Slow Arts Projects

International Creative Lab

Next live lab: watch on YouTube & Twitch.

The International Creative Lab is an online remote rehearsal room that connects 7 Norfolk multidisciplinary artists together with 7 artists around the globe. In direct response to the shutting down of theatre and the arts across the UK, we attempt to support freelancer artists to keep collaborating, keep making, to connect and to inspire.
Two individuals, from two different creative disciplines, from two different places in the world, will come together in a remote rehearsal room to inspire each other through an improvised rehearsal hour.

Over an hour, you can watch as artists try to connect, and communicate ideas, thoughts, feelings and questions. Crossing borders, disciplines, cultures and languages.
This a place for experimentation, play, curiosity and collaboration, this is not an end performance. It could be a beginning, a place to spark a new idea, a chance to begin something.
After the hour, there will be a discussion between the artists and time for questions from the general public.

Join us on this experiment where artists from Brazil, India, Hong Kong, Nicaragua, Greece, Austria, and Germany meet artists in Norfolk, the UK.
Due to the different locations, times of the events may vary, please keep an eye on the individual posts for further information.Launches Aug 27th at 7pm – and continues until January 2021.
Follow us live on Twitch or on FB”
https://www.facebook.com/events/770262853725532/
Due to the nature of this live, improvised rehearsal space, this is for an audience of age 14+. There may be mild use of swearing, adult themes or nudity.

Catch up with the Creative Labs that have already taken place:

You can watch the first International Exchange, between Brazilian Musical Theatre Actor, Ana Elisa Marques de Carvalho, and Norfolk Performance Artists Annelies Dixie, on YouTube. follow the link below:

1st exchange – August 26th 2020
Wall art made by Annelise Dixie, inspired and created during the 1st exchange.

Atlántica

An online, live, cultural exchange, between Norwich, UK & El Viejo, Nicaragua.

Due to the Coronavirus Lockdown, this is on hold, but we hope to host this event in later 2020, or spring 2021.

An evening of local music, dance and spoken word by local performers in Norwich and El Viejo, linked live, between Norwich and El Viejo.

For people to experience each other’s culture and to enhance human connection between people in the twinning communities Norwich and El Viejo.

To create a position for a local young person/local young people to help curate, produce and host this event.

Norwich has been twinned with El Viejo, in Nicaragua for thirty years. The current focus for the Nicaragua twinning committee is to support the local schools. This event is intended to enhance this work through: promoting the link, promoting the local arts of Norwich and El Viejo, raising awareness in Norwich of the work by the twinning committee, raising additional funds towards the committee’s work in El Viejo.

Past Projects

Jenny Lind Arts Project


A multi-arts project, 2018-2020 throughout housing blocks in Suffolk Square, Norwich.
Involving over 500 participants, many introduced to the cities arts venues for the first time.
Involving many partners throughout the city.
Hundreds taking part in workshops, activities, performances and culture events in various arts, including writing, poetry, dance, acting, music, photography and play.

I’m Here


A creative arts project for carers of people living with dementia.
An exhibition of the works were on display for 3 weeks, in the Millennium Library, Norwich.
18,000 crotched forget-me-nots were made, to form this sculpture, 1 for each person living with dementia at the time.
A 1-woman performance was created, from writings in diaries, by Carers of people living with dementia.

St Walstan Arts Project

An innovative, outside, promenade, theatrical happening, inspired by the life of St Walstan, Norfolk’s patron saint of agriculture and farming, who died 1,000 years ago in 2016.
Set in the beautiful and atmospheric Ruins of St Michael and All Angels, as part of Heritage Week. It was written and performed with and by people from the local community. Participants faced many personal challenges but came together regardless of age, backgrounds and personal circumstances.
This piece explored modern issues of land ownership and disenfranchisement, displacement, disconnection and conservation against the backdrop of his life.