Norwich Art Centre NAC September 2023 Listings

Friday 1 September

Mama Oh No + Sweet Giant + Ziggarettes

“Stirring up nostalgic 50s and 60s pop vibes with delicious retro harmonies, mixed with twangy surfer rock guitars, Norwich band MAMA OH NO have created an irresistible sound, that could be the lovechild of Phil Spector and The Black Keys.”- The Unsigned Guide.

8pm | £8.50-£12 | Standing

Sunday 3 September

Black Sheep

Fusing physical theatre, spoken word & song Black Sheep is the story of a queer Black woman finding love, after retiring from her full-time job as sword swallower. The story is taking the audience on a journey from overcoming institutional racism to leaning into radical vulnerability.

7:30pm | Pay What You Can Afford £6.50-£12.50 | Seated | Suitable for ages 14+

Tuesday 5 September

Madalitso Band

With just an acoustic guitar and foot drum, an outsize, home-made, one-string babatone, two voices in sweet harmony and buckets of charm, Malawi’s dynamic duo have elevated audiences at WOMAD and Roskilde and a host of venues throughout Europe.

8pm | £9.50-£14 | Seated & Standing

Wednesday 6 September

Nina Nastasia + support

Nina Nastasia’s music has continued to captivate audiences for 23 years with its introspective and heartfelt nature. Her unique voice, poetic lyrics, and collaborations with talented musicians have solidified her status as a respected and influential artist in the alternative folk genre.

8pm | £12-£16 | Seated & Standing

Thursday 7 September

Lalalar + Guranfoe

Bongo Joe present brand new sounds from the cutting-edge of the 21st century Istanbul underground by powerhouse Turkish trio Lalalar. The brainchild of three of Turkey’s most active and innovative alternative artists, the album is a thrilling mix of punk energy, dark electronics and Turkish instrumentation and samples.

8pm | £14-£18.50 | Standing

Friday 8 September

Heritage Open Day Talk

A chance to look around this contemporary arts venue and former St Swithins Church, built in 1349. The work uncovered the large church windows, allowing the venues many original features to be seen in natural daylight.

2pm | Free | Must be pre-booked

Friday 8 September

HARK presents Liam Mour + Loula Yorke + Malana

With a background as a singer and multi-instrumentalist Liam Mour was gradually drawn to enhancing his technical skills in music production. By limiting his studio gear to mostly analog synthesizers, analog effects and numerous acoustic instruments, he is continuously exploring the depth of his cineastic sonic trajectory.

8pm | £15-£18.50 | Standing

Sunday 10 September

Human Library

The Human Library creates a safe space for dialogue where topics are discussed openly between human books and their readers. 3pm-5pm | Free
3pm-5pm | Free

Sunday 10 September

True Stories Live: Hanging By A Thread

True Stories Live is a lively, moving and unpredictable event where people tell true stories about their lives in front of a warm, supportive audience. There is no audition process or strict set of criteria – you just have to have a story to tell, based loosely on the set theme.

7:30pm | Pay What You Can Afford £6.50-£12.50 | Seated & Standing

Tuesday 12 September


Are you interested in transforming performance spaces to create immersive audience experiences? Join us to find out how creative technologies can help create new types of work that breaks the mould of conventional arts events and live performance.

6pm-8:30pm | £6

Thursday 14 September

The Rabbitts + Billy Lubach

Norwich based indie folk band ‘The Rabbitts’ are acoustic at heart but experimental in nature; they set out to avoid the well trodden path and instead define their own unique sound with creative harmonies, fingerstyle guitar arrangements, epic mandolin solos, and an intricate yet impactful rhythm section.

8pm | £9-£12.50 | Seated & Standing

Friday 15 September

Liv presents Thigh High Noon

Norwich drag royalty, Liv returns with a country themed Wild West dragstravaganza! Featuring an ensemble cast of local drag superstars and extra special guests, get ready to discover it’s more than just cowboys who are frequently, secretly fond of each other…

8pm | £9.50-£15 | Standing

Sunday 17th September

Tone presents Erland Copper & Ensemble + support

Prolific Scottish composer Erland Cooper, who merges music with evocative storytelling and conceptual art, tours his ambitious fourth studio album ‘Folded Landscapes’. Hailed as ‘nature’s songwriter’, for his work celebrating themes of the natural world, place, people and time, ‘Folded Landscapes’ pushes Cooper’s connection to the environment even further into unchartered new realms.

7:30pm | £24.50 | Seated & Standing

Wednesday 20th September

PONY UP presents Damp Matches + Collars + Femme Dé

With a unique mash-up of alt-rock, trash-hop and anthemic indie, Damp Matches’ sound would be as at home at a stadium concert as it is in a grimy small town mosh-pit. Big, punchy riffs and thunderous drum lines set the backdrop for frontwoman Helena Lewis’ soaring vocals, complimented often by the hip-hop of bassist Will Calvert. Having built a reputation for putting on raucous, high-energy shows, they are definitely ones to watch on the UK rock circuit.

8pm | £7.50-£10.50 | Standing

Thursday 21st September 2023

War of the Worlds (On a Budget)

Step aside HG Wells, take a break Jeff Wayne, go back to your trailer Tom Cruise, Lamphouse is tackling War of the Worlds and they’re doing it…..on a budget! War of Worlds (on a budget) features one actor, a loop pedal, lots of cardboard, many many hats and at least two absolutely terrifying (definitely not made out of paper) tripod puppets. Can our hero outrun the aliens, play 25 characters, unwind himself from the microphone cable, stop for a tea break and save the day before it’s too late?

5pm & 8pm | Pay What You Can Afford £4.50-£12.50

Friday 22nd September 2023

Round Midnight presents Matthew Halsall + DJ Jazzlord (Bar)

Composer, trumpeter, producer, DJ and founder of Gondwana Records, Matthew Halsall has always worn many hats. But at the heart of everything that he does Halsall is first and foremost an artist and a musician. A trumpeter whose soulful playing radiates a thoughtful beauty and a composer and band-leader who has created his own rich sound world of elevating, soulful music, that joins the dots between the spiritual jazz of Pharoah Sanders and Alice Coltrane and the contemporary sounds of Bonobo and The Cinematic Orchestra.

8pm | £18.50 – £22 | Standing

Sunday 24th September

Gitkin + Hutch

Gitkin’s music exists somewhere between primal, rootsy memory and distant exotic yearning — A dusty bordertown where the familiar blends imperceptibly into the enchantingly foreign. No gimmick, this juxtaposition of gut-bucket blues and funk low-end with unexpectedly twisting lead phrases highlights the intense flavors found in each savory ingredient.

7:30pm | £12-£14 | Standing

Tuesday 26th September

Brigid Mae Power + Phoebe Troup

Recognised as a purveyor of dreamier pop with folky leanings, Brigid Mae Power is set to release her new album this summer. ‘Dream From The Deep Well’ is a departure; a unique marriage of traditional stylings and very modern melodies; a breath-taking soundtrack which underpins her gorgeous vocal. Filled with personal tales of offspring and grandparents, the lovelorn and the lost, it’s the essence of re-imagined folk music.

8pm | £12-£16 | Seated & Standing

Wednesday 27th September

Triffids ! 

A gig theatre adventure in music, sound and pictures. METEORS! KILLER PLANTS! B MOVIES! This remarkable collision of music, text and rich visual imagery takes the audience deep into John Wyndham’s classic cold war novel: The Day of the Triffids. The live soundtrack is created with instruments including Moog, Double Bass, Theremin, Hammered Dulcimer and… a Cactus! 

7:30pm | £6.50-£12.50 | Seated

Thursday 28 September

Everything is Fine & new Cross Live presents

The Subways + support

The Subways bring together the hard guitars and attitude of punk, the ear- catching melodies and choruses of pop, and the pomp and swagger of Brit-pop.

8pm | £23 | Standing 

Friday 29th September 

Random Hand + Popes of Chillitown + Roshambo

20 years in, and top of their game, Random Hand are coming in hot with their fifth album! Their bodies may be creaking and grey’s beginning to show, but the vitality and relevance of their music isn’t changing one bit. Refined and confident, this album is set to redefine the bands place as one of the UK’s most significant and dependable punk bands.

8pm | £14-£18.50 | Standing


The Art of Self Defense

Traditional Taekwon-do

Mind, Body, Indomitable Spirit
Fitness, Strength, Confidence 

START Taekwon-do with 4 FREE Sessions

Students currently training are from all age groups:
6 and up, Teens, 20’s, 30’s, 40’s, 50’s, 60’s

“Family Groups Welcome!”

START with 4 FREE Sessions for you and each of your friends or family.

A traditionally taught martial art with fully qualified ITF instructors.

Book here:

Mondays & Thursdays

@ The Venue, Ringsfield Road, Beccles