Berlioz Concert this weekend 4th December


Please see attached poster for the next Norwich Philharmonic concert on Saturday 4th December featuring works by Berlioz, at St Andrew's Hall Norwich. It promises to be an excellent evening and a warming antidote to the snow and ice. Get your tickets now

Please also pass on to friends and connections that may be interested.


Stephen Fry supports Norwich Puppet Theatre auction


STOP PRESS - message of support just in from Stephen Fry

'I am honoured to have been asked to ‘personalise a puppet’ to help to celebrate Norwich Puppet Theatre’s 30th birthday. My creation, along with about 60 others I gather, is to be auctioned to help to support this venerable and valued cultural treasure of Norwich, a specialist venue for excellence in puppetry, almost unique in the UK. I hope that lots of people will turn out to this fabulous event - sadly, I won’t be able to be there myself to bag a Quentin Blake or Rolf Harris original artwork - but I hope that it goes very well and I wish Norwich Puppet Theatre happy birthday and all the best for the next 30 years!'

Stephen Fry

Norwich Puppet Theatre celebrity auction


Auction of Celebrity Puppets

Presented by: Norwich Puppet Theatre and Gaze Auctioneers at Fusion and The Curve at The Forum on
Tuesday 30th November 2010

Tickets  £10.00 to iinclude bidding registration, drinks and canapes. Buy in advance from Norwich Puppet Theatre

Please note that this event takes place at Fusion in the Forum

Running time: 2 hours

Ages: 12+

A chance to buy a unique piece of artwork ... in the form of a puppet designed by the hands of Rolf HarrisGok WanSophie Ellis BextorHeston Blumenthal and Terry Gilliam to name but a few!

Visit the Auction Facebook page or order a copy of the full colour catalogue - which is available from the Puppet Theatre (priced £5)

Join us at Fusion for wine and canapés, before venturing downstairs to the Curve to where Stewart White of BBC East will compere the auction of celebrity glove puppets.

There are over 50 glove puppets which have been customised, adorned and/or signed by a vast range of celebrities.  Each puppet is unique, will make a Christmas gift for someone special and will surely become a highly-collectable item in the future. Please note: The puppets are works of art - they are not intended to be used as toys!

For £10 you will be promised a night to remember and all the proceeds will go to help support Norwich Puppet Theatre.

And if you can't make the evening, then please find a postal bid form here

The auction is part of our 30th anniversary celebrations and The Evening News is running a series of articles about the history of the theatre:

click here for one about the building

and here for one about the shows

As at 18th November the complete list of contributing celebrities is:

  • Mark Addy
  • Michael Attenborough
  • Floella Benjamin OBE
  • Tim Bentinck
  • Sir Peter Blake CBE
  • Quentin Blake CBE
  • Heston Blumenthal OBE
  • Hugh Bonneville
  • Michael Boyd
  • Richard Briers CBE
  • Steve Bruce
  • Alex Brychta
  • Jan Brychta
  • Lida Brychta
  • Simon Callow CBE
  • Sir Terence Conran
  • Bernard Cribbins
  • Tom Daley
  • Peter Duncan
  • Sophie Ellis Bextor
  • Michael Foreman
  • Frederick Forsyth CBE
  • Stephen Fry
  • Terry Gilliam
  • Howard Goodall
  • David Gray
  • Bryan Gunn
  • Susan Gunn
  • Wayne Hemingway MBE
  • Rolf Harris CBE
  • Darren Huckerby
  • Sir Derek Jacobi CBE
  • Cath Kidston
  • Angie Lewin
  • Gary Lineker OBE
  • Roger Lloyd Pack
  • Gareth Malone
  • David McKee
  • Ian McKellen CH, CBE
  • Bill Oddie OBE
  • Chris Packham
  • Michael Palin CBE
  • Korky Paul
  • Debbie Reynolds
  • Tim Robins
  • Tony Robinson
  • Prunella Scales CBE
  • David Shrigley
  • Michael Sheen OBE
  • Sir Paul Smith
  • Terence Stamp
  • Virginia Wade OBE
  • Gok Wan
  • Nigel Worthington

Autographed puppets

  • Charles Clarke
  • Sir Henry Cooper OBE, KSG
  • Shelia Hancock OBE (+ photo)
  • Hugh Jackman
  • Delia Smith CBE


  • Adult: £10.00
  • Child: £10.00

Dates & Times:

Tuesday 30th November 2010 @ 18:30pm

Event at OUTPOST 26 October

Tuesday 26 October 2010, 6pm

at OUTPOST, 10B Wensum St, NORWICH, Norfolk NR3 1HR, 01603 612 428

Collage artist Lewis Klahr introduces Engram Sepals, his celebrated sequence of seven films which traces ‘a trajectory of American intoxication’. Appropriating the imagery of pop culture from the aspirational 1940s through the free-loving 1970s, Klahr’s cut-out animations draw us into a dreamlike world of intrigue, anxiety and lust. A surreal and atmospheric epic propelled by an evocative soundtrack featuring Frank Sinatra, Morton Feldman, Mercury Rev and The Stooges.

Lewis Klahr, Engram Sepals (Melodramas 1994-2000), USA, 16mm, 75 minutes

Lewis Klahr’s work has been featured in three Whitney Biennials and is in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art, New York. He is a faculty member at CalArts, received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1992, and was ranked 4th in the Film Comment avant-garde poll of this decade’s most important filmmakers. The Wexner Center, Columbus, recently presented a retrospective of Klahr’s films and is preparing a DVD box set for release later this year. Klahr is also presenting films at the London Film Festival and Tate Modern while in the UK.

The screening with be followed by a discussion between Lewis Klahr and Benjamin Cook, DIrector of LUX

Admission Free

This event is organised as part of a special series of events in Norwich leading up to the launch of a new artists' moving image festival in the city  in 2011. To register for more information and updates on the festival please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Presented by OUTPOST and LUX with the support of The 54th BFI London Film Festival, and with thanks to Mark Webber.

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