A packed spring season of shows at Norwich Arts Centre

Norwich Arts Centre new shows. Laura Cortese and the Dance Cards. Photo: Patrik Bonnet.

Norwich Arts Centre new shows. Laura Cortese and the Dance Cards. Photo: Patrik Bonnet. - Credit: Patrik Bonnet

An eclectic mix of music, performance, literature and live art is in store for audiences at the Norwich Arts Centre this spring.

NNF16. [Live] Art Club at Norwich Arts Centre. Mammal Hands. Photo: submitted.

NNF16. [Live] Art Club at Norwich Arts Centre. Mammal Hands. Photo: submitted. - Credit: submitted

The St Benedicts Street venue's latest brochure reveals a packed programme of events for May and June.

'We're excited to be bringing some incredibly dynamic musicians and artists to Norwich,' said Kelly Robb, marketing and press manager for the Norwich Arts Centre.

'From Congolese hip hop with Mbongwana Star to expansive soundscapes from Mercury Rev to intimate multi-media performances from cutting-edge live artists, it's going to be a busy few months and we can't wait.'

Other music acts in the programme include the New England post-folk music of Laura Cortese and the Dance Cards (May 10), an acoustic evening with songsmith and broadcaster Tom Robinson (May 11), and Neil Young tribute band Don't Spook The Horse (June 17).

Norwich Arts Centre new shows. Mbongwana Star. Photo: submitted.

Norwich Arts Centre new shows. Mbongwana Star. Photo: submitted. - Credit: submitted


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Performance highlights include Pramkicker, described as a raucous look at how society treats women who choose to remain child-free and the ticking of the biological clock (June 8), and Tribute Acts, which is billed as a funny and honest exploration of father-and-daughter relationships (June 29).Throughout the Norfolk and Norwich Festival the venue will present a special [Live] Art Club programme featuring everything from poetic storytelling to performance art to contemporary music, and in the mornings it will also host the Egg Festival Cafe where people will be entertained while eating their breakfast.

[Live] Art Club acts include jazz trio Mammal Hands, a weekend of vocal adventures with Vocal Invention, and experimental psych-rock from Prince Rama.

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For more information and to book, visit www.norwichartscentre.co.uk or call the venue's box office on 01603 660352.

Do you have an arts story? Email arts correspondent Emma Knights at emma.knights@archant.co.uk

NNF16. [Live] Art Club at Norwich Arts Centre. Prince Rama. Photo: Shawn LaChapelle.

NNF16. [Live] Art Club at Norwich Arts Centre. Prince Rama. Photo: Shawn LaChapelle. - Credit: Shawn LaChapelle

Norwich Arts Centre new shows. Tom Robinson. Photo: submitted.

Norwich Arts Centre new shows. Tom Robinson. Photo: submitted. - Credit: submitted

Norwich Arts Centre new shows. Tribute Acts. Photo: submitted.

Norwich Arts Centre new shows. Tribute Acts. Photo: submitted. - Credit: submitted

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