WORKSHOP FOR ARTISTS AND CREATIVE PROFESSIONALS WITH COLOMBIAN CARNIVAL FLOAT ARTIST, RAUL ORDONEZ on SAT 19 MAY, 3pm –6pm.
SeaChange Arts is offering a free creative professionals’ masterclass in Carnival Sculpture with leading Latin American carnival artist Raul Ordonez (Columbian Carnival of Blacks and Whites – UNESCO World Cultural Heritage) who will be in residence at Seachange Arts’ Drill Hall this May.
Artists and creative professionals are invited to join this leading Latin-American carnival artist for a workshop in the practice of carnival sculpture.
Raúl will return to Great Yarmouth with a large scale production Amazonas Spectacular, a contemporary Latin American experience, for the Out There Festival in September.
For more information or to book a place at the session, please contact Sarah James on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Norwich Castle Open Art Show 2012 (20 October – 9 December)
Norwich Castle Open Art Show 2012 will be one of two related exhibitions showing at Norwich Castle this Autumn. Shown in conjunction with Cedric Morris and Christopher Wood: A Forgotten Friendship (20 October – 31 December 2012), the broad theme for this year is Vision & Reality. This phrase is taken from the words of Cedric Morris who became one of the region’s most influential artistic mentors through establishment of the East Anglian School of Painting and Drawing. We hope this opportunity will provide real inspiration and a unique opportunity for artists to show and sell their work at Norwich Castle.
Submissions are invited from artists who live in and are inspired by East Anglia, reflecting the considerable talents of the region’s vibrant visual arts community. An experienced panel of distinguished artists will make the final selection, we are delighted that the panel will be chaired by John Wonnacott.
Norwich Castle Open Art Show 2012 is presented in partnership with East Anglia Art Fund.
All works will be for sale. Submission fees and commission on sales will be retained by East Anglia Art Fund (reg. Charity No.1014349) to support the art programme at Norwich Castle.
The closing date for submissions is FRIDAY 8 JUNE 2012.
Full details can be downloaded along with the Call for Entries form from the NMAS website homepage at www.museums.norfolk.gov.uk.
I am on the search for some inspirational older people (over 50 years of age). The criteria for this is that they
· Must be over the age of 50 years
· Must live in the Borough of Great Yarmouth (Hopton all the way through to Martham?)\
· Have inspired you or others in some way either in the past, or currently.
· Have had an achievement, either sporting or otherwise, in the past. (for example we have one person who swam the channel for charity some time ago)
· An outstanding volunteer, maybe that person who makes the tea or puts the chairs away ………
· Overcome some challenges in their past…….in any way shape or form
· Or just simply a wonderful person who deserves some recognition
All I need is
· Their name
· Their dob or age
· Their contact details (I need to be able to contact them with an invitation to a celebration event)\
· Your contact details
· A short piece about why you are nominating them, and why they deserve to be celebrated.
· Nominations must be with me by the 16th of May 2012
The celebration event will be on the 16th of June held at the Masonic lodge.
If you have any questions then please let me know
Community Projects & Ageless Opportunities Co-Ordinator
Great Yarmouth Community Trust
t. 01493 743042
A fund-raising evening has been organised, in aid of the restoration of the organ, by the St. Nicholas Minster Preservation Trust (www.sncpt.co.uk) on Saturday 26th May 2012 at 7.30 pm.
Rigajigjig, are a band of Norfolk musicians who play traditional music and country dance tunes. The repertoire consists of jigs, hornpipes, polkas, schottishes and waltzes played on fiddle, banjo, mouth organs, melodeon and banjo. There will be dancing with a caller.
Tickets are £5 and are available from Paul Davies (01493 843647) or Brahams in Market Row or on the door. Cheques made payable to: SNCPT. A bar will be available.
Don’t miss this fantastic Waveney & Blyth Arts Poetry Workshop.
Meet at the Fort Car Park at 11.30 . Then, a shortish walk of about one and a half miles around the fort and down to the river. There is much to see and read (information boards are very good). The site is quite inspirational.
Walkers/workshoppers should arrive at The Fisherman’s Inn between 12.30 and Ipm. The Inn serve good and reasonably priced food.
The poetry workshop is to be conducted by Joanna Guthrie and will take place at the pub from 2pm until 4pm. Poems produced will be laminated and put on display along a longer walk which will take place in September and will take in more of Breydon Water.
Wheelchair access from the Fort to the Fisherman’s Inn is difficult. This could be overcome by any wheelchair user returning to the car park and then driving via the road to The Fisherman’s Inn, instead of taking the narrow footpath along the river bank..
The cost for the workshop is £18. For more information and to book your place email Janet Wright email@example.com
Great Yarmouth Potteries have produced this special edition tankard for the silver jubilee celebrations. The newly carved Jubilee tankard is now ready to order and a few are ready to collect. The tankard is a royal blue glaze and finished with 22carat gold. The reverse of the tankard features Sandringham and the front, her majesty the queen’s torso. The tankards are limited to only 200 and a perfect way to commemorate this special occasion.
There is a range of other commemorative ware available, with the opportunity to personalise by adding your own logo. See the website for more information by clicking here
The potteries and museum are housed in an old smokehouse built against the town wall on Blackfriars Road, near the Time and Tide Museum, and are well worth a visit. All the original timber work has been preserved by Ernie and Karen Childs in the wonderful labyrinthine structure of these characterful buildings. Refreshments are available.
Karen Childs in the back yard at Great Yarmouth Potteries and Museum
Folk sessions are held every Tuesday evening at Shrublands Community Centre on the Magdalene Estate. They are organised by Roger Secker. Folk music at Shrublands includes blues, jazz, rock and pop music as well as traditional songs and sea shanties. Some excellent musicians from the area perform at these sessions, which are going from strength to strength.
Bruer Tidman will be showing drawings and paintings at the Exhibition Galleries, Great Yarmouth Central Library, from 21st April to 9th May 2012, Monday to Saturday, 10.00-17.00 hrs. Bruer’s work always look particularly radiant in this space – an exhibition not to miss!
This new ensemble is an exciting opportunity for talented young musicians from the East of England. We are currently recruiting and are looking for talented and committed musicians of secondary school age. We will be auditioning throughout April.
Britten Sinfonia Academy is a new chamber orchestra that will meet for intensive weekend courses focusing on the thinks that make Britten Sinfonia unique:
– playing without a conductor
– mixing up genres and playing in different styles
– performing in small chamber groups
–working with inspiring special guest artists
– improvising, composing, exploring new music
To find out more, watch the intro video, or to apply for an audition please visit: www.brittensinfonia.com/academy or to have a chat with us call Isobel Timms on 01223 341019 or email Isobel.firstname.lastname@example.org
Britten Sinfonia are also advertising for three job vacancies - Creative Learning Assistant, Development Assistant, Marketing Assistant. Deadline for applications is 23rd April 2012. Job descriptions and an application form can be found on the website http://www.brittensinfonia.com/about-us/vacancies/