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:

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

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

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.”

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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

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

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

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