Norwich Arts Centre
- Telephone 01603 660352
- Website www.norwichartscentre.co.uk
Norwich Arts Centre, housed in the converted 14th-century church of St Swithun, has a lively programme of exhibitions and family events, but is also distinguished by a commitment to live performance, featuring touring bands and live comedy. The centre earned a small but notable place in rock history as being the venue where, in 1991, Manic Street Preacher Richey Edwards notoriously squicked out journalist Steve Lamacq by carving the words '4 REAL' into his own forearm. The centre has hosted many other bands and comedians, including Nirvana, Oasis, Coldplay, The Libertines, Mark Lamarr, Sue Perkins and Mark Thomas.
Norwich station is situated about 20 minutes away by foot, to the east of the city. Bus stops on nearby Westwick Street are served by routes 5, 28, 29, 29A, 29B and 29S.
- Provides: Wheelchair access
- Open since: 1977
There are 40 events at this location
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Alice Lee: II
The Norwich based artist presents her print work and technical drawings predominantly of birds and typography pieces.
The five-piece band perform an eclectic fusion of world music mixing Balkan melodies with ska and Latin grooves, and an energetic brass section.
Traditional folks songs from Sam Lee, Lisa Knapp and Nathaniel Mann.
The five-piece band plays foot-tapping tunes and gives spirited and energetic performances of Welsh step dancing.
Folk singer-songwriter from County Derry.
The band delivers raucous horn driven ska blended with roots reggae.
A satirical drag eulogy for a world past its use-by-date that joyfully critiques alpha-masculinity and the built environment.
The Canadian guitarist, singer-songwriter and producer performs his latest material.
A night of country, pop, Americana and honky tonk blues.
DJ Format & Abdominal
The hip hop DJ and rap star back together again.
Dr Phil's Health Revolution
Dr Phil, the GP known for being funny, combines his medical credentials and humour for a show to leave you in rude health.
This quintet, who call Norwich home, presents its own version of folk-punk.
Ecclesia Theatre Company: Hidden
Scott Hurran directs Nicola Werenowska's love story about invisible disability. Chris and Jess are in an ordinary relationship but a catalyst of events leads them to discover who they really are.
Electro punk noise trio, influenced by the austere post-punk electronica of Cabaret Voltaire.
Francois And The Atlas Mountains
The band plays idiosyncratic indie-folk with world music influences.
The American singer-songwriter hailing from South Dakota takes to the stage to perform her original fol and indie rock sounds in support of her latest album, Impossible Dream.
Tue 4 Apr
Times to be confirmed / Phone for prices / 01603 660352
The Echo & The Bunnymen frontman performs a selection of the band's songs in a solo performance.
The return of the psychedelic pop group from Liverpool whose widescreen pop tunes were briefly popular in the mid-80s.
Americana, folk and roots blues singer-songwriter.
John Scarratt: 13 Futures
Working in a variety of mediums the locally-based graphic designer and illustrator presents his image of the future.
Letters to Windsor House
Louise Mothersole and Rebecca Biscuit return with their new play on, or about, or circling, the housing crisis.
Experimental compositions from the acclaimed trio consisting of saxophonist Jordan Smart, pianist Nick Smart and drummer Jesse Barrett.
The eldest son of the legendary Muddy Waters performs a selection of his original blues compositions alongside classic tracks.
The Norfolk-born artist plays electronic music.
No Dogs, No Indians
Poet Siddhartha Bose weaves together true and fictional tales of British colonialism and its legacy, celebrating the 70th year of India's independence.
The headliners perform Afro-jazz grooves alongside Crumbs For Comfort, Fever Kings, Starbuck, Himazas, Tom Malachowski, and more in aid of Norfolk And Norwich El Viejo Link.
The foursome hail from Manchester and perform their rock material, led by singer-guitarist, Faith Holgate.
Thu 13 Apr
Times to be confirmed / £9 / 01603 660352
Jangley indie pop from Manchester's Pins.
The Prettiest Starman
A homage to David Bowie featuring a set of his best loved songs, sing-a-long, and video clips performed by Anton Pace, Paul Rutterford, Nelson Nice, and Cara Bruns.
Sam Coe & The Long Shadows
The band at the forefront of the new UK Country Music revival, playing honest country songs with just a touch of pop.
Goodtime folk with a mix of traditional, contemporary, Klezmer and Celtic by the Bristol-based band.
Sonic Youths: #ICYMI 1
Local artists Maya Law and Allergy Kid performs an acoustic, hip hop and electro collaboration.
Sonic Youths: #ICYMI 2
Artist Luke Peter Foster joined by HappyGhost UK presents his brand of alternative spoken word artistry.
Speakeasy Bootleg Band
Swing, jive, Harlem swing and jazz by the Liverpool-based ensemble.
The established collective, who have been performing together for over 10 years, present an evening of gritty jazz and funk.
Northern soul band from the Midlands, rocking the old school rhythm'n'blues sound on Hammond and horns.
The Midland-formed collective with a cult status perform a unique blend of jazz, blues and soul.
Thorpe St Andrew School Showcase
The young musicians perform a variety of musical traditions including rock, pop, classical, blues, and jazz compositions.
Tibetan Night Terrors
The Norwich-based band perform quirky and stompy indie soaked, tropical disco grooves.