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Posted: October 29th, 2010 | Author: eastcoastnet | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: Open Studios, Visual Arts | No Comments »
Another year has come round already – it is time once again to think about whether or not to open your studio to the public as part of the Norfolk Open Studios scheme managed by Norfolk and Norwich Festival.
Applications for Norfolk Open Studios 2011 opened this week, so you can now find the application pack on the website ready to download at www.nnfestival.org.uk/openstudios . If you would like the pack posted to you, write to Katherine Stapley, Norfolk Open Studios, Norfolk & Norwich Festival, Augustine Steward House, 14 Tombland, Norwich, NR3 1HF.
The deadline for receipt of completed application forms is 5.30pm Friday 10 December 2010.
Norfolk Open Studios 2011 will run from 21 May – 5 June.
Posted: October 25th, 2010 | Author: eastcoastnet | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: Concert, Hippodrome, Music | 1 Comment »
Largest band ever to play in the Hippodrome!
Friday, 29th October, 7.30 hrs
Over 70 musicians from the Anglia and Norfolk Fellowship Bands of the Salvation Army will be playing a programme of favourites with top euphonium player Derick Kane, conducted by David Woodrow and Ray Todd. Soprano soloist Elayne Green and solo singer bandsman Brian Bryant will be singing patriotic songs in a Last Night of the Proms section and young people from Norwich Citadel will be singing a selection of Disney themes.
Tickets £7 from 01493 844172
Posted: October 24th, 2010 | Author: eastcoastnet | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: events, family activities, Museums, The Big Draw | 1 Comment »
The Big Draw at the Time and Tide
Pick up a pencil and take part in the Campaign for Drawing’s annual event. Tues 26 & Thurs 28 October, 12 – 4pm
An Evening of Victorian EntertainmentsMuseum Fri 26 Nov, 6pm – 9pm admission only. Tel. 01493 855746.
Time and Tide
Craft Activities (Sun 24 & 31 October), 12 – 4pm
WWII Ration Book Recipes Weds 27 October, 12 – 3.30pm, normal admission
Travel back to wartime Great Yarmouth, find out about how housewives made the most of rationed food, try some delicious wartime treats, take part in 40s fun and games.
The Tolhouse, Great Yarmouth
The Spirit of Hallowe’en Fri 29 October, 5 – 7pm Free Admission
Meet the Tolhouse witches and hear a spine tingling classic ghost story.
Posted: October 24th, 2010 | Author: eastcoastnet | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: BBC Voices, Central Library, Community Garden, Filmmaking, Jason Parr, Matthew Harrison, public art | No Comments »
Local sculptor Jason Parr has been commissioned to create a sculpture outside the library on Tolhouse Street as part of the community garden project. He has carved a 4.5 metre totem pole decorated with rows of bloaters at the top, a wave and a sun design and below initials and names carved by residents under Jason’s supervision. The sculpture makes a very pleasing visual transition from the severe architectural columns of the library building to the trees growing along Yarmouth Way.
The community garden has been designed with plants and trees, places to sit, a vegetable patch and apple tree orchard. The project, called ‘Growing Together’, is funded by £50,000 from the Working Neighbourhood Fund and aims to give local people the chance to come together to create a community space and at the same time have the chance to learn about gardening, construction skills and healthy eating among others. The garden will be officially opened on the 30th October, 2010, with a day of gardening-themed activities.
Local film-maker Matthew Harrison has also been involved, assisting a group of young people in filming the work being done in the garden as part of a project run by the library and Great Yarmouth Museums with support from BBC Voices. Around a dozen young people aged between 16 and 25 and who aren’t currently in education, employment or training were offered a day’s training at the BBC in Norwich and were then taught film-making techniques as they filmed the creation of the garden.
Here is the link on Youtube to the Growing Together Film. Feel free to add comments or just say ‘like’ if you like it and forward round your networks. Enjoy ! It’s 14 brilliant minutes.
Jason helping Shirley to carve her mother’s name Rose
Posted: October 24th, 2010 | Author: SHEILA PASCALL | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: Drama, musical, Stage Door Youth Theatre, young people | 1 Comment »
A Stage Door Youth Theatre production at the Pavilion Theatre on November 26th -28th Fri and Sat at 7.30pm and Sun at 2.00pm
Tickets £10 and £6.00 concessions with a special Family ticket available.
Box office 01493 662832 or book online www.gorlestonpavilion.co.uk
Entertainment for all the family.
Posted: October 21st, 2010 | Author: bridget | Filed under: Transitions | Tags: ARC Artists Group, Exhibition, Transitions | 1 Comment »
Yarmouth Beach, 1840, by J.B.Crome
10th-19th November, 2010, 10-17 hrs (not inc. Sunday)
Central Library Exhibition Galleries, Tolhouse Street, Great Yarmouth
Yarmouth Beach, 2010, by Derek Jackson
Transitions is an eclectic project engaging young people, artists, museums and long-term residents to bring together views about change in Great Yarmouth past and present.
Posted: October 21st, 2010 | Author: pension | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: Concert, Music, St. Nicholas Parish Church | 1 Comment »
Three Valleys Male Voice choir will perform in the church on Saturday 23rd October at 7.30pm. Tickets £5 on the door.
Singing songs from the shows, 60′s hits, plus well known opera pieces.
In aid of the organ fund
Posted: October 12th, 2010 | Author: eastcoastnet | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: Great Yarmouth Heritage, historic buildings, Regeneration | No Comments »
It is heartwarming to see another historic building being saved and given a new life. Building work started on the Old Congregational Hall this month after two health projects in Shrublands, Gorleston and Greyfriars, Great Yarmouth representing nearly £5m of investment were given the final go ahead.
Kate Gill, Director of Corporate Affairs at NHS Great Yarmouth and Waveney, said: “This is a significant investment which once again underlines our commitment to ensuring our patients have easy access to high quality services, delivered in a modern, fit for purpose environment where the commitment of the NHS locally to clinical teaching can also be fulfilled.
The scheme at Greyfriars will see the Congregational Hall converted into a permanent home for the neighbouring GP-led health centre and walk-in clinic, which is open 12 hours a day, 365 days a year. The Greyfriars Health Centre, currently housed in temporary buildings next door provided a service which was the first of its kind in the region when it opened in May 2009.
“All of the existing services offered at Greyfriars, such as blood tests, weight management and drug and alcohol services, will continue in the new development. We will also be able to make clinical space available for use by our health and social care partners, which means our patients will gain from the added convenience of accessing all the services they need under one roof.” Construction work is due for completion by summer 2011.
Posted: October 12th, 2010 | Author: eastcoastnet | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: Opportunity, performance, street arts | No Comments »
Without Walls and TippingPoint are inviting proposals for a new outdoor performance co-commission worth up to £30,000.
The TippingPoint commissions are an initiative for professional artists who wish to create new performance work in the context of climate change. We are delighted to announce that Without Walls has partnered with TippingPoint to co-commission a new work for the outdoors worth up to £30,000.
Proposals can be made by practitioners of any performance discipline, as individuals or groups, by artists on their own or together with partners or producers. Applicants are invited to submit projects that stimulate audiences towards the radical and imaginative thinking necessary to comprehend and successfully navigate a world shaped by climate change.
TippingPoint is offering up to 7 awards this year. This is an open call so please pass the information on to your networks and any individuals you think might be interested in applying.
To download an application form, the full criteria and for more information on the work of both organisations please visit:
Proposals must be submitted by Monday 6th December at 5pm. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to develop ideas a little further and attend an interview.
Without Walls has been developed by the country’s most strategically significant street arts festivals with the aim of helping to develop and strengthen the landscape of outdoor performance in the UK. The festivals all share a commitment to working collaboratively to achieve a greater degree of sustainability for their respective festivals and the sector in general. By coming together to present and develop work from a new and emerging generation of street artists, the festivals aim to create a more secure environment within which new work can flourish and new audiences can be developed.
The eight member festivals are: Lakes Alive www.lakesalive.org/ Norfolk & Norwich Festival www.nnfestival.org.uk Brighton Festival – www.brightonfestival.org X.trax, Manchester – www.xtrax.org.uk Greenwich + Docklands International Festival London – www.festival.org Winchester Hat Fair – www.hatfair.co.uk Stockton International Riverside Festival – www.sirf.co.uk The Bristol Do www.thebristoldo.com. Our Associate partner is City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council.
TippingPoint offers a range of activities centred on exposing creative artists to the enormous challenges of climate change; at the heart of this lies a series of meetings involving very high quality, intense dialogue between artists, scientists and others close to the heart of the issue. Events take place in the UK working in tandem with Oxford University and internationally by working in collaboration with the British Council and other partners.