Had a great time at The Nature Theater of Oklahoma production of Life and Times last night. 12 hour omnibus at the Playhouse. Read about it here
To get the best out of Norwich, it is useful to understand the cultural context of the city. Links and short explanations to many or the great organisations and people based in Norwich are listed here and more will be added so keep coming back!
www.writerscentrenorwich.org.uk Writers' Centre Norwich is one of the most important cultural organisations in the region. The Arts Council, UEA and both Norwich City and Norfolk County Councils have invested heavily in this strategic National Portfolio Organisation which raises the profile of Norwich and also assists and supports the development and delivery of many events that contribute to literature development in the region. Writers' Centre Norwich will soon become the International Centre for Writing having successfully gained the title of Norwich UNESCO City of Literature for the city.
nnfestival.org.uk Norfolk & Norwich Festival is also one of the key organisations in the city. It is one of the Arts Council's National Portfolio Organisations as well, and runs the festival each year in May as well as additional elements such as Norfolk Open Studios and other events throughout the year such as How Like an Angel and Robert Wilson's Walking on the North Norfolk Coast.
www.heritagecity.org.uk Norwich HEART (Heritage and Regeneration Trust
www.prowess.org.uk Prowess - business advice aimed mostly at women, lots of helpful info
www.webheroines.com Web Heroines - encouraging women into design and technology
www.norfolknetwork.co.uk Norfolk Network, a network for creative businesses, SMEs and big business.
www.cultureworkseast.co.uk Culture Works East One of Norwich's best organisations to work with young people
www.bonanafana.com Bonanafana Social Club for the best night out plus catering hire with style
www.andisapey.co.uk Andi Sapey, one of our favourite photographers - we have more! But Andi can be seen at many cultural events and captures most of them on film
www.thebirdcagenorwich.co.uk One of our favourite bars, with lots of arts-based events every week
www.iceni5.co.uk Iceni 5, not-for-proft music label set up by 5 music producers supported by Future Projects
www.garlictheatre.org.uk Garlic Theatre are an experienced company of puppeteers who work around the region mainly producing children's shows
www.footprintarts.co.uk Footprint Arts is run by Karen Whiterod, an artist educator who specialises in environmentally-friendly art workshops for adults, children and schools.
www.accesstomusic.co.uk Access to Music in King Street gets young musicians out their bedrooms and into the studio, teaches them theory, practice, music industry skills and how to be a pro musician or producer
www.livingnorwich.co.uk Roxanne Matthews is an arts and heritage educator who helps local people, and especially children, to interpret and appreciate the city they live in through creative education, workshops, walks, maps, projects and guided tours. She can devise sessions for schools and community groups using the heritage and hidden histories of Norwich.
www.cmedia.org.uk C>Media are community-based company who exist to transform people's loves though digital culture. They have a professional and commercial film and video-based business which supports work in and with communities through creative digital activity.
www.write2screen.org.uk write2screen is network which is supported by Creative England. The purpose of write2screen is to connect writers and film-makers, building on the well-established strengths of creative writing and the UNESCO City of Literature as well as the huge number of film-makers, animators, actors and production companies in the region.
www.musicinnorwich.org.uk is a group of music organisations producing and promoting classical, jazz and world music in the Norwich area. They meet twice a year to discuss progress and to plan future schedules for concerts, trying to avoid clashes of programming and to spot opportunities for collaboration and partnership, and jointly produce a bi-annual music calendar/round-up.
www.artinnorwich.org.uk A sister group to Music in Norwich, Art in Norwich gathers together people who promote and produce visual art exhibitions and meet during the year to plan as well as produce the calendar Art in Norwich.