Sing and be Happy

Gospel. Gospel influenced pop. Funk, Jazz and Blues Workshops

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SEASAW: Driftwood, Tides, Shells And All Things Fishy

Students of North Norfolk Respond To Their World   Saturday 13th October to Tuesday 30th October In The Handa Gallery Open daily (except Tuesday), 11am to 4pm; entry free This colourful exhibition proudly displays a creative installation of student work from Wells Primary School and the Alderman Peel High School, designed and implemented with the […]

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Grand Launch Of Wells Maltings Goes With A Bang!

Wells Maltings arts, heritage and community centre holds its official unveiling with a special opening ceremony There was a full house at Wells Maltings on Wednesday 19th September when director Simon Daykin and his team hosted an entertaining evening of events to officially open the £5m arts, heritage and community centre on Staithe Street in […]

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The Saltmarsh Series

Many think of the Saltmarsh Coast of North Norfolk as a place apart. But why is this coastline so special and so unique? And what are the challenges and opportunities faced by those who live, work and visit? Find out during the Saltmarsh Series – a set of lectures, talks and debates about this very […]

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Wine tasting evening to support Alzheimers UK

Friday 7 September from 7pm Local Wells resident Helena Deakin is undertaking a cycle challenge in Manchester which involves a team of four cycling continuously for 12 hours – and raising money for the Alzheimers UK charity is the ultimate aim. To support her, we present a fun but highly informative evening of wine tasting, presented […]

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Sublime harmonies from Georgia – here in Wells

Ialoni Ensemble A unique evening from Georgia’s top women’s vocal ensembles Tues 11 September 6.45pm Fourth Space, Wells Maltings A one-off opportunity to hear this unique and mesmerising ensemble of women’s voices from Georgia, in a special performance just for Wells Maltings. Ialoni was formed in 2009 in Tbilisi, Georgia. Their repertoire includes all three […]

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Polar explorer Robert Swan OBE comes to the Maltings

LEADERSHIP ON THE EDGE An evening with Polar explorer Robert Swan OBE Friday 14th September, 7.30pm Tickets £15 Robert Swan OBE is the world’s first person to walk to both the North and South Poles. Now his life goal is to ensure the preservation of Antarctica, the Earth’s last great wilderness. Swan has served as […]

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New cinema programme launched

The new series of films at Wells Maltings is underway! After last week’s highly popular showing of MAMMA MIA – HERE WE GO AGAIN, this week celebrates lost childhood, the power of friendship and a retelling of a classic from the National Theatre. CHRISTOPHER ROBIN (PG) Mon 3 – Sun 9 September Daytime and evening […]

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TIDELINES creative writing course at Wells Maltings

Tidelines Brand new short story creative writing course at Wells Maltings beginning September 2018. This brand new ten week course gives participants an unrivalled opportunity to connect and engage – celebrating and embracing the history, people and the coastal environment of this area while developing creative writing and storytelling skills. There will contributions from heritage […]

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Wells Heritage Centre now open

WELLS HERITAGE CENTRE NOW OPEN A brand new centre celebrating the rich and varied history of Wells-next-the-Sea launched last week – and chose Norfolk Day, Friday 27th July, to throw opens its doors to an eager public. Over its first three days, well over 600 people visited the centre’s four galleries devoted to the town’s history, […]

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The popular Saltmarsh Series returns

Many think of the Saltmarsh Coast of North Norfolk as a place apart. But why is this coastline so special and so unique? And what are the challenges and opportunities faced by those who live, work and visit? Following the success of the pilot series of lectures in 2017, we are delighted to launch a […]

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CONNECTION : OPEN – LAST FEW WEEKS

27th June to 30th September CONNECTION: OPEN 2018 is the inaugural exhibition in the Handa Gallery at Wells Maltings celebrating the best in current East Anglian art from an open submission. Following a Private View on Tuesday 26th June, the exhibition will run from Wednesday 27th June to Sunday 30th September 2018; open from 10am […]

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Last chance to see the Wells Heritage Art Trail

The first-ever outdoor art trail in Wells-next-the-Sea, North Norfolk, will take place this summer, with a series of fascinating sculptures celebrating the town’s rich and varied history. All the work in the Wells Heritage Art Trail has been created by Norfolk artists specifically for the event which runs until the end of September. Commissioned by […]

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Your New Maltings Needs You!

Your community arts and heritage centre needs you! Wells Maltings is for everyone, and to make it fly as a community hub that brings everyone together to enjoy great arts and heritage activities and programmes, we need volunteers to work with us. As the building work completes and we move towards our planned opening in […]

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THE DEATH OF STALIN UK 2017 (15)

PRESENTED BY SCREEN NEXT THE SEA At Alderman Peel High School, Market Lane, Wells NR23 1RB Directed by  Armando Ianucci  and  starring Simon Russell Beale, Steve Buscemi, Michael Palin, Andrea Riseborough, Jeffrey Tambor, Jason Issacs & Rupert Friend. The internal political landscape of 1950’s Soviet Russia takes on darkly comic form in this new film […]

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JULIUS CAESAR – NT LIVE (12A)

PRESENTED BY SCREEN NEXT THE SEA at Alderman Peel High School, Market Lane, Wells NR23 1RB From the Bridge Theatre, London Ben Whishaw (The Danish Girl, Skyfall, Hamlet) and Michelle Fairley (Fortitude, Game of Thrones) play Brutus and Cassius, David Calder (The Lost City of Z, The Hatton Garden Job) plays Caesar and David Morrissey (The Missing, […]

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CITIZEN KANE USA 1941 (U)

PRESENTED BY SCREEN NEXT THE SEA At Alderman Peel High School, Market Lane,Wells NR23 1RB The Classic Film Directed by  Orson Welles and starring Orson Welles, Joseph Cotton, Dorothy Comingore, Agnes Moorehead & Everett Sloane Given extraordinary freedom by Hollywood studio RKO for his debut film, boy wonder Orson Welles created a modern masterpiece that […]

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ROSSINI’S SEMIRAMIDE- LIVE FROM THE MET

PRESENTED BY SCREEN NEXT THE SEA at Alderman Peel High School, Market Lane,Wells NR23 1RB Conductor: Maurizio Benini Angela Meade making her Met role debut takes on the challenging vocal fireworks as the title character in this revival of a production last seen at the Met 25 years Against the backdrop of the Hanging Gardens, Semiramide, Queen […]

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THE FLAMES OF PARIS BOLSHOI BALLET LIVE

PRESENTED BY SCREEN NEXT THE SEA at Alderman Peel High School, Market Lane, Wells NR23 1RB Music by Asafiev .Choreography by Ratmansky Very few ballets can properly depict the Bolshoi’s overflowing energy and fiery passion as can Alexei Ratmansky’s captivating revival of Vasily Vainonen’s The Flames of Paris. With powerful virtuosity and some of the […]

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SAM PEEL, A MAN WHO DID DIFFERENT

PRESENTED BY WELLS MALTINGS TRUST at Alderman Peel High School, Market Lane, Wells NR23 1RB The play is written by Robin McLoughlin, based on the book by Susan Wild Set against the backdrop of the early 1900s, this play tells the story of Sam Peel, the son of a Norfolk railway worker, who, motivated by […]

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IN BETWEEN ISRAEL/FRANCE 2015 (15)

PRESENTED BY SCREEN NEXT THE SEA At Alderman Peel High School, Market Lane, Wells NR23 1RB Arabic and Hebrew with English subtitles Directed by Maysaloun Hamoud and starring Shaden Kanboura,Sana Jammelieh,Mouna Hawa Riyad Sliman & Mahmoud Shalaby. Told through the wry, amusing exploits of three young women,this stunning award-winning debut by young Palestinian writer/director Maysaloun […]

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PUCCINI’S LA BOHÈME- LIVE FROM THE MET

PRESENTED BY SCREEN NEXT THE SEA at Alderman Peel High School Market Lane,Wells NR23 1RB Conductor: Marco Armiliato The world’s most popular opera returns with an exciting young cast in Franco Zeffirelli’slegendary production. Poverty-stricken poet Rodolfo and his artist friends eke out a precarious existence in bohemian Paris, alternately practising their art, laughing, quarrelling, dodging the landlord, […]

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CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF – NT LIVE RECORDED (15)

PRESENTED BY SCREEN NEXT THE SEA At Alderman Peel High School, Market Lane,Wells NR23 1RB Tennessee Williams’ twentieth century masterpiece Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, the Young Vic production,  played a strictly limited season in London’s West End in 2017. Following his smash hit production of A Streetcar Named Desire, director Benedict Andrews’ ‘thrilling […]

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THE LIMEHOUSE GOLEM UK (15)

PRESENTED BY SCREEN NEXT THE SEA At Alderman Peel High School, Market Lane, Wells NR23 1RB Directed by Juan Carlos Medina and starring Bill Nighy, Olivia Cooke, Douglas Booth, Eddie Marsan, Henry Goodman & Sam Reid “A gothic Victorian East End melodrama, splendidly adapted from a 1994 novel by Peter Ackroyd. A tale of theatrical murder […]

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DONIZETTI’S L’ELISIR D’AMORE-LIVE FROM THE MET

PRESENTED BY SCREEN NEXT THE SEA at Alderman Peel High School, Market Lane,Wells NR23 1RB Conductor: Domingo Hindoyan Donizetti’s comic gem L’Elisir d’Amore, staged by BartlettSher stars Pretty Yende as the spirited Adina, with Matthew Polenzani as Nemorino, the simple peasant who falls in love with her. Domingo Hindoyan makes his company debut conducting. The poor country boy Nemorino is in love with Adina, […]

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THE LADY OF THE CAMELLIAS RECORDED LIVE BOLSHOI BALLET

PRESENTED BY SCREEN NEXT THE SEA at Alderman Peel High School, Market Lane, Wells NR23 1RB Music Chopin. Choreography Neumeier Alexandre Dumas’ novel comes to life on the Bolshoi stage, with prima Svetlana Zakharova as the ailing Marguerite seeking love and redemption from her life as a courtesan. The Bolshoi brings choreographer John Neumeier’s work […]

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CEZANNE – PORTRAITS OF A LIFE – EOS (CERT TBC)

PRESENTED BY SCREEN NEXT THE SEA at Alderman Peel High School, Market Lane,Wells, NR23 1RB EXHIBITION ON SCREEN is thrilled to present this film of one of the most talked-about exhibitions of the year. Dedicated to the portrait work of Paul Cézanne, the exhibition opens in Paris before travelling to London and Washington. One can’t […]

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A Toast to the Town

David and Peter who run Cellar by the Quay  are passionate about wine and inspired by working in Wells. Choosing to move away from large city commercialism they identified a few villages and small towns in interesting areas. David had known Wells from childhood but that wasn’t the deciding factor. They felt that Wells had […]

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The evacuees, a legacy

So why Norfolk, I am frequently asked?  My family were evacuated to Burnham Market and Burnham Overy during the war, I reply, and that sets me thinking once again what must it have really been like? And how many other residents or visitors to our sea and shoreline, “incomers”, like me, have that same deep […]

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The Granary Reflections of Wells

Pauline Kelly is a resident of Peterborough and was born in Wells in October 1945.  She has vivid memories being brought up in Wells. In this post, she recounts her memories of Wells from the Granary, of snowstorms and family. In 1949 I was a young child of 4 or 5-years old.  I remember going […]

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