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Saturday 7 January

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The Foreign Locals + The Georgia Shackleton Trio

St Benedicts Street, Norwich, NR2 4PG Book tickets Online

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Friends of Norwich Historic Churches Trust Coffee Morning and Book-swap

Music lovers, wheeler-dealers and inquisitive minds gather round because The Foreign Locals are storming NAC. There will be treasures and gems from around the globe, mind boggling riddles to be solved for mysterious prizes and an arsenal of spell casting tunes to get you moving.

10am-12.30pm | Free Saturday 21 January

+ DJ sets from Signal + Boom Bap Festival + Tropico

One of the most exciting and original talents in UK music, Franko Fraize brings a fresh, modern picture of British life and culture with sharp, witty tales of life.

· Workshop ·

Circus Skills Workshops

Run away with the circus and get into shape after Christmas with Lost in Translation. They’re introducing foundation levels for curious and complete beginners to give you a taste of multiple acrobatic and aerial disciplines, allowing you to decide which skills you’d like to progress with. A lively alternative to the gym in a unique space.

Starting Monday 9 January | 5 weeks | See website for details The Oak Circus Centre, St. Michaels Coslany Church, Oak St Wednesday 11 January

· Theatre ·

BADAC Theatre presents The Box

“BADAC are one of British Theatre’s best kept secrets” BAC. The Box is a stunning evocation of the physical, psychological and emotional consequences of punitive solitary confinement. One man struggles to survive as he descends into hallucinations, paranoia and psychosis caused by prolonged isolation.

8pm | Pay What You Can | Seated Thursday 12 January

· Rock/Pop ·

OddBox Norwich presents Lake Combover + Leaone + Violet Kicks + Jay Ducker (bar) + Joy Tourette (bar) Odd Box Norwich Promotions presents the best local talent from in and around Norwich.

8pm | £5.00 adv | £7.00 door Friday 13 January

· Electro ·

Plaid + Broads

Hyper-melodic experimental electronic music from seasoned London duo Ed Handley and Andy Turner.

8pm | £10.00 adv | £12.00 door Saturday 14 January

· Comedy ·

Off the Kerb presents David Trent + Laura Lexx +

Andy Robinson MC

Let’s kick off the new year with some of the best comedic talent on the circuit starting with David Trent. He’s been blowing minds since 2012 with intelligently depicted yet hilariously explosive observations of modern day pop culture.

8pm | £12.50 | £10.00 concessions | Seated | £20.00 for both Off the Kerb | *all acts are subject to change

· Rock/Pop ·

Franko Fraize + Killamonjamobo + Claws

8pm | £5.00 adv | £7.00 door Monday 9 January

· Book-swap ·

Saturday 21 January

+ Ishtar

By phone or in person

For more information visit

· Rock/Pop ·

8pm | £6.00 adv | £8.00 door Tuesday 17 January

· Folk ·

Martin Carthy

One of the trailblazers of the 1960s folk revival, Martin Carthy influenced everyone, including Bob Dylan, with his encyclopaedic knowledge of song and his distinctive style of guitar picking. Twice a member of Steeleye Span, Martin has enjoyed many other creative partnerships, including Waterson: Carthy alongside his partner Norma Waterson and their daughter Eliza Carthy.

8pm | £12.50 | £10.00 concessions | Seated Wednesday 18 January

· Workshop ·

Tuesday 24 January

· Poetry ·

Luke Wright : The Toll + Jemima Foxtrot

“A rip-roaring raconteur, evoking an almost Larkinesque sense of commuter-belt ennui” Metro From the writer and star of What I Learned From Johnny Bevan comes a dazzling hour of spoken word dealing in doubt, duty, and a hundred lonely evenings spent shouting at Question Time. Tour the flat-roofed pubs and half-bought couches of Brexit Britain with a raconteur at the top of his game, as he spits out visceral, inventive verse that sweats, bleeds and sings.

8pm | £12.00 | £8.00 concessions | Seated

Arts Funding Workshop

Led by Adrian Cooke and Catherine Willmore (Arts Council England Relationship Managers), this day is particularly aimed at musicians and performance makers who are new to arts funding. 11am | Free | Email boxoffice@norwichartscentre.co.uk for info

Wednesday 18 January

· Folk ·

Jolie Holland & Samantha Parton + Reuben Hollebon Fifteen years ago, Jolie Holland and Samantha Parton – two founders of the wildly popular group The Be Good Tanyas – first joined forces. Now they come together once again, with a worldwide touring schedule and new studio album coming in 2017. Their new project, as always, is a page from the big book of North Americana and outsider folk.

8pm | £14.00 adv | £16.00 door | Seated Friday 20 January

· Comedy ·

Off the Kerb presents John Gordillo + Michael

Fabbri + Suzi Ruffell MC

Let’s kick off the new year with some of the best comedic talent on the circuit starting with Perrier Award-nominated English director and Comedian John Gordillo “intelligent, moving comedy with a point” Chortle.

Luke Wright 24 January

Friday 27 January

· Rock/Pop ·

The Blue Aeroplanes + support

Bristol’s most successful guitar band, an art-rock institution acknowledged as an influence on REM, Radiohead and countless 80’s/90’s post-punk/alternative bands. They’re back on tour with their brand new album ‘Welcome, Stranger!’.

8pm | £12.50 adv | £15.00 door

8pm | £12.50 | £10.00 concessions | Seated | £20.00 for both Off the Kerb | *all acts are subject to change

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7 Jan

The Foreign Locals + The Georgia Shackleton Trio

9 Jan

Circus Skills Workshops

11 Jan

BADAC Theatre present The Box

12 Jan

OddBox Norwich presents Lake Combover

13 Jan

Plaid + Broads

14 Jan

Off the Kerb part 1

17 Jan

Martin Carthy

18 Jan

Arts Funding Workshops

18 Jan

Sam Parton & Jolie Holland + support

20 Jan

Off the Kerb part 2

21 Jan

Friends of NHCT Coffee Morning and Book-swap

21 Jan

Franko Fraize + Killamonjamobo + Claws

24 Jan

Luke Wright: The Toll + Jemima Foxtrot

27 Jan

The Blue Aeroplanes + support

29 Jan

True Stories Live : Voyage

1 Feb

Workshy by Katy Baird

2 Feb

C Duncan + Stevie Parker

3 Feb

John Otway Big Band

4 Feb

The King Blues + support

7 Feb

James McMurty (with band) + support

8 Feb

Steve Waters Calais

9 Feb

Shazia Mirza : The Kardashians Made Me Do It

11 Feb

Sonic Youths v4.1

13 Feb

The Tilting Sky presents Black Shuk + guests

15 Feb

Border Control

16 Feb

Jo Caulfield : The Customer Is Always Wrong

17 Feb

Mount Hood + special guests

18 Feb

The Sandinistas + The Mirror Trap + Sahara

20 Feb

The Nightingales + supports

21 Feb

The Handsome Family + Courtney Marie Andrews

22 Feb

Rubber Ring

23 Feb

Richard Gadd: Monkey See Monkey Do

25 Feb

Speedometer + support

27 Feb

Broadside Ballads


Sunday 29 Januaury

· Performance ·

Molly Naylor, LJ Hope Productions, Writers Centre Norwich and Norwich Arts Centre present

True Stories Live : Voyage

Intimate, interesting, anecdotal storytelling from non-performers and performers alike. Submit a brief summary of a story to perform to truestorieslive@gmail.com

8pm | Pay What You Can | Bar Wednesday 1 February

· Performance ·

Workshy by Katy Baird

This is a show about work. Some people work to make money. Some people work to feel fulfilled. Some people don’t work at all. Join Katy for a very personal story of the ups and downs of what it means to serve you – the great British Public.

8pm | Pay What You Can | Seated | 18+ Thursday 2 February

Wednesday 8 February

· Performance ·

The Play About Calais by Steve Waters

Confused and disturbed by the ‘migration crisis’, acclaimed playwright Steve Waters went to Calais on the eve of the EU referendum. Now months after the vote and the destruction of The Jungle, weary after fraught political debate and living in a seemingly divided country, the situation appears more confusing and disturbing than ever. This new play journeys to make sense of one of the central humanitarian issues of our time, finding humour, hope and heartbreak on the way.

7.30pm | Pay What You Can | Seated Thursday 9 February

· Comedy ·

Shazia Mirza : The Kardashians Made Me Do It

Following an acclaimed Edinburgh Fringe run, Shazia Mirza takes her new show on tour. ‘The Kardashians Made Me Do It’ is a searing and urgent exploration of life, love and Jihadi brides.

8pm | £13.00 | £10.00 concessions | Seated · Rock/Pop ·

C Duncan + Stevie Parker

Shazia Mirza 9 February

· Comedy ·

Jo Caulfield : The Customer Is Always Wrong

Award-winning stand-up comedian Jo Caulfield takes a humorous look at life’s potential traps, what can go wrong and how to deal with them. Sharp, witty and insightful, Jo will make you think as much as she makes you laugh.

8pm | £14.00 | £12.00 concessions | Seated

Saturday 18 February

· Rock/Pop ·

Rubber Ring

Written & Performed by James McDermott

Jimmy is sixteen, sexually confused and stuck in Sheringham; the seaside town they forgot to bomb. When Morrissey comes to London, Jimmy flees to the city to try and find his hero and himself. “Rubber Ring captures the core of the Morrissey experience. The romance of the outsider, the loneliness of sexual confusion and the bonds that form in the most unlikely places” London City Nights.

8pm | Pay What You Can | Seated Thursday 23 February

· Comedy ·

Richard Gadd : Monkey See Monkey Do

One of the most memorable, genre-busting performances in years with the undoubted hit show of the 2016 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. A stand-up routine that goes to the depths of who he is – and what it means to be a man.

8pm | £10.00 | £8.00 concessions | Seated | 16+ · Rock/Pop ·

The Handsome Family 21 February

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· Rock/Pop ·

The Sandinistas + The Mirror Trap + Sahara

Katy Baird 1 February

A heady young mix of Punk and New Wave Rock and Roll this Welsh trio boldly take their influence from greats like The Clash and The Rolling Stones.

8pm | £15.00 | £12.50 concessions

8pm | £6.00 adv | £8.00 door · Rock/Pop ·

Saturday 11 February

The King Blues + support

Conscious rudeboy ska’ outfit The King Blues fuse a raw, punk attitude with autobiographical songs and a commitment to politics and resistance.

8pm | £12.50 adv | £15.00 door

· Americana ·

“America’s greatest lyricist” Bob Harris Texas singer, songwriter and guitarist fuses wry, literate observations about the world with the snarl of barroom rock. The result is at times sardonic, subversive and funny, but often vulnerable and always poignant.

8pm | £14.00 adv | £16.00 door

Thursday 16 February

· Performance ·

8pm | £6.00 adv | £8.00 door

Expect madcap mayhem and some scintillating stunts from Rock veteran Otway!

James McMurty (with band) + support

8pm | Pay What You Can | Seated

Wednesday 22 February

EP launch for indie-folk Norwich band. ‘What I Feared Is Now My Friend’ was created in a whirlpool of change, loss and a young man trying to find his place in the world. Think Bon Iver mixed with Band of Horses and Ryan Adams…

John Otway Big Band

Tuesday 7 February

Our lives are in the hands of those we don’t trust. Award-winning playwright, Michelle Sewell, presents a postmodern love story in Border Control. This politically charged play fuses multimedia and text to tackle issues of immigration and love in a post-brexit UK. 20 minute play followed by a 40 minute panel discussion of the future of politics and art in Norwich.

Mount Hood + special guests

8pm | £10.00 adv | £12.00 door

Saturday 4 February

· Performance ·

Border Control

Friday 17 February

“Beautiful and strangely impenetrable” The Sunday Times Culture. Touring his new LP The Midnight Sun, classically trained Scottish musician and composer C Duncan creates gorgeous, dreamy soundscapes with lush choral harmonies and acoustic instrumentation.

Friday 3 February

Wednesday 15 February

· Rock/Pop ·

Sonic Youths v4.1

Everyone’s invited to check out Sonic Youths’ latest batch of emerging musicians at our first showcase of 2017; all aged 14-19 and playing their own compositions, these artists are the future of music – acts TBA.

1pm-4pm | Pay What You Can | Bar Monday 13 February

· Rock/Pop ·

The Tilting Sky presents Black Shuk + special guests Norwich indie, metal four-piece play a special home gig.

7.30pm | £7.00 adv | £9.00 door

Monday 20 February

· Rock/Pop ·

The Nightingales + supports

A uniquely indigenous, all-encompassing brand of working class rock ‘n’ roll. Beneath the Beefheart lurch and the Stooges stomp you can hear football chants and northern soul and blues and bluebeat, folk song and country. “Fiercely energised, it presents art-punk-rock ‘n’ roll almost as literary form” Q Magazine.

8pm | £8.00 adv | £6.00 adv concessions | £10.00 door

Saturday 25 February

· Rock/Pop ·

Speedometer + support

The UK’s top heavy funk band return to Norwich with soul singer James Junior. Fresh from supporting Earth Wind & Fire at the O2 and dates across Europe the band return for another night of powerhouse grooves from their back catalogue of 6 albums.

8pm | £8.50 adv | £10.50 door Monday 27 February

· Folk ·

The Handsome Family + Courtney Marie Andrews

Broadside Ballads with Sam Lee, Lisa Knapp and Nathaniel Mann

8pm | £15.00 adv | £17.00 door

8pm | £14.00 | £12.00 concessions | Seated

Tuesday 21 February

· Americana ·

“Dense and dark as always, but with new light seeping through the undergrowth, Unseen is The Handsome Family’s masterpiece” Mojo. Alternative country and Americana duo consisting of husband and wife Brett and Rennie Sparks tour new album ‘Unseen’.

Three of the UK’s most innovative folk artists collaborate for the first time to reinvent a collection of British broadsides – low cost daily song sheets sold for pence – giving a rare insight into Britain’s music, literature and political history.

Music . Comedy . Live Art . Theatre . Dance Circus . Literature . Eduction . Exhibitions . Family

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NAC January-February 2017