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Outdoor bar serving pizzas coming to Elm Hill in Norwich

PUBLISHED: 18:07 03 June 2020 | UPDATED: 11:08 04 June 2020

A pop-up outdoor bar is coming to Elm Hill in Norwich this summer to raise funds for local theatre company curious directive, pictured is artistic director Jack Lowe Picture: curious directive

A pop-up outdoor bar is coming to Elm Hill in Norwich this summer to raise funds for local theatre company curious directive, pictured is artistic director Jack Lowe Picture: curious directive

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Enjoy beer and pizza in the sun at a new pop-up garden bar coming to Norwich as part of a coronavirus recovery project from a local theatre company.

Curious directive is based at 49 Elm Hill, where the garden will be become an outdoor bar Picture: curious directiveCurious directive is based at 49 Elm Hill, where the garden will be become an outdoor bar Picture: curious directive

Curious directive is based at 49 Elm Hill in a medieval church, and devises shows using the theme of science to incorporate new technologies such as virtual reality.

Before coronavirus, the company had upcoming tour dates across Asia and in the US for their shows Gastronomic and Frogman, but due to the outbreak all performances were cancelled.

Artistic director Jack Lowe has now decided to open a pop-up bar in their Elm Hill garden as part of a recovery campaign, with all profits going towards the charitable activities of curious directive.

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There will be wood-fired pizzas available using products from the garden. Picture: Getty Images/iStockphotoThere will be wood-fired pizzas available using products from the garden. Picture: Getty Images/iStockphoto

They have collaborated with north Norfolk brewery Malt Coast and alongside craft beers, wine and soft drinks they are also planning to team up with local gin and cider companies.

It is set to launch on Saturday, July 11 and to start will be open Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays until the end of August with wood-fired pizzas available to buy too.

Mr Lowe said: “The idea came as we wanted to raise money and also support Norfolk producers and I think it will be popular as it is a beautiful inner-city garden.

“I’m an avid gardener and have spent lockdown sorting the garden out and we will be making our own vegetarian pizzas using products from it.”

The medieval street in Elm Hill, Norwich Picture: Christopher Keeley (iwitness24)The medieval street in Elm Hill, Norwich Picture: Christopher Keeley (iwitness24)

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They will be limiting the amount of people allowed in to 30 and are hoping they will be able to do socially distanced performances.

The theatre company’s recovery plan also includes the launch of Science Club Digital for adults, with online workshops covering beekeeping, fresh water aquariums, horticulture, virtual reality and dark room photography.

They will run from June 16 to July 17 and are free to take part in, thanks to funding from Norwich Freeman’s Charity and Norwich City Council, and curious directive will be delivering more than 150 packages across Norwich filled with the items needed to take part.

Book workshops at curiousdirective.com/science-club


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