Lots more cultural news for you - a friend was visiting this last weekend and he took a wander round Norwich. He is especially interested in visual arts as well as wider culture and he said he couldn't believe the vibrancy of Norwich. He lives near Chichester and he said he thought that the south coast had a lot going for it until he came here. It made me feel proud and a bit smug as I realised that he hadn't even scratched the surface of what we have in the city, never mind in Norfolk as a whole. So, we must make sure that we make the most of what we have laid on a plate for us and get out and see these things - so let's make a start.
Firstly don't forget we are in the last few days of the Giacometti and Cartier-Bresson exhibitions at the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, and just a little bit longer to catch the various parts of the British Art Show 8 at Norwich Castle and NUA East Gallery and St George's Building in St George's Street until 3 September - make sure that you don't miss these top quality shows.
Out of town, Salthouse Church is showing Margi Britz, John Midgely is at the Old Workshop Gallery Corpusty, and the River Waveney Sculpture Trail is in progress starting at the old Otter Trust near Bungay - I haven't been yet but I gather it is a really good and interesting way to take a country walk and spot site-specific artworks at the same time and tomorrow there is a tour guided by the curator Dulcie Humphrey:
Waveney Sculpture Trail - Curator’s Guided Walk
Saturday 20 August 10am – 12pm
Cost £10/£8 W&BA and RWT members, includes entry fee
Come and gain a greater insight into the works and artists who have contributed to this year’s trail in the company of curator Dulcie Humphrey.
There are a number of other exhibitions in August - so please check out the listings on www.artinnorwich.org.uk as I don't have space for them all here
There are also a couple of professional development opportunities and jobs - don't miss those - a call for submissions and two shows at Norwich Puppet Theatre written and performed by apprentices Emma Brierly and Lucy Enskat. People don't always realise how valuable and rare Norwich Puppet theatre is - it's is pretty unique to Norwich with only one or two places in the country developing and showing new work. The Theatre is a professional training ground for puppeteers and Emma and Lucy have been apprentices for the last few months. For Norwich/Norfolk residents, we are used to having these shows available but most places don't have live puppetry on their doorstep. It's a really good way to introduce young people to live theatre experience and actually, the shows are great for people of all ages - details are further down.
THE UNDERCROFT GALLERY: ASYLUM EXHIBITION
12 August to 10 September 2016
Undercroft Gallery, Beneath the War Memorial, City Hall, St Peters St, NR2 1NH. Norwich.
Gennadiy Ivanov, Julia Cameron, Alexandra Blythe, Martin Swan, Joanna Abel, Richard Cleland, Linda Johnson, Frances Martin, Andy Hornett, Peter Offord, Samia Malik, Gosia Miernik, Linda Chapman, Paul Jennings, Monika Wesselmann, Helen Wells, Tatiana Goddard, Katherine Grimbolina Gilmartin, Viv Castleton, Robert Nairn, John Sparks, Gela Durujeli, Nick Denney, Deanna Tyson, Sophia Shuvalova, Pauline Antram, Casia Coleman, Ian Anderson, John Rance
This is a Tour de Force of work, a strong and powerful exhibition which is also very moving, involving Norfolk artists as well as those from further afield. The whole of the Undercroft has been turned into a labyrinth full of large-scale pieces and small scenarios. It's open every day and details and some film footage are available here
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: There is also a great fun opportunity for budding interior designers and architects, in fact anyone that likes making - on a mini scale
Norwich Castle are holding an exhibition next March and in conjunction with that, they have a call for submissions for people to design and make a room. You have to submit a plan and then if your idea is chosen, you will be given the go-ahead, and a box, to make a room that will become part of the exhibition - here are the details but any questions, please contact Fi Hitchcock. If you love small worlds, then this is the one for you - and anyone can apply
Small Stories: At Home in a Dolls’ House
4 March – 25 June 2017
A touring exhibition of stunning dolls’ houses from the V&A Museum of Childhood
Call for submissions -
Dream House 2017 exhibit
…Do you sew, sculpt, paint, emboss, programme, construct, embroider or upholster - and if so could you do so in miniature?
Please see the attached General Information and Submission Brief for an exciting new project relating to our spring 2017 exhibition here at Norwich Castle.
In short, we are asking you to dream a little… and then send in your ideas on paper, for the chance to make a fantastical dolls’ house room which will form part of a unique exhibit in our prime gallery space.
Anyone can apply, and we hope to showcase the skills of the widest range of Norfolk-based artists, designers, makers, crafters, arts and community groups and businesses – so if you have professional or amateur skills, a special interest or a message to proclaim, we hope this challenge will appeal.
• 10 August - Call for submissions goes live
• 7 October - closing date for receiving submission applications
• 19-21 October – 20-25 successful contributors to be contacted and confirmed.
• 31 October - empty boxes available
• 3 February 2017 - last day to deliver completed rooms to Norwich Castle.
Any questions or for more info email Fiona Hitchcock firstname.lastname@example.org.
NB Fi works Wednesday to Friday at Norwich Castle
There is more information on www.artinnorwich.org.uk including downloadable
CALL OUT TO WRITERS AND FILM_MAKERS: Great professional development opportunity for writers, directors, producers and film-makers in the East
East of England Talent Module: How to Get a First Feature Made
As part of the BFI NET.WORK, Creative England in partnership with write2screen, are launching a new Talent Module aimed at new and emerging writers, directors and producers in the East of England looking to make their first feature film.
The free module will cover the key stages of developing, funding, producing and releasing a first feature film where you’ll get the opportunity to hear from industry experts and strike new collaborations in the region.
Who can apply? New and emerging writers, directors and producers based in the East of England (Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk, Suffolk) who have a strong and interesting track record in storytelling – film, novels, TV, theatre, stand-up comedy, poetry, visual arts, music videos etc. – but haven’t made a feature film.
On Thursday 8 September at Writers’ Centre Norwich there will be an opportunity to meet the team from Creative England and write2screen and ask questions about the module at a special short film screening and networking event. To book your place please register via Eventbrite at http://east-england-talent.eventbrite.co.uk.
Applications are now open and you can apply at www.creativeengland.co.uk/film/talent-development
Deadline for applications: Monday 12th September 2016
Talent Modules: Thursday 6th October, Wednesday 9th November, Thursday 1st December, Monday 12th December, Thursday 12th January and Thursday 16th February
- please ensure you can make at least five of these sessions
Venues: Writers’ Centre Norwich and Cinema City in Norwich.
Applications: Talent Module via www.creativeengland.co.uk/film/talent-development
Please make sure to read the FAQs on the website before applying.
Further information can be found here http://creativeengland.co.uk/film/talent-development
Norwich Puppet Theatre summer show - Landscapes
An outdoor show (wet weather contingency!) which has been newly created to performed as street theatre and toured to other cities, towns and festivals will be performed outside Norwich Puppet Theatre on the following dates Tuesday 23/Monday 29/Tuesday 30 August at 11am, 2pm and 4pm.
Called Landscapes, it is consists of two pieces 'Legs 11' written and performed by Emma Brierly - it's an absurdists tale of land and home - told through song, puppetry and a game of chance and 'Like a Tree' written and performed by Lucy Enskat Down oin the woods a sapling grows, up thorough the ground and towards the sky. At the same time, a child is born and their lives entwine in a sweet tale of life, love and everything after. Tickets for both shows are £8 with a family of four ticket £28 from www.puppettheatre.co.uk
Royal Drawing School expands its Young Artists Programme to Norwich
Drawing is a crucial route to innovation across the creative disciplines and beyond, from fashion, fine art and animation, to filmmaking, product and graphic design, architecture and engineering. Catherine Goodman, Artistic Director
The Young Artists programme for 10 to 18 year olds offers a unique opportunity to students from all backgrounds who want to develop their drawing skills. These skills prepare them for a range of studies and careers in which drawing and creative thinking provide an important foundation.
We currently offer a number of opportunities in London for young artists, and this Autumn Term we are expanding to Norwich and Glasgow. Please find a summary of the Young Artists Programme in the Brochure attached, and details of the Norwich Drawing Club below.
DRAWING CLUB: NORWICH AGED 10 – 14
Our weekly Drawing Clubs for 10 to 14 year olds are open to children who have a passion for drawing and who are able to commit to attending a weekly after-school or weekend class. The Drawing Clubs are led by professional artists who are alumni of our postgraduate programme, The Drawing Year, and experienced in teaching children.
Drawing comes naturally to young children, and is fundamental to their learning, growth, and understanding of the world around them. The Drawing Clubs help children retain and develop these drawing abilities and sustain their enthusiasm for self-expression within an artist-led environment.
Regular drawing at any age can enhance focus and concentration and increase self-esteem, and this can be especially beneficial for school-age children. The skills learned can also support students’ pursuit of a wide range of creative subjects in school, further and higher education, and open doors to careers in the arts, design, architecture, and science.
Venue Lion House, Muspole Street, Norwich
Price £150 per ten-week term, this includes materials costs.
Date and time
Every Saturday From 1 October 2016 to 3 December 2016
10 sessions 11am – 1pm
Tutors Various tutors
Book via the website or contact: +44(0)20 7613 8568 / email@example.com
Theatre Royal Norwich
DATA & ONLINE MANAGER 29k per annum
To support the work of the marketing department and online communication. This role would suit someone with database management experience, and who has online/digital marketing skills. To download the job description and application form, visit http://bit.ly/DataOnlineManager .
Closing date: 2nd September 2016. Interviews will be held at the Theatre Royal on 15th September 2016.
Norfolk & Norwich Festival Internships offered through the Creative Employment Programme (full-time; 8/9 months)
Norfolk & Norwich Festival is offering two internships through the Creative Employment Programme as follows;
Production Intern (30 September 2016 – 2 June 2017)
Events & Administration Intern (30 September 2016 – 30 June 2017)
Interns will play key roles in ensuring the successful delivery of this nationally and increasingly internationally significant arts Festival and in continuing to develop Norfolk & Norwich Festival’s reputation as a highly professional, efficient and well-regarded organisation. These are exciting opportunities to be an integral member of the Festival team and to gain valuable work experience. Supervision and support will be provided.
Production Intern (LMS Reference Number NOS/152374)
The Production Intern will play a key role in providing support to the Production team in the run up to and delivery of Norfolk & Norwich Festival 2017 (12-28 May). Working with the Head of Production, Production Coordinator, Technical Manager and Production Assistant the role will provide an opportunity to gain valuable work experience within production and arts administration and will offer an insight into the workings of an internationally renowned Festival.
Events & Administration Intern (LMS Reference Number NOS/152373)
The Events & Administration Intern will play a key role in providing support to the Development team, working with the Director of Development and Development Manager. The role will provide an opportunity to gain valuable work experience within event management, business administration and fundraising. This is a great opportunity for someone who is looking to develop a career in fundraising, business administration and/or events management.
Deadline for receipt of applications is 9.30 am Monday 5 September 2016.
Interviews will be held in w/c 12 September. The successful applicants will be required to start in role on Friday 30 September 2016.
Application is by the completion of Norfolk & Norwich Festival’s application form only available from your local Jobcentre Plus.
For further information see our website - http://www.nnfestival.org.uk/about_us/vacancies
There are certain criteria you must meet in order to be eligible to apply for a Creative Employment Programme funded internship. At the time of applying you must be aged 18 to 24 years old and you must be registered as unemployed with Jobcentre Plus. These eligibility criteria have been approved by the Department of Work and Pensions
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Wednesday 3 August 7.30pm
The primacy of text : Improve your proposals
Discusses text in contemporary practice: artists statements, proposals for exhibitions, other applications, and requirements for text in an artist's practice.
Admission free, and no booking required, just turn up
St Margaret's Church, Cley-next-the-Sea, Norfolk
Author Marion Catlin
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