Cromer Artspace events

Now, Then and What Next – Programme for Cromer Artspace Autumn Exhibition and Festival 2022

Booking and details at cromer-artspace.uk – events at Cromer Community Hall, except James McDermott at Cromer Library

Thursday 20th October10-30 -3Make a ceramic tile with Karen Pearson7-9 Treasures of the Museum Wayne Kett
Friday 21st October10-1 make a porcelain vase with Holly Mai Burton2-4 Figure drawing with Kate Munro7.30 Magic Lantern ShowPeter Stibbons
Saturday 22nd OctoberPuppet Shows 11.30- 12 and 4-4.30 and puppet making workshop 12.30-3.45Gemma Khawaja8-10 Fiasco QuartetKate Munro, Keith Hobday, Jon Payne and Ivan McCready
Sunday 23rd OctoberSarah Harris textile workshop7-9 Hugh Lupton Story TellingSpirit of Pace
Monday 24th OctoberTeresa VerneySinging in Harmony10.30-1Phil Barrett Let’s Talk about ArtGeorge Savva 7-9 Strange AttractorsMaths and Art
Tuesday 25th October Rosemary AppletonPoetry workshop 2-4Phil Barrett with Rachael Long, Malca Schotten and Laurence EdwardsA Life in the Arts
Wednesday 26th October Suzie Hannah 1.30-4Animations and animation workshopPoetry Open Mic with Rosemary Appleton 7-9
Thursday 27th OctoberJames McDermott11-1 Reading and Writing GriefTeresa Verney 10.30-1Singing in HarmonyAnne BossinghamWriting workshop2-4Jazz with Cliff and Francesca Andrews 8-10
Friday 28th OctoberAmy Cartwright Lino-printing workshop Seashells 10-4Poppyland  8-10Bertie Anderson Haggart
Saturday 29th OctoberBen Cartwright 9.30- 1.30Writing Character in Fiction Samia Malik 8-10
Sunday 30th October  Yoxman film and Q&A with Laurence Edwards 7-9

Now, Then and What Next exhibition of contemporary art at Artspace on the Prom 11-4 daily

Wighton 23 Cycle

Following two years of bi-annual exhibitions the project’s annual Summer exhibition of Contemporary Art is back – offering artists with a connection to Norfolk the opportunity to respond to the unique architecture and outside space of our new venue – All Saint’s Church Wighton.

Calling contemporary artists from across Norfolk, or those connected to the area, Rachel Allen from Mandell’s Gallery is the selected curator for 2023 and offers the following brief to create new work for Wighton23 Cycle.

For more details available here.

Cromer Artspace, Open Call

Now, Then and What Next?  20th October to 30th October 2022


This is an Open Call for artwork to be exhibited at Artspace on the Prom as the core of the Cromer Artspace Autumn Festival 2022. There will also be festival events at Cromer Community Hall.

The theme, Now, Then and What Next? is about heritage, placemaking and future possibilities, but is not intended to be narrow in any way. It could include views, questions, ideas about the social, physical or imaginary aspects of Cromer, the region, the coast. 

Artists may submit up to three works for £5 for each work. Submissions must be made by midnight on 31stJuly. Work should not have been previously exhibited. Payment will be taken through the website.

Please submit up to three images and description to cromer-artspace.uk. The maximum file size is 2Mb
Images should be 300 dpi and clearly labelled with title and artist’s name and contact details.
For each image we need to know the size of the work, the media used and the title, with a brief description of how the work meets the brief.

2D works should not be bigger than 1m square and should be ready to hang with D rings and wire/cord attached. All original work, including photographs and editioned prints will be considered.
3D works should be able to fit on a plinth 36cm square.
We can also accept submissions for digital works.

Work will be selected by a panel of practising artists.

We will provide invigilation and will not take commission, but artists will need to insure their own work.

Selected artists will need to deliver on 17th October between 10.30 and 5.30 and to collect on 31st October between 10.30 and 2.30. We provide a snack lunch on 31st as a chance for participating artists to get together and chat.

Artwork stolen from St Margret’s Church, Cley

Emma Blount Cley Birds. Artwork stolen from St Margaret’s Church, Cley


On Wednesday the North Norfolk Exhibition Project committee were alerted that one of Emma Blount’s stained glass birds had ‘disappeared’. Yesterday, it was reported that a further six from the back of the church had also gone.
These incidents have been reported to the police.

Emma Blount’s small diamond-shaped artworks consist of realistic birds painted by on to coloured glass. These jewel-like stained glass pieces were placed both inside and outside the church.

If you have any information as to the whereabouts of these art works please contact NNEP Co-Ordinator Kirsti Crofts on contemporaryartcley@gmail.com.