Heritage Open Days 2017: Lectures

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Heritage Open Days 2017: Lectures

 

Norwich 1945 to 1960: A Journey from Austerity to Prosperity’

Frances and Michael Holmes

Sunday 10th September, 10am

To coincide with the publication of their new book, join Frances and Michael Holmes for a trip down memory lane. They will bring back a time when after years of war the City was rebuilt and regenerated; when City workers made shoes and chocolate and the streets were dominated by bicycles not cars; when children flocked to the City on a Saturday morning to go to the pictures and then on to the Cattle Market; when Teddy boys added colour to the City and youngsters danced the night away at the Samson & Hercules and the Lido. A trip which will take you from the rationing of the post-war years to a time when we ‘never had it so good’.

 

Early Photography in Norfolk

John Benjafield

Sunday 10th September, 1pm

Photography was practised by wealthy Norfolk gentlemen amateurs from the early 1840s. They used ‘brass and mahogany’ cameras and used the chemicals necessary to make photographs. In the early 1850s new processes reduced costs allowing tradesmen to displace amateurs. The day of the photograph collector had arrived. This presentation will show images in the care of the Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library. Rarely seen in public they are an in important national resource.

 

‘Treating’ and ‘Cooping’: Elections and Political Strife in Georgian Norwich

Ian Smith

Sunday 10th September, 3pm

Norwich was at times ‘distracted with party rage’ right from the beginning of the Georgian era. At election times citizens were ‘treated’ with beer, bribed with cash, even ‘cooped’ like chickens to ensure they voted for the right party. Violent rioting was often the outcome. This talk will examine the background and the issues at stake during election time in Georgian Norwich

Booking opens on 7th August

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Heritage Open Days at The Assembly House

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Heritage Open Days at The Assembly House

 

Early Bird Tour

Sunday 10th September, 8.30am and 10.30am

Join us for an early morning tour of the fascinating history of the Assembly House. A medieval college still visible in the crypt, Tudor spoils, Georgian arts, nineteenth century dancing, a school and top-secret war rooms. Brimming with personalities from the past and tangible architectural evidence enjoy the histories of this remarkable site with guide Roxanne Matthews.

Booking opens on 7th August

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Family Event: Top Secret Camouflage

Sunday 10th September, 12.30pm-4.30pm

Families are invited to join Oliver Messel, set decorator extraordinaire on a top-secret mission in memory of his efforts during the Second World War. Once home to government Camouflage Offices come and experience a tiny part of the Assembly House’s amazing history. Make your own sets to disguise buildings and landmarks.

 

For all the family age 3 +

Drop-in event.  

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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.

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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

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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.

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The Noverre Cinema

Noverre Cinema

Do you remember the Noverre Cinema? We’re collecting your memories for an exciting new project.

Get in touch and send your memories to info@assemblyhousetrust.org.uk

Watch this space for more information!

By | January 24th, 2017|Heritage|0 Comments