New winter line-up announced for Norwich Arts Centre

Norwich Arts Centre November/December 2016 season. Furnace Mountain. Photo: John Borgquist.

Norwich Arts Centre November/December 2016 season. Furnace Mountain. Photo: John Borgquist. - Credit: John Borgquist

Music from around the world and a mix of comedy acts feature in the latest line-up at Norwich Arts Centre.

The St Benedicts Street venue has announced a packed programme of entertainment for audiences to enjoy in November and December.

Kelly Robb, front of house and marketing manager at Norwich Arts Centre, said: 'We are heading into one of our busiest seasons and look forward to welcoming a host of international, national and local artists to Norwich Arts Centre this autumn and winter. From Appalachian Roots musicians Furnace Mountain to soul legends Lovers Rock to one of the UK's biggest cult bands Uncle Acid and The Deadbeats we never fail to bring a diverse range of musicians and artists to Norwich.

'We hope you can join us as the evenings close in for some intimate nights of live music, comedy and performance'

Among the music highlights, Virginian four-piece Furnace Mountain will take music fans on an Appalachian Roots journey with lively fiddles, bass, bouzouki and harmonies on November 1. The following day Lovers Rock will close Black History Month with a night of timeless music and theatrical storytelling.


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Country music maverick Dale Watson will be performing on November 6, Don Letts will play a DJ set reflecting his four decades in music on November 11, and Kristin Hersh will be doing a solo performance on November 21.

Lewis Watson will be bringing pop-fueled guitar licks and folky memoirs on November 28, BKO Quintet will play traditional Malian music with an electric urban edge on December 4, The Blockheads will take to the stage on December 7, and cult band Uncle Acid and The Deadbeats will play their new album The Night Creeper on December 11.

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The venue's comedy line-up features John Hegley: New and Selected Potatoes (November 17), the UEA Headlights Comedy Society (December 5), Comedy Club 4 Kids Christmas Cracker! (December 10), and Andrew O'Neill (December 13).

Theatre performances include From Ibiza to the Norfolk Broads, a tale of a young David Bowie obsessive and his journey to find some long-hidden truths about himself, on November 16.

There are also two shows presented under the venue's [Live] Art Club banner - Rachel Mars: Our Carnal Hearts on December 7 and a sing-a-long Muppets Christmas Carol on December 14.

For more about Norwich Arts Centre shows and to book tickets, visit www.norwichartscentre.co.uk or call the box office on 01603 660352.

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

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