Event archive

Tea & Talk - Norwich Works

  • 7 December 2023 2.15pm - 4.30pm
  • Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery
  • Exclusive to EAAF Members - if you're not a member and would like to attend this event Join Now.


This December, come join us for an exhibition talk by Dr Nick Warr, Lecturer in Art History and Curation in the School of Art, Media and American Studies at the University of East Anglia. This will be a wonderful afternoon addressing the history of our industrial City and the photography of husband and wife duo Walter and Rita Nurnberg - followed by tea, cake and a glass of madeira!

The stunning photographs on show in Norwich Works owe as much to Rita’s skilful processing as they do to Walter’s original compositions. Meticulously choreographed images of the factories are infused with the high modernism of the Bauhaus, whilst striking portraits of workers lean into the glamour and beauty of cinema’s golden age; from the time-worn faces of the master artisan to the teenage apprentices shining with enthusiasm, the Nurnbergs’ photographs are both local history and enduring works of art.

Norwich Works showcases the Nurnbergs’ distinctive and influential photographic practice, focusing on the extraordinary visual record they created of Norwich striving to rebuild itself economically after the Second World War. It includes over 130 original photographic prints representing three key Norwich industries: shoe-making at Edwards and Holmes’ Esdelle Works; steel construction, woodworking, and wire netting at Boulton & Paul’s Riverside Works; and sweet-making at Mackintosh-Caley's Chapelfield Works.

The event is £15 per person and includes the talk and refreshments. Event hosted by Amanda Geitner and Emma Hazell.

2.15pmArrivals at Norwich Castle
2.30Talk in the Town Close Auditorium with Dr Nick Warr
3.30Refreshments and opportunity to see the exhibition, Norwich Works
Forthcoming events Event archive

Free Admission

Use your EAAF Membership card to gain FREE ADMISSION to Norwich Castle and enjoy 10% DISCOUNT in the Castle Cafe and shop. Join EAAF Now

EAAF Newsletter

Stay up-to-date with our events and exhibitions. Submit your email address and receive occasional newsletters. Privacy Notice

Please be patient...