· Wednesday 20 January – speaker: Kate Roma, Deputy Station Manager at Future Radio
· Wednesday 27 January – speaker: Cllr Waters, Leader of Norwich City Council re: Norwich City Council and future arts strategy
· Thursday 4 February – NB. different date/time/location (11am – 12.30pm) - The Get Creative Networking Event in Norwich is scheduled at BBC Voices, BBC East, The Forum, Millennium Plain, Norwich. Free tickets are available here by registration: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/get-creative-networking-event-norwich-tickets-20693174843. See further information about Get Creative attached, spaces are limited and offered on a first come, first served basis
· Wednesday 10 February – speaker: Dr Anna Bull Researcher, Culture, Media and Creative Industries, Kings College London
· Wednesday 17 February – speaker: Jenni Rant, Science, Art and Writing Trust
· Wednesday 24 February – NB. unlikely to be a What Next? Norfolk meeting as the AD:UK conference will be taking place in Norwich on Tuesday 23 and Wednesday 24 February
· Wednesday 9 March – speaker: Alex McAleer, artist. Alex McAleer reads minds. He doesn't pretend to be psychic - he doesn't read palms or talk to the dead; he reads people and talks to the living, combining contemporary mind reading with sharp wit and a flair for showmanship. He has wowed cabaret audiences both in the UK and internationally. He has entertained corporate clients ranging from small independent companies to big household names such as AXA, Aviva, TSB, and Virgin Atlantic. He is also a successful writer in the magic world having written several books on his own techniques and lectured them to psychology students, mentalists, and magicians at the prestigious Magic Circle. In 2014 he took his one-man show to Edinburgh Fringe Festival playing to packed houses every night, and has toured the UK performing to over 30,000 people as the stand-out star of ‘Champions Of Magic’. In January 2016 Alex will debut his new one-man show in Perth, Western Australia before touring again with 'Champions of Magic' in the Spring. “Think Derren Brown's better-looking but equally charismatic apprentice and you're just about there." - Student Rag Magazine. www.alexthemindreader.com
· Wednesday 23 March – Cultural Agency and the Everyday Artist event at Dragon Hall – further details and exact times to follow
We will be looking to hear from and talk more about unlikely alliances in 2016 – so connecting more with the local business sector and discussing potential new funding opportunities for artists and organisations. If you would like to suggest a speaker or a discussion topic then please do let me know.
Call for Aspiring Playwrights – Four by Four
Four by Four
26 Sycamore Avenue
Tel: 01953 605434
Mob: 07851 370666
Call for Aspiring Playwrights
Local play writing group, Four by Four, is inviting anyone with an interest in stage or radio play writing to share a sample of their work at an informal Playwrights’ Play Reading on Saturday, February 6.
During the three hour session at North Wymondham Community Centre, Lime Tree Avenue, Wymondham (10.00am – 1.00pm), stage and/or radio playwrights will have the opportunity for up to 10 pages of each play to be read out loud, by a team of amateur actors.
A spokesperson for Four by Four said:
“Whereas there are a number of groups for writers of poetry, prose, short stories and full-length novels, the opportunities for play or script writers to collaborate tend to be more limited”
There is a £2 writer participation fee, to cover the cost of hiring the venue and refreshments throughout the session.
Scripts should be sent, by e-mail, to: firstname.lastname@example.org, by January 31.
For more information about Four by Four, visit www.facebook.com/FourbyFourUK.
NORFOLK & NORWICH FESTIVAL 2016: FRIDAY 13 - SUNDAY 29 MAY
OPEN STUDIOS 2016: SATURDAY 28 MAY – SUNDAY 12 JUNE
Norfolk & Norwich Festival is the flagship arts festival for the East of England with a reputation for innovative and inspirational programming and commissioning. One of the big four UK international arts festivals, each May we transform and celebrate our city and county through an internationally acclaimed programme of music, theatre, literature, visual arts, circus, dance and outdoor arts. The organisation has been an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation since April 2012 and is one of ten National Bridge Organisations with a mandate to develop arts and cultural opportunities for children and young people in the East of England. Norfolk & Norwich Festival is funded by Arts Council England, Norwich City Council and the generous support of other funders, sponsors and donors.
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