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
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London-born musician and producer, best known as one half of the duo Everything But The Girl. Current collaborator and acclaimed guitarist Bernard Butler (Suede) will be joining Watt on his November solo tour of the UK.
Mon 24 Oct
Times to be confirmed / £15 / 01603 660352
The Blue Aeroplanes
Veteran idiosyncratic band from Bristol.
By The Rivers
Self-penned reggae tunes with positive messages from the Leicester-based six-piece.
A staunch adherent of old-style honky tonk and Bakersfield country, Dale Watson positioned himself as a tattooed, stubbornly independent outsider who was only interested in recording authentic country music. As a result, he never sold many records, but his music was championed by numerous critics and alternative country…
Don Letts (DJ Set)
Reggae and dub.
Equations For A Moving Body
Follow Hannah Nicklin as she trains for and attempts a full-distance triathlon in a contemporary performance which uses documentary footage and scientific theories to explore the limits of the human body.
The singer-songwriter and musician from Bangor, County Down, performs lilting alternative folk.
Folk infused indie rockers from Selkirk sweeping all before them.
From Ibiza To The Norfolk Broads
A solo production that tells the story of a young David Bowie obsessive. Set against a soundtrack by the late legendary musician.
The classy Virginian four-piece plays Appalachian roots music.
Gemma Ray & Joe Gideon Feat. Jim Sclavunos
Special double bill performance from the indie musicians and songwriters.
Solo show from the former Squeeze frontman.
With heartfelt lyrics and catchy melodies, singer songwriter Grant Ley sets you on a roller coaster of emotions with every performance.
The Handsome Family
Mordant wit from the Addams family of country rock. Rennie writes the lyrics about killing small mammals and husband Brett delivers them in his dry baritone.
Glasgow-based grunge rock duo featuring Cat Myers on drums and Stina Tweeddale on guitar and vocals.
Janet Kay, Carroll Thompson
The acclaimed vocalists sing reggae, pop and lover's rock.
The Japanese House
Alt pop artist Amber Bain performs in support of her recently released EP, Clean.
John Hegley: New And Selected Potatoes
The consummate wordsmith and performance poet hits the road to perform new and older works, sung and spoken.
Jonathan Pie: Live
The comic reveals the truth behind recent news events both home and abroad.
Folk, blues and soul from the Mancunian singer-songwriter.
The King Blues
Politically-conscious rudeboy rocking from London influenced by street poetry and protest music.
The great Throwing Muses singer on a rare solo tour.
Oxford singer-songwriter in the Ed Sheeran mould.
Lovers Rock Monologues
Music and theatre presented by Janet Kay, Carroll Thompson and Victor Romero Evans, telling hte Lovers Rock tale.
Exquisite melancholic harmonies from the Mormon slowcore trio from Minnesota.
The Mouse Outfit
Hip hop and rap nonet featuring Dr Syntax and Sparkz.
Nine Below Zero
Hard rockin' blues and R&B outfit.
Liverpudlian post punk singer-songwriter.
The established collective, who have been performing together for over 10 years, present an evening of gritty jazz and funk.
Tribute To BB King And Otis Rush Featuring Travis 'Moonchild' Haddix
A tribute to Blues music icons BB King and Otis Rush.
Fri 28 Oct
£12; £10 adv / 01603 660352
Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats
Sabbath-heavy doomy metal with psychedelic overtones from the Cambridge-based combo.