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Fiji drua sailing canoe commissioned for the exhibition. Photo Steven Hooper


Straight From The Horse's Mouth - 14/10/2016

Each Friday we'll be live on Future Radio, highlighting some of the best events and things to do over the next week or so!

If you heard us on there this week then have a read to remind yourselves of what we talked about (and don’t forget to tune in to Future Radio at 4.15pm each Friday to stay up to date!) 

Image: Fiji drua (sailing canoe), commissioned for the Fiji: Art and Life in the Pacific exhibition. Photo: Steven Hooper

Here are Mel's picks:

  • The big news this weekend in the opening of the Fiji: Art and Life in the Pacific at the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts. The largest and most comprehensive exhibition about Fiji ever assembled, it will take the visitor on a journey through the art and cultural history of Fiji since the late 18th century. A highlight of the exhibition will be a beautiful, newly commissioned, eight metre-long double-hulled sailing canoe that has been built in Fiji and shipped to Norwich for display. Over 270 works of art, including European paintings and historic photographs, are being loaned by exhibition partner the Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology at Cambridge, and by the Fiji Museum, the British Museum, the Pitt Rivers Museum (Oxford) and museums in Aberdeen, Birmingham, Exeter, London, Maidstone, as well as Dresden and Leipzig in Germany. It's open until 12 February 2017, tickets are £12/£10.50 but you can by joint tickets for this and their MASTERS OF JAPANESE PHOTOGRAPHY exhibition which opens 11 November for £16. Under 5s are free.
  • Last week we talked out the Olive Edis exhibition at the castle. This week there will be fringe events at the castle – on Saturday visitors can take a selfie with silly seaside props - pose for with the help of Olive Edis' assistants, Edie and Cyril – two live artists. There is no extra charge for this.
  • This weekend is the final weekend for the Norwich Swampy Trail. Take the free trail and be in with a chance of winning some great prices – the big one being a family pass for a year worth £220. Go onto our website, go to the What's On section and download the city map. More details are also on the BeWILDerwood site. I've taken a look at the weather and the best day to do this will be tomorrow.
  • On Sunday it's the annual Apple Day at the wonderful Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse. There'll be apple juice tasting, cider, local craftsmen and loads to buy. Tickets from £14.50, family tickets from £37.00.
  • On Monday Paint Out Norwich begins, always something I look forward to. This is part of the Hostry Festival. Following two days of outdoor artistry on Monday and Tuesday, an exhibition follows at The Hostry at Norwich Cathedral, on Thursday until 29th October, free entrance.
  • For history buffs 'History of Norfolk in 100 Objects' is taking place on Tuesday evening at 7.30pm – 9.30pm at Wymondham Bridewell Heritage Museum in Wymondham. Tickets are Ticket adult £7.50, under 21 £4. Join John and Tim for a fascinating insight into some of the items that define Norfolk. The county has a substantially longer human past than any other part of Britain.

Tune in to Future Radio next week, same time, for more great things to do, and check out our website