After the Storm?

After the Storm?
4 – 25 September 2021, St Stephen's Norwich 

Well respected Norfolk artists Frances Martin, Richard Cleland, Gwyneth Fitzmaurice, Liz Monahan, Mandy Rogers, L.S Walker and Helen Wells will provide visual images to help reflect on the last 18 months. The exhibition will run alongside the Café during normal opening times Monday – Saturday, 10am – 3pm.

An interactive space will include materials for use by the public to express for themselves how they perceive the pandemic and how they reflect on the times of lockdown.

Guest speakers Rev Canon Peter Doll from the Anglican cathedral, Rabbi Binyamin Sheldrake from the Adat Yeshua Messianic Synagogue and Andrew Frere-Smith of Imagine Norfolk, will with some artists, reflect on selected art works on Sunday 19 September at 7pm.

St Stephen's Vicar, Rev Canon Madeline Light, says: “The Covid-19 pandemic has affected everyone in some way. Storms often leave damage to lives and property, but are followed by a period of calm and then the enormous energy needed to rebuild.

“To help each other rebuild we need to take a moment to remember the effect of the damage, personally, in our families and friendships, our community and country. “After the Storm?” invites you to take time to reflect and consider what you have lost and how you can move forward into calm.

“It will be amazing to have such talented artists work with St Stephen's," said Madeline. “We anticipate a month of reflection and conversation. This will, we hope, give a small window of opportunity giving to process what we have been through, and what we might yet go through as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.”