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Posted: September 29th, 2009 | Author: bridget | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: Figurative art, John Kiki, painting on canvas, visual art | No Comments »
Black Moon by John Kiki, 2009
John Kiki is exhibiting recent work at Mandell’s Gallery, Elm Hill, Norwich from 15th October to 14th November 2009. The gallery is open 10.00 – 17.00 hrs. The show includes some sculptures by Bridget Heriz.
John Kiki, who has a studio in South Denes, has had successful one man shows in America, Switzerland and London and was given a prestigious show at Norwich Castle last year. He has won far-reaching critical acclaim, including from renowned artists like Frank Auerbach who said of John: “His work is mysterious to me, sometimes profound, always fresh and alive.” More information on John Kiki can be found on the Targetfollow website here and on the Pap Art website here.
Posted: September 29th, 2009 | Author: bridget | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: Figurative art, John Baker, visual art | 2 Comments »
Wildfowlers, painting in acrylic by John Baker, September 2009. John Baker, from Gorleston, has taken up painting since retiring from life on the sea and enjoys painting for the love of it, though this painting is a commission.
Posted: September 29th, 2009 | Author: pension | Filed under: Uncategorized | No Comments »
St. Nicholas’ Church Preservation Trust (http://www.sncpt.co.uk) continues its fund raising to save the church’s organ with a Blessing of the Nets service, which will take place on Sunday 11th October 2009 at 6.30pm in St Nicholas’ church. This is a special service to re-create the medieval tradition of Blessing the Nets of the fishermen of the town before they went to sea. The service died out at the Reformation, but was briefly re-instated in the late Victorian age.
The service will consist of sea songs by the Masquers, hymns, prayers, and a talk on the historical aspects of the service. The service will be followed by a herring snack (ticket event) with cooked, rollmop and marinated herrings and potato salad. Wine will be available to purchase.
Tickets for the snack (priced £5) from Pam Boon, 5 Addison Road, Gorleston. NR30 0PA 01493 665862 or Paul Davies 01493 843647.
Cheques made payable to St Nicholas Church Preservation Trust.
Posted: September 25th, 2009 | Author: bridget | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: choir, funding, Music | No Comments »
Choral Ambition is a brand new scheme run by the BBC Performing Arts Fund in association with Making Music to provide funding for choirs across the UK.
The fund is for adult or youth choirs of any genre. The maximum grant is £5,000, the minimum is £500. The grant can be used for commissioning new music, training anddevelopment, masterclasses, workshops and projects to attract new members
Deadline: 30 October 2009
To find out more visit www.bbc.co.uk/performingartsfund/choral_ambition
Posted: September 18th, 2009 | Author: bridget | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: Awards for All, Central Library, funding | No Comments »
Could your organisation do with some extra funding? The Big Lottery Fund (BIG) wants to spend more money in Great Yarmouth from its Awards for All programme (which can make grants from £300 to £10,000 for a range of activities and items).
For more information about Awards For All click here.
Posted: September 17th, 2009 | Author: bridget | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: Bill Cordary, Mark Goldsworthy, public art, sculpture, St. George's Park | No Comments »
The arch on the south-east gateway to St. George’s Park was created in 2008 by Master Blacksmith Bill Cordaroy, from East Ruston. His design of abstracted fishing nets and seaweed reflects styles from the nearby former Art School.
The wooden carved sculpture of St George slaying the dragon seen beyond the gate in this photograph was carved by Mark Goldsworthy from Bungay.
The public art in St. George’s was commissioned as part of the Cleaner, Safer, Greener scheme with funding from the DCLG under the Safer and Stronger Communities funding stream, with supporting funding from Great Yarmouth Borough Council. To find out more see an article on the Green Flag Award on the Council’s website here.
Posted: September 17th, 2009 | Author: bridget | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: Central Library, event, workshops | No Comments »
Come along to enjoy free drop in activities for all the family at Great Yarmouth Community Library on Saturday 3rd October 2009. The official opening is at 11am then there are free drop in activities until 4pm.
Relax with an Indian head massage 1-4pm, try new Nintendo Wii and DS games 11.30am – 3pm (bring your DS console), get advice from the CAB, travel back in time by visiting the Tolhouse museum, watch cookery and dance demonstrations, try your hand at origami, sign up for a free IT course, children can get creative with craft, design and calligraphy workshops, have a go at DJ mixing 2-4pm, young children can enjoy stories, play activities and have their faces painted, plus much, much more.
Also a number of activities, exhibitions and lectures have been arranged for the day by ‘East Meets East’ an organisation celebrating the culture of East Anglia and Japan.
Great Yarmouth Community Library, Tolhouse Street, NR30 2SH Tel 01493 844551. 3 mins walk from Town Centre, free limited parking at the library and on the South Quay, pay and display car parks in King Street and Town Centre. Baby changing facilities available, children under 8 years must be accompanied by an adult. Visit www.library.norfolk.gov.uk for all drop in activity and event details.
The refurbished library now has meeting rooms, workshop rooms wtih sinks and a large activity room with a sprung floor and stage, all available for use by local people and communtiy groups. The library successfully bid for a £1.4m Big Lottery grant towards the improvements to the libary, a process that involved local people in making design decisions.
Posted: September 13th, 2009 | Author: bridget | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: Concert, Fisher Theatre, Music | No Comments »
Swinging blues meets gypsy violin meets English eccentric: Elephant Shelf and Rupert Herries are performing at Fisher Theatre, Bungay, on Saturday 3rd October 2009.
“A truly amazing live act“, Gavin Martin, Independent.
”I have long admired Suffolk pianist, balladeer and lyricist Rupert Herries as one of the great unsung English eccentrics. Live performances are rare events and worth catching if you can.” Tom Robinson BBC.
Show starts at 7.30 p.m., tickets £10.00, concessions £8.00. Box office 01986 897130. For more information go to www.fishertheatre.org.
Posted: September 13th, 2009 | Author: pension | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: Blessing the Nets, Masquers, St. Nicholas Parish Church | No Comments »
Sunday 11th October 2009 at 6.30pm in the church
A special service to celebrate the medieval tradition of Blessing the Nets to pray for the fishermen of the town and bless their nets before they went to sea .
Sea songs by the Masquers
A talk on the historical aspects of the service
Followed by a herring snack (ticket event)
Cooked, Rollmop and Marinated Herrings
In aid of the fabric of St Nicholas Church
Tickets for the snack priced £5 from Pam Boon, 5 Addison Road, Gorleston, NR30 0PA Tel:01493 665862 or Paul Davies Tel:01493 843647
Cheques made payable to St Nicholas Church Preservation Trust
Posted: September 12th, 2009 | Author: bridget | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: Book Club, Gorleston Library | No Comments »
If you like reading and would enjoy talking about books in a relaxed and informal atmosphere, join the new Gorleston Lunchtime Book Club!
Meetings will be held in Gorleston Library on the last Monday of each month (except December) from 1.00 – 2.00 p.m. Free tea and coffee will be served.
If you are interested in joining, ask any member of staff for further details, or come along to a meeting at the library on Lowestoft Road, Gorleston, NR31 6SG. For further information please telephone (01493) 662156, email email@example.com