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Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Norwich’s Millennium Library is helping celebrate a year in the life of the county’s music scene over the next two weeks with a photo exhibition showcasing music gigs in the area.
The exhibition, Music: In Focus 2K11- 2K12, features 72 photos taken at various gigs throughout the year by both professional and amateur photographers.
Including venues from the University of East Anglia, to the Waterfront and the Latitude Festival near Southwold, the photographs reflect the range of musicians coming to Norfolk.
Both local musicians including Vagaband and Crystal Bats, as well as bigger names such as Ed Sheeran, Gilles Peterson and Blood Red Shoes, all feature.
The exhibition is part of the BBC Music Video Festival, which runs for three weeks, showcasing the best new music and video-making talents of directors from around the world.
The videos are filmed by local musicians, and will be screened alongside the efforts of international artists which started in Norwich on Monday at Fusion in the Forum library.
Julie Cleminson, the ground floor manager at the library said the images on display “sit nicely alongside the library’s own collection of sound and vision material”.
She said: “It’s great that, once again, the Millennium Library does differently, and is able to provide such an eye-catching exhibition for visitors in a space they wouldn’t expect.”
She added: “As soon as you walk into the library space, you are taken straight into the heart of the Norwich music scene with colour images.”
The exhibition, runs on the library’s ground floor until September 23, and is free.
Click below for the video off Hand Me Downs by Thetford rapper Franko Fraize, who is among the 40 selected videos at the video festival.
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