Sounds of America

Saturday 8th December, 10am – 8pm, Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library.

Enjoy our free celebration of Norfolk and American music! For more information and booking: laura.crossley@norfolk.gov.uk and 07789 282236


Event Programme

10-10.50
Kingsley Harris of the East Anglian Music Archive takes us on a journey back to the 1940s and 50s, explaining the influence of the Friendly Invasion on the Norfolk music scene.

11-noon
A chance to reminisce about the unforgettable gigs you have attended by Norfolk and American studies. Bring in any related items (ticket stubs, programmes, photos) for an opportunity to add them to the Norfolk Heritage Library’s collection.

noon-8pm
Enjoy a photographic display of gigs by American bands in Norfolk and an exhibition of gig memorabilia

2.30-3pm
Take part in a bluegrass workshop! Watch how traditional bluegrass instruments are played, and have a go yourself! We can provide some instruments, but you are welcome to bring your own instrument if you would like.

3.15-4.15pm
Enjoy a performance by stunning Norwich bluegrass band, The Broad Cut Drifters

4.30-4.45pm
Listen to good ol’ American showtunes, courtesy of our intergenerational Glee Club

5.30-8pm
Dance the evening away to your favourite American tunes from the 40s-70s, with DJ sets from Earl Harlem and Martin Webb

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