The House of Daze Present: BRING IT TO THE BALL!!
May
17
8:00 PM20:00

The House of Daze Present: BRING IT TO THE BALL!!

BRING IT TO THE BAWL DAWLING!!

In the great tradition of Paris is Burning... and the legendary children of the Harlem ballroom we’re holding an EXTRA special #TTWOYM with performances from your loving Daze girls, disco diva DJing and the catwalk competition of your LOIFE!

The categories will be revealed soon.. so Take The Weight Off Your Mascara and come ready to LIVE, WORK & POSE!!

Will you snatch a crown? x x x

Tickets available on Eventbrite.

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Norwich Wildlife Drawing With Dogs
May
22
7:30 PM19:30

Norwich Wildlife Drawing With Dogs

Join us and our lovely canine friends for an alternative life drawing workshop with live dogs to draw in the ballroom. Grab yourself a drink from the bar and GET CREATIVE!

For artists, creatives and people that just love doggos. All abilities welcome. Materials are provided but you are more than welcome to bring your own. 

7.30pm - 9.30pm with a break

£8 pay on the night

email: gabrielladitton@live.co.uk include full names for each place, wait for a confirmation. to make sure to respond to an email 24 hours before the event to avoid losing your spot.

Be sure to join Norwich Wildlife Drawing on Facebook to get first dibs on events

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Chips n Tunes With Dr Disco
May
24
6:30 PM18:30

Chips n Tunes With Dr Disco

Native to South East London, Dr Disco is schlepping his record box up to the birdcage to play you a mix of 80's classics, Latin, Boogie and of course, some Disco. All requests carefully considered. Finish your chips, get a pint down you and get you dancing shoes on for a special treat and a lot of fun. 

From 7-late

Free entry

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OPEN MIC
Jun
5
7:30 PM19:30

OPEN MIC

Our monthly open mic returns! 

The best of local talent showcases their abilities, varying in poetry, music, comedy and even once, we had an 8 piece oompah band. Famous, of course, for showcasing Ed Sheeran and Isaac Gracie before they got all big 'n' that.

email bookings@thebirdcagenorwich.co.uk with the title OPEN MIC and the month you want to perform! If you don't get a reply, see that as a good thing and you're all booked in!  £3 for spectators! 

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Gatehouse/Lighthouse Fundraiser
Jun
6
7:00 PM19:00

Gatehouse/Lighthouse Fundraiser

Come and hear some great poetry and prose, read at our open mic and buy our books. Any help will ensure we can continue to provide space for new writing.

Raffle on the night.

All profits from the press are ploughed back into supporting emerging writing. We can't do this without you.

Doors 7pm - readings 7.30pm

Entry by donation (suggested donation £3)

Confirmed readers so far: George Szirtes, Amanthi Harris, Andrea Holland, Helen Ferguson, Martin Figura, Helen Ivory, Stuart Charlesworth, Sarah Passingham, Sophie Essex, Ramona Herdman, Ruby Cowling, Carrie Patten

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Fizz 'N' Flowers
Jun
13
7:30 PM19:30

Fizz 'N' Flowers

To celebrate British Flowers Week (10-18th June) WildFolk will be running their first workshop at The Birdcage, a unique venue in the Norwich lanes. What could be better than Fizz ‘n Flowers?

In this 90 minute class you will create a stunning urn arrangement to take home featuring locally grown seasonal flowers. You’ll use eco friendly techniques to construct the design.

£35. Price includes all materials and a glass of fizz on arrival. Places can only be guaranteed when paid for upfront - 12 spaces in total.

Book your place

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SPANK'D
Jul
13
to Jul 14

SPANK'D

DJs The Dinch, Typo and Easily Dunn have been smiling up dancefloors under the Spank banner for 15 years. And this July, they bring their rump-shaking blend of funk, hip-hop, disco, broken beats and goodness-knows-what-else to The Birdcage for the first time.

This one’s also charity-flavoured, supporting Sarcoidosis UK, a charity that funds research into a cure for Sarcoidosis: a rare, ruinous and little-understood autoimmune disease that affects 1 in 10000 people, and 1 in 3 of these DJs (the really tired-looking one). On the night, there’ll be collections and a special fundraising cocktail on sale. But it stays free entry of course.

Get up, get down, get philanthropic...

get Spankd.

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Artmagic (Richard Oakes from Suede) / Badhead Hyland / The Blutits
May
16
7:30 PM19:30

Artmagic (Richard Oakes from Suede) / Badhead Hyland / The Blutits

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Artmagic is guitarist Richard Oakes (Suede) and producer/vocalist Sean McGhee (Alison Moyet etc.)

Richard Oakes is the guitarist in British rock band Suede. He's co-written two UK #1 albums & two UK Top 10 albums, including the band’s biggest selling singles "Trash" and "Beautiful Ones".

Sean McGhee has programmed, mixed, produced and co-written tracks and albums for artists including Alison Moyet, Robyn, Alanis Morissette, Temposhark and Kate Havnevik.

https://open.spotify.com/artist/0H7mHUdbzzCBpI9fwBh2NK?si=oDSmLz2JQZW8Dm71WnLcsw

Badhead Hyland
https://open.spotify.com/artist/1WncBbvELK7cK2PMyKfu4t?si=3xr6tTTjQxOA5kibtUzLnw

The Blutits
New band with James Leeds, Iain Lowery, Erica Horton and Al Southgate!
http://blutits.bandcamp.com/album/its-always-raining

Tickets £8adv £10otd

BUY TICKETS

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Maja Anushka's 'Talking to Owls' launch party
May
13
7:00 PM19:00

Maja Anushka's 'Talking to Owls' launch party


Maja Anushka's 'Talking to Owls (or, poems for people in love with ghosts)' launch party

Lineup:

19.00 doors

19.30-19.45 Verity Hodgson-Bajoria

19.50-20.05 Alexander Wiseman

20.10-20.25 Yellowlees

20.30-20.45 Angus Brown

20.50-21.05 Roya Gharbi

21.15- 21.30 Kitty Drummond

21.35-22.00 Maja Anushka

22.30 end

Printed books signed/unsigned are in limited supply but available at the venue for £8.

£3 tickets online/ on the door.

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Chips N Tunes with Jamie Winter
May
10
6:30 PM18:30

Chips N Tunes with Jamie Winter

Kick start your weekend with a juicy dose of Chips N Tunes...

This Friday we welcome Jamie Winter; Resident DJ of seminal London clubs Trailer Trash and Computer blue, Jamie Winter has been part of the underground clubbing scene for over two decades. With a vast catalogue of Italo Disco, Minimal Wave and 80s Synth, his sets twist from the sublime to the obscure.

Jamie has promised a night of dark disco, post punk, new wave, sprawling synth classics, and everything in between and we can't wait!

Grab some food from Grosvenors opposite, grab a drink from the bar and enjoy your friday night in true Birdcage style.

8pm-12am/ FREE entry

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The Rabbitts at The Birdcage
May
3
7:00 PM19:00

The Rabbitts at The Birdcage

The Rabbitts are a British folk duo composed of Odhran and Lucy, whose music is gentle, fun and riddled with natural imagery that masks darker subtexts. As a couple the pair draw inspiration from their relationship, as well as old folk music and the new places they travel. The duo have recently finished touring and travelling around Canada following the release of their debut LP ‘Tall Pines & Tangled Vines’ and are re-establishing their roots in the UK.

Support from Billy Lubach

£4 in advance  / £4 on the door

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Simon Caine / No Money In the Bank - EdFringe Preview
May
2
7:00 PM19:00

Simon Caine / No Money In the Bank - EdFringe Preview

Two Edinburgh Fringe previews for just £10?! In this economy? You're welcome.

About the shows -

No Money in the Bank presents:
Nobody Likes You When You're 33

Thom Bee & Andrew Marsh don’t know what to do now they’re 20s are over. They’re getting old, damnit. But they’re not going to worry about it, not now, because one thing still keeps this duo young. The angst ridden world of pop-punk. Nobody Likes You When You’re 33 is a show that takes their favourite music, and distorts it through a new lens, focussing on all the small things, to how these two can be they’re own worst enemy, to the misery business that is ageing. So you better make damn sure you join Thom & Andrew on this bizarre musical voyage.

Simon Caine: Every Room becomes a Panic Room When you overthink enough

Simon Caine is interested in the stories we tell ourselves vs the stories other people hear. Why do we always cast ourselves in the best part in all our stories when we share them online? And what's the truth behind them? A new show looking at our relationship with happiness and social media in an age where attention seems to be wanted over personal growth. Where experiences are only as valuable as the number of likes they get and where anxiety seems to be everywhere and I'm sure there's no link between these things.

About Simon

Simon Caine has been performing stand up for over 7 years. He’s done over 1,000 gigs and has done 2 Edinburgh Fringe solo shows (full runs) as well as 2 subsequent national tours. This will be his third solo show.

Here’s a list of awards he’s come close to winning: finalist in the Laughing Horse New Act (2014), Reading New Act Competition (2012), You Must Be Joking (2011) as well as a two-time finalist at the London Comedy Store Gong Show.

Quotes from industry / comedians / writers about Simon -

“You’re a more authentic John Oliver” - comedian Doug Stanhope

“That was awesome. I liked it… I don’t know why. But it was great. I’ll have you back” – Mike Manera (Piccadilly Comedy Club)

“What you’re doing is great… the problem is nobody understands it.” – Iain Coyle (Dave TV Comedy Commissioner)

“This is one of the few comedians to make me howl with laughter this year…” – comedian Adam Bloom

TL;DR

Venue - The Birdcage, Norwich

When? May 2nd, 2019

Time? 7pm doors. 7.30pm start. Finish - 10pm

Cost - £10
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OPEN MIC
May
1
7:30 PM19:30

OPEN MIC

Our monthly open mic returns! 

The best of local talent showcases their abilities, varying in poetry, music, comedy and even once, we had an 8 piece oompah band. Famous, of course, for showcasing Ed Sheeran and Isaac Gracie before they got all big 'n' that.

email bookings@thebirdcagenorwich.co.uk with the title OPEN MIC and the month you want to perform! If you don't get a reply, see that as a good thing and you're all booked in!  £3 for spectators! 

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Alexander Carson Album Launch / Milly Hirst / TBC
Apr
29
7:30 PM19:30

Alexander Carson Album Launch / Milly Hirst / TBC

Alexander Carson is a neoclassical, downtempo, composer and songwriter based in London UK. Carson spent the better part of 7 years as the lead singer, and songwriter for genre-fluid quintet Wooden Arms.

““Lovers” is a perfect blend of modern songwriting and classical musicianship.” - Line of Best Fit

“Sounding at times like an Irish prayer and others a bit Bowie-ish, but never dull or less challenging.” - Where the Music Meets

“The fragile vocals and piano playing are unmistakably Alex – a distinctive timbre and delicate working of the keys that always reminds slightly of Anthony and the Johnsons” - Outline Magazine

Alexandercarson.co.uk
New single ‘Colour’ - https://orcd.co/colour

Support
Milly Hirst
TBC

£6 Advanced £9 On the door

Check out the Facebook event here.

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Easter Sunday Funday
Apr
21
3:00 PM15:00

Easter Sunday Funday

This Easter Sunday we’ll be opening the doors for extra bank holiday fun and inviting some good friends to join us on the decks in the bar to spin some vinyl for ultimate summery vibes.

Grab a bloody mary, bring your pals and let’s enjoy the long weekend in style!

Open from 12pm

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Volta! Poetry & Open-Mic
Apr
18
7:00 PM19:00

Volta! Poetry & Open-Mic

An evening of poetic goodness.

We have a bunch of three minute open-mic slots available for poetry / prose / experiments so feel free to get in touch (comment or message us)

Doors: 7:30pm
Entry: £2

☆Leanne Moden☆

Leanne Moden is a poet, performer and promoter from Nottingham. She has performed her work across the UK and around Europe, and runs poetry events in Nottingham and East Anglia. Leanne is currently working on her first full-length spoken word show, Skip Skip Skip, supported by Arts Council England. She is also working on her first collection, which will be published in 2020. You can find more of her work here: www.leannemoden.com

☆Andy Bennett☆

Andy Bennett is a poet and performer. He's performed at Fringes and Festivals all across the country, and once even took an anarchic puppet show to Finland for some reason. He is the founder of 28 Sonnets Later: www.28sonnetslater.blogspot.com

☆Jenny Pagdin☆

Jenny Pagdin studied BA English at Oxford University and MA Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia. Her pamphlet Caldbeck, which tells the story of her postnatal psychosis, was published by Eyewear in 2017, shortlisted for the Mslexia pamphlet competition and listed by the Poetry Book Society. She won the Café Writers Norfolk prize in 2018 and was longlisted for the Rebecca Swift Foundation Women’s Poetry Prize 2018.

Jenny lives with her husband and son in Norwich where she works for a charity.

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Norwich Wildlife Drawing With Dogs
Apr
11
7:30 PM19:30

Norwich Wildlife Drawing With Dogs

Join us and our lovely canine friends for an alternative life drawing workshop with live dogs to draw in the ballroom. Grab yourself a drink from the bar and GET CREATIVE!

For artists, creatives and people that just love doggos. All abilities welcome. Materials are provided but you are more than welcome to bring your own. 

7.30pm - 9.30pm with a break

£8 pay on the night

email: gabrielladitton@live.co.uk include full names for each place, wait for a confirmation. to make sure to respond to an email 24 hours before the event to avoid losing your spot.

Be sure to join Norwich Wildlife Drawing on Facebook to get first dibs on events

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Kate Smurthwaite ClitStirrer
Apr
8
7:30 PM19:30

Kate Smurthwaite ClitStirrer

The award-winning feminist, atheist, polyamorous comedian and writer for Have I Got News For You, puts away all those years of coquettishness and gets off the fence.

Kate has sworn, flashed her hairy armpits at Eamonn Holmes, shown up in pyjamas, called a Daily Mail columnist “Dad” and shouted at a nun all on live TV. That’s when she’s not insulting organised religion or the monarchy. But is she the one with the problem? Lots of angry men with very poor grammar on the internet think so.

She’s actually a nice quiet homely sort. In her new one-woman show, Kate lifts the lid on her reputation as a provocatrice extraordinaire and asks: where did it all go wrong?

7.30pm

£10/£8 concessions/ Tickets

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OPEN MIC
Apr
3
7:30 PM19:30

OPEN MIC

Our monthly open mic returns! 

The best of local talent showcases their abilities, varying in poetry, music, comedy and even once, we had an 8 piece oompah band. Famous, of course, for showcasing Ed Sheeran and Isaac Gracie before they got all big 'n' that.

email bookings@thebirdcagenorwich.co.uk with the title OPEN MIC and the month you want to perform! If you don't get a reply, see that as a good thing and you're all booked in!  £3 for spectators! 

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Chips N Tunes With Liv On The Edge
Mar
29
6:30 PM18:30

Chips N Tunes With Liv On The Edge

It’s all glitter balls and dance floors this Friday as Liv on the Edge is taking over the decks with disco house vibes aplenty.

Liv has been mixing up sets across London and Norwich bringing a blend of party starters with carefully selected cuts making the room want to move.

Grab yourselves something delicious from Grosvenors opposite, a tasty drink from the bar and let’s get this weekend started!

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Ethical Fabric Workshop
Mar
20
7:00 PM19:00

Ethical Fabric Workshop

MiaSylvia is an ethical textile and fashion brand specialising in upcycling textiles and garments.

MiaSylvia hand dyes in small batches with 100% natural pigments from plants, food, and scrap metals so you can consciously make great textile choices for our planet.

The ethos behind MiaSylviais a zero waste policy.

During this workshop, you will learn how to dye a muslin scarf with foraged plants, flowers, and food waste. By cooking together natural pigments and dyes you will form recipes of unique colour, scent, and pattern.

*£28per person (includes a taught workshop, an instruction A4 sheet and a scarf dyed by you to take home)

*Please bring a notebook with you.

*There will also be textiles, ribbons, and accessories for sale at this event.

VENUE- Birdcage, 23 Pottergate, Norwich NR2 1DS

DATE & TIME- 20th March, 7-8:30pm (times may overlap)


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Lovebirds Valentines With Grosvenor
Feb
14
6:30 PM18:30

Lovebirds Valentines With Grosvenor

Join us for a special Valentines evening in the ballroom as we transform the room into a romantic bistro for you and your loved one.

Book a table for two and receive a two-tiered sharing banquet from Grosvenor Fish Shop plus a bottle of prosecco from the bar for your table.

Bring your hubby, your GF, your gran or your best friend!

£25 per couple, reserve your table now by emailing: bookings@thebirdcagenorwich.co.uk

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Alan Partridge Quiztridge
Feb
13
7:30 PM19:30

Alan Partridge Quiztridge

Join us as we embark on an Alan Partridge themed fun-filled quiz evening for an incredible cause…

Quiz teams of up to 4 per team will battle it out answering quiz questions for a cash prize for the winners and runner up prizes for 2nd and 3rd teams. Alongside the quiz you’ll get to enjoy a delicious portion of fish & chips from award-winning chippy Grosvenors.

£15 per person includes food and every penny will go to Whizz Kidz

Buy tickets.

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