30 May 2016
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With 2016 including the 400th anniversary of the day Shakespeare ‘shuffled off this mortal coil’, (the date widely believed to be his birthday, too), there’s no shortage of Shakespeare productions to marvel at.
Allow us to set the scene: it is 1173 and King Henry II has royally hacked off not only his sons and wife, but the Kings of both France and Scotland, plus many of England’s powerful Barons....
It’s time to create your own art attack here in Norwich- unleash your crafty side, be sociable and learn a new skill at one of the city’s many ‘arty’ classes and workshops taking place over the next few months.
So far this year Norwich’s eclectic and energetic art scene has already packed a real punch; we’ve had - and still have - ground-breaking exhibitions gracing the many gallery spaces in the city (make sure you catch the fantastic Alberto Giacometti: A Line Through Time and Henri Cartier Bresson: Paris exhibitions, both currently at the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts). However, the news that British Art Show 8 (a hugely significant exhibition that only takes place once every five years) is coming to East Anglia for the first time - in fact, heading right onto our doorstep in Norwich, no less - is such exciting news that we’re eagerly counting down until June 24th, when it all gets underway - not long to go now!
The Spiegletent is an original Belgian wooden travelling tent meaning 'mirror tent' in Dutch and remains one of our most favourite places in Norwich come May. With only a handful of Spiegletents still in existence we feel especially lucky that one visits Norwich every year during the Festival.
“Norwich once had a pub for every day of the year, and a church for every Sunday.” On any given day in the city of stories, you’re sure to hear someone repeating this old adage with pride. But how true is this maxim?
There's no excuse to stay in; May is a month jam-packed full of exciting events, the city is literally bursting with fun things to do. So if you fancy spicing up your free time here are some great suggestions to get stuck into!
Finally, Lisa Fischer steps into the spotlight as a star in her own right, after years of singing background for iconic stars such as The Rolling Stones, Aretha Franklin, Tina Turner, Luther Vandross, Chaka Khan and Billy Ocean: legends you can’t fail to have heard of - unless you’ve been living under a rock all of your life! This will be Lisa’s first UK concert and we are beyond excited.
With all the exciting and exhilarating events taking place across the city this weekend, there’s absolutely no excuse to stay inside in front of the TV; if your eyes are going to be glued to anything, make it something intriguing, exciting and stimulating…
This Saturday, 21st May, an epic constellation of musicians and singers will join as one to bring the rarely performed Mahler Symphony of a Thousand to Norfolk. A visual feast will be on stage; multiple choirs, 8 soloists and a vast orchestra totaling 500 performing to an audience of over 2000.