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Tickets & Information

Tuesday 1 May

Book tickets

Often compared to Jeff Buckley, Scott Matthews is an English singer/songwriter primarily influenced by folk, blues and rock. “A big favourite of ours…just gorgeous” Lauren Laverne, BBC 6 Music

Scott Matthews + Jasmine Rodgers

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· Rock/Pop ·

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8pm | £13.50 adv | £11.50 adv concessions | £15.50 door Thursday 3 May - Wednesday 30 May

· Exhibition ·

Liam Ashley Clark: Ultraviolet Youthquake

Ultraviolet, the Pantone Colour of the Year 2018, has often been associated with images of ‘the future’, invention, exploration, ideas of what is yet to come. Youthquake, named Word of the Year 2017 by Oxford Dictionaries, is defined as a ‘significant cultural, political, or social change arising from the actions or influence of young people’. This exhibition sees a collection of new paintings by Liam Ashley Clark that have been influenced by political and social events over the past few years, as well as a handful of more surreal works.

Opening night Wednesday 2 May 5pm - 7pm Friday 4 May

Tuesday 8 May

Kitty, Daisy and Lewis

Three siblings from North London bring an infectious energy and authentic approach to rockabilly, vintage country and first-generation rhythm & blues.

8pm | £17 adv

· Folk ·

This Spring, naturalist and Mercury Prize nominated folk artist Sam Lee and special guests bring the celebrated Singing With Nightingales starlit walks indoors. Live broadcasting the irrepressible nocturnal courtship song of nightingales, this series of unique concerts introduces human-bird duets in a new theatrical experience. Joining Sam Lee will be special guest artists Caoimhin o Raghallaigh & Fiston Lusambo

Friday 11 May

· Performance ·

Writers’ Centre Norwich & Norfolk & Norwich Festival present

9 PM | £7.50-£10 | Seated | Tickets via nnfestival.org.uk

One man’s journey around Britain with a recording no-one knew existed. Armed with the music, a camera, a notepad and a pair of headphones, Michael Burdett travelled the length and breadth of the UK to find 200 people prepared to stop, listen and talk. Humorous and poignant, Strange Face celebrates life, coincidences and the legacy of singer-songwriter Nick Drake.

· Rock/Pop ·

8pm | £5 adv | £7 door

Monday 14 May & Tuesday 15 May

1549: The Story of Kett’s Rebellion

· Performance ·

Presented by Floyd Performance and NAC. Five actors use a blend of pathos, comedy and song to tell the story of Kett’s Rebellion, one of the most significant events in Norfolk’s history. The story of ordinary working people’s call for equality and social justice, and their struggle against the privileged ruling classes.

7.30pm | £10 | £8 concessions | Seated

· Performance ·

Strange Face: Adventures with a Lost Nick Drake Recording

8pm | £15.50 | £13.50 concessions | Seated Friday 18 May

· Rock/Pop ·

The Slow Readers Club

Manchester based four-piece who specialise in dark and brooding indie electro.

8pm | £17 adv

Saturday 19 May

Sonic Youths v5.3

· Performance ·

Balloon

Balloon is a lively, fast-moving, new event created by NAC, LJ Hope Productions (True Stories Live) and Simon Floyd (The Common Lot). Six Players and a Pilot are floating above Norwich in a punctured hot air balloon, which is sinking fast. By sheer wit, eloquence and mastery of this month’s topic of Democracy, they have to persuade the Mob – that’s you – why they should not be ejected to re-gain height and save the remaining Players. Four rounds of debate, challenge and voting will determine the winner. Everyone will need to be on the alert for interventions by ‘Lucyfer’ the ever capricious final arbiter.

Monday 21 May

True Stories Live is a lively, moving and unpredictable event where people tell true stories about their lives in front of a warm, supportive audience. In these uncertain times we believe more than ever in the power of community and empathy to galvanise and inspire. Visit truestorieslive.co.uk for info.

7.30pm | Pay What You Can Afford | Seated Tuesday 5 June

· Blues ·

Lil’ Jimmy Reed + Dave Thomas

From shot-gun shack and cotton-field to festival main stage, the prodigious talents of Lil’ Jimmy Reed have taken him a long way from the Mississippi river. One of the last surviving performers of classic Louisiana down-home blues, Lil’ Jimmy’s stinging guitar work, gritty vocals and haunting harmonica have been taking Europe by storm.

8pm | £17 | £14 concessions | Seated Lil’ Jimmy Reed 5 June

· Rock/Pop ·

As It Is + Dream State (Acoustic)

Transatlantic pop-punk band perform a very special intimate and stripped-back acoustic show. Songs from their discography will be reimagining to create a new and unique show, including the stories behind some of these songs.

8pm | £18.50 adv | £20 door Tuesday 22 May

Thursday 6 June - Wednesday 4 July · Performance ·

How to Survive a Post-Truth Apocalypse

Join Francesca Beard, your sham-shaman, on an epic adventure through a wonderland of lies, fictions, Wikipedia facts and the stories we tell ourselves. Through a series of fabulous encounters, you will explore make-believe in its many forms, from political spin, to polite half-truths, to the lies we live by. ‘What is the global cost of make-believe?’, ‘Are all humans liars?’ and ‘Can the truth set us free?’

8pm | Pay What You Can Afford | Seated · Rock/Pop ·

Which original music-makers aged 14-19 will wow your ears today? Follow Sonic Youths on twitter to find out @1419SonicYouths

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

· Performance ·

7.30pm | Pay What You Can Afford

8.30pm | £7.50-£10 | Seated | Tickets via nnfestival.org.uk

Brighton’s hottest emerging indie juggernauts. Hyped by NME and Radio 1’s Huw Stephens earlier in the year, the post-punk outfit have since embarked on their first ever UK tour supporting InHeaven, drawing rave reviews and attracting fanfare nationwide.

8pm | Pay What You Can Afford | Bar

· Performance ·

Thursday 17 May

THYLA + Ugly + The Glitter Shop

Scratch it! is HACK theatre’s curated short-play scratch night at the Norwich Arts Centre. Packed with original new work from an array of talented writers from East Anglia. This makes every event various and unpredictable…

6:30 PM | £7.50-£10 | Seated | Tickets via nnfestival.org.uk

Writers’ Centre Norwich & Norfolk & Norwich Festival present

Anti Despair Machine & Dork present

Scratch It!

· Performance ·

Jack Dean: Nuketown

Tim Clare & Mark Grist: Voted Out

· Performance ·

Sunday 20 May

Writers’ Centre Norwich & Norfolk & Norwich Festival present

6.30pm | £7.50-£10 | Seated | Tickets via nnfestival.org.uk

Saturday 12 May

· Performance ·

Wednesday 16 May

Wednesday 16 May

Rosy Carrick: Passionate Machine

9pm | £9 early bird | £11.50 adv | £13.50 door | 18+

THYLA 12 May

Writers’ Centre Norwich & Norfolk & Norwich Festival present

Hannah Silva: Talk in a Bit

Sunday 6 May

Analog Africa have spent the last decade travelling the world to build an unrivalled collection of groundbreaking music from the african continent. Their Africa Delay parties in Frankfurt are legenday and the Analog Africa Records label has brought the music and the stories behind them to a whole new audience. Tropical Shakedown present this very special night of music over two rooms, playing the best tropical soul, funk and disco, afrobeat, highlife and more.

The Nest Collective presents… Sam Lee’s Singing With Nightingales: LIVE

Friday 11 May

Kitty, Daisy and Lewis 4 May

+ Keith Slater + Ronnie Orbit

5.30pm-7pm | £6 | £4 concessions

Sunday 27 May

True Stories Live: Is Blood Thicker Than Water?

Analog Africa Soundsystem

We all have stories to tell but sometimes we just need a helping hand to make them flow. Come to our next True Stories Live workshop and we can offer that help as well as tea and cake. At Anteros Arts Foundation, 11-15 Fye Bridge St, Norwich NR3 1LJ

Tuesday 8 May

· Tropical ·

Tropical Shakedown presents

True Stories Live Workshop

8.30pm | £17 | £14 concessions | Seated · Americana ·

Saturday 19 May

· Workshop ·

Wednesday 23 May

· Exhibition ·

Circus 250

An exhibition as part of Norwich’s Circus 250 celebrations, marking the of the 250th anniversary of the advent of circus.

Opening night Wednesday 6 June 5pm - 7pm Thursday 7 June

· Rock/Pop ·

Rockney Rebels

A foot tapping Norfolk-based trio, performing a tribute to Chas ‘n’ Dave and the songs that influenced them.

8pm | £6 adv | £7 door | BAR · Rock/Pop ·

Turnover

Dreamy pop paradise from Virginia-based four-piece touring their latest album release ‘Good Nature’.

8pm | £13.50 adv | £17 door

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1 May

Scott Matthews + Jasmine Rodgers

4 May

Kitty, Daisy and Lewis

6 May

Scratch It!

8 May

True Stories Live Workshop

8 May

Sam Lee’s Singing With Nightingales: LIVE

11 May

Rosy Carrick: Passionate Machine

11 May

Hannah Silva: Talk in a Bit

12 May

THYLA + Ugly + The Glitter Shop

14-15 May

1549: The Story of Kett’s Rebellion

16 May

Jack Dean: Nuketown

16 May

Tim Clare & Mark Grist: Voted Out

17 May

Strange Face: Adventures with a Lost Nick Drake

· Reggae ·

Friday 8 June

Misty in Roots + support

One of the most powerful live reggae acts to have come out of London and noted for their powerful roots reggae sound and uncompromising lyrical vibrations, became the major force in Rock Against Racism.

8pm | £18 adv | £15.50 adv concessions | £20 door Saturday 9 June

· Electronica ·

HARK presents Rival Consoles + support + Cosmic Pint Glass DJs in the bar

London-based electronic producer Ryan Lee West aka Rival Consoles tours his fourth full length album ‘Persona’ on Erased Tapes Records.

Silent Disco

Four DJs battle it out on two light-up music channels. Who’s going to be the ultimate DJ – you decide!

9pm | £6 student | £7.50 adv | £9 door | 18+ £5 cash deposit for headphones on the door

Family Silent Disco

It’s daytime rave time! We’ll be spinning your favourite guilty pleasures that will get all the family dancing from toddlers to granddads! Get glittered up and head down for an early danceathon with laser lights and smoke.

10am-12pm | Under 5s £4 | 5-16yrs £6 | Adults £7.50 | Adult concessions £6 £5 cash deposit for headphones on the door

18 May

The Slow Readers Club Sonic Youths v5.3

19 May

Tropical Shakedown presents Analog Africa

20 May

Balloon Debated

21 May

As It Is + Dream State (Acoustic)

22 May

How to Survive a Post-Truth Apocalypse

23 May

Turnover

27 May

True Stories Live: Is Blood Thicker Than Water?

5 June

Lil’ Jimmy Reed + Dave Thomas

8pm | £10 adv | £12 door Sunday 17 June

7 June

Rockney Rebels

8 June

Misty in Roots

9 June

HARK presents Rival Consoles

11 June

Anda Union

12 June

C.W. Stoneking + support

13 June

The Magic Numbers + support

15 June

Silent Disco

16 June

Family Silent Disco

16 June

Carnavalia (with Rabo de Foguete)

17 June

Sonic Youths v5.4

19 June

Orchestre Poly-Rythmo + support

20 June

Martin Figura: Whistle

20 June

Martin Figura: Dr. Zeeman’s Catastrophe Machine

21 June

Sink Ya Teeth Launch Party

22 June

Starcrawler + support

23 June

Sonic Youths v5.5

23 June

Fleetwood Bac

24 June

Norwich Refugee Week Closing Party

26 June

RURA

27 June

Lost in a Sea of Glass and Tin

29 June

The Oli Brown Band + Soho Blues

Rival Consoles 9 June

· Disco ·

Saturday 16 June

19 May

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

· Disco ·

Friday 15 June

· World ·

Saturday 16 June

Anda Union

Addictive and accessible fusion of Mongolian musical style drawn directly from the nine-piece bands roots in the differing ethnic nomadic cultures.

· Rock/Pop ·

Check out our Father’s Day collaboration with Print To The People: art sales soundtracked by seven Sonic Youths acts at The Arches, Bracondale – join us!

11am–6pm | Free | Redwell Brewery NR1 2EF Tuesday 19 June

· World ·

Orchestre Poly-Rythmo + support

Wednesday 20 June

C.W. Stoneking combines a larger-than-life stage presence with stunning musianship and an authentic blues sound.

Wednesday 13 June

The Magic Numbers + support

· Rock/Pop ·

Mercury Prize nominated and multi-platinum selling London quartet are set to return following a three-year hiatus with the release of their new album ‘Outsiders’.

8pm | £15.50 adv | £20 door

· Rock/Pop ·

PONY UP! Presents Sink Ya Teeth Launch Party + support

Join Norwich based electronic duo Sink Ya Teeth to celebrate the release of their self-titled debut album. Weaving threads from post-punk, Chicago house, and 80s/90s dance music, the pair have produced an album of slick synth-pop.

8pm | £7 adv | £5 adv concessions

8pm | £16 adv | £12.50 adv concessions | £18 door

Martin Figura: Whistle

8pm | £11.50 adv

· Performance ·

A multi-media depiction of a post-war British childhood using poetry, family photographs and striking visuals. Figura explores themes of identity, forgiveness, loss, adoption and family with insight and gentle humour to tell a unique coming-of-age story, which is both profound and uplifting.

· Rock/Pop ·

Sonic Youths’ SALON! #4

Useful info, hints, tips and special offers with aspiring musicmakers aged 14-19 – all welcome.

11am–1pm | Free | Bar Saturday 23 June

· World ·

Join the Norwich Integration Partnership (New Routes, Bridge Plus+, English+) for food and music to celebrate the new communities that have made this fine city their home.

7pm | Pay What You Can Afford Tuesday 26 June

· Folk ·

RURA

With two heralded albums, a third due for release RURA continually affirm their position as one of Scotland’s most powerful groups. Their exquisitely rugged yet refined blend of fiddle, Highland pipes, flute, bodhran and guitar has won a devoted following in many corners of the globe, amongst audiences and critics alike.

8pm | £15.50 | £13.50 concesisons | Seated Wednesday 27 June

· Rock/Pop ·

Punk Rock Blues presents Starcrawler + support

Saturday 23 June

8pm | £17 adv | £14 adv concessions | £19.50 door

· Blues ·

9pm | £6 | Book both Martin Figura shows for £10

The dynamic young L.A.-bred quartet deliver intense glam-rock sensuality and full-metal-jacket menace.

C.W. Stoneking + support

Tuesday 12 June

What can be retrieved from life’s catastrophes and wounds? Martin turns Dr Zeeman, the moon and the photographs to sort out love, loss and when to let go. Illustrated with projections and an atmospheric soundscape.

Thursday 21 June

Sunday 24 June

Norwich Refugee Week Closing Party

An evening of carnival-inspired and infused music to put fire in your soul and movement in your feet. From the riot of Rio to the heat of Havana this is not a night to miss. Two big bands steeped in Latin rhythms to get the party jumping.

Legendary African Orchestra celebrating 50 years together “Angular melodies, punchy horn lines, psychedelic guitar, an injenction of funk and insistent, powerful percussion-beaten out on drums, gourds, bells and shakers. It’s music you can’t ignore.” The Guardian

8pm | £17 | £13.50 concessions | Seated

Martin Figura: Dr. Zeeman’s Catastrophe Machine

Friday 22 June

Sonic Youths v5.4 at Norwich Art Car Boot · World ·

· Performance ·

Carnavalia (with Rabo de Foguete) + VJ Mou + Orchestra Bombo

Monday 11 June

Wednesday 20 June

· Performance ·

Claire Hinds and Gary Winters: Lost in a Sea of Glass and Tin

A mixed media live work of light, sound, projection and voice which takes inspiration from the eremitic rituals of the 14th Century English Hermit Richard Rolle, the elegant structure of the 1960’s pop hit Penny Arcade and the ducks eye view of a handful of movies by David Lynch. What does it mean to leave everything we ever knew behind? Take off and live a life of solitude? Where can we go and what can we become?

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

Norwich Arts Centre May June 2018

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8pm | Pay What You Can Afford | Seated Lost in a Sea of Glass and Tin 27 June

· Rock/Pop ·

Sonic Youths v5.5

Aged 14-19 and making original music of any genre? Want a chance to play our v5.5 showcase? Send your demo to annie@norwichartscentre.co.uk by Saturday 19 May.

1pm-4pm | Pay What You Can Afford | Bar Saturday 23 June

· Rock/Pop ·

Fleetwood Bac

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

8pm | £17 | £14 concessions

Friday 29 June

· Blues ·

The Oli Brown Band + Soho Blues

It is 10 years since the releases of Oli Brown’s first blues album, Open Road’, and to celebrate he is carrying out some selected UK dates.

8pm | £13.50 | £11.50 concessions

7pm | £6 | Book both Martin Figura shows for £10

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Starcrawler 22 June

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