Butterfly Treasure Hunt in support of The Benjamin Foundation

On Thursday 21st June, The Assembly House Trust were proud to support The Butterfly Treasure Hunt in aid of The Benjamin Foundation. An annual summer fundraising event held in Norwich for the first time with a fun trail around the city.

The Butterfly Treasure Hunt saw teams explore the city solving clues along the way in order to locate our charity butterfly logos and find letters in order to solve an anagram.  The clues were sponsored by a wide range of local businesses and organisations including The Assembly House Trust.

Established in 1994, The Benjamin Foundation are a charity which operates in Norfolk and Suffolk, supporting people through the challenges that life may bring them, including homelessness, childcare, bullying and abuse.

“Thanks so much to The Assembly House Trust for supporting our event.” – Jessica Glover

By | July 12th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

GoGo Create at The Assembly House

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The Assembly House Trust are extremely pleased to act as a sponsor for the GoGo Create project in Norwich.

The leaping leveret – or young hare – sculptures are decorated by schools and community groups as part of the  project that runs alongside the GoGoHares trail being brought to Norwich and Norfolk by childrens charity Break and Wild in Art in summer 2018 to celebrate Breaks 50th anniversary.

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Although around 150 schools and organisations sign up to design their own leaping leveret, some organisations are unable to get involved. The Assembly House Trust are proud to provide sponsorship to allow everyone to join in.

This year The Trust has provided sponsorship for two organisations to take part, Norwich Millenium Library and Beeston Primary School.

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All of the leverets are displayed in a city trail that runs in parallel with the main GoGoHares trail of larger sculptures designed by artists and sponsored by businesses.

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Schools and organisations that sign up to GoGoCreate are also be given a learning resource pack and have the chance to take part in a writing workshop, and their sculpture will be returned to them at the end of the trail.

For more information visit the GoGoCreate website.

By | July 2nd, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Keziah Philipps: The Assembly House Arts Prize 2018

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Local artist Keziah Philipps is preparing for her exhibition as winner of The Assembly House Arts Prize for 2018.

Keziah has kindly shared some photos of her new work, a collection of copper etchings, inspired by the landscape of Norfolk.

An exciting new award for emerging artists in Norwich and Norfolk, The Prize includes a cash bursary, access to a Norwich studio space and an exhibition at The Assembly House.

For the inaugural year The Assembly House Trust are working in partnership with Norwich-based art studio Print to the People, who will be offering the winning candidate access to their high-quality printmaking facilities in central Norwich.

Keziah Philipps is a printmaker and animator, after graduating from Kingston University in London, she has returned to her home county.

Keziah’s new collection will be on display at The Assembly House from July 2018.

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By | June 21st, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Noverre Cinema: Chocolat

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The Noverre Cinema returns for a pop-up screening of CHOCOLAT as part of The Assembly House Food Festival.

Nobody could have imagined the impact that Vianne would make when she arrived in a tranquil, old-fashioned French town.

In her very unusual chocolate shop, she creates mouth-watering confections that almost magically inspire the straitlaced villagers to abandon themselves to temptation and happiness. When a handsome Irish gypsy arrives in town, Vianne is finally able to recognize her own desires.

Tickets: £10

By | June 21st, 2018|Event|0 Comments

The Assembly House Arts Prize: Winner Announced

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The Assembly House Trust are proud to announce local artist Keziah Philipps as the winner of The Assembly House Arts Prize for 2018.

An exciting new award for emerging artists in Norwich and Norfolk, The Prize includes a cash bursary, access to a Norwich studio space and an exhibition at The Assembly House.

For the inaugural year The Assembly House Trust are working in partnership with Norwich-based art studio Print to the People, who will be offering the winning candidate access to their high-quality printmaking facilities in central Norwich.

Keziah Philipps is a printmaker and animator, after graduating from Kingston University in London, she has returned to her home county. Keziah plans to produce a new collection copper etchings, inspired by the landscape of Norfolk.

Sam Leonard, Arts Coordinator at The Assembly House Trust:

“The objective of the prize is to support emerging artists in developing new and innovative work. The judges were very impressed with Keziah’s work and ideas. We’re very excited to see the final exhibition.”

Keziah’s new collection will be on display at The Assembly House from July 2018.

By | March 12th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Assembly House Classical: Joanna MacGregor

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Classical Music returned to The Assembly House this month with the first in a new series of lunchtime concerts supported by The Assembly House Trust.

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As a young artist, Joanna MacGregor gave a memorable recital at The Assembly House in 1988.

Now one of the UK’s most distinguished pianists, Joanna returned to open the series with a programme, which included one of the most popular of Beethoven’s piano sonatas the Appassionata.

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The event was sold out in advance with many turned away at the door. Joanna’s performance was outstanding and audience feedback was extremely positive.

For more information visit www.assemblyhouseclassical.co.uk

By | January 15th, 2018|Event, Live Music, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Opera Unwrapped for Christmas

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The Assembly House Trust has always been a supporter of classical music in Norwich, this December provided an excellent opportunity to host a truly unique event.

This intimate concert was a unique opportunity to enjoy music from a number of singers including internationally acclaimed Mezzo-Soprano, Yvonne Howard.

Opera Unwrapped took place to raise money for ‘A King’s Ransom’ the children’s opera and education project, which Into Opera are running in Norfolk primary schools. Their project champions the importance of all children having access to the arts and a creative education. It culminates in the professional world premiere of a new opera written for children to sing by one of the UK’s most inspirational classical composers, Patrick Hawes in February 2018 at OPEN Norwich. Audiences attending Opera Unwrapped for Christmas were the first to hear a preview of this opera, which was introduced on the night, by the composer.

Organiser Genevieve Raghu:

“A huge thank you to the Assembly House Trust for their support in enabling Opera Unwrapped for Christmas to take place on Sunday. It was quite an occasion! The Mayor of Norwich and Sheriff both came along and were extremely complimentary. We had a great turn out and the children seemed to thoroughly enjoyed themselves. All the opera singers gave them autographs too which they were over the moon about. It was rather special to see such a range of ages in the room. It was a wonderful occasion, made viable by the Trust.”

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By | December 14th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Opera: Unwrapped for Christmas

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Unwrapped for Christmas

Sunday 10th December

7.00pm

Join Into Opera and some of the UK’s finest singers at The Assembly House Norwich for an evening of music, conversation, canapés and bubbly – the perfect way to enjoy an evening in the run up to Christmas with friends and loved ones.

This intimate concert will be a unique opportunity to enjoy music from a number of singers including internationally acclaimed Mezzo-Soprano, Yvonne Howard. It will be an opportunity to find out what got these successful singers into opera and to hear some of their favourite repertoire from composers including Puccini, Mozart and Bizet.

This concert is taking place to raise money for ‘A King’s Ransom’ the children’s opera and education project, which Into Opera are running in Norfolk primary schools. Their project champions the importance of all children having access to the arts and a creative education. It culminates in the professional world premiere of a new opera written for children to sing by one of the UK’s most inspirational classical composers, Patrick Hawes in February 2018 at OPEN Norwich. Audiences attending Opera Unwrapped for Christmas will be the first to hear a preview of this opera, which will be introduced on the night, by the composer.

Artists:

Timothy Connor

Yvonne Howard

Gethin Lewis

Christopher Turner

Marianne Vidal

Doors open at 6.30pm. A glass of prosecco and canapés will be offered on arrival.

Ticket price: £35

Tickets available from Norwich Theatre Royal Box Office: 01603 630000

Supported by The Assembly House Trust.

www.into-opera.org.uk

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

The Great Hall Theatre Company: Frost on the Rose

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Great Hall Theatre Company

Drama

3-7 October

T B Morris:

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As Edward VI lies dying, the country waits restlessly to hear who will be named as next in line to the throne. The family of Lady Jane Grey see the opportunity to make her the next Queen of England. But others have their eyes on the crown, and in the busy streets of London, word is spreading that Mary Tudor is on her way

Director – Sabrina Poole

Tickets £10, 16 and under £7

Performances: 7.30pm

Matinee: Saturday 7 October 2.30pm

Box office 01603 598688

Book online at www.greathall.ticketsource.co.uk

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

Norwich Makers Market: Etsy Made Local

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Norwich Makers Market are teaming up with Etsy for a special Christmas event at The Assembly House.

Illustration, homewares, jewellery, ceramics, clothing, art, design, stationery and vegan delights too. Come along for a host of talented designers, makers and bakers.

Perfect for Christmas shopping, even if it’s all for you!

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