Fierce Light


Tuesday 10 May - Saturday 4 June (Except Sundays & Mondays)
12pm - 7pm


A World Premiere exhibition as part of a major national co-commission from 14-18 NOW, Norfolk & Norwich Festival and Writers’ Centre Norwich.

Featuring specially commissioned poetry from international writers including Jackie Kay, Bill Manhire, Paul Muldoon and Daljit Nagra alongside short films by George Belfield, Tim Davies, Matthew Kay, Joshua Carver and Suzie Hanna reflecting on the Battle of the Somme and its modern legacy.

The exhibition will also feature Simon Armitage’s collection of six poems Still each beautifully engraved onto aerial photographs of WWI battlefields to create a poignant visual image.

Readings of the commissioned poems, along with extracts from the short films, will take place at a special event at Norwich Playhouse on Friday 13 May - click here to view the event page


Co-commissioned by 14-18 NOW, Norfolk & Norwich Festival and Writers’ Centre Norwich.

14-18 NOW is a programme of extraordinary arts experiences connecting people with the First World War, which for 2016 centres on the anniversary of the Battle of the Somme. The programme takes place across the UK between 22 March and 18 November 2016. Visit the 14-18 NOW website to find out more

Visit 14-18 NOW's website here

Visit Writers' Centre Norwich website here

Co-commissioned by 14-18 NOW: WW1 Centenary Art Commissions, supported by the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund and Arts Council England, and by the Department for Culture Media and Sport