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Wednesday 3 May

· Theatre ·

Friday 12 May

Old Trunk Theatre presents Fran & Leni

Sonic Youths #ICYMI 3: Mullally + special guests TBA

1976. Fran & Leni meet in a North London comp. Three years later they are The Rips. Girls with guitars, bored of playing nice. Music, sex, fishnets, tits & spitting: a two-girl escape from everything sugar & spice. Old Trunk provoked laughter & tears at Latitude & Edinburgh with this full-throttle tale of escape and lifelong friendship. By award-winning writer Sadie Hasler. Directed by Sarah Mayhew.

Sonic Youths’ third #ICYMI gig sees fast-rising neo-soul superstar Mullally – winner of best solo male at the Unsigned Music Awards 2016 and runner-up in the MOBO UnSung Awards 2016.

8pm | Pay What You Can Saturday 13 May

8pm | Pay What You Can | seated Thursday 4 May

Brit-rapper Jehst’s gritty, profound lyricism and true-school production sound has earned him a global reputation as a master of his field.

8pm | £10 adv | £12 door

Monday 5 June – Saturday 23 July

· Workshop ·

Circus Skills Workshops

Join the Lost in Translation Circus tutors for a packed summer of circus courses; from juggling and acrobatics to daring aerial skills such as trapeze and Chinese pole. They’ll be running taster classes for both curious novices and kids activities for ages 6+ throughout school holidays and half terms.

Starting Monday 5 June | 7 weeks | See website for details The Oak Circus Centre, St Michaels Coslany Church, Oak Street Friday 5 May

· Performance ·

DandiFest presents GLOOPTOPIA

A celebration of all things silly, slimy and sensual. The final hurrah of Dandifest is going to be an immersive art experience like no other. Curated by international drag supernova and prodigal daughter of this fine city, Oozing Gloop! Also featuring Lady Vagina! Aka Edythe Wolley, Ellis.D! Winner of east London’s LIPSYNC1000 and Vivian Ezugha! Interdisciplinary and international performance artist.

8pm | Pay What You Can Saturday 6 May

Los Campesinos! + Muncie Girls

· Rock/Pop ·

Los Campesinos! celebrate the release of their sixth album, Sick Scenes produced by John Goodmanson (Bikini Kill, Death Cab for Cutie, Sleater-Kinney). A liberating set of songs about odious city hipsters, youthful nostalgia and future anxiety, wrapped up in a glorious flurry of chipper riffs and witty lyricisms.

8pm | £14 adv | £16 door

· Rock/Pop ·

Friday 19 May

· Hip Hop ·

No Comply presents Akua Naru + support

The Comet Is Coming 8 May · Jazz ·

Monday 8 May

The Comet Is Coming + support

“Powered by Arkestral cosmic forces, The Comet Is Coming. Brace for impact” – The Guardian Mercury Prize 2016 London three-piece whip up a fusion of jazz, Afrobeat and electronica in an improvisational, intergalactic mash-up.

Performing with a six-piece ensemble Naru has garnered attention and accumulated rave reviews with her classic boom bap hip hop sounds, socially conscious rhymes, jazz-soul elements.

8pm | £12 adv | £14 door

8pm | £12 adv | £14 door | £8 under 25s Tuesday 9 May

· Rock/Pop ·

Pony Up presents Flamingods + Organisms + Ghost Noises

London-via-Bahrain five-piece conjure up tropical, entrancing melodies and undefinable sounds which merge into a hazy other worldly experience.

8pm | £8.50 adv | £10.50 door

Wednesday 10 May – Wednesday 7 June

· Exhibition ·

Off The Press Collective: PAPERBACK

Paperback features 20 artists and their response to iconic literature. Each design has been produced as a limited edition screen print by Off The Press Collective.

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

Nymphs & Thugs presents The LIVEwire tour featuring Salena Godden, Matt Abbott, Toria Garbutt and Louise Fazackerley.

· Literature ·

An evening of dynamic, engaging and politically charged spoken word.

8pm | Pay What You Can | seated

· Literature ·

Manchester-based nine-piece live hip-hop band return with Mercury Prize-winning rapper Speech Debelle.

8pm | £16.50 adv | £18.50 door Friday 26 May

John Agard: Roll Over Atlantic

Part of the City of Literature Programme at Norfolk & Norwich Festival 2017. Winner of the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry, Caribbean-British poet John Agard performs a quirky reimagining of the notorious voyage of Christopher Columbus.

8pm | £10 | seated

Wednesday 17 May

· Live Art ·

[Live] Art Club presents Lost Bodies by Nicola Hunter Her body transpired into the darkness that day. Her last breath grew wings: pulling the soul from beneath her bones to the next life. Grief births a visceral journey, which swells and tears the skin, spitting you out onto barren lands. There was death and it took me with it. In ‘Lost Bodies’ live artist Nicola Hunter will be celebrating loss as a strengthening process, a metamorphosis and a return to the wild.

7.30pm | Pay What You Can | seated | 15+

· Hip Hop ·

No Comply presents

DJ Format & Abdominal + DJ Chrome & ILL Inspired Slick beats coupled with intelligent, savvy lyrics.

Akua Naru 19 May

Saturday 20 May

8pm | £12.50 adv | £15.00 door · Rock/Pop ·

James Leg + The Bonnevilles

A double headliner of punk blues from Texas raised James Leg (Black Diamond Heavies) and Northern Irish power-duo The Bonnevilles.

8pm | £10 adv | £12 door

NNF & Writers’ Centre Norwich present

· Hip Hop ·

The Mouse Outfit ft. Dr.Syntax & Sparkz + Speech Debelle (double bill)

True Stories Live: Anniversary Special

Monday 15 May

Part of the City of Literature Programme at Norfolk & Norwich Festival 2017. Co-commissioned by Norwich Arts Centre. Three interlocking stories explore the effects and legacy of the British in India in an extraordinary new play to mark the 70th anniversary of India’s independence.

No Comply presents

· Performance ·

7.30pm | £10 | £8 concessions

Siddhartha Bose: No Dogs, No Indians

Thursday 25 May

8pm | £5

Norwich Arts Centre, LJ Hope Productions and Molly Naylor launch the 2017 tour of True Stories Live and celebrate its first birthday with a “best of” edition of this much loved event. Intimate, interesting and anecdotal storytelling from people like you with Special Guests Sara Pascoe and Gavin Osborn. DJ and after party in the bar. Vegan chilli too…

· Literature ·

8pm | £10 | seated

DJ sets from MINA + Sophie Little (BBC Radio 1, BBC Introducing) + Amy Nomvula (Innate Sounds, Future Radio) + Rosie Gravy. An inter-generational dance party for women. At this brand new event MOXIE presents a night of the best music to dance to – Afrobeat, Pop, Dancehall, Beyoncé… No music snobbery, just dance-able tunes. A fun and comfortable space for women of all ages to dance the night away.

Sunday 14 May

Wednesday 24 May

NNF, NAC & Writers’ Centre Norwich present

MOXIE Dance Party

· Hip Hop ·

No Comply presents Jehst + support

· Rock/Pop ·

Monday 22 May

· Literature ·

Egg Box presents UNDERPASS

Showcasing UEA’s creative writing talent with readings, light refreshments and an opportunity to purchase the new anthology.

7.30pm | Free entry | Bar Tuesday 23 May

· Country ·

Nashville in The Round

featuring Sarah Darling, Jenn Bostic and Michael Logen

An evening in the style of the Nashville’s famous Bluebird Café as three genuine Nashville singer-songwriters come together.

8pm | £12.50 | seated

Saturday 27 May

· Hip Hop ·

No Comply presents Our Voices

A whole day and night of Hip Hop, all created from within our community. Please see website for details of workshops and evening show.

Wednesday 31 May

· Rock/Pop ·

Sink Ya Teeth + Painted Heathers + DJs

Single launch for Norwich based two-piece Sink Ya Teeth. Bringing together elements of late 20th century synth-pop, post punk bass lines and unsettling vocals.

8pm | £5

Friday 2 June

· Rock/Pop ·

Pony Up presents Pixx + SuperGlu

An ambitious debut album from Hannah Rodgers, ‘The Age Of Anxiety’ represents the first true statement from a unique British talent, drawing on deeply personal experiences to present a bold, relatable new commentary on her world order.

8pm | £6.50 adv | £8.50 door Saturday 3 June

· Rock/Pop ·

Sonic Youths v4.2: acts TBA

The latest lunchtime line-up of 14-19-year-old musicians..

1pm | Pay What You Can | Bar

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3 May

Old Trunk Theatre presents Fran & Leni

4 May

Jehst + support

5 May

DandiFest presents Glooptopia

6 May

Los Campesinos! + Muncie Girls

8 May

The Comet Is Coming + support

9 May

Pony Up presents Flamingods + support

10 May

The LIVEwire tour with Salena Godden

12 May

Sonic Youths #ICYMI 3: Mullally

13 May

MOXIE Dance Party for Women

14 May

True Stories Live: Anniversary Special

15 May

John Agard: Roll Over Atlantic

17 May

[Live] Art Club presents Lost Bodies by Nicola Hunter

19 May

Akua Naru + support

20 May

James Leg + The Bonnevilles

22 May

Egg Box presents UNDERPASS

23 May

Nashville in The Round

24 May

Siddhartha Bose: No Dogs, No Indians

25 May

The Mouse Outfit + Speech Debelle

26 May

DJ Format & Abdominal + DJ Chrome & ILL Inspired

31 May

Sink Ya Teeth + Painted Heathers + DJs

2 June

Pony Up presents Pixx + SuperGlu

3 June

Sonic Youths v4.2: acts TBA

3 June

David Ford + Michelle Stodart + J P Ruggieri

6 June

Melt Banana + support

7 June

A Machine They’re Secretly Building

8 June

The Handlebards present As You Like It

9 June

Norwich Arts Centre presents BBC Music Day

10 June

Salò Press presents VOLTA

10 June

Fleetwood Bac

13 June

Vieux Farka Touré + support

14 June

[LIVE] Art Club presents Pete McMaster: 27

15 June

Georgia Shackleton Trio + Transatlantic Session

16 June

Addictive TV: Orchestra of Samples

20 June

Ryley Walker (with band) + support

21 June

Modulus Quartet

22 June

Pony Up presents CLAWS + support

23 June

Delhi 2 Dublin + support

24 June

Killamonjambo EP Launch

25 June

True Stories Live: Leaving Home

27 June

Combustion by Asif Khan

28 June

Truelove Tours presents Illuminating Alice

29 June

Yve Mary B + Vic Allen + Tony Brook

30 June

The Hip Hop Shakespeare Company

Saturday 3 June

· Rock/Pop ·

David Ford + Michelle Stodart + J P Ruggieri

Ford’s songs combine Americana, English melodicism and a touch of rock ‘n’ roll, tied together with finely-crafted lyrics. His emotive stories of social commentary, politics and love in a world going to hell are powerful, engaging and hark back to an era of classic songwriting.

8pm | £15 adv | £17 door Tuesday 6 June

· Rock/Pop ·

Melt Banana + support Japanese noise rock pop duo.

· Rock/Pop ·

Norwich Arts Centre presents

To mark BBC Music Day and the beginning of a series of events that acknowledge 40 years of NAC history, we’ll be putting something a bit special together for this evening, book early!

8pm | Pay What You Can Saturday 10 June

· Literature ·

Salò Press presents VOLTA

An afternoon of readings and open-mic, with guest reader Robert Shearman, award-winning screenwriter best known for Dr Who.

1pm-4pm | Pay What You Can | Bar

8pm | £13.50 adv | £15 door Wednesday 7 June

Friday 9 June

· Theatre ·

Proto-type Theatre presents

A Machine They’re Secretly Building

Combining original text and classified intelligence documents with film, music and sound design to vent frustration at the insidious machine of surveillance. How did we get to the point where our governments are spying on us and how is it changing who we are?

8pm | Pay What You Can | seated

Saturday 10 June

· Rock/Pop ·

Fleetwood Bac

The world’s first and best Fleetwood Mac Tribute Band, endorsed by Mick Fleetwood himself, the only Mac tribute to authentically replicate the classic ‘Rumours’ line-up.

8pm | £15 | £12.50 concessions Tuesday 13 June

· World ·

Vieux Farka Touré + support

Return of the Second-Born – “The Hendrix of the Sahara” Vieux Farka Touré sings a blend of Malian blues and praise song, funk, reggae, and rock on his newest album ‘Samba’.

8pm | £16 adv | £18 door

Wednesday 14 June – Wednesday 12 July

Friday 16 June

· Electronica ·

Addictive TV: Orchestra of Samples featuring

Stomp’s Paul Gunter + DJ support

“ingenious and compelling” - The Times Five years in the making and blending elements of world and folk with electronics, electronic artists Addictive TV perform their latest audiovisual extravaganza Orchestra of Samples.

8pm | £10 adv | £12 door Tuesday 20 June

· Rock/Pop ·

Ryley Walker (with band) + support

Maverick singer-songwriter from Chicago returns following his acclaimed 2016 album ‘Golden Sings That Have Been Sung’.

8pm | £12 adv | £14 door Wednesday 21 June

· Contemporary ·

Modulus Quartet

An exciting and innovative contemporary ensemble performing a diverse range of music by living composers, with specially commissioned film and multimedia.

8pm | £12 adv | £14 door | seated Thursday 22 June

· Rock/Pop ·

The HandleBards Cycling Shakespeare presents

As You Like It

Described by Sir Ian McKellen as “uproariously funny”, the HandleBards bring their unique brand of extremely energetic, charmingly chaotic, environmentally friendly cycle-powered theatre to Norwich.

8pm | Pay What You Can | seated

Thursday 15 June

· Americana ·

Georgia Shackleton Trio

+ Transatlantic Session with Hen’s Teeth (US) + Alden, Patterson and Dashwood

Featuring fiddle, mandolin and guitar, The Georgia Shackleton Trio performs a blend of Americana, folk and self-penned tunes.

8pm | £7 adv | £8 door | £5 concessions

· Performance ·

True Stories Live: Leaving Home

LJ Hope Productions, Molly Naylor and Norwich Arts Centre in partnership with New Routes present True Stories Live. Intimate , interesting anecdotal storytelling on the theme of Leaving Home from non-performers and performers alike. Income from this event will support the work of New Routes, part of Refugee Week.

8pm | Pay What You Can | Bar Tuesday 27 June

· Theatre ·

Combustion by Asif Khan

Bradford-born Asif Khan’s debut play is a fabulously comic take on the combustion surrounding young British Muslim lives in the North today.

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8pm | Pay What You Can | seated | 14+

· Performance ·

PIXX 2 June

8pm | Pay What You Can | seated Thursday 29 June

· Live Art ·

8pm | Pay What You Can | seated | 18+

Sunday 25 June

Writer, Performer, Cabaret Hostess and part time MtoF Retro Girl Miss Alice d’Lumiere premiers a brand new one person show; the culmination of a year’s worth of celebratory adventures in crossdressing, role reversal and jumping stripy tights first through the Looking Glass of Gender. Expect wordplay, extravagant frocks and a touch of Lewis Carroll.. · Country ·

Yve Mary B + Vic Allen + Tony Brook

[LIVE] Art Club presents Pete McMaster: 27

· Theatre ·

8pm | £10 | £8 early bird

8pm | £5

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

Thursday 8 June

Having spent the last few years gaining fans across Europe, Killamonjambo are known for the sheer ecstasy of their live shows.

Truelove Tours presents Illuminating Alice

Celebrating the release of the Indie/Surf/Punk band’s EP.

Contemporary portraiture and figurative work.

A Machine They’re Secretly Building 23 June

Killamonjambo EP Launch + support

Wednesday 28 June

· Exhibition ·

Jim Morrison, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix and Brian Jones all died aged 27. Trying to understand how life is never fixed, two performers reflect on their experience of approaching and moving through the infamous age of 27. Pushing their bodies towards exhaustive extremes, they transform the threat of untimely death into an explosive celebration of being.

· Funk ·

Pony Up presents CLAWS + support

Joel Benjamin & Dean Khalil: WE DID OUR BEST

Wednesday 14 June

Saturday 24 June

Yve Mary B will be performing her mix of gospel, folk, country, swing and rock backed by a full band.

7.30pm | £7 adv | £9 door Friday 30 June Delhi 2 Dublin 23 June

Friday 23 June

Delhi 2 Dublin + support

The Hip hop Shakespeare Company · Fusion ·

An electric fusion blending Celtic and Bhangra roots, dub, reggae and breakbeats with straight up happy dance music.

8pm | £14 | £12 concessions

· Hip Hop ·

No Comply and Young Norfolk Arts Festival present + Franko Fraize

The Hip hop Shakespeare Company proudly presents THSC Live! featuring an assortment of their new talent including rappers, singers and poets. Supported by THSC’s live musicians, they will perform a medley of songs and poems inspired by the scenes and themes from famous Shakespeare plays and sonnets. Specially programmed by the Young Norfolk Arts Festival.

7pm | £8 | £6 concession

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