Macrame Plant Hanger Workshop
Nov
22
6:30 PM18:30

Macrame Plant Hanger Workshop

The art of tying decorative knots is known as Macramé. An increasingly popular arts and crafts technique which has got the world hand-knotting and creating gorgeous home accessories.

Join us for a 3hr session of learning all the basics of Macrame, and leave with your very own handmade pot/plant holder as well as your new crafty skills. Bring your friends, grab a glass of wine and let's get creative!

£32pp, including all materials and tuition. Buy your ticket now: www.etsy.com/shop/fringeandfraydesigns

 

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THE QUIZ THAT WAS
Nov
23
7:30 PM19:30

THE QUIZ THAT WAS

Rounds from your favourite quizzes and panel shows, played, attempted and butchered by Norwich’s finest comedy talent and all hosted by the Sleazy Vegan himself, Kahn Johnson.

Monthly teams always rotate with incredible local comedians.


£3 OTD or £2.50 tickets, available from TQTW facebook.
https://www.facebook.com/That-Was-The-Quiz-That-Was-1342523755824458/

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Intellectual Hooligans
Nov
24
7:30 PM19:30

Intellectual Hooligans

The Intellectual Hooligans are Norwich’s premium Improv comedy troupe, the Improv performers have a collective total of over 1000 years’ experience! The show will consist of “Whose Line is it Anyway?” style games based entirely on audience suggestions, anything goes (and we mean anything!).

Follow Intellectual Hooligans on social media for details of upcoming gigs, future Improv foundation courses and drop-in workshops.

https://www.facebook.com/The-Intellectual-Hooligans-163764370486522/?fref=ts

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OPEN MIC
Dec
6
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! (we will update the site for when we are full on the open mic slots!) £3 for spectators! 

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Chris Norton Walker : Yeah! A One Liner Comedy show (Plus support)
Dec
11
8:00 PM20:00

Chris Norton Walker : Yeah! A One Liner Comedy show (Plus support)

Join us as we welcome the marvellously hilarious Chris Walker (and special guests) to The Birdcage for one heck of a funny night of one-liner stand-up comedy. 

Bring your mates, your neighbours and your grandma's too- grab a beer and let's get our laughs on!

"A gloriously inventive hour of one liners, jokes and puns, gags, and wordplay. ("Hilarious to watch" - LocalSecrets.com) 

A show with music, silliness and a hell of a lot of laughter. ("A fun, teasing way of keeping the audience on their toes" - Chortle)

("Cementing his reputation as one of the best up and coming acts around" - Funny First Mondays)"

"Funniest show of the Fringe, hilarious one-liners" The Barbican Theatre (Plymouth)

Held together by a man trying to make the world a better place one joke at a time!

8pm/ £5 on the door

 

 

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THE QUIZ THAT WAS
Dec
21
7:30 PM19:30

THE QUIZ THAT WAS

Rounds from your favourite quizzes and panel shows, played, attempted and butchered by Norwich’s finest comedy talent and all hosted by the Sleazy Vegan himself, Kahn Johnson.

Monthly teams always rotate with incredible local comedians.


£3 OTD or £2.50 tickets, available from TQTW facebook.
https://www.facebook.com/That-Was-The-Quiz-That-Was-1342523755824458/

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Soul Stew
Dec
23
to Dec 24

Soul Stew

The sexy soul stew boys are back to keep us moving with their funky tunes and disco classics. Dance the night away in style with this late night P.A.R.T.Y

Grab a cocktail, let's go!

£3 on the door

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Alternative NYE with LNT!!
Dec
31
to Jan 1

Alternative NYE with LNT!!

Kiss good bloody riddance to 2017 this New Year's Eve with a night like no other at the Birdcage. Chaos and cocktails in equal measure as we look to welcome 2018 in style.

The night kicks off at 7pm with a complimentary boozy beverage on arrival, all served up with some top notch guilty pleasures on our NYE playlist.

Next comes the comedy with the formidable pairing of Luke Courtney Smith and TP Hyland. It will be chaotic, anarchic, hilarious, fun, sometimes sad and awkward - with a show full of participatory drinking games, dance-off’s, Boosh-esque stand up and rounds from iconic gameshows thrown in for good measure. 

Next up is the New Year's Eve countdown expect some noise and more besides. We finish the night with lashings of unashamedly dirty disco until 2am in the morning. 

Due to the chaotic nature of the night we've limited the tickets to just 120 people, so please book early to avoid disappointment. 

Tickets for this extraordinary night are priced at £18.50 and are available below.

NEW YEARS EVE 2017 WITH LNT

#NYE2017 #LUSH LNT return with their previously sold out 'alternative NYE' show. Tickets on sale October 1st!!!!

Posted by The Birdcage Norwich on Saturday, 9 September 2017

 

"These boys are borderline ridiculous and masters of the spoken word. Their shows reek of chaos, are laugh out loud funny and very rarely  resemble anything  you’ve ever seen before. Just go" - Norwich Now

"NYE with LNT at the Birdcage was like going to an excellent house party with all of your best friends from around Norwich; except the booze didn't run out and you didn't get stuck with the clean up mission on a hangover the next day! An intimate and friendly atmosphere hosted by two gorgeous fun loving gentlemen with the sole intention of making sure everyone saw in the New Year with a smile (and maybe the remnants of an apple sourz shot) on their face!  Live comedy, competitions, drinking games, dance offs, powerpoint presentations and an epic playlist to dance the night away to. LNT NYE had it all and I although its never good to wish your life away, roll on 2018  - as I know these guys will be welcoming it in style!" - Kelly Page

"A hilarious evening of chaotic but organised fun, mixing apple sourz fuelled love-matching with PowerPoints and anarchic bingo" - Norwich University of the Arts Student Union

Limited tickets available! It will sell quickly, so grab them ASAP!

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VOLTA! Live Lit + Open Mic
Nov
16
7:30 PM19:30

VOLTA! Live Lit + Open Mic

A vibrant evening of poetry and literature here, at The Birdcage Norwich. Volta nights include main readers, and plenty of 4 minute (max) open mic slots - sign-up here or otd. 

As well as the usual open-mic we'll be launching 'Milk: An Anthology of Eroticism' with short readings from: 

ALISON GRAHAM
ANDREW HOOK
N.A. JACKSON
JESSICA RHODES
SARRA SAID-WARDELL
FRED SPOLIAR

Doors: 7:30pm
Entry: £2


There'll be copies of the anthology available on the night at a discounted price.

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Altered Feast Comedy
Nov
15
7:45 PM19:45

Altered Feast Comedy

Altered Feast is back, for one final gig of 2017!
I mean, we’d do one in December also, but everyone goes so mental booking private Christmas parties the venue is fully booked...

So yeah, everyone come to this one and we’ll go out in style.

Our comedy headliner will be:

HOWARD READ

As the world's only "stand up animator", Howard is firm favourite at Altered Feast.
Having performed at the first ever event, he's back by poular demand.

Of CBBC's Little Howard's Big Question fame, but also from the world of being a grown up man doing hilarious grown up stand up for grown up children like us.

Howard is returning from a successful Fringe with his brand new Big Howard Little Howard show for adults. The first since 2005! It's called Big Howard Little Howard: Man & Boy, and was directed by Altered Feast’s very own Tom Clutterbuck.

“It’s impossible not to be won over by this extraordinarily inventive, spectacularly silly show”
- Mark Wareham, The Mail On Sunday

http://www.howardread.com/
@howardread

With some exceptional stand up from:

GRÁINNE MAGUIRE

Gráinne Maguire is a stand up comedian, comedy writer and actor.

As a comedian she has appeared on BBC1′s “Question Time”, “Daily Politics”, ITV1′s “Agenda”, Comedy Central’s ‘Stewart Lee’s Alternative Comedy Experience”, RTE’s “The Year That’s In It”, BBC 3′s Free Speech, Radio 5 Live’s “Seven Day Sunday” & “Hit List”, Radio 4’s “The Now Show” “Stephen K Amos’ An Idiots Guide” “Front Row” and “Women’s Hour”.

She has written for Channel Four’s “Alternative Election Night” “8 Out of 10 Cats” and Radio 4’s “News Quiz” “Ayres on Air” “Listomania” “Dead Ringers” “Dilemna” “The Now Show” and “NewsJack” which she also script edits.

She also hosts the popular monthly topical night and podcast “What Has The News Ever Done For Me?”.

http://www.grainnemaguire.com/
@GrainneMaguire

Plus more stand up comedy from:

PAUL SWEENEY

Paul is amazing, but he doesn’t have any info online and hasn’t bothered to send me his professional biog yet.
He plays loads of great clubs and is super smart and funny though, believe me.

Hopefully I’ll be updating this...

https://www.facebook.com/pauljsweeneyuk
@comedysween

And storytelling from:

FINN JAMES

Finn is a new storyteller, and has shone out at Norwich Arts Centre’s hit event True Stories Live.
They have performed numerous stories, from the moving and personal to the hilarious, and shared the stage with Sara Pascoe at the anniversary gig in the main space at NAC.

And even more TBC!

And of course, your resident host MC Tom Clutterbuck.
@tomclutterbuck

Everybody’s favourite quickfire open mic section - “2 Minutes Of Whatever” will of course return, so get in touch here to secure your slot, or decide on the night.

It’s not just stand-up, anything goes.
If you want to share an opinion, a story, a song, read the bar’s cocktail menu in a monotone, stand facing the back wall, brush your teeth with an electric toothbrush - it’s up to you.

The mic is yours for two minutes, no more, no less...
Well maybe less, we can’t enforce that, but try and do your full two minutes, after all, that’s just how long it takes to brush your teeth.

Tickets £4 in advance - https://www.facebook.com/events/1008572339283193/?active_tab=about
£5 on the door

But you get £2 back for doing two minutes!

 

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LMS Present: Buddy (SU) @ The Birdcage
Nov
13
7:00 PM19:00

LMS Present: Buddy (SU) @ The Birdcage

"LMS are back in The Birdcage for our first ever gig with Buddy SU! 

We have a packed line up of solo artists and bands in one of the best venues in town, its sure to be a great night!

LINE UP

-Olly Davies
-Balázs Kökényesy
-Rosie Smith
-Ellie Morgan
-Late Morning Haze
-Purple Doors

Doors 7pm

Music 7:30-10pm


You will need to get a ticket from the SU site, but this is FREE!!!!

https://www.uea.su/organisation/tickets/8065/"

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OPEN MIC
Nov
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! (we will update the site for when we are full on the open mic slots!) £3 for spectators! 

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UEA Live Music Society Presents Halloween
Oct
28
7:30 PM19:30

UEA Live Music Society Presents Halloween

UEA's Live Music Society welcomes you to an evening of spooky live music - with MONSTER MASH-ups, creepy costumes, and downright devilish dancing! Once again, we're teaming up with The Birdcage to bring you an ectoplasmic extravaganza you will NEVER forget...

 

LINE UP:

Joe Millett

Gianni Huseyin

Laurin Kaardal

Oliver Beardmore

Pedro

Robust Soul

The Shakedown

 

Doors at 7pm

Our ticket prices are as follows:

LMS Members £2

Non-Members (General Public) £3

We have a link to an online event and tickets on the uea.su website - however, tickets will also be available on the door. People will be asked to "log in" to the site before they purchase tickets. This is easy they just need to create a guest account on the login page - which they will be prompted to. 

https://www.uea.su/events/8065/2271/

 

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Halloween Workshop
Oct
27
12:00 PM12:00

Halloween Workshop

We are very excited to reveal that we will be holding a Halloween themed workshop on Friday 27th October here at the Birdcage, Norwich.

An arts and crafts workshop aimed at children aged 3 - 10 years but accessible to all. Offering a selection of activities to be taken home on the day. Come and make a witch, a spider or something spooky to decorate your house for Halloween. The workshop will run over three different time slots: 12pm/1pm/2pm and there are limited spaces so early booking is essential!

Book tickets here noodlesoup.yapsody.com (£5 per participating child)

Email us on noodlesoupmagazine@gmail.com if you have any queries.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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Oxjam Norwich Music Festival
Oct
21
2:00 PM14:00

Oxjam Norwich Music Festival

Oxjam is a music festival with a difference and all proceeds from the festival will go directly to Oxfam GB.

Oxfam is a global movement of millions of people who share the belief that, in a world rich in resources, poverty isn’t inevitable.

Oxfam help support them in being better prepared to cope with shocks and uncertainties and help rebuild communities to come back stronger from disaster and to face the future on their own terms.

We have a super juicy line-up in store here at The Birdcage:

2:00-2:25William Smith

2:30-2:55Strings & Wood

3:00-3:30Helen Bluebelle

3:40-4:10Stromm

4:20-4:50Aphra

5:00-5:30Pedro

5:30-6:00Laura Goldthorp

Early bird wristbands are £6 for Saturday only and £7 for Friday/Saturday.
Early Bird Weekend wristband: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/417324
Early Bird Saturday wristband: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/417325

Individual venue tickets are also available on the door for £3 for those of you that are coming for a particular act, and you'll receive a stamp on arrival.

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VOLTA! LIVE LIT & OPEN MIC
Oct
19
7:30 PM19:30

VOLTA! LIVE LIT & OPEN MIC

A vibrant evening of poetry and literature at The Birdcage here in Norwich. Volta nights include main readers, and plenty of open mic slots - sign-up here or otd. 

Doors: 7:30pm
Entry: £2

Andrea Holland

Billy Pilgrim

Billy is a spoken word poet with a plethora of experience performing to a variety of audiences throughout East Anglia and further afield, His work is grounded in abstract narratives which explore the reality of modern life. Often outspoken, always irreverent, this poet will leave you questioning accepted truths.

Hazel Thomas

Hazel Thomas a British Ethiopian writer and poet. She is an intersectional feminist and activist and her work is inspired through this; as well as through her love of the Arts, and her homelands of Southwold and Addis. She performs and writes poetry that has featured in anthologies with United Press, and recently she performed at Folk East Festival 2017. Her first book 'Love and Loss: Collected Poems' was published in April 2017 on Amazon.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1488067631247469/?active_tab=about

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An Evening with Shane Brown & Guests
Oct
16
7:30 PM19:30

An Evening with Shane Brown & Guests

An evening of music featuring an eclectic mix of songs, including Frank Sinatra, Nina Simone, Ella Fitzgerald, Johnny Cash, Duke Ellington Ray Charles, Elvis Presley, Bob Dylan, Billy Joel...and Radiohead!  With special guests Lauren Harris and Phoebe Sanders. 
 

£3 on the door, with all profits donated to The People's Picnic.

Doors open at 7.30pm.  Performance starts at 8pm. 

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Flashback Friday
Oct
13
to Oct 14

Flashback Friday

We bring you the best tunes of the 80’s and 90’s on the decks to kick start your weekend in style. Channel your inner dancing queen and get yourselves in the groove.

From 8pm til’ late. FREE ENTRY

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Sleazy Vegan Quiz
Oct
9
8:00 PM20:00

Sleazy Vegan Quiz

They're back!

Same stuff, different day.

Usual rules, usual quiz format. Get yourselves down here for the chance to win some One Planet Pizza and Anticarnist goodies! Or come last and win vegan hotdogs care of LSO Vegans. Fun starts at 8pm.

£5 per team (max 5 in a team)

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Comedy At The Birdcage
Oct
2
8:00 PM20:00

Comedy At The Birdcage

GET YOUR LAUGH ON!

An evening of laughs, silliness and all round entertainment. Bring your grandma and your neighbour and your best friend too.

Featuring hilarious comedy from Norwich and beyond including the marvellous Confirmed are Nathan Willcock (chortle finalist, half of 'Alternative Comedian of the Year' act Consignia), Steve Keyworth, Ciara Jack, Alexander Oliver, more TBC.

£2 advance/ £4 on the door 

Buy your tickets here

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Soul Stew
Sep
30
to Oct 1

Soul Stew

The sexy soul stew boys are back to keep us dancing with their funk and disco classics. Dance the night away in style with this late night P.A.R.T.Y

Grab a cocktail, let's go!

8pm-3am / £3 otd

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Intellectual Hooligans
Sep
29
7:30 PM19:30

Intellectual Hooligans

The Intellectual Hooligans are Norwich’s premium Improv comedy troupe, the Improv performers have a collective total of over 1000 years’ experience! The show will consist of “Whose Line is it Anyway?” style games based entirely on audience suggestions, anything goes (and we mean anything!).

Follow Intellectual Hooligans on social media for details of upcoming gigs, future Improv foundation courses and drop-in workshops.

https://www.facebook.com/The-Intellectual-Hooligans-163764370486522/?fref=ts

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THE QUIZ THAT WAS
Sep
28
7:30 PM19:30

THE QUIZ THAT WAS

Rounds from your favourite quizzes and panel shows, played, attempted and butchered by Norwich’s finest comedy talent and all hosted by the Sleazy Vegan himself, Kahn Johnson.

Monthly teams always rotate with incredible local comedians.


£3 OTD or £2.50 tickets, available from TQTW facebook.
https://www.facebook.com/That-Was-The-Quiz-That-Was-1342523755824458/

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Disco/Not Disco DJ
Aug
19
to Aug 20

Disco/Not Disco DJ

Get your Saturday night sass on. Grab a cocktail and enjoy some good music from one of our favourite DJ's Disco/Not Disco (who also has a show on Future Radio don't you know!)

So if you're a fan of disco, soul and a cheeky dose of deep house, then you know what to do...

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SOUL STEW
Aug
4
to Aug 5

SOUL STEW

Pussy Foot aka Paul Bryan, has a rich and varied history working within the music business. A & R man at Parlophone records ( Gorillaz, Kraftwerk, Chic & Nile Rogers, Chromeo) he supported international artists like Gorillaz & Pet Shop Boys playing infront of sell out crowds in Lyon, Paris and New York.

He was also the founder of the longest running club night in Dalston 'Body Talk' which celebrated the Original house sounds of the 80s and early 90s. (check more info in Bio).

We are extrmely lucky to lure Pussy Foot into a Norwich apperance.

Given our Fine City Selectors' expertise in the crossover between late disco and early house recordings. This night is celebrating the close relationship between the two genres.

For anyone who appreciates their music and knows what’s good for them, you should really come for a knee's up!

@The Birdcage from 8pm
£ 3 OTD >>>> STRICTLY ALL VINYL

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THE QUIZ THAT WAS
Jul
27
7:30 PM19:30

THE QUIZ THAT WAS

Rounds from your favourite quizzes and panel shows, played, attempted and butchered by Norwich’s finest comedy talent and all hosted by the Sleazy Vegan himself, Kahn Johnson.

Monthly teams always rotate with incredible local comedians.


£3 OTD or £2.50 tickets, available from TQTW facebook.
https://www.facebook.com/That-Was-The-Quiz-That-Was-1342523755824458/

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