Another successful year for Norwich Sound and Vision

Norwich Sound and Vision, Sonic Youths Showcase at The Art's Centre. Luke Peter Foster with Happy Gh

Norwich Sound and Vision, Sonic Youths Showcase at The Art's Centre. Luke Peter Foster with Happy Ghost performing. Picture: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant

The city was abuzz with live music, audio-visual showcases and more this weekend, as Norwich Sound and Vision enjoyed a sixth successful year.

Norwich Sound and Vision at Norwich Library. George Cheetham performing.Picture: ANTONY KELLY.

Norwich Sound and Vision at Norwich Library. George Cheetham performing.Picture: ANTONY KELLY. - Credit: Archant

The annual three-day event saw numerous events take place over five venues across the city, culminating at the Arts Centre on Saturday night, as local band Port Isla closed proceedings.

Earlier on Saturday, in the same venue, several young talents of Norfolk's music scene were given the opportunity to form in the UK's best small venue, as part of the Sonics Youth Showcase. The afternoon gig, in the venue's bar, saw talents aged 14-19 perform at a 'pay what you can' event.

Also on Saturday, there was no shushing to be heard in the Millennium Library, as library users were treated to free live music as part of the festival. George Cheetman (pictured) and Emily Winng of Sargasso Trio were among the performers given the unique opportunity to perform inside the library.

Norwich Sound and Vision 2015 was a great deal more than just live music, however. As well as music performances, there were also opportunities for people to engage with people within the media, through a series of conferences held on Thursday and Friday.

Saturday saw an audio-visual experience in the main auditorium of the Norwich Arts Centre, with 'This Is Now: Film and Video After Punk.' This project saw punters given an insight into the post-punk music era, through film and video.

Music programmer Jenny Allison said: 'We were really pleased with the turn out this year, every venue felt really busy. We were particularly happy with the events at the library, where over 200 people showed up for a very unique experience.

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'A personal highlight for me was the Sounds of Silents event in the Octagon Chapel. The combination of local films and live music with the building's beautiful architecture was really quite breathtaking.

'Our next week will consist of number crunching and reflecting on this year's event, then it will be full steam ahead planning next years event. We're looking forward to working with this year's venues and also hope to add some more, so there will be plenty more exciting times to come.'

Do you have an arts story? Contact Emma Knights on emma.knights@archant.co.uk

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