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The Story Machine - Norfolk and Norwich Festival

17 May

We are all under surveillance, but what does it mean to watch and be watched? Following its sell-out debut in 2016, The Story Machine returns with Under Surveillance, a new selection of world-renowned writers and a brand new building to explore. Powered by literature and oiled by theatre, this immersive experience lets you step into the shoes of characters like never before.

The Story Machine - Norfolk and Norwich Festival

17 May 19:00

Under Surveillance – Wednesday 17th & Thursday 18th May.

We are all under surveillance, but what does it mean to watch and be watched?

Following its sell-out debut in 2016, The Story Machine returns with Under Surveillance, a new selection of world-renowned writers and a brand new building to explore. Powered by literature and oiled by theatre, this immersive experience lets you step into the shoes of characters like never before. You’ll travel behind the North Korean iron curtain, to the wild frontiers of everyman-for-himself America, and to the early years of the printing press.

Featuring readings, performances and installations, including brandnew work by Haruki Murakami, a film and audio exhibition by Helen Macdonald, Sarah Wood and Olivia Laing, and stories from prize-winners Ben Okri, Tessa Hadley, KJ Orr, Thomas Morris and more.

Fresh Artisan Market

From the people who created the wonderful Xmas Maker's Market... The same fabulous venue - different name! same great artists and makers, new brewers and bakers, pop up workshops and more...

Fresh Artisan Market

From the people who created the wonderful Xmas Maker’s Market…

The same fabulous venue – different name!
same great artists and makers, new brewers and bakers, pop up workshops and more…

Under 1 Roof, Art Exhibition

24 May

Under 1 Roof (U1R) is owned and run by St Martins Housing Trust. We support vulnerable adults or are either homeless or at risk of homelessness to develop skills that help them live independently in the community and build positive networks through meaningful activities.

Under 1 Roof, Art Exhibition

Under 1 Roof (U1R) is owned and run by St Martins Housing Trust. We support vulnerable adults or are either homeless or at risk of homelessness to develop skills that help them live independently in the community and build positive networks through meaningful activities.

24 May 10:30

Under 1 Roof (U1R) is owned and run by St Martins Housing Trust. We support vulnerable adults or are either homeless or at risk of homelessness to develop skills that help them live independently in the community and build positive networks through meaningful activities.

An exhibition of art works by members of Under 1 Roof’s art group, plus interactive displays, workshops and poetry inspired by the art and written by members of our creative writing group. Many thanks to The Shoe Factory Social Club for the space!

Local artist Devon Smith will be assisting with an art workshop at 1.30pm to pass on her professional tips – open to all. Devon is well known for her paintings of the homeless in Norwich.

Come along and have a look! FREE entry!

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