Head Out Not Home 4 July to 29 August

Norwich-BID-HONH-Facebook-Page-Header-2Organised by Norwich BID (business Improvement District), Head Out Not Home is a fantastic programme of summer events, on Thursday evenings on a number of ‘stages’ around the city centre from 4 July to 29 August, 4.40pm to 8pm.
This week Sistema Norwich are playing with the Vagaband, Thursday 1 August 2019 plus
 
16:40, 17:50, 19:00
London Street : Jester
Jester is a comedy juggler and an all-round entertainer
 
17:00, 18:10, 19:20
Westlegate : The Vagaband Orchestra
For the penultimate performance in Sistema in Norwich’s Arts Council funded ‘Performance Project’, they bring their collaboration between the Colegate Nucleo Orchestra and the Vagaband to Head Out, Not Home.
 
17:00, 18:00, 19:00
Upper Close Green, Cathedral grounds Sonic Youths present Leon O’Leary
Leon O’Leary is an indie-folk singer-songwriter from the Suffolk Coast in England, growing up surrounded by pine forests and the wildness of the Suffolk coast at his doorstep. Leon performs and writes with the influences of artists such as Ben Howard, Bear’s Den, David Gray, Sam Fender, James Bay and Bruce Springsteen. He has had tracks played on BBC Music Introducing in Suffolk and has recorded live at the world-renowned Decoy Studios.
 
17:00, 18:10, 19:20
Gentleman’s Walk :
Ben Grizzly and the Loose Leaf Drifters
The Loose Leaf Drifters are a wandering line up of multi-instrumentalists led by songwriter Ben Grizzly playing off-the-cuff untraditional Norfolk Country Blues.
 
17:10, 18:20, 19:30
St Gregory’s Green : The Rabbitts
The Rabbitts are a British folk duo composed of Odhran and Lucy, whose music is gentle, fun and riddled with natural imagery. As a couple the pair draw inspiration from their relationship, as well as old folk music and the new places they travel. The Rabbitts are both Environmental Science graduates and aim to translate their love and care for the planet through their nature-inspired song writing. #honh
 
Check out the website for the programme for the next few weeks

Buhara Ensemble at Anteros Arts, Tuesday 23 July 2019

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Exciting new ensemble which blends classical and jazz styles with traditional Turkish sounds

New to Norwich, with their first performance at Anteros Arts in Fye Bridge Street, this multi-national ensemble was founded by Firdevs Eke in Ghent in Belgium in 2005 as a flexible group to present compositions and arrangements that combine different musical influences from her Eastern/Turkish roots with classical music, jazz and flamenco in fresh ways.

Its current formation is a trio which includes jazz saxophonist Sam Lewis, originally from Norwich but trained in Manchester. His influences span from the 1950s jazz era, through the last 60 years of popular music and across to India where he studied Indian Classical Music. He has been involved with a number of interesting projects such as nu-jazz quartet Emu, Indian jazz fusion band Rangeela, Hans Prya, a genre-hopping 12-piece band put together by members of Snarky Puppy and also internationally renowned UK Hip-Hop band The Mouse Outfit with whom he has toured extensively across the UK and Europe.

Ivars Galenieks, a venturesome double bass player, who started his musical career as a classical bassist in Latvia where he worked at the State Operetta Theater in Riga and the Latvian State Symphony Orchestra. He was regularly invited to perform at jazz festivals in the Soviet Union with a variety of internationally known artists such as saxophonist Frank Foster, pianist Julian Joseph, organist Barbara Dannerlein, to name a few.  In the UK,  Ivars performed with Tom Harris trio, Phil Brooke and Simon Brown. Has been involved in activities of Norwich Jazz Club and Dereham Jazz Society sharing stage with renowned artists such as Peter King, Simon Spillett and Julian Siegl. At present, Ivars is the principal bassist of the Norwich Philharmonic Orchestra.

Firdevs Eke is a striking composer and pianist who is based in Norwich. She was born in Istanbul and grew up in Seville, Spain. Strongly influenced by the folkloric traditions of both these cultures, Firdevs developed a distinctive style based on her classical training. She gained a Professional Diploma in Piano in Seville, and a Master in Arts (Composition) with Distinction from the Conservatory of Ghent. She performs as a solo pianist and in various chamber music formats and has developed a comprehensive repertoire including her own compositions. In Norwich, Firdevs teaches piano and composition and writes for different instrumental settings and performs her compositions.

Tuesday 23 July, 7.30pm
Anteros Arts Foundation
11–15 Fye Bridge Street
Norwich NR3 1LJ
Tickets: £8.50/£6 concs advance via www.buhara.eventbrite.co.uk
or £10/£6 on the door

Even You Song at King’s Lynn Minster Monday 15 July 2019 6.30pm

Even You Song

A new work based on Choral Evensong and inspired by the idea of travelling to the moon.

Monday 15th July, 6.30pm at Kings Lynn Minster Cathedral as part of the Kings Lynn Festival. Tickets: £14 (£7 concession)

Booking available at kingslynnfestival.org.uk (direct ticket link here) or by calling the box office on 01553 764864.

Even You Song is a new choral work based on the candid responses from a series of interviews with twelve Peterborough couples about a potential trip tothe moon. Devised by artist Bettina Furnée, poet Lucy Sheerman and composer Cheryl Frances Hoadand performed as part of this year’s Kings Lynn Festival and Young Norfolk Arts Festival.

It will be performed by Director of Music Jane Wells with the Even You Song Choir, Kings Lynn Minster Organist and Director of Music Adrian Richards and around 60 school children drawn from St Martha’s, Tilney All Saints, Anthony Curton and West Lynn primary schools – set against a background of digital projections.