwich World première

MG FREE 07 This performance will finish at approximately 10.45pm Please note there is very limited parking at Eaton Park – consider the environment and use public or other means of transport if you can.

Supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England Norfolk & Norwich Festival’s collaboration on this project is supported by a grant from National Lottery Legacy Trust UK’s programme for the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad

Co-produced by Without Walls

Free and unticketed This ambitious piece of theatre tells a powerful tale of ecological crisis. Combining dramatic video visuals with breathtaking aerial performance, As The World Tipped confronts one of the most pressing issues for the planet with spectacle, humour and emotion.

Co-commissioned by Greenwich + Docklands International Festival, Mintfest, Stockton International Riverside Festival and XTRAX

A Tipping Point/Without Walls co-commission Commissioned by Norfolk & Norwich Festival and Brighton Festival Made in Liverpool supported by Liverpool City Council

Written and directed by Nigel Jamieson, one of the world’s leading creators of outdoor spectacle (Sydney Olympics, Liverpool Capital of Culture), As The World Tipped features the extraordinary performers of pioneering company Wired Aerial Theatre.

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May Daze Saturday 7 – Sunday 8 May 11.00am – 5.00pm both days Norwich city centre

Already confirmed….

Free and unticketed

Three curious men, one intriguing circus tent… what is going on?

Come and enjoy two days of sensational outdoor performances and events taking place in and around Norwich city centre – there’ll be circus to cavort to, theatre to enthral you, dance to delight you and masses of music to fill your ears. And if you fancy having a go yourself, we’ll have plenty of workshops (of the roll-up-your-sleeves-andget-stuck-in variety) on offer as well. It’s all free, everyone’s invited, so what are you waiting for? Pick up a full timetable at the beginning of May. We’ll see you there!

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2 rien merci (France) Gramoulinophone

The Always Drinking Music Band (Spain) Trumpets, saxophones, trombones, sousaphones, percussion and more… this band is here to party!

T V Wartburg (The Netherlands) Be part of a unique social gathering as probably the smallest open-air cinema in the world comes to NNF11.

The Whalley Range All Stars (UK) and Babok (The Netherlands) Imaginary Friends Ten performers and 10 life-size puppets lead the audience on a story of life on the move.

The Bad Taste Cru (UK) Tribal Assembly

Photo: Raphael Helle

A powerful story about society told through high-energy and dynamic bboy moves set to a dramatic and cinematic soundtrack.

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Tin House (UK) Hourglass Combining sculpture, fire, water, pyrotechnics, moving image and soundscape, this intimate piece of theatre is set in the Plantation Gardens, one of Norwich’s finest hidden treasures.

Bob Percy and Co. (UK) Whydini – The Boneshaker Medicine Show Witness the miracle of the age, an amazing phantasmagoria of spellbinding bedazzlement.

Hocus Pocus Theatre (UK) Side Show of Curiosities Step right up to a place that time forgot and meet the spooky gypsy, the elegant strongwoman, the madcap mermaid and the terrifying Beast.

Rabo de Foguete (UK) This local 11-piece brings you the best of Brazilian popular music in vibrant, high-energy performances.

FIPA – Foundation for Indian Performing Arts (UK/India) Aranya & Kishkindha Kandas A breathtaking outdoor-stilts production inspired by the third and fourth episodes of the great Indian epic Ramayana.

Plus Workshops from Bewilderwood, Norwich Puppet Theatre, the Book Hive, RSPB and Invisible Dust (there will be a small charge for some workshops).

Markets and food stalls A range of locally produced goodness to keep you fed and watered throughout the weekend.

And with thanks to everyone who supported us through the Big Arts Give

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Classical music

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Classical music programme at a glance May Sat 7

7.30pm

Festival Chorus with the English Chamber Orchestra

St Andrew’s Hall

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Mon 9

1.00pm

Andrejs Osokins

Assembly House

17

Mon 9

7.30pm

Andrejs Osokins

St Lawrence’s Centre, South Walsham

17

Tue 10

7.30pm

Navarra Quartet

St Peter Mancroft Church

11

Wed 11

1.00pm

Mark Lindley and Elena Kiseleva

Assembly House

17

Wed 11

7.30pm

Bolshoi Symphony Orchestra

The Hippodrome, Great Yarmouth

12

Wed 11

8.00pm

Opera North Projects

Norwich Playhouse

12

Fri 13

1.00pm

Academy Harp Ensemble

Assembly House

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Fri 13

7.30pm

Trevor Pinnock, Lucy Crowe and friends

St Peter Mancroft Church

13

Mon 16

1.00pm

Harry Winstanley and Jonathan Wiseman

Assembly House

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Mon 16

7.30pm

Harry Winstanley and Jonathan Wiseman

St Nicholas Church, Great Yarmouth

17

Mon 16

8.00pm

John Williams and Richard Harvey

St Peter Mancroft Church

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Tues 17

8.00pm

Kronos Quartet

Norwich Theatre Royal

14

Wed 18

1.00pm

James Bower

Assembly House

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Wed 18

7.30pm

Noriko Ogawa

St Peter Mancroft Church

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Wed 18

8.00pm

James Bower

Auden Theatre, Gresham’s School, Holt

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Fri 20

1.00pm

Kate Symonds-Joy

Assembly House

17

Fri 20

7.30pm

Britten Sinfonia

St Andrew’s Hall

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Sat 21

8.00pm

Jan Garbarek and The Hilliard Ensemble

Cathedral of St John the Baptist

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All venues are in Norwich except where stated – see map on p60

And another thing... While you’re at it, don’t forget to check out these other musical gems

The Voice Project Choir Saturday 14 See p23

BabyO Scottish Opera Thurs 19 – Sat 21  See p56

Pichet Klunchun Dance Company Tuesday 17 See p40

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Britten Sinfonia Schools Concert Friday 20 See p59

Photo: Sussie Ahlburg (Navarra Quartet). Painting: The Virgin in Prayer, c.1690 Sassoferrato

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Festival Chorus with the English Chamber Orchestra Saturday 7 May 7.30pm St Andrew’s Hall, Norwich Tickets £35, £30, £25, £20, £10, £7, U25s £5 David Parry conductor Carmen Giannattasio soprano Anne-Marie Owens mezzo-soprano Colin Lee tenor Andrew Foster-Williams bass Terry Edwards chorus master Beethoven Overture to Egmont, Op.84 Mozart Non più di fiori from La clemenza di Tito John Tavener Little Ceremonial (European première) Rossini Stabat Mater

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This year’s opening concert sees the Festival Chorus reunited with the English Chamber Orchestra and conductor David Parry, following their acclaimed performance at NNF10. Together with an outstanding line-up of soloists they will perform Rossini’s operatic Stabat Mater, a powerful work of astonishing beauty and lyricism. In addition to works by Beethoven and Mozart, tonight’s concert includes John Tavener’s Little Ceremonial, an intensely beautiful and reflective piece written in 2009, and commissioned by the Norfolk & Norwich Festival. The performance will finish at approximately 9.30pm

6.15pm Pre-concert talk Free to ticket holders

“A warmly-rounded and very expressive sound” The Independent

Navarra Quartet Tuesday 10 May 7.30pm St Peter Mancroft Church, Norwich Tickets £17, £15, £12, £9, U25s £5 Haydn Quartet in G Minor, Op.20 No.3 Shostakovich String Quartet No.5 in B flat, Op.92 Brahms String Quartet in A minor, Op.51 No.2 Magnus Johnston violin Marije Ploemacher violin Simone van der Giessen viola Nathaniel Boyd cello

Since its formation in 2002 at the Royal Northern College of Music, the Navarra Quartet has appeared at numerous prestigious festivals in this country and abroad, receiving outstanding reviews wherever they go. Engagements this season include a return visit to the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, and debut concerts at the Berlin Konzerthaus and Grachten Festival. The performance will finish at approximately 9.15pm The Norfolk & Norwich Festival is grateful to an anonymous benefactor for sponsoring this concert.

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Classical music

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Bolshoi Symphony Orchestra Wednesday 11 May 7.30pm The Hippodrome, Great Yarmouth Tickets £30, £25, £18, £10, U25s £5 Alexei Stepanov conductor Ivan Rudin piano Rimsky-Korsakov The Tale of Tsar Saltan (suite from Opera, Op.57) Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No.1 Tchaikovsky Act 2 from The Nutcracker Enjoy the ravishing sounds of one of the great eastern European orchestras performing three Russian masterpieces.

skilful use of orchestral writing. Rachmaninov composed his first piano concerto while a student at the Moscow Conservatoire and the music exudes youthful exuberance. The concert concludes with excerpts from The Nutcracker, Tchaikovsky’s enchanting winter fantasy and one of his most magical scores. The performance will finish at approximately 9.45pm For those requiring transport, coaches to Great Yarmouth will depart from Norwich Theatre Royal at 6.15pm, £5 return This concert is presented in association with

Opera North Projects Life Cycle Wednesday 11 May 8.00pm Norwich Playhouse

As a companion piece, Toby Litt reads from his work about the process of parenthood, a theme he has returned to many times in his writing.

By Emily Hall and Toby Litt

The performance will finish at approximately 9.15pm

Mara Carlyle voice Oliver Coates cello John Reid piano All tickets £12, U25s £5 Loss, love and sleep deprivation pervade this beguiling set of songs about new motherhood. Toby Litt’s spare, unflinching words combine with Emily Hall’s beautiful, emotionally charged music, and the songs are brought to life by vocalist Mara Carlyle (whose extraordinary voice features in Ikea’s 2010 Cats advert).

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Left: One of a series of 25 photograms of newborn babies called Newborns by Hungarian artist Agnes Eperjesy

The concert opens with Rimsky-Korsakov’s concert suite The Tale of Tsar Saltan, a sumptuous work which showcases the composer’s


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Trevor Pinnock, Lucy Crowe and friends Friday 13 May 7.30pm St Peter Mancroft Church, Norwich Tickets £21, £17, £14, £10, U25s £5 Trevor Pinnock harpsichord Lucy Crowe soprano Katy Bircher flute Beatrix Huelsemann violin Jane Gordon violin Christian Goosses viola Jonathan Manson cello James Munro double bass

Trevor Pinnock is renowned worldwide as a harpsichordist and conductor who pioneered performance on historical instruments with his own orchestra, The English Concert. In 2006 he recorded all of Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos and was awarded a 2008 Gramophone prize. Lucy Crowe is rapidly establishing herself as one of the leading lyric sopranos of her generation and made her Salzburg Festival debut in the summer of 2010. The performance will finish at approximately 9.15pm

Purcell Airs and Dances from The Fairy Queen JS Bach Brandenburg Concerto No.5, BWV 1050 JS Bach Orchestral Suite No.2, BWV 1067 for Flute and Strings Handel Three arias: ‘Endless Pleasure’ from Semele ‘O Sleep’ from Semele ‘Tornami’ from Alcina

John Williams and Richard Harvey Monday 16 May 8.00pm St Peter Mancroft Church, Norwich

Photos: Sussie Ahlburg (Lucy Crowe) and Peer Lindgreen (Trevor Pinnock)

Tickets £21, £17, £14, £10, U25s £5 G F Handel Sonata in F Richard Harvey Gothic Suite (Medieval European) Frederic Hand Prayer Turlough O’Carolan Suite Pedro Elias Gutierrez Alma Llanera Astor Piazzola Café 1930 Richard Harvey Suling Bandung Trad. Chinese (arr. Richard Harvey) Huija 18 beats Francis Bebey Engome Ralanato Omby Richard Harvey Enfield Dances

John Williams, arguably the world’s finest classical guitarist, continues his long-running world tour in partnership with multi-instrumentalist Richard Harvey.

The performance will finish at approximately 9.45pm Supported by the Principal Partners of the Norfolk & Norwich Festival

With glorious melodies and infectious rhythms, this is a dazzling virtuoso programme drawn from five continents. John Williams’ beautiful guitar is framed by a vast range of sounds, from recorders, pan pipes and mandolin, to a medieval psaltery, an African thumb piano and rare Chinese instruments.

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Kronos Quartet Tuesday 17 May 8.00pm Norwich Theatre Royal Tickets £27.50, £21, £17, £12, £6.50, U25s £5 David Harrington and John Sherba violins Hank Dutt viola Jeffrey Zeigler cello Programme to include: Steve Reich WTC 9/11 Michael Gordon Clouded Yellow Aleksandra Vrebalov …hold me, neighbor, in this storm… Laurie Anderson (arr. Jacob Garchik) Flow Damon Albarn Untitled Gabriel Kahane The Red Book World première

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For more than 30 years the Kronos Quartet has combined a spirit of fearless exploration with a commitment to expanding the range and context of the string quartet. For its Festival debut, the Quartet has devised a special programme which includes a new work by Steve Reich, recently described by The New Yorker as one of the great composers of the 20th century, and works by some of the most influential musical voices of the past 20 years, including Laurie Anderson and Damon Albarn. The performance will finish at approximately 10.00pm This concert is sponsored by

Photos: Sussie Ahlburg (Britten Sinfonia), Milena Mihaylova (Noriko Ogawa) and Michael Wilson (Kronos Quartet)

“The quartet has imitators but few rivals” Herald Scotland

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Noriko Ogawa Wednesday 18 May 7.30pm St Peter Mancroft Church, Norwich Tickets £17, £15, £12, £9, U25s £5 Mozart Piano Sonata K311 in D Mozart Piano Sonata K310 in A Yoshihiro Kanno ‘A Particle of Water’ for piano and Myochin Hibashi chopsticks Liszt Piano Sonata in B minor A former winner of the Leeds International Piano Competition, Noriko Ogawa has worked with leading orchestras and conductors across the world. She is renowned as a recitalist and chamber musician, performing with artists such as Evelyn Glennie and Kathryn Stott. Ogawa regularly commissions new works and has performed several premières of works by leading Japanese composer Yoshihiro Kanno. The performance will finish at approximately 9.15pm

Britten Sinfonia Friday 20 May, 7.30pm St Andrew’s Hall, Norwich Tickets £25, £22, £19, £12, £10, £6, U25s £5 Joanna MacGregor piano/director Arve Henriksen trumpet Arvo Pärt Fratres Joanna MacGregor Lost Highway Arve Henriksen Pieces from Cartography James MacMillan Piano Concerto No. 2

A spellbinding concert featuring the unique artistry of two musicians well known to Festival audiences: Norwegian jazz trumpeter Arve Henriksen, whose soulful music reflects the landscapes of the North, merging collages and delicate soundpalettes, and Joanna MacGregor, whose virtuosity is showcased in James MacMillan’s sensationally wild, Celtic-inspired piano concerto.

The programme also includes new arrangements from Arve’s acclaimed ECM album Cartography, as well as Joanna’s orchestral work inspired by the poetic blues and gospel of the Deep South. The performance will finish at approximately 9.30pm Principal Sponsor – National Express East Anglia

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Jan Garbarek and The Hilliard Ensemble Officium Novum Saturday 21 May, 8.00pm Cathedral of St John the Baptist, Norwich Tickets £30, £24, £15, U25s £5 Jan Garbarek saxophone David James countertenor Steven Harrold tenor Rogers Covey-Crump tenor Gordon Jones baritone The inspired partnership of Norwegian saxophonist Jan Garbarek and Britain’s premier vocal group The Hilliard Ensemble has resulted in consistently inventive music-making since 1993. Their groundbreaking Officium project entranced audiences at NNF05 and now comes Officium Novum, with musical influences drawn from Armenia, Greece and Estonia. This latest work is similarly suffused with a sense of distant mystery and a profound, powerful melancholy expressed with intense feeling.

“Creates an exhilarating feeling of lightness and freedom” BBC

The performance will finish at approximately 9.15pm

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NNF11 Lunchtime Concerts series Performed by students of the Royal Academy of Music Assembly House Tickets £7, U25s £5 Season ticket offer: book all six concerts for just £30, saving more than 25% on the cost of six individual tickets In recent years the Festival’s Royal Academy of Music lunchtime concert series has become one of the most popular features of NNF’s classical music programme. With performances from some of this country’s finest young musicians, it’s a great chance to hear stars of the future in the stunning surroundings of Norwich’s beautiful Assembly House.

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Monday 9 May 1.00pm

Monday 16 May 1.00pm

Friday 20 May 1.00pm

Andrejs Osokins piano

Harry Winstanley flute Jonathan Wiseman guitar

Kate Symonds-Joy mezzo soprano Will Vann piano

Mozart Sonata in B flat K.570 R Schumann Fantasy Op.17 in C ‘WandererFantasie’ Pēteris Vasks The White Scenery (‘Baltā ainava’) Ravel Scarbo (from Gaspard de la nuit)

C P E Bach Sonata in G ‘Hamburger Sonata’ H.564, Wq. 133 Takemitsu Toward the Sea Stephen Dodgson Capriccio Bartók (arr. Levering) Rumanian Folk Dances

Wednesday 11 May 1.00pm

Wednesday 18 May 1.00pm

Mark Lindley cello Elena Kiseleva piano

James Bower percussion

Debussy Cello Sonata Matthew Kaner Melopoeia Scriabin (arr. Mats Lidström) Piano Preludes Ireland Cello Sonata

Friday 13 May 1.00pm Academy Harp Ensemble Gareth Wood conductor Alice Baron violin

Purcell Mad Bess Monteverdi Disprezzata Regina Haydn Ariadne auf Naxos Dvor̆a´k Songs my mother taught me (in Czech from Op.55 Gypsy Songs) Ives Songs my mother taught me Berio Sequenza III Weill Je ne t’aime pas Noel Coward Imagine the Duchess’s Feelings!

Paul Smadbeck Virginia Tate Mark Glentworth Broken All concerts last approximately Silence from Vibraphone 60 minutes Suite No.1 Chris Norton Forsythian Spring Steve Gadd (arr. Dave Elliot) Crazy Army Paul Smadbeck Rhythm Song J S Bach Prelude from Cello Suite No.1

Gareth Wood In Olden Times Richard Bissill Sirens Osian Ellis Diversions Paul Patterson Avian Arabesques

Concerts in the county Tickets £7, U25s £5 All concerts will feature the performers’ respective lunchtime programme plus other items.

Monday 9 May 7.30pm St Lawrence’s Centre, South Walsham Andrejs Osokins piano

Monday 16 May 7.30pm St Nicholas Church, Great Yarmouth Harry Winstanley flute Jonathan Wiseman guitar

Wednesday 18 May 8.00pm Auden Theatre, Gresham’s School, Holt James Bower percussion

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Contemporary music

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Contemporary music programme at a glance May

page 6

Fri 6

5.30pm

Saxophone Massive

Millennium Plain

Fri 6

8.00pm

Sierra Maestra

Norwich Playhouse

19

Fri 6

10.30pm

Beats & Pieces Big Band

Festival Spiegeltent

19

Sat 7

1.00pm & 3.00pm Festival Jazz Boat – Swingball

Southern Comfort, Horning

20

Sat 7

10.30pm

Festival Spiegeltent

20

Sun 8

3.00pm & 5.00pm Festival Jazz Boat – DixieMix Jazz Band

Southern Comfort, Horning

20

Sun 8

8.00pm

Syriana

Norwich Arts Centre

21

Mon 9

8.00pm

Kyle Eastwood

Norwich Playhouse

21

Mon 9

10.30pm

Orkestra del Sol

Festival Spiegeltent

30

Tues 10 8.00pm

Ólöf Arnalds

Norwich Playhouse

22

Wed 11

Portico Quartet

Festival Spiegeltent

22

Benoit Viellefon & his orchestra

10.30pm

Festival Spiegeltent

23

Sat 14

1.00pm & 3.00pm Jazz Boat – Swingball

Southern Comfort, Horning

20

Sat 14

8.00pm

The Voice Project Choir

Norwich Cathedral

23

Sun 15

8.00pm

Mariza

Norwich Theatre Royal

24

Mon 16

8.00pm

Penguin Café

Norwich Theatre Royal

25

Wed 18

8.00pm

Staff Benda Bilili

Norwich Theatre Royal

26

Thurs 19 8.00pm

Charlie Haden Quartet West

St Peter Mancroft Church

27

Fri 20

8.00pm

Gretchen Parlato

Norwich Playhouse

27

Sat 21

1.00pm & 3.00pm Festival Jazz Boat – DixieMix Jazz Band

Southern Comfort, Horning

20

Thurs 12 10.30pm

Eliza Carthy

All venues are in Norwich except where stated – see map on p60

And another thing... It’s all about the choices, and the following events ended up elsewhere in the brochure but we’d hate you to miss them.

Meow Meow Sunday 8

See p30

Jan Garbarek and The Hilliard Ensemble Saturday 21 See p16

Orkestra del Sol

Kronos Quartet Tuesday 17

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See p14

Monday 9

See p30


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Sierra Maestra Friday 6 May 8.00pm Norwich Playhouse All tickets £17, U25s £5 Long before Buena Vista Social Club arrived on the scene, this outstanding nine-piece son ensemble from Havana was already Cuba’s pre-eminent

Beats & Pieces Big Band Friday 6 May 10.30pm Festival Spiegeltent All tickets £10, U25s £5 The artfully bombastic Beats & Pieces Big Band gets NNF11’s Spiegel Lates programme off to a flying start. Playing a deft mix of modal jazz, plus bubbling danceable grooves beneath, this Manchester-based 14-piece has earned ecstatic reviews in all the right places.

acoustic ‘roots music’ band. Sierra Maestra was the first group to play in the old-style son line-up of the 1920s and ’30s: tres, guitar, trumpet, bongo, güiro and vocals. Their name? A tribute to the famous mountain range in eastern Cuba and birthplace of son. The performance will finish at approximately 10.00pm

“I was blown away… by the astonishing musicianship of this group” The Scotsman

“If ever there was a big band that sounded perfect for the 21st century, Beats & Pieces is it” thejazzbreakfast

The performance will finish at approximately 12.30am; music and bar until 2.00am

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Principal Sponsor – National Express East Anglia

Festival Jazz Boat Saturday 7 May, 1.00pm & 3.00pm (Swingball) Sunday 8 May, 3.00pm & 5.00pm (DixieMix Jazz Band) Saturday 14 May, 1.00pm & 3.00pm (Swingball) Saturday 21 May, 1.00pm & 3.00pm (DixieMix Jazz Band) The Southern Comfort riverboat from Horning All tickets £12, U25s £5 Refreshments available on board Always a Norfolk & Norwich Festival favourite, the Festival Jazz Boat is once again ready to set sail. Whether you go for the DixieMix Jazz Band and its lively, traditional jazz standards or the klezmer-influenced sounds of Ali Houillebecq and Swingball, you’re guaranteed a tuneful cruise through the beautiful Norfolk Broads.

Benoit Viellefon & his orchestra Saturday 7 May 10.30pm Festival Spiegeltent All tickets £10, U25s £5 Crooner extraordinaire, Benoit Viellefon is the next French singing sensation. Come and spend a sultry, romantic evening in his company, solo or ensemble, and let his warm, lustrous vocal tones and intricate guitar work escort you down the Parisian lanes of nostalgia… ooh la la! The performance will finish at approximately 12.30am; music and bar until 2.00am

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Syriana Sunday 8 May 8.00pm Norwich Arts Centre All tickets £12 (£10 concessions) This five-piece live band inhabits a space where imagination and reality overlap. Complemented by projections put together by filmmaker Niccolo Piazza and backing tracks featuring the Pan Arab Strings of Damascus, Syriana dismantles the boundaries between ancient civilisations, Eastern aspirations, Cold War iconography and Western stereotypes. The coming together feels effortless, significant and inspired. The performance will finish at approximately 10.00pm

“Considerable charm and unassuming excellence” The Times

Kyle Eastwood Band Monday 9 May 8.00pm Norwich Playhouse

Photo: Nizar Issa (Syrianna)

All tickets £17, U25s £5 The eldest son of actor Clint Eastwood, Kyle grew up listening to records of jazz stars such as Duke Ellington, Count Basie and Miles Davis. He credits his father with introducing him to the joys of the bass line. Today his music resonates with swing, groove and funk overtones: “My roots remain in jazz but I like adding all kinds of different flavours.” The performance will finish at approximately 9.30pm

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Principal Sponsor – National Express East Anglia

Ólöf Arnalds Tuesday 10 May 8.00pm Norwich Playhouse All tickets £14, U25s £5 Ólöf is the latest in a distinguished roll call of innovative, internationally recognised musical luminaries to come out of Iceland. Blessed with a voice that is simultaneously innocent yet full of wisdom, Ólöf has also proved herself as a magnetic, utterly self-assured stage performer, reliant as much on vaudevillian charm as on the contrasting delicacy of her song delivery. The performance will finish at approximately 9.30pm

“Impossible not to be charmed by Arnalds’ gentle, peculiar and powerful music” Pitchfork

Portico Quartet Wednesday 11 May 10.30pm Festival Spiegeltent All tickets £10, U25s £5 Electronica meets 21stcentury jazz in Portico Quartet’s melodic, rhythmic music that mixes the inspiration of Philip Glass and Steve Reich with a very contemporary kind of jazz improv. Portico’s hook-laden, darkly atmospheric postjazz has pushed them to the forefront of the contemporary music scene and their inimitable sound has been compared to Radiohead, EST and the Cinematic Orchestra among others.  

“Genuinely innovative... there isn’t a band that sounds remotely like them” The Observer

The performance will finish at approximately 12.30am; music and bar until 1.00am

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Eliza Carthy Thursday 12 May 10.30pm Festival Spiegeltent All tickets £10, U25s £5 A truly inventive singer and fiddleplayer, Eliza is arguably the most impressive and engaging folk performer of her generation. The daughter of music legends Martin Carthy and Norma Waterson, she is firmly an artist of her own making, winning two Mercury Music Prize nominations and innumerable other accolades over a glittering 15-year career. Her Festival gig will include material from her new album. The performance will finish at approximately 12.30am; music and bar until 1.00am

“Eliza Carthy is one of the figureheads of the English folk revival… compelling” Evening Standard

Photos: Dave Guttridge (The Voice Project) and Toby Summerskill (Portico Quartet)

The Proportions of The Temple The Voice Project Choir with Nik Bärtsch and Trio Zéphyr Saturday 14 May 8.00pm Norwich Cathedral Tickets £19, £14, £10, £7, U25s £5 World première/Norfolk & Norwich Festival commission Composed by Nik Bärtsch and Jonathan Baker with Jason Dixon From a libretto by George Szirtes, Agnes Lehoczky and Andrew McDonnell The Voice Project Choir conducted by Sian Croose Nik Bärtsch piano Trio Zéphyr strings Jason Dixon electronics Sianed Jones soprano Rebecca Askew alto Jeremy Avis tenor Jonathan Baker bass 6.15pm Pre-concert talk Free to ticket holders

The city’s 900-year-old Cathedral is the subject of this year’s Festival commission for Norwich’s renowned open-access choir. The Proportions of the Temple is inspired by the architecture, human history and stories woven into the fabric of this iconic building. With a libretto cocommissioned by Writers’ Centre Norwich, the composition is an exciting collaboration between brilliant Swiss ‘Zen-funk’ pianist Nik Bärtsch and Voice Project composer Jonathan Baker. The performance will finish at approximately 10.00pm This concert is sponsored by

and supported by

and Norfolk & Norwich Festival Commissioning Circle

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Principal Sponsor – National Express East Anglia

Mariza Sunday 15 May 8.00pm Norwich Theatre Royal Tickets £25, £20, £15, £10, £5.50, U25s £5 Mariza is more than just the leading Portuguese fado singer of her generation. She is a global icon who has seduced worldwide audiences with her awesome singing, charismatic stage presence and powerful blend of traditional and contemporary song forms. For her fifth studio album Fado Tradicional she returns to her roots, triumphantly exploring the origins of the genre, and proving her mettle as an artist without peer. The performance will finish at approximately 10.00pm

Photos: Emile Holba (Penguin Cafe) and Isabel Pinto (Mariza)

“World divas come no classier than Mariza” The Observer

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Penguin Café Monday 16 May 8.00pm Norwich Theatre Royal Tickets £18, £15, £12, £5.50, U25s £5 Penguin Café’s music has infiltrated daily life in films such as Napoleon Dynamite and countless theme tunes, and the ensemble has played festivals from Bestival and The Big Chill to the Royal Albert Hall as part of the BBC Proms. At once familiar and new, Penguin Café’s sound combines acoustic power and a beguiling, feisty charm. The group’s latest album, A Matter of Life, is out now. The performance will finish at approximately 10.00pm

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“Penguin Café continues to occupy a unique place in music: nothing else has ever sounded quite like it. Eccentric, charming, accommodating, surprising, seductive, warm, reliable, modest and unforgettable: it’s a true friend” Brian Eno

Principal Sponsor – National Express East Anglia

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Staff Benda Bilili with support from Ayannna Witter-Johnson Wednesday 18 May 8.00pm Norwich Theatre Royal Tickets £18, £15, £12, £5.50, U25s £5 Congolese super-band Staff Benda Bilili returns to play a string of live dates around the nationwide release of feature film Benda Bilili. Staff Benda Bilili’s inspirational live shows and extraordinary story have caused a stir around the globe. The band name translates as ‘look beyond appearances’. A group of paraplegic street musicians who live in and around Kinshasa zoo in the Democratic Republic of Congo, they consider themselves the real journalists of Kinshasa.

Principal Sponsor – National Express East Anglia

Their songs document and comment on everyday life, and resonate with the pulse of Congolese rumba, Cuban swing and at times the Godfather of Soul himself. At the heart of the group are four singer/guitarists perched on spectacular customised tricycles, backed by an energetic rhythm section, and topped off with the infectious guitar-like sounds of a teenage prodigy who plays a onestringed electric lute he designed and built himself out of a tin can.

Support for Staff Benda Bilili comes from Ayannna Witter-Johnson. Bristling with soul, and startlingly original, live she’s a knockout delight. In 2010 she won the Talent Night at the Harlem Apollo, following in the footsteps of legendary performers from Ella Fitzgerald to James Brown, Michael Jackson and Lauryn Hill. An NNF night you won’t want to miss! The performance will finish at approximately 10.15pm

The band triumphed at the Cannes Film Festival last year with Benda Bilili, a full-length feature film directed by Renaud Barret and Florent de la Tullaye (aka Belle Kinoise). The critically acclaimed film was released in March.

“Havana cantina, Kinshasa slum, psychedelic club or London arts centre – this outfit would tear the roof off anywhere” The Independent

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Charlie Haden Quartet West Thursday 19 May 8.00pm St Peter Mancroft Church, Norwich Tickets £19, £14, £9, £7, U25s £5 Iconic bassist Charlie Haden has been an essential figure in defining moments of jazz history. A member of the Ornette Coleman Quartet in the 1950s and ’60s, he has collaborated with the likes of Keith Jarrett, Jan Garbarek and Pat Metheny. To celebrate its 25th anniversary, Haden’s Quartet West – featuring Alan Broadbent, Ernie Watts and Rodney Green – performs material from its new album, Sophisticated Ladies, a nostalgic toast to Hollywood in the 1940s and early 1950s.

“Pullquote” Name, Publication

The performance will finish at approximately 10.00pm

Photos: Bella Kinoise (Staff Benda Bilili), Jeaneen Lund (Gretchen Parlato), and Steven Perilloux (Charlie Haden)

“One of the most restless, gifted and intrepid players in all of jazz” Time Magazine

Performer

Gretchen Parlato Friday 20 May, 8.00pm Norwich Playhouse All tickets £17, U25s £5

Name

A major hit at the London Jazz Festival 2010, Gretchen gives her first major gig outside London at NNF11. Never predictable, she blurs the lines between singer and instrumentalist as she takes a lyric to new places. Her last album delved deep into the heart of classic material by the likes of Stevie Wonder, Duke Ellington and Herbie Hancock. For the Festival, Gretchen revisits past albums and premières material from her new release, The Lost and Found.

“A star in the wings” The Guardian

The performance will finish at approximately 9.45pm This concert is sponsored by

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Spiegeltent

Principal Sponsor – National Express East Anglia

NNF11 in the Spiegeltent Now a firm favourite with NNF audiences, the Festival Spiegeltent is back in town to play home to a sensational programme of circus, burlesque and late-night music. If you’re a Spiegeltent regular, you’ll know what to expect. If you’re a first-timer, you’re in for a treat. Food and drink from our licensed bars will be available each evening, both inside the Spiegeltent and outside in the Spiegel Garden area. “The atmosphere and buzz inside was wonderful – it felt like stepping into another world, precisely the sort of effect one wants from a festival” NNF audience member May

8.00pm (doors open 7.30pm)

10.30pm (doors open 10.00pm)

Fri 6

Cantina

Beats & Pieces Big Band

Sat 7

Cantina

Benoit Viellefon & his orchestra

Sun 8

Cantina

Meow Meow – starts at 10.00pm

Mon 9

Cantina

Orkestra del Sol

Tues 10

Bo Nanafana Social Club – starts at 7.30pm

Wed 11

Cantina

Portico Quartet

Thurs 12

Cantina

Eliza Carthy

Fri 13

Cantina

Brilliant Stupidity

Sat 14

Cantina

Brilliant Stupidity

All shows take place in the Spiegeltent in the Festival gardens – see map on p60

Ragroof Tea Dances 12.30pm – 2.30pm

Sunday 8 May

Tuesday 10 May

Thursday 12 May

In the Mood

Ballroom Blitz

Takes Two to Tango

Tickets £3.50

Savour the sounds of big band favourites from Glen Miller, Duke Ellington and Woody Herman as Ragroof takes you back to the 1940s for an afternoon of quickstep, jitterbug and jive.

Waltz away the afternoon with Ragroof as we celebrate the glamorous heyday of ballroom dancing. Learn to dance the basics, or just sit and watch the world glide by, enjoying the tea and cakes.

Ragroof takes you South of the Border for an afternoon of tempestuous tangos and romantic rumbas. No need to bring a partner: our unique instant dance classes are inclusive of everyone. Dress to impress!

Ragroof Theatre returns with three themed Festival tea dances. There’ll be plenty of general dancing too – suitable for experienced dancers and absolute beginners alike. And, of course, tea and cakes on sale to keep you refreshed and energised!

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Strut and Fret Production House Cantina Friday 6 – Monday 9 May and Wednesday 11 – Saturday 14 May 8.00pm All tickets £15, U25s £5 Created by Scott Maidment and Chelsea McGuffin European première Recommended for ages 18+

A brilliant cast of Australia’s most respected creators of new circus join forces in this spectacular classic of vaudeville, magic, music and remarkable displays of dance and acrobatics.

Get ready to immerse yourself in the world of Cantina. This performance will finish at approximately 9.15pm Sponsored by

Set in the seediest of drinking holes, Cantina explores the rapture and torture of desire, and the tension between harsh reality and escapist fantasy. The inhabitants of Cantina find refuge in this late-night world of seduction, sweat and tequila. Their extraordinary feats contrast with the heartbreak of their lives.

“Spectacular acts of physical strength, endurance and anatomical unlikelihood… the performers take serious risks and amazing feats occur” The Australian

Photo: Conan Whitehouse

Please note the performance contains nudity

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Principal Sponsor – National Express East Anglia

Spiegel Lates For your delight and delectation, we’ve once again created a delicious line-up of late-night shenanigans in the Spiegeltent. It’s the perfect way to round off each Festival day. The Spiegeltent stays open until 1.00am on Monday to Thursday, 2.00am on Friday and Saturday and 12.00 midnight on Sunday. So although the main event may be over, the party goes on! Over-18s only. Meow Meow Beyond Glamour (The Absinthe Tour) Sunday 8 May 10.00pm Festival Spiegeltent All tickets £10, U25s £5

International singing sensation and purr-fect post, post post-modern showgirl Meow Meow descends upon the Spiegeltent. Navigating the uncharted territory between Weimarera wit, 1930s Shanghai show tunes, ’60s French pop and post-punk hilarity, Meow Meow creates a parody of glitz and high art that defies categorisation.

“Witness the birth of a new star – she is sensational” ***** The Times

Orkestra del Sol Monday 9 May 10.30pm All tickets £10, U25s £5 The swagger of a Balkan wedding band, the riotous energy of Latin carnival – Orkestra del Sol’s music is globally inspired, but distilled in Scotland. Its delightful reinvention of the brass band takes diverse influences – ska, porro, Balkan brass, klezmer and funk – and creates a living, breathing, polka-ing, pogo-ing honkstep for the 21st century.

“Their on-stage music-making and theatricality is irresistible” The Scotsman

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Bo Nanafana Social Club The Bo Nanafana Tropicana Tuesday 10 May 7.30pm All tickets £20 The Bo Nanafana Social Club is muy excitado to be whisking you off to Cuba for its NNF11 extravaganza. First up, the funny and flamboyant Cuban Brothers, complete with funky tunes and fantastic dance moves.

Then Ska Cubano takes to the stage with its perfectly mixed infectious Jamaican ska and Cuban mambo, fronted by sharp-suited Natty Bo. With a spicy salsa dance class led by Jose Ferrera and Lily Campbell and cool scratchy tunes from The Shellac Collective, all hosted by our very own Pete Dobbing thrown in for good measure, this is party time, Havana-style. Dress: Feathers, flowers, fine suits and fedoras

Trixie Little and The Evil Hate Monkey Brilliant Stupidity Friday 13 – Saturday 14 May 10.30pm All tickets £15, U25s £5

Photos: Andy Crouch (Spiegeltent), Karl Giant (Meow Meow), Janni Grey (Orkestra del Sol), Mike Lee (Trixie Little)

Please note this show contains nudity New York City’s daring duo present a shockingly entertaining night of acrobatic striptease and absurdity. Hosted by Albert Cadabra and bringing together some of their favourite circus performers, including the lithe Russian contortionist Ekaterina the Great and Mr Gorgeous, the Gentle Circus Giant, Trixie and Monkey have created a rowdy show overflowing with smart sexiness. Expect to see flipping, stripping, magic, glamour, contortion, singing, spanking and plenty of spandex.

Don’t miss these other Spiegel Lates…

Beats & Pieces Big Band Friday 6 May, 10.30pm

Benoit Viellefon & his orchestra Saturday 7 May, 10.30pm

Portico Quartet Wednesday 11 May, 10.30pm

All tickets £10, U25s £5

All tickets £10, U25s £5

All tickets £10, U25s

“If ever there was a big band that sounded perfect for the 21st century, Beats & Pieces is it” thejazzbreakfast (see p19)

Let the dulcet tones and intricate guitar work of Monsieur Viellefon escort you down the Parisian lanes of nostalgia. (see p20)

“Genuinely innovative” The Observer (see p 22)

Eliza Carthy Thursday 12 May, 10.30pm All tickets £10, U25s £5 “one of the figureheads of the English folk revival... compelling” Evening Standard (see p23)

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Circus, Theatre & Dance programme at a glance May

page

Fri 6 – Sat 21

The Children’s Choice Awards

Festival venues

39

Fri 6 – Sun 8

2.00pm – 4.00pm & 7.00pm – 9.00pm daily

A Game of You

The Garage

33

Fri 6 – Mon 9 & Wed 11 – Sat 14 Fri 6 – Sat 7

8.00pm

Cantina

Festival Spiegeltent

29

8.00pm

Where were you on January 8th?

EPIC Studios

34

Fri 6 – Sat 7

10.00pm

The Wolves

Gentlemen’s Walk

Sat 7 – Sun 8

11.00am – 5.00pm

May Daze

Norwich city centre

Mon 9 – Wed 11

8.00pm

L’Effet de Serge

EPIC Studios

Wed 11 Thurs 12 Thurs 12 – Sun 15 & Wed 18 – Sat 21 Fri 13 Fri 13 – Sat 14 Fri 13 – Sat 14

6 8–9 35

10.30am, 12.30pm & 2.30pm Gramoulinophone

Great Yarmouth Market Place

38

4.30pm & 6.45pm

The Iron Man

Millennium Plain

33

7.30pm for 8.00pm

Dining with Alice

Elsing Hall, Dereham

36

1.30pm, 4.30pm & 6.45pm

The Iron Man

Millennium Plain

33

7.45pm

Chouf Ouchouf

Norwich Theatre Royal

37

Brilliant Stupidity

Festival Spiegeltent

31

Performer 10.30pm

Name

Sat 14 – Sun 15

11.00am, 3.00pm & 6.00pm

2 Dimensional Life of Her

Norwich Playhouse

55

Sat 14 – Sun 15

12 noon, 2.00pm & 4.00pm

That’s The Way To Do It!

Cromer seafront

38

Mon 16

8.00pm

The Interminable Suicide of Gregory Church

Norwich Arts Centre

39

Mon 16 – Wed 18

8.00pm

The Past is a Grotesque Animal

EPIC Studios

35

Tues 17

7.45pm

Nijinsky Siam

Norwich Playhouse

40

Wed 18 – Sun 22

Various

SEASAW

Cromer seafront

38

Wed 18

7.45pm

Pichet Klunchun and myself

Norwich Playhouse

40

Fri 20

7.45pm

Dualia/La Leyenda

Norwich Theatre Royal

41

Sat 21

2.30pm & 7.45pm

Dualia/La Leyenda

Norwich Theatre Royal

41

Sat 21

3.30pm

The Children’s Choice Awards Ceremony

Norwich Playhouse

39

Sat 21

10.15pm

As The World Tipped

Eaton Park

7

All venues are in Norwich except where stated – see map on p60

And another thing... Here are some other events that could easily have been in this section, but which we’ve chosen to put elsewhere.

The Wolves Deabru Beltzak Fri 6 – Sat 7

See p6

As The World Tipped Wired Aerial Theatre Saturday 21 See p7

Cantina Fri 6 – Mon 9 and Wed 11 – Sat 14  See p29

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Screen Test Mon 9 – Sat 21

See p51


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Ontroerend Goed with Battersea Arts Centre and Richard Jordan Productions Ltd A Game of You Friday 6 – Sunday 8 May Performances daily at 2.00pm, 2.30pm, 3.00pm, 3.30pm, 4.00pm, 7.00pm, 7.30pm, 8.00pm, 8.30pm, 9.00pm The Garage, Norwich Tickets £10, U25s £5 Suitable for over-14s only

“A genuinely unsettling experience” Lyn Gardner, The Guardian

A Game of You marks the final part of the company’s extraordinary trilogy of immersive theatre – both The Smile Off Your Face and Internal have enthralled NNF audiences in previous years. Seven strangers crave to spend some time with you, the audience. They really want to get under your skin. These strangers are players with sincere intentions whose sole purpose is to let you find out who you might be. Get entangled in the game and you’ll know that they’re doing it for you. A Game of You was developed with the support of the National Theatre Studio and produced with the support of the Flemish Community, the province of East-Flanders, and the city of Ghent in cooperation with Vooruit, KC België & Inkonst.

Photo: Elies Van Renterghem (Ontroerend Goed); illustration: Daniel Syrett (The Iron Man)

The performance lasts approximately 25 minutes

Graeae Theatre Company The Iron Man by Ted Hughes adapted by Paul Sirett Thursday 12 May 4.30pm & 6.45pm Friday 13 May 1.30pm, 4.30pm & 6.45pm Millennium Plain, Norwich Free and unticketed “Once upon a time, the unexpected arrival of the Iron Man cast a shadow of fear across our community… But when an enormous dragon from outer space threatened to annihilate our planet, it was the Iron Man who valiantly came to our rescue.” This is a bold new outdoor theatre production of Ted Hughes’ modern-day fairytale, in which a deaf and disabled ensemble integrates larger-than-life puppets, British Sign Language and audio description. Co-commissioned by Without Walls and Greenwich + Docklands International Festival. Graeae Theatre Company is supported by Arts Council England

The performance lasts approximately 30 minutes

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The EPIC International Season This year the Festival takes residency at Norwich’s EPIC Studios to present a triple-bill of outstanding and provocative pieces of theatre from three different continents. All of them are UK premières, so make sure you’re among the first audiences on these shores to catch them. Book for all three productions for just £20 and save a third on the cost of your tickets.

Mehr Theatre Group Where were you on January 8th? Friday 6 – Saturday 7 May 8.00pm EPIC Studios All tickets £10, U25s £5 Text, stage and direction by Amir Reza Koohestani Amir Reza Koohestani’s stunning play evokes the current situation facing young people in Iran, trying to find ways to be heard. After a rehearsal of Jean Genet’s play The Maids, a soldier’s gun goes missing. Through a series of phone conversations between the characters, Koohestani, a major figure in Iranian theatre, holds up a mirror to the face of his society. Performed in Farsi with subtitles This performance will finish at approximately 9.20pm

“A rich, simple, visually stunning and brilliantly interpreted show” RTBF, Belgium

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Philippe Quesne/Vivarium Studio L’Effet de Serge Monday 9 – Wednesday 11 May 8.00pm EPIC Studios All tickets £10, U25s £5 Conceived, directed and designed by Philippe Quesne

On Sunday afternoons in his living room, Serge presents miniature performances for small groups of friends. Using lowtech special effects and a lovingly chosen soundtrack, these home-grown spectacles inadvertently communicate the very nature of art. French theatre-maker Philippe Quesne has fast developed an international reputation, and L’Effet de Serge promises to be one of the most intriguing shows in this year’s Festival.

Co-produced with Ménagerie de verre, Paris, with the support of Le Forum/Scène conventionnée de Blanc-Mesnil, Festival actOral montévidéo, Marseille, and Institut Français Performed in English This performance will finish at approximately 9.15pm and on Monday 9 May will be followed by a discussion with the company Sponsored by

Photos: Mohammadreza Soltani (Mehr Theatre Group), Jorge Macchi (Mariano Pensotti)

“Demonstrates how the simplest object, the merest gesture, can produce wonder” Village Voice, New York

Mariano Pensotti The Past is a Grotesque Animal Monday 16 – Wednesday 18 May 8.00pm EPIC Studios All tickets £10, U25s £5 Written and directed by Mariano Pensotti The Festival is delighted to welcome back Mariano Pensotti, from Argentina, whose La Marea installation memorably took over the shopfronts of London Street during Contemporary Art Norwich 2009.

The Past is a Grotesque Animal is a compelling portrait of a generation of porteños (inhabitants of Buenos Aires) in the first decade of the 21st century. The action takes place on a revolving stage divided into four spaces, each providing a home to the vital moments in the lives of four everyday heroes. A co-production between Norfolk & Norwich Festival, Complejo Teatral de Buenos Aires, KunstenFestival desArts, Festival de Otoño Madrid and Grupo Marea Performed in Spanish with English subtitles This performance will finish at approximately 10.00pm

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Artichoke Dining with Alice Thursday 12 – Sunday 15 & Wednesday 18 – Saturday 21 May 7.30pm for 8.00pm Elsing Hall, near Dereham Tickets £55, U25s £15, VIP packages £85 Conceived and directed by Hilary Westlake Text David Gale Music Frank Millward Production design Simon Corder Costume design Katy McPhee Sound design John Del’ Nero Please note Dining with Alice is not a children’s show. Age guidance 14+ Artichoke, producer of extraordinary events including The Sultan’s Elephant and Antony Gormley’s One & Other, invites you to a truly unforgettable evening that imagines you’ve followed in Alice’s footsteps, fallen down the rabbit hole and found yourself in Wonderland in the company of the White Rabbit, the Mad Hatter and even Alice herself.

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Part of the Sky Arts Artichoke Season This event is produced in collaboration with the Norfolk & Norwich Festival and Norwich Theatre Royal. It has been made possible by the generous support of many organisations and business supporters, including City College Norwich, Frank Dale Foods, Barefoot Wine, Speedy, the Earl of Leicester – Holkham Estate, Holkham Emerald Ltd, Hendrick’s Gin and Kettle Chips. Artichoke is grateful to them all. Norfolk & Norwich Festival’s collaboration on this project is supported by a grant from National Lottery Legacy Trust UK’s programme for the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad The performance will finish at approximately 10.15pm For those requiring transport, coaches to Elsing Hall will depart from Norwich Theatre Royal at 6.45pm, £5 return Extra! Extra! For details of how you can be part of this unique production, turn to page 58.

Dining with Alice invites you to a magical, if topsy-turvy, al fresco dinner party, in the gorgeous gardens of Elsing Hall, a 15th-century moated manor house usually closed to the public. Guests will be transported straight to the heart of Lewis Carroll’s imaginary world in an evening that offers a delicious Victorian-style dinner created by gastronomic wizards Bompas & Parr, punctuated by tongue-twisters and riddles, and culminating in a musical entertainment under the stars.

Photos: Sophie Laslett (Dining with Alice), Mario Del Curto (Chouf Ouchouf)

Curiouser and curiouser…don’t you agree?

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Groupe Acrobatique de Tangier Chouf Ouchouf Friday 13 – Saturday 14 May 7.45pm Norwich Theatre Royal Tickets £23, £19, £14, £10, £5.50, U25s £5 Family tickets available

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Chouf Ouchouf is the latest collaboration between Groupe Acrobatique de Tangier and the Swiss artists Zimmermann and de Perrot. It brings a rich language of acrobatics passed from generation to generation. With live music and a set that floats apart and reassembles to represent the many faces of a bewildering and exciting landscape, the performers go in search of the city’s beating heart. Presented in association with Crying Out Loud

Suitable for ages 7+ Directed by Zimmermann & de Perrot Weaving together contemporary performance and traditional Moroccan acrobatics, Chouf Ouchouf is a witty and highly skilled evocation of the energy, joy and urgency of life in Tangiers.

These performances are supported by Norfolk & Norwich Festival Corporate Friends The performance will finish at approximately 8.50pm (no interval)

“With an insouciant brilliance, they fill the stage with multiple back-flips, dizzying cartwheels, perilous human pyramids and vaulting trampoline stunts... everyone was spellbound” The Guardian, on Taoub, a previous production

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NNF11-beside-the-sea Spend a day or two at the seaside as NNF11 whisks you away to the Norfolk coast for three superb shows. 2 rien merci Gramoulinophone Wednesday 11 May 10.30am, 12.30pm & 2.30pm Great Yarmouth Market Place Tickets available on the door UK première Suitable for ages 7+

Red Herring That’s The Way To Do It! Saturday 14 – Sunday 15 May 12 noon, 2.00pm & 4.00pm (three parts) Cromer seafront by the pier

Three magicians of the absurd invite the audience to take their seats inside a curious little circus tent. A lamp is lit and the show begins. What goes on inside is a closely guarded secret – mysterious for sure, but also fascinating and exciting at the same time. Come and discover the secret of the Gramoulinophone! 2 rien merci is a French company that combines the traditions of street arts and contemporary circus.

Tilted Productions SEASAW Wednesday 18 May 2.00pm & 4.00pm Thursday 19 May 2.30pm & 4.30pm Friday 20 May 3.30pm & 5.30pm Saturday 21 May 4.00pm & 6.00pm Sunday 22 May 4.45pm & 6.45pm Cromer seafront Free, but booking is essential (tickets also available at Cromer Tourist Information Centre)

unlike any Punch and Judy you have seen before, as these infamous rebels and unlikely national icons return as vehicles for satire in our anxious, credit-crunched world. Commissioned by Without Walls and produced by Time Won’t Wait

Free That’s The Way To Do It! is an alternative take on the traditional Punch and Judy show, where the characters break out of the booth to wreak havoc in the streets. Performed in three instalments over the course of one day, this is

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“Eccentric, far-fetched and unbelievably good” The Telegraph

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The Interminable Suicide of Gregory Church Daniel Kitson Monday 16 May 8.00pm Norwich Arts Centre All tickets £10 (seated) Written and performed by Daniel Kitson Gregory had 57 letters to write. He’d never written that many letters, not in one go. In fact, he’d never written a single letter and it was taking significantly longer than he’d anticipated. He’d started, full of optimism, curiously enough, at 9am and now here he was eight hours later, half-way through letter 24. He glanced at his watch and then at the noose hanging over his head. Gregory sighed. Had he known how long suicide letters take, he thought, he wouldn’t have cancelled the milk for the morning. The story of a death postponed by life. The performance will finish at approximately 9.30pm

Mammalian Diving Reflex The Children’s Choice Awards Ceremony Saturday 21 May 3.30pm Norwich Playhouse Free, but tickets must be booked in advance UK première

Photo: Jean-Pierre Estournet (Gramoulinophone)

Get a no-nonsense, fresh take on the Festival with this unique awards ceremony, where the only opinions that matter are those of the children! For the Children’s Choice Awards, a group of Year 7 pupils from City Academy, Norwich, will be chauffeured from Festival event to event, checking out the art and offering brash, incisive and audacious opinions as they go. Watch out for the young jury throughout Festival, then at the end make a beeline for the glittering Awards Ceremony to hear their pronouncements. Mammalian Diving Reflex is a Toronto-based research and performance art company which surprised and delighted NNF10 audiences with its Haircuts by Children project. Sponsored by

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“Poise and beauty combined with intense strength and masculinity” Inkpot

Pichet Klunchun Dance Company Nijinsky Siam Tuesday 17 May 7.45pm Norwich Playhouse UK première All tickets £10, U25s £5 Vaslav Nijinsky, dance maverick of the legendary Ballets Russes, performed Danse Siamoise in the Paris Opera. Exactly 100 years later, Pichet Klunchun, the celebrated Thai dancer, brings Nijinsky back to life by means of paintings, photographs and huge traditional puppets called nang yai. A sensitive dance dialogue unfolds between the two artists, one alive, one dead, re-imagining life and celebrating its vitality. A co-production by Singapore Arts Festival and Theater der Welt 2010, and supported by Zürcher Theater Spektakel and Noorderzon Performing Arts Festival Groningen. The performance will finish at approximately 8.45pm

Jerome Bel and Pichet Klunchun Pichet Klunchun and myself Wednesday 18 May 7.45pm Norwich Playhouse All tickets £10, U25s £5 A witty theatrical documentary staging the meeting between traditional Thai dancer Pichet Klunchen and conceptual French choreographer Jerome Bel. Through a lively mixture of physical demonstration and spirited verbal debate, the two men embark on a humorous quest to understand one another. Performed in English The performance will finish at approximately 9.30pm

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Ballet Nacional de España Dualia and La Leyenda Friday 20 May, 7.45pm and Saturday 21 May 2.30pm and 7.45pm Norwich Theatre Royal Tickets (evening) £32.50, £29.50, £26.50, £23.50, £6.50

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La Leyenda (The Legend), choreographed by Antonio, portrays scenes from the life of famous flamenco star Carmen Amaya – from the slums of Barcelona to the glamour of the American stage in the 1930s and ’40s. The performance lasts approximately 2 hours, including one interval.

Tickets (matinée) £27, £25, £23, £18, £6.50 Over-60s: price bands A and B £8 off U18s: price bands A and B £5 off all performances Formed in 1978, Ballet Nacional de España has received the highest accolades, including the Medalla de Oro al Mérito en las Bellas Artes, awarded to artistic director José Antonio in 2005 by the Spanish Ministry of Culture.

“Spain’s pre-eminent dance company” Daily Telegraph

Photo: Eduardo Bajo

For NNF11, this world-class company of 40 talented dancers, singers and musicians will perform two of its best-loved works. Dualia, choreographed by two of flamenco’s hottest stars, Rojas and Rodriguez, explores the sensuality of looks and caresses through movement and music.

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Literature

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Book for both poetry evenings for just £15 and save 25% on the cost of your tickets

An Evening with Wendy Cope Thursday 12 May 7.30pm Norwich Playhouse Tickets £10, U25s £5 The bestselling and critically acclaimed poet Wendy Cope comes to Norwich to read from her much anticipated new collection Family Values and her bestselling Two Cures for Love.

work. She was voted top choice for poet laureate by BBC Radio 4 listeners and awarded an OBE in 2010. So come and enjoy a poet who delights both on and off the page in this special event hosted by Writers’ Centre Norwich.

Known for her intimate fireside style, Wendy covers the emotional range from witty, acute, heartbreaking and compassionate to laugh-out-loud in her

Tickets £10, U25s £5 Don’t miss out on the chance to see Simon Armitage and Glyn Maxwell, two of the best poets writing in Britain today. Young guns of the British poetry scene in the ’90s, they followed in the footsteps of WH Auden and Louis MacNeice to Iceland and produced the brilliant Moon Country together. Armitage and Maxwell are reunited in this unique evening of performance, discussion and readings, presented by Writers’ Centre Norwich and The Rialto, the Norwich-based poetry magazine which first published Simon’s work in 1987.

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Photos: Kate Eshelby (Glyn Maxwell) and Richard Moran (Simon Armitage)

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Speak Easy A weekend of live literature Norwich Arts Centre Tickets £8 per evening or £12 for whole weekend Norwich is leading the country’s new wave of live literature. Performers from the city made a splash at the 2010 Edinburgh Fringe and in 2011 the bar will be raised again, as Speak Easy brings together four shows for the Festival faithful. Feel the force of the Word with music, literary diversions and late-night cavorting.

Saturday 14 May 7.30pm – 12 midnight

Sunday 15 May 7.30pm – 12 midnight Whistle By Martin Figura “Martin Figura’s riveting sequence of poems about his childhood, his father killing his mother, and the consequences of that upon the whole family is remarkable for the story he doesn’t tell… Figura’s soulmate throughout is the understanding and watchful eye of the camera,” writes Jackie Kay. Whenever I Get Blown Up I Think of You By Molly Naylor A lyrical solo show that encapsulates a true coming-of-age tale after the 7/7 terrorist attacks in London.

Tim Turnbull’s Tales of Terror Darkly seductive poetry, song and stories that pull the audience into a world where everything is slightly askew. 

Plus DJs in the café bar

The Last Barman Poet Performed by Aisle 16 Short films, stand-up and minilectures inspired by the world’s worst performance poem, by Tom Cruise in the 1988 movie, Cocktail. Plus DJs in the café bar

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Marc Camille Chaimowicz: Jean Genet... ‘the Courtesy of Objects’

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Norwich city parks

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Pull’s Ferry, Norwich

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Screen Test

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Townley and Bradby: The Bowthorpe Experiment

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Hubert Duprat: Caddis, Crystal and Company Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery

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All venues are in Norwich except where stated – see map on p60 Where tickets are required for admission for an exhibition, they are only available from the venue and not through the Festival box office

Keeping you in the picture… OK, not strictly visual arts, but we think these other NNF11 events are going to be eye-catching…

Where were you on January 8th? Fri 6 – Sat 7 p34

The Proportions Pichet Klunchun and of the Temple myself Wednesday 18 p40 Saturday 14

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Joshua Sofaer Street Hunt Friday 6 May 2011 – Friday 6 May 2016

minimum of £1,000 and a maximum of £10,000 if all the books printed are sold. Street Hunt is about getting out into the streets, travelling around the county and talking to people.

A Norfolk & Norwich Festival commission

Joshua Sofaer makes art events, performances and exhibitions that often involve the participation of members of the public. He is interested in the way the ordinary and the overlooked can be visually spectacular, and believes that art can allow people to become more active citizens.

Win up to £10,000! Street Hunt is a kind of visual crossword puzzle, a treasure hunt where the riches are road names, a story emerging from the page, and your chance to win up to £10,000! A poem has been written with words from Norfolk road names. A book of photographs shows the street signs and their surroundings, but with the names removed. You have to work out what the streets are, using the emerging story of the poem to help you. The first person to submit a correctly completed book with all the right answers wins. The prize is the total cash fund from book sales, with a guaranteed

Reserve your copy of Street Hunt (£10) by purchasing a special voucher from the Festival box office. You can exchange your voucher for, or buy, a copy of the book from the Book Hive in London Street, Norwich, from midnight on Thursday 5 May. Sponsored by

Photo: Street Hunt © David Caines

“Joshua Sofaer… creates pieces that investigate serious ideas about our existence in the form of apparently simple public art events that grasp attention… These projects never result in empty gestures. They are popular without being trivial” Lyndsey Winship, Obscena Magazine, on Sofaer’s Viver a Rua


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“Ingenious... a mixture of pointed wit and serious insight” The Guardian, Exhibitions Preview 2011 Invisible Dust artists – HeHe, Liz Ballard, and Townley and Bradby – have collaborated with scientists from the School of Environmental Sciences at the University of East Anglia to make new art works. Invisible Dust is a dynamic, art and science collaboration, led by independent art curator Alice Sharp and Peter Brimblecombe, professor of atmospheric chemistry, aiming to promote a deeper understanding of climate change and the impacts of pollution. www.invisibledust.com

HeHe Plane Jam (ground emissions)s) Friday 6 – Saturday 21 May 11.00am – 5.00pm Norwich city centre For Plane Jam’s location, visit ww.nnfestival.org.uk/nnf11 Free When viewing a passing plane, high above the planet, air travel might seem a compatible and harmonious part of 21st-century living. This idea perhaps becomes less sustainable when watching aircraft take off or come in to land, when it’s harder to ignore the air and noise pollution. Parisian artist duo HeHe (Helen Evans and Heiko Hansen) are adding more aircraft to the skies above Norwich. Their fleet of craft, however, will be quieter and smaller than their giant cousins. The specially constructed mini-aircraft will travel between buildings in the city while emitting their own unique imitation vapour trails. Plane Jam takes a critical look at our low-cost flight culture. The work is part of the 2011 ‘Invisible Breath’ UK series of art works, highlighting the effects and the cost of air pollution on human health and the environment, and supported by the Wellcome Trust.

Liz Ballard Tracing water Saturday 7 May, 4.00pm onwards In the River Wensum downstream from Norwich Playhouse, St George’s Street. Best viewed from the riverside walk, behind Elm Hill and along Quayside. Free Liz Ballard’s contemplative installation in the River Wensum consists of melting luminous forms that gradually disappear yet simultaneously alter the river’s appearance. Ballard has developed the art work with hydrogeologist Dr Kevin Hiscock. The River Wensum is one of the UK’s most important chalk river habitats and, alarmingly, 99 per cent of its main river channel is in decline due to agricultural and industrial pollution. Tracing water encourages us to consider water as a finite resource and how the consequences of our actions are reflected in the natural surroundings. For information visit www.wensumalliance.org.uk

Top: HeHe Plane Jam, 2011; Bottom: Liz Ballard, 15 artists 15 days, firstsite, Colchester, 2009; Opposite page, left: Townley and Bradby, A game using hoops and a brand new road, 2009

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Townley and Bradby The Bowthorpe Experiment Friday 13 – Sunday 15 May Tours depart daily at 7.30pm from Chapelfield Gardens, and last 2½ hours. Bicycle essential Tickets £3 (concessions £2) Join an evening cycle tour and see the future of Norwich. The Townley and Bradby futuristic bicycle tour is no ordinary bike ride. Accompanying the tour will be a portable bikepowered cinema packed into a bike trailer (from Magnificent Revolution). The tour’s route will take it through sites where residents, planners and activists have responded to the challenges of collective urban living. The evening’s outing culminates on the western edge of the city where a short film will be projected onto the side of a building, creating both a public event and prophetic vision.

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London Fieldworks Spontaneous City Friday 6 – Saturday 21 May Eaton Park, Waterloo Park and Cow Tower, Norwich Free London Fieldworks was formed in 2000 by artists Bruce Gilchrist and Jo Joelson as an umbrella organisation for creative research and collaboration at the art, science and technology intersection. Typically, their projects engage with the notion of ecology as a complex inter-working of social, natural, and technological worlds.

Family workshops Saturday 7 – Sunday 8 May Chapelfield Gardens, Norwich

London Fieldworks’ Spontaneous City project will create three new commissions for the Festival, across the city’s public gardens, lesser known green spaces and urban corners. The project is a poetic and eccentric space creation experiment for birds; the sculptural ‘habitats’ are designed to contribute to their lifecycle, providing spaces for shelter, nesting or feeding. The interventions in the trees are assembled from hundreds of bespoke wooden bird and bug boxes reflecting the surrounding architecture, a metaphorical interplay between the condition of the animal and the human.

Artists and Scientists talk Monday 9 May 6.30-8.00pm Pierce Room, Assembly House, Norwich Free UEA scientists and artists Hehe, Liz Ballard and Townley & Bradby talk about their work.

Spontaneous City aims to bring high-quality art projects to Norwich’s public realm; raise awareness of the ecological and cultural value of urban green spaces; encourage an understanding of and an engagement with ecology; and create opportunities for community engagement and collaboration.

Related events

Science cafés will take place before and during the Festival. Performance/Run by other/other/other 12 noon, Sat 21 May starts outside the Forum; bring running shoes. For full details on events, visit the Festival website.


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Marc Camille Chaimowicz Jean Genet... ‘the Courtesy of Objects’ Friday 6 – Saturday 21 May 12 noon – 5.00pm (closed Sundays & Mondays) Gallery at Norwich University College of the Arts Free The Anglo-French artist Marc Camille Chaimowicz has been at the forefront of contemporary and performance art since the 1970s. Jean Genet... ‘the Courtesy of Objects’ is prompted by Chaimowicz’s pleasure over three decades in the life and writings of Jean Genet. The multi-media exhibition has its genesis in the artist’s Jean Cocteau, 2003 exhibition, also curated by Lynda Morris. At that time he discovered that Genet had visited Norwich in 1964 for the wedding of Jacky Maglia to the daughter of a Norwich railway policeman. Chaimowicz recently wrote for Picpus: “Jean Genet, in his fashion, loved Jacky Maglia. Jacky was the stepson of Genet’s lover Lucien Senemand. Genet was generally attracted to heterosexual men, often delinquents or petty criminals… and Jacky stole cars… Genet actively encouraged Jacky to take up motor racing and later managed his fledging career. In Norfolk he bought Maglia a Lotus Elan…They grew very close, travelling widely together and illicitly entering the US to cover the 1968 Chicago Democratic Convention for Esquire. Fame and critical success were suddenly and violently echoed by financial gain… Genet was at one point Gallimard’s highest-earning author… This having the converse effect in that the more rich and famous he became, the less he was able to write. For so long the outsider and now the literary celebrity, it was as though he felt alienated from his own unique and cherished sense of alienation.” The exhibition runs, in full, from Tuesday 19 April to Saturday 21 May. A NUCA and NNF co-commission Touring to Nottingham Contemporary 9 July to 2 October 2011


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Hubert Duprat Caddis, Crystal and Company Saturday 14 – Saturday 21 May Monday – Saturday 10.00am – 4.30pm Sunday 1.00pm – 4.30pm Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery Special exhibitions tickets £3.50 (adult), £3.00 (concessions), £2.60 (young people, 4–16) Norwich Castle will host the first major UK solo exhibition by French artist Hubert Duprat, whose enchanting sculptures and installations use natural and precious materials such as ivory, gold and flint. A number of his recent pieces will be shown alongside his best-known work with caddis fly larvae. Two new commissions will also be made, in response to the collections and context of Norwich Castle.  The exhibition will be accompanied by an extensive public programme, an international conference in collaboration with the Open University and Cambridge University, and a fully illustrated catalogue.

Top right: Detail of Untitled, 2008, Calcite Crystal (Iceland spar); Bottom left: Detail of Untitled, 2008, Magnetite; Bottom right: Trichoptera, 1980/ 2000, Caddis larvae and its case made out of gold and beads, length 2.5 cm. Photographer: Frédéric Delpech

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Basketry: making human nature Friday 6 – Saturday 21 May 10.00am – 5.00pm daily (closed on Mondays) Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts Tickets £4 (£2 concessions), £8 family admission (£6 concessions) Basketry: making human nature brings together traditional and contemporary basketry from Western Amazonia, North America, Oceania, Africa, Japan, south-east Asia and Europe. The exhibition reveals the extraordinary uses of basketry technology and asks us to consider its place in human culture. The exhibition features new commissions responding to the gallery spaces and themes, and spectacular contemporary art and design by leading artists including Dail Behennah, Mary Butcher, Ueno Masao and Lois Walpole. The exhibition runs, in full, from Tuesday 8 February until Sunday 22 May Basketry: making human nature is a Sainsbury Institute for Art (SIfA) project and has been developed by the Sainsbury Centre and the School of World Art Studies and Museology at the University of East Anglia. The exhibition has been curated by Professor Sandy Heslop. www.basketry.ac.uk Supported by

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Artist in Residence Tim Johnson Tuesday 3 – Tuesday 17 May Tim Johnson is an artist, photographer and basketmaker. During his residency, Tim will draw inspiration from the Basketry exhibition and British folklore traditions. Drop in to the Studio to talk to him and maybe get involved. Events Creative Studio: Hidden Talents Saturday 7 & Sunday 8 May, 10.30am – 4.30pm £100, £80 concessions; includes materials Booking essential; please call 01603 593199 Join Tim Johnson for an intensive two-day course, suitable for beginners: explore traditional and contemporary basketry techniques for making sculpture and costume. Basket Spectacular! Sunday 15 May, 1.00pm – 4.00pm Free, drop in any time Celebrate the work of regional, national and international basketmakers and artists with an afternoon of theatre and music, all themed around basketry.

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Sorrel Muggridge A Curious Meander Friday 6 – Sunday 8, Friday 13 – Sunday 15 & Friday 20 – Saturday 21 May 10.00am – 4.00pm each day Pull’s Ferry, Norwich

Screen Test Norwich Monday 9 – Saturday 21 May Fusion, The Forum, Norwich Free

A Curious Meander is a site-specific art work by Norwichbased artist Sorrel Muggridge. You are invited to join Sorrel and take a walk with the water, to become part of an installation art work floating on the river itself...

Inspired by Andy Warhol’s Screen Tests in the 1960s and the television series The X Factor, Screen Test Norwich is an opportunity for the city to represent and showcase its inhabitants. During the weeks leading up to NNF11, members of the public will be invited to come along with a piece of music and create a ‘living portrait’ that represents their personalities, their interests and the time they live in now.

“Everywhere water scribes our landscape, But how do these places and experiences affect the water as it takes its journey? If we could hear the unique journey-story of each drop of water, what would it tell?”

Each individual will be provided with the same blank canvas on which to perform, the services of sound and visual technicians, and an opportunity to discuss their screen test with guest artists and performance duo, Smalls-Murray.

Each weekend new stories will appear floating on the river, reflecting some of the walks taken the previous week.

To register your interest in taking part in Screen Test Norwich, email screentest@nnfestival.org.uk

Free Photo: A Curious Meander at Pull’s Ferry on the Rover Wensum © Adam Shawyer

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Simon Granger Friday 6 – Saturday 21 May 12 noon – 6.00pm daily OUTPOST Gallery Free Simon Granger’s paintings represent invented life forms that involve transformation and humananimal-machine hybrids. They can be compared with other constructed ‘virtual realities’, such as computer-generated imagery and 15th-century Italian and Flemish Renaissance painting. They also relate to the three-dimensional clarity of children’s toys. Simon Granger is a senior lecturer in fine art at Norwich University College of the Arts. The exhibition runs, in full, from Saturday 1 to Saturday 21 May. Simon Granger will give an artist’s talk on Tuesday 10 May at 6.00pm. OUTPOST is an artist-run gallery based in Norwich, founded in November 2004 with financial support from Arts Council England East, Norfolk County Council, Norwich City Council and Norwich Gallery. OUTPOST is committed to the uncompromising presentation of contemporary art, with a core programme of 11 exhibitions a year.

Adam Batchelor Way of Life Friday 6 May – Saturday 21 May 10.00am – 6.00pm (closed on Sundays) Norwich Arts Centre Free

A graduate of NUCA, Adam is garnering interest in his work from all over the world and is one of Norfolk’s most exciting emerging artists.

Top: Simon Granger, Animal 2; Bottom: Adam Batchelor, Liberty Bell

Adam Batchelor produces intricate, evocative drawings with a subtle political punch. His work explores the breakdown and conflict between humanity, the man-made and the natural world, and the transition of developing cultures, introducing themes of capitalism, consumerism and global issues into the mix.


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21 May – 5 June 2011 Norfolk Open Studios, one of the largest and most successful schemes of its kind in the UK, is led by Norfolk artists for the benefit of Norfolk artists. The programme offers them help and support in opening their studios, meeting the public and selling works of art. • Free entry to all studios

Museums at Night Special Saturday 14 May, 5.00pm – 10.00pm Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery Free, drop in at any time Norwich Castle is the spectacular setting for a night of entertainment and discovery. From chilling tales in the dungeons to tours of the battlements by twilight, this is a chance to explore the nooks and crannies of this fascinating building. Watch out for costumed characters, have a go at creative crafts, talk to curators from the Castle and the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts and get hands-on with a range of wonderful museum objects. Throughout the evening a mix of live music and performance will create a unique ambience for both adults and children to enjoy.

Photo: Andi Sapey

This Museums at Night Special has been organised by Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery and the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, in collaboration with the Norfolk and Norwich Festival. It is part of a wider programme of Museums at Night events taking place on 14 May at historic Norwich12 venues around the city, supported by Norwich HEART (Heritage Economic and Regeneration Trust). Contact www.heritagecity.org

• Explore the work of more than 300 local artists in their studios, which range from boats and outhouses to spare rooms and galleries • See the county’s emerging talent by visiting one of the NOS11 schools • Have a day out and visit one of the many art trails around the county • Chat with local artists about their work, techniques and inspiration • Learn new skills and see the artist at work • Buy or commission works of art • Free brochure available from the middle of April 2011

For your free brochure and more information, contact us: W: www.nnfestival.org.uk/openstudios E: info@nnfestival.org.uk T: 01603 877750


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For families

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NNF11 for families programme at a glance May

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11.00am – 5.00pm May Daze

Norwich city centre

All ages

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Sat 7 – Sun 8

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10.30am, 12.30pm Gramoulinophone & 2.30pm

Market Square, Great Yarmouth

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4.30pm & 6.45pm The Iron Man

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1.30pm, 4.30pm & The Iron Man 6.45pm

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11.00am, 3.00pm & 6.00pm

2 Dimensional Life of Her

Norwich Playhouse

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12 noon, 2.00pm & 4.00pm

That’s The Way To Do It!

Cromer seafront

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2.30pm & 4.30pm Round the World in a Tea Kettle

Norwich Puppet Theatre

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Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery

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Round the World in a Tea Kettle

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Professor Bumm’s Story Machine

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BabyO

The Garage

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As The World Tipped

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All venues are in Norwich except where stated – see map on p60

And another thing... Take a quick look through other sections of the Festival programme and you’ll find lots of great events for families

May Daze Sat 7 – Sun 8

See p8

The Iron Man Thurs 12 – Fri 13 See p33

Museums at Night Saturday 14 See p53

Book online at www.nnfestival.org.uk/nnf11

London Fieldworks Fri 6 – Sat 21 See p47


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The Black Sheep Professor Bumm’s Story Machine Saturday 7 – Sunday 8 May 11.00am & 2.00pm Norwich Playhouse All tickets £6 Family ticket £18 Suitable for ages 6+ When their Story Machine goes spectacularly wrong, Professor Bumm and his assistant Doctor Whee turn ideas from the audience into hilarious new stories. Following appearances on BBC1’s The Slammer and a sell-out run at the Edinburgh Festival, this crackpot hit comedy will have the whole family crying with laughter! The performance lasts approximately 65 minutes

“Full of clever word play, silly jokes and mad improvisations” The Guardian

Fleur Elise Noble 2 Dimensional Life of Her Saturday 14 – Sunday 15 May 11.00am, 3.00pm & 6.00pm each day Norwich Playhouse All tickets £6 Family ticket £18 Suitable for ages 7+

“Brilliant, provocative… stunning” The Herald, Scotland

Set in an artist’s studio, 2 Dimensional Life of Her imagines a rich, parallel world where drawings reproduce themselves, drift between surfaces and move in and out of three dimensions. You’ll be immersed in a world made of floor-to-ceiling projections, mesmerising animations and walls that simply peel away. Standing at the centre of this work of light and shadows, you will find your sense of reality teased and blurred. The performance lasts approximately 40 minutes

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For families

Principal Sponsor – National Express East Anglia

Theatre TINEOLA Round the World in a Tea Kettle Saturday 14 May, 2.30pm & 4.30pm Sunday 15 May, 11.30am & 2.30pm Norwich Puppet Theatre Tickets £8, children £6 Suitable for ages 3+

Experience the wonder of Edward Lear’s nonsensical humour in this entertaining puppet show, inspired by his tale of Kudykam and Tudytam who travelled around the world in a tea kettle. Accompanied by joyful music, our heroes visit a fantasy island with sleeping parrots, a fruit-drop tree and a bluebottle tower with bluebottle flies. The performance lasts approximately 50 minutes

Slung Low The Knowledge Emporium Tuesday 15 – Saturday 21 May 1.00pm ��� 5.00pm each day Closing performances Saturday 20 & Sunday 21 6.00pm Millennium Plain and Chapelfield Plain Free Suitable for ages 4+

Scottish Opera BabyO Thursday 19 – Saturday 21 May 10.30am, 11.30am & 1.30pm The Garage, Norwich Tickets £6 adults, £4 baby Suitable for babies aged 6–18 months old – we recommend one accompanying parent/ carer per child. Children over the age of 18 months and any additional adults will need to purchase a full-price ticket.

The Knowledge Emporium is an old fashioned sweetshop in a converted 1950’s airstream caravan. The Emporium trades in sweets, the sort you remember as a kid – bonbons, jelly beans, flying saucers, sherbet lemons. But The Emporium does not accept money. It only trades in knowledge. Throughout the week, you’re invited to The Emporium to share a secret, a fascinating fact, a favourite poem, a family recipe – whatever you

want – and enter it in The Big Book of Everything We Know. In return for your generosity, you can help yourself to some sweets. At the end of the week, Slung Low will create a performance solely formed of the knowledge shared by you and your fellow sweetlovers, celebrating the collective knowledge of our communities. Originally commissioned by The Gate Theatre

Babies respond to music from a very young age and BabyO is an ideal first musical experience. The show takes you and your baby into a magical secret garden full of busy bees, ducks and splashing fish where you’ll meet our singers and begin your special adventure. The show seamlessly combines music, sounds and words that babies can understand, helping to stimulate early language development. The performance lasts approximately 30 minutes

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Norwich, the perfect Festival playground

Photos: Drew Farrell (Scottish Opera), iStockphoto (Slung Low), Raphael Helle (Electric Hotel) and Visit Norfolk (Cathedral Close, Norwich Lanes)

If you’ve never been to Norwich and so never experienced the city at Festival time, then what are you waiting for? It’s time to come and play! Shortlisted for UK City of Culture in 2010, Norwich provides a superb stage for the Festival. With its historic city centre packed with atmospheric venues (most within easy walking distance of each other), Norwich really is the perfect festival playground. And when you’re not lapping up all that the Festival has to offer, there’s plenty more going on in the city to keep you fully occupied – a great range of shops to explore, shedloads of history and heritage to discover… and for a break from the action, the surrounding countryside and coast are simply stunning.

Getting to Norwich

By road Major trunk roads to the Norwich area are the M11, A11, A12, A140 (from London, the south, the ferry ports and the channel tunnel) and the A14, A47, A1/M1 (from the north and west).

Local hotel offers

If you’re looking for somewhere to stay during the Festival, visit our website for some fantastic special rates from the hotels and B&Bs below. Why not make a short break of your NNF11 experience and stay a few days to discover what this beautiful part of the UK has to offer? Hotels and B&Bs offering special Festival rates: Catton Old Hall B&B DeVere Dunston Hall The George Gothic House B&B The Grove B&B Holiday Inn Norwich City Hotel Wroxham Maids Head Hotel The Old Rectory Premier Inn Norwich City Centre Duke Street Premier Inn Norwich Nelson City Centre Sprowston Manor, A Marriott Hotel & Country Club Strattons Hotel, Swaffham Wedgewood House B&B

For more information on where to stay and what to do: Norwich Tourist Information Centre The Forum Millennium Plain Norwich NR2 1TF T: 01603 213999 (from outside the UK +44 1603 213999) F: 01603 213990 E: tourism@visitnorwich.co.uk www.visitnorwich.co.uk www.visitnorfolk.co.uk

By train Norwich railway station is in central Norwich, a five-minute walk from the city centre. National Express trains run to Norwich from London’s Liverpool Street Station every 30 minutes during the day. Journey time: 1 hour 50 minutes. A direct service also links Cambridge to Norwich. Journey time: 1 hour 10 minutes. By coach National Express coaches travel to Norwich from London and other major cities several times daily. London-to-Norwich journey time: around 3 hours. National Express Airport links London’s Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted airports to Norwich with a direct service up to 10 times a day.

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It’s your festival

Principal Sponsor – National Express East Anglia

It’s your Festival… so get involved! This year NNF11 is offering more opportunities than ever for local groups and individuals to take part. Take your pick from the opportunities listed below – we’ve provided details of where to go for more information... the rest is up to you! Become an NNF11 volunteer

Dine out with Alice

NNF Live

No previous experience is required, just plenty of enthusiasm and a ‘can do’ attitude to ensure everything runs smoothly.

The producers are looking for volunteer extras aged 16+, singers and six girls aged 6–16 to play Alice herself.

Share your NNF11 photographs and videos by posting them for all to enjoy via our NNF Live portal. Last year more than 800 photographs were submitted.

Sing with the Festival Chorus... If you sing in a choir, or have singing experience, why not join the Festival Chorus and perform alongside the English Chamber Orchestra? www.nnfestival.org.uk/nnf11 > Get Involved

Susie Thornberry: 020 7650 7611, artichoke@artichoke.uk.com

Join the Saxophone Massive Sax players: be one of more than 200 saxophonists to get NNF11 off to a memorable start at the Festival’s launch event. www.nnfestival.org.uk/nnf11 > Get Involved

…or the Voice Project Choir Join Norwich’s renowned open-access choir for its exciting NNF11 choral project, culminating in a performance in Norwich Cathedral. No previous singing experience required. info@voiceproject.co.uk

Book online at www.nnfestival.org.uk/nnf11

www.nnfestival.org.uk/nnf11 > NNF Live

NNF11 photography competition If you’re under 18, you could win a day out with a local journalist and see your picture enlarged and printed up on one of the display panels in Chapelfield Gardens in Norwich. www.nnfestival.org.uk/nnf11 > Get Involved

Photos: Sophie Laslett (Artichoke), Pierre Yves Le Meur (Saxophone Massive) and Daniel Syrett (The Iron Man)

www.nnfestival.org.uk/nnf11 > Get Involved


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Events for young people

Reaching out

A Day at the Festival

Children’s Choice Awards

Future Jobs

A chance for Norfolk schoolchildren to see an NNF11 performance or exhibition and take part in a workshop.

Children from City Academy, Norwich, will be roaming the Festival and devising their own NNF11 awards, culminating in an end-of-Festival ceremony at Norwich Playhouse (see p39 for details).

As part of Future Jobs, a governmentfunded scheme, ten long-term unemployed young people have been providing NNF11 with invaluable administrative support since February, increasing their prospects of finding permanent employment.

www.nnfestival.org.uk/nnf11 > Get Involved

English Chamber Orchestra Family Workshop Saturday 7 May 10.30am – 1.15pm Blackfriars Hall, Norwich Free Suitable for children 8+ Bring your instrument and join professional musicians from the ECO to play music that draws inspiration from themes found in Beethoven’s music. Roberta Wood: 01603 878286, roberta.wood@nnfestival.org.uk

Britten Sinfonia concert for schools A Day Out with Mr Big Friday 20 May 12.30pm – 1.40pm St Andrew’s Hall, Norwich Tickets £6

NNFLive

Sounds of the City Children from 10 Norfolk schools have been working with students on the University of East Anglia’s Music and Technology course to create a sound collage for this year’s NNF11 launch at Millennium Plain.

Seeing, Doing, Knowing – Creative Critics Children from Catton Grove Primary School and White Woman Lane Junior School will be developing their critical appreciation skills at NNF11 performances, mentored by Judith Mackrell (The Guardian’s dance critic). Their reviews will be showcased in the local media.

Media students from City College and Future Projects will have the opportunity to meet, film and interview NNF11 performers and have their coverage published online.

London Fieldworks As part of this special Festival commission, local artists will be working with the company to launch a unique community engagement programme based around the themes of bio-diversity and environmental awareness.

A matinée concert specifically created for KS1 students, in collaboration with presenter/composer Hannah Conway and award-winning children’s author and illustrator Ed Vere. Roberta Wood: 01603 878286, roberta.wood@nnfestival.org.uk

Graeae Theatre Company The Iron Man Workshops for special schools on 9, 10 and 11 May Roberta Wood: 01603 878286, roberta.wood@nnfestival.org.uk

Team East for Skills Team East for Skills is a unique volunteering programme preparing for the 2012 Olympic Games. Working with Creative Arts East, NNF11 will provide opportunities for 20 young unemployed people to gain new skills and experience.

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Festival map & venues

Principal Sponsor – National Express East Anglia

Venues (in Norwich unless otherwise stated) 01 Assembly

House Theatre Street, NR2 1RQ 3

02 Cathedral

of St John the Baptist Earlham Road, NR2 2PA

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Studios 112–114 Magdalen Street, NR3 1JD

Castle Museum & Art Gallery Castle Meadow, NR1 3JU

13 Norwich

Cathedral The Close, Tombland, NR1 4DH

Garage Chapelfield North, NR2 1NY

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Playhouse 42–58 St George’s Street, NR3 1AB

10 Hippodrome St George’s Road, Gt Yarmouth, NR30 2EU

Andrew’s Hall St Andrew’s Plain, NR3 1AU

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Peter Mancroft Church Millennium Plain, NR2 1QZ

15 Norwich

Theatre Royal Theatre Street, NR2 1RL

Please contact the Mississippi River Boat (Horning) Ltd on 01692 630262 for disabled access information

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Centre for Visual Arts University of East Anglia, NR4 7TJ

16 Sainsbury

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Booking information Book in person At the Theatre Royal box office, Theatre Street, Norwich NR2 1RL. Opening hours 9.30am–6pm, Monday–Saturday. Book online (24 hours) At www.nnfestival.org.uk/nnf11 or www.theatreroyalnorwich.co.uk Book by telephone 01603 766400 during box office opening hours (see times above). Book by fax Completed booking forms only to 01603 622777. Book by post Send completed booking forms only to: Norfolk & Norwich Festival Box Office, Norwich Theatre Royal, Theatre Street, Norwich NR2 1RL. Please make cheques payable to Norwich Theatre Royal and write the cheque-guarantee card number on the back. Charges No booking fees charged for any type of transaction. A £1 charge for postage is made on tickets mailed in advance. On the day Tickets for afternoon performances go off sale at Norwich Theatre Royal at 6.00pm the day before. Tickets for evening performances go off sale at Norwich Theatre Royal at 3.00pm on the day of the performance. Any remaining tickets will be sold on the door, 30 minutes prior to each event.

Access statement The Norfolk & Norwich Festival is a disabilityfriendly organisation. While it is our policy to be all-inclusive, some of our venues may not be fully accessible. Please refer to our map and venue listing information (also available online at www.nnfestival.org.uk/nnf11 ). If you require further information or a more detailed description, please telephone the Festival Office on 01603 877750. Festival Friends’ and Benefactors’ discounts Friends and Benefactors of the Festival are entitled to the following discount for the majority of Festival performances: • £1.50 off a maximum of 2 tickets (4 for dual Friends and Benefactors) per event Under-25s £5 tickets For all performances except children’s shows, at least 5% of tickets are available. Under-25 tickets can only be booked in advance and proof of age will be required at the performance. All ticket holders booked on this discount must be under 25. This concession is not available on the door of any event.

Refunds/exchanging tickets If you cannot use tickets you have already paid for, we can exchange them for another performance (7 days’ notice required). Alternatively, tickets can be offered for resale to personal callers where similar tickets are otherwise unavailable. To exchange or resell tickets, the originals must be returned to the box office. Either service is subject to a handling charge of £2. Data protection Norfolk & Norwich Festival and Theatre Royal Norwich Limited would like to add or retain your details on their marketing list to keep you informed about future events and developments. If you do not wish to receive this information, please tick this box

Large-print or audio version of this brochure available on request – telephone 01603 877750.

Go4Less Norwich City Council Go4Less card holders receive 10% off all ticket prices for the majority of events. Group rates For most NNF11 performances, book nine full-price tickets and get one extra free.

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Support the Festival

Principal Sponsor – National Express East Anglia

Show your support for NNF Did you know that the Norfolk & Norwich Festival is part of a registered charity? The Norfolk & Norwich Festival Trust was established in 1772 to present high-class arts for the cultural development of the city, county and country. The Festival receives its funding through from a number of different sources, one of which is the support generated by the Festival Friends and other membership schemes. By becoming a Festival Friend or Benefactor, or perhaps making an annual donation, you’ll provide invaluable support that enables us to develop our year-round programme of activities. You’ll also enjoy some fantastic benefits.

The Norfolk & Norwich Festival would like to thank all its Commissioning Circle members, Principal Partners and Benefactors for their generous support. Patron Sir Timothy Colman KG Vice Presidents Miriam Cannell Bryan Read Gordon Tilsley Commissioning Circle members Simon De-Lacy Adams and Robin Norman Nicholas and Caroline Dixey David Parry Roger Rowe Amanda Sandland-Taylor and Roger Holden

Become a Festival Friend today!

Membership starts from £20 per annum. Benefits include priority booking and ticket discounts. By becoming a Festival Benefactor, Principal Partner or a member of the Commissioning Circle, you’ll enjoy a wide range of benefits, plus invitations to special Festival events.

How do I join?

You can sign up for all the above schemes by visiting the Festival website and following the Support Us link. It’s also possible to become a Festival Friend in person or on the phone at the Festival box office, c/o Norwich Theatre Royal.

Principal Partners Simon De-Lacy Adams and Robin Norman Sir Nicholas and Lady Susan Bacon Mr Victor Brenner Nicholas and Caroline Dixey Frank and Di Eliel Brian Gott Mr John Howkins Lewis and Hilary Jarrett Mr R and Mrs W Jarrold Mr and Mrs R Martin Richard and Estelle Packham Frank and Sue Paice Mrs SV Pollok Amanda Sandland-Taylor and Roger Holden

Benefactors Kevin and Glenn Aikens Mr SH Back Mrs Lynn Biggs Mrs Caroline Chivers Mr J Colin Christopher Dicker Hazel Flavell Sally and Michael Fowler Mrs S Furnivall John and Jane Hawksley Ms Susan Jack Mr Antony and Mrs Ann Jarrold Maarten and Eva Kleiweg de Zwaan Christopher Lawrence Mrs J Leslie Mr and Mrs Peter Pank Mr and Mrs WB Pooley Roger Rowe Mr CP Smallpiece Gordon Tilsley Tim Townshend Ms M Whitworth And others who would like to remain anonymous

Book online at www.nnfestival.org.uk/nnf11

Festival suppliers Design East Publishing PrintAncient House Press plc Audio C3 Productions Lighting Luminaire Extraordinaire Power Pure Power Bar supply Adnams Spiegeltent Van Rosmalen Pianos Giller Pianos Backline John Henry’s Vehicles Holden Books The Book Hive Coffee The Window Costume Philip Browne Artists’ accommodation Premier Inn The Langtry Rooms The Maids Head Hotel 38 St Giles Number 17 Beeches Production staff Crew and sites manager  David Lloyd Rigger Tom Ratcliffe Spiegel boss Mikey Martins Lead crew Dhugal Harrison Pip Cotterill Carpenters John Eadon Richard Matthews Event managers Mark Denbigh Martha Turville-Petre Keith Hobday Kate Harrop Anita Grimwood Jenny Eason Kat Downes Bar manager Rob Howe Duty bar manager David Potter


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The Norfolk & Norwich Festival would like to thank the following organisations and individuals for their support and commitment: Principal Funders

Principal Sponsor – National Express East Anglia

MG Free programme sponsor

Print Media Partners

Broadcast Media Partners

Event Sponsors

Corporate Friends Platinum Archant, Blue Sky Leisure Gold Birketts LLP, The Forum Trust Silver Lovewell Blake, McTear Williams & Wood Supporters and funders

Trusts and foundations Geoffrey Watling Charity, Paul Bassham Charitable Trust, The Timothy Colman Charitable Trust

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Festival Diary Indoor venues Norwich Theatre Royal

Visual Arts

Spiegeltent

Principal Sponsor – National Express East Anglia

Fri 6 May

Strut & Fret 8pm p29 Beats & Pieces 10.30pm p19

Sat 7 May

Strut & Fret 8pm p29

Ragroof Tea Dance 12.30pm p28 Strut & Fret 8pm p29 Benoit Viellefon 10.30pm p20 Meow Meow 10pm p30

St Peter Mancroft Church Norwich Arts Centre Norwich Playhouse

For families

Sun 8 May

Syriana 8pm p21 Sierra Maestra 8pm p19

St Andrew’s Hall

The Black Sheep 11am & 2pm p55

The Black Sheep 11am & 2pm p55

Festival Chorus 7.30pm p11

EPIC Studios

Mehr Theatre Group 8pm p34

Mehr Theatre Group 8pm p34

The Garage

Ontroerend Goed 2–4pm & 7–9pm p33

Ontroerend Goed 2–4pm & 7–9pm p33

Ontroerend Goed 2–4pm & 7–9pm p33

May Daze 11am–5pm p8–9 Deabru Beltzak 10pm p6

May Daze 11am–5pm p8–9

Jazz Boat Horning 1pm & 3.00pm p20

Jazz Boat Horning 3pm & 5pm p20

Circus, Dance, Theatre Literature

Assembly House Norwich Cathedral Cathedral of St John the Baptist Norwich Puppet Theatre County indoor venues St Lawrence’s, South Walsham Auden Theatre, Holt St Nicholas, Great Yarmouth The Hippodrome, Great Yarmouth Outdoor venues Elsing Hall

Free Outdoor Events

Classical Music

Contemporary Music

Spiegeltent

Millennium Plain

Festival Launch: Saxophone Massive 5.30pm p6

Eaton Park Norwich city centre

Deabru Beltzak 10pm p6

County outdoor venues Cromer Great Yarmouth Southern Comfort riverboat (from Horning) Visual arts venues Fusion, The Forum NUCA

Jean Genet... ‘the Courtesy of Objects’ p48

Jean Genet... ‘the Courtesy of Objects’ p48

Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts

Basketry: making human nature p50

Basketry: making human nature p50

Norwich Arts Centre

Way of Life p52

Way of Life p52

OUTPOST

Simon Granger p52

Simon Granger p52

Simon Granger p52

Locations across Norfolk

Street Hunt p45

Street Hunt p45

Street Hunt p45

Locations across Norwich

Plane Jam p46 A Curious Meander p51 London Fieldworks p47

Plane Jam p46 A Curious Meander p51 Tracing Water p46 London Fieldworks p47

Plane Jam p46 A Curious Meander p51 London Fieldworks p47

Basketry: making human nature p50

Castle Museum & Art Gallery

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www.nnfestival.org.uk/nnf11 Mon 9 May

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Wed 11 May

Thurs 12 May

Fri 13 May Groupe Acrobatique de Tangier 7.45pm p37

Ragroof Tea Dance 12.30pm p28 Strut & Fret 8pm p29 Strut & Fret 8pm p29 Ragroof Tea Dance 12.30pm p28 Strut & Fret 8pm p29 Strut & Fret 8pm p29 Trixie Little 10.30pm p31 Orkestra del Sol 10.30pm p30 Bo Nanafana Social Club 7.30pm p31 Portico Quartet 10.30pm p22 Eliza Carthy 10.30pm p23 Navarra Quartet 7.30pm p11

Trevor Pinnock & Lucy Crowe 7.30pm p13

Kyle Eastwood Band 8pm p21

Ólöf Arnalds 8pm p22

Opera North Projects 8pm p12

Vivarum Studio 8pm p35

Vivarum Studio 8pm p35

Vivarum Studio 8pm p35

RAM 1pm p17

RAM 1pm p17

RAM St Lawrence’s, South Walsham 7.30pm p17

Bolshoi Symphony Orchestra Hippodrome, Great Yarmouth 7.30pm p12

Wendy Cope 7.30pm p42

RAM 1pm p17

Artichoke 7.30pm for 8pm p36

Artichoke 7.30pm for 8pm p36

Graeae Theatre Company 4.30pm & 6.45pm p33

Graeae Theatre Company 1.30pm, 4.30pm, 6.45pm p33

2 rien merci Great Yarmouth Market Place 10.30am, 12.30pm & 2.30pm p38 Screen Test Norwich p51

Screen Test Norwich p51

Screen Test Norwich p51

Screen Test Norwich p51

Screen Test Norwich p51

Jean Genet... ‘the Courtesy of Objects’ p48

Jean Genet... ‘the Courtesy of Objects’ p48

Jean Genet... ‘the Courtesy of Objects’ p48

Jean Genet... ‘the Courtesy of Objects’ p48

Basketry: making human nature p50

Basketry: making human nature p50

Basketry: making human nature p50

Basketry: making human nature p50

Way of Life p52

Way of Life p52

Way of Life p52

Way of Life p52

Way of Life p52

Simon Granger p52

Simon Granger p52

Simon Granger p52

Simon Granger p52

Simon Granger p52

Street Hunt p45

Street Hunt p45

Street Hunt p45

Street Hunt p45

Street Hunt p45

Plane Jam p46 London Fieldworks p47

Plane Jam p46 London Fieldworks p47

Plane Jam p46 London Fieldworks p47

Plane Jam p46 London Fieldworks p47

Plane Jam p46 A Curious Meander p51 The Bowthorpe Exp. p47 London Fieldworks p47

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For families

Visual Arts

Spiegeltent

Principal Sponsor – National Express East Anglia

Sat 14 May Groupe Acrobatique de Tangier 7.45pm p37

Sun 15 May Mariza 8pm p24

Mon 16 May Penguin Café 8pm p25

Strut & Fret 8pm p29 Trixie Little 10.30pm p31

St Peter Mancroft Church

John Williams & Richard Harvey 8pm p13

Norwich Arts Centre

Speak Easy 7.30pm p43

Speak Easy 7.30pm p43

Norwich Playhouse

Fleur Elise Noble 11am, 3pm & 6pm p55

Fleur Elise Noble 11am, 3pm & 6pm p55

Daniel Kitson 8pm p39

St Andrew’s Hall EPIC Studios

Mariano Pensotti 8pm p35

The Garage

Circus, Dance, Theatre Literature

Assembly House Norwich Cathedral

RAM 1pm p17 The Voice Project Choir 8pm p23

Festival Eucharist 10.30am

Theatre Tineola 2.30pm & 4.30pm p56

Theatre Tineola 11.30am & 2.30pm p56

Cathedral of St John the Baptist Norwich Puppet Theatre County indoor venues St Lawrence’s, South Walsham Auden Theatre, Holt St Nicholas, Great Yarmouth The Hippodrome, Great Yarmouth Outdoor venues Elsing Hall

RAM St Nicholas, Great Yarmouth 7.30pm p17

Artichoke 7.30pm for 8pm p36

Free Outdoor Events

Classical Music

Contemporary Music

Spiegeltent

Millennium Plain

Artichoke 7.30pm for 8pm p36 Slung Low 1–5pm p56

Slung Low 1–5pm p56

Eaton Park Norwich city centre County outdoor venues Cromer Great Yarmouth Southern Comfort riverboat (from Horning) Visual arts venues Fusion

Red Herring, Cromer seafront 12 noon, 2pm & 4pm p38 Jazz Boat, Horning 1pm & 3pm p20

Red Herring Cromer seafront 12 noon, 2pm & 4pm p38

Screen Test Norwich p51

Screen Test Norwich p51

Screen Test Norwich p51

NUCA

Jean Genet... ‘the Courtesy of Objects’ p48

Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts

Basketry: making human nature p50

Basketry: making human nature p50

Castle Museum & Art Gallery

Caddis, Crystal and Company p49 Museums at Night p53

Caddis, Crystal and Company p49

Norwich Arts Centre

Way of Life p52

OUTPOST

Simon Granger p52

Simon Granger p52

Simon Granger p52

Locations across Norfolk

Street Hunt p45

Street Hunt p45

Street Hunt p45

Locations across Norwich

Plane Jam p46 A Curious Meander p51 The Bowthorpe Exp. p47 London Fieldworks p47

Plane Jam p46 A Curious Meander p51 The Bowthorpe Exp. p47 London Fieldworks p47

Plane Jam p46 London Fieldworks p47

Book online at www.nnfestival.org.uk/nnf11

Caddis, Crystal and Company p49 Way of Life p52


www.nnfestival.org.uk/nnf11 Tues 17 May Kronos Quartet 8pm p14

Pichet Klunchun Dance Co 7.45pm p40

Festival Diary 67 Wed 18 May

Thurs 19 May

Staff Benda Bilili 8pm p26

Noriko Ogawa 7.30pm p15

Charlie Haden Quartet West 8pm p27

Jerome Bel & Pichet Klunchun 7.45pm p40

Simon Armitage & Glyn Maxwell 7.30pm p42

Fri 20 May

Sat 21 May

Ballet Nacional de España 7.45pm p41

Ballet Nacional de España 2.30pm & 7.45pm p41

Gretchen Parlato 8pm p27

Children’s Choice Awards 3.30pm p39

Britten Sinfonia 7.30pm p15 Mariano Pensotti 8pm p35

Mariano Pensotti 8pm p35 Scottish Opera 10.30am, 11.30am & 1.30pm p56 RAM 1pm p17

Scottish Opera 10.30am, 11.30am & 1.30pm p56

Scottish Opera 10.30am, 11.30am & 1.30pm p56

RAM 1pm p17

Jan Garbarek & Hilliard Ensemble 8pm p16

RAM Auden Theatre, Holt 8pm p17

Slung Low 1–5pm p56

Artichoke 7.30pm for 8pm p36

Artichoke 7.30pm for 8pm p36

Artichoke 7.30pm for 8pm p36

Artichoke 7.30pm for 8pm p36

Slung Low 1–5pm p56

Slung Low 1–5pm p56

Slung Low 1–5pm p56

Slung Low 1–5pm p56 Festival Finale: Wired Aerial Theatre 10.15pm p7

Tilted Productions Cromer Various p38

Tilted Productions Cromer Various p38

Tilted Productions Cromer Various p38

Jazz Boat, Horning 1pm & 3pm p20 Tilted Productions [& SUN 22] Cromer Various p38

Screen Test Norwich p51

Screen Test Norwich p51

Screen Test Norwich p51

Screen Test Norwich p51

Screen Test Norwich p51

Jean Genet... ‘the Courtesy of Objects’ p48

Jean Genet... ‘the Courtesy of Objects’ p48

Jean Genet... ‘the Courtesy of Objects’ p48

Jean Genet... ‘the Courtesy of Objects’ p48

Jean Genet... ‘the Courtesy of Objects’ p48

Basketry: making human nature p50

Basketry: making human nature p50

Basketry: making human nature p50

Basketry: making human nature p50

Basketry: making human nature p50

Caddis, Crystal and Company p49

Caddis, Crystal and Company p49

Caddis, Crystal and Company p49

Caddis, Crystal and Company p49

Caddis, Crystal and Company p49

Way of Life p52

Way of Life p52

Way of Life p52

Way of Life p52

Way of Life p52

Simon Granger p52

Simon Granger p52

Simon Granger p52

Simon Granger p52

Simon Granger p52

Street Hunt p45

Street Hunt p45

Street Hunt p45

Street Hunt p45

Street Hunt p45

Plane Jam p46 London Fieldworks p47

Plane Jam p46 London Fieldworks p47

Plane Jam p46 London Fieldworks p47

Plane Jam p46 A Curious Meander p51 London Fieldworks p47

Plane Jam p46 A Curious Meander p51 London Fieldworks p47

Book by phone on 01603 766400


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2011 Norfolk & Norwich Festival programme