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Norfolk and Norwich Festival highlights: 14 May

PUBLISHED: 08:22 14 May 2014 | UPDATED: 08:27 14 May 2014

NNF 2014 - Opus No 7

NNF 2014 - Opus No 7

Natalie Cheban

Here are today’s events for the Norfolk & Norwich Festival.


-Norwich Playhouse: Pioneer. The story of the first mission to Mars, a life-affirming tale about man’s desire to reach to another planet, 7.30pm, £10.

-UEA Sportspark, Norwich: Opus No 7. Moving and majestic theatre experience from Russian director Dmitry Krymov, depicting the oppresion of Soviet Jews and the censorship of Shostakovich under Stalin. Featuring larger-than-life puppets, duelling pianos, living walls and

a blizzard of newsprint, 7.30pm, £18.

-Spiegeltent in Chapelfield Gardens, Norwich: Writers’ Centre Norwich presents Literary Death Match. Sharp word play and music as writers Emma Jane Unsworth, DW Wilson, Philip Langeskov and Isley Lynn compete to be crowned the ultimate Literary Death Match champion, adjudicated by a panel of judges including novelist AL Kennedy, 8.30pm, £12.

-Norwich Arts Centre: Live Art Club. Christopher Brett Bailey – This is How We Die, 10.30pm, and Christopher Dobrowolski - All Roads Lead to Rome, 11.45pm. Spoken word and storytelling, £7, concession £5.

-Memories of Lost Swimming Pools. A collaboration between Kayla St Claire and Oliver Payne to explore the long-gone St Augustine’s swimming pool, in the foyer, 11.45pm and (Thursday) 12.30am, pay what you can.

-Michael Ridge – Unspool and Bind. Sound-based performance with a compact audio cassette player, in the foyer, Thursday 1am, pay what you can.


-The Gallery at NUA, St George’s Street, Norwich: Within. Film work by Tim Davies using the human body to explore aspects of architecture, noon-5pm, free. To May 24.

-Upper Cathedral Close, Norwich: Stephen Brandes – The Last Travelogue of Albert Sitzfleisch. Billboard trail reporting time travel. All day, free. To May 25.

-The Undercroft, below the war memorial, Norwich Market: Tipping Point. Kathy Hinde’s kinetic sound sculpture, noon-6pm, free. To May 18.

For tickets and further information about the events call 01603 766400 or visit

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