Norwich Arts Centre
Norwich Arts Centre
St Benedicts Street
Norwich Arts Centre is a small, independently run venue with charitable status (Charity No: 274803) situated close to the centre of Norwich.
We aim to offer a broad range of performing and media arts of the highest quality to the community, together with a programme of participatory workshops and activities that offer good access to the arts.
Café Bar Gallery
Christmas & New Year
A Love Letter for Alan Cooke
- 18 October — 20 December 2014 *on now
A Love Letter for Alan Cooke is an examination of architectural heritage.
Across Britain, buildings of the 60s and 70s are being demolished or threatened with demolition. If we are not careful, we could erase an entire period of architectural history from the fabric of our cities. While some may consider this erasure a good thing, the implications of demolition are irreversible and should be carefully considered.
This series of drawings and films attempts to reflect on these issues through a study of Norwich’s Anglia Square, itself under threat of demolition. The project is an argument that we should consider this erasure critically and an invitation for a wider public discussion about how we treat our architectural heritage.
My Champion Heartache: Artworks about people and their pets
- 14 November 2014 — 1 April 2015 *on now
These artworks are inspired by conversations with patients at Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital about pets and those who own them. They are an interpretation of the familiar yet absurd world of pets, pet lovers and pet lover-haters.
In 2014 My Champion Heartache exists as a series of public art events, radio broadcasts and visual art exhibitions in alternative locations. A live art performance will be presented at Norwich Arts Centre and The Yard (London) in spring 2015.
Devised by Dot Howard and Holly Bodmer.
- Family friendly
Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital
main hospital corridor, centre block, 3rd level
Playing with Space
- 31 January 2015
Playing With Space is a one-day festival of film and performance. It celebrates artists’ interventions into urban space, showing ways by which the presence of the human body can critique architecture.
The film programme includes work by artists Riccardo Iacono, Paul R Jones, Noemi Lakmaier, Manu Luksch, Mitra Saboury, Aaron Williamson, Liberate Tate, Destino Dance and Ballet Boyz.
Two specially commissioned performances, by artists Nic Green and Dyad Creative, will take place in outdoor spaces close to Norwich Arts Centre, at the end of the afternoon and evening screenings.
Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England, and by Norfolk County Council, Norwich Arts Centre, firstsite, and Live Art Development Agency.
2.30pm-5.30pm and 6-9pm : £3 for one screening/performance set or £5 for a day ticket