Exhibition: Lottie Day

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Lottie Day

24th May – 3rd August


Former resident of the Noverre Gallery, Norfolk artist Lottie Day presents a collection of original illustrations inspired by the county’s wildlife.


Printed by hand in her North Norfolk studio, line drawn illustrations of turnips, swede and spring onions are based on the produce of her father’s allotment.




By | May 24th, 2019|Exhibition|0 Comments

Leanda Jaine: Norfolk A to Z

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Leanda Jaine

7th January – 6th April


Illustrator and printmaker Leanda Jaine presents a new collection of work continuing with the theme of memory and place.


Leanda graduated from Norwich University of the Arts (NUA) in 2014 with a first class honours degree in illustration. After graduating she has produced several large collections including A to Z of Norwich, Suffolk and the biggest and most recent for Midhurst Town Council, West Sussex celebrating the new and old architecture it has to offer.


She has recently moved to Cromer where she has renovated and established a print studio and gallery for herself. She lives and works here with her dog, cat and family.


“I enjoy incorporating and using the notion of psychogeography in my work. This theory of movement opens up new and exciting perspectives of navigating oneself around an area. By creating A to Z’s of specific locations I like the viewer to look and experience different landscapes than they would normally consider.”



By | January 11th, 2019|Exhibition|0 Comments

Exhibition: Assemblies


Exhibition: Assemblies

5th – 20th January 2019

Assemblies is a new photography exhibition showcasing a selection of groups that make use of the spaces at The Assembly House.

The Assembly House Trust is a registered charity supporting arts for public benefit in Norwich and Norfolk.


Through its Community Fund, The Assembly House Trust supports a wide range of clubs and groups by offering high quality facilities at a subsidised rate.

Photographer Katherine Mager has been commissioned to document these groups and spent eight months meeting with and photographing a selection of them.


The series features images of the following community groups: Norwich Flower Club, Norwich in Bloom, Norwich Speakers Club, The Great Hall Theatre Company, Norwich Support OCD, Norwich U3A, Assembly House Classical, Royal Geographical Society, Richard III Society, Noverre Visual Arts Society, Norwich Philharmonic Society, The Norwich Society, Norwich Opera Club, Norfolk Archaeological Trust, Easy Anglia Geological Society.

By | September 25th, 2018|Exhibition|0 Comments

Exhibition: Winter 2017

Cautious hand tinted drypoint

The Assembly House are celebrating the yuletide season with a selection of work from two fantastic artists from East Anglia.

The Winter exhibition promises enough colour to brighten the darkest of winter nights, with work from Glynn Thomas and Sarah Bays.

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Sarah Bays

Sarah Bays is a printmaker living in Norwich, producing prints from a small etching press on a tea trolley in the corner of her dining room.

“I find my inspiration in my surroundings: the Norfolk countryside, its wildlife, birds, farm animals and coast. I am often inspired by my morning dog walks: winter sunrises, the pattern of light through the trees and birds in flight silhouetted against the sky.”


Glynn Thomas

Glynn Thomas was born in Cambridge in 1946. He studied at the Cambridge School of Art and then, for some twelve years, taught printmaking at the Ipswich School of Art. He is now a full time artist living in Suffolk.


Glynn is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers and his work has been exhibited in galleries and museums throughout the country.

This exhibition is supported by The Assembly House Trust


By | September 13th, 2017|Exhibition|0 Comments

Exhibition: Eliza Southwood


Exhibition: Eliza Southwood

Friday 16th June – Saturday 9th September


Eliza Southwood practiced as an architect for ten years before deciding to take up a career as an artist and illustrator full-time in 2011, although she has consistently drawn and painted throughout her life. Her first illustration commission was a Spanish children’s book, when she was aged 13.



From the age of ten she spent her childhood in a remote part of Spain, where she grew up drawing and painting scenes of local life in the mountains. Her creative streak was later channelled into architectural design, and she graduated from Glasgow School of Art with a degree in Architecture, later finishing her postgraduate architectural studies in London. She spent several years working as a designer for Eric Parry Architects in London and later Arup Associates. However, having realised that she enjoyed carrying out the ‘artist’s impression’ part of her job more than any other, she finally decided to give up architectural practice in order to work full time on her own art projects.


Eliza’s architectural training fostered a technical eye for detail and colour, which is apparent in her artwork. Her speciality is silk screen printing, but she also works in mixed media, watercolour and acrylic.


She is known particularly for her cycling themed artwork, but also produces work on a wide range of subjects such as cityscapes, dogs, sports and people.


This exhibition is supported by The Assembly House Trust

By | June 25th, 2017|Exhibition|0 Comments

Phoenix Heritage Project

Assembly House - George Plunkett 1935

This year marks the twentieth anniversary of The Assembly House’s re-opening following a devastating fire in 1995.

To celebrate this regeneration, The Assembly House Trust are organising an exciting programme of events exploring the heritage of this landmark building.

Keep an eye on our Heritage Project page for regular updates as we trawl through The Assembly House archive.

Do you have memories of The Assembly House?

Send your stories to info@assemblyhousetrust.org.uk or tweet @AHHeritage


Exhibition: The Assembly House

Friday 21st April – Saturday 27th May

The Phoenix Heritage Project begins with an exhibition charting the history of The Assembly House and the thriving community that uses it.

Beginning on 21st April, the exhibition will share previously unseen archive material related to the heritage of the site and its place in the city; stories of the building, its history and people including previously unseen and archived photographs and documents.

By | February 22nd, 2017|Exhibition, Heritage|0 Comments

Read all about it! I ❤ Norwich featured in local press


Absolutely fantastic to see our new exhibition featured in the Eastern Daily Press and Norwich Evening News.

You can read the article online by clicking here.

I ❤ Norwich is open at The Assembly House until Saturday 8th April.

By | January 20th, 2017|Exhibition|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