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Norwich church art and concerts reflect on Covid 

Until September 25, concerts and an art exhibition at St Stephen's church in Norwich city centre will continue on the theme of "After the Storm? a reflection on the Covid-19 pandemic."


A reflective concert with the Norwich Community Gospel Choir, exploring the theme of ‘After the Storm?’ and reflecting on the pandemic in music, readings and prayers. Saturday 18th September at 4:30pm or 7:30pm (sold out). Tickets available using the links below.

A gala concert at St Peter Mancroft of organ music that was written by people experiencing or observing the storminess of life. It will include pieces by Bach and Mendelssohn along with improvisation based on the exhibition’s artwork and the hymn “It is well with my soul”, brought to the audience by organist John Overton. Now living in Lowestoft, he has a long career of performance and direction in churches and theatre in Malmo, Sweden, and Nova Scotia, Canada. This concert launches an appeal for funds to restore the St Stephen’s organ. – Saturday 25 September 7pm.

Well respected Norfolk artists Frances Martin, Richard Cleland, Gwyneth Fitzmaurice, Liz Monahan, Mandy Rogers, L.S Walker and Helen Wells will provide visual images to help us reflect on the last 18 months. The exhibition will run alongside the Café during normal opening times Monday – Saturday, 10am – 3pm.

An interactive space will include materials for use by the public to express for themselves how they perceive the pandemic and how they reflect on the times of lockdown.

Guest speakers Rev Canon Peter Doll from the Anglican cathedral, Rabbi Binyamin Sheldrake from the Adat Yeshua Messianic Synagogue and Andrew Frere-Smith of Imagine Norfolk, will with some artists, reflect on selected art works on Sunday 19 September at 7pm. 

Any donations will go towards the work of St Stephen’s which includes supporting the homeless and restoring the organ which is part of Norwich’s musical heritage.

For more details and to book tickets visit: www.ststephensnorwich.org/after-the-storm
Pictured above are paintings by Frances Martin.

Keith Morris, 17/09/2021

Keith Morris
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