Month: November 2017

Window art against abuse

  A group of local artists and businesses have come together to produce powerful and thought-provoking window art to help raise awareness of domestic abuse.   A team of locally-based artists have been working with businesses and organisations on turning 30 hardboard ribbons into unique pieces of art to be displayed in prominent city centre locations next week.   The white ribbon has become a symbol to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, which this year falls on Saturday 25 November. Throughout the city and county, however, the white ribbon has been adopted as...

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Norwich Eye reviews Glyndebourne’s Barber of Seville

Harpsichord hysteria hits the Doctor Bartolo household – photo supplied Rossini has composed music that is instantly memorable – and so often stolen by all kinds of tawdry TV advertisers – but  with Il barbiere di Siviglia he presented orchestra and singers alike with a daunting technical challenge. The Barber of Seville, as we may know this work, has been at the very heart of successful opera theatre and deservedly popular for over 300 years. It is based on an even older theatrical work by Pierre Beaumarchais, which spawned not just Rossini’s Barber but also Mozart’s later Marriage of...

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Norwich Eye reviews Così fan tutte at the Theatre Royal

Fiordiligi (Kirsten McKinnon), Despina (Ana Quintans) and Dorabella (Rachel Kelly) in Glyndebourne’s Così fan tutte – photo supplied by the Theatre Royal –<<o0o>>– ‘They all do that!’ The underlying premise to Mozart’s perennial favourite opera Così fan tutte is an astonishingly misogynistic premise, that women are creatures of perpetual infidelity whose pretty heads will be turned by any passing charmer regardless of commitments that they have so lately entered into wholeheartedly. This premise allows the artful Mozart to set up a little self-contained drama of love, lust and bravado with a cast of just six characters. Young lovestruck gentlemen Guglielmo (Ilya Kutyukhin) and...

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All Star Cast Bring Classic Ayckbourn Comedy To Life

Charlie Brooks – photo supplied   HOW THE OTHER HALF LOVES – NOV 27-DEC 2 Matrimonial mishaps and the odd dinner party debacle are guaranteed as a host of top TV and stage names brings a classic comedy to life at Norwich Theatre Royal this winter. How The Other Half Loves is one of Alan Ayckbourn’s best-known plays with a strong farcical edge and will feature a number of familiar faces when it is performed from November 27 to December 2. Acclaimed actress Caroline Langrishe, who played auctioneer Charlotte Cavendish in Lovejoy as well as starring in the likes...

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Four arrested in connection with damage – Norwich

Four teenagers have been arrested in connection with 20 reports of criminal damage which have been reported to police. The incidents happened at some point on Friday 10 November 2017 and involved damage being caused to cars and fences. Police were called to the area around Colman Road in Earlham at approximately 1.30am on the morning of Saturday 11 November 2017. After a search of the area the four boys, all from the Norwich area, were located and subsequently arrested on suspicion of criminal damage. They have been taken to Wymondham Police Investigation Centre for questioning whilst the enquiry...

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