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Tickets & Information

Wednesday 3 January & Thursday 4 January

Find Us St Benedicts Street, Norwich, NR2 4PG

Macbeef: Hip-Hop-Era

The Hip Hop premiere of the Shakespeare classic Macbeth. This radical revamp pumps new life into the tale of a lunatic’s grab for power in a time of terror. All’s ill that ends ill.

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· Performance ·

8pm | £8 adv | £10 door | Seated pro

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Friday 5 January

· Rock/Pop ·

John Otway

Friday 12 January

HARK presents Plaid and Felix’s Machines + support

Solo artist Felix Thorn and his three-dimensional sound machine team up with electronic duo to create a unique mixture of natural amplification and audio processing synchronised with hypnotic patterns of light and movement.

£17 adv | £15 adv concessions | £18 door Saturday 13 January

He’s back! Expect his usual surreal sense of humour and self-deprecating underdog persona.

· Electronica ·

· Rock/Pop ·

Sonic Youths v5.1 – acts TBA

8pm | £13.50 | £11.50 concessions

Get ready for the #futureOfMusic. Tune-in to Sonic Youths’ twitter – @1419SonicYouths – to hear which original music-makers aged 14-19 will wow your ears.

All prices shown include admin fee. See website for details.

1pm | PWYCA £4 | £6 | £9 | £11.50 | Bar

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Tuesday 16 January

· Film ·

The Ballad of Shirley Collins

Rob Curry and Tim Plester’s documentary film sets out to explore the story behind the icon and chronicles Shirley’s battle, at the grand old age of 80, to rediscover the voice she lost so many years previously. UK 2017 / 94 mins

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8pm | PWYCA £4 | £6 | £9 | £11.50 | Seated Wednesday 17 January Plaid & Felix’s Machines 12 January

Saturday 6 January

· Rock/Pop ·

The Prettiest Starman

A joyous and uplifting celebration of the brilliance of David Bowie. Come along, sing your hearts out and let’s remember this brilliant artiste together.

8pm | £11.50 adv | £9 adv concessions | £13.50 door Wednesday 10 January – Wednesday 31 January

· Exhibition ·

Will Teather: The Doors of Perception

NAC Artist-in-Residence, Will Teather, displays a wide range of his recent works which continue to experiment and explore new journeys within the medium of painting.

Opening Night Wednesday 10 January 6pm – 8pm See website for opening times. Wednesday 10 January

The Vicars of Stiffkey

+ Blisster + Painted Heathers

Psych-rock grooves headed by Will Teather.

8pm | £6

Kent Duchaine

American guitarist is back with ‘Leadbessie’ to play authentic solo Delta Blues with earthy, guttural vocals.

8pm | £13.50 | £11.50 concessions Thursday 25 January

· Rock/Pop ·

Don’t Spook The Horse

A journey through Neil Young’s long and varied career. From delicate acoustic masterpieces like ‘Through My Sails’ and country classics such as ‘Heart of Gold’.

8pm | £11.50

Friday 26 January

· Hip Hop ·

Franko Fraize + Killamonjambo + Maya Law

An exciting and original UK Hip Hop talent, Franko Fraize brings a fresh, modern picture of British life and culture .

8pm | £9 adv | £10 door Saturday 27 January

· Rock/Pop ·

A Band Called Malice

The Definitive Tribute to The Jam

Recreating the sound and attitude of iconic band The Jam. · Performance ·

Live Before You Die By Byron Vincent and Dave McGinn

8pm | £7 adv | £9 door

Wednesday 31 January

Byron is a bipolar performance artist, Dave only communicates in insults. Together they must find a way to fix Byron’s broken soul before it’s too late. Funny, tragic and shockingly honest, this is a true story of hopelessness and friendship told by two men on a desperate quest for happiness.

8pm | PWYCA £4 | £6 | £9 | £11.50 | Seated Friday 19 January

· Blues ·

Tuesday 23 January

· Performance ·

The Comforter by Stacy Makishi

Co-commissioned by Norwich Arts Centre

A rite of passage that reclaims spirituality and proposes a new perspective on church. Exchanging psalms and sacrament for 80’s/90’s pop culture, it draws inspiration from Twin Peaks and Ingmar Bergman and throws a kiss to George Michael.

8pm | PWYCA £4 | £6 | £9 | £11.50 | Seated · Rock/Pop ·

Odd Box Promotions presents The Wolf Number + The Lost Levels + Corinthians + HowToCureDyslexiaBand (solo) + Volko Trio

Instrumental/Psychedelic/Rock. Expect floaty guitar sounds, effects, samples and fast energetic drums.

8pm | £6 adv | £8 door · Rock/Pop ·

Saturday 20 January

· Blues ·

Mud Morganfield Band

Multi-award-winning artist Mud Morganfield is an established star in the world of Blues music. The eldest son of the legendary Muddy Waters, Mud was brought up surrounded by many of the finest musicians in the Blues.

8pm | £17 | £14.50 concessions

Stacy Makishi 31 January

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3 & 4 Jan

Macbeef: Hip-Hop-Era

5 Jan

John Otway

6 Jan

The Prettiest Starman

10 Jan

Will Teather Exhibition Opening Night

10 Jan

The Vicars of Stiffkey + Blisster

12 Jan

HARK presents Plaid & Felix’s Machines

13 Jan

Sonic Youths v5.1

16 Jan

The Ballad of Shirley Collins

17 Jan

Byron Vincent: Live Before You Die

19 Jan

Odd Box presents The Wolf Number + supports

20 Jan

Mud Morganfield Band

23 Jan

Kent Duchaine

25 Jan

Don’t Spook The Horse

26 Jan

Franko Fraize + Killamonjambo + Maya Law

27 Jan

A Band Called Malice

31 Jan

The Comforter by Stacy Makishi

1 Feb

Swarb! It Suits Him Well

2 Feb

The Hempolics

3 Feb

Family Silent Disco 10am & Silent Disco 9pm

7 Feb

Anita Corbin Exhibition Opening Night

7 Feb

Lights! Planets! People! by Molly Naylor

8 Feb

Rockney Rebels

9 Feb

Pony Up presents INHEAVEN + support

10 Feb

Odd Box presents Birds of Hell + support

11 Feb

True Stories Live: Beginnings

13 Feb

Tony Law

15 Feb

HARK presents Broads + support

16 Feb

Amenra & Boris

17 Feb

The Ducking Punches Album Launch

20 Feb

Martin Harley & Daniel Kimbro

21 Feb

Bill Viola: The Road To St Paul’s + Q&A

22 Feb

Realplayer presents The Time Is Come

23 Feb

JD McPherson SOLD OUT

24 Feb

Visible Girls: Artist Talk with Anita Corbin

24 Feb

Police Dog Hogan + support

25 Feb

Damian Wilson & Adam Wakeman

27 Feb

John Robins: The Darkness of Robins


· Folk ·

Thursday 1 February

Swarb! It Suits Him Well

Martin Carthy, John Kirkpatrick and friends have come together to celebrate the great Dave Swarbrick and his music.

8pm | £17 | £13.50 concessions | Seated

· Reggae ·

Friday 2 February

The Hempolics

Organic rootsy vibes, radio-friendly hooks and a bumping sound system this is “vintage lofi reggae for the 21st century ”– DJ Vadim

8pm | £11.50 adv | £9 adv concessions | £13.50 door

· Disco ·

Saturday 3 February

Family Silent Disco

It’s daytime rave time! Spinning your favourite Disney, Pop and Indie favourites to get all the family dancing.

10am – midday | Under 1s free (must book ticket) Under 5s £4 | 5-16 yrs £6 | Adults £7.50 £5 cash deposit for headphones on the door

Wednesday 7 February

· Performance ·

Lights! Planets! People!

Written and directed by Molly Naylor. Performed by Karen Hill Commissioned by Warwick Arts Centre, Norwich Arts Centre and Nuffield Theatres Southampton

The premiere performance about loss, legacy and the economics of failure. Six months ago, renowned space-scientist Maggie Hill launched a career-defining mission to find other habitable planets. Around the same time, her girlfriend stopped speaking to her. Today, Maggie is here to deliver a lecture about her achievements. But Maggie has a secret, many, in fact. And as the audience begin to ask her some searching questions, the architecture of her identity starts to shift and change.

8pm | PWYCA £4 | £6 | £9 | £11.50 | Seated Thursday 8 February

· Rock/Pop ·

Rockney Rebels · Disco ·

Saturday 3 February

Silent Disco

Four DJs battle it out on two music channels. Featuring the best in Hip Hop, Funk and Soul Vs Alternative Grunge and Indie classics.

9pm – 1am | £6 early bird | £6 Student | £7.50 adv | £9 door £5 cash deposit for headphones on the door The Hempolics 2 February

Performing the hits of Chas ‘n’ Dave, Roots Rock ‘n’ Roll and Skiffle classics. It’s going to be a good old rockney knees up!

8pm | £6 adv | £7 door | Bar Friday 9 February

· Rock/Pop ·

Pony Up presents INHEAVEN + support

London 4-piece are establishing themselves as indie’s most dangerously exciting debut-album-darlings. “Noisy, riotous, anthemic”- DIY Magazine

8pm | £10 adv | £9 adv concessions | £12.50 door Saturday 10 February

· Rock/Pop ·

True Stories Live: Beginnings

This powerful photographic exhibition brings together two eras of a woman’s life from 1981 to present day. In a series of ‘then’ and ‘now’ portraits of friends it interweaves societal changes, women’s rights, sisterhood, friendship and identity.

Opening Night Wednesday 7 February 5pm – 7pm See website for opening times.

Supported by Norwich Arts Centre

8pm | PWYCA £4 | £6 | £9 | £11.50 Friday 16 February

· Rock/Pop ·

Amenra & Boris

Belgian post-metal masters Amenra and Japan’s top drone band Boris are co-headlining a European tour.

8pm | £20 adv | £18 adv concessions | £22.50 door Saturday 17 February

· Rock/Pop ·

The Ducking Punches Album Release

Friday 23 February

DIY Folk / Punk Norwich favourites are back from their US tour with their foot stomping, fist pumping songs about love and death, friendship and mental illness.

8pm | SOLD OUT

+ Nervus + Grieving

8pm | £7 adv | £9 door

· Blues ·

Tuesday 20 February

Martin Harley & Daniel Kimbro

This dynamic transatlantic duo push the boundaries of Blues, Folk and American Roots music with their original compositions on slide guitar and double bass. “…glorious gin-soaked grind”– Acoustic Magazine

8pm | £15.50 | £13.50 concessions | Seated

A lively, moving and unpredictable event where people tell true stories about their lives in front of a warm, supportive audience. Get in touch with truestorieslive@gmail.com for further info.

Wednesday 21 February

7.30pm | PWYCA £4 | £6 | £9 | £11.50 | Seated Tuesday 13 February

Tony Law

· Comedy ·

Stupendously surreal there is nobody quite like this delirious Canadian.

8pm | £15.50 | £13.50 concessions | Seated

7.30pm | £6 adv | £8 door | Seated

Saturday 24 February

· Exhibition ·

Visible Girls: Revisited Artist Talk with Anita Corbin + Q&A

An exhibition walk-through with photographer Anita Corbin on being a soft punk in 1981, her personal experience of taking images and the stories behind her iconic series of female portraits. Anita Corbin and Deborah Willimott will also be taking to the streets of Norwich to photograph and interview pairs of friends to represent Norwich culture on Sun 25 and Mon 26 February. #visiblenorwich

Saturday 24 February

· Americana ·

Combining fiddle, trumpet, mandolin, drums and guitars with four-part harmonies in an exuberant and genre-defying fusion of Country, Pop, Folk and Urban Bluegrass.

8pm | £17 adv | £14 adv concessions Sunday 25 February

· Performance ·

Realplayer presents The Time Is Come

Gob Squad founders present a brand new show that will expose the irritations, conflicts and bad habits that make up the family dynamic and explore leaving and being left behind in a celebration of transition. The Time Is Come is the He, She, They, You and I and encompasses a reimagining of non-normative, post binary families, gender roles, hierarchies and the cult of the individual.

8pm | £10 | £8 concessions | £6 Students | Seated

JD McPherson

Police Dog Hogan + Support

+ Q&A with Director/Producer Gerald Fox

Thursday 22 February

· Americana ·

1pm–2.30pm | PWYCA £4 | £6 | £9 | £11.50 · Film ·

A powerful, moving portrait of the world’s most influential video artist and his wife and close collaborator, Kira Perov. The film documents the couple’s 12-year odyssey to create two permanent video installations for St Paul’s Cathedral in London.

· Performance ·

Lights! Planets! People! 7 February

Ambient Electro Drone-Folk from Norwich duo who will perform their brand new album ‘Field’ Theory’.

With beats, vocoder, guitar and samples of his dead relatives, Pete Murdoch keeps it carnal.

Sunday 11 February

Visible Girls: Revisited by Anita Corbin

HARK presents Broads + support

Oddbox presents Birds of Hell

8pm | £6 adv | £8 door

Wednesday 7 February - Wednesday 14 March

· Electronica ·

Bill Viola: The Road to St Paul’s

+ Creepy Neighbour + Gladboy + Ellie Bleach

· Exhibition ·

Thursday 15 February

· Rock/Pop ·

Damian Wilson & Adam Wakeman

Damian Wilson (Headspace) and Adam Wakeman (Black Sabbath) will play songs from their individual back catalogues intertwined with stories and memories from their extensive touring careers.

8pm | £15.50 | £13.50 concessions | Seated

Tuesday 27 February

· Comedy ·

John Robins: The Darkness of Robins

Joint winner of the Edinburgh Comedy Award 2017 John Robins is one of the most exciting and distinctive voices in comedy.

8pm | £16 | Seated

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