International team-up champions inclusion in the arts


Your body shouldn’t be a barrier to expressing how you feel. That’s why we were proud to be part of the DAN.ce AcCEssibility INclusion (DAN.CE IN) project in 2019.  We’re taking it a step further, partnering with DAN.THE. It’s a network of arts organisations from Italy, Spain, France and the UK. Over the past two years, they […]

National award for our fabulous Taverham Community Ambassadors


Congratulations to our Taverham Community Ambassador Programme members Anya Bond, Hattie Lynchy, Edith Yau, Juliette Van Minden and Lilly Barton-Bullman. They just won the Campaigning Award at this year’s Clarion Futures Annual Power Youth Event and Awards 2021-22.  CAP is part-funded by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation and Clarion Futures. It’s supported by the DCMS, National […]

Welcome to The Last Motel, hope you enjoy your stay


Like the Coen Brothers, Quentin Tarantino and David Lynch? You’ll love new darkly comedic psychological thriller The Last Motel.  Abalone’s desperate. He’s taken a day off from the poultry farm to commit armed robbery. Now he has local vicar Eve stuffed in the boot of his classic car. Set near Barnsley (South Yorkshire, not Kentucky), […]

Delighted to receive Caring Together’s Carer Friendly Tick Award


We’ve over the moon to have been awarded Caring Together’s Carer Friendly Tick Award in recognition of our work to identify and support carers. A panel of young carers assessed each application on behalf of Caring Together, a charity which supports people caring for family members or friends in Norfolk, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. It provides […]

Unsigned programme stars still buzzing after playing The Waterfront Norwich


Norwich may’ve enjoyed a mini heatwave the other Sunday, but the hottest thing in the city was tickets to our Unsigned Live stars’ gig at The Waterfront. As Maple Ward, Juliet, The Marijanovic and Lfay’s time with mentors Millie Manders and Jasper Milton comes to an end we spoke to them all about gig, the […]

Youth Tech Team 2022 course stars take centre stage


As our latest Youth Tech Team gear up for Sunday’s Unsigned Live gig, we thought it was time to put our backstage stars in the spotlight. Suzie Porter, Ella Thompson-Reed, Thomas Grimmer and Cian Daynes all took part in this free course provided by us and the Young Norfolk Arts Trust. It’s for 14-21-year-olds who […]

Shows – enjoy live theatre, comedy and music with us in 2022


* Updated 23 June* Checked out our what’s on pages yet? We’ve shows that’ll make you think, laugh and cry. Enjoy internationally acclaimed writers, homegrown talent, the theatre-makers of tomorrow and TV’s brightest comedians. Jason Raper, our new Venue Supervisor, said: “It’s great to see the theatre so busy. We’ve already announced some fantastic theatre, comedy […]

Co-design projects will help change the community says Sarah


With our Picnic in Jenny Lind Park just days away, we thought what a great time to introduce our new community producer Sarah Witcomb.  Right now, she’s working on a trio of projects in that area, sharing her passion for transforming places and people via the arts. But we’ll let her tell you more about […]

Community co-design consultation at our Jubilee Picnic in the Park

Jenny Lind

Last Thursday was the first of the four-day celebration of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee across the UK, and the sun was shining on the Jenny Lind area of Norwich for our Picnic in the Park. More than 1,000 invites went out to residents. Weeks of planning had seen bands, staging, tents, a generator, face painters and entertainers booked. Now […]

Great start for our young Flowing and Glowing Taverham co-designers


Our Taverham Community Ambassadors Programme (CAP) got off to a huge success last Friday. The group’s aim is to take social action and to make change within their community, whether that’s on a small scale or globally. The project is youth led, with students from Taverham High School working with us. Their projects come under […]