Month: May 2017

Musical Sundays return with free concerts

  The first instalment of Norwich City Council’s summer series of free bandstand concerts gets underway this weekend (Sunday 4 June) with a performance from Hellesdon and Sprowston Brass in Chapelfield Gardens. They are one of a number of local groups performing in the summer concert series, taking place at various parks across the city, every Sunday at 3pm, throughout June, July and August. Now in their 19th year, the concerts are organised by local conductor and former British Army musician, Brian Dermott, who has been collating the schedule on behalf of Norwich City Council, since he first put...

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Norwich Eye reviews Luke Wright – Frankie Vah

Luke Wright likes his words. And he likes lots of them. In this, his second verse play following the successful ‘What I Learned From Johnny Bevan’ he delivers pathos and emotion and fine storytelling with his characteristic machine gun delivery. Frankie Vah tells the tale of an angry young man in the 1980s, an Essex vicar’s son called Simon Mortimer who is passionate about his politics and his poetry. But he seems to be heading for failure, he has crashed out of university unqualified, has a dull job in an office and is back home challenging his father’s faith...

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Rock ‘n’ Roll at Gressenhall

A Day with a Difference at Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse Bank Holiday Monday 29 May 2017 With Rock ‘n’ Roll sounds and style, join in the vintage party atmosphere at Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse on Bank Holiday Monday 29 May: Step back in time to the 1950s and 1960s – when rock and roll was King! Discover how to get the vintage look as you experience the glamour of the era at Flamingo Amy’s Pop-up Salon. Hear tunes of the age and learn the latest dance steps. Discover classic cars from a golden era not forgetting to visit the...

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All-Star Cast Bring Agatha Christie Classic To The Stage

A MURDER IS ANNOUNCED – JULY 3-8 A host of popular names from the TV and stage world are set to star in a murder-mystery penned by the queen of suspense. Louise Jameson and Janet Dibley head the cast of the Agatha Christie classic A Murder Is Announced, which comes to Norwich Theatre Royal on July 3-8. It all begins when an advertisement is placed in the local newspaper warning that a murder is set to happen in the village of Chipping Cleghorn. A group of residents get together at the date, time and venue of the predicted death,...

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New Lord Mayor and Sheriff take up honour

The new Civic Team on City Hall steps – photos © The Eye Snapper   The new Lord Mayor of Norwich, Councillor David Fullman and Sheriff, David Walker were formally elected at the colourful annual mayor-making ceremony in City Hall this afternoon, Tuesday 23 May. Following thanks to the outgoing Lord Mayor and Sheriff, Councillor Marion Maxwell and Richard Marks, the new dignitaries donned their robes and chains of office for the first time, as they took up the office of representing the city for the 2017-18 civic year. The Lord Mayor and Sheriff have decided on a theme...

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