Month: March 2017

Bootleg Swing at the NAC – a Norwich Eye review

Hot jazz and swing nights for the fine city of Norwich, is the proud claim of the organiser’s website, and on Saturday night a lively crowd were not disappointed. We were welcomed with some gentle piano music from Ewan Duffus in the bar which was suitably festooned with glittery signs and a washing line pegged full of vintage undies. First event in the main auditorium was some essential training for the rest of the evening, as guests were expertly taught how to dance the Charleston by the dapper Earl Harlem. The challenges and immediate rewards of this exercise brought...

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Burlesque to feature in Bootleg Swing speakeasy night at NAC

The popular Bootleg Swing is back at Norwich Arts Centre this Saturday night! Downtown Chicago speakeasy meets Parisian Moulin Rouge. There will be Sizzling Swing from the live seven piece house band, and a stunning Can Can show from Les Belles Danseuses. New to Bootleg Swing, for the very first time, an Exquisite Burlesque, an incomparable feature from special guests UEA Burlesque Society. Don’t forget to arrive early for a dance lesson in the auditorium.   Listing: Saturday 18 March
 – Bootleg Swing 8pm: £13 adv | £15 door Link to event website page: http://bootlegswing.co.uk/#aboutbootlegswing More about UEA Burlesque Society...

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Norfolk libraries get ready for Great Big Read

  Residents across Norfolk are being invited to read the county’s most popular books as part of this year’s Great Big Read campaign which aims to encourage adults to read more. The Great Big Read is organised by Norfolk County Council’s libraries service and will run from 20 March to 22 April. The theme is Norfolk’s Most Wanted and it features a list of 20 of the most popular books asked for by Norfolk library customers. Those featuring include everything from crime to romance and bestsellers including The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins and The Night Manager...

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Saligia//Jøtnarr//Cassus//Algae Bloom//Midnight Parasite bringing dark night to Norwich soon!

  Something a bit different for Norwich. Darker. Louder. From Germany, Saligia play dark, angry hardcore punk/screamo with metal influences. This is their first UK tour. Expect a lineup of intense, passionate bands, each demonstrating different forms of heaviness. Political, Philosophical, Provocative, Real. Saligia (from Germany) Heavy, fast, screamo/hardcore punk with hints of metal. Listen: https://saligiadiy.bandcamp.com/ JØTNARR (from Colchester) Melodic, atmospheric black metal infused with screamo. Listen: https://jotnarr.bandcamp.com/ Cassus Chaotic-yet-melodic screamo with emo/post-hardcore influence. Listen: https://cassus.bandcamp.com/ algae bloom Intimate two-piece screamo/emo with clean guitar. Listen: https://algaeblooms.bandcamp.com/ Midnight Parasite Lo-fi, old-school hardcore punk/crust. Listen: https://midnightparasite.bandcamp.com/ 7pm Start – £5 OTD...

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The Woman in Black – exclusive cast interview

THE WOMAN IN BLACK – APRIL 18-22 After 27 years in the West End and four national tours, the spine-tingling Woman in Black returns to thrill audiences once again at Norwich Theatre Royal this April. David Acton and Matthew Spencer are the latest pairing to take on the country’s favourite horror play, and they tell Alex Dalgleish that they’re looking forward to bringing it to the Fine City. In The Woman in Black, a lawyer obsessed with a ghostly curse engages a sceptical young actor to help him tell his terrifying story. It all begins innocently enough, but as...

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