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Cave In – 60s music night

Jurnet’s Bar, Wensum Lodge, King Street, Norwich

15th December 7:30pm

underground sounds circa 1960-70. A mix of driving soul, tough garage, cool beat & psychedelia, groovy jazz, soundtrack & lounge instrumentals, popcorn dancers & lowdown r&b. All played from vinyl disc in a room with some of the best acoustics in town.

A laid back and relaxed atmosphere, ambient lighting with oil wheel projections & candles. Amazing medieval cellar bar with plenty of seating, a low vaulted ceiling, pool table & a real cave entrance!!. The perfect venue for a swingin’ 60’s party! Everyone welcome, no dress code. FREE ENTRY!! A regular, well established monthly night usually on the 3rd Saturday of the month.

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FILM: Midnight Cowboy (1969)

Cinema City, Norwich

10th December 8:45pm

United States 1969, 113 mins
Director: John Schlesinger
Starring: Jon Voight, Dustin Hoffman

Joe Buck, a good-looking, naively charming Texas ‘cowboy’ who is convinced that he’s the salvation of love-starved New York women, makes his way to the Big Apple to seek his fortune.

Trouble is, his well-to-do clientele never materialises and the only wealth he finds is in the friendship of Ratso Rizzo, a scrounging, sleazy, small-time con man with big dreams.

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FILM: Red Desert (1964)

Cinema City, Norwich

5th November 8:30pm

Perhaps the most extraordinary and riveting film of Antonioni’s entire career, this is a stylish and beautifully executed look at alienation in a modern world of extreme technological change.

A combination of the considerable talents of Antonioni, Vitti and DOP Carlo Di Palma, the film follows the exploits of a bewildered and confused engineer’s wife (Vitti), adrift in a modern industrial landscape.

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Sounds of America

Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library
Saturday 8th December, 12 – 8pm

Enjoy a free celebration of Norfolk and American music through the decades:

12noon – 8pm: Enjoy a photographic display of gigs by American bands in Norfolk, and an exhibition of gig memorabilia.
12noon – 12.50pm: 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. (Booking advisable).
1 – 2pm: A chance to reminisce about the unforgettable gigs you have attended by Norfolk and American artists. Bring in related memorabilia for an opportunity to add them to the Norfolk Heritage Library’s collection. (Booking essential).
2.30 – 3pm: Take part in a bluegrass workshop – watch how traditional bluegrass instruments are played and have a go yourself! Some instruments are provided, but you are welcome to bring your own instrument if you would like. (Booking advisable).
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 the 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.

For more information and booking – 07789 282236 / laura.crossley@norfolk.gov.uk

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FILM: The Birds (1963)

Cinema City, Norwich

28th October 2:30pm

United States 1963, 119 mins
Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Starring:Tippi Hedren, Jessica Tandy, Rod Taylor, Suzanne PleshetteHaving shown the rationality of an individual utterly overthrown in PSYCHO (by the monstrous, all-consuming mother figure), Hitchcock – always vying to outdo himself – took things to their ultimate conclusion in his next feature by having the whole world go mad.

Ostensibly a creature feature in 1950s mould, this film also approaches its subject from entirely unexpected angles, setting out like a romantic comedy in which flighty (pun intended) socialite Melanie Daniels (Hedren) pursues suave lawyer Mitch Brenner (Taylor) to his home on the idyllic California coast.

While Mitch’s mother (Tandy) seems none too happy to see this other woman, her arrival seems to bring something far worse upon the town. Birds randomly turn on humans – and romance turns jarringly to horror. As attacks increase in ferocity, the group must fight to survive – the threat made all the more disturbing by the fact that it has no explanation.

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