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Jemma Mickleborough

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I often get asked what is my favourite show in this year’s Festival, or what are my top five recommendations. They are really hard questions to answer because, of course, I am excited about the entire programme for lots of different reasons. However, if you were to twist my arm I would have to say there are certain things not to be missed and worth taking the chance on. We all love the nights with big stars at the Theatre Royal or a world famous orchestra at St Andrew’s Hall but it’s often the names that you might not have heard of where you will find some real surprises... This year’s Festival has lots of those surprises. Whether it’s award-winning record producers performing special Festival collaborations (Joe Boyd, Dave Okumu and Javier Limón), a Norman church constructed from giant cardboard bricks (The People’s Tower), Cathedral Close transformed into an open air art gallery (The Last Travelogue ), or a sports hall at UEA converted to become an intimate theatre (Opus No 7) – the Festival transforms the places and spaces we are so familiar with the for rest of the year. We have kept ticket prices low (including a widening of our concessions policy) and have tried to make sure the schedule allows you to see as many shows as possible. So go on, take a chance on some of the less familiar, more curious sounding bits of the programme...

Alongside being one of the best international arts Festivals in the UK, we nurture and develop talent from the region, giving our own artists the opportunity to learn and grow and push their talents to new heights. Brilliant young theatre company curious directive premieres a new work with us for the second year in a row, and the unstoppable Voice Project continue to excite this Festival Director with the boldness of their vision for what a community choir can be. You can catch some of the region’s up and coming outdoor art and circus talent in our free outdoor programme and if

you want to see some of the region’s more avant-garde offerings head down to our Festival club – [Live] Art Club at Norwich Arts Centre. The Festival tries to bring lots of different communities together: audiences from all over the city and region for our free outdoor programme, crowds hitting the dance floor at a gig and artists from across the world sharing ideas and inspiration at the Festival club, cooking up new ideas for future collaborations. Festival time is a great melting pot of inspiration, ideas and, of course, entertainment. But this year it’s not just about professional artists. We’ve added an extra day to our programme and on Sunday 25 May we present It’s Your Festival, made possible with the support of Norwich Business Improvement District, where we are asking you to take centre stage and share with us your hidden talents! So if the arts are your hobby and your passion this is a chance for you to perform to a crowd in front of The Forum or even inside The Adnams Spiegeltent! Finally, as well as thanking all of our vital funders as I usually do at the end of my introduction, I wanted to give a special shout this year to an extraordinary partnership without which Norfolk would not have the resilient, world class arts offer that it does. Our principal funders Arts Council England, Norwich City Council and Norfolk County Council have worked together over the last 15 years to forge a vision for this region – a vision whose spirit and strength makes it possible for organisations like the Festival to continue to flourish despite huge cuts to public spending nationally. I also want to thank our sponsors and supporters who continue to give so generously to the Festival. I am delighted to be able to say that sponsorship has been on the increase this year and our friends in businesses and private donors across the region are continuing to help us sustain Norfolk & Norwich Festival as one of the best in the UK. William Galinsky, Artistic Director


Festival Highlights

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This ascending Brooklyn-based fusion band bring their energetic live set to the Festival.

SAFE HOUSE p9

DIE ROTEN PUNKTE p36

MICHAEL CLARK COMPANY p23

The Festival finale is a true spectacle, combining live aerialists with stunning projections.

Sibling rock stars Otto and Astrid Rot are back to take The Adnams Spiegeltent by storm with a set from their new album Kunst Rock.

Britain’s iconoclast of dance returns to Norwich with his newest work set to a soundtrack by Sex Pistols, Relaxed Muscle and Scritti Pollitti.

Youri Lenquette

CITY OF LITERATURE p28

TOUMANI DIABATÉ p15

Working with the Writers’ Centre, this year’s Festival celebrates Norwich’s status as England’s first UNESCO City of Literature.

The international music star’s kora playing is renowned for its ambition, beauty and technical panache.

Jake Walters

Andrew Wuttke

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Jasmine Robinson

SNARKY PUPPY

A measured mixture of humour and poignancy are present in these large-scale artworks.

Belinda Ealovega

STEPHEN BRANDES p26

Russia’s theatrical maestro Dmitry Krymov’s work of epic proportions is rarely seen in the UK.

Draw and Code

OPUS NO 7 p20

Tim Faust

Simon C.F. Yu

Natalie Cheban

Stephen Brandes: From the Last Travelogue of Albert Sitzfleisch (September 14th), digital collage, 2014

2014 FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS

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PHILHARMONIA ORCHESTRA p10 We welcome back the Philharmonia Orchestra to perform a repertoire including Shostakovich and Rachmaninov, accompanied by internationally renowned violinist Tasmin Little.

PIONEER p21 curious directive return with their new show, exploring mankind’s desire to travel to Mars.


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OUTDOOR

THE PEOPLE’S TOWER SATURDAY 10 MAY, THROUGHOUT THE DAY OUTSIDE THE FORUM, NORWICH In the days leading up to the Festival, people of all ages will come together to build hundreds of cardboard box bricks. On Saturday morning construction begins; French Artist Olivier Grossetête is the architect as these community builders work together, igniting imaginations and reminiscing on the childhood wonder of playing with an empty cardboard box. The structure slowly becomes a spectacle to behold as a sky-scraping tower emerges, creating a magnificent cardboard reflection of St Peter Mancroft Church. FROM 10am: COME AND WATCH AS THE GIANT STRUCTURE IS BUILT FROM 3pm: MARVEL AT THE FINISHED RESULT

FREE Produced by UZArts This performance has received a Mobility aid by the IN SITU network, in the frame of the META project. Villes éphémères which The People’s Tower is part of, has received a Creation aid by the IN SITU network, in the frame of the META project. The co-producers are: Lieux Publics (Marseilles, France), Košice 2013 – European Capital of Culture (Košice, Slovakia), UZ Arts (Glasgow, United Kingdom).This project has been funded with support from the European Commission (DGEAC – Culture programme)

Alan Dimmick

6pm: DELIGHT AS THIS CARDBOARD MONUMENT COMES TOPPLING TO THE GROUND

Lafarge Tarmac is the new sponsor of the Festival’s programme of free outdoor performances. This partnership allows us to bring inspirational world class performances from across Europe to our parks and open spaces, completely free of charge for communities across Norwich and Norfolk.

Jennifer Kilgour

Jennifer Kilgour

The outdoor programme is suitable for all ages. Enjoy!


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Conor Buckley

SATURDAY 17 MAY, 11am – 6pm & SUNDAY 18 MAY, 11am – 5pm, CHAPELFIELD GARDENS & OUTSIDE THE FORUM, NORWICH

A weekend of family entertainment and extraordinary performances will take over Chapelfield Gardens and Outside The Forum, on the middle weekend of the Festival. The acts below will be joined by many more, plus there will be delicious food and drink available so you can make a day of it.

Wet Picnic

ALL EVENTS ARE FREE!

Ramshacklicious

Lords of Strut

An ordinary, everyday dysfunctional family are trying to make ends meet, running an illegal burger van with more than questionable hygiene standards. United in their sense of isolation, their complicated mesh of codependency, lies and deceit is all that holds them together. Accompanied by a live soundtrack, Grime is a modern day soap opera told through puppetry, physical theatre, dance and circus.

SJ Knight Photography

THE ONLY WAY IS LORDS In a costume of fluorescent hi-tops and spandex unitards, wannabe celebs Famous Seamus and Sean-tastic perform to a soundtrack of guilty pleasures. Beneath the facade of absurd comedy and melodrama is a spectacle of gravity-defying acrobatics and awesome dance routines.

Acrojou

FRANTIC Frantic is an explosive and moving exploration of our relentless devotion to busyness. In this dynamic new work from one of the UK’s most exciting young circus companies, acrobatics and dance-theatre combine, choreographed around a unique structure. A Without Walls Commision. In partnership with Unit 101 At Corn Exchange, SeaChange Arts, and The Point, Eastleigh Co-commissioned by Without Walls, Brighton Festival, Hat Fair, Mintfest and Ageas Salisbury International Arts Festival

THE LIFT

Every day a million moments sweep past in the blink of an eye; snatched conversations, passing images, whispered encounters. But what would happen if you could capture these moments, and access them in one location. Welcome to The Lift. Step inside, choose a floor and prepare to be whisked away to another moment, with a set of characters that you don’t know, or maybe just didn’t ever notice. Co-commissioned by Without Walls, Mintfest and Hat Fair. Funded by Arts Council

DISS FAMILY DAY

FESTIVAL FINALE

FRIDAY 16 MAY, 3–8pm MERE PARK & TOWN CENTRE, DISS

Metro-Boulot-Dodo

On the middle Friday of the Festival we will be bringing a host of exciting performances to Market Day in Diss.

SATURDAY 24 MAY, 10pm ST JAMES DEVELOPMENT SITE, NORWICH

Extraordinary spectacles will brighten up your Friday. Acts will include Lords of Strut’s acrobatics and dance, Ramshacklicious’ physical theatre and Wet Picnic’s wonderful world of characters. Plus much more. Come and join us, it’s all completely FREE! Supported by South Norfolk District Council

GRIME

Free Outdoor Programme sponsor

The Only Way is Lords Frantic The Lift All events Saturday 17 & Sunday 18 May

LOOK OUT FOR A DETAILED PROGRAMME FROM EARLY MAY

A mysterious house has appeared. A figure emerges onto the roof and begins to share the house’s story. You will be taken on a surreal and poetic journey as rooms, memories and characters are revealed: from the perfect couple moving into their ideal home, to a child who imagines her surroundings as an enchanted castle, a teenager desperate to escape and an old woman who can’t leave.

A breathtaking finale also provides a spectacular close to the last Saturday of the Festival. Performance runs: 40 mins Please note that there is no parking at St James Development Site except for Blue Badge holders.

THE ASTRONAUTS’ CARAVAN

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This site-specific performance by the award-winning Metro-Boulot-Dodo creates an emotionally engaging spectacle during the closing weekend of the Festival.

Aerialists scale the walls and pound the streets as the house dramatically transforms into a variety of stunning visual backdrops, exploring the emotional space that lies between house and home.

Supported by Without Walls and Arts Council England. Co-commissioned through the ZEPA2 network

An amusing journey through space and time, cosseted in a caravan decked out in sumptuous 70s décor and sensitively piloted by two ex-astronauts. Will you experience weightlessness or see the Milky Way?

SAFE HOUSE

FREE Free Programme supported by

Artistic Direction by METRO-BOULOT-DODO. Produced by Event International. Aerial Design and Choreography by Wired Aerial. Animations by Draw and Code. Commissioned by Without Walls, Norfolk & Norwich Festival and Stockton International Riverside Festival. Co-commissioned by Brighton Festival, Greenwich+Docklands International Festival and Leicester City Council. With thanks to Draw and Code

THE GARDEN PARTY

Cecile Embleton

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Safe House Saturday 24 May


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FRIDAY 9 MAY, 7.30pm ST ANDREW’S HALL, NORWICH

Tasmin Little violin Andrew Gourlay conductor Shostakovich Festive Overture in A minor Op. 96 Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in E minor Op. 64 Rachmaninov Symphony No. 2 in E minor Op. 27

Benjamin Ealovega

A gleaming fanfare opens the 2014 Festival, as Shostakovich’s playful and energising Festive Overture starts with the thrilling sound of massed brass. It is a prelude to some of the most romantic and melodious music in the classical repertory, performed by the world-renowned Philharmonia. By turns poignant and full of joie de vivre, Mendelssohn’s enchanting Violin Concerto is a glorious showcase for one of the UK’s best-loved instrumentalists, Tasmin Little. The Philharmonia Orchestra takes centre stage for Rachmaninov’s richly textured Symphony No. 2, a huge tapestry of orchestral colour and sumptuous tone that sums up the composer’s genius for luxuriant, large-scale Romanticism.

‘Little can justly be regarded as Britain’s finest violinist’ The Independent

Performance runs: c. 100 mins (plus interval) Tickets £35, £30, £25, £20, £10, (£7 unreserved) Sponsored by

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The Sixteen

THE CHORAL PILGRIMAGE 2014: THE VOICE OF THE TURTLE DOVE MONDAY 12 MAY, 7.30pm NORWICH CATHEDRAL

John Sheppard (c.1515–1559) Gaude, gaude, gaude Maria William Mundy (c.1530–before 1591) Adolescentulus sum ego Richard Davy (c.1465–c.1521) O Domine caeli terraeque creator Sheppard Libera nos I & II Sheppard In manus tuas I Davy Ah, mine heart, remember thee well Sheppard In manus tuas III William Mundy Vox patris caelestis ‘The flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come, and the voice of the turtle dove is heard in our land.’ Song of Solomon 2.12 These Old Testament words sum up a sense of rebirth and rejoicing, just as the glorious flowering of Renaissance polyphony heralded a golden age of English music in the 16th Century. It is this legacy of exquisite and powerful vocal works that provides the focus of this year’s Choral Pilgrimage, the Millennium project that has become an eagerly anticipated annual event. Led by Harry Christophers, one of the world’s most innovative and respected early music ensembles performs a stunning programme of Tudor music whose melody and magnificence are ripe for rediscovery.

Molinavisuals

The Voice Project

CATHEDRAL CHOIR BY CANDLELIGHT

SOUVENIR

SATURDAY 17 MAY, 3pm, 5.30pm & 8pm HOLKHAM HALL

FRIDAY 23 MAY, 9pm NORWICH CATHEDRAL

The Voice Project Choir The Voice Project Quintet Sianed Jones, Rebecca Askew, Sian Croose, Jeremy Avis, Jon Baker

Ashley Grote conductor David Dunnett organ

Derek Scurll percussion

Poulenc Litanies à la Vierge Noire ‘Notre Dame de Rocamadour’ Quatre petites prières de Saint François d’Assise Duruflé Prelude et Fugue sur le nom d’Alain Op. 7, Requiem Op. 9

Bold as Brass Ensemble James Davison, Adam Chatterton trumpets Jamie Pimenta tenor trombone Yusuf Narcin bass trombone Jonathan Baker, Helen Chadwick, Orlando Gough and Karen Wimhurst composers Text by Esther Morgan and Tom Warner

The soaring, candlelit splendour of the Cathedral is the perfect setting for music rooted in sanctity and ritual, as the boys, girls and gentlemen of Norwich Cathedral Choir present a programme of 20th Century French choral and organ music.

Devised and directed Sian Croose and Jonathan Baker Souvenir is a new piece that follows The Voice Project’s previous Festival successes with Singing the City and Ideas of Flight. Focusing on memory and imagination, The Voice Project will animate parts of the house and grounds of Holkham Hall with singers both hidden and revealed in its unexpected corners and natural theatres; 100 years of memories and ideas set for over 100 voices. From the single soprano on the rooftop to the mass voices in the Marble Hall, this promises to be another inspiring performance from this award-winning company.

Poulenc is one of the last century’s greatest composers of religious music. Inspired by his profound faith, the Litanies à la Vierge Noire and the Quatre petites prières de Saint François d’Assise are pieces of transcendent spiritual power.

Performance runs: c. 75 mins (no interval) We are providing a bus service to Holkham from Norwich. Tickets are £6 each and can be purchased through the Box Office when you book your tickets for the performance. The bus will leave from outside Norwich Theatre Royal 90 minutes before each performance begins.

Duruflé’s Prelude et Fugue sur le nom d’Alain is a shimmering and compelling work for solo organ composed in memory of a friend killed in battle. The theme of remembrance is continued with his haunting Requiem, an elegant and powerful setting of the Mass for the dead that is perhaps Duruflé’s masterpiece.

This will be a promenade performance inside and outside Holkham Hall Tickets £16 Supported by Writers’ Centre Norwich

Performance runs: c. 75 mins (no interval) Tickets £12, £9, £6

Performance runs: c. 75 mins (plus interval) Tickets £25, £20, £15, £12 Sponsored by

Festival Media Partner

Norwich Cathedral Choir

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Philharmonia Orchestra Friday 9 May bottom left

The Sixteen Monday 12 May

Philip Sayer

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LOUIS LORTIE

Mahogany Opera Group

IN MEMORIAM SIR JOHN TAVENER

MONDAY 19 MAY, 7.30pm WYMONDHAM ABBEY

TUESDAY 20 MAY & WEDNESDAY 21 MAY, 7.30pm NORWICH PLAYHOUSE

FRIDAY 16 MAY, 8pm OCTAGON CHAPEL, NORWICH

The glittering range of one of the world’s great pianists is amply demonstrated in this star concert. Louis Lortie explores the full eloquence of keyboard music, from the spare, Baroque elegance of Couperin to the fiendish intricacies of Ravel. Couperin’s works for harpsichord are perfectly suited to piano performance, and here Lortie contrasts the delicacy of Les lis naissans with the stately Marche des Gris-Vêtus. Ravel’s Gaspard de la nuit is a pianistic tour de force inspired by poems of exoticism, mystery and the supernatural. The third movement, ‘Scarbo’, contains some of the most difficult piano music ever conceived, as Ravel admitted: ‘I wanted to make a caricature of Romanticism,’ he said. ‘Perhaps it got the better of me.’ Louis Lortie’s performances of Années de pèlerinage have received immense acclaim. The three suites are among Liszt’s most popular music; the first is inspired by actual and literary impressions of Switzerland. Performance runs: c. 75 mins (plus interval) Tickets £17 Supported by South Norfolk District Council

Josephine Knight cello Patricia Rozario soprano

Music by Hans Gruber Libretto by Rudolf Herfurtner English Translation by Amanda Holden

J.S. Bach Prelude, Allemande and Courante from Suite No. 1 in G major for Unaccompanied Cello BWV 1007 Tavener Akhmatova Songs for Cello and Soprano. Mahavakyas for Cello and Soprano J.S. Bach Sarabande, Minuets 1 & 2 and Gigue from Suite No. 1 in G major for Unaccompanied Cello BWV 1007 Tavener Chant

Frederic Wake-Walker director Geoffrey Paterson conductor CHROMA orchestra Cast Gillian Keith, Jessica Walker, Andrew Dickinson, Charles Rice, Sion Goronwy The opposite of love is sausage... Gloria is a pig looking for love. She falls for the butcher and is about to get the chop when Rodney the wild boar comes to her rescue. Amidst yodelling frogs, blues-singing cows, Hollywood hotdogs and a fascist rally in a pigsty, the porcine pair confront their narrow-minded society. Performed by five human sausages and a big band, this contemporary ‘cabaret opera’ takes a zany operatic sideswipe at far-right politics and mixes musical styles with anarchic abandon. Frederic Wake-Walker’s production, which sets the darkly comic piece in a burlesque butcher’s shop, combines sinister echoes of Orwell’s Animal Farm with the decadence of Kander & Ebb’s Cabaret.

Chris Huning

Couperin Les lis naissans, La marche des Gris-Vêtus Ravel Gaspard de la nuit Liszt Années de pèlerinage, Première année: Suisse

GLORIA – A PIGTALE

This commemoration of the late Sir John Tavener, one of the nation’s best-loved composers, brings together two of his closest associates to celebrate his music. Patricia Rozario forged a unique musical partnership with Tavener and he created more than 30 works for her, of which the Akhmatova Songs, written in 1993, was one of the first. Josephine Knight also inspired Tavener: Mahavakyas, a meditation he composed for her based on the four great statements of the ancient Upanishads texts, was one of his final pieces, completed shortly before his death last year. Mahavakyas was also inspired by the Sarabande from J.S. Bach’s Suite No.1, one of the best known of all cello works; it provides appropriate punctuation for Tavener’s magnificent, mysterious music.

Elias

piano

Performance runs: c. 60 mins (no interval)

Performance runs: c. 90 mins (no interval)

Tickets £15 & £12

Tickets £17 Co-produced by Mahogany Opera Group, Bregenz Festival and Buxton Festival

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Louis Lortie

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Josephine Knight, In Memoriam Sir John Tavener Narek Hakhnazaryan Friday 23 May

Gloria – A Pigtale

Tuesday 20 & Wednesday 21 May

NAREK HAKHNAZARYAN

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

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FESTIVAL CHORUS

OXANA SHEVCHENKO

SUNDAY 18 MAY, 7.30pm ST ANDREW’S HALL, NORWICH

FRIDAY 23 MAY, 7pm NORWICH PLAYHOUSE

David Parry conductor Louis Lortie piano Susanna Hurrell soprano Richard Burkhard baritone

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Beethoven 7 Variations for cello and piano in E-flat major on Mozart’s ‘Bei Männern’, WoO 46 Schumann Fantasiestücke Op. 73 Tchaikovsky Nocturne for cello and piano Op. 19 No. 4 Pezzo capriccioso Op. 62 Shostakovich Cello Sonata in D minor Op. 40 Rachmaninov Vocalise Op. 34, No. 14 Rostropovich Humoresque Op. 5 Since bursting onto the international scene as the winner of the hugely prestigious Tchaikovsky Competiton in 2011, this Armenian cellist has quickly established himself as one of the most exciting instrumentalists of his generation. Following appearances with major orchestras worldwide, he makes his Festival debut in partnership with the Kazakh pianist Oxana Shevchenko, also a prizewinner (Accompanist Prize) at the 2011 Tchaikovsky Competition. These two virtuosi perform a programme of full-blown Romanticism with a Russian bias. From the charm and grace of Beethoven’s variations on a duet from Mozart’s The Magic Flute to the intricacies of the Humoresque by the great Russian cellist Rostropovich, this is music of intense feeling, melody and technical audacity.

‘His command of the instrument is extraordinary, and he is clearly going places. He is an assured, flamboyant, old-school Romantic’ Los Angeles Times

Performance runs: c. 65 mins (plus interval) Tickets £15

Elgar Enigma Variations Ravel Piano Concerto for the Left Hand Vaughan Williams Dona nobis pacem As the nation remembers the events of 1914, one of the UK’s leading orchestras joins forces with the Festival Chorus and a stunning line-up of soloists to perform an unforgettable programme pondering the legacy of war. The grand and confident Enigma Variations includes the immortal ‘Nimrod’, the unofficial anthem of national remembrance. Soulful and richly textured with passages of jazz-tinged exuberance, Ravel’s Piano Concerto for the Left Hand was composed for the Austrian pianist Paul Wittgenstein, who lost his right arm in the war. As the clouds of another great conflict loomed, Vaughan Williams composed his cantata Dona nobis pacem (‘Grant us peace’), drawing on Biblical, liturgical, political and poetical texts to make a heartfelt plea for peace.

‘A world-class orchestra’ The Times Pre-show talk at 6.15pm with David Parry and Roger Rowe, free to ticket holders Performance runs: c. 92 mins (plus interval) Tickets £35, £30, £25, £20, £10, £7 Supported by The Festival’s Ensemble and Producers


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Mike Westbrook

THE WESTBROOK BLAKE

JAVIER LIMÓN & MAGOS HERRERA

MADELEINE PEYROUX

TOUMANI DIABATÉ

SATURDAY 10 MAY, 9pm ST PETER MANCROFT CHURCH, NORWICH

MONDAY 19 MAY, 8pm NORWICH PLAYHOUSE

TUESDAY 20 MAY, 8pm NORWICH THEATRE ROYAL

THURSDAY 22 MAY, 8pm NORWICH THEATRE ROYAL

A rare chance to see Mike Westbrook’s legendary settings of William Blake’s powerful poetry. Originally commissioned in 1971 for the National Theatre production of Adrian Mitchell’s Tyger, the work has been performed throughout Europe and in New York and Australia, by a succession of Westbrook ensembles. With Mike Westbrook on piano, the line-up for this performance will include vocals from Kate Westbrook and John Winfield, Steve Berry on double bass, Billy Thompson on violin and accordionist Karen Street.

Javier Limón has produced a string of great albums by Mariza, Paco de Lucia and Buika, and now he’s so fired up by the great Mexican singer Magos Herrera that he’s decided to tour with her. This is their only appearance together outside London. Herrera’s smoky, emotional voice envelops the intense spirit of Limón’s flamenco guitar – there’s a powerful melodic spirit that is evoked when the two take the stage together. On their forthcoming album Almost Blue, they take a radically new approach to masters like Miles Davis, Chet Baker and Caetano Veloso.

From busking on the streets of Paris, aged sixteen, to mainstream recognition, the song has always been at the heart of genre-blending singer Madeleine Peyroux’s performance.

Toumani Diabaté will follow up his critically acclaimed AfroCubism appearance with his son Sidiki in a further collaboration, celebrating the release of their new album Toumani & Sidiki. In the first half, they have invited cellist Philip Sheppard to play a special short set, to counterpoint their kora duets.

William Blake was born in Soho in 1757. A poet and artist regarded in his lifetime as eccentric and politically dangerous, Blake is now acknowledged as one of the great visionaries in British art whose work resonates strongly in the 21st Century.

+ Serafina Steer

With a voice that has drawn comparison with Billie Holliday, Peyroux is an insightful interpreter, with an impeccable choice of material. Following a string of sold out UK dates last autumn, she comes to the Festival as part of her re|creation tour performing renditions of old classics and interpretations of contemporary songs.

Performance runs: c. 90 mins (no interval)

‘The enigmatic Madeleine Peyroux had a packed house eating out of her hand’ Evening Standard

Tickets £16

Performance runs: c. 120 mins (plus interval) Tickets £25, £21, £16, £10, £6.50

+ Philip Sheppard

‘A historic night for Toumani Diabaté, the world’s most celebrated kora exponent ... the event was dominated by three remarkable kora duets from Toumani and Sidiki. Their encore, introduced as a plea for peace in Mali, was the finest Toumani collaboration I have heard since his classic work with Ali Farka Touré’ The Guardian Performance runs: c. 105 mins (plus interval)

LAVINIA MEIJER

plays Ludovico Einaudi and Philip Glass SATURDAY 24 MAY, 9.30pm ST PETER MANCROFT CHURCH, NORWICH Harpist Lavinia Meijer transcribed and recorded some of Philip Glass’ music, and saw the result rise to the top of the Dutch rock charts. Continuing to push at the boundaries, and explore the limits of her chosen instrument, she has turned her attention to the works of renowned pianist and composer Ludovico Einaudi, working with Einaudi to reshape his compositions for harp and recording them for her new album Passaggio – Einaudi by Lavinia.  This concert will take full advantage of the special acoustic at St Peter Mancroft.

HUGH MASEKELA + Andy Sheppard

WEDNESDAY 21 MAY, 8pm NORWICH THEATRE ROYAL One of the most charismatic figures in South African culture, Hugh Masekela has become a living legend since he first picked up a trumpet half a century ago. His soaring, joyful trumpet sound brims with the warmth of jazz and funk and bristles with the urban sounds of the townships, creating vivid portraits of the struggles and the sorrows, the joys and passions of his country. In the first half Andy Sheppard will make a welcome return to the Festival with a solo set.

‘a musician of phenomenal grace and power’

Performance runs: c. 90 mins (no interval)

The Independent

Tickets £15, £12, £9, £6

Performance runs: c. 120 mins (plus interval) Tickets £26.50, £22.50, £16.50, £6.50

Tickets £25, £21, £16, £10, £6.50

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‘Perhaps the greatest work in all British jazz’ Independent on Sunday

Performance runs: c. 80 mins (no interval)

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Tickets £18, £15, £12, £9

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Hugh Masekela Wednesday 21 May centre

Toumani Diabaté Thursday 22 May right

Lavinia Meijer

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Youri Lenquette

Don’t forget to look at The Adnams Spiegeltent section (p34–37) too, where there is live music every night; [Live] Art Club also includes a gig by The Neutrinos (p24). And City of Literature is hosting a musical legend, with Ray Davies talking about his autobiography (p28).

Brett Rubin

Saturday 24 May


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SNARKY PUPPY

+ Shabaka Hutchings – The Comet is Coming!

JOE BOYD & OLIVIA CHANEY Songs & Stories

FRIDAY 9 MAY, DOORS 8pm OPEN, NORWICH

THURSDAY 15 MAY, 8pm NORWICH PLAYHOUSE

Seamlessly fusing a reverential knowledge of musical tradition with constant innovation, Snarky Puppy have leapt from underground secret to international fame.

As a record producer, Joe Boyd’s list of credits goes back to Pink Floyd, Nick Drake, Fairport Convention and the Incredible String Band. Later he travelled the world for his legendary Hannibal label, to Mali, Cuba, Brazil and Bulgaria in search of talent, and produced REM, Taj Mahal and Kate & Anna McGarrigle. His book White Bicycles: Making Music in the 1960s provides an anecdote-filled view of that formative decade.

Their music ranges from raw funk and soul through to lyrical melodies and lush harmonies; over the last four years, they have gained a reputation for live shows that are unparalleled in energy and this gig promises to kick off the Festival with a true party vibe.

‘The unstoppable Snarky Puppy sound as if they’ve absorbed and reinvented almost the entire history of jazz fusion’ The Guardian Performance finishes: c. 11pm 15+ accompanied by an adult Tickets £15 Sponsored by

DAVE OKUMU & THE INVISIBLE WITH SHINGAI SHONIWA Stars Align

At talks and readings, Boyd has invited singers to illustrate events with their own interpretation of the music he writes about. Last year, he brought the then little-known Olivia Chaney to sing a Nick Drake and a Molly Drake song at an event in London – she dazzled him and the audience with her interpretation and he has invited her to join him again. Boyd’s anecdotes and readings from White Bicycles will be interspersed with Chaney’s affectionate take on songs by Nick Drake, Sandy Denny and others Boyd has worked with.

PHRONESIS TUESDAY 20 MAY, 8pm DISS CORN HALL Life To Everything is the vibrant title of the forthcoming album from Phronesis, who kick off a national tour with this special Festival show. Bassist Jasper Høiby leads a stunning trio that represents everything that’s exciting about live jazz – a propulsive groove-driven sound that is utterly accessible despite its underlying complexity.

S.CAREY FROM BON IVER + Rue Royale

WEDNESDAY 21 MAY, DOORS 8pm NORWICH ARTS CENTRE

‘The most electrifying experience to be had in British jazz’ The Telegraph

Sean Carey is best-known as the musical mainstay of Bon Iver, but while Justin Vernon is off the road, he’s releasing his own album Range of Light and playing a few special shows including the Festival date.  The album title is inspired by California’s Sierra Nevada mountain range, and the music offers a dazzling array of light and shade, drawn from Carey’s love of jazz, modern classical and Americana.

Performance runs: c. 90 mins (plus interval)

Performance finishes: c. 11pm

Tickets £12

Tickets £16

Supported by South Norfolk District Council

‘Enthralling and vivid’ Hanif Kureshi on White Bicycles in the New Statesman

Performance runs: c. 90 mins (no interval) Tickets £16

SUNDAY 11 MAY, DOORS 8pm OPEN, NORWICH

After winning the Mercury Music Prize with Jessie Ware, Dave Okumu has spent the last year working with Paloma Faith and producing Shingai Shoniwa’s new album. 

‘Shingai Shoniwa is a living, breathing manifestation of the rock & roll spirit, with a voice that is equal parts Iggy Pop and Billie Holiday’ Rolling Stone Performance finishes: c. 11pm

Shingai Shoniwa Sunday 11 May

15+ accompanied by an adult Tickets £15

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S.Carey Wednesday 21 May

Cameron Wittig

This Festival premiere brings together Shingai Shoniwa from The Noisettes with Mercurywinning producer Dave Okumu and his Ninja Tune band The Invisible. Through this special collaboration, Okumu and Shoniwa will explore their shared African roots.  


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Haydn String Quartet Op. 76 No. 3 ‘Emperor’ Janáček String Quartet No. 1 ‘Kreutzer Sonata’ Schubert String Quartet No. 15 in G major D887

‘Doric String Quartet perform Haydn’s music with spirit, wit and sophistication … Haydn and the Doric are a perfect match’

Once again we welcome a cohort of rising stars for the ever-popular series of concerts performed by members of the Royal Academy of Music. This series has become an important feature of the Festival in recent years, offering standout performances of works both classic and contemporary, both familiar and ripe for discovery. These are the names to look out for; remember, you heard them here first!

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Hailed for its fresh approach and depth of interpretation, the Doric String Quartet has established itself as one of the most dynamic of the new generation of chamber music ensembles. This programme, spanning almost the entire history of the string quartet, provides the perfect opportunity to experience the full range of its eloquent artistry. Haydn is known as ‘the father of the string quartet’, and the ‘Emperor’ quartet is from the last set he composed. Written a generation later, Schubert’s last quartet, No. 15, is chamber music on a massive scale, an outpouring of intense emotions. Between the two, Janácˇek’s first string quartet is a passionate study of psychological drama inspired by the heroine of Tolstoy’s story The Kreutzer Sonata.

Performance runs: c. 90 mins (plus interval)

BERNADEL QUARTET

DECO ENSEMBLE

SUNDAY 11 MAY, 4pm OCTAGON CHAPEL, NORWICH

TUESDAY 20 MAY, 1pm MUSIC ROOM, ASSEMBLY HOUSE, NORWICH

SATURDAY 24 MAY, 1pm MUSIC ROOM, ASSEMBLY HOUSE, NORWICH

Antonia Kesel violin Cecilia Bignall cello Olga Jørgensen piano

William Melvin, Cassandra Hamilton violin Richard Waters viola Abigail Hyde-Smith cello

Schnittke Piano Trio Ravel Piano trio in A minor

Schubert String Quartet No. 12 in C Minor D. 703, ‘Quartettsatz’ Haydn String Quartet No. 62 in C Major Op. 76 No. 3, ‘Emperor’ Shostakovich String Quartet No.11 in F Minor Op. 122

Sabina Rakcheyeva violin Bartosz Glowacki accordion Ricardo Gosalbo piano Rob Luft guitar Elena Marigomez double bass

Formed in November 2012, The Jorgensen Trio has already toured Norway and performed throughout London. Here it presents a programme of 20th Century works: Schnittke’s Piano Trio, composed in 1985 to commemorate the centenary of the birth of Alban Berg and spiked with pain and longing as it looks back to Schubert and Mozart; and Ravel’s Piano Trio, a technically formidable masterpiece that celebrates its own centenary this year. Performance runs: 60 mins (no interval) Tickets £8 & £6

NOTUS WINDS

George Garnier

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Performance runs: 60 mins (no interval)

THURSDAY 15 MAY, 1pm MUSIC ROOM, ASSEMBLY HOUSE, NORWICH

Tickets £8

Charlotte Ashton flute Eleanor Tinlin oboe Jordan Black clarinet Jonathan Davies bassoon Carys Evans horn

EVELYNE BEREZOVSKY

Harrison Birtwistle Five Distances Cambini Wind Quintet 3, mvt II Norman Hallam Dance Suite Françaix Quintet No. 2 Ronaldo Miranda Variacoes Serias Ligeti 6 Bagatelles Piazzolla Libertango

Tickets £15 & £12

Fresh from success as the winner of the 2013 Royal Greenwich Intercollegiate String Quartet Competition, the Bernadel Quartet performs works by three supreme masters of the string quartet: Haydn’s ‘Emperor’ quartet quotes from a tune now used for the German national anthem; Schubert, whose ‘Quartettsatz’ is the powerful first movement of a quartet that he never completed; and Shostakovich, whose String Quartet No. 11 is a dark and tragic late work.

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Piazzolla Escualo, Fugata Sabina Rakcheyeva Hizaj Piazzolla Michelangelo 70 Gustavo Beytelmann Encuentro Piazzolla Contrabajisimo, Mumuki, Concierto para Quinteto, Libertango Inspired by the glamour and confidence of the Art Deco movement, the Deco Ensemble is a brand new ensemble that mixes musicians of varying cultural and musical backgrounds: its repertoire is an exuberant and seductive combination of jazz, classical, contemporary and folk music, rich in poignant harmonies, bold rhythms and lavish ornamentations. The Ensemble’s programme, with its international slant and world music influences, perfectly encapsulates the vigour and cosmopolitanism of this exciting new group. Performance runs: 60 mins (no interval) Tickets £8

THURSDAY 22 MAY, 7.30pm MUSIC ROOM, ASSEMBLY HOUSE, NORWICH

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TUESDAY 13 MAY, 7.30pm OCTAGON CHAPEL, NORWICH

THE JORGENSEN TRIO

Maarit Kangron

ROYAL ACADEMY OF MUSIC CONCERT SERIES

Beethoven Les Adieux No.26 op.81 in E-flat major             Ravel Valse Nobles et Sentimental op.77                            Chopin Barcarolle in F-sharp major                           Rachmaninov Corelli variations op.42    

The five musicians who make up Notus Winds are developing successful solo careers, but it is as an ensemble that they are making the biggest impact with their dedication to contemporary music and the less familiar wind repertoire. In this concert the tone is generally lively: evoking 18th Century elegance with Cambini’s sprightly Wind Quintet and setting toes tapping with Piazzolla’s steamy Libertango and Norman Hallam’s playful Dance Suite, Notus Winds demonstrates the delightful versatility of the wind quintet sound.

An acclaimed soloist since the age of seven, Evelyne Berezovsky won the prestigious International Lagny-sur-Marne International Piano Competition in 2012. Her programme for this concert opens with Beethoven’s ‘Les Adieux’ sonata, acknowledged as exceptionally challenging, both technically and emotionally. Ravel’s suite of 11 waltzes is an intoxicating blend of musical impressionism and modernism while the surge of melody in Chopin’s Barcarolle is romantic and wistful by turns. Finally, Rachmaninov’s set of variations offers a more restrained aspect of his ultraRomantic style.

Performance runs: 60 mins (no interval)

Performance runs: 60 mins (no interval)

Tickets £8

Tickets £10

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The Jorgensen Trio Sunday 11 May

Viktor Sugeng

DORIC STRING QUARTET

Beatrice Stelzmuller

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Notus Winds Thursday 15 May

Bernadel Quartet Tuesday 20 May

Evelyne Berezovsky Thursday 22 May

Deco Ensemble Saturday 24 May

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Dmitry Krymov Lab

OPUS NO 7

WEDNESDAY 14 – SATURDAY 17 MAY, 7.30pm UEA SPORTSPARK, NORWICH Considered one of Russia’s most influential directorial voices, Dmitry Krymov and his collaborators devise deeply moving, visually majestic theatrical experiences. Rarely seen in the UK, his work conjures beguiling images of epic proportion from simple materials. We are delighted to be bringing Krymov’s extraordinary Opus No 7 to the Festival as one of only four UK appearances. Seated up close and personal on the stage, audiences enter a world of transformation where objects, sounds and people can change in the blink of an eye. Depicting the oppression of Soviet Jews – followed by the censorship of

curious directive

Shostakovich under Stalin, Opus No 7 sees larger-than-life puppets, duelling pianos, living walls and blizzards of newsprint form part of a genre-defying double bill.

PIONEER

World Premiere

Post-show talk on Friday 16 May with Dmitry Krymov and Festival Director William Galinsky, free to ticket holders

MONDAY 12 – WEDNESDAY 14 MAY, 7.30pm NORWICH PLAYHOUSE

Performance runs: c. 120 mins (plus interval)

Norfolk-based ensemble curious directive return to the Festival following last year’s extraordinary production The Kindness of Strangers, set in the back of a moving ambulance. This year they will be telling the story of the first mission to Mars.

Performed In Russian with surtitles This will take place inside a theatre created especially for the event Tickets £18 Tour produced by LIFT in partnership with Brighton Festival, Norfolk & Norwich Festival, The Barbican and Northern Stage with support from the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation

A maverick Dutch space flight director, far from home, contemplates an error which will cost her everything. An international team is assembled to venture the 52 million miles across our vast solar system. Pioneer is a life-affirming tale about mankind’s desire to reach towards another planet.

Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England Supported by the British Council An Official UK–Russia Year of Culture 2014 Event

Using a breathtaking combination of video design, movement and staging, Pioneer takes the audience on a whirlwind journey through a deep sea simulation chamber, nightclubs, mission control and back to the shores of Norfolk.

JOHN HURT IN CONVERSATION WITH JOHN GRANGER

David Leddy

LONG LIVE THE LITTLE KNIFE FRIDAY 9 MAY, 7.30pm, DISS CORN HALL SATURDAY 10 MAY, 2.30pm & 7.30pm, THE GARAGE, NORWICH SUNDAY 11 MAY, 7.30pm, LODDON & CHEDGRAVE JUBILEE HALL MONDAY 12 MAY, 7.30pm, ST GEORGE’S THEATRE, GREAT YARMOUTH TUESDAY 13 MAY, 7.30pm, WYMONDHAM & DISTRICT EX-SERVICES & SOCIAL CLUB

SUNDAY 18 MAY, 6pm NORWICH PLAYHOUSE Festival Director William Galinsky, will chair this discussion between acclaimed actor John Hurt and the man who inspired his route into acting. The conversation will reminisce on a school play that began Hurt’s interest in drama and the lessons he carried with him to RADA and beyond. Granger, who taught Hurt at Lincoln School, will talk about his own theatrical career, including his long acquaintance with Norwich’s Maddermarket Theatre. The two men renewed their acquaintance when Hurt moved to Norfolk.

Written and directed by ‘theatrical maverick’ (Sunday Times) David Leddy, Long Live The Little Knife is a dynamic, absurd and uplifting theatre piece. Liz and Jim are small-time conartists who need £250,000 to buy their way out of a turf war over fake vintage handbags. Their mission is to be the greatest art forgers in the world. There’s only one problem. They can’t paint. This boisterous caper finds the incongruous connections between verbatim theatre, free-market economics, the psychology of ‘truth’ and a castrated labradoodle in a classic Chanel clutch bag.

A wonderful opportunity to learn more about Norwich’s theatrical history and the inspiration behind the career of one of the UK’s finest actors.

Performance runs: c. 70 mins (no interval)

Performance runs: c. 60 mins (no interval)

Tickets £12

‘Dazzling… Wild… Hugely enjoyable…’ ****Lyn Gardner, The Guardian Suitable for ages 12+ (12–15 year olds must be accompanied by an adult) Supported by South Norfolk District Council

Tickets £10

‘Jack Lowe and his ensemble continue to push boundaries and fire imaginations’ The Metro Post-show talk on Tuesday 13 May with Pioneer Director Jack Lowe, Festival Director William Galinsky and others, free to ticket holders Performance runs: c. 70 mins (no interval) Tickets £10

Opus No 7 Wednesday 14 – Saturday 17 May

A curious directive, Norfolk & Norwich Festival and Watford Palace Theatre co-production Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England Supported by the Wellcome Trust and Norfolk County Council

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David Leddy Friday 9 – Tuesday 13 May


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Circa

MICHAEL CLARK COMPANY

UK Premiere

SATURDAY 24 MAY, 7.30pm NORWICH THEATRE ROYAL

S

animal / vegetable / mineral

SUNDAY 18 & MONDAY 19 MAY, 8pm NORWICH THEATRE ROYAL

Hailed as ‘British dance’s true iconoclast’, Michael Clark creates work that combines his classical integrity with a more complex, contemporary sensibility, embracing virtue and vice, abandon and control, grace and embarrassment.

After the sell-out success of How Like An Angel and Beyond, Circa return to the Festival with their newest, award-winning show.

Michael Clark Company returns to Norwich with this latest work that continues Clark’s history of close collaboration with contemporary artists, designers and musicians. The work is set to a soundtrack by artists including Sex Pistols, Relaxed Muscle and Scritti Politti and includes lighting design from Charles Atlas and costumes by Stevie Stewart.

On a floating white diamond stage, seven extraordinary acrobats bend, fly, contort and hang – sometimes alone, sometimes in a tangle of bodies. Dramatic acrobatics, athletic aerial acts and powerful solos are all infused with raw immediacy and beauty.

‘The most exhilarating new piece of contemporary dance to appear in Britain this year, by turns ravishing, outrageous, borderline certifiable, and sometimes all three at once’ Daily Telegraph

Featuring the intoxicating music of the Kronos Quartet, S is inspired by the curves, symmetries, sounds and plurality of the 19th letter of the alphabet.

Performance runs: c. 95 mins (plus interval) Tickets £23, £19, £15, £10, £5.50 Commissioned by The Barbican, London. Co-produced by The Barbican, London, Michael Clark Company, Maison des Arts de Créteil, Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg and Tramway, Glasgow

‘Sometimes sweet and sensuous, sometimes dark or wild, S brilliantly mixes dance and circus...this acrobatic ballet of great beauty celebrates the human body in all its glory’

Michael Clark Company is supported using public funding by Arts Council England

Canoe, Montreal

Performance runs: c. 85 mins (no interval) Suitable for ages 12+ (younger at parent’s discretion) Tickets £26.50, £22.50, £16.50, £6.50 Circa acknowledges the assistance of the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body and the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland

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Circa S Monday 19 May right

Michael Clark Company feat. dancer Harry Alexander Saturday 24 May

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TUESDAY 13 MAY, 7.30pm KING’S LYNN CORN EXCHANGE

[LIVE] ART CLUB

Hosted and curated by UK hip-hop theatre pioneer Jonzi D, international hip-hop festival Breakin’ Convention comes to Norfolk. The line-up includes local performers alongside Olivier Awardnominated ILL-Abilities, an international b-boy company challenging misconceptions about people with disabilities; Ukweli Roach, founding member of BirdGang Dance Company, with an ensemble performance about temptation and vice, and Wanted Posse expressing the roots of their personal revolutions.

FRIDAY 9 – SATURDAY 24 MAY (EXCEPT SUNDAYS), 10pm – LATE NORWICH ARTS CENTRE

After the success of last year’s [Live] Art Club, this year we’ve decided not to pull any punches – we’ll be open til late throughout the Festival.

This is more than just a show: DJs, dancers, demonstrations and workshops will form the ultimate celebration of hip-hop culture.

The Neutrinos

KLANGHAUS MIDNIGHT FEAST

We are providing a bus service to King’s Lynn from Norwich. Tickets are £6 each and can be purchased through the Box Office when you book your tickets for the performance. The bus will leave from outside Norwich Theatre Royal at 5.30pm Performance runs: c. 135 mins (plus interval) Tickets £13 (Under 18s £10) when booked in advance. £15 (Under 18s £12) on the door A Sadler’s Wells Project in association with Dance Consortium

IF YOU DECIDE TO STAY

Concessions available. All tickets should be booked direct with Norwich Arts Centre on 01603 660352 or at norwichartscentre.co.uk

Belinda Lawley

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A JOURNEY ROUND MY SKULL

THE BO NANAFANA TAKEOVER The Apples / Hunt & Darton Cafe

TUESDAY 13 MAY, 10.30pm

THURSDAY 15 MAY, 10.30pm

Noise-art-rock collective The Neutrinos and visual artist Sal Pittman play with preconceptions of a gig and blur the boundaries with live art ... a 360 degree multi-sensory encounter and an exclusive preview of their Edinburgh Fringe show.  

A playful and quirky investigation into decision-making, the neurons involved in the process, the difficulty many of us have with knowing what we really want and the complexity of the worlds around and within us. Informed by conversations with neuroscientists, a mathematician, a psychotherapist and an astrologist, Rimat will attempt to find out more about what’s going on in her brain.

Inspired by the extraordinary medical memoir by Hungarian satirist Frigyes Karinthy, this passionate love story examines the complexity of the human brain through the perplexing world of auditory hallucinations. Enveloping the audience in a fantastical soundworld, it playfully investigates what makes us who we are, and the lengths we might go to in order to cure ourselves of our most painful and embarrassing memories.

THURSDAY 22 MAY, DOORS 8pm

Tickets £7

HUNT & DARTON CAFE

Stacy Makishi

THURSDAY 22 – SATURDAY 24 MAY, 10.30pm

‘Sexy urgent energy’ Time Out New York

Christopher Brett Bailey Wednesday 14 May

Tickets £7

Tickets £7

Christopher Brett Bailey & Christopher Dobrowolski

THIS IS HOW WE DIE / ALL ROADS LEAD TO ROME WEDNESDAY 14 MAY, 10.30pm & 11.45pm

Stacy Makishi Friday 16 May

Tickets £7

Pay what you can, means exactly that, we are suggesting a cover charge of £5 per person but it really is pay what you can.

Kindle Theatre

SATURDAY 10 MAY, 10.30pm

Rachel Mars Unexpected, unplanned THE WAY YOU and often uncontrollable moments of wild artistic TELL THEM abandon will be taking MONDAY 12 MAY, 10.30pm place – here is a taste of Rachel Mars has always relied some of the headline acts; on humour. In her latest solo performance she interrogates each night will feature the desire – and sometimes uncontrollable compulsion – to artists from across our be funny. Using real-life material, fantastic region and a classic oral sex jokes and a wolf suit, Rachel weaves a thoughtful wonderful selection of and provocative story that East by South East questions how we use and abuse Showcase Artists presented humour. Directed by Fringe First by The Basement, Brighton. Winner Jamie Wood.

Details of the full line-up will be announced on the Festival website.

Sylvia Rimat

Chris Bailey

Norwich Arts Centre in collaboration with East by South East presents

Will Munro

BREAKIN’ CONVENTION

Christopher Brett Bailey, author of award-winning ‘punk-opera’ The Inconsiderate Aberrations of Billy the Kid and performer with Made In China, brings us his first solo show. This is How We Die is a motormouthed collage of spoken word, storytelling and black humour. Christopher Dobrowolski has lovingly repaired his family Triumph Herald Estate so that he can drive it from his childhood home in Braintree to Italy where this quintessentially English car was designed; All Roads Lead to Rome is a solo performance using old photos, new film and surprising mechanical objects.

other/other/other

OTHER/OTHER/ OTHER TAKEOVER MONDAY 12 & FRIDAY 16 MAY, 11.30pm A group of people explore as many mysterious spaces in Norwich Arts Centre as they can see, squeeze into and take-over, in a bid to prove that there’s no such thing as an overlooked wall cavity or an undervalued carpet tile.

Sylvia Rimat

Pay what you can

Tuesday 13 May

Carl Newland

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THE FALSETTOS FRIDAY 16 MAY, 10.30pm Stacy Makishi’s stunning new solo show is a deftly woven mix of text, movement and stand-up that creates an honest and hilarious reflection on murder, mortality and mid-life crisis.

‘Utterly brilliant’ Julie Mcnamara

Ticket £13 for both shows Pay what you can for Hunt & Darton after 10.30pm

A fully functioning café that blends art with the everyday, Hunt & Darton Cafe is a social and artistic hub where spontaneity and performance meet great food and drink. Expect playful participation, meaningful social encounters and games such as ‘Bugger Bingo’, the ‘Not Great British Bake Off’ and ‘Sports Day’.

Tickets £7

‘A pop up establishment of disarming eccentricity’ Lyn Gardner, Guardian

30 Bird

Pay what you can

DOMESTIC LABOUR: A STUDY IN LOVE TUESDAY 20 MAY, 10.30pm

**** The Scotsman

This is a love story told through the nitty gritty of daily life – the rituals of cleaning revealing stories about past girlfriends, marriage, Islamic law and Brigitte Bardot. Darkly humorous and visually rich, this is an interdisciplinary performance piece created by writer Mehrdad Seyf and visual artist Chris Dobrowolski.

Tickets £7

Tickets £7

‘He takes us from the personal to the political, across a great swathe of 20th Century history, all without leaving the driving seat of the Triumph Herald’

Turntables, horns, double-bass and drums produce spontaneous, jazz flavoured music, packed full of horn stabs, cuts n scratches, oddball samples, and heavy grooves. Special Guests to be announced!

John Boursnell

ARTIST, WRITER AND THINKER IN RESIDENCE EVERY NIGHT Live artist and writer John Boursnell will be in residence throughout to document, review and subvert the programme through the creation of new texts, posters and online scribbling.


Immediately after the Festival, Norfolk & Norwich Open Studios gives you a chance to explore the work of artists across the county by visiting them in their studios and work spaces. Find out more at nnopenstudios.org.uk

Stephen Brandes

THE LAST TRAVELOGUE OF ALBERT SITZFLEISCH FRIDAY 9 MAY – SUNDAY 25 MAY, ALL DAY UPPER CATHEDRAL CLOSE, NORWICH Multiple billboards create a sculptural trail through Upper Cathedral Close and imagine a future time when travel is only available to a privileged few. Albert Sitzfleisch, a fictional traveller, reports from his journey across Europe, commenting on its recent history. The excerpts from his diary reflect his uncertain position when faced with cultural difference. His short texts are set against a visual backdrop of a world that has visibly changed. The images derive from photographic collage and hand-rendered drawings that are re-worked through digital editing. Inspired by personal observations, with a leaning towards absurdist invention and references to episodes in modern European history, these works address our differing perspectives on familiar histories, unfamiliar cultures and an indeterminate future, with a measured mixture of humour and poignancy. Stephen Brandes lives and works in Cork; he represented Ireland at the Venice Biennale 2005 as part of ‘Ireland at Venice’, and has shown in numerous exhibitions both in Ireland and internationally. FREE Commissioned by Norfolk & Norwich Festival and presented in partnership with Norwich Cathedral Supported by The Arts Council of Ireland/ An Chomhairle Ealaíon and Culture Ireland Stephen Brandes is represented by Rubicon Gallery, Dublin

Sponsored by Wex Photographic

Kathy Hinde, images from ‘Tipping Point’ work in progress, 2013

Tim Davies, Drift (film still), 2011, HD video, 10’49”

These three projects, each involving new works commissioned especially for the Festival, ask us to consider our place in the world. Using sculpture, film, sound, light and site specificity the artists investigate our relationship to both built and natural environments, reflecting on the challenges of climate change, the historic context of a given site, and an uncertain future for the natural world set against a backdrop of increasing urbanisation.

Stephen Brandes: From the Last Travelogue of Albert Sitzfleisch (September 14th), digital collage, 2014

VISUAL ARTS

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Tim Davies

Kathy Hinde

THURSDAY 24 APRIL – SATURDAY 24 MAY TUESDAY – SATURDAY, 12–5pm THE GALLERY, NORWICH UNIVERSITY OF THE ARTS

World Premiere

WITHIN

Tim Davies’ film and video works often feature a performer, usually the artist himself, negotiating his way through the built environment. The human body becomes the means by which to explore the spatial and social aspects of architecture. This exhibition includes a new film made in response to Norwich – reflecting the city’s historic context and its cultural and architectural specificity. In an earlier multiscreen piece using moving and still images, the artist can be seen running through the streets creating a fluid, pounding rhythm, as he searches, searches, and finally disappears in and amongst new buildings. In another, the artist’s hand traces a journey along Venetian canals, capturing the city in the watery reflections, images which disintegrate whenever the fingers ripple the surface. These short films made during a recent residency in China, and for the Venice Biennale, will be shown alongside the series of sanded postcards Bridges which, like the films, build patterns by discreet repetition and erasure, creating a series of visual poems for familiar and some less familiar public structures and spaces. Tim Davies lives and works in Swansea. He represented Wales at the 2011 Venice Biennale and his work is included in many public collections. Friday 9 May, 5.30pm Tim Davies talks about the exhibition and his work FREE Co-commissioned by Norfolk & Norwich Festival and Norwich University of the Arts Tim Davies is represented by Tom Rowland Fine Art

TIPPING POINT An audio-visual installation exploring water THE UNDERCROFT, NORWICH EXHIBITION: FRIDAY 9 – SUNDAY 18 MAY, 12–6pm PERFORMANCES: SATURDAY 10 MAY & SUNDAY 18 MAY, 2pm This is the world premiere of a kinetic sound sculpture that encourages us to think about our relationship with water. A series of suspended glass vessels are filled with differing levels of water. As the sculpture tips and tilts on its kinetic structure, the changing water levels alter the tones of the glass vessels as they are set ringing by vibrating motors and tappers. Handmade underwater microphones amplify these tones along the length of the Undercroft to create an immersive sonic experience. Each glass tube incorporates LED lights programmed to respond to the shifts in water levels. This poetic audio-visual instrument will be ‘played’ by the artist in two unique performances. Using electronics and feedback she will introduce live sampling and pitch shifting to create new levels of audio complexity reflecting the sculpture’s changing water depths. Kathy Hinde lives and works in Bristol. As well as sculptural installations and site specific works she has created video and sound for theatre and live art performances. Her approach combines different art forms and she regularly makes artworks that rely on input from the audience. Hinde has shown work across Europe, Scandinavia, China, Pakistan, USA, Colombia and Brazil and presented at TedX and TEDGlobal. Post-performance talk on Saturday 10 and Sunday 18 May FREE (Exhibition and Performances) A Cryptic commission for Sonica, supported by the PRS for Music Foundation Britten–Pears Foundation and The Hinrichsen Foundation with support from the University of Bristol’s Scientific Glass Workshop


Chris Gribble, CEO, Writers’ Centre Norwich

City of Literature is presented in association with

AN EVENING WITH RAY DAVIES SATURDAY 10 MAY, 7pm NORWICH PLAYHOUSE As part of the British Invasion, Ray Davies toured the US with The Kinks during one of the most tumultuous eras in American history. He fell in love with the country and its movies and music, its culture of freedom, all fed his imagination. In an evening hosted by rock musician, author and cartoonist Peter Blegvad, Davies will talk about his biography Americana: The Kinks, The Road, and the Perfect Riff, revealing what music, fame and America really mean to him. This will be a very personal road trip, featuring an exclusive half-hour film and a question and answer session. Come and share Davies’ career as a rock star with The Kinks, life on the road and his hunt for the perfect riff. Event runs: c. 75 mins (plus interval) Tickets £18

LITERARY DEATH MATCH Featuring A.L. Kennedy and many more

WEDNESDAY 14 MAY, 8.30pm THE ADNAMS SPIEGELTENT, CHAPELFIELD GARDENS, NORWICH

‘Welcome to the new world of literary nights where entertainment is king’ The Independent Event runs: c. 75 mins (plus interval) Tickets £12

SATURDAY 24 MAY, 2 – 4pm THE ADNAMS SPIEGELTENT, CHAPELFIELD GARDENS, NORWICH

THURSDAY 22 MAY, 7.30pm NORWICH PLAYHOUSE

There will be readings from local authors, salient gossip and hard facts around Norwich’s future literary plans, details of upcoming events and organisations that you can get involved with and, importantly, the opportunity to mingle with a plethora of talent from Norwich’s literary scene. Event runs: c. 120 mins FREE

An afternoon of stirring conversation between two of young adult fiction’s most popular writers.

Four writers’ words will ricochet around The Adnams Spiegeltent as they fight for the right to compete in a showdown adjudicated by a panel of three all-star judges, including writer and performer A.L. Kennedy. Who will be crowned the ultimate Literary Death Match champion?

KATE MOSSE: THE HARRIET MARTINEAU LECTURE

A special Festival edition of the monthly Salon that celebrates Norwich UNESCO City of Literature. Whether you’re a writer, reader, or just interested in what’s happening in Norwich, come along and get involved in your City of Literature!

FRIDAY 23 MAY, 4pm NORWICH PLAYHOUSE

A night out full of verve and spirit, with a little madness thrown in for good measure; come and celebrate an evening of sharp word play and music.

Norwich City of Literature

THE SALON

DARREN SHAN & ALEXANDER GORDON SMITH

Mark Rusher

What is a City of Literature? We think that it’s a city of words, of ideas, of discussion; a city full of debate, performance, books and celebration. So our Norwich UNESCO City of Literature Festival programme offers you just that – do join us for the full experience!

‘For when all else is done, only words remain. Words endure’ Kate Mosse

Tickets £12

Darren Shan and Alexander Gordon Smith will be reading from their books, sharing with us how they write such gripping stories and answering your questions. Whether you’re a fan of the books, or want to find out more about the ins and outs of writing for young adults, this thrilling event is sure to have you on the edge of your seat.

SATURDAY 24 MAY, 5pm NORWICH PLAYHOUSE Discover a breathtaking cycle of work billed as the greatest literary sensation in Norway in decades. The six novels of the My Struggle series can be read independently or as one hugely ambitious project. Karl Ove Knausgaard’s books have spurred a heated debate about the use of autobiographical elements in fiction. In addition to amazing reviews and several awards, his literary experiment has generated enormous interest amongst journalists, critics and readers alike. Now the series of books is being translated and the debate continues. Hear him discuss his controversial, yet highly successful third book of the My Struggle series, Boyhood Island, and find out more about its fascinating characters. The event will be followed by a book signing. Event runs: c. 75 mins (plus interval) Tickets £8

Suitable for ages 13+ Tickets £7.50

Mosse is the perfect writer to follow Ali Smith in this second annual Martineau lecture, where she will draw from her own extraordinary experience to reflect on Martineau’s legacy and life. You can also take the chance to pose your own questions to Mosse and to get your book signed by the author. Event runs: c. 75 mins (plus interval)

Darren Shan is a master of horror. His recent Zom-B series has taken the ever-popular walking dead to ambitious new heights, much to the delight of his readers. Each book features vicious plot twists, hard-hitting storylines and plenty of blood and guts. Alexander Gordon Smith is the perfect accomplice. His Escape From Furnace Series was a huge hit with readers and his new novel The Fury promises to be even more terrifying.

KARL OVE KNAUSGAARD

Event runs: c. 60 mins (no interval)

Join celebrated novelist Kate Mosse OBE, writer of the best-selling Labyrinth, to celebrate the life and legacy of Harriet Martineau – Norwich’s 19th Century radical thinker and writer, and the world’s first female journalist.

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[LIVE] ART CLUB

Ross Sutherland

Featuring Siddhartha Bose & Avaes Mohammad

FRIDAY 9 MAY, 6pm NORWICH ARTS CENTRE

THE SHROUD

SATURDAY 17 MAY, 10.30pm NORWICH ARTS CENTRE A father writes letters to his homesick son. A Kolkata potter shapes clay goddesses from the silt of the Ganges. A young man circles the funeral pyre. Drawing on Hindu myth, memories and personal letters, The Shroud is an inventive and beautiful meditation on death, ritual, fathers and sons. Written and performed by lauded poetic playwrights Siddhartha Bose and Avaes Mohammad, this powerful two-man miniature epic shouldn’t be missed. Performance runs: c. 70 mins (no interval) Tickets £5 The Shroud is part of the [Live] Art Club programme, find out more on page 24. Produced by Penned in the Margins and supported by Arts Council England

STAND-BY FOR TAPE BACK-UP Get a first look at Time Out Award-winner Ross Sutherland’s show before it heads to this year’s Edinburgh Fringe. Inspired by a teenage experiment linking up The Wizard of Oz with Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon, Sutherland will draw out a series of stories from his life, synchronising words with the images behind him, using nothing but an old videotape belonging to his Grandad. Fragments from old films and TV shows are looped, destroyed, and then re-built into a powerful audio-visual poem on memory, death and reruns.

‘One of the most exciting voices to emerge in recent years’ **** The Independent Performance runs: c. 60 mins This is a scratch performance of a work in progress. Tickets £6 (£14 for a joint ticket with Molly Naylor, not available online) Supported by Arts Council England, Mercy, Penned in the Margins, the Roundhouse. Presented by Show and Tell in partnership with Norwich Arts Centre

Molly Naylor and Iain Ross

IF DESTROYED STILL TRUE FRIDAY 9 MAY, 9pm NORWICH ARTS CENTRE How well do you get on with your teenage self? Last year Molly Naylor saw an old school friend in a sauna. Rather than engage in small talk, she found a way to hide from her in what is essentially a small, hot shed. It was weird, and it occurred to her that her relationship with her teenage self might be slightly dysfunctional. Written and performed by Molly Naylor (BBC Radio 4’s Whenever I Get Blown Up I Think Of You) with live music by Iain Ross (Bearsuit, Mega Emotion), If Destroyed Still True features autobiography, songs and a real life teenager.

‘Brave, funny, tough and beautiful writing’ The Guardian on Molly Naylor’s Whenever I Get Blown Up I Think Of You

Performance runs: c. 60 mins (no interval)

The Shroud Saturday 17 May

Tickets £10 (£14 for a joint ticket with Ross Sutherland, not available online) Presented in partnership with Norwich Arts Centre

Writers’ Centre Norwich presents

THE LIVES OF GREAT WOMEN WRITERS: A LITERARY FESTIVAL IN A DAY SUNDAY 18 MAY, FROM 2pm HOSTRY, NORWICH CATHEDRAL

A day of literary events in honour of great women writers. Renowned biographer Dame Hermione Lee turns her attention to Penelope Fitzgerald; we hear from the Costa Biography Prize winning team behind Dotter of Her Father’s Eyes; Samantha Ellis helps us re-visit our literary heroines and bestselling novelists Diane Setterfield and Raffaella Barker discuss their work.

PENELOPE FITZGERALD: A LIFE

HOW TO BE A HEROINE

SALLY HEATHCOTE: SUFFRAGETTE

2pm

3.30pm

4.45pm

Penelope Fitzgerald’s life is as various and as cryptic as her sparkling fiction. Loved and admired, and increasingly recognised as one of the outstanding novelists of our time, she was first published at sixty and became famous at eighty. Her novels – which include Offshore and The Blue Flower – have been rightfully acclaimed as works of genius.

On a pilgrimage to Wuthering Heights, playwright Samantha Ellis found herself arguing with her best friend about which heroine was best, Jane Eyre or Cathy Earnshaw. The result led Ellis to realise that all her life she’d been trying to be Cathy – wild, free, passionate – when she should have been trying to be courageous Jane. How To Be A Heroine is a funny and inspiring memoir that explores the role of heroines from our favourite books.

From the team that created the first graphic novel to win the Costa Biography Award (Dotter of Her Father’s Eyes) comes a gripping inside story about the campaign for votes for women.

with Hermione Lee

Biographer and critic Hermione Lee has written many of the seminal biographies of our generation, including the internationally acclaimed Virginia Woolf. She will delight in conversation as she discusses the life and work of Fitzgerald; a story of lateness, patience and persistence – a private form of heroism.

with Samantha Ellis

Come and hear Ellis read from her book and discuss how our heroines change over time, for better or worse, just as we do. From a tussle between Gone With The Wind’s Melanie and Scarlett to a showdown between Lace and Valley of the Dolls, find out once and for all who the real heroines are.

with Mary and Bryan Talbot

Mary Talbot is an internationally acclaimed scholar who has published widely on language, gender and power. Bryan Talbot is a veteran comics artist and author whose work includes Alice in Sunderland and the Grandville series of steampunk detective thrillers. Sally Heathcote: Suffragette follows the fortunes of a maid-of-all-work swept up in the feminist militancy of the era; a tale of loyalty, love and courage, set against the vividly realised backdrop of Edwardian Britain.

Independent on Sunday on Hermione Lee’s biography of Edith Wharton

‘All the books I love, remembered’ Nigella Lawson

Hear Mary and Bryan Talbot talk about the process of writing a graphic novel and how the imagery of acclaimed illustrator Kate Charlesworth helped the era come to life.

Event runs: c. 60 mins

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Event runs: c. 45 mins

‘A feat of exhaustive research … a glorious biography’

Tickets £6 per event or £20 for a day ticket

with Diane Setterfield 6pm

As the sun sets, enjoy a Victorian ghost story featuring a small cruel act, a mysterious bargain, and unravelling, terrible consequences. Acclaimed author Diane Setterfield, who describes herself as ‘a reader first, a writer second’, reads from her second novel, Bellman & Black and talks about its creation. Setterfield’s bestselling novel The Thirteenth Tale was a number one bestseller in the New York Times hardback fiction list and was recently adapted into a BBC film starring Olivia Coleman and Vanessa Redgrave.

‘Setterfield proves a mistress of the craft of storytelling and her musings about the pleasures of reading are beguiling’ The Guardian Event runs: c. 45 mins

FROM A DISTANCE with Raffaella Barker 7.15pm At the last event of the day find out about the newest work from novelist Raffaella Barker.

Daughter of the poet George Barker and the novelist Elspeth Barker, Raffaella Barker was born and brought up in the Norfolk countryside. Discover how the county has affected her writing, listen to her read, and ask questions.

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BELLMAN & BLACK

From a Distance is a tender and compelling story of human connection and the yearning we have to belong. Moving between the post-war artists’ colony around St Ives in Cornwall and presentday Norfolk, Barker’s new novel explores the secrets and flaws that shape our lives across generations.

Samatha Ellis Sunday 18 May

Nick Tucker

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‘I love Raffaella Barker’s books – so funny and acerbic’ Maggie O’Farrell Event runs: c. 45 mins


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CHILDREN

A Unicorn production

Monski Mouse

NOT NOW, BERNARD

BABY DISCO DANCE HALL

SATURDAY 17 & SUNDAY 18 MAY 10.30am, 12.30pm & 2.30pm NORWICH PLAYHOUSE

SATURDAY 24 MAY, 11am THE ADNAMS SPIEGELTENT, CHAPELFIELD GARDENS, NORWICH

By David McKee Directed by Ellen McDougall

Why toddle when you can dance, dance, dance! Parents and under 5s are let loose on the dance floor in this friendliest of discos. DJ Monski Mouse and her team bring high energy and smiles to The Adnams Spiegeltent, spinning retro hits and funky nursery rhymes. Get your disco-dancing-booties on!

Bernard’s got a problem. He’s found a monster in the back garden and his mum and dad are just too busy to notice. So Bernard tries to befriend the monster... and that doesn’t go quite to plan. Loved by children, adults and monsters for over thirty years, David McKee’s iconic picturebook will be vividly brought to life on the Norwich Playhouse stage by Ellen McDougall, director of the Unicorn Theatre’s recent production of Henry the Fifth.

‘It’s a total delight to see such ambitious kids’ theatre’ ****The Telegraph on Ellen McDougall’s ‘Henry the Fifth’

Performance runs: c. 45 mins (no interval) Suitable for ages 3+ Tickets £9

FAMILY FILM MORNING SATURDAY 17 & SUNDAY 18 MAY, 11am – 12.30pm THE ADNAMS SPIEGELTENT, CHAPELFIELD GARDENS, NORWICH The Adnams Spiegeltent will be open and free to families all morning to come and watch some classic Looney Toons cartoons from the golden age of American animation. Pop in and watch a couple or settle down with refreshments for a long dose of vintage cartoon capers on the big screen.

‘Creates a unique atmosphere and allows friends, parents, carers, grandparents (you name it) to join together by dancing, enjoying the music and relaxing’  **** Three Weeks

Each short film will be c. 8 minutes long

Event runs: c. 60 mins

Programmed in association with Cinema Plus

Suitable for ages 0–5 accompanied by an adult (free to under 6 months)

All films Cert. U

Tickets £6.50 Please note that individual tickets must be purchased for each adult and each child attending. Max two children per adult

Supported by Arts Council England

Suitable for all ages FREE

BOUNCE AND RHYME TIME in partnership with Norfolk & Norwich Millennium Library MONDAY 19 MAY, 10am THE ADNAMS SPIEGELTENT, CHAPELFIELD GARDENS, NORWICH

Dave Guttridge

Come and join us for a special Festival edition of Bookstart Toddler Time. Books and fun for children of all ages, plus a Bounce and Rhyme session for 0–5 year olds. FREE

Many of the Festival’s events are family friendly. Families can enjoy a host of free outdoor events, including The People’s Tower, The Garden Party, Diss Family Day and Safe House. Find out more in the Outdoor section (p6–9). This year we are also extending the Festival with It’s Your Festival on Sunday 25 May (p38). top

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Not Now, Bernard Saturday 17 & Sunday 18 May

For families with older children we recommend Darren Shan & Alexander Gordon Smith as part of City of Literature (p29), Circa’s new show S at Norwich Theatre Royal (p22) and Breakin’ Convention at King’s Lynn Corn Exchange (p24).

Limited spaces available, tickets are on a first come first serve basis and will be available at the Box Office in Chapelfield Gardens from Saturday 17 May. In association with Norfolk County Council, Norfolk Library and Information Service and Norfolk & Norwich Millennium Library


Our iconic venue returns from 14–25 May for performances that will tantalise and bewitch, plus plenty of opportunities to shake your stuff. The Adnams Spiegeltent will also host some Children’s shows (p33) and events as part of City of Literature – including a Literary Death Match (p28). Delicious Street Food and hot and cold drinks will be available from midday to late at weekends. During the week you can get lunch between 12 – 2.30pm, then in the afternoon grab a bite to eat and a drink from 5pm onwards. If you like to stay up late then hang back after the shows each night for DJs and live bands, if you have a ticket for one of the evening shows then it’s totally free, if you are just coming along to party there will be a small door charge.

Bourgeois & Maurice

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Bojangles

WEDNESDAY 21 – FRIDAY 23 MAY, 10pm

FRIDAY 16 MAY, 10pm

Alternative cabaret’s awardwinning sequinned-satirists return to the Festival following their sell-out shows in 2012! The UK’s sharpest, darkest musical siblings Bourgeois & Maurice celebrate their 7th birthday this May with three nights of hedonistic revelry.

Norwich’s own Bo Nanafana kick off the Spiegel Lates with a raucous  night of New Orleans–style Jump Steady Jazz starring The Original Rabbit Foot Spasm Band.  Expect all the Bo extras, dance class, cabaret and wonky surprises!  Dressing up and showing off is positively encouraged.

For these special shows they look back over seven years and three albums of scabrous musical comedy to present rarely-heard old songs, often-heard newer songs and never-ever heard brand new numbers. Expect toe-tapping piano-pop beats with subjects ranging from the feel-numb joys of Ritalin to the feel-bad addictions of social networks.

Event runs: c. 240 mins Over 18s only Tickets £16

MOLOTOV JUKEBOX SATURDAY 24 MAY, 10pm This relentelessly fiery 6-piece is fronted in flamboyant style by singer and actress Natalia Tena (Harry Potter, Game of Thrones), whose sultry vocals and accordion harmonies are flanked with violins and trumpets and driven by a powerful rhythm section.

With DJs and partying each night after the show this birthday extravaganza offers newcomers the perfect introduction to the cult of Bourgeois & Maurice and gives long-time fans the chance to hear all their favourite tunes in one hyper-charged, hyperactive, hyperweird night.

Molotov Jukebox’s danceinducing live shows feature a wild appropriation of genres from gypsy to swing, through Latin soul and Calypso, to disco and dubstep.

‘Witheringly sharp’ **** The Independent Performance runs: c. 75 mins Over 18s only Tickets £16

Performance runs: c. 70 mins Over 18s only The Adnams Spiegeltent hosts 11 fabulous days of world class cabaret, contemporary circus and variety performances. Thanks to Adnams’ ongoing commitment to the Festival, you are invited to indulge in the Spiegel world of glamour, thrills and entertainment.

Tickets £15

The Ragroof Players present

RAGROOF TEA DANCES

The Ragroof Players return to The Adnams Spiegeltent for two fantastic themed events, featuring DJs playing authentic music from the 1920s to 1950s and beyond, glorious dance displays and the company’s trademark instant dance classes. Tea and cakes will be served – and the bar will be open for anyone who fancies a crafty tipple.

Dirty Dancing SATURDAY 17 MAY, 1.30pm Channel the spirit of Patrick Swayze and join Penny, Johnny and Baby for a recreation of those classic Kellerman Mambo and Merengue dance routines. There will also be plenty of Foxtrots and Cha Chas. You’ll have the time of your life! Event runs: c. 180 mins Tickets £9

The Great Gatsby SUNDAY 18 MAY, 1.30pm Journey back to the glory days of the jazz era for a celebration of The Great Gatsby. Relive the Prohibition era of wild flappers and dashing dandies. There will be fabulously foxy Charlestons, quirky Quicksteps, and a breezy Baltimore. Look out for whisky in the teapots… Event runs: c. 180 mins Tickets £9

BOOK TICKETS Bourgeois & Maurice Wednesday 21– Friday 23 May

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KUNST ROCK

FRIDAY 16 – MONDAY 19 MAY, 7.30pm The Prince and Princess of the Berlin underground Indie rock and Europop scene, Otto & Astrid Rot return to Norwich! Orphaned as kids when Astrid was 12 and Otto was 9, the brother and sister duo found shelter in a Berlin squat and never rockin’ well looked back. Their third album, Kunst Rock, follows on the heels of five years touring the world. Full of hilarious, catchy, award-winning pop songs this is one of the most irreverent gigs you are ever likely to see – fans of Spinal Tap and Flight of the Conchords, say ‘Hallo!’ to your new favourite band.

FAMILY ATLANTICA SATURDAY 17 MAY, 10pm Transatlantic collective Family Atlantica whip up a tornado of psychedelicised tropical grooves, led by London-born producer Jack Yglesia, and featuring the magical voice of Venezuelan diva Luzmira Zerpa, and the explosive percussion of Nigerian/Ghanaian Kwame Crentsil.   With a multi-national band of musicians from around the Atlantic, they seamlessly blend the styles of their shared ancestry into an irresistible dance music of their own special sound. Their first album provoked a storm of acclaim from tastemakers including a nod from Gilles Peterson. Performance finishes: c. 11.30pm

RIOT JAZZ BRASS BAND

SUNDAY 18 MAY, 10pm

TUESDAY 20 MAY, 10pm MC Chunky fronts this brass-heavy jazz combo that stormed festivals last summer and ripped up the dancefloor at the London Jazz Festival 2013. Originating in Manchester, influenced via New Orleans, Riot Jazz Brass Band navigate a minefield of original peace-lovin’ aggro jazz, hip-hop samples, funked-up favourites and re-interpreted dubstep and drum’n’bass; guaranteed to bring a party spirit to the Spiegeltent for this late gig.

‘Riot Jazz’s 15-strong brass-heavy jazz combo pack a hefty punch’ The Guardian

‘Pitch-perfect pop parody’ ****The Scotsman, Edinburgh

Over 18s only

Performance finishes: c. 11.30pm

Performance runs: c. 70 mins

Tickets £15

Over 18s only

Contains strobe lighting, strong language, adult themes and smoke

ORKESTRA DEL SOL

featuring MC Chunky

Orkestra del Sol’s explosive reinvention of global brass band music mixes ska, porro, Balkan brass, klezmer and funk to create live shows bursting with wildly skillful musical arrangements and a roguish sense of theatre. Prepare to party with the Edinburgh 9-piece as they perform a joyous selection of tunes from their critically acclaimed albums, The Moveable Feast and Lung Capacity, as well as several new compositions which the band are bursting to try out on audiences.

‘Magnificent!’ The Independent Performance finishes: c. 11.30pm Over 18s only Tickets £15

WINGS OF DESIRE

Tickets £15

MONDAY 19 MAY, 10pm The sky over Wim Wenders’ war-scarred Berlin is full of gentle, trenchcoated angels who listen to the tortured thoughts of mortals and try to comfort them. One, Damiel, wishes to become mortal after falling in love with a beautiful trapeze artist and is assisted by Peter Falk, as himself, who describes to Damiel the joys of simple human experience, such as the sublime combination of coffee and cigarettes.

Suitable for ages 13+ accompanied by an adult Tickets £16 Sponsored by

Supported by Arts Victoria and The Australia Council for the Arts

This is a very special late night film screening of Wim Wenders’ cult classic in the atmospheric surrounds of The Adnams Spiegeltent. Performance runs: c. 128 mins Over 18s only Tickets £9 Programmed in association with Cinema Plus. Cert 15

The Adnams Spiegeltent takes pride of place in Chapelfield Gardens from 14–25 May. Come along to check out the Gardens, eat and to see surprise extra performances. All 10pm shows are suitable for ages 18+.

OVER 50s SOCIAL THURSDAY 22 MAY, 2–4pm The Adnams Spiegeltent opens up for an afternoon social to get creative with your knitting needles, chat, or meet people over a board game. Bring your own craft project to share or find something new to try. The afternoon will also include plenty of cake, tea and coffee.

Die Roten Punkte Friday 16 – Monday 19 May

Andrew Wutke

The Adnams Spiegeltent is kindly sponsored by

Tickets £3 on the door In partnership with

CAMILLE O’SULLIVAN Changeling

TUESDAY 20 – THURSDAY 22 MAY, 7.30pm Camille O’Sullivan has gained an international reputation for her dramatic interpretations of songs by Jacques Brel, Nick Cave, Tom Waits and David Bowie, with appearances including Sydney Opera House, Royal Festival Hall, the RSC and Later with Jools Holland. Dark, sexy, amusing and mesmerising, Camille O’Sullivan transforms each song into an emotional and theatrical experience, drawing her audience into a world illuminated by the dark and the light. This show will include songs from her album Changeling.

‘Ravishing … superb performer’ **** The Guardian Performance runs: c. 90 mins Tickets £17.50 Sponsored by

Camille O’Sullivan

RED BASTARD

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Tuesday 20 – Thursday 22 May

FRIDAY 23 & SATURDAY 24 MAY, 7.30pm Emerging onto a bare stage, as if from the depths of the underworld, there he is. Red Bastard. A giant, bulbous, red devil, graceful as a ballerina, tricky as a jester. He leaps and twirls about the stage. A dangerous, seductive comedy monster, his mission is to charm, disarm, shock and seduce. Anything can happen as Red Bastard lures audiences into raw conversation, provocations, and catch 22’s — demanding to know nothing less than the existential query, ‘Who the hell do you think you are?’

‘Very, very funny.’ The New York Times Performance runs: c. 75 mins Tickets £16 Written by Eric Davis, Deanna Fleysher and Sue Morrison Created under the direction of Sue Morrison with continued direction by Deanna Fleysher

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IT’S YOUR FESTIVAL

If you aren’t one for getting up and doing a turn then don’t worry – audiences will be an important part of this day too. Come and support friends, family and the community. You might even be inspired to take up a new pastime.

FAMILIES & YOUNG PEOPLE ‘I love creating things and this gave me a chance to create.’ 2013 Schools’ Workshop Participant

FREE It’s Your Festival is made possible by

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For more information on how to take part in It’s Your Festival go to nnfestival.org.uk/takepart We’ll be announcing more about the artists taking part, with venue details, on our website in the lead-up to the event.

THE VOLUNTEER PROGRAMME

DISCOVER NNF14 If you are a family, school group or young person, we have created a specially tailored Festival guide called Discover NNF14 to help you find out more about what’s going on. This small guide will have information on family events, free outdoor performances, opportunities to participate and lots of things to see and things to do. There will be three sections of the guide to complete, outlining artistic activities you’ve seen and taken part in, things you’ve learnt about an

artist and how you have shared it with someone else. What’s more, if you send your completed leaflet back to us, you will receive an Arts Award Discover certificate. The guide can be picked up at the Festival Information Point in the Forum during the Festival, or requested online, and is accompanied by guidance notes to help anyone aged 0–25 discover the arts through this year’s Festival. ARTS AWARD SUPPORTER If you’re already doing your Arts Award please look through our full programme to find events to help you work towards gaining your Arts Award. More than half of this year’s programme is suitable for Young People, so we have listed all the relevant events on our website.

‘I wasn’t expecting to meet so many amazing people and get such pleasure out of helping others to experience the best of the Festival. It was one of the most fun, rewarding things I’ve ever done.’ 2013 Festival Volunteer Festival Volunteers are crucial to making the Festival happen; each year over 120 people give their time to make the Festival the best it can be. From working behind the scenes or helping Front of House to assisting at workshops or supporting our administration teams, there are plenty of ways that you can help make the Festival an unforgettable experience. No previous experience is required, just plenty of enthusiasm and a can-do attitude! East of England Co-op is proud to sponsor the Volunteer Programme

Find out more about how we deliver Arts Award, and more of our Participation and Engagement work on page 50.

COMMUNITY

Making a clear positive impact on the vitality of our city centre and the success of the businesses within it.

Our local communities are integral to the Festival, not just as audiences for the work but as participants helping to make work happen. This year we are looking for individuals and Community Groups to help construct our People’s Tower (p7), as well as working with us on our Festival finale Safe House (p9) and taking part in It’s Your Festival (p38).

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To find out more about all of these opportunities, as well as how to take part in events such as the Festival Chorus and The Voice Project in future years, go to nnfestival.org.uk/takepart

Chris Taylor

We are inviting the talented people of Norfolk to show us what you do best – we’d like to see any type of performance or artistic skill – and we’ll be providing outdoor and indoor spaces for you to showcase your talents. Whether you are a regular performer or a budding hobbyist, we want you!

Chris Taylor

This year we are excited to have extended the Festival for a day to provide even more entertainment and chances to take part.

Paul Harrison

SUNDAY 25 MAY, 11am – 6pm ACROSS THE CITY

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Booking & Visiting

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BOOKING BOOKING YOUR FESTIVAL TICKETS

All Festival shows can be booked via the Norwich Theatre Royal box office. Online nnfestival.org.uk or www.theatreroyalnorwich.co.uk By telephone 01603 766400 Opening hours 9.30am–6pm, Monday–Saturday. In person At Norwich Theatre Royal, Theatre Street, Norwich NR2 1RL. Opening hours 9.30am–6pm, Monday–Saturday. Charges No booking fees. A £1.20 postage charge is made on tickets mailed out in advance. On the day Tickets for afternoon performances go off sale at Norwich Theatre Royal at 3pm the day before the event. Tickets for evening performances go off sale at 3pm on the day of the performance. Any remaining tickets will be sold on the door, 30 minutes prior to each event. Cash and credit / debit cards accepted.

Venue Access Norfolk & Norwich Festival is a disabilityfriendly organisation. While it is our policy to be fully inclusive, the wide range of venues we use for events means that not all may be fully accessible. Essential carers for disabled ticket holders will be admitted free, a ticket must be booked. Please see the venue info, map and access information on page 42 of the brochure or online at nnfestival.org.uk. If you require further information about access to any of our venues, please telephone 01603 877750.

DISCOUNTS AND CONCESSIONS Festival Friends and Supporters Friends and Supporters of the Festival are entitled to £1.50 off a maximum of 2 tickets (4 for dual Friends and Supporters) per event. Under 25s £7.50 tickets For all performances the Festival offers a limited number of tickets at just £7.50 for under 25s. These tickets can only be booked in advance by phone or in person. Proof of age will be required at the performance.

Concessions* Jobseekers, under 18s, full-time students, registered disabled and over 60s in receipt of state pension can get 10% off tickets within certain price bands. Numbers are limited and the concession cannot be combined with other discounts e.g. Friends discount. The concession is available through all sales channels. Group rates* For most performances, book nine full-price tickets and get one extra free. Refunds & Exchanges 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. To exchange or resell tickets, the originals must be returned to the Norwich Theatre Royal box office. Either service is subject to a £2 handling charge. Data Protection Norfolk & Norwich Festival and Norwich Theatre Royal would like to keep in touch with you and let you know about future events. You will be asked at the time of booking if you are happy for the two organisations to retain your details. Your data will not be shared with any third parties.

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HOW TO GET TO NORWICH By road It’s easy to reach Norwich by car on any of the major roads to the area, including the M11, A11, A12, A140 and the A14, A47, A1/M1. By train Norwich railway station is a ten minute walk from the city centre with trains running to Norwich from London’s Liverpool Street station every 30 minutes during the day.

Full details on how to reach our Festival venues outside the city please visit: nnfestival.org.uk/yourvisit

Back by popular demand! We’ve teamed up with a host of our favourite restaurants and cafés across Norwich to create a series of exclusive Festival offers, so you can enjoy some of the city’s finest wares for less! When you receive your 2014 Festival tickets, they will be in a ‘Festival Extras’ ticket wallet, complete with a list of restaurants and cafés taking part with details of all the offers available, as well as a map. Present your Festival tickets or the ticket wallet at any of the participating outlets to qualify for the relevant discount or offer. For more information and a list of the participating outlets visit nnfestival.org.uk/festival/extras

COME AND STAY The Festival is the perfect excuse to take a short break and explore this beautiful area. Norwich Tourist Information Centre The Forum, Millennium Plain, Norwich NR2 1TF T 01603 213999 E tourism@visitnorwich.co.uk www.visitnorwich.co.uk Visit Norfolk www.visitnorfolk.co.uk

Patron Sir Timothy Colman KG

Vice Presidents Miriam Cannell Bryan Read Gordon Tilsley

The Producers David & Anne Brief Lynn Biggs Simon De-Lacy Adams Jackie & Richard Higham

The Ensemble Dave Plummer & Lesley Whitby Mrs S Pollok OBE Caroline & Nicholas Dixey Dr Stephen & Maggie Johnson Amanda Sandland-Taylor & Roger Holden Tony & Juliet Colman

The Cast

Michael & Sally Fowler

Mr Simon Back Mr & Mrs Frank Eliel Jane & John Hawksley Mr R & Mrs W Jarrold Mr Mark Schofield Mr Martin Shaw Dr Sarah Scott-Barrett Mr & Mrs Aikens

VISITING NORFOLK In addition to Norwich, this year there are Festival events happening in Diss, Great Yarmouth, Holkham, King’s Lynn, Loddon and Wymondham.

JOIN US SUPPORT THE FESTIVAL By joining one of our supporter schemes you will help us with our year-long educational and community work, as well as ensuring the Festival continues to put Norfolk and Norwich on the map as truly inspirational places to live and work. The four levels are:

FRIENDS

£20 single/ £35 dual supporter

Ms Mollie Whitworth Ian & Janet McIntyre

*Exclusions apply contact the Box Office

VISITING By coach National Express coaches travel to Norwich from London and other major cities and airports several times daily.

FESTIVAL EXTRAS

Norfolk & Norwich Festival would like to thank its generous supporters:

Mrs Caroline Chivers Mr J Colin Christopher Dicker Mrs S Furnivall Christine Gillham John Howkins Ms Susan Jack Christopher Lawrence Mrs J Leslie

For more information about travelling to these places, go to nnfestival.org.uk/yourvisit

Mr & Mrs R Martin

Visit Norfolk www.visitnorfolk.co.uk

Tim Townshend

Roger Rowe Mr C P Smallpeice Joseph Wang And others who wish to remain anonymous

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THE CAST

£100 single/ £150 dual supporter

THE ENSEMBLE

£300 single/ £350 dual supporter

THE PRODUCERS £1,000 mimimum donation

By supporting us, you will enjoy a special relationship with the Festival, as well as receiving priority booking, exclusive access to VIP events and behind the scenes insights and invitations from the Festival Director. Your support is essential in helping us realise our ambitions for our Festival and community. ‘We are very proud to continue supporting this exciting, diverse and energetic Festival which benefits the Norfolk community in its entirety’ Jackie & Richard Higham, Norfolk & Norwich Festival Supporters

For more information about our work and how to join us visit nnfestival.org.uk/support_us


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Venues & Map

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VENUES & MAP Key to symbols wheelchairaccessible toilet wheelchairaccessible toilet transfer space limited

01 The Adnams Spiegeltent Chapelfield Gardens, NR1 3BF

02 Assembly House Theatre Street, NR2 1RQ 10 Loddon & Chedgrave Jubilee Hall George Lane, Loddon, NR14 6NB

standard WC only designated parking total number of steps at entrance ramped approach up to entrance ramped approach down to entrance

03 Chapelfield Gardens Chapelfield Gardens, NR1 3BF

reservable/general parking on site

04 Diss Corn Hall Diss, IP22 4LB 6

05 The Gallery at Norwich University of the Arts St George’s Street, NR3 1BB

wheelchair access by prior arrangement mobility-impaired walker wheelchair user with assistance assistance dog allowed public thoroughfare, accessibility varies

Anglia Square

08 20 St George’s Theatre Kings Street, Great Yarmouth, NR30 2PG 3

17 21 St Peter Mancroft Church Millennium Plain, NR2 1QZ

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12 Outside The Forum Millennium Plain, NR2 1QZ

13 Norwich Arts Centre St Benedict’s Street, NR2 4PG (Automatic door operator for wheelchair users at front door)

22 UEA Sportspark University of East Anglia, Norwich Research Park, NR4 7TJ

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23 The Undercroft Below the war memorial, City Hall, NR2 1NH

18 22 TAXI TAXI

induction loop/ infrared system wheelchair access at rear/side

11 Mere Park Park Road, Diss, IP22 4JY

19 St Andrew’s Hall St Andrew’s Street, NR3 1AU

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level entrance internal lift

09 King’s Lynn Corn Exchange Tuesday Market Place, King’s Lynn, PE30 1JW

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06 The Garage 14 Chapelfield N, NR2 1NY

07 Holkham Hall Wells-next-the-Sea, NR23 1AB 6

08 St James Development Site Whitefriars, NR3 1SH

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14 Norwich Cathedral The Close, NR1 4EH

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

16 Norwich Theatre Royal Theatre Street, NR2 1RL

17 Octagon Chapel Colegate, NR3 1BN 4

18 OPEN 20 Bank Plain, NR2 4SF

24 Upper Cathedral Close Upper Close, NR1 4EH

25 The Weston Room (Hostry, Norwich Cathedral) 12 The Close, NR1 4DH

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26 Wymondham Abbey Church Street, Wymondham, NR18 0PH

27 Wymondham & District Ex-Services & Social Club 9 Friarscroft Lane, Wymondham, NR18 0AT

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Venues in Norwich unless otherwise stated

YACHT STATION

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Saturday 10

Sunday 11

Monday 12

Tuesday 13

p30 6pm

p6

p18 4pm

p11 7.30pm

p18 7.30pm

p21 7.30pm

p21 7.30pm

p27 Thursday 24 April –

Saturday 24 May Tuesday – Saturday, 12–5pm TIM DAVIES The Gallery, Norwich University Of The Arts

James Lyndsay

p21 2.30pm & 7.30pm

p26 Friday 9 – Sunday 25

May All day STEPHEN BRANDES Upper Cathedral Close

Friday 9 – Sunday 18 May 12pm – 6pm p27 Performances: Saturday 10 & Sunday 18 May, 2pm KATHY HINDE The Undercroft

p10 7.30pm

PHILHARMONIA St Andrew’s Hall

p21 7.30pm

LONG LIVE THE LITTLE KNIFE Diss Corn Hall SNARKY PUPPY + THE COMET IS COMING! OPEN MOLLY NAYLOR & IAIN ROSS Norwich Arts Centre

OUTDOOR

MUSIC

LONG LIVE THE LITTLE KNIFE The Garage

THE JORGENSEN TRIO Octagon Chapel LONG LIVE THE LITTLE KNIFE Loddon & Chedgrave Jubilee Hall

p28 7pm

PERFORMANCE

VISUAL ARTS

THE SIXTEEN Norwich Cathedral

p14 9pm

THE WESTBROOK BLAKE St Peter Mancroft Church

DAVE OKUMU & THE INVISIBLE WITH SHINGAI SHONIWA OPEN

LONG LIVE THE LITTLE KNIFE St George’s Theatre, Great Yarmouth

p24 10.30pm

RACHEL MARS [Live] Art Club at Norwich Arts Centre

p24 10.30pm

p24 11.30pm

THE NEUTRINOS [Live] Art Club at Norwich Arts Centre

CITY OF LITERATURE

OTHER/OTHER/OTHER [Live] Art Club at Norwich Arts Centre

CHILDREN

THE ADNAMS SPIEGELTENT

NOTUS WINDS Music Room, Assembly House

p20 7.30pm

p20 7.30pm

OPUS NO 7 UEA Sportspark

BREAKIN’ CONVENTION King’s Lynn Corn Exchange

OPUS NO 7 UEA Sportspark

p17 8pm

p21 7.30pm

PIONEER Norwich Playhouse

p21 7.30pm

p18 1pm

PIONEER Norwich Playhouse

p24 7.30pm

p21 7.30pm

Thursday 15

p21 7.30pm

DORIC STRING QUARTET Octagon Chapel

PIONEER Norwich Playhouse

p16 Doors 8pm

RAY DAVIES Norwich Playhouse

p16 Doors 8pm

p30 9pm

KEY

Throughout the day THE PEOPLE’S TOWER Outside The Forum

Belinda Lawley

ROSS SUTHERLAND Norwich Arts Centre

Wednesday 14

LONG LIVE THE LITTLE KNIFE Wymondham & District Ex-Services & Social Club

Natalie Cheban

Friday 9

Jasmine Robinson

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p28 8.30pm

LITERARY DEATH MATCH The Adnams Spiegeltent

JOE BOYD & OLIVIA CHANEY Norwich Playhouse

p25 10.30pm

KINDLE THEATRE [Live] Art Club at Norwich Arts Centre

p25 10.30pm & 11.45pm

CHRISTOPHER BRETT BAILEY & CHRISTOPHER DOBROWOLSKI [Live] Art Club at Norwich Arts Centre

p25 10.30pm

SYLVIA RIMAT [Live] Art Club at Norwich Arts Centre

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Sunday 18

p13 8pm

p8

p20 7.30pm

p35 10pm

p33 10.30am, 12.30pm &

p36 7.30pm

p25 10.30pm

3pm – 8pm DISS FAMILY DAY Mere Park & Town Centre, Diss

IN MEMORIAM SIR JOHN TAVENER Octagon Chapel

OPUS NO 7 UEA Sportspark

BO NANAFANA The Adnams Spiegeltent

DIE ROTEN PUNKTE The Adnams Spiegeltent

STACY MAKISHI [Live] Art Club at Norwich Arts Centre

Andrew Wuttke

p24 11.30pm

OTHER/OTHER/OTHER [Live] Art Club at Norwich Arts Centre

11am – 6pm THE GARDEN PARTY Chapelfield Gardens & Outside The Forum 2.30pm NOT NOW, BERNARD Norwich Playhouse

p36 7.30pm

p51 10.30am

p36 7.30pm

p20 7.30pm

p8

p13 7.30pm

DIE ROTEN PUNKTE The Adnams Spiegeltent OPUS NO 7 UEA Sportspark

p36 10pm

FAMILY ATLANTICA The Adnams Spiegeltent

p33 11am – 12.30pm

FAMILY FILM MORNING The Adnams Spiegeltent

p30 10.30pm

THE SHROUD [Live] Art Club at Norwich Arts Centre

p24 10pm – Late

[LIVE] ART CLUB Norwich Arts Centre

p35 1.30pm

RAGROOF TEA DANCE The Adnams Spiegeltent

p31 2pm – 8pm

A LITERARY FESTIVAL IN A DAY Hostry, Norwich Cathedral

p21 6pm

Ian Derry

OUTDOOR

MUSIC

PERFORMANCE

VISUAL ARTS

CITY OF LITERATURE

CHILDREN

THE ADNAMS SPIEGELTENT

FESTIVAL CHORUS St Andrew’s Hall

Tuesday 20

p33 10am

p19 1pm

p12 7.30pm

p12 7.30pm

BOUNCE AND RHYME TIME The Adnams Spiegeltent LOUIS LORTIE Wymondham Abbey DIE ROTEN PUNKTE The Adnams Spiegeltent

p22 8pm p22 8pm

CIRCA Norwich Theatre Royal

BERNADEL QUARTET Music Room, Assembly House MAHOGANY OPERA GROUP Norwich Playhouse

p36 7.30pm

2.30pm NOT NOW, BERNARD Norwich Playhouse

JOHN HURT IN CONVERSATION WITH JOHN GRANGER Norwich Playhouse

KEY

DIE ROTEN PUNKTE The Adnams Spiegeltent

p33 10.30am, 12.30pm &

FAMILY FILM MORNING The Adnams Spiegeltent

RAGROOF TEA DANCE The Adnams Spiegeltent THE VOICE PROJECT Holkham Hall

11am – 5pm THE GARDEN PARTY Chapelfield Gardens & Outside The Forum

p33 11am – 12.30pm

p35 1.30pm

p11 3pm, 5.30pm & 8pm

FESTIVAL EUCHARIST Norwich Cathedral

Monday 19

CIRCA Norwich Theatre Royal

p37 7.30pm

CAMILLE O’SULLIVAN The Adnams Spiegeltent

p14 8pm

MADELEINE PEYROUX Norwich Theatre Royal

p17 8pm

p37 10pm

ORKESTRA DEL SOL The Adnams Spiegeltent

PHRONESIS Diss Corn Hall

p14 8pm

JAVIER LIMÓN & MAGOS HERRERA Norwich Playhouse

Dave Maric

p9

Saturday 17

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Justin Nicholas

Friday 16

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p37 10pm

p36 10pm

p24 10pm – Late

p25 10.30pm

FILM – WINGS OF DESIRE The Adnams Spiegeltent [LIVE] ART CLUB Norwich Arts Centre

RIOT JAZZ BRASS BAND The Adnams Spiegeltent 30 BIRD [Live] Art Club at Norwich Arts Centre

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2014 FESTIVAL DIARY 21 –25 ST

Thursday 22

p12 7.30pm

p37 2–4pm

MAHOGANY OPERA GROUP Norwich Playhouse

OVER 50s SOCIAL The Adnams Spiegeltent

p28 7.30pm

p37 7.30pm

CAMILLE O’SULLIVAN The Adnams Spiegeltent

p15 8pm

HUGH MASEKELA Norwich Theatre Royal

p17 8pm

S.CAREY Norwich Arts Centre BOURGEOIS & MAURICE The Adnams Spiegeltent

p24 10pm – Late

p19 7.30pm

EVELYNE BEREZOVSKY Assembly House, Music Room

p34 10pm

BOURGEOIS & MAURICE The Adnams Spiegeltent

Saturday 24

p29 4pm

DARREN SHAN & ALEXANDER GORDON SMITH Norwich Playhouse

p25 8pm

CAMILLE O’SULLIVAN The Adnams Spiegeltent

p13 7pm

NAREK HAKHNAZARYAN Norwich Playhouse RED BASTARD The Adnams Spiegeltent

TOUMANI DIABATÉ Norwich Theatre Royal

MUSIC

PERFORMANCE

VISUAL ARTS

CITY OF LITERATURE

CHILDREN

p34 10pm

p19 1pm

p15 9.30pm

p25 10.30pm

p28 2–4pm

MONSKI MOUSE The Adnams Spiegeltent DECO ENSEMBLE Assembly House, Music Room THE SALON The Adnams Spiegeltent

p29 5pm

THE ADNAMS SPIEGELTENT

RED BASTARD The Adnams Spiegeltent

p38 11am – 6pm

IT’S YOUR FESTIVAL Across the City

LAVINIA MEIJER St Peter Mancroft Church

p9

10pm SAFE HOUSE St James Development Site

p35 10pm

KARL OVE KNAUSGAARD Norwich Playhouse

MOLOTOV JUKEBOX The Adnams Spiegeltent

p25 10.30pm

p23 7.30pm

p37 7.30pm

p15 8pm

p37 7.30pm

HUNT & DARTON CAFE [Live] Art Club at Norwich Arts Centre

p25 10.30pm

HUNT & DARTON CAFE [Live] Art Club at Norwich Arts Centre

p33 11am

BOURGEOIS & MAURICE The Adnams Spiegeltent

THE BO NANAFANA TAKEOVER [Live] Art Club at Norwich Arts Centre

Sunday 25

p11 9pm

CATHEDRAL CHOIR Norwich Cathedral

Justin Bernhaut

[LIVE] ART CLUB Norwich Arts Centre

OUTDOOR

THE HARRIET MARTINEAU LECTURE Norwich Playhouse

p37 7.30pm

p34 10pm

KEY

Friday 23

TH

MICHAEL CLARK COMPANY Norwich Theatre Royal

HUNT & DARTON CAFE [Live] Art Club at Norwich Arts Centre

Jake Walters

Wednesday 21

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About Us

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FESTIVAL STAFF TEAM

Norfolk & Norwich Festival is a flagship arts organisation for the East of England with a reputation for innovative, inspirational programming and commissioning. In addition to staging one of the most significant arts festivals in the UK each May, Norfolk & Norwich Festival collaborates throughout the year with local, national and international partners to produce work for a huge and diverse range of audiences, participants and communities.

PARTICIPATION & ENGAGEMENT

ARTS AWARD Many of the events at the Festival are eligible to be part of Arts Award; in addition, all of our Schools engagement work can contribute towards individual Arts Awards and Artsmark status. Visit our website to find out more about how we can help you achieve.

Each year the Participation & Engagement Team take inspiration from the main Festival programme to create a bespoke line-up of opportunities for children and young people to engage with. This includes performances, workshops, master classes and Q&A sessions with arts professionals as well as specifically designed teacher’s packs. We dance, sing, paint, make and create along with the young people we work with each year.

This year our trained Arts Award Advisors will be mentoring four young people to achieve an Arts Award Gold. They will work alongside the Festival team, lead on their own arts project, develop their arts practice, create a portfolio, debate an arts issue and learn how arts organisations operate. Through this they will gain a Certificate in the Arts from Trinity College which holds UCAS points.

We also work hard to engage with local communities and involve them in our Festival. This year participants are the power behind The People’s Tower and will be helping to form Festival finale Safe House as well as taking to the stage for It’s Your Festival.

Schools programme supported by the Norwich Town Close Estate Charity

Nicola Barrell Bridge Communications Manager Michael Corley Head of Bridge Alex Darbyshire Executive Director

NORFOLK & NORWICH FESTIVAL BRIDGE As a Bridge organisation our mission is to increase opportunities for children and young people to be enthused by, participate in and to lead arts and cultural activities across Cambridgeshire, Norfolk, Peterborough and Suffolk. Our Culture Chain investment programme continues to support and link up new networks and partnerships to strengthen and sustain our region’s arts and cultural infrastructure for the benefit of children and young people. Through our priority places programme the Norfolk & Norwich Festival Bridge has led the creation and development of cultural education networks and partnerships across our region such as the Young Fenland Cultural Consortium and Peterborough Cultural Partnership which provide longer term vision and action to improve the opportunities available to young people in those areas. Norfolk & Norwich Festival Bridge also supports the development of our younger generation’s creativity, leadership and communication skills by embedding the nationally recognised Arts Award qualifications in schools and arts and cultural organisations. We provide guidance to education settings to achieve Artsmark status for their high quality arts and cultural offers and have also produced a bespoke creative schools development programme to help schools develop their provision.

Paul Harrison

SCHOOLS This year’s school’s offer includes break dancing, building miniature towers, dancing and performing, talking about monsters, meeting a professional teen horror author, learning photography, video editing and working with music industry professionals. After feedback from schools last year we’re extending our offer to schools to cover all key stages, from 0–18 years and we’ve created a bespoke offer for Special Education Needs schools. And we’re excited to announce that we have a new schools sponsor for 2014 – the East of England Co-op have given us the opportunity to create a schools transport fund. Transport for school trips can be costly, but this fund allows us to offer opportunities for even more young people to engage with the arts through the Festival.

Claire Antell Communications Assistant

Find out about Norfolk & Norwich Festival Bridge at nnfestival.org.uk/bridge

Mark Denbigh Head of Production Ros Dixon NNOS & P&E Assistant

HISTORY OF THE FESTIVAL The Festival’s origins can be traced back to a fundraising concert for the Norfolk & Norwich Hospital in 1772, making it one of the oldest surviving arts festivals in the UK. This concert in Norwich Cathedral became an annual event before 1788 when a four-day Grand Music Festival was mounted, followed by the foundation of the Norfolk & Norwich Triennial in 1824.

Over the years individuals like Sir Henry Wood and Sir Thomas Beecham were responsible for developing the Festival into a well-respected event which featured numerous world premieres. In 1988 the Festival became an annual event and over the last thirty years it has continued to thrive, establishing itself as one of the UK’s largest and best-loved multi art-form festivals.

NORFOLK & NORWICH FESTIVAL EUCHARIST SUNDAY 18 MAY, 10.30am NORWICH CATHEDRAL

President The Reverend Canon Jeremy Haselock, Precentor and Vice-Dean of Norwich Preacher The Right Reverend Dr Martin Warner, Lord Bishop of Chichester Haydn Missa Sancti Nicolai Handel Organ Concerto in F Op 4 no 4 Norwich Cathedral Choir Ashley Grote director David Dunnett organ The boys, girls and men of Norwich Cathedral Choir, accompanied by a chamber orchestra and directed by Ashley Grote (Master of the Music, Norwich Cathedral) give a liturgical performance of Haydn’s Missa Sancti

Nicolai. From 1761 until 1790, Haydn was in the employ of the court of Esterházy, and it was for his Patron there, Prince Nikolaus Joseph, that Haydn composed this mass. First performed on St Nicholas’ Day, 6 December 1772, it is one of Haydn’s most joyous and lyrical settings despite its relatively modest scale. The service will end with the last movement of Handel’s Organ Concerto in F Op 4 no 4, to which the composer added a rousing choral finale, written for the 1735 revival of his opera Athalia. The preacher is the Lord Bishop of Chichester, the Right Reverend Dr Martin Warner.

Katie Ellis Development Manager (with thanks to Helen Egar) Simon Evans Head of Finance Rebecca Evers Bridge Administrator Steve Forster Publicist Imogen Frith Finance Manager William Galinsky Artistic Director Lizzie Hall Production Administrator Stephanie Hogger Bridge Programme Manager: Cambridge & Peterborough Joanna Innes-Hopkins Festival Production Assistant Lis Jennings Head of Communications Yvonne Kemp Finance Assistant Gemma Layton Executive Assistant to the Artistic Director & Executive Director Clare Lovell Head of Operations Raffaella Mascia Festival Production Co-ordinator Sarah Owen Director of Development

Helen Read Honorary Treasurer Kate Royall Digital & Communications Officer Andrew Stock Technical Manager Emily Ward Arts Mark & Arts Award Programme Manager Joff Whitten Bridge Programme Manager: Norfolk & Suffolk Sarah Witcomb Project Manager: Participation & Engagement With special thanks to all of our interns and volunteers, without whom the Festival could not happen

ADDITIONAL FESTIVAL PROGRAMMING Contemporary Music Serious Classical Music Patrick Dickie and David Parry City of Literature Writers’ Centre Norwich [LIVE] ART CLUB Norwich Arts Centre Outdoor Arts Mikey Martins

BOARD OF DIRECTORS Caroline Jarrold (Chair) Andrew Barnes Fred Corbett John Howkins Nichola Johnson Patrick Lines Mark Proctor Rachel Savage

FESTIVAL TRUST Charlotte Crawley (Chair) Professor Edward Acton Sir Nicholas Bacon Anthea Case Christopher Dicker Caroline Jarrold Richard Packham

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A bright future for Creative Arts at City College Norwich Supporting Norfolk and Norwich’s reputation for its thriving cultural scene with a wide range of Artsmark Gold-accredited courses. City College Norwich is proud of the strong links we have with local and national employers across all disciplines, supporting training that prepares students for careers in the creative and performing arts, theatre production, photography and film, music and media production, fashion and textiles.

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SPRING SEASON

HIGHLIGHTS Tues 25 – Sat 29 March PROPELLER Award-winning, all male Shakespeare: A Midsummer Night’s Dream & The Comedy of Errors £5.50 - £24

Tues 6 – Sat 10 May THE TWO WORLDS OF CHARLIE F A soldier’s view of service, injury and recovery performed by ex-servicemen and women £5.50 - £23

Wed 2 – Sat 12 April CATS Andrew Lloyd Webber’s smash hit musical £6.50 - £39.50

Tues 13 – Sat 17 May A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM Northern Ballet with dance adaptation of Shakespeare’s comedy £6.50 - £36.50

Sun 20 April BRITTEN SINFONIA Bach St John Passion £6.50 - £26

All the world’s a stage

Join us at Open Morning – 28th June 2014 Bursaries and scholarships available. For further information please contact the Registrar on 01603 728449 or email admissions@norwich-school.org.uk

Exceptional opportunities

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Cats

Bach St John Passion

English Touring Opera

Fri 25 – Sun 27 April ENGLISH TOURING OPERA Britten’s Paul Bunyan, Tippett’s King Priam, Mozart’s The Magic Flute £6.50 - £35 Thur 1 – Sat 3 May PRIVATE PEACEFUL Powerful adaptation of Michael Morpurgo’s award-winning book £5.50 - £15

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Norwich City of Ale 22 May – 1 June 2014 A city-wide celebration of real ale in pubs and other venues all over the city, with an emphasis on local breweries and the wonderful brewing and pub heritage of our fine city. www.cityofale.org.uk

Lord Mayor’s Celebration July 3 – 6 2014 The city’s biggest community celebration set in the heart of the streets of Norwich.

Norfolk Food & Drink Festival August 30 – October 5 2014

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Norfolk & Norwich Open Studios 24 May – 8 June 2014 See art and meet artists all over the county. Artists throw open their studio doors, allowing the public to visit and enjoy the wide range of visual arts in Norfolk.

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

Principal Travel Partner

The Adnams Spiegeltent

Volunteer Programme Sponsor

Free Outdoor Programme Sponsor

It’s Your Festival

Media Partners

Event Sponsors

Associate Sponsors

Corporate Friends Archant, Hudson Architects Ltd, McTear Williams & Wood, Savills (UK) Ltd, Steeles Law, The Forum Funders

Partners

Full programme available in mid-April Supporters

nnopenstudios.org.uk Sponsored by

Trust and Foundations The Ellerdale Trust, The Foyle Foundation, The John Jarrold Trust, Norwich Town Close Estate Charity, The Vaughan Williams Charitable Trust


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