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Magnificence, by Howard Brenton - Crude Apache Theatre Co.

7 Jun

A radical new revival of Howard Brenton's 1970’s masterpiece. Staged during the the week of the UK's most divisive election for years, and performed amid the stark, industrial backdrop of The Shoe Factory Social Club, this highly political play will appeal to todays generation as much as those who lived through the squats and protests of the late seventies.

Magnificence, by Howard Brenton - Crude Apache Theatre Co.

A radical new revival of Howard Brenton's 1970’s masterpiece. Staged during the the week of the UK's most divisive election for years, and performed amid the stark, industrial backdrop of The Shoe Factory Social Club, this highly political play will appeal to todays generation as much as those who lived through the squats and protests of the late seventies.

7 June 19:30

Crude Apache Theatre Company present Howard Brenton’s 1973 play “Magnificence” at the Shoe Factory Social Club, St Mary’s Works, Norwich.

 

A radical new revival of Howard Brenton’s 1970’s masterpiece.

 
Staged during the the week of the UK’s most divisive election for years, and performed amid the stark, industrial backdrop of The Shoe Factory Social Club, this highly political play will appeal to todays generation as much as those who lived through the squats and protests of the late seventies.
 
A group of young idealistic political activists occupy an abandoned London tenement to protest against housing policies which have made homelessness endemic across Britain.

Two men from the upper echelons of Government at very different points in their careers, argue over the rules and roles of power.

A generation struggles to find its voice, while their Government seems unable or unwilling to listen to them.

The two worlds inevitably collide in the darkly comic finale of a play whose themes of civil unrest and protest seem more relevant than ever.

The show is produced by Jo Edye and directed by Tom Francis

Tickets available from – https://www.universe.com/crude-apache-magnificence

Footprints: Discovering Voices of the Boot and Shoe Industry.

21 Jun

We host a Shoe Heritage week from 21st June - 27th June 2017. This free event is open from 11.00 – 3.30 and you are encouraged to share your family stories, photos and memories with our volunteers.

Footprints: Discovering Voices of the Boot and Shoe Industry.

We host a Shoe Heritage week from 21st June - 27th June 2017. This free event is open from 11.00 – 3.30 and you are encouraged to share your family stories, photos and memories with our volunteers.

21 June 11:00

ERM CIC (Eastern Region Media) will be exhibiting a display of work gathered from interviews and workshops relating to the legacy of Shoe Manufacturing in Norwich.

From 21st June – 27th June 2017, this free event is open from 11.00 – 3.30 and you are encouraged to share your family stories, photos and memories with our volunteers.

This free event is open from 11.00 – 3.30 and you are encouraged to share your family stories, photos and memories with our volunteers.

Featuring interviews with former employees of the industry and current workers, the exhibition recalls the importance of this occupation to the life of the city, from supplying materials to social interaction, we talked with people about the variety of clubs, groups and societies that flourished.  Tournaments between factory footballers, cups won at darts, golf and cricket.  Outings to Great Yarmouth, Cromer and London, with associated tales of competition, romance and humour.

Thalia Theatre company have created a performance for the exhibition that shows the movements of workers and recreates the sounds of the working environment.

Norfolk Community Foundation have provided funding for the collection of these stories and a website to host this archive material.  The website will be launched during the exhibition.

Tim Edwards of ERM CIC said, “We held an exhibition about the shoe industry in the Millennium library for Heritage Open Days last year and were overwhelmed with the response from former workers and their families.  So many people worked in the trade and they each have a tale to tell.  We hope to give as many people as possible the opportunity to add their voice to the Footprints project”.

Throughout the exhibition, volunteers will be on-hand to collect any further memories of working or growing up in shoe families, so please bring along your artefacts and memories.

Further information from www.ermcic.com or email ermcic@gmail.com.

Light & Space - UNA Gallery Exhibition

7 Aug

Following the success of the recent ‘Industrial. Colour.’ exhibition at the Undercroft Gallery, UNA Gallery is pleased to announce that it will be hosting 30+ artists at its upcoming summer group show.

Light & Space - UNA Gallery Exhibition

7 August 11:00

Following the success of the recent ‘Industrial. Colour.’ exhibition at the Undercroft Gallery, UNA Gallery is pleased to announce that it will be hosting 30+ artists at its upcoming summer group show. 

Open to the public daily 11am – 5pm from Monday 7th August to Sunday 27th August 2017.

Numerous disciplines of creative practice will be shown in the exhibition with particular focus on painting, photography, installation, video & film, performance and illustration. There is no set theme for the exhibition, we have however invited artists to consider the themes of ‘Space & Light’ if making new work for the show. These concepts may be considered together, separately or not at all! The Shoe Factory Social Club is a big space and we fill it with lots of summery colours and large works. We want to give artists lot of creative freedom so please come and see what Norwich’s contemporary arts environment has to offer. We look forward to seeing you there.

Heritage Open Days

8 Sep

A chance to come and explore both floors of the the St. Mary's Works factory space, with images and memories from the Norwich shoemaking history.

Heritage Open Days

8 September 10:00

A chance to come and explore both floors of the the St. Mary’s Works factory space, with images and memories from the Norwich shoemaking history.

Open Friday 8th and Saturday 9th September, 10am – 4pm.