[Live] Art Club - Odd Comic

My Champion Heartache

Saturday 16 May

My Champion Heartache is a non-linear, cross-disciplined, mongrel performance about people and their pets. Odd Comic are searching Norwich Arts Centre for a missing pet and interpret the familiar yet absurd commitment between a pet, their owner and sometimes the neighbour. A grotesque, nostalgic, teasing, playful, moving, humorous and frank interaction between audience, performer, animal, human and the formal mechanisms of live performance.

Odd Comic is the collaboration between artists Dot Howard and Holly Bodmer. They fuse their solo backgrounds in live art, experimental theatre, visual art, performance art and site-specific practice. They have a passion for devising unconventional performance that is observational, humorous and for intimate audiences in unusual spaces.

Performance runs c. 60 mins (no interval)

Tina’s Night Market
10.30pm ’til late (bar)

Enjoy a late night pint and takeaway with Tina Bradshaw.

Tina is an Eastern Life Coach (from the shores of Great Yarmouth, originally Hull) and is travelling up and down the country sorting out the nation’s woes and offering words of wisdom using her very own proverb cards.
She is here at Norwich Arts Centre for one night only with her special Night Market where she is offering free one-to-one coaching sessions, cups of tea, DIY Tattoos, trinkets and noodles!

As she’s an Eastern Life Coach and Style Guru, she will help you to feel GORGEOUS as you absorb the smells and sounds of her Eastern-style market.

Everything but the noodles are FREE

Everybody’s Nobody
(UK 1960. Dir Bruce Lacey & John Sewell. 20min)

A rare opportunity to see this early film by Bruce Lacey on the big screen.
“Shot in black and white on 16mm, Everybody’s Nobody is a spoof promotional film for a product called the Mobile Absurd Nonentity (MAN). ‘It’s a sort of synchronised, pressurised, energised, moisturised moron,’ explains the narrator, voiced by Sewell with professional flair. Lacey, a performer with rubber features and a gift for physical slapstick, plays the MAN, clad in grubby long johns and a protective head cap, as a kind of extended music-hall turn. The film’s style of satirical humour with a bleak, apocalyptic edge – these were the years of the Aldermaston marches and ‘Ban the Bomb’ – derives from Goon Show comedy and points to the later absurdist, anti-establishment lampoons of Richard Lester’s film The Bed Sitting Room (1969) and Monty Python’s Flying Circus.” Rick Poyner, Eye Magazine

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Norwich Arts Centre
Norwich Arts Centre