Top 10 cultural things to do this week (or next!)
1. Art 18|21 next exhibition 9th-27th November 2013
....continuing celebrations of the best art from East Anglia
Art 18/21's new show features work by some of the regions
brightest new talents ...
Gallery Open: Tue-Fri 10am- 5pm, Sat 10am-4pm
Art 18|21 Opposite Norwich Cathedral Gate. Augustine Steward House,
14 Tombland, Norwich, Norfolk, NR3 1HF, art1821.com
firstname.lastname@example.org Tel 01603 763345
Friday 8th November 2013 4–8pm
2. FANN13 – The 2013 Norwich Lecture – Álvaro Siza Vieira
Thursday 7 November
3. FANN 13 – The Festival of Architecture for Norfolk & Norwich October 2013
4. Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts major exhibition 14 September
Masterpieces: Art and East Anglia
14 September 2013 - 24 February 2014
This is a major exhibition, curated by Ian Collins and the Sainsbury Centre team and real coup for the region so you need to make sure that you book tickets and go and that you tell your friends. So many people have never been to the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, right on their doorstep, possibly because it is tucked away on the UEA campus. But it is also on the edge of Earlham Park and is easy to get to by car, bus or bike once you know where you are going. UEA has large car parks and it is a short walk through the campus to the centre, itself a magnificent example of early Norman Foster architecture. The building is has also just been through a refurbishment and a move-around of galleries which launched along with the exhibition - so you can see the new spaces as well as enjoy the best art from around the world that has links with East Anglia. Brilliant!
Details about the exhibition and how to get to the Sainsbury Centre are here.
There's a blog post about my first impressions here and a review from the telegraph here
5. New book launch 'Crap Towns Returns' by Sam Jordison
7. Visit the new Red Light Gallery at the bottom of Grapes Hill intersection with Dereham Road
New for Norwich is the Red Light Gallery - a space that artists can hire for exhibitions at low rates. Currently the show is the Lonely Arts Club.
Run by father and son team Stuart and Adam Goodman who are both photographers, they also have rentable darkroom facilities and will be running induction courses. The darkroom will be available for hire by the hour or by the half day, including black and white facilities from 35mm to 5 by 4. They will also run courses in darkroom photography and processes. Amongst their treasures are two Leitz Focomat 11c enlargers owned by Picture Post legend Bert Hardy. Click here for the website for Red Light Gallery
8. Exhibition at Theatre Royal Norwich - Sarah Cannell
9. At Time & Tide Museum, Great Yarmouth
Frayed: Textiles on the Edge
This fascinating exhibition continues until 2 March.
More info. Discover more about the exhibition and other iconic textiles at Hoards of History - Touching Textiles (5 Nov).
For more visual art download the Art in Norwich brochure
A round-up of exhibitions of visual art in Norwich until August 2013. See www.artinnorwich.org.uk for details and for a pdf to download.
And a few more as there is a lot going on!