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WE DID OUR BEST brings together two Norwich based artists with a focus on contemporary portraiture and figurative work.


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Monday 3 July

YNAF presents An

Joel Benjamin and Dean Khalil: WE DID OUR BEST

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

· Exhibition ·

Monday – Friday 1pm – 5pm and Saturdays 10am – 6pm Opening Night Wednesday 14 June 5pm – 7pm


· Workshop ·

Experimental Political Theatre

Michelle Sewell is an award-winning scriptwriter and artistic director of Hack Theatre. She will be delivering a workshop on writing political theatre. The workshop will delve into different ways we can create story in the theatre.

2pm | Free | Seated | 14-18 yrs | Advance booking advised Monday 3 July Hack Theatre presents

By phone or in person

Tel. 01603 660352 Monday – Friday 1pm – 5pm Saturday 10am – 6pm

Border Control

· Theatre ·

In a post-Brexit England, nameless UK British Authority workers dissect and categorise the banalities of a young couple’s turbulent modern relationship. Shopping sprees, Facebook statuses and Skype conversations become crucial elements that determine an applicant’s right to remain with their partner in England. 20 minute performance will be followed by a 40 minute panel discussion. Supported by NAC and YNAF.

For more information visit Facebook /norwichartscentre Twitter @norwichartcentr Instagram norwichartscentre

5pm | Pay What You Can | Seated Tuesday 4 July Saturday 1 July [Live] Art Club: Truelove Tours present

· Performance ·

Alice d’Lumiere’s Turnabout Tea & Frocked Up Sewing Circle

Alice cordially invites you to touch up your lipstick, straighten your nylons and slip into your fullest fifties frock for her “‘urnabout Tea’ followed by ‘Frocked Up Sewing Circle’ at 2pm. Whether you’re TG and your chromosomes make it difficult to find a cute little retro number that fits, a genetic girl who doesn’t know her twill tape from her bias binding, or even a proficient sewer looking for some additional tailoring tricks, Alice will endeavour to help. Welcoming transgender, cisgender and anyone else with an open mind and a sense of fun.

Turnabout Tea 12 Midday - 1.30pm Frocked Up Sewing Circle 2pm - 3.30pm | Pay What You Can Saturday 1 July

· Tropical ·

· Rock/Pop ·

Access To Music

ATM college return for their end of year showcase event. With an awards ceremony, live acts and DJs.

7pm | £2

Wednesday 5 July

· Poetry ·

Hollie McNish: Plum

Double Grammy award winner and one of the world’s finest musicians returns to NAC.

8pm | £20 | £18 concessions

The Crack of Dawn: Daybreak Disco with added Egg Café

Get up and get down at the Crack of Dawn. A daybreak disco to get your blood pumping, your juices flowing and your joints gyrating. Sip a Berocca, cleanse your chakras and shake your bedheads to some perfectly timed morning rousers from our Dawn DJs (Miniscule Of Sound).

6am | £5 | Under 10’s £1

· Poetry ·

Sunday 9 July Writers’ Centre Norwich presents:

Young Norfolk Writers Competition Showcase

Hear the finest work from Norfolk’s best young writers. Join Matt Windle, aka the poet with punch, and this year’s winners of the Young Norfolk Writers Competition for an exciting live performance of their prize-winning work.

Times TBC | Free

Jarlath Regan, the creator of multi-million downloaded Irishman Abroad podcast, presents his solo show ‘Organ Freeman’; about life and death, give and take, Ant and Dec, youth and young manhood, getting it wrong while getting it right and never worrying about anything ever again. Ahir Shah presents ‘Control’ about freedom, fascism, complacency, complicity, resistance and milk in an age of global socio-political turmoil.

Albert Lee and his Electric Band

· Rock/Pop ·

Sunday 9 July

Get ready for a noisy evening in the company of Sonic Youths acts Off The Wall and We’ll Be Detectives as part of Young Norfolk Arts Festival’s involvement in Head Out Not Home.

8.30pm - Late | £6 adv | £8 door | No entry after 11pm | 18+ · Rock/Pop ·

Midday-10pm | The Forum

Sonic Youths v4.4 at Head Out Not Home, Norwich City Centre

Thursday 6 July

Sunday 2 July

NAC is proud to have been asked to present a day of music on the Main Stage outside The Forum as part of the Lord Mayor’s Celebrations. We’ll be bringing you some of the finest fresh talent from our community and beyond. Young people from NAC’s Sonic Youths programme will be well represented alongside some of the best new breaking bands. We round off the day with a headline show from festival and NAC favourites Hackney Colliery Band. For Further info and timings please visit

· Rock/Pop ·

Raydio x Tropico present Summer Jam Hip Hop, House, Afro + more.

Lord Mayor’s Celebrations

5.30pm | £5 | £3 concessions | Seated

8pm | Seated | Sold Out Thursday 6 July

· Rock/Pop ·

Saturday 8 July

· Comedy ·

Edinburgh Previews: Jarlath Regan + Ahir Shah

8pm | £8 | £6 concessions | Seated

65daysofstatic 22 July

Monday 24 July – Friday 11 August

· Workshop ·

Summer Circus Workshops

Do something different this summer at The Oak Circus.

Starting Monday 24th July | 3 weeks The Oak Circus Centre, Oak Street, NR3 3AE : : : : : : : : www.norw

1 July

[LIVE] Art Club presents Alice d’Lumiere

1 July

Raydio x Tropico present Summer Jam

2 July

Albert Lee and his Electric Band

3 July

YNAF presents A Political Theatre Workshop

3 July

YNAF presents Border Control

4 July

Access To Music

5 July

Hollie McNish: Plum SOLD OUT

6 July

Edinburgh Previews

8 July

Lord Mayor’s Celebrations Stage

9 July

The Crack of Dawn: Daybreak Disco

9 July

Young Norfolk Writers Competition

11 July

Tunde Jegede Testimony Tour

13 July

Azaadi: Freedom

15 July

Sonic Youths v4.6 at Latitude Festival

18 July


19 July

Ruth Knapp: L.A Days Opening Night

21 July

Pony Up Summer Party

22 July

65daysofstatic + Soyuz Rats

25 July

Edinburgh Previews

26 July

Matt Abbott: Two Little Ducks

27 July

TYBURNIA : The Dead Rat Orchestra

28 July

Magoo25 feat Magoo + Mega Emotion

29 July

Sonic Youths v4.7 at Worstead Festival

30 July

True Stories Live

3 Aug

Lucky Peterson + Soho Blues

5 Aug

Hark presents Factory Floor + Popop

9 Aug

Sonic Youths v4.8, 3rd birthday party

18 Aug

MOXIE Summer Dance Party

19 Aug

Steel Pan Fusion

21 Aug

Nadia Reid + support

27 Aug

Tropico presents Nineties Summer Special

29 Aug

Vaudou Game

Tuesday 11 July

· World ·

Tunde Jegede Testimony Tour

Wednesday 19 July – Wednesday 23 August

· Exhibition ·

Ruth Knapp: L.A DAYS

21 Concerts in 21 Cities

A 21st century Renaissance man who bridges African and European musical traditions. An internationally renowned kora player, cellist and composer, whose soul-stirring music blends the ebb and flow of traditional kora-playing with his own dynamic contemporary compositions.

8pm | £10 | £8 concessions | Seated

L.A DAYS features a body of works inspired by ten days Ruth Knapp spent in The City of Angels.

Monday – Friday 1pm – 5pm and Saturdays 10am – 6pm Opening Night Wednesday 19 July 5pm – 7pm Friday 21 July

· Rock/Pop ·

Heavy, progressive, guitar-driven instrumental post-rock, interspersed with live drums and off-beat sampled drums from Sheffield foursome.

8pm | £15 adv | £17 door Tuesday 25 July

Thursday 13 July

New work by Samia Malik. Drawing widely on her multiple heritages by extending and subverting traditional forms, Samia Malik’s ‘uncompromising’ yet ‘hauntingly beautiful’ work explores contemporary issues around identity, gender and race through powerful Urdu and English songs and visual art.

8pm | Pay What You Can | Seated Saturday 15 July

· Rock/Pop ·

This year sees Black Shuk, Jaztec and Peach Club taking the woodland stage to fly the flag for our music development programme for 14-19 year-olds.

1pm-2.30pm | Latitude ticket

Punjabtronix + support

· Fusion ·

Technology meets tradition as cutting edge live electronica and digital technologies combine with the traditional sounds of Punjab. Mercury nominated electronic music producer DJ Swami joins forces with Punjabi folk musicians to create an innovative musical and visual experience.

8pm | £16 | £14 concessions | £10 under 26’s

Matt Forde,The UK’s leading political comedian and host of Unspun presents ‘A Show Hastily Rewritten In Light of Recent Events - Again!’ Musical comedy sister duo, Flo & Joan took their debut show ‘Victory Flaps’ to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2016 where it received five-star reviews and was announced as one of the Top 10 shows at the Fringe in the Amused Moose Comedy Awards.

8pm | £8 adv | £6 concessions | Seated Wednesday 26 July

· Performance ·

8pm | £5

· Rock/Pop ·

Sonic Youths v4.7 at Worstead Festival

1pm-2.30pm | Worstead ticket Sunday 30 July

Intimate, anecdotal storytelling from non-performers and performers alike. Celebrating a special outdoor Summer edition with fire pit and vegan chilli. In support of Norwich Pride. For further information visit

8pm | Pay What You Can | Bar

Lucky Peterson + Soho Blues

A searing lead guitarist, fantastic organist, and first-rate vocalist, Lucky’s many talents are truly mind-boggling and has gained a reputation as one of the most preeminent performers of the modern era.

8pm | £10 adv | £12 door

· Folk ·

TYBURNIA II: The Dead Rat Orchestra

featuring Lisa Knapp with filmmaker James Holcombe

DRO take the concept of the live film score to a new level with their acclaimed score to James Holcombe’s 2015 Tyburnia film, documenting the history of public hangings in Britain. “One of the most moving and visionary pieces I’ve had the pleasure of embodies the rawness of a centuries old seafaring world with that of the modern”- Folk Radio UK

8pm | Pay What You Can | Seated

An inter-generational dance party for women. Following a successful launch in May MOXIE continues to bring the best music to dance to - Afrobeat, Pop, Dancehall in a fun, comfortable space for women of all ages.

8pm | £5

Saturday 19 August

· Fusion ·

Steel Pan Fusion

Bringing their distinctive blend of drum & bass, funk, jazz and soca, they are one the foremost exponents of black British music that is both eclectic and progressive.

8pm | £8 Early Bird | £10 adv | £12 door

· Folk ·

Monday 21 August Nadia Reid + support

“one of the year’s landmark releases”- MOJO Indie-folk singer Nadia Reid has claimed her place as one of New Zealand’s most evocative and profound young songwriters. Touring her second album Preservation.

Floor + Popop

nor 01603 660352

July/Aug 2017

8pm | £9 adv | £11 door Saturday 27 August

· Tropical ·

Tropico presents Nineties Summer Special Times TBC | £10 Factory Floor 5 August

Vaudou Game 29 August

8pm | £15 | £13 concessions

8pm | Pay What You Can | Bar Thursday 27 July

· Blues ·

Thursday 3 August

Edinburgh Preview

From council estates to the Calais Jungle, Abbott uses razor-sharp wit, storytelling and linguistic flair to present this deeply personal and political show. Humorous and harrowing, celebratory and confrontational; a vital poetic journey for 2017.

· Performance ·

True Stories Live: Do You Remember The First Time

Saturday 5 August Hark presents Factory

Matt Abbott: Two Little Ducks

Sonic Youths v4.6 at Latitude Festival’s Inbetweeners Stage

Tuesday 18 July

· Comedy ·

Edinburgh Previews: Matt Forde + Flo & Joan

Azaadi: Freedom

Fuzzy pop band Magoo are 25 years young and are celebrating with a special anniversary gig at their spiritual home.

In collaboration with Access To Music, Sonic Youths acts Aphra, Lucy Grubb & The Lost Boys plus one more TBA help celebrate rural life at Worstead’s famous festival.

65daysofstatic + Soyuz Rats

· Rock/Pop ·

DJ sets TBC

8pm | £5 adv | £7 door

· Rock/Pop ·

Friday 18 August

MOXIE Summer Dance Party

Magoo + Mega Emotion + Rory McVicar (solo) + Shane Olinski (Bar) + DJs

Saturday 29 July

Saturday 22 July

· World ·


Pony Up Summer Party

Pony Up returns for its 3rd Summer Party! Featuring the best in new music. Join us for a midsummer knees up.

Punjabtronix 18 July

· Rock/Pop ·

Friday 28 July

· Electronica ·

Nik Void and Gabriel Gurnsey present their current live incarnation: a stark, ultra-minimalist and eerily soulful dancefloor pulse, yet one that still bears their unmistakable hallmarks of hypnotic repetition and jagged, punkish intensity.

Wednesday 9 August

· Rock/Pop ·

Sonic Youths v4.8, 3rd birthday party

Join us in marking three glorious years of showcasing teen talent with Peach Club, We’ll Be Detectives, Hydra Lerna, Finn Doherty and Flora Pechey filling two rooms with their amazing musicianship #futureOfMusic

8pm | Pay What You Can

Tuesday 29 August

· Afro Funk ·

Vaudou Game

Vaudou Game combine Voodoo cultural traditions with Afrobeat Rhythms and James Brown inspired Funk and Soul to create an original, dynamic, heavy groove.

8pm | £12 adv | £14 door | £8 concessions

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