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The Commitments at Norwich Theatre Royal: Review

At one point in The Commitments, a review is quoted which describes the band as ‘a good time’, and this eloquently sums up tonight’s...
Illustrations by Hugo Douglas-Deane

Sestina

What does it feel like to be beautiful? The question strikes me hard now and again, Before life takes control once more and I Forget your face,...
The Sound of Music at the Theatre Royal, Photo: Mark Yeoman

Review: The Sound of Music at Norwich Theatre Royal

Tonight’s performance of The Sound of Music highlighted the unique qualities of the stage show as opposed to the classic 1965 film musical, and...
Norwich Castle, photo: Katie Phillips

Artistic Norwich: a fine city

Norwich is one of the finest cities for art in the UK, with plenty to explore, regardless of your creative tastes. Your first year...

Desert island discs: Tom Rutledge, English lecturer

Our first castaway is Tom Rutledge, lecturer in English Literature, who has kindly agreed to talk about his musical preferences to Concrete Music, despite...
photo: pexels, kaboompics,

UEA Literary Festival : Melvyn Bragg

My encounters with Melvyn Bragg before this evening had consisted of his documentary on the origins of the English language, a couple of interviews...