Opera: Unwrapped for Christmas

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Opera

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

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The Great Hall Theatre Company: Frost on the Rose

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Great Hall Theatre Company

Drama

3-7 October

T B Morris:

Frost on the Rose

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

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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!

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Exhibition: Winter 2017

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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.”

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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

www.assemblyhousetrust.org.uk

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Heritage Open Days: Lectures

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The Assembly House – Glass Plates

As part of Heritage Open Days 2017, The Assembly House Trust provided use of The Music Room for a series of lectures.

An Aerial view of Westlegate and All Saint's Green

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’.

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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.

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The Assembly House – Glass Plates

‘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

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Heritage Open Days: Top Secret Camouflage

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As part of Heritage Open Days 2017, The Assembly House Trust supported a special event, encouraging young people to engage with the rich history of the building.

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During the Second World War, The Assembly House played its part in the war effort. In 1940 the building became the Eastern Command Camouflage Office and Camouflage factory, fronted by theatre designer and artist Oliver Messel.

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Families were invited to join Oliver Messel, set decorator extraordinaire on a top-secret mission to disguise buildings and landmarks.

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The event was organised by Roxanne Matthews and was very well attended with great feedback.

 

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Dementia UK: Training Day

IMG_6837The Assembly House Trust is proud to support Dementia UK with events in Norwich.

On Monday 11th September the Trust provided subsidised use of The Music Room for a full day of study and training for Primary Care Nurses, focussing on Dementia care.

The event was organised with Zena Aldridge at Dementia UK:

“A huge thank you to The Assembly House Trust for allowing us to hold the Dementia Training event.

It was well attended and was a huge success. The ambience of the environment really did support the participants to make the most of the day and to feel valued .

I think we are hopeful that those who attended will make changes to the way that they practice which will benefit those affected by dementia. Our sincere thanks to the Trust, who have been so supportive over the past year in allowing several events to be held in such a magnificent venue.”

For more information on Admiral Nurses, visit the Dementia UK Website.

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The Great British Garden Party: Norwich Makers Market

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The Assembly House Trust were delighted to support the return of Norwich Makers Market to The House as part of The Great British Garden Party.

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Taking place on Summer Bank Holiday Monday, 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.

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The event was filled with bespoke homewares, gifts, jewellery, textiles, stationery, prints, clothing and many more individual products.

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The Trust are proud to support independent designer makers in Norwich and Norfolk.

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Norwich Makers Market

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Norwich Makers Market at The Assembly House

Monday 28th August, 10am-4pm

Norwich Makers Market returns to The Assembly House for the Summer Bank Holiday. 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!

For more information visit: www.norwichmakersmarket.weebly.com

By | July 11th, 2017|Event|0 Comments

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

Visit www.heritageopendays.org.uk

By | July 11th, 2017|Event, Heritage|0 Comments