Norwich Wildlife Drawing
Aug
21
7:00 PM19:00

Norwich Wildlife Drawing

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

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

7pm - 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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OPEN MIC
Sep
4
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!  

£4 for spectators! 

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Norwich Wildlife Drawing
Sep
11
7:30 PM19:30

Norwich Wildlife Drawing

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

For artists, creatives and people that just love our animal pals. 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

ANIMALS TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON!

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POPLEVEL
Sep
26
7:30 PM19:30

POPLEVEL

Introducing you to the DIY pop artists you need in your life, from the top level of rising talent.

From ethereal dream pop, to catchy electro/pop bangers, to boundary-breaking indie pop, to lo-fi bedroom pop...but all fully independent artists with no label backing, no publishing deals, no PR company support; nothing. Just raw passion and talent.

Bringing you fantastic artists before they get their big break and they're super expensive to book.

From 7:30pm

£4 advance/ £5 on the door.

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Chips N Tunes with Jamie Winter
Aug
16
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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Chips N Tunes With Liv On The Edge
Aug
9
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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The Strange Valentines (live music)
Aug
8
7:30 PM19:30

The Strange Valentines (live music)

LIVE MUSIC IN THE BALLROOM.

Australian rocker David Farrell and Maritime folk artist Janet Mills team up for a new shade of genre on the folk/rock colour wheel with duo The Strange Valentines. Based in Canada, their strong melodies, soulful stories, quirky humour, and rich harmonies, has been described as if the Kinks jammed with Fleetwood Mac using only acoustic instruments. With both members sharing lead and harmony vocals, David’s warm, engaging voice might make you think of Tom Petty or Bryan Adams; Janet flies somewhere between Sarah McLaughlin and a saucy Karen Carpenter.

David Farrell is an accomplished guitarist previously part of the Australian rock circuit, touring and opening for such major acts as INXS and Canned Heat. Janet Mills was born into Nova Scotia kitchen parties and plays mandolin or Irish bouzouki. The two met in Atlanta and struck a chord. The duo has been entertaining good folk ever since.

Sixth album “Odd Angled Love Songs for Humans” has been released June 1st of 2019 is being celebrated with the Odd Angled Love Songs tour occurring across Canada and the United Kingdom this summer.

Doors open 7pm, starts 7:30pm

Entry is free (donations are welcome).

(Check out their website here.)

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ALL MY HEROES (The Tour) with Raul Kohli
Jul
22
8:00 PM20:00

ALL MY HEROES (The Tour) with Raul Kohli

COMEDY IN THE BALLROOM.

Rahul Kohli grew up with many heroes. All have been exposed as homophobes, sex-pests, Nazis and even homunculi secretly harvesting human lives in an attempt to attain a Philosophers Stone, from Hulk Hogan, to Newcastle United, to even his political champion Gandhi. But is everyone that ever lived truly a horrid bag of shit? Or are society's standards changing at an exponential rate that society is just not ready for? Explore this question with the NATYS 2017 winner. As heard on BBC Radio 4. **** (BroadwayBaby.com).

8PM Show start.

FREE SHOW (PWYW in a bucket at the end)

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Chips N Tunes with Jamie Winter
Jul
19
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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Disco DADA
Jul
18
7:30 PM19:30

Disco DADA

DISCO DADA! RETURNS!

There are no rules.

Readings & performances from:

☆Ruby Dagger☆
☆Amelia Court☆
☆Sophie Essex☆
☆Greta Nadine☆
☆Andrew Hook☆
☆Richard Daniels☆
☆Melody Clark☆
☆Poppy Rose☆
☆Abbie Leee☆

more TBC

5ish minute floor spots available for anti-art / anti-everything / nonsense / experimental whatever.

Think Cabaret Voltaire: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fkl92oV1kMc

...or check out videos from last year's DISCO : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmRf2OEKdwEtrHjRrvrW3lQ?


Free entry but donations welcome. We'll be sending pennies to a Pangolin Conservation group.

Doors 7:30pm

Facebook event.

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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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Norwich Lanes Summer Fayre
Jul
7
to Jul 8

Norwich Lanes Summer Fayre

We are delighted to announce the 10th Norwich Lanes Summer Fayre which will take place on Sunday 7th July, 11 am - 5 pm.

On offer you will find live music, DJ's, pop-up markets, street food, live art, poetry and much, much more besides.

This year's main sponsor is the Norwich Business Improvement District (BID) and it's safe to say without their involvement this great event would not be taking place.

This is a community event with art at it's heart. This is the real Norwich - Join us if you will.
https://norwichlanes.co.uk/return-norwich-lanes-summer-fayre/

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THE BIRDSTAGE
Jul
6
12:00 PM12:00

THE BIRDSTAGE

// THE BIRDSTAGE IS BACK! //

This Summer we're supporting the Lord Mayor's Celebrations with an outdoor stage on St. Gregory's Green (opposite the pub) for a day of live music, poetry, DJ's and more.
Bring your pals, grab a drink from the bar, sit back and enjoy!

Line up:

12-2pm Volta (live lit & poetry)
2-3:30pm NUA SU Open Mic Sessions
3:30-4pm Louis Cummins
4-4:30pm Badhead Hyland
4:30-5pm Bjornvale

5-5:30pm Wild Paths Festival Presents: Georgia Benford-Brown

5:40-6:10pm Wild Paths Festival Presents: Emily Parish
6:10-7:30pm Our House & special guests DJ’s
7:30-8pm Gladboy

Saturday 6th July /12-8pm/ Free entry

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Crybabies: Danger Brigade Comedy
Jun
24
7:30 PM19:30

Crybabies: Danger Brigade Comedy

Join Michael Clarke (“nothing short of genius” ***** Three Weeks), Ed Jones (“ripe with wit” **** The Skinny) and James for Crybabies' debut hour of surreal comedy, action, singing and dancing, rats, crisps, and concerns of the heart. Buckle up for an offbeat adventure through the seductive waters of World War II, truly the Godfather Part II of world wars. 

Further praise for Crybabies members:

“Bursting with artistic invention” Chortle

“Unparalleled levels of mania” The List

As seen on BBC 3 and heard on Radio 4 Extra

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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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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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Samsung x INTENSI-T x the Birdcage
Jun
1
6:30 PM18:30

Samsung x INTENSI-T x the Birdcage

THIS SATURDAY at @birdcagenorwich - Norfolk-born beatboxer and vocalist Tom Povey aka Intensi-T will be hosting two FREE gigs in collaboration with @SamsungUK

Guests attending the event can expect:

- Exclusive set performances

- A chance to learn top beatboxing skills

- Refreshing cocktails and gourmet popcorn

- The opportunity to perform alongside Intensi-T on stage

- Instaworthy content captured with the Samsung Galaxy S10

 

Classes will be running throughout the evening and BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL. To secure a space, just fill out your details via the online booking page here.

#withGalaxy

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

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

etails

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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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

Facebook Event.

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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
Ticketmaster
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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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