Sunday 31 October 2010

A Day in a Life and discoveries in Norwich

St Thomas' Church on Earlham Road, Norwich
It's an Autumn Saturday afternoon so it must be Clutter City time at Norwich Arts Centre! It was an opportunity for Bare Feet Records to some us their wares, unfortunately Jenny didn't like to be photographed took this literally and didn't make an appearance! All was not lost as we were brilliantly entertained by Sam James Hill and King Laconic.

Graham Coxon lookalike King Laconic didn't disappoint with his very expressive folk. His excellent work on the guitar complement his almost lo-fi vocals perfectly.

Sam James Hill with his ambient folk is an amazing live experience. His voice is operatic combined with the droning effect of his music giving an unique stamp on his undoubted talents. He produces epic soundscapes that are perfect to lose yourself in on a lazy Saturday afternoon.

Manchester United's match against Spurs kicked off at 5.30 fitting in perfectly with the Big Sky concert at St Thomas' Church on Earlham Road in the evening. A brilliant header from Nemanja Vidic and a bizarre goal from Nani made it a perfect 2-0 win for United.

The Big Sky concert was in support of Strong Roots an exciting innovative therapeutic horticulture project in Norwich for people who are socially disadvantaged. Big Sky are a community choir based in Norwich an area famous for it's big skies. Performing uplifting songs from Georgian chant to American folk the whole performance was a very uplifting experience. Combined with the amazing acoustics of St Thomas' Church this made for a perfect evening. We were served beautiful tea and cakes during the interval. It doesn't get better then that!

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