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Norwich Arts Centre

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Reeves Yard, St Benedict's Street, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 4PG
  • Telephone 01603 660352
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  • Website www.norwichartscentre.co.uk
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London Calling - A Tribute to The Clash

London Calling, The Ramonas

Punk legends The Clash have their best-know tunes performed live.

Sat 30 Nov

£13.75

Mattiel

Mon 1 Jul

Prices to be confirmed

With Honey Harper.

Meat Puppets

Meat Puppets

The original line up of the legendary Meat Puppets are back together and playing at ULU Live - London on the 20th June 2019.

Legendary Arizona alt-rockers Meat Puppets returned with their first new album since 2013, and their first featuring their original lineup intact since 1995. Though brothers Curt and Cris Kirkwood reunited in 2006 and have toured and recorded together since then, the band's original drummer, Derrick Bostrom, has not recorded with the band since 1995's No Joke! The original Meat Puppets first reunited for a performance at the Arizona Music & Entertainment Hall of Fame in 2017, and subsequently began work on a new full-length. Now Dusty Notes, their 15th studio album, is due out March 8 on Megaforce Records. Also joined by Keyboardist Ron Stabinsky and Curt's son Elmo (guitar).

Tix on sale Monday 11th Feb at 10am.

Wed 19 Jun

£25.30

Mondatta Funk Explosion

Funk and soul band from Norwich.

Sat 8 Jun

£7–£9

My Kind of Michael

My Kind of Michael

Nick Cassenbaum has loved Barrymore ever since his Nanna Sylvie bought him ‘Barrymore’s Best Bites’ on VHS when he was seven. Now Nick invites you to share his love, to examine the turbulent relationship between showman and spectator.

Moving between narrative and a Barrymore style game show, Nick and the audience play TV favourites like ‘Strike It Lucky’ and take part in ‘This is Your Life’. An ever-affable raconteur par excellence, Nick uses his delightfully amiable, charming and warm stage presence, alongside Barrymore's iconic shticks, to weave his own personal stories with tales of Barrymore's rise to fame and ultimate downfall. Join in with Nick to celebrate a light entertainment - and working class – variety icon. With live music and gags-a-plenty My Kind of Michael is?, well, Alwight!

At his peak Michael Barrymore was one of the most popular and revered performers in the UK. A former Butlin’s Red Coat, he won TV talent show New Faces in 1975, earning a six-month West End contract. In the early 1980s he became one of the best-known faces on TV. Shows such as Strike It Lucky and My Kind Of People attracted up to 13 million viewers. His career never recovered from a tragic incident at a party at his house, despite no charges ever being brought against him, an unprecedented rise and fall at the peak of his career for such a well-loved personality.

Nick said ‘Michael Barrymore has always been my hero. I believe he really is one of the best entertainers this country has produced and he has been a big influence on my career and style. I think he is the perfect example of an entertainer who truly loved the audience that loved him. Yet that audience was incited to turn their backs on him by the media. I can see parallels in his life and mine and I wanted to explore that, but basically…I want people to love him again and celebrate some lovely 80s and 90s nostalgia with me!’

Nick Cassenbaum is a storyteller, street performer and theatre maker. His theatre work has always focused on the way we interact with places and spaces and what that can tell us about ourselves

My Kind of Michael was created with Danny Braverman (Wot? No Fish!!!) and supported by Bread & Circuses Arts, Arts Council England, Battersea Arts Centre and developed at and supported by The Yard Theatre

Wed 18 Sep

£5–£10 Pay what you decide

Starcrawler

Starcrawler

Raucous rock'n'roll four-piece from Los Angeles.

Sun 30 Jun

£11

Norwich Arts Centre

Norwich Arts Centre, housed in the converted 14th-century church of St Swithun, has a lively programme of exhibitions and family events, but is also distinguished by a commitment to live performance, featuring touring bands and live comedy. The centre earned a small but notable place in rock history as being the venue where, in 1991, Manic Street Preacher Richey Edwards notoriously squicked out journalist Steve Lamacq by carving the words '4 REAL' into his own forearm. The centre has hosted many other bands and comedians, including Nirvana, Oasis, Coldplay, The Libertines, Mark Lamarr, Sue Perkins and Mark Thomas.

Norwich station is situated about 20 minutes away by foot, to the east of the city. Bus stops on nearby Westwick Street are served by routes 5, 28, 29, 29A, 29B and 29S.

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