Arts / 05/05/2022 Review: Wasp at UEA’s Drama Studio

Wasp, at UEA’s drama studio, creates an atmosphere of poignancy even as you walk in the room.  The play is staged in the round, with the audience seated looking onto the little wooden stool that forms the extent of the set for the whole piece. As we come in, we are introduced to two of...

Arts, Venue / 03/05/2022 OUTPOST: Norwich’s Imminent Loss

OUTPOST has been a vibrant hub for the arts community in Norwich since 2010. An artist-run charity committed to promoting contemporary art, the OUTPOST gallery facilitates a programme of five exhibitions a year, in addition to managing offsite projects and events and running two artistic programmes.  The OUTPOST Core Programme is designed to support emerging...

Arts, Venue / 03/05/2022 Shrapnel

Shrapnel (@shrapnel.norwich) is an art dispensing machine based in Norwich, made from a repurposed carnival sweet machine, allowing local artists to sell their art for just £1. With few limitations on the art in the machine, other than size, the machine allows a wide range of creatives to advertise their art to the public. The...

Arts / 25/04/2022 Meet Norwich’s new art collective, Euphrasie

You may have heard a buzz surrounding a new arts collective here in Norwich. Comprised of seven core members, Euphrasie popped up on the local scene just a few months ago. Now, the group are getting ready for their first live event on the 30th April. I sat down with four members of the group...

Arts / 07/04/2022 The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe: A Magical Evacuation to a Spectacular Piece of Theatre

The beloved story of C.S Lewis’ The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe has come alive on the stage, and I had the pleasure of seeing it on its opening night at Norwich’s Theatre Royal on the 5th of April. If you don’t know the story, it focuses on the four Pevensie children, Peter, Susan,...

Arts / 22/03/2022 Is postmodernity dead?

Postmodernity has to be one of the single most misunderstood, confusing, and widely thrown around words of the 21st century. Anyone who does a humanities degree will give you the stock answer quotation from Lyotard that postmodernism is an ‘incredulity towards metanarrtives’. Whatever that means… Anyway, postmodernism has become its own metanarrative, and the art...


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