The Norwegian Choir, Lardal Kontori, will be giving their popular annual Christmas Carol Concert at St. Nicholas Church on Saturday 4th December, beginning at 7.30 p.m. Tickets are £7.00 in advance and £8.00 on the door. Tickets are available online at www.gytcp.co.uk or for more information, contact the Town Centre Partnership on 01493 745828.
The Great Yarmouth Christmas Lantern Parade is taking place on Wednesday, 8th December, starting at 6.30 p.m. from Christchurch in King Street and ending in the Market Place with the Salvation Army playing Christmas Carols. A free lantern making workshop delivered by Jankie D will be held at Priory Centre on Sunday 5th December, 10.-17 hrs. For more information about the workshop, phone 07403199369.
Flying Colours: Fascinating Forms, 1st to 31st August 2011
This will be the first curated annual exhibition of Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire 2D and 3D art at the newly-refurbished and revitalised, Grade I listed, Georgian Assembly House in the centre of Norwich.
The large Noverre Ballroom, with both wall hanging space and white, individually-lit screens, the more intimate Noverre Gallery, display cases, and two dedicated sculpture gardens combine to make this a striking showcase for art.
You are invited to put in proposals to be one of the first exhibitors in East Anglia’s newest and – we are confident – what will evolve to be one of the area’s leading annual art events.
There will be prizes awarded by an independent panel of experts, a full colour catalogue, a dedicated website, and promotion by The Assembly House’s professional press and public relations experts. The prizes will consist of £1,000 cash for the ‘Critics’ Choice’ and two runners-up prizes of £500 cash, plus a special £500 cash prize for the ‘Wittiest in Show’. What’s more, the winning artist will be given the opportunity to hold their own two-week show at The Assembly House the following year.
There will be an emphasis on contemporary art but the overriding criteria for selection will be quality not genre. For this first exhibition the curator will be looking for work in the following categories:
Painting and drawing (including collage), original prints, ceramics, installation, sculpture.
Work should normally be for sale. The Assembly House will charge a commission of 25% including VAT. Please note that work should be original and not have been displayed previously at any other venue. Selection will be on the basis of proposals submitted by Friday 14th January 2011 latest. For further information and proposal forms email to firstname.lastname@example.org or write to Yvonne Millwood, Curator, Assembly House, Theatre Street, Norwich, NR2 1RQ
AMAIA GABANTXO – voice and ALAN TAYLOR – guitar
RAVENOUS CAFÉ at THE RAVENINGHAM CENTRE, Beccles Road, Raveningham, NR14 6NU, 01508 548406
Sunday 28th November, 2pm – 4pm Admission Free
A special treat for lovers of all types of music, two passionate musicians perform live and free in the Ravenous Sunday afternoon series.
Amaia Gabantxo is an incredible singer of Basque Country origin, whose combination of charisma and vocal ability is all encompassing. Amaia who is now based in Norwich is a literary translator and musician whose work takes her all over the world (most recently New York and Istanbul) and draws influence on the traditional songs of the Basque Country together with Latin American music, Flamenco and renaissance and folk traditions.
Alan Taylor is also Norwich based and after studying classical and world music at City University in London, was a guitarist in several successful rock bands, touring throughout the UK and Europe before finding that his true love lay in classical and early guitar. Al has been studying with some of the UK’s finest classical players and Ravenous is very pleased that he is making a return visit with duo partner Amaia.
Make sure you arrive early to find yourself a table or alternatively you can phone the Ravenous Café on 01508 548406 to book. The performance is free and you can treat yourself to a warming bowl of delicious soup or lunch from our regular menu which includes panini’s, ravenous all day breakfasts and a scrumptious array of homemade cakes.
Sunday 12th December 2-4pm
Classical & World Guitar.
Ravenous Folk & Traditional Music Session
Every 3rd Saturday 7.30-10.30pm starting January 2011
NEW………….IN THE CAFE
Game and Venison from the Raveningham Estate will be available at the Ravenous Cafe from 20th November 2010 – order yours to avoid disappointment.
Over the past 6 months, the Fusion Youth Group, based on the Middlegate Estate, have been working on a photography project alongside the Comeunity Team and the Middlegate Community Association. The funding for the project was obtained through the Your South Yarmouth, Your Decision 2009-2010 Participatory Budgeting programme, which saw local residents in South Yarmouth vote for and allocate funding towards the project.
During this time, the young people received training in photography from a GY College Tutor, and took hundreds of photos of their local community, which were shown in early November in the Rumbelow Gallery in Great Yarmouth Library.
Apart from the 50 plus photos that were on display, the young people also put together a delightful brochure of the photos taken during the project, and this is still available to pick up at the current Transitions exhibition at the gallery, on until the 19th November.
The young people also participated in workshops run by poet Rupert Mallin and young filmmaker Jade Yaxley. The decided they wanted to explore bullying past and present, and did this through cartoon, words, a visit to the Tolhouse Museum, and film. Emily Payne edited the film material they produced to create a short video posted to You Tube:
For any enquiries related to Fusions, please contact Katie Folkes on 01493 845 929 or at email@example.com
Schools in Great Yarmouth are getting together to perform a carol festival at the Hippodrome on 30th November, 7.20-9.30 pm. There is so much young musical talent in the borough and Rachel Salton, secretary of Great Yarmouth Schools’ Music, says the festival raises the profile of music and celebrates bringing schools together. The junior schools are performing with a choir of 300 pupils and the secondary schools with a choir of 120. Flegg High School wind band and Great Yarmouth Junior Brass Band will also be performing.
Tickets are available from the Hippodrome on 01493 844172.
Street artist Silent Hobo will be in Great Yarmouth on Saturday 6th November to work with the community to finish a large street mural being commissioned for the town, funded with a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund.
The drop-in workshops take place outside Great Yarmouth library from 10am-4pm, where the local community will be given the chance to finish off filling in the mural in a paint by numbers spray art workshop.
The finished mural will then be used to decorate the hoardings around the St George’s Chapel development whilst work is under way to renovate the building.
The work depicts key points in Yarmouth’s heritage and cultural life, from earliest beginnings, through maritime and tourist heritage up to its focus in 1960s youth culture with the Mods and Rockers.
The mural has been created by Bristol based artist Silent Hobo. A character-based artist who works on large-scale street murals, Silent Hobo mixes comic art influences, graffiti and Manga. His work is featured on buildings around Bristol and has been exhibited at The Tobacco factory in Bristol and Selfridges in London.
“My main idea for the piece was to represent the people through this period of history right up to the present day with elements of history passing by in the background” explained Silent Hobo. “To manage such a large mural, I broke the periods of history into sections and I’d originally sketched out a design for approval from the board and pretty much stuck with it. It is so important to have a good design before attempting a mural of any kind.”
The mural also features a local man, Michael Blank, who is chairman of “Comeunity”, the local Neighbourhood Management organisation. Michael is also Treasurer of the Middlegate Community Association. He was nominated and won a public vote to feature in the mural in recognition of his work to improve the lives of people from South and Central Yarmouth.
The works have all been created on panels, which will be attached to the hoarding around the chapel during its renovation into a multi-purpose arts centre and it is expected these will stay in place until major works are completed. Work on erecting the hoardings is due to start within the next few weeks.
Silent Hobo’s Spray Art workshop takes places outside Great Yarmouth’s Central Library from 10am-4pm on Saturday 6th November
New Free Fundraising Advice Service from Arts & Business
A new service has been launched by Arts and Business to provide charitable organisations in the arts and heritage sector with free fundraising guidance and advice from Arts & Business’ fundraising experts and external advisors. The free Advice line number is 0300 123 4080 and further information can be found on the Arts and Business website at www.artsandbusiness.org.uk
Fellows Shipyard, watercolour, 1962, by Anthony Amies (1945-2000)
Two Shores – Living with the North Sea
Time and Tide Museum of Great Yarmouth Life
Saturday 27 November 2010 – Sunday 27 March 2011
This exhibition looks at the coastal life of East Anglia and the region’s relationship with its neighbours across the North Sea in France, Belgium and the Netherlands.
The story is told through the experiences of people who make their living from the North Sea – in the offshore and fishing industries, leisure and tourism, ports and ferries.
We hear from offshore workers whose jobs are changing with the development of new industries like wind farms. Fishermen reveal how their work has been affected by reduced fish stocks and marine archaeologists help us to understand the geography of the North Sea and our region’s physical connections with mainland Europe.
Maritime objects, ‘tools of the trade’, paintings, photographs, maps, letters and documents bring these stories to life. Whilst ancient objects like the amazing prehistoric North Sea hand axes, a Mesolithic harpoon head and fossil bones found under the sea remind us of the long and fascinating history of these two shores.