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Norwich Arts Centre

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Reeves Yard, St Benedict's Street, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 4PG
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Andrew Maxwell

Andrew Maxwell: Banana Kingdom

Irish scamp Maxwell shows why his reputation for moments of comedy genius is so well-founded.

Thu 18 Apr

£16.80 (£14.40)


NME award winners who specialise in soundscapes, infectious melodies and pure, groovy rhythms.

Thu 4 Apr


Glenn Wool: Wool's Gold II (the Iron Pirate)

Glenn Wool: Wool's Gold Ii (the Iron Pirate)

Comfortably in his forties, award-winning comedian & new dad Wool delves into his back catalogue of material spanning 25 years to perform some of his more subversive routines. Does he still agree with those points of view or has he finally grown up? Plus a little navel gazing tossed in for the arty-farty types.

Lethally funny Metro Absolutely hilarious Independent Effortlessly funny You have to go and see Glenn Wool. Guardian Why aren't you in a queue somewhere buying a ticket?" Scotsman

Thu 7 Mar

£16.80 (£14.40)

Jamie Lawson

Jamie Lawson

The English singer-songwriter performs his pop originals.

Fri 3 May


The Leisure Society

We self-released our first single The Last of the Melting Snow in December 2008, swiftly followed by our debut album The Sleeper. It was named a Rough Trade Album of the Year, and iTunes Singer Songwriter Album of the Year. We were lucky enough to receive a lot of media support during that period, which intensified when Melting Snow, then Save it for Someone Who Cares received two consecutive Ivor Novello nominations for ‘Best Song, Lyrically and Musically’. Being the first unsigned artists to be nominated brought with it quite a lot of media attention. The nadir was probably the Sun headline ‘Ivor no idea who he is either’. Anyway, we signed to Full Time Hobby, re-releasing The Sleeper (+ bonus disc) and putting out our next 3 records (Into the Murky Water, Alone Aboard the Ark and The Fine Art of Hanging On) with them. In the intervening years we’ve enjoyed some amazing highlights and honours; packing the acoustic tent at our first Glastonbury, playing Meltdown Festival for Richard Thompson, then for our hero Ray Davies, (who asked us to record and perform new material with him), getting to work with Brian Eno, helping score our friend Paddy Considine’s debut film Tyrannosaur, performing with The Heritage Orchestra at The Barbican, touring the UK’s cathedrals with Laura Marling and building our own live following up to a Shepherd’s Bush Empire headline show. We’re currently finishing off our 5th album, the biggest, most ambitious one yet.

Tue 21 May


Secret Affair

Secret Affair

Mod revival pop-rock from the veteran outfit.

Sat 4 May


Simon Munnery: The Wreath

Simon Munnery: The Wreath

British Comedy Award nominee and Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee delves into his joke about going to a funeral and catching the wreath.

Thu 21 Feb

Sindhu Vee: Sandhog

Sindhu Vee: Sandhog

Debut show from the host of BBC Radio 4's Comedy of the Week podcast.

Thu 14 Feb


Skinny Lister

Folky sounds from London five-piece.

Fri 1 Mar


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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