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WG Sebald: Far away – but from where?

Open to commemorate what would have been author WG Sebald’s 75th Birthday, the Sainsbury Centre’s exhibition Far away – but from where? is an elegant display of works by celebrated contemporary artists and Sebald’s own photographic archive, meant to reflect on his writing from an interdisciplinary, nearly philosophical perspective. Having joined UEA in 1970 as…

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Frogman: a scientific lens on the humane

As I sat on one of the chairs that surround a white, sand-like patch of ground that serves as stage, I could tell that Frogman was far from a usual show. I put on a VR mask that took me into the room of a dancing eleven-year-old, which, as producer Jack Lowe will tell me…

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Frogman: a colourful, dream-like awakening to adulthood

As the audience took seat around the stage, a voiceover explained how to use the equipment, headphones and VR masks, that we would need over the hour-long session. As the voice spoke, we realised that they were not welcoming us to the theatre but, rather, to be the jury to reassess the case of a…

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Curious Directive: a scientific lens on the humane

As I sat on one of the chairs that surround a white, sand-like patch of ground that serves as stage, I could tell that Frogman was far from a usual show. I put on a VR mask that took me into the room of a dancing eleven-year-old, which, as producer Jack Lowe will tell me…

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Art and the prison system

Hearing how the arts can be such a powerful support tool from a man with years of experience in prison can be truly overwhelming. In conversation with UEA Creative Writing lecturer Jacob Huntley, David Breakspear talked about his journey of reformation from criminal behaviour, emphasising the importance of external support and the need for a…

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Richard Alston premieres in Norwich

Richard Alston Dance Company, one of the UK’s most acclaimed choreographer led dance companies, is coming to the Norwich Theatre Royal on 2nd and 3rd of February – and what it has to offer is promising. Including the brand new work, Cabaret and Gypsy Mixture, both by Richard Alston, the company will also be presenting…

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What is capitalism doing to art?

As we walk out of a brilliant art exhibition in any part of the world or as we finish leafing through countless books in a bookshop, there is always one last step left, and very often not least, to complete the artful experience. Get your purse out and start admiring, and inevitably wanting and even…

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Being Human exhibition recreates Calais

“Is this voyeurism?” the artists ask, writing on the walls of a recreated bedroom of Calais’s ‘Jungle’. “Yes”, the same artists reply, questioning the ethics of their form of activism – but it’s necessary. In fact, the whole exhibition was a recreation of the camp’s reality, which was even more moving and overwhelming with whistling…

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