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May 2018

King Alfreds Kitchen

May 23
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An event every day that begins at 12:00am, repeating until 26th May 2018

Maddermarket Theatre, St John’s Alley
Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1DR United Kingdom
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Part of the MadderFIRST festival of new work.

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Toddler Tea Dance

May 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Chapelfield Gardens (Norwich), Chapelfield Gardens
Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1TN United Kingdom
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Free

An energetic community meet up where toddlers and their families can dance the morning away to a selection of family favourite tunes! Includes a dance session with a professional workshop leader.

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Andrei Ionita

May 23 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Playhouse Theatre (Norwich), 42-58 St George's St
Norwich, Norfolk NR3 1AB United Kingdom
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Andrei Ionita cello Lilit Grigoryan piano Fauré Elegie, Sicilienne, Op. 78 and Papillon, Op. 77 Glazunov Chant du ménestrel, Op. 71 Cassadó Suite for Cello Solo Beethoven Cello Sonata No.4 in C major, Op. 102/1 Schumann Fantasiestücke for Cello and piano Hailed by The Times as ‘One of the most exciting cellists to have emerged for a decade’, Andrei Ionita is recognised for his gripping and deeply felt performances. Fauré’s gift for melodic writing is explored in a French inspired first half, while Beethoven’s intimate Cello Sonata, considered one…

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Turnover

May 23 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Arts Centre (Norwich), 51 St Benedicts Street
Norwich, Norfolk NR2 4PG United Kingdom
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£13.50

USA dream pop band. Support TBA

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Irish Folk

May 23 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Gate House (Norwich), Dereham Road
Norwich, Norfolk NR5 8QJ United Kingdom
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Les Amazones d’Afrique

May 23 @ 10:00 pm
Chapelfield Gardens (Norwich), Chapelfield Gardens
Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1TN United Kingdom
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£15

Singers Mamani Keita, Rokia Konem and Awa Sangho and their band bring a fresh lively sound, that seamlessly blends the ancient rhythms of Africa with funk and blues and dabs of dub. They are part of West Africa’s first all-female supergroup whose 2017 Real World release Republique Amazone featured the legendary Angélique Kidjo and Mariam Doumbia and rising star Nneka. Through their dynamic songs, they convey a powerful political message, opposing violence against women and championing gender equality.

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A Little Bit of Light

May 24
Stage Two, Chantry Road
Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1RL United Kingdom
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Fledgeling Music

May 24 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Chapelfield Gardens (Norwich), Chapelfield Gardens
Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1TN United Kingdom
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Free

Interactive musical theatre for 0-5 year olds. The children’s imagination brings a story to life, with adventure featuring curious props, fun puppets and memorable songs. Come and play, dance and sway the Fledgeling Music way!

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Metal 2 The Masses Grand Final

May 24 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Brickmakers (Norwich), 496 Sprowston Road
Norwich, Norfolk NR3 4DY United Kingdom
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£4

5 awesome bands who are all competing for the chance to play at BLOODSTOCK open air festival!! Come and show some love!!

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UEA Creative Writing: Egg Box

May 24 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Arts Centre (Norwich), 51 St Benedicts Street
Norwich, Norfolk NR2 4PG United Kingdom
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Free

Join us for the launch of the UEA’s 5th annual undergraduate creative writing anthology. Once again, we have seen an incredible display of creative talent from our students and we are honoured to demonstrate their work once again. The 26th of May will feature readings from several of our wonderful writers, some light refreshments and the chance to purchase your own copy of the anthology. Meet the minds behind their work and enjoy an afternoon side by side with the…

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Tragedy

May 24 @ 7:30 pm
The Waterfront (Norwich), 139-141 King Street
Norwich, Norfolk NR1 1QH United Kingdom
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Open Mic

May 24 @ 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:30pm on Thursday, repeating until 28th June 2018

Walnut Tree Shades (Norwich), The Old Post Office Court
Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1NG United Kingdom
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Binker & Moses

May 24 @ 10:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Chapelfield Gardens (Norwich), Chapelfield Gardens
Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1TN United Kingdom
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£15

In just two years, fiery saxophone-drum duo Binker & Moses (Binker Golding and Moses Boyd) have won a loyal following for their intense, hypnotic live shows. Their debut album Dem Ones (2015) was recorded live in Mark Ronson’s Zelig Studio and won the coveted MOBO award for Best Jazz Act, also seeing them named as both Breakthrough Act & Jazz Act of The Year at the 2016 Jazz FM Awards. Binker & Moses released their highly anticipated second album Journey to the Mountain…

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Cinderella in Hollywood

May 25 - May 26
Theatre Royal (Norwich) Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1RL United Kingdom + Google Map
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The Show Must Go On

May 25
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An event every day that begins at 12:00am, repeating until 26th May 2018

Puppet Theatre (Norwich) Norwich, Norfolk United Kingdom + Google Map
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Hilary Spurling

May 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Chapelfield Gardens (Norwich), Chapelfield Gardens
Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1TN United Kingdom
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£8

One of our greatest biographers, Costa Book of the Year winner Hilary Spurling discusses her long-awaited portrait of Anthony Powell, the author of the undisputed classic A Dance to the Music of Time. ‘Deliciously readable’ The Guardian

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Caspar Henderson

May 25 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Chapelfield Gardens (Norwich), Chapelfield Gardens
Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1TN United Kingdom
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£8

In these dark and disconcerting times, Caspar Henderson (author of The Book of Barely Imagined Beings) draws on philosophy, natural history, art, religion, neuroscience and nanotechnology to cast light on the wonders of the world.

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Viv Albertine

May 25 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Chapelfield Gardens (Norwich), Chapelfield Gardens
Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1TN United Kingdom
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£8

In her follow-up to Clothes, Clothes, Clothes. Music, Music, Music. Boys, Boys, Boys. (Book of the Year – Sunday Times, MOJO, NME, Rough Trade), punk musician Viv Albertine presents a fearless dissection of art, family, power, rebellion and female identity.

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In Memory of Rebecca McManus

May 25 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Chapelfield Gardens (Norwich), Chapelfield Gardens
Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1TN United Kingdom
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A collective of the most exciting voices in poetry from UEA’s Creative Writing MA present a collaborative performance in memory of fellow student Rebecca McManus. Prepare for humour, drama, sorrow and celebration within a dynamic set which moves between the audience and the stage.

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Norwich Punk & Alternative Fest: Day 1

May 25 @ 6:00 pm
The Waterfront (Norwich), 139-141 King Street
Norwich, Norfolk NR1 1QH United Kingdom
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SHAM 69 (1977 Lineup) + UK SUBS + RUTS DC + EXTREME NOISE TERROR + MORE

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12 Steps From Genius

May 25 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Chapelfield Gardens (Norwich), Chapelfield Gardens
Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1TN United Kingdom
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Based on Leslie Jamison’s personal and profound book The Recovering: Intoxication and its Aftermath, this event will take the form of a twelve-step meeting with artists, writers and anonymous addicts sharing their experiences of genius and dysfunction.

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The Trout Quintet

May 25 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Playhouse Theatre (Norwich), 42-58 St George's St
Norwich, Norfolk NR3 1AB United Kingdom
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£22

Schubert Notturno in E-fl at major, Op. 148 (D. 897) Brahms Piano Quartet No.1 in G minor, Op. 25 Brett Dean Skizzen fuer Siegbert Schubert Piano Quintet in A major “The Trout” Chamber music has always been known as the music of friends, and hearing Schubert’s ever-fresh Trout Quintet performed by five friends of exceptional musical calibre will be a highlight of this year’s Festival. The infectious melodies and bubbling charm of Schubert’s work are paired with the composer’s emotive Notturno in E flat…

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Folk Session

May 25 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00pm on Friday, repeating indefinitely

Christ Church Centre, Magdalen Road
Norwich, Norfolk NR3 4LA United Kingdom
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The club meets every Friday from 8 to 11 pm at the the Christ Church Centre on Magdalen Road (NR3 4LA), opposite the Whalebone pub. There is a large car park in front of the Centre. It is on bus routes 13 and 13C, and in walking distance of 11 and 11A bus stops on Sprowston Road. Guest nights, showcases and song sessions are all currently being held downstairs, in the main hall. Bring a bottle – teas and coffee always available…

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The Black Dogs

May 25 @ 8:00 pm - May 26 @ 8:00 pm
Brickmakers (Norwich), 496 Sprowston Road
Norwich, Norfolk NR3 4DY United Kingdom
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Free

These guys know how to rock!!! They play everything from Zeppelin to Deep Purple and Sabbath to Thin Lizzy... Don't miss them!!

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Daft Punk The Tribute + Bloghaus

May 25 @ 8:00 pm
Epic Studios, 112-114 Magdalen Street
Norwich, Norfolk NR3 1JD United Kingdom
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A tribute to one of the world’s biggest dance acts has confirmed an appearance on Saturday 25thMay. Daft Punk: The Tribute will bring their acclaimed version of unique French duo’s live show to the main stage, combining replica chromed helmets with a dazzling light show to create the Daft Punk vibe. Their infectious dance music, up-beat rhythmic vibe and truly epic live shows has been the staple diet of some the biggest and most well-renowned festivals since the release of…

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Vic Salter

May 25 @ 8:30 pm
Gate House (Norwich), Dereham Road
Norwich, Norfolk NR5 8QJ United Kingdom
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Egypt

May 25 @ 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Walnut Tree Shades (Norwich), The Old Post Office Court
Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1NG United Kingdom
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UK blues rock three piece band formed in 1987, all former members of legendary progressive blues outfit The Groundhogs. www.egypt-blues.co.uk www.facebook.com/egyptblues www.twitter.com/egyptblues Midnight Sun & Blues Kerosene albums re-released by Stable Records via Amuse Records, available now to download from multiple outlets (Spotify, Deezer, Napster etc.)

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Ashley Henry

May 25 @ 10:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Chapelfield Gardens (Norwich), Chapelfield Gardens
Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1TN United Kingdom
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£15

Born and raised in South London, Henry graduated from the Royal Academy of Music in 2016 and has gone on to perform and collaborate with the likes of Jason Marsalis, Terence Blanchard and Jean Toussaint. He released his Sony debut Easter EP in early 2018, drawing from jazz, hip-hop, R&B and punk. The EP sees Henry tackle a broad range of material in his original tracks and re-arrangements of tracks by revered US rapper Nas and indie punk trio The Enemy; it is…

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Hot Smoke & Danger

May 26
Walnut Tree Shades (Norwich), The Old Post Office Court
Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1NG United Kingdom
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Lets Rock Norwich

May 26
Earlham Park (Norwich) Norwich, Norfolk United Kingdom + Google Map
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Charles Fernyhough & Tom Shakespeare

May 26 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Chapelfield Gardens (Norwich), Chapelfield Gardens
Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1TN United Kingdom
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What right do writers have to imagine beyond themselves, and when does this become cultural appropriation? Professor of Psychology and writer Charles Fernyhough chairs a discussion with Professor of Disability Research Tom Shakespeare on how books not only help us understand the diverse lives of others, but can shake up our very sense of self.

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Jackie Hagan, Owen Lowery & Tom Shakespeare

May 26 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Chapelfield Gardens (Norwich), Chapelfield Gardens
Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1TN United Kingdom
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Where are all the disabled writers? Poets Owen Lowery and Jackie Hagan join Professor of Disability Research Tom Shakespeare to discuss the challenges they face and what society must do to break down these barriers.

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5×15 Bodies

May 26 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Chapelfield Gardens (Norwich), Chapelfield Gardens
Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1TN United Kingdom
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Five speakers, 15 minutes each to blow your mind. A quick-fire exploration of the mysteries of our bodies and brains, from medical conditions so strange they leave doctors baffled to mental illness and the art of body modification.

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D/deafness Writes Back!

May 26 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Chapelfield Gardens (Norwich), Chapelfield Gardens
Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1TN United Kingdom
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How does D/deafness affect one’s ability to write, perform and enjoy what others have written?Poet and performer Raymond Antrobus and children’s writer Joyce Dunbar shed light on the challenges and triumphs of D/deafness in the creative community. Hosted by writer Aliya Gulamani.

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Autism Writes Back!

May 26 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Chapelfield Gardens (Norwich), Chapelfield Gardens
Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1TN United Kingdom
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Poet and novelist Joanne Limburg (The Autistic Alice) and author and journalist Laura James (Odd Girl Out) are joined by writer and academic Dr James McGrath to discuss the reality and misconceptions of living and writing with autism. This is a relaxed, autism-friendly event and a quiet space will be provided. The quiet space will be at The Garage – around 200 metres away form the venue across flat ground (mostly pavement) and across a road with a pedestrian crossing.…

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Norwich Punk & Alternative Fest: Day 2

May 26 @ 6:00 pm
The Waterfront (Norwich), 139-141 King Street
Norwich, Norfolk NR1 1QH United Kingdom
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THE EXPLOITED + THE MEMBRANES + SPEAR OF DESTINY + CRISIS + ANDY BLADE (EATER SET) + MORE TBA

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Johann Hari

May 26 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Chapelfield Gardens (Norwich), Chapelfield Gardens
Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1TN United Kingdom
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Is Everything We Know About Depression Wrong? What really causes depression and anxiety – and how can they be solved? Journalist,  TED speaker and author of New York Times bestseller Chasing the Scream Johann Hari talks about his new book Lost Connections, in which he presents new evidence and radical ways of thinking about one of the biggest crises of our time.

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Heavy Metal Night

May 26 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
B2 (Norwich) Norwich, Norfolk NR3 4DY United Kingdom + Google Map

HOSTED BY KAINE & SPECIAL GUESTS

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Real Magic

May 26 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Playhouse Theatre (Norwich), 42-58 St George's St
Norwich, Norfolk NR3 1AB United Kingdom
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Real Magic creates a world of absurd disconnection, struggle and comical repetition. To the sound of looped applause and canned laughter, three performers take part in an impossible illusion – part mind-reading feat, part cabaret act, part nightmare game show – in which they are thrown back again and again to moments of hope and defeat. A compelling performance about optimism, individual agency and the desire for change.

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Pure Passion

May 26 @ 8:00 pm - May 27 @ 8:00 pm
Brickmakers (Norwich), 496 Sprowston Road
Norwich, Norfolk NR3 4DY United Kingdom
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Free

Powerful harmonies, rockin' guitars and tunes that make you want to dance all night. Playing all your favourite songs from Bon Jovi and Meatloaf through to Bonnie Tyler and Journey and Queen. Don't miss it!!

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Will Allinson

May 26 @ 8:30 pm
Gate House (Norwich), Dereham Road
Norwich, Norfolk NR5 8QJ United Kingdom
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Maisha

May 26 @ 10:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Chapelfield Gardens (Norwich), Chapelfield Gardens
Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1TN United Kingdom
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£15

Maisha’s energetic show has been lighting up parties and jazz clubs all over London for the last year. Taking inspiration from Pharoah Sanders, Alice Coltrane and Idris Mohammad, the band fuse their jazz influences with West African and Afro-beat rhythms, courtesy of bandleader Jake Long  (2016 Yamaha Jazz Scholar). Having supported legendary artists such as Sun Ra Arkestra and Natalie ‘Floacist’ Stewart (Floetry), Maisha have proved they are a live act not to be missed.

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Hedge Monkeys

May 27 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Walnut Tree Shades (Norwich), The Old Post Office Court
Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1NG United Kingdom
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James Evans

May 27 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Chapelfield Gardens (Norwich), Chapelfield Gardens
Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1TN United Kingdom
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Emigrants: Why the English Sailed to the New World Complete with God, cod, golds and despair, James Evans’ Evening Standardnumber one bestseller Emigrants charts the remarkable personal stories of people who made the treacherous journey from Britain to the Americas during the 17th century.

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Fred Pearce

May 27 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Chapelfield Gardens (Norwich), Chapelfield Gardens
Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1TN United Kingdom
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Going Nuclear How concerned should we be about nuclear technology? What effect will radioactive waste have on generations to come? In Fallout, Fred Pearce takes a definitive look at humanity’s nuclear adventure since the dropping of the first atomic bomb.

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The Lee Vasey Big Band

May 27 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Sunday, repeating indefinitely

Brickmakers (Norwich), 496 Sprowston Road
Norwich, Norfolk NR3 4DY United Kingdom
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Free

Join us for our weekly Lee Vasey Big Band session. The band is comprised of 10 individuals all with professional music backgrounds and a huge wealth of experience that adds to the quality and feel of the music. They play everything from Disco to Latino, Mustang Sally to Living la Vida Loca, New York New York to Crazy in Love. Playing from 12 - 3pm.

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Caitlin Davies

May 27 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Chapelfield Gardens (Norwich), Chapelfield Gardens
Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1TN United Kingdom
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Bad Girls Starting from HM Prison Holloway – one of the largest women’s prisons in Europe – Caitlin Davies explores real-life stories of incarcerated women over a 150-year period; suffragettes and spies, socialites and prostitutes, refugees and freedom fighters.

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Rachel Hewitt

May 27 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Chapelfield Gardens (Norwich), Chapelfield Gardens
Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1TN United Kingdom
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The History of Emotion Emotions have their own history. Rachel Hewitt examines the lives of five influential figures whose thinking paved the way for our modern-day attitude towards emotion: Samuel Taylor Coleridge, William Godwin, Mary Wollstonecraft, Thomas Beddoes and Tom Wedgwood.

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Hugh Lupton

May 27 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Chapelfield Gardens (Norwich), Chapelfield Gardens
Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1TN United Kingdom
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The Assembly of the Severed Head Be transported to 13th-century Wales with Hugh Lupton, a central figure in the revival of UK storytelling. His masterful new novel tells the story of the making of The Mabinogion – ancient Welsh myths that are the earliest form of prose literature in Britain and have been an inspirational part of culture for hundreds of years.

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Is Blood Thicker than Water

May 27 @ 7:00 pm
Arts Centre (Norwich), 51 St Benedicts Street
Norwich, Norfolk NR2 4PG United Kingdom
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Molly Naylor, LJ Hope Productions, Norwich Arts Centre present True Stories Live: Is Blood Thicker than Water Doors open 6.30pm | 7.30pm start True Stories Live is a lively, moving and unpredictable event where people tell true stories about their lives in front of a warm, supportive audience. In these uncertain times we believe more than ever in the power of community and empathy to galvanise and inspire. Anyone who is interested in telling a story at one of our…

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