Human:Nature Events, 15-20 June
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15th, An Afternoon at the Bishop’s
The Bishop’s Garden (Cathedral entrance on Palace Street),
2pm-6pm, £2.50 at entrance. In Partnership with the RSPB
An afternoon of readings, book stalls, children’s
activities, refreshments and more in the beautiful setting of the
Bring a picnic to savour on the lawns or enjoy fresh Norfolk
produce from our café whilst you listen to the writers, who all
relate to the region to nature in some way. Browse the stalls
of local publishers whilst storytellers entertain the kids, buy
some books from the stalls or plants from the Bishop’s own nursery,
and find out find out what the RSPB does and how you can get
involved in their work.
2.15 – 3. 00
Mark Cocker and
Mark Cocker’s passion for crows came to a head when he moved from
Norwich to the Norfolk wilds; as documented in the brilliant Crow
Country. Jo Guthrie is a young Norwich poet whose first collection,
Billacks Bones, has just been published by Rialto.
3.15 – 4.00
Richard Mabey and
Richard Mabey, is the
respected nature writer who wrote Birds Britannica with Mark
Cocker, and whose new book Beechcombings, is a fantastic
exploration of our relationship to trees. Jay Griffiths’
best-selling and insightful book Wild: An Elemental Journey, was
written after seven years of traveling the world.
4.15 – 4.45
The author and TV Presenter, will entice the audience with some of
the charm he brought to the world with The Accidental Angler.
2.45 – 3.15 and 4.15 – 4.45 Children’s storytelling with
Charlie Crickcrack specialises
in telling stories to children using rhythm, rhyme, music, and lots
of audience participation.
BOOKING INFORMATION: Pay at entrance (no pre-booking).
Please come early to avoid disappointment.
ACCESS: The Bishop’s Garden and the Café (CHECK) are
accessible to wheelchair users though some areas of the lawn and
grounds may be difficult to access depending on the weather.
Wheelchair users and visually impaired customers are entitled to
one complimentary ticket for an escort. Please contact NWP if you
have any further access queries.
16th, Future Perfect? The Debate at The Norwich
42-58 St. George's
Street, Norwich, NR3 1AB. 8pm-9.45pm. £12 (£10 concessions). In
Partnership with the RSPB
With the statistics on the environment looking alarming,
who will save the planet - writers, scientists, politicians or
activists? And is it all really as bad as it seems? Come and join
Norfolk‘s world renowned reputation in the fields of creative
writing and environmental science will be represented by writer
Foden (author of The Last King of Scotland and
professor of creative writing at UEA) and acclaimed
Watson, an expert on the atmosphere of earth and other planets.
They will be joined by RSPB scientist Rhys
Green, local MP Ian Gibson and panel chair; Graham Creelman
In the second half, the audience will grill the panel and make
their own views felt so please come and join us and contribute your
thoughts to a global debate that is being driven by this
BOOKING INFORMATION: Seated. Book at Playhouse Box Office on
01603 598598 or visit www.norwichplayhouse.co.uk
and choose the "Buy Tickets Online" link next to each show.
(Booking Fee applies - 75p per transaction)
ACCESS: All public areas of Norwich Playhouse are accessible
to wheelchair users and people with mobility issues. Wheelchair
users and visually impaired customers are entitled to one
complimentary ticket for an escort. There are two systems in place
to assist those who are hard of hearing. Please contact the venue
for more details.
Tuesday June 17th, Turning up the
Temperature at Norwich Arts Centre
St Benedict’s Street, Norwich,
8pm-9.30pm with a bar until 11pm. Entry: £7 (£5
Join us for a night of performance, celebration and
intense heat as we turn up the temperature inside Norwich Arts
Centre in support of Refugee Week and the City of Refuge Shahrazad
Featuring Ben Mellor, Kei Miller and Samia Malik in an exciting
programme of Live Literature and music.
“One of the country’s biggest emerging
talents." Latitude Festival
Ben is a poet and performer whose fantastic stand up poetry set
tells the story of one man’s epic UK bicycle odyssey giving
plentiful opinions about our environment along the way. Ben’s blend
of hip-hop and poetry has proved very popular at his many
performances, including the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Latitude and
the RSC’s New Work Festival.
“Kei Miller’s is a voice we will hear much more of, for
it speaks and sings with rare confidence and
authority.” Lorna Goodison
Kei's poetry tells stories from Jamaica that concern us all;
rooted in the West Indies, his work speaks to all who care for
great narratives and the people who inhabit them. The Fear of
Stones, was short-listed for the Commonwealth Writers First Book
Prize and There Is an Anger That Moves, was published by Carcanet
"A unique experience that is bound to stir and
move." The Times of India
Hailed as a 'powerful new voice', Samia Malik's hauntingly
beautiful lyrics weave tabla, violin, tanpura, keyboards, bass, and
flute with the sitar. Writing from her perspective as a British
Asian woman from a Pakistani/Muslim background, Samia creates a
beautiful fusion of musical styles and languages.
BOOKING INFORMATION. Seated. Tickets available from the Box
Office on 01603 660352 Mon-Sat 10am-7pm. Online booking at
(booking fees apply)
ACCESS: The auditorium and café are accessible for
wheelchair users. The auditorium is fitted with a hearing loop.
Please contact NAC on 01603 660352 if you have special
requirements. Wheelchair users and visually impaired customers are
entitled to one complimentary ticket for an escort.
Wednesday June 18th, Connecting
Worlds: Part of Refugee Week
Sainsbury Centre for Visual
Arts, UEA, Norwich, 5pm-8pm. FREE
Join us for an evening of exploration, discovery and
global perspectives against a backdrop of stunning exhibits and
Featuring readings from Mia Couto, Geoff Dyer, Gretel Ehrlich
and Jose Eduardo Agualusa and the chance to watch a set of short
films made by some of Norwich’s young people, including refugees
and asylum seekers.
Geoff Dyer cannot write a boring sentence.
His passions are art, photography, travel and what make a place a
place. Tonight he’s presenting an illustrated talk on Land Art in
Mexico that will be published shortly in Granta.
Gretel Ehrlich is perhaps the world’s
greatest writer about Wilderness. From Wyoming, to Alaska and
across both Poles, her work is a celebration of the wilderness’
apparent emptiness and how it fills the human psyche.
Mia Couto is a Mozambiquan poet, novelist,
short story writer and environmental biologist. By turn comic,
savage and sympathetic, his latest novel in translation from the
Portuguese, A River Called Time, is published in the UK this
Jose Eduardo Agualusa was born in Angola and
writes in Portuguese. His latest novel, The Book of Chameleons, won
the Independent Foreign Fiction prize in 2007 and is a fascinating
account of the landscape of memory and the fault lines that can be
Booking Information: No need to book.
Access information: There is ramped access to all galleries
but wheelchair users may need assistance. A manual wheelchair is
available on request. Please contact SCVA on 01603 593199 if you
have particular requirments.
19th, JM Coetzee at UEA Lecture Theatre
7.30pm, Lecture Theatre
1, UEA, Norwich. £5 (no concessions).
"It is in exploring weakness and defeat that Coetzee
captures the divine spark in man.” Swedish Academy
Writing Worlds is honoured to welcome the Nobel prize winner J.M.
Coetzee to Norwich to read from his work at the UEA.
One of the
world’s greatest living writers, J.M.
Coetzee is a South African novelist, essayist and translator
whose portrayal of South Africa is designed to raise questions not
only about his homeland, but of all of us: “He has an amazing human
passion that is very clear even when he's describing the worst
things people do to one another. He's asking what are the
conditions of our salvation and damnation." Jonathan Lear
includes Waiting For The Barbarians, Life & Times
of Michael K, Boyhood: Scenes From Provincial Life,
Youth, Disgrace, Elizabeth Costello and,
most recently, Slow Man and Diary of a Bad Year.
He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2003 and is also
the only author to win the Booker Prize twice.
that you book tickets early for this event.
Information: Tickets available in advance from the Box Office,
sited in the Union House, UEA (10am-5pm week days in term time, 12
noon – 3pm vacations) or by telephone on 01603 508050 or by post
from Box Office, Union House, UEA, Norwich NR4 7TJ (cheques payable
to SUS (E.A.) Ltd. Please enclose a stamped addressed
Lecture Theatre 1 is accessible to wheelchair users. Please contact
NWP on 01603 877177 if you have access requirements you would like
to discuss further.