This week is really one for lovers of the arts. Just in case you were already missing the Norfolk and Norwich Festival, there are lots of art, music and theatre events on this week (and much more besides).
'SUPERSTRUCTURES' at the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts
‘Superstructures’ is on at the Sainsbury Centre at the moment, which is a really great exhibition if you haven’t had chance to catch it yet. It’s a fascinating walk through some of the world’s most monumental Hi-tech structures: some realised, some unbuilt. Fans of architecture, plans and maps, as well as those with an eye for detail will love this. The Sainsbury Centre is itself a hi-tech building, which celebrates its 40th birthday this year. This Friday 8th June, the Norman-Foster designed gallery will host lecture: ‘Reyner Banham and the Paradoxes of High Tech’, which starts at 6pm, and costs £8 to attend (£6 for concessions). On Thursday 14th of June, there is also a slideshow of rarely-seen images, depicting the building of the Sainsbury Centre itself. This starts at 5pm, and is entirely free.
Norwich Arts Centre
Norwich Arts Centre is also going to have a very busy week, with sounds from all over the world gracing the stage over the next few days. On Friday 8th, see Misty in Roots – one of England’s finest Reggae groups, starting at 8pm (tickets are £18.00 adv.); on Monday the 11th, ‘Anda Union’ are bringing their highly addictive and accessible fusion of Mongolian Music to Norwich, starting at 8pm (tickets are £17 adv); finally, hear the contemporary blues sounds of C.W. Stoneking on Tuesday 12th of June, starting at 8pm (tickets are also £17 adv).
Over at the beautiful Maddermarket Theatre this Saturday night, don’t miss ‘simply the best Bowie sounds you will hear’, at ‘Bowie Starman – Heroes World Tour’. Put on your red shoes, dance the blues, and celebrate one of the greatest artists of our time, from Ibiza to the Norfolk Broads. The show will be packed with all your favourites: Rebel Rebel, China Girl, Let’s Dance, Ashes To Ashes and Life On Mars. All of this in one of the most atmospheric venues in Norwich. Show starts at 7.30pm, and tickets cost £22.
Visual Arts & Design
If you like art and design, then don’t forget that this weekend is your last chance to visit Norfolk and Norwich’s Open Studios. Until Sunday 10th of June, artists across Norfolk have opened their private studios to the public, to reveal where and how they work. You’ll also be able to buy artwork directly from the artist! As well as this, on Saturday 9th, the Vintage and Creators Summer Market comes to St John’s Cathedral Narthex from 11am. It’s going to be a great day out, not only full of stalls from all kinds of designers, makers and vintage sellers, but there is also going to be a BBQ and lawn games! This is such an ideal way to spend a Sunday, and you’re guaranteed to pick up something really unique too. Free entry to this, but the first 20 through the door get a free goody bag!
And for little ones...
Nick Cope is bringing his legendary Family Concert to Norwich Puppet Theatre on Saturday 9th June, at 11am. Hear songs about head lice, dogs eating soap and dragons called Keith! Little kids will LOVE this, and his show has received fantastic reviews. Tickets cost £9.00 + a 90p booking fee.