Staying in Norwich over the Easter break? With most of your fellow students gone, UEA can seem a little lonely at times. But don’t worry, there’s loads to do in and around Norwich this month! Take a break from your work and go and experience all the great things Norwich has to offer:
If you’ve got a spare hour or so, make sure to check out The Sainsbury Centre! If you haven’t been before, it’s situated right at the end of campus. Just walk all the way along the walkway that goes from arts to science, and over the bridge into the gallery. The Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts hosts a free, permanent gallery of artefacts and art from across the world, and from 8 April there’s also a special exhibition of the work of British artist Paul Nash (find out more here).
Learn about Norwich’s vivid history
Norwich Castle – take the 25/26 bus to Castle Mall and discover the museum and art gallery inside! They’re also hosting a ‘Small Stories’ exhibition until Monday, where you can discover more about Victorian England through a collection of dolls houses. Entry is included with your Museum ticket, and is suitable for all ages!
Strangers’ Hall - this medieval townhouse in the centre of Norwich has rooms furnished in the style of various historical periods, and is a big part of Norwich’s culture (it gets its name from the Dutch Flemish and Walloon refugees who were invited to settle there in the 16th century!)
The Shoe Factory – from 12 April to 6 May, visit this newly-established cultural hub for their transARTation exhibition! Here you can get involved with a variety of workshops and installations about translation, migration, and language in art - find out more here.
Believe it or not, there are no less than 5 theatres in Norwich!
Norwich Theatre Royal – Opera, drama, comedy; the Theatre Royal has it all! Tickets still available for Cassanova, The Sunny Afternoon and The Woman in Black!
Maddermarket Theatre – There are various musical and Easter events taking place over the next couple of weeks, as well as ‘Hay Fever’, with performances from The Norwich Players running from 21 – 29 April.
Norwich Puppet Theatre – The puppet theatre has loads of child-friendly events going on throughout the Easter break
Norwich Playhouse – Next week, see the Norfolk Youth Music Theatre’s performance of Les Miserables
Sewell Barn Theatre – catch their current play, ‘The Kitchen Sink’, running until 8 April.
There’s always lots of music events to discover in Norwich! Check out the SU tickets page for all the upcoming gigs at UEA and the Waterfront. If you’re venturing into the city, make sure to check out Gonzo’s Tea Room, Frank’s Bar, Karma Kafe or the Bedford’s Crypt for regular music nights (everything from folk to DnB!) Frank’s Bar also do a Sunday film and acoustic night, which is great!