Music at the UEA

In spite of having yet another cold, I went to see The White Lies at the UEA last night and had a thoroughly great time. I’ve been waiting to go since before Christmas, so I couldn’t let a little illness hold me back!

As ever, upon returning to campus, I was overwhelmed by how young everybody looks and how old I feel now that I have a full-time job. All of that was washed down with an unhealthy dose of nostalgia as I remembered my uni days through rose tinted specs.*sigh*

Anyway, the LCR is a great venue to go and see bands in Norwich, because it’s small and gigs feel quite intimate. This creates a great atmosphere when everyone’s singing along to the same songs at the top of their lungs.

And yes, it is dark, overcrowded, exceptionally warm and your shoes stick to the floor, but it’s all part of the experience. Trust me.

Over the past ten years I’ve been to see all sorts of acts, including Jools Holland, Katie Melua, Mark Ronson, Wolfmother, Editors and the comedian Lee Mack. (Although I will never be forgiven for missing the Scissor Sisters before they were famous though!)

The great thing about the LCR is the price. I’ve been to see loads of people and yet it’s quite cheap. I think Jools Holland was the most expensive ticket at about £20.

They have loads of great acts coming up, so check out their listings here.


Hi, I'm Lucy. I've lived in Norfolk since 2001 and in that time I've grown to love this fine county. From the city of Norwich, to the countryside villages and sweeping coastline, there's so much to explore and hope to share my experiences with you here.

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