The next ‘Round’ of great performances in pubs – The Inn Crowd
For rural communities in Norfolk, the local pub can be a cornerstone of village life, providing a range of community benefits alongside beautiful views, local brews, and delicious food. Recognising the role that pubs play, both for communities and visitors to the area, Arts and Community Development charity, Creative Arts East, is bringing their exciting project, ‘Inn Crowd’ to a range of pub venues, old and new across the county.
Creative Arts East have also teamed up with ‘Pub is the Hub’, a national organisation of specialist voluntary advisors for rural pubs wanting to expand their range of services. ‘Pub is the Hub’ brings together communities, licensees, pub owners, breweries and the private sector to work together to match needs and opportunities in their own neighbourhood.
Coming up in October and November at a pub near you:
Thurs. 5th October at The Banningham Crown 7.30pm
‘John Peel’s Shed’ is John Osborne’s hugely popular show, recounting the unusual tale of an extraordinary box of records won on John Peel’s Radio 1 show in 2002. The collection of discs, many being rare recordings by obscure bands, are an ode to radio, anyone who’s ever sought solace in wireless, and give a unique glimpse into the soundtrack of the life of the late John Peel.
Fri. 10th October at The Crown, Burston 8.15pm
‘Around the World in 8 Mistakes’ – Internationally renowned BBC Slam Champion Sophia Walker tells her rip- roaring tale of adventure, roaming the world from the USSR to London, via the USA, North Vietnam and a brush with the Ugandan war, in a true-life story of reasons never to move, and the quest for love and home.
Tue. 17th October at The Crown, Burston
‘Team Viking’ – Combining storytelling, music and comedy theatre, this show was a runaway hit at the 2016 Edinburgh Festival, telling the remarkable, hilarious and heart-lifting tale of how a young man fulfilled his best-friend’s final wish for a full Viking burial
Thurs. 26th October at The Fox, Lyng 7.30pm
‘Storysmiths’ – Celebrated storytellers, ‘Scary Little Girls’ return to ask “Are you sitting comfortably?” as they bring a world of literature to life in their own enchanting way. In a cocktail of poetry, short stories and classic literary extracts, these storysmiths serve a generous measure of rich performances, music, song and treats to delight any audience.
Thurs. 2nd November at The King’s Head, Orford
‘Boring the Arse off Young People’ – Award-winning poet Martin Figura casts a satirical eye on life’s trials and tribulations with warmth and humour. Merciless in examining his own vanity, there is little the poet won’t talk about, and will move and have you laughing out loud in turns.
Wed. 8th November at The Lodge, North Tuddenham 7.30pm
‘The Full Bronte’ – Storytellers ‘Scary Little Girls’ make it a double this weekend with their cabaret celebration of your favourite literary sisters, their lives and times! ‘The Full Bronte’ is an affectionate tribute by hosts ‘Maria’ (glamour puss, academic, thespian) and her assistant ‘Brannie’ (ensemble cast, backstage crew and general dogsbody). But, best laid plans quickly go hysterically awry, as storytelling, music, audience games and sketches all mix, creating a show of wuthering delights.
‘Inn Crowd’ was launched earlier this year with funding from Arts Council England, and Creative Arts East presenting a selection of the best spoken-word inspired performances from international artists across the UK. The scheme is unique as it also supports artists to gain valuable insight into rural communities and provides a platform for them to tour their shows to a whole new audience.
For further information on these and all Creative Arts Events go to: www.creativeartseast.co.uk/whats-on
Creative Arts East is an arts and community development charity founded in 1994 with the focus of taking the arts into rural communities. Creative Arts East works throughout Norfolk, Suffolk & the East running Creative Arts East Live! & Village Screen – rural touring schemes for live performance and cinema; and a variety of projects concerned with creative learning, health & wellbeing and volunteer development.
‘INN CROWD’ is a partnership project from Creative Arts East and Applause Rural Touring. With support from artistic partner Writers’ Centre Norwich and New Writing South, rural pubs in the East and South East of England are hosting exciting, high quality performance events influenced by literature and spoken word. Inn Crowd is intended to reinforce pubs as central to rural community life by bringing exceptional cultural experiences to new audiences.
If you like to know about how you could get involved with and/or support rural touring, please email your company details to: [email protected]
For further information go to:
Twitter: @CreativArtsEast / Facebook group: Creative Arts East Tel: 01953 713390
Supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England. To find out more about the Arts Council visit the What we do section of the website – See more at: What We Do
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