Fifty years to the day The Beatles played their only concert in Norwich, local band Sounds Imperial paid their own tribute to them playing on the roof of the BBC at The Forum in Norwich.
The concert took place at The Grosvenor on Prince of Wales Road (now a KFC) on Friday 17 May 1963.
Recorded 17 May 2013
This is a recording of the twelfth minute of the twelfth hour of the twelfth day of the twelfth month of the twelfth year at The Forum in Norwich.
Recorded 12 December 2012
This is a recording of actor Roger Lloyd-Pack talking at the opening of an exhibition called ‘Im Not Dead Yet’ which is a collection of pastel and charcoal portraits of older people, created by Norfolk based artist, Malca Schotten.
Roger Lloyd-Pack died in 2014.
Recorded October 2013
The lighting of the Holocaust Memorial Day candle at The Forum in Norwich on 27th January 2015 by Joe Stirling.
Joe died in 2020.
Recorded January 2015
GoGoDragons! 2015 was an arts sculpture trail that put 84 large dragon sculptures and 120 school dragons on the streets and in in the schools of Norwich. They all helped to raise awareness and money for the charity Break.
The whole thing ended with a huge charity auction at The Forum on 1st October 2015. Here’s the part of the auction where The Forum’s ‘Tuppence’ dragon was sold.
The Norfolk and Norwich Festival claims to be one of the oldest arts festivals in the UK. Its roots can be traced back to the founding of the Norfolk & Norwich Hospital in 1772 when a concert was held at Norwich Cathedral.
Sir Henry Wood, founder of the annual Proms concerts in London, took charge of the Festival between 1908 and 1930.
In this recording we hear the crowds and the music of Le SNOB as they open up the 2009 Norfolk and Norwich Festival outside The Forum on 1st May 2009.
Recorded May 2009