What Next? Norfolk upcoming meetings
Wednesday 26 October – no meeting – half term
Wednesday 2 November – Jack Lowe, Artistic Director of curious directive (an ensemble of theatre makers who explore life through the findings of science)
Wednesday 9 November – Richard Bracewell is an English film director with UK feature film production company Punk Cinema
Wednesday 16 November – Rebecca Chapman, Founder & Artistic Director of Total Ensemble Theatre Company (champions inclusive theatre)
Wednesday 30 November – Stash Kirkbride, Co-founder and Artistic Director of the Hostry Festival
Thursday 8 December - Steve Waters – Playwright who works for stage, radio and screen & Senior Lecturer at UEA in Creative Writing, School of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing
From What Next? National
Thanks so much to everyone who put their energy, support, time, and considerably impressive powers and resources into creating the What Next? National event on Monday 17 October. We really appreciate it.
Very many particular thanks to the brilliant Clare Thurman, Aradhna Tayal, Dave Moutrey and his HOME team – all of whom went above and beyond to host us and organise us all so brilliantly.
As we are not meeting, why not spend your free hour tomorrow morning doing one or all of the following fabulous things?
- contacting your Local Authority to make the case for culture using our Arts for Britain 2.0 Toolkit (attached)
- nominating your unsung local authority culture heroes for some recognition and a sparkly Hearts for the Arts award: heartsforthearts.org.uk
- spending 5 minutes filling in the Gulbenkian Inquiry survey on your thoughts on the civic role of arts and cultural organisations: https://ljmu.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/civic-role-of-arts-organisations
- thinking about someone you think should be in the What Next? chapter who isn’t and inviting them to join us
Still in the City - Dancing in Urban Space
See ticket information here - http://stillinthecity.tumblr.com/
An Exhibition of Dance Films and Live Music.
This exhibition brings together films from interactive contemporary dance show Still in the City, by Dancer and Dance Maker Hayley Matthews, Ensemble Dance Co, together with live music from the London company musicians on Friday 28th October-Sunday 30 October 18:30 - 21:30 at the beautiful Norwich Cathedral Cloisters.
The exhibition tracks the work from its beginning, with films from touring in London and Berlin and from recent tour here in Norfolk which engaged many young children and their families and was met with great enthusiasm and new audiences. The exhibition is built together with enchanting live music from pianist Jack Anthony Hurst and viola player Anais Lalange who worked with Matthews in London, the sound meets the movement in the films and the still contemplative space in the center of the city as you promenade through the cloisters between projections on the floor, walls and through the arches.
The show researches building a space that is an alternative to speedy, disorienting and isolating urban life, looking at how we build a space for stillness within and without and how we could relate to others differently.
Films by Al Simmons, Alexander Parnell and Alex Hermon
Live music by Jack Anthony Hurst (piano) and Anais Lalange (viola)
Technical work by Will Wilson, Laboratory Media, Norwich
Directed and curated by Hayley Matthews
With thanks to Norwich Cathedral
Funded by Arts Council England