Bea Prutton

Arts, Venue

Norwich Arts Centre to celebrate 40th anniversary

Norwich Arts Centre (NAC), a much-celebrated venue which provides a platform for visual art, literature, comedy, dance, theatre and live music, will celebrate its 40th anniversary this November. Located at the 14th-century St Swithins Church, the NAC began when, in 1976, a group of young art fanatics assembled and made it their collective goal to…

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The unheeded Black muses of art history

Black subjects in fine art have often been overlooked by art historians’ Eurocentric focus on White subjects. In Western art, Black figures integral to our history have been grossly underrepresented. The descriptions of paintings which do feature Black subjects often outrageously belittle their significance, and sometimes even leave them unidentified. Black subjects have also historically…

Arts, Venue

Girl on the Train at Norwich Theatre Royal

July 1st saw the opening performance of Girl on the Train at Norwich Theatre Royal. Based on Paula Hawkins’ best-selling novel and Rachel Wagstaff’s film, Anthony Banks’ stage adaptation took on the challenges with conveying themes of isolation, memory and inertia with aptly paired-back staging, inventive costume design and thrilling employment of lighting effects. Rachel…

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Elizabeth Strout at the Autumn Literary Festival 2019

Elizabeth Strout, American novelist and author of Pulitzer Prize-winning novel Olive Kitteridge, spoke at the Arthur Miller Institute’s International Literary Festival 2019 to present her new book, Olive, Again. The new novel traces the much-loved Olive into her seventies and eighties and takes the form of thirteen interconnected but discontinuous short stories. Peggy Hughes, from…

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