Ladies of Spiltmilk Bring Love to Norfolk

Silver Social  is thrilled to welcome the ladies of Spiltmilk Dance to our rural villages, for a series of workshops based on their new show, The Little Love Cabaret

Offering creative session including movement exercises, storytelling, craft and of course, tea and cake! Focusing on love; it's not just about romance - we're interested in all the things that make life brilliant - stories of favourite recipes, hobbies, or places are all be welcome too. 

Join us to share stories, have a boogie, listen to favourite songs, get creative and have lots of laughs!

 

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Decadent Designs at New Biscuit Workshop

Silver Social is pleased to welcome specialist print artist Vicki Johnson, back to Breckland for the latest series of art-based workshops, touring libraries in the market towns. 

Residents have been given the opportunity to let their imaginations run wild and design their own fancy biscuit, using paint, collage and stamping techniques. The free sessions are linked to the upcoming 'Ministry of Biscuits' performance - a farcical post-war comedy, where fancy biscuits are outlawed and "bland is grand." 

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With all materials (and biscuits!) provided, participants were able to use a range of coloured and textured papers, letter and shape stamps and acrylic paints, to produce their own 'Wanted' biscuit.

This week the workshop will be visiting Dereham, Swaffham, Attleborough and Watton libraries, no booking necessary. Full details here. 

 

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Kate Dimbleby Performs for Silver Social

After a successful series of workshops across Breckland's libraries and rural villages, Silver Social was delighted to welcome back Kate Dimbleby for the delivery of the first ever Silver Social live performances.

Visiting Ashill, Harling, Shipdham, Mattishall and Necton, Kate performed her solo show 'Songbirds' to an afternoon audience, which incorporated songs from her album and a mixture of storytelling and improvisation. Tickets were only £5 and included refreshments (tea, coffee and cake!) during the interval. 

The second half of Kate's show included plenty of audience interaction, a treat for those who hadn't been able to attend the workshop sessions earlier in the year.

Whilst Kate's tour was a limited 5 performances, Silver Social is already looking ahead to its next live show, 'Ministry of Biscuits,' which will be performing in libraries this June. Tickets can be booked by calling 01362 656870 or emailing community@breckland.gov.uk

Click here for a full list of upcoming events.

 

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First Silver Social Performance with Kate Dimbleby

The Silver Social Project is delighted to welcome the return of internationally acclaimed singer, Kate Dimbleby, to select villages in Breckland. After a successful second tour of group singing workshops, Kate will take to the spotlight as she performs her solo show, ‘Songbirds,’ in a one-off daytime events at community centres and village halls 19th - 23rd March.     

From a famous family of voices, Kate explores her soulful voice through original, a capella songs, influenced by great singers such as Peggy Lee and Nina Simone and has been described as “an artist absolutely at the top of her game,” – Tom Robinson, Radio 6 Music.

Kate Dimbleby’s ‘Songbirds’ Tour - All performances 2:30pm – 4pm

Monday 19th March at Ashill Community Centre

Tuesday 20th March at Harling Old School Hall

Wednesday 21st March at Shipdham All Saints Church

Thursday 22nd March at Mattishall Church Rooms

Friday 23rd March at Necton Community Centre

Tickets for Kate’s performance are £5 and can be booked by calling 01362 656870 or e-mailing community@breckland.gov.uk Tickets will also be available to buy on the door. If you would love to attend but need assistance with transport, please get in touch on 01362 656852.

Click here to see full details of Events

 

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New Stamping Workshop Programmed!

We are delighted to announce that a brand new stamping workshop will be touring Breckland's libraries in April, as part of the continuing Silver Social Project. 

On the back of her successful residency in Ashill in October, specialist print artist Vicki Johnson is returning with a new 'fancy biscuit' themed workshop, based on an upcoming Silver Social event, staged by 'Ministry of Biscuits.'

Vicki will be visiting Thetford, Dereham, Swaffham, Watton and Attleborough libraries in morning and afternoon sessions, 16th - 18th April. 

More details will be announced soon!

 

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Singer Kate Dimbleby Brings Joy to Breckland's Libraries

Acclaimed singer Kate Dimbleby has been touring her 'Sing Your Song' workshop around Breckland's libraries in the first series of Silver Social workshops for 2018. 

This week, residents welcomed Kate into their local library (Dereham, Swaffham, Attleborough, Watton and Thetford) as she invited them to try a brand new workshop, exploring the voice in a relaxed group setting, without the fear of making mistakes. 

Kate's easy manner soon banished any shyness from the room and her infectious laugh ensured everyone had a great time making noises and exploring songs - some even made up their own language!  

During the session, Kate explained that her love of singing is rooted in her famous family's broadcasting background, many of whom remember hearing her Grandfather, Richard, on the TV and radio when they were young. Kate went on to demonstrate the use of a vocal looper to build layers of sound and everyone enjoyed a half time tea break to chat to Kate and with each other - a great time was had by all. 

Whilst the week flew by, Kate will be back in Breckland with 'Sing Your Song' in February:

Monday 19th February – Ancient House Museum, Thetford, 2pm – 3:30pm

Tuesday 20th February – Swaffham Community Centre, 10am – 11:30am

Tuesday 20th February – Attleborough Methodist Church Hall, 2pm – 3:30pm

Wednesday 21st February – Ashill Community Centre, 10am – 11:30am

Wednesday 21st February – Shipdham Church, 2pm – 3:30pm

Thursday 22nd February – Harling Old School Hall, 10am – 11:30am

Thursday 22nd February – Mattishall Church Rooms, 2pm – 3:30pm

Friday 23rd February – Necton Community Centre, 10am – 11:30am