Norfolk and Norwich Festival: The Arms of Sleep

Voice Project

Norfolk and Norwich Festival 2017

The Voice Project: The Arms of Sleep

20th – 26th May

9.30pm – 8.30am

Over five nights, 200 audience members slept overnight in the Noverre Ballroom, experiencing choral performances and art installations.

The Voice Project have a reputation for producing truly unique experiences and this was no exception. The Assembly House Trust are proud to have supported such an exciting project in the City of Norwich.

A huge thank you to Richard Hughes and all The Assembly House staff for tremendous levels of help and support in making the event a huge success.

Here is an online review of the event from Outline Magazine:

By | June 5th, 2017|Event|0 Comments

Norwich Makers Market

IMG_7358On Saturday 8th April, The Assembly House Trust welcomed Norwich Makers Market to The Noverre Ballroom for the very first time.


The market is a unique event, dedicated to housing the very best hand-picked designers and illustrators in Norwich and surrounding fairytale wilds of the East.


The ballroom was filled withbespoke homewares, gifts, jewellery, textiles, stationery, prints, clothing and many more individual products.


The Trust is extremely happy to be supporting independent designer makers, offering a twist away from the mass-produced high street, the market was very popular with something on offer for everybody.

Many thanks to the organisers, all who attended as well as the talented artists and designer-makers, we hope to host Norwich Makers Market again in the future.

By | April 12th, 2017|Event|0 Comments

The Noverre Cinema: Some Like It Hot

SOME LIKE IT HOT, Tony Curtis, Marilyn Monroe, Jack Lemmon, 1959

This Spring the ballroom of The Assembly House will once again become the Noverre Cinema, holding a public screening for the first time in over twenty years.

The Assembly House Trust are teaming up with Cinema City Education to revive one of Norwich’s long-lost cinemas for a special screening of Hollywood classic ‘Some Like It Hot’ starring Marilyn Monroe.

The event also marks the opening of a new exhibition charting the history of The Assembly House, as part of a year of events celebrating the history of the building.

Audience members are encouraged to arrive early to browse the exhibition and enjoy a selection of local archive films.


Event information:

Some Like It Hot (PG)

Exhibition opens from 6pm

Archive Films from 7pm

Main Feature 7.30pm

Tickets £8

Tickets are available online or by calling 01603 625 145


Some Like It Hot (PG) 1959

Director Billy Wilder’s Hollywood classic, featuring an iconic performance from Marilyn Monroe.

Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon play jazz musicians on the run after witnessing the St Valentine’s Day massacre, masquerading in drag as members of an all-girl band to escape the clutches of Chicago mobster George Raft.

Each man has his own problems; one falls for another band member but can’t tell her his gender, and the other has a rich suitor who will not take “No,” for an answer.

By | February 28th, 2017|Event, Heritage|0 Comments

Coming Soon: Norwich Makers Market

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Norwich Makers Market at The Assembly House

Saturday 8th April, 10am until 4pm

Norwich Makers Market is a unique event, dedicated to housing the very best hand-picked designers and illustrators in Norwich and surrounding fairytale wilds of the East.


Expect to find bespoke homewares, gifts, jewellery, textiles, stationery, prints, clothing and many more individual products.


Supporting independent designer makers, enjoy shopping with a twist away from the mass-produced high street, this ever-popular market has something for everybody! nipper_and_moo

With support from The Assembly House Trust, the Noverre Ballroom will play host to this event for the very first time.

By | January 26th, 2017|Event|0 Comments

Archive Film and Live Music at The Assembly House

The Assembly House Trust is teaming up with Cinema City Education to present a selection of archive films of rural Norfolk and Suffolk from the East Anglian Film Archive, brought to life by an original live musical soundtrack.

The Pasture & Plough with Alex Carson (Wooden Arms)

Alex Carson is a composer, musician and member of Wooden Arms, a contemporary quintet who draw from Alternative, Classical, and Trip-Hop music. Working closely with the material provided from the archive, Alex has weaved a score that reflects the beauty and atmosphere of the films. Exploring themes of nostalgia and tradition, as well as the transitory nature of life, mixed in with a little rural folklore. He will be performing live with members of Wooden Arms.

The evening will feature a programme of films from EAFA, made available through the British Film Institute’s Britain on Filmproject:

Our Daily Bread (1938)– Made on location near Hemsby, Norfolk just before the war. Engineer and amateur film enthusiast Alex Bax filmed his family in scenes of the harvest, threshing and milling as his summer ‘production’ of ‘Our Daily Bread’.

A Celebration of Midsummer (1966)– Produced for the BBC, this film features pastoral scenes of village life, from midsummer bonfires to wheat stooked in the fields and cows grazing.

The Story of a Norfolk Farm (1930s)– The day to day life on a busy Norfolk farm in the 1930s is shown in this instructional film, detailing all the processes that keep the farm running throughout the year.

The Herncrake Witch (1913)– An excerpt from a silent supernatural short film by Heron Films. Sir Blondel visits a local school with his son, insisting that Jackeydawra, granddaughter of the ‘Herncrake Woman’, should be allowed to attend, much to the dismay of the girls in the classroom. Running to the woods, Jackeydawra encounters her grandmother, a witch, sparking a fantastical chain of events…

Supported by The Assembly House Trust

The Assembly House, Theatre Street, Norwich, NR2 1RQ

By | November 5th, 2016|Event|0 Comments

Wildlife Exhibition

A new exhibition from The Assembly House

Friday 7th October to Saturday 31st December


The Assembly House is celebrating the beauty of Wildlife with an exhibition of the best printmakers from Norfolk and further afield.


This vibrant exhibition will capture the wonder of the winter months, with a range of original prints and linocuts.


The show features work by popular UK artists Kittie Jones, Niki Bowers, Robert Greenhalf and Andrew Haslen.

By | September 29th, 2016|Event, Exhibition|0 Comments