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Atari Punk Girls - Synth Building and Composition Workshop

23 Mar

Synth building and composition workshop, and performance for girls aged 9-14 with Loula Yorke:

Atari Punk Girls - Synth Building and Composition Workshop

23 March 13:30

Synth building and composition workshop, and performance for girls aged 9-14 with Loula Yorke:

Together we’ll learn to solder safely and build a little noise instrument for you to keep, as well as introducing the basics of sound synthesis (13:30 – 15:00). We’ll then collaborate to create a composition using our new instruments (15:30 – 17:00), before finally re-grouping in the evening to perform our short piece in front of an audience at Plink Plonk (19:00).

This is a female-led workshop designed to encourage girls’ confidence and participation in STEM activities and foster an interest in creating electronic music, two fields in which women are currently hugely under-represented.

Please note that the workshop setting is female only. Places are free but booking is essential from Eventbrite: https://ataripunkgirls.eventbrite.co.uk

Loula Yorke is a live artist and noise-maker whose time-based practice dances in the spaces where techno meets leftism. Her primary instrument is a modular synthesiser housed in a roughly-hewn hunk of log.

As one half of TR-33N, Loula has performed live at Glastonbury Festival and Boomtown, and had collaborative work broadcast on BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra.

Pronounced like a whisper, her debut solo album ysmysmysm is out now on Junted, Detroit.

Loula Yorke / Taz Cobalt / Atari Punk Girls

23 Mar

A short performance from participants of the ‘ATARI PUNK GIRLS’ synth building and composition workshops with Loula Yorke, held earlier in the day. Each participant will build a version of the classic Atari Punk Console, collaborating with Yorke the group will perform an improvised electronic soundscape.

Loula Yorke / Taz Cobalt / Atari Punk Girls

23 March 19:00

A short performance from participants of the ‘ATARI PUNK GIRLS’ synth building and composition workshops with Loula Yorke, held earlier in the day. Each participant will build a version of the classic Atari Punk Console, collaborating with Yorke the group will perform an improvised electronic soundscape.

Solo set from the alter-ego of Colleen O’Brien, Taz Cobalt; a brand new collection of woozy music and immersive sound will take you down the rabbit hole, into a deep and soothing dimension.

Loula Yorke will return to the stage to headline this special event using her unique ‘Innalog’ synthesiser; a modular system housed within a hollowed out log!

Event free but booking essential: https://plinkplonk.eventbrite.co.uk

Nashville Style Writer's Round, hosted by Belles and Gals

31 Mar

A Nashville Style Writer's Round featuring four of Norwich's finest country musicians - Sam Coe of Sam Coe & The Long Shadows, Vic Allen, Lucy Grubb and Emily Frith.

Nashville Style Writer's Round, hosted by Belles and Gals

31 March 18:00

A Nashville Style Writer’s Round featuring four of Norwich’s finest country musicians – Sam Coe of Sam Coe & The Long Shadows, Vic Allen, Lucy Grubb and Emily Frith.

Doors 6pm, bring your own drinks!

Tickets £7 in advance.

 

 

TBA 002. Occupation

2 May

TBA Artist Collective Presents 002. Occupation Members & Invited Artists at The Shoe Factory Social Club, 2nd - 5th May.

TBA 002. Occupation

2 May 18:00

TBA Artist Collective Presents

002. Occupation

Members & Invited Artists at The Shoe Factory Social Club, 2nd – 5th May.

Private view Thursday 2nd, 6 – 9pm.

Drinks and DJs Saturday 4th, 7 – 11pm.

General view Friday 10am – 6pm / Saturday 10am – 11pm / Sunday 10am – 2pm.

Spring FRESH Artisan Market

11 May

Over the past 2 years FRESH has established itself as a contemporary artisan market for the style and design conscious, providing an opportunity to meet makers in…

Spring FRESH Artisan Market

Over the past 2 years FRESH has established itself as a contemporary artisan market for the style and design conscious, providing an opportunity to meet makers in a distinctive venue and buy unique pieces, often unavailable on the high street.

11 May 10:00

Over the past 2 years FRESH has established itself as a contemporary artisan market for the style and design conscious, providing an opportunity to meet makers in a distinctive venue and buy unique pieces, often unavailable on the high street.

Always a fantastic, buzzing atmosphere, these markets are a highlight of our events calendar!

11th & 12th May, 10am – 4pm.

Harmonium (with guest Adrian Lever)

18 May

Harmonium is an experiment in vocal sound created by layering 12 women’s voices with hypnotic interlocking rhythms and harmonies. With guest musician Adrian Lever (piano/hammered dulcimer/guitar) performing new music written collaboratively for this event. Two performances, 7:30pm & 9:30pm.

Harmonium (with guest Adrian Lever)

18 May 19:30

Harmonium return to The Shoe Factory Social Club for 2019!

Harmonium is an experiment in vocal sound created by layering 12 women’s voices with hypnotic interlocking rhythms and harmonies.

Written by Sian Croose, the piece is immersive, creating a soundworld that is designed to be transporting to listen to and a joy to sing.

These events feature  multi- instrumentalist, Adrian Lever, with new music created collaboratively for this event.

Tickets available from – https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/harmonium-at-the-shoe-factory-with-adrian-lever-tickets-59230760800

Cabaret at The End of The World - Crude Apache's 25th Birthday Party

1 Jun

Comedy, drama, songs and music as members old and new reunite for a one off experience. Explore the atmospheric venue, discover weird and wonderful characters,…

Cabaret at The End of The World - Crude Apache's 25th Birthday Party

1 June 19:30

Comedy, drama, songs and music as members old and new reunite for a one off experience.

Explore the atmospheric venue, discover weird and wonderful characters, join in the performance.

Will you bring about the end of the world or will you stop it?

Norwich Fashion Re:Boot

6 Jun

A pre-loved fashion sale where style obsessives can buy, sell or just gather together!

Norwich Fashion Re:Boot

6 June 19:00

A pre-loved fashion sale where style obsessives can buy, sell or just gather together!

Thursday 6th June, 7 – 9:30pm.

Disrupt Preconceptions: Women Over 40

14 Jun

The Experience Event is presents 'Disrupt Preconceptions - Women Over 40’. Offering you an array of options and information to embrace all that you are - right here, right now. Ageing positively is something we all have control of. Come and explore, play and be a part of an event created to bring women over 40 together in a celebration of the things that make us each unique.

Disrupt Preconceptions: Women Over 40

14 June 19:00

The Experience Event is presents ‘Disrupt Preconceptions – Women Over 40’. Offering you an array of options and information to embrace all that you are –  right here, right now. Ageing positively is something we all have control of. Come and explore, play and be a part of an event created to bring women over 40 together in a celebration of the things that make us each unique.

Your Friday Ticket includes

A glass of fizz (alcoholic/non-alcoholic) on entry

The finalists of the Norfolk ShakingItUp Awards (Norwich & Norfolk) announced by BBC Radio 4’s Anna Hill. These awards were voted for by the public and celebrate women in their 40s, 50s, 60s and 70s.

PLUS access to the following Experience Areas:

Love Your Face: Laura Dossett offers all kinds of colour, glitter & make-up tips to celebrate all that you are

Got A Passion? Start A Business: Small idea?  Big idea? An interest? Bring it to Jayne Raffles’ table, let’s talk!

Fresh Vibes: Georgie Thorne invites you to Love Your Body & offers accessories & colours to play with.; bring a fav piece of clothing – let’s pump new style into it; bring a piece of clothing you no longer wear (cleaned/pressed) & swap it!

Pit-Stop Oasis: Jackie Hamilton offers you a moment to rebalance – massage, aromatherapy, Bach Flower & sneaky techniques

Funky Craft: Sue from The Mercer invites you to discover funky craft techniques & explore it’s balancing effects on mental health

DJ Dance Area: Female duo ShitHorseDisco offer tunes, lights & a dance space

Photo Play: Fashion, portrait & documentary photographer Kerry Curl offers you a non-judgemental space to explore moody shots, fresh looks & fun angles.

Fight Throw Away Fashion: Fabulous Miss K shares her passion for wearing pre-loved clothes to suit your individual personality, style & body shape.  Come play!

Celebrate Transition: UK Complementary Therapist of The Year 2018, Jane Sheenan invites you to her Menopause Party Area. Info, options & self-help.

The Best Version Of You: Katie Blake, director at The Egg Salon, offers fresh cut & colour options to celebrate your personal style

Soul Bakes: Delicious Vegan & Gluten, Sugar, Dairy Free bakes that can help rebalance mood

Sensory Area – play with textures, experience images, explore aromas

They’ll also be a ‘pay for’ Fizz Bar – with alcolholic and non-alcoloholic fizz.

Tickets from – https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-experience-event-disrupt-preconceptions-women-over-40-tickets-61305723068

TAP - Alternative Art School June

22 Jun

The second date at The Shoe Factory Social Club for the TAP, Alternative Art School course.

TAP - Alternative Art School June

22 June

TAP has come about through the perceived need for an independent art school that can respond immediately to the actual practical needs of its students without ‘teaching to the test’. Courses offer a high level of contact time, through mentoring and tutoring with a wide range of national and international artists and curators whose specialisms range between drawing, sculpture and painting to installation, photography, film, performance and writing, giving a range of different experiences and perspectives to our courses.

Two intensive weekends of the course will be held at The Shoe Factory Social Club. More details, and an application form can be found here – theartpractitioner.com

New Masters Exhibition

25 Jun

Norwich University of the Arts Masters students present: New Masters An 'open-studio' style art exhibition which encourages participating Masters students to work within the space they are exhibiting in.

New Masters Exhibition

25 June 10:30

New Masters is an art exhibition which celebrates the hard work of NUA masters students who will be completing their masters in 2019 & 2020.
The ‘open-studio’ exhibition idea is a continuation of the ‘Lets Talk About Creative Practice’ talks which took place at the Norwich Playhouse in March. These talks were received very well and the casual and communal nature of the space made the experience even better.
By encouraging the New Masters exhibitors to work LIVE within the shoe factory whilst the space is open to the public, we hope to promote a conversation friendly environment which can appeal to all who pays us a visit!

Featuring the talents of:
Robyn Bailey – Ma Curation
Emily Cannell & Kate Walker – Ma Fashion & Ma Fine Art
Nhung Ha – Ma Fine Art
Lindsay Elise Jolly – Ma Fine Art
Ro Seekings & Sophie Banks Ma & Ba Fine Art
Harvey Wyatt – Ma Fine Art

These projects have been developed by Robyn Bailey during her masters in curation. They stem from the exploration of the artist and curator relationship and the ability to form projects which actively benefit participants and the public.]

General Opening Times:
Tuesday 25th – Saturday 29th June: 10:30am – 4:00pm
Closing Event: Saturday 29th June 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Rag Rug Making Workshop - August

2 Aug

Come and learn the traditional craft of rag rug making with Victoria Goulden, experienced maker and tutor for 25+ years offering a friendly relaxed workshop experience at The Shoe Factory Social Club.

Rag Rug Making Workshop - August

2 August 10:00

Come and learn the traditional craft of rag rug making with Victoria Goulden, experienced maker and tutor for 25+ years offering a friendly relaxed workshop experience at the Shoe Factory Norwich.

Make mats, tea cosies, flowers, cushion covers, bags, rugs, wallhangings etc from recycled textiles and clothing. £60 for the day, bring good scissors and some fabrics.

Email victoria@victoriagouldenart.com to book