This week Norwich opens its arms to a whole range of arts events, be that dance, performance, photography, and music from Relight my Fire to Rachmaninov’s 2nd Piano Concerto.
Title Image: Anita Corbin, Visible Girls Revisited Exhibtion
Sizzling Contemporary Dance at Norwich Theatre Royal
Friday 2nd of February & Saturday 3rd of February
Richard Alston's incredibly popular contemporary dance troupe is back in Norwich this week, with a full programme of works including a brand new world premiere for Norwich: Cut and Run, choreographed by Martin Lawrence. Richard Alston’s newest dance Carnaval will also be performed to Schumann’s beautiful piano solo of the same name, while the third piece will be Gypsy Mixture, a great Alston favourite, which has been newly-revived for the first time in a decade.
Tickets £7-£21.50. Discounts for Under-25s and Groups. Pre-performance talk on Friday February 2 at 6.30pm. Tickets FREE but must be booked in advance at the Box Office.
An evening of beautiful music with Norwich Philharmonic, at St Andrews Hall
Saturday 3rd of February 7.30pm
For this special concert, Norwich's wonderful Philharmonic orchestra will be joined by the new winner of the Franz Liszt International Piano Competition, Alexander Ullman, as soloist in Rachmaninov’s 2nd Piano Concerto. Conducted by Matthew Andrews, the programme also includes the 3rd Symphony of Czech composer, Bohuslav Martinu, the Overture Colas Breugnon by Kabalevesky and the beautiful Meditation for strings by Josef Suk. This evening will be a gorgeous interlude to a chilly weekend.
Lights! Planets! People! At Norwich Arts Centre
Wednesday 7th February, 8pm
Wednesday 7th of February at 8pm
"Six months ago, renowned space scientist Maggie Hill launched a career-defining mission to find other habitable planets. It did not go well. Around the same time, her girlfriend stopped speaking to her. She doesn’t want to talk about either catastrophe, but she’s going to have to."
Written by the amazing Molly Naylor, and performed by Karen Hill, this is a performance all about the limits of communication, both interpersonal and intergalactic. Pay what you can afford.
Relight your Fire at Norwich Theatre Royal
Numerous dates from Tuesday 6th - Wednesday 17th of February
Oh that's right. It's a Take That based musical.
This is the fastest selling musical theatre tour of all time, and now it's coming to Norwich! Written by award winning writer Tim Firth (Confessions of a Shopaholic; Calendar Girls), The Band is a beautiful story for anyone who grew up with a boyband and how those songs became the soundtrack to their lives.
See the Visible Girls at Norwich Arts Centre
From Wednesday 7th of February to Thursday 15th March
In the early 80's, Anita Corbin photographed pairs of young women defying the mainstream: mods, punks, skinheads, rastas, young lesbians, rockers - a generation of women overlooked in mainstream photgraphy. Now, 36 years later, some of those women have come forward after seeing the photographs online, and have been photographed again. In Visible Girls Revisited, see these 'then' and 'now' portraits beside one another, as the series travels the country and more women come forward to reclaim their 'visible girl' status. This powerful exhibition brings together two eras of a woman’s life, interweaving societal changes, women’s rights, identity and the question we all ask ourselves at some point in our lives: ‘who am I really?’
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