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Monday 2 March

· Rock/Pop ·

PONY UP presents Marika Hackman + Do Nothing

Find Us St Benedicts Street, Norwich, NR2 4PG

London-based singer Maria Hackman’s third full-length release, ‘Any Human Friend’, is an explosive body of work that isn’t afraid to discuss sex and female eroticism with a microscopic lens. “With deadpan humour and rock-star confidence, Hackman essays her own restive, messy desires, from denial to acceptance” – The Guardian 5*

Book tickets

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8pm | £17 adv | £19 door Tuesday 3 March

· Comedy ·

Jessica Fostekew: Hench

Absolute powershed and regular host of The Guilty Feminist, Jessica Fostekew explores her big strong strength. This is a powerful, in your face, riot of comedy that rails against old-fashioned ideals of femininity, the diet industry and society’s policing of women’s bodies. “A punchy polemic about gender stereotyping” - The Guardian 4*

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8pm | £14.25 | £12.25 concessions | Seated

Saturday 7 March

· Rock/Pop ·

Turin Brakes + Kevin Pearce

The South London four-piece are back and are embarking on a UK tour with their new album Lost Property.

8pm | £22.50 adv | More on the door Sunday 8 March

· Performance ·

A Feast of True Stories: In Praise Of Great Women

On International Women’s day, NAC, The Bicycle Shop and TSL invite you to join us for a feast of True Stories. A exquisite three-course meal, welcome drink, table service and the wonderful TSL team make this exclusive experience a very special occasion.

7pm | £32.50 | Seated | Advance booking essential. Tuesday 10 March

· Rock/Pop ·

Orlando Weeks + support

Tuesday 17 March

· Comedy ·

Jen Brister: Under Privilege

Brister has it all: a wife, kids, a house and a job she loves (sometimes) so what the hell is she moaning about? Join Jen as she takes an irreverent look at the often controversial subject of ‘privilege’. Who has it? Who doesn’t? And why does no one like to admit they have any?

8pm | £14 | £11.50 concessions | Seated | 16+ Wednesday 18 March

· Dance ·

Ashtaleela and Arksh

Join us for an evening of Indian classical dance from Ashtaleela who will depict the eight states of love through the dance form Bharata Natyam and Arksh who will explore the zodiac signs through the dance form Odissi.

8pm | Pay What You Can Afford £4 concs | £6-£12 | Seated Ashtaleela and Arksh 18 March

· Rock/Pop ·

Ben Watt + Keeley Forsyth

Award-winning solo recording artist and half of best-selling duo Everything But The Girl tours his new album ‘Storm Damage’, comprising of piano, drums and bass to give a timeless-meets-modern live jam.

8pm | £17 adv | £20 door Friday 6 March

Bootleg Blondie

· Rock/Pop ·

The no.1 official Debbie Harry and Blondie tribute band. Debbie Harris, lead vocalist of Bootleg Blondie, has the looks, the voice and the attitude of the original Blondie and is guaranteed to perform all the hits! Photo. Ibibio Sound Machine by Adam Maizey

8pm | £14 adv | £12 adv concessions | £16 door

· Rock/Pop ·

Thursday 19 March

1pm-4pm | Pay What You Can Afford £4 concs | £6-12 | Bar

English rock group Guranfoe forge elements of psychedelic rock, improvisational jazz, electric fusion, folk rock and ancient ragas.

· Ska/Punk ·

Popes of Chillitown + Faintest Idea + Kahuna

A mix of ska, dub and punk with a progressive edge. Impossible to tie down and with enough energy to power a small city, their songs take you on journeys through punk, two-tone, rock, hip-hop, reggae, drum & bass, dub, metal and more.

8pm | £8 adv | £10 door Sunday 15 March

· Performance ·

True Stories Live: The Nature of the Beast

A lively, moving and unpredictable event where people tell true stories about their lives in front of a warm, supportive audience.

8pm | £20 adv | More on the door

· Rock/Pop ·

Guranfoe + support 8pm | £6 adv | £8 door Friday 20 March

Hank + St Pierre Snake Invasion + Rad Pitt

· Rock/Pop ·

Norwich four-piece play a cathartic combination of alt-rock, grungy riffs and math-rock undertones. Having only sprung into fruition in April 2018 – HANK have released two EPs and garnered press & radio support from the likes of BBC 6 Music, Zane Lowe and The Line of Best Fit.

8pm | £8 adv | More on the door

· Jazz/Funk ·

· Poetry ·

British four-piece jazz funk band JTQ have become renowned for their live performances with tunes that take inspiration from the rare-groove style, and boogaloo funk of the 60s and 70s.

8pm | £22.50 adv | More on the door Saturday 28 March

Cabaret ·

Gossamer Thread Circus presents

Les SauVages

The creators of Curious Cabaret & 250 Years of Circus in 60 Minutes return to NAC with a rebellious new cabaret - Les SauVages - a cornucopia of seditious circus, riotous music and provocative burlesque featuring Anna Fur Laxis, acrobatic duo Nikki & JD, Gossamer Thread’s Daisy Black and the inimitable Des O’Connor - award-winning composer, lyricist and master of ceremonies.

7.30pm | £14 adv | £17 door Monday 30 March

· Rock/Pop ·

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· Blues ·

Marty O’ Reilly + The Riverside

O’Reilly plays with the conviction of a veteran Chicago blues man and his solo show will find its legs strongly rooted in Blues and Gospel, drawing heavily on what makes American music great..

8pm | £11.50 adv | £13.50 door

· Jazz ·

School Works - Thorpe Music Showcase

Tuesday 31 March

7pm | £10.99 adv | Seated

Mercury Award-nominated ten-piece band led by alto saxophonist and composer Cassie Kinoshi. The stellar line-up features some of London’s most up-and-coming young jazz musicians including tuba player Theon Cross (Sons of Kemet), trumpeter Sheila-Maurice-Grey (Kokoroko) and guitarist Shirley Tetteh (Maisha). Combining jazz with inner-city London, West African and Caribbean influenced groove, SEED explores a blend of genres through original compositions and improvisation.

Tuesday 24 March

Sonic Youths v7.4

Saturday 14 March

With a perfect combination of global music, reggae and punk influences, Jah Wobble has entranced the world with his hypnotic bass riffs for over four decades and has become one of Britain’s most influential and distinct bass players. Accompanied by his band, Invaders of the Heart, Jah Wobble is reborn into a new decade as defiant as ever.

SEED Ensemble + Nebula Sun

Original music showcase by Thorpe St Andrew students.

8pm | £11.50 adv | £13.50 door

· Rock/Pop ·

Jah Wobble & The Invaders of the Heart

Monday 23 March

Joe Talbot from post-punk champions Idles will be joining us for an intimate club party, bringing tons of his favourite tunes from punk, Indie, new wave, goth, hip hop and so much more in between.

Thursday 5 March

· Ska/Punk ·

7.30pm | Pay What You Can Afford £6-£12 | Seated

+ Hex Friends

Whatever your age, come hear the future of music from the newest members of our #SonicYouthsFam, all aged 14-19.

11am – 3pm | Free entry

One host. Two headliners. Three floor spots. And all of you. TOAST is a welcoming & exciting evening of poetry & spoken word from the country’s best writers.

Idles DJ Set featuring Joe Talbot + Other Half

Saturday 14 March

A good old fashioned jumble sale, where you can find second hand treasures – music, books, clothes, bric-a-brac and more. A bazaar of new-to-you treasures.

Saturday 21 March

Friday 27 March

James Taylor Quartet + Samuel S. Parkes

Jumble Up!

TOAST featuring Jo Bell + Keith Jarrett

8pm | £22.50 adv | More on the door Friday 13 March

· Market ·

Fierce Babe Norwich x NAC presents

Sunday 22 March

Orlando Weeks of The Maccabees embarks on a tour in support of his forthcoming solo album.

Jessica Fostekew: Hench 3 March

Saturday 21 March

· Rock/Pop ·

PONY UP presents Squid SOLD OUT

Wednesday 25 March

· Poetry ·

8pm | £14 adv | £12.50 U25’s | £16 door

Hollie McNish SOLD OUT

Thursday 26 March

Shazia Mirza: Coconut

Thursday 2 April · Comedy ·

Strap in for a hilarious and uplifting joyride into the art of survival in a world of crocodiles, coconuts, solitary confinement and alpha males. Following the success of her critically acclaimed shows, Shazia is taking on the burning issues of our time in this latest performance.

8pm | £14.50 | £11.50 concessions | Seated

· Talk ·

Alan Johnson: In My Life

Inspired by his latest book, In My Life, this highly entertaining show tells Johnson’s personal story with the help of some of the music that has soundtracked his life, from growing up as an orphan in a West London slum in the 50s to becoming a postman before rising through the Labour Party ranks to hold several cabinet posts, including Home Secretary.

8pm | £20 | Seated

7.30pm | Pay What You Can Afford £4 concs | £6-12 | Seated

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2 Mar

PONY UP: Marika Hackman + Do Nothing

3 Mar

Jessica Fostekew: Hench

5 Mar

Ben Watt + Keeley Forsyth

6 Mar

Bootleg Blondie

7 Mar

Turin Brakes + Kevin Pearce

8 Mar

A Feast of True Stories: In Praise Of Great Women

10 Mar

Orlando Weeks

13 Mar

Idles DJ Set with Joe Talbot

14 Mar

Popes of Chillitown + Faintest Idea + Kahuna

15 Mar

True Stories Live: The Nature of the Beast

17 Mar

Jen Brister: Under Privilege

18 Mar

Ashtaleela and Arksh

19 Mar

Guranfoe

20 Mar

Hank + St Pierre Snake Invasion + Rad Pitt

21 Mar

Jah Wobble & The Invaders of the Heart

22 Mar

TOAST feat. Jo Bell + Keith Jarrett

26 Mar

Shazia Mirza: Coconut

27 Mar

James Taylor Quartet + Samuel S. Parkes

28 Mar

Gossamer Thread Circus: Les SauVages

30 Mar

Marty O’ Reilly + The Riverside

31 Mar

SEED Ensemble

2 Apr

Alan Johnson: In My Life

3 Apr

Pirate Joe & The Foreign Locals

4 Apr

Arnab Chakrabarty with Talvin Singh

Pirate Joe & The Foreign Locals + The Moochers An old soul on young shoulders, blessed with the ‘spirit of the blues’ and a voice to match.

8pm | £11.50 adv | More on the door

Part of Norwich Big Weekend Easily among the top handful of sarod players in the world today Arbab Chakrabarty will be joined by the Mercury Prize winner, Talvin Singh on Tabla.

8pm | £15 | £13.50 concessions | £17 door | Seated Sunday 5 April

Monday 6 April

7.30pm | £6 | £4 concs | Seated

· Rock/Pop ·

PONY UP presents Pongo + support

Pongo embodies the renewal of Kuduro, mixing her African, Langan & Zairian roots with EDM, bass music, dancehall & melodic pop. Her powerful, rhythmic, but equally fragile & sensitive voice draws us into her world, on the borders of dance & saudade, where no one has taken us before.

8pm | £11.50 early bird | £13.50 adv

Saturday 18 April

· Rock/Pop ·

Sonic Youths v7.5

1pm - 4pm | Pay What You Can Afford £4 concs | £6-12 Saturday 18 April

· Hip Hop ·

Beardyman: Sheer Volume + support

8pm | £20 adv | £22.50 door

· Poetry ·

TOAST featuring Caroline Bird & Kareem Parkins Brown

7.30pm | Pay What You Can Afford £6-£12 | Seated

8pm | £6 adv | £8 door

English songsmith Douglas Dare (Erased Tapes) returns with his third and most stripped back studio album to date, ‘Milkteeth’. With elegantly moody, piano-based songs and haunting voice he has drawn comparisons to artists such as Thom Yorke and James Blake.

Thursday 9 April

Douglas Dare + support

· Electronic ·

Pongo 15 April

HARK presents Nathan Fake + support

10 Apr

The Dark Side of Pink Floyd

11 Apr

Fierce Babe Night Market

8pm | £10 adv | £12.50 door

12 Apr

A Respectful Conversation: Religion

15 Apr

PONY UP: Pongo

Friday 10 April

16 Apr

Tony Law: Identifies

17 Apr

Turning Tide Events: Mr Tea and the Minions

18 Apr

Sonic Youths v7.5

18 Apr

Beardyman

19 Apr

TOAST feat. Caroline Bird & Kareem Parkins Brown

21 Apr

Douglas Dare

23 Apr

BIG | BRAVE

24 Apr

Songbird: The Music of Fleetwood Mac

25 Apr

PRB: Ida Mae

Nathan kicks off his UK and European tour supporting his new album ‘Blizzards’ in his home town of Norwich. The album’s methods mirror Nathan’s live show, single takes of entrancing, melodic, club music generated from limited hardware. · Rock/Pop ·

The Dark Side of Pink Floyd

More than just an ordinary Pink Floyd tribute band, The Darkside of Pink Floyd entertain audiences with a fantastic light show and passionate performances.

8pm | £22.50 adv & concessions | £25 door Saturday 11 April

Fierce Babe Night Market

· Market ·

All your usual Fierce Babes hijinx with stalls from fierce indie makers and a vegan/gluten free pop up kitchen.

6pm – 10pm | Bar open until midnight | Free entry

Thursday 16 April

· Comedy ·

Tony Law: Identifies

Multi-award-winning comedian brings his hilarious and surrealist show to NAC. “Utterly absurd” - Broadway World 5*.

8pm | £13.50 | £11.50 concessions | Seated Friday 17 April

· Dub/Ska ·

Turning Tide Events presents Mr Tea and the Minions + Town of Cats + Experimental Sonic Machines + Suki Silvertongue + DJ Yes

Raucous ska folk blended with full-fat Balkan beats and a squeeze of tangy dub.

8pm | £13 adv | £15 door Saturday 18 April

SALON! #15 Meet the MU

· Talk ·

All 14-19-year-olds are invited to find out what the Musicians’ Union has to offer when Tom Eagle joins us to answer your Q’s.

11am | Free

8pm | £10 adv | £12.50 door Thursday 23 April

· Rock/Pop ·

BIG | BRAVE + support

Channeling squalls of feedback and waves of downtuned guitars, Montreal’s BIG | BRAVE represent the raw unconscious turned up as loud as their amps will go. Their new album ‘A Gaze Among Them’ is refreshingly new, explosively heavy, dynamically loud, beautifully minimal, carefully repetitive, and totally and utterly cathartic.

8pm | £10 adv | £12.50 door Friday 24 April

Songbird: The Music of Fleetwood Mac

· Rock/Pop ·

Playing all the hits featuring classic songs from ‘Rumours’ ‘Tango in the Night’, ‘Tusk’, and ‘Mirage’ with a mix of light, sound and video projection.

8pm | £13.50 adv | £15.50 door

· Rock/Pop ·

Blending elements of vintage Delta blues and gritty rock and roll with boldly modern arrangements and fearless punk swagger, British duo’s latest album ‘Chasing Lights’ captures Ida Mae in its purest form.

8pm | £11.50 adv | £14 door · Rock/Pop ·

PONY UP presents Gaffa Tape Sandy + support Giddily frantic, high-octane, hyper rock ‘n’ roll.

Saturday 25 April

PRB presents Ida Mae

One host. Two headliners. Three floor spots. And all of you. TOAST is a welcoming & exciting evening of poetry & spoken word from the country’s best writers.

Norwich Arts Centre Mar Apr 2020

Award winning musician, digital superstar, one of the world’s best beatboxers, a multi-instrumentalist, a groundbreaking live looping pioneer and a musical comedic talent, Beardyman embarks on a new live tour stopping off in Norwich this Spring.

Sunday 19 April

· Rock/Pop ·

Music . Comedy . Live Art . Theatre . Dance Circus . Literature . Education . Exhibitions

Ida Mae 25 April

Aged 14-19 and making original music of any genre? Send us your demos for a chance to play at one of our lunchtime showcases. See NAC website for details.

Tuesday 21 April

HARK: Nathan Fake

Maya Law EP Launch + Dlore + Freya Roy

Join us for an evening of discussion. This is not a debate with winners and losers but the chance for proper conversations to take place in a safe and respectful environment.

8pm | £15 | £13.50 concessions | £17 door | Seated

9 Apr

30 Apr

A Respectful Conversation: Religion

Part of Norwich Big Weekend Led by Nafees Irfan, the Qalander Qawwals are UK’s leading mystic singers of the art form known as the Qawwali.

PONY UP: Gaffa Tape Sandy

The Three Seas

· World ·

· Talk ·

Songs of the Mystics: Qalandar Qawwals

Qalandar Qawwals

Gary Bartz Quartet & Maisha

Sunday 12 April

Wednesday 15 April

Music for the Soul: Arnab Chakrabarty with Talvin Singh

5 Apr

26 Apr

· World ·

Saturday 4 April

6 Apr

29 Apr

· Rock/Pop ·

Friday 3 April

Sunday 26 April

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· Jazz/Funk ·

NAC & Soul Stew presents Gary Bartz & Maisha + Soul Stew DJs

To celebrate his 80th birthday, Grammy award-winning American saxophone hero and pioneer of afro funk joins forces with the UK’s leading spiritual jazz outfit, Maisha, for a special UK tour. In his musical journey spanning from being a sideman to Charles Mingus, Max Roach, Miles Davis and Art Blakey, to a solo career marking him as the luminary of the fusion movement of the 70s, Gary Bartz is one of the most reliable living narrators of the American Jazz history.

8pm | £22.50 adv | £25 door Wednesday 29 April

· World ·

The Music of the Wandering Bauls: The Three Seas

The Bauls are a nomadic tribe with a rich cultural heritage. Led by Australian composer and saxophonist Matt Keegan, The Three Seas is fronted by Baul singer Raju Das.

8pm | £15 | £13.50 concessions | £17 door Thursday 30 April

· R&B/Soul ·

Maya Law EP Launch + Dlore + Freya Roy

Known for her authenticity, this upcoming songwriter has been widening her set into an autobiographical blend of acoustic, soul and hip hop.

8pm | £6 adv | £8 door

Douglas Dare 21 April

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March April Brochure 2020  

Programme of events for March April at Norwich Are Centre

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Programme of events for March April at Norwich Are Centre

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