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Thursday 2 March

St Benedicts Street, Norwich, NR2 4PG

A Thousand Hearts, Cara Dillon’s fifth solo album, is another small masterpiece of song and emotion, ethereal and radiant, beautifully honed and perfectly true.

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Friday 3 March

· Rock/Pop ·

TROPICO 5th Birthday

To celebrate, they’re throwing a party just like the old days, complete with all the fun-loving, Tropico party hallmarks. No headliners. No set times. No agenda. Just eclectic sounds and positive vibrations served up by the original Tropico DJs playing back-toback all night long.

Wednesday 8 March – Wednesday 5 April

· Exhibition ·

Alice Lee : II

Following on from her first solo show III, at Flint last year, II is an exhibition of print work by Alice Lee. Her technical drawings, predominantly of birds and typography, have evolved into a collection of printed paraphernalia using screen print, digital and riso processes.

Monday – Friday 1pm – 5pm / Saturdays 10am – 6pm Opening Night Wednesday 8 March | 5pm – 7pm Mud Morganfield Band 20 March

· Country ·

Saturday 18 March

8pm | £13 adv | £15 door Monday 20 March

True Stories : In Another Life

Molly Naylor, LJ Hope Productions, Writers Centre Norwich and Norwich Arts Centre present True Stories. Intimate, interesting, anecdotal and storytelling from non-performers and performers alike. Theme: In Another Life. Find how to take part via the True Stories Live Facebook page.

8pm | Pay What You Can | Bar

Friday 10 March

· Rock/Pop ·

Sonic Youths #ICYMI 1 : Maya Law & Allergy Kid with special guests + Aphra + DJ sets from Jaztec

#InCaseYouMissedIt. Sonic Youths is super-excited to launch its new series of evening showcases with a welcome home show for Maya Law & Allergy Kid, hot on the heels of their first ever tour supported by Springboard Live. Join us and party to the sultry socio-political sounds of one the UK’s best emerging lyricists and vocalists collaborating with a super-slick beat-maker

8pm | Pay What You Can · Electronica ·

British electronic ace Nathan Fake has taken his sound across the globe, including notable tours with Orbital, Four Tet, Jon Hopkins & Clark. In 2016 he released his debut 12” ‘DEGREELESSNESS’ on Ninja Tune in collaboration with NYC resident Prurient aka Vatican Shadow.

· Blues ·

Mud Morganfield Band

8pm | £5

8pm | £7 adv | £9 door

· Swing ·

Bootleg Swing is back! Downtown Chicago speakeasy meets Parisian Moulin Rouge.

Honest country songs with a touch of pop that draw influences from the likes of the Dixie Chicks and Kacey Musgraves. They’ve received rave reviews for their first single ‘Moving On’ from BBC Introducing and are celebrating the launch of their first EP with this very special, hometown gig.

HARK presents Nathan Fake + Wax Stag + Sunda Arc

· Jazz ·

Bootleg Swing

+ Lucy Grubb and The Lost Boys + Rory Hill

Tuesday 7 March

8pm | £12 | £10 concessions | seated

8pm | £12 adv | £14 door

· Performance ·

Saturday 11 March

The Baghdaddies

· Balkan ·

The Baghdaddies’ exuberant and rampant brand of world music is an exhilarating cocktail of Balkan melodies, ska and latin grooves and sizzling brass played with furious energy and theatrical humour.

8pm | £10 adv | £12 door

Lanois’ influential blend of atmospheric sound design and staggeringly beautiful Americana has left its mark on the countless greats he helped make greater. With electronic pioneer Brian Eno, he produced some of U2’s best-regarded albums, including The Unforgettable Fire, The Joshua Tree, and All That You Can’t Leave Behind. Using only pedal steel, lap steel, and effects, Lanois turns traditional sounds into ambient and effortless music and is set to tour new album ‘Flesh and Machine’.

“A genuine innovator in the land of the samey, and an annual must-see for any comedy connoisseur” – The Guardian Multi award-winning comedian Simon Munnery offers up a new stand-up show. An opening to die for, seven wry observations, a tone poem, four fresh skits and two new commandments.

Mammal Hands have carved out a growing following both here and abroad for their hypnotic fusion of jazz, folk and electronica: winning fans from Bonobo and Gilles Peterson.

Mullti-award-winning artist Mud Morganfield is an established star in the world of blues music. The eldest son of the legendary Muddy Waters, Mud plays charismatic Chicago blues.

8pm | £15 | £13 concessions Tuesday 21 March

· Rock/Pop ·

The Tilting Sky presents Jarrod Dickenson plus special guests

Storytelling is something of a Texas tradition. Tall hats and even taller tales are woven into the fabric of The Lone Star State, and singer-songwriter, Jarrod Dickenson can spin a yarn with the best of them.

8pm | £9 adv | £11 door Wednesday 22 March

John Osborne : John Peel’s Shed

· Performance ·

“A complete pleasure. All radio nerds need to see it but non nerds will also love it” - Greg James, Radio 1. This popular show returns to NAC in aid of British Red Cross. In 2002 John Osborne won a competition on John Peel’s Radio 1 show. His prize was a box of records. This is a masterpiece of storytelling; an ode to radio, those records and anyone who’s ever sought solace in wireless.

8pm | Pay What You Can | seated

· Electronica ·

Night of Heavy Sun : Daniel Lanois Solo Instrumental + support

Simon Munnery : Standing Still

8pm | £14 adv | £16 door

Mammal Hands + Tom Moore’s Automatic Trio

Sam Coe & The Long Shadows

Sunday 5 March

Monday 3 April

· Comedy ·

Show and Tell presents

Friday 17 March

8pm – late | £10 adv | £12 door | 18+ event No admission after 11pm Saturday 4 March

Thursday 16 March

Tuesday 4 April

Daniel Lanois 13 April

Thursday 23 March

Haley Bonar + Michael Nau · Rock/Pop ·

Gravy & NAC present Get RAVEY Queer art and dance party. Expect tunes and performance.

8pm | Pay What You Can | Bar Friday 24 March

· Rock/Pop ·

Lauren Laverne-championed Hayley Bonar is back with one of last year’s most acclaimed albums, ‘Impossible Dream’. A myriad of genres running from new wave, alt. country, 1980s pop and Bo Diddley beat driven indie rock.

8pm | £10 adv | £12 door Rachael Clerke 5 April

· Electronica ·

HARK presents Hannah Peel + support

“A great singer and a latter day Delia Derbyshire” - The Observer Singer, multi-instrumentalist and composer tours her album voted NO.1 Electronic Sound Magazine Album of the Year.

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

· Rock/Pop ·

Thorpe St Andrew School Showcase

Featuring performances by young musicians from a variety of musical traditions including rock, pop, classical, blues and jazz.

7.30pm | £7.50 adv | £10 door | seated Wednesday 29 March

· Performance ·

Gravesend : The Story of Pocahontas by Kieran Knowles

This rehearsal reading charts the true story of Pocahontas from childhood to motherhood, from native to gentlewoman, from hostage to wife and from real life to legend. Pocahontas’ marriage to an Englishman from Norfolk was the first multi-cultural union on American soil and led to a sustained period of peace.

8pm | Pay What You Can | seated Friday 31 March

Frànçois & The Atlas Mountains + support

· Rock/Pop ·

Wednesday 5 April

· Live Art ·

[Live] Art Club presents Rachael Clerke & The

Great White Males : Cuncrete

“An exhilaratingly bleak swansong for the grey, hard dreams of powerful men”- The Stage 4* Hosted by washed up architect/proto-god figure Archibald Tactful and accompanied by anti-virtuoso punk band The Great White Males – Cuncrete is a gratuitously sleazy and joyfully noisy critique of alpha-masculinity and the built environment. Expect original music, grotesque posturing, sharp suits and cement.

8pm | Pay What You Can | seated

French/British pop group, combining indie, folk pop and African rhythms.

8pm | £10 adv | £12 door www.norwichartscen

2 Mar

Cara Dillon

3 Mar

TROPICO 5th Birthday

4 Mar

Sam Coe & The Long Shadows

5 Mar

True Stories: In Another Life

7 Mar

HARK presents Nathan Fake

10 Mar

Sonic Youths #ICYMI 1

11 Mar

The Baghdaddies

16 Mar

Simon Munnery : Standing Still

17 Mar

Mammal Hands + Tom Moore’s Automatic Trio

18 Mar

Bootleg Swing

20 Mar

Mud Morganfield Band

21 Mar

The Tilting Sky presents Jarrod Dickenson

22 Mar

John Osborne : John Peels Shed

23 Mar

Gravy & NAC present Get RAVEY

24 Mar

HARK presents Hannah Peel + support

27 Mar

Thorpe St Andrew School Showcase

29 Mar

Gravesend : The Story of Pocahontas

31 Mar

Francois & The Atlas Mountains + support

3 Apr

Daniel Lanois Solo Instrumental

4 Apr

Haley Bonar + Michael Nau

5 Apr

Rachael Clerke & The Great White Males: Cuncrete

6 Apr

Sonic Youths #ICYMI 2

7 Apr

Sheelanagig + support

8 Apr

Ouagadougous + support

9 Apr

True Stories

11 Apr

Dr. Phil Hammond : Dr Phil’s Health Revolution

12 Apr

Ecclesia Theatre Company presents HIDDEN

13 Apr

PINS + support

14 Apr

Tibetan Night Terrors + Mega Emotion

15 Apr

HARK presents Factory Floor + support

18 Apr

Circus Skills Workshops

18 Apr

Chainska Brassika + support

19 Apr

Free Lunch with the StenchWench

20 Apr

Polly Toynbee

25 Apr

Calan + Dan Wilde

27 Apr

Sh!t Theatre : Letters to Windsor House

28 Apr

The Prettiest Starman

29 Apr

Stone Foundation + special guests

30 Apr

Ducking Punches + Apologies, I Have None

Thursday 6 April

· Rock/Pop ·

Sonic Youths #ICYMI 2: Luke Peter Foster feat.

HappyGhost UK and special guests + Jaztec + Sadie Nencini + DJ sets from Allergy Kid + HappyGhost UK

We’re thrilled to host Luke Peter Foster’s EP launch gig as the second edition of Sonic Youths #ICYMI. Joined by HappyGhost UK’s creativity live on the decks, Luke’s highly personal alternative spoken word artistry is an articulate aural blast of life as a twenty-first century teen.

8pm | Pay What You Can Friday 7 April

· Folk ·

Sheelanagig + support

Sheelanagig have become something of a West Country institution for the past decade. A quintet with a well-stocked armoury of stringed instruments – guitar, fiddle, double bass and a bagful of joint-jumping tunes.

8pm | £12.50 | £14 door Saturday 8 April

· Rock/Pop ·

Ouagadougous + Crumbs for Comfort

+ The Fever Kings + Starbuck + Himazas + Tom Malachowski + Flesh and Bones + The Red Flags

An outstanding and eclectic, jam packed evenings entertainment in aid of the Norfolk and Norwich - El Viejo friendship link.

8pm | £8 adv | £10 door

· Comedy ·

Tuesday 11 April

Dr. Phil Hammond : Dr Phil’s Health Revolution

“One of the most entertainingly subversive people on the planet.” - The Guardian. Phil Hammond – NHS doctor, BBC broadcaster, Private Eye journalist and whistle blowing comic combines both of his 2016 sell out Edinburgh fringe shows in one unforgettable evening.

8pm | £15 | £12 concessions | seated

Wednesday 12 April – Wednesday 3 May

· Exhibition ·

John Scarratt : 13 Futures

13 original posters inspired by each episode of the hit show Black Mirror. Black Mirror paints a fascinating, often worryingly believable picture of the future. From points-based relationships to the digital afterlife, the show continues to offer up predictions of where technology is headed, and what the consequences might be.

Monday – Friday 1pm – 5pm / Saturdays 10am – 6pm Opening Night Wednesday 12 April | 5pm – 7pm Wednesday 12 April

· Performance ·

Ecclesia Theatre Company presents HIDDEN

by Nicola Werenowska

A love story about invisible disability. Chris is a city lawyer, Jess is a Ph.D student. Two ordinary people in a relationship who want to get on with their lives. The birth of their son and the economic crash create a catalyst of events that leads them to discover who they really are. Can their relationship survive the challenges of accepting their newfound reality?

8pm | Pay What You Can | seated Thursday 13 April

· Rock/Pop ·

PINS + Baby In Vain + Yassassin

Mancunian five-piece PINS bring their woozy, post punk, garage pop to NAC following their recent single release ‘Aggrophobe’ featuring Iggy Pop.

8pm | £7 adv | £9 door Friday 14 April

· Rock/Pop ·

Tibetan Night Terrors + Mega Emotion Moreishly tropical disco grooves.

8pm | £5 adv | £7 door

Factory Floor 15 April

Sunday 9 April

True Stories

Saturday 15 April · Performance ·

Molly Naylor, LJ Hope Productions, Writers Centre Norwich and Norwich Arts Centre present True Stories. Intimate, interesting, anecdotal and storytelling from non-performers and performers alike.

8pm : Pay What You Can

HARK presents Factory Floor + support

· 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.

8pm | £10 adv | £12 door

Tuesday 18 April

· Workshop ·

Circus Skills Workshops

Run away with the Circus and try something new this spring with courses at The Oak Circus Centre. Lost in Translation tutors give a professional and personal level of training in a range of disciplines.

Starting Tuesday 18 April | 5-6 weeks | See website for details The Oak Circus Centre, St Michaels Coslany Church, Oak St · Ska ·

Tuesday 18 April

Chainska Brassika + support

“Real musicians, real band, real brass section… fabulous & so refreshing” - David Rodigan, BBC Radio 1xtra This mischievous rabble from Lewisham have been spreading their contagious horn driven ska anthems across the UK and beyond.

8pm | £10 adv | £12 door Wednesday 19 April

· Performance ·

[Live] Art Club presents Catherine Hoffmann: Free

Lunch with the StenchWench

Charting the drive for survival and fitting in, the StenchWench shares stories of growing up as one of the ‘feral underclass’ whilst precariously existing in Austerity Britain today. Cheap clothes, thrifty bread, cold baths and debauched disadvantaged dancing will be investigated as Catherine charts the drive for survival and fitting in.

8pm | Pay What You Can | seated

· Talk ·

Thursday 20 April

Thursday 27 April

· Live Art ·

[Live] Art Club presents Sh!t Theatre : Letters to

Windsor House

“Pertinent social theatre”’ - The Guardian 4* The multi award-winning duo follow up their smash-hit show Women’s Hour with their Fringe First award-winning and Total Theatre award-nominated Letters to Windsor House. With songs, politics, dodgy landlords and detective work, this national housing crisis gets deeply personal in a “hilarious and heartbreaking” (Sunday Times) show for Generation Rent.

Friday 28 April

· Rock/Pop ·

The Prettiest Starman

A moving, but equally joyous live performance of best-loved songs from the golden Bowie years of the early to mid 1970s, with selections from Space Oddity, Hunky Dory, The Rise & Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars, Aladdin Sane, Diamond Dogs, Lodger and Station to Station.

7.30pm | £10 | £8 concessions Saturday 29 April

AGMP presents Stone Foundation + special guests Northern soul from the Midlands, rocking the old school rhythm’n’blues sound on Hammond and horns.

8pm | £13.50 adv | £tbc door Sunday 30 April

· Rock/Pop ·

Author, former BBC social affairs editor and columnist for the Guardian Polly Toynbee discusses the slow but steady dis-memberment of the Welfare State, Brexit and Trump.

Building melody, texture and drama with violins, gang vocals and amplification, The Ducking Punches play a majestic set of emotion-soaked punk rock.

· Folk ·

Tuesday 25 April

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· Soul ·

Ducking Punches + Apologies, I Have None + I Said

8pm | £15 | £12.50 concessions | seated


8pm | Pay What You Can | seated

Polly Toynbee in conversation with David Walker “What a Dreadful State We’re In”



PINS 13 April

8pm | £6 adv | £8 door Calan 25 Aprl

Calan + Dan Wilde

Fiddles, guitar, accordion, bagpipes and step dancing explode into life when Calan, the energetic young folk band from Wales take to the stage. They breathe fire into the old traditions with their infectious rhythms and high voltage routines before melting into some of the most beautiful and haunting songs as they explore the legends of Wales.

8pm | £12 | £10 concessions | seated Wednesday 26 April

· Rock/Pop ·

An Evening with Ian McCulloch SOLD OUT 8pm | £20 adv | £22.00 door | seated · Rock/Pop · www.norw

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