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Posted: March 21st, 2011 | Author: eastcoastnet | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: concerts, Great Yarmouth Gilbert and Sullivan Society | No Comments »
The Great Yarmouth Gilbert and Sullivan Society are presenting a concert, ‘Patience’, ‘The Mikado’ and songs from other works, at two venues in Great Yarmouth. The first peformance will be at Christchurch at 7.30 p.m. on the 2nd April and at the second at St. Luke’s Cobholm at 7.00 p.m. on the 11th June. Tickets £5.00 (Children Free – Under 16 Accompanied by a responsible adult) from Allens Music Centre, Market Gates, Great Yarmouth and on the door.
To find out more about the Great Yarmouth Gilbert and Sullivan Society, how to become a member, or to see the full repertoire for this and the next concert Ghosts & Ghouls, Fairies & Magic Concert to be peformed on 16th July at the Priory Centre, click here
Posted: March 16th, 2011 | Author: eastcoastnet | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: Central Library Galleries, exhibitions, Jason Parr, Sculptor, sculpture, Visual Arts | No Comments »
Jason Parr is exhibiting his work at Great Yarmouth Central Library. This interesting exhibition includes sculptures and spoons carved in wood and stone, uniquely carved chairs, drawings, prints and writing. It opens Monday, 21st to 26th March 2011. For more information about Jason click here
Suffering Time, walnut, yew, marble, by Jason Parr
Posted: March 12th, 2011 | Author: eastcoastnet | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: events, family activities, Great Yarmouth Community Trust, Priory Centre, workshops | 1 Comment »
Calligraphy, circle dance, draughts, story telling, arts and crafts, dominoes, cycling, bowls, speedstacking and lots more. Free activities and light buffet lunch. The Mayor will judge the Silliest Pet photo competition, to enter bring a silly picture by 11.45 a.m.! Just come along to the Priory Centre, Priory Plain, NR30 1NW on the 28th March, 10.00-14.00 hrs, or for more details contact Joleen or Kate on 01493 743000.
Posted: March 12th, 2011 | Author: eastcoastnet | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: choir, Concert, Gorleston Pavilion Theatre, Music, The Chorus of St. Cecilia | No Comments »
The Chorus of St. Cecilia will be performing Some Enchanted Evening at the Gorleston Pavilion Theatre from the 24th to 26th March. The Chorus will be performing songs from 20 Broadway musicals, conducted by Matthew Hardy, the choir’s musical director. The full choir will be accompanied by soloists Neil Francis, Kirsty Barlow, Natasha Steffieri and Chris Moore. The concert starts at 7.45 p.m. and tickets can be bought from the Pavilion Theatre or the Dance Shop in Gorleston High Street, or by phoning 01502 733625.
Posted: March 1st, 2011 | Author: eastcoastnet | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: Arts Festival, concerts, Drama, Exhibition, Music, St. Nicholas Parish Church, talks | 1 Comment »
On the night of the 24th June 1942, St. Nicholas Church was destroyed by German incendiary bombs, leaving only its walls and towers standing. It was left derelict until 1957 when re-construction began. This was completed in 1961. The church was re-consecrated on 8th May 1961, being the Eve of the Feast of the Translation of St. Nicholas. From 8th May to 16th May 2011 there will be an exhibition in the church of its destruction and reconstruction, presented by Great Yarmouth College of Further Education.
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the re-construction of St. Nicholas Church, Great Yarmouth, the St.Nicholas Church Preservation Trust will be holding a festival from 6th-16th May, presenting the following events at the church:
Friday, 6th May, 19.30 hrs. 1940s Music Night with Annie Slater, Roger Cooke and friends . Tickets £10, bar and raffle
Sunday 6th May, Civic Service at 11.00 a.m. followed by buffet lunch at 12.30 p.m. (pre-ordered ticket event £10, under sixteen £5) and a Musical Entertainment with the Dragon’s Stage School at 2.00 p.m. Festal Choral Evensong will be at 3.00 p.m.
Tuesday, 10th May, 6.30 p.m. Yarmouth Quizz and answers to Treasure Hunt. Bar and raffle. Tickets £10 includes buffet, under sixteens £5. The treasure hunt around the historic centre of Yarmouth to be done in previous week in own time, question papers available from church from 3rd May 10.00-12.00 hrs and Brahams in Market Row or tel. 01493 843647.
Thursday 12th May, 7.30 p.m. Reminiscences of the Herring Fishery and musical interludes with Ernie Childs . Bar and raffle. Tickets £10 includes fish and chips.
Friday 13th May, 7.30 p.m. Traditional Jazz with Redbeans ‘n’ Rice. Bar and raffle. Tickets £10.
Saturday 14th May, 11.00 a.m. Tour and illustrated talk on the history of St. Nicholas Church with Paul Davies. Tickets £3, under sixteens £1, includes coffee and cake.
Sunday 15th May, 6.30 p.m. Choral Evensong
Monday 16th May, 7.30 p.m. Concert in conjunction with Norfolk and Norwich Festival: Harry Winstanley, flute, Jonathan Wiseman, guitar, from the Royal Academy of Music. Programme includes CPE Bach, Takemitsu, Dodgson and Bartok. Tickets £7
Tickets for all events are available from Brahams, Market Row or tel. 01493 843647
Posted: March 1st, 2011 | Author: eastcoastnet | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: Exhibition, Great Yarmouth Central Library, Regeneration, Seachange Arts, Visual Arts | 1 Comment »
A new exhibition organised by a group of young volunteers and entitled ‘Re:generation’ is running at the Central Library, Great Yarmouth, from 5th – 12th March 2011 . The community exhibition celebrates memories of Great Yarmouth and the town’s current regeneration. The opening times are: Monday & Wednesday 9am-7.30pm, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 9am-6pm and Saturday 9am-5pm.
The exhibition features archive material and artist’s work along with recollections and stories of the town provided by members of the community, all of which relates to the theme of regeneration. Amongst the 12 artists exhibiting are three ex-Great Yarmouth School of Art and Design students, Nigel Moody, Colin Giles and John Clifford. Also exhibiting are Manuel Seixas, Adam Shawyer and Belona Greenwood, three of the artists commissioned to create work for the King Street Regeneration project. Other selected artists are Ben Simons, Harry Baker, Chris Han, Paul Zawadzski, Julian Claxton, Paul Howard and Sandra Rowney. These were selected by a panel of judges, who were looking for work which most clearly related to regeneration and with links to Great Yarmouth.
Work produced by young residents at the Aspire Young Persons Centre is also included in this show, along with the ‘Hope Herrings’ installation shown above, produced by local young people who took part in creative workshops. The ‘Hope Herrings’ are textile fish which have attached to them a hope for the future for Great Yarmouth and are displayed on fishing net coming out of a fishing boat.
The Re:generation exhibition is part of a national project, which creates youth led arts-based volunteering opportunities. The programme is funded by V Inspired; an independent charity for 16 -25 year olds, supported by an Eastern Region consortium including Great Yarmouth based Seachange Arts. The programme gives volunteers the opportunity to develop their skills, gain experience and bring positive benefits to their community.
St. Georges Chapel, Great Yarmouth, photograph by Adam Shawyer