The eclectic Coast Arts festival week 2016 is here. Across the week there are events for all; here’s some of the highlights – full details are on the website CoastArts.co.uk.
- BIG DRAW:Big Draw 2016Sam Robbins invites you all to add your mark to a collaborative frieze inspired by the 2016 Big Draw theme of STEAM;
- CALYPSO CARNIVAL: for families with children of primary school age, these event will feature songs, dances and stories from the Caribbean with Caspar James;
- POPPYLAND SONGS: songs inspired by Poppyland with new musical arrangements of poems and tales collected before the First World War by Christobel “Kit” Hood;
- WRITING BY THE SEA: Janet Ellis will be sharing her experiences, providing a valuable insight into the world of self-publishing;
- MEDIEVAL REVOLUTION: in this illustrated talk, Susan Curran will bring Lady Cobham to life and explore her revolutionary tendencies;
- VERONICA’S ROOM: the story of a young beautiful Boston college student who is on a date with the charming Larry Eastwood in 1973;
- MANCHESTER CAMERATA: discover how the Manchester Camerata have a “restless ambition to redefine what an orchestra can do.”.
There are also outdoor walking events, in conjunction with the Norfolk Walking Festival, including:
- Do Different in North Norfolk: a walk in an area of history and mystery;
- Beery Walk: led by Martin Warren, the Poppyland Brewer, who will talk about the inspiration he takes from the local landscape to brew his award-winning beers;
- Geology Walk: a circular walk to see the spectacular cliff section along the most rewarding geological section on the Norfolk coast;
- Wetland Walk: walk and talk along the upper stretches of “The Mighty River Mun”; a unique chance to explore this secret North Norfolk treasure.
Exhibitions on across the week include:
- Triptych: these large extraordinary canvases, by Danny Keen, at Cromer Library explore the alchemy of colour, light and the senses; .
- Magnetic and Mesmerising Norfolk: Sam Thomas’ paintings of identifiable Norfolk and Suffolk locations celebrate the energy and charm of each place;
- Alchemy in the Town: completely different from anything that we’ve come to know and love from Brian Lewis;
- Alchemy in the Woods: an opportunity to visit the new home for Art Is Medicine in the grounds of The Turning Point;
- Quiet Revolution: see how artists responded to Coast Arts’ 2016 competition.
The week kicks off on Saturday evening with a Celebration of Coast Arts at the Turning Point. I hope to see you there, or at one of the fabulous events across the week.