Event: Even & EAFA celebrate May Day


Join EAFA and Even to celebrate the radical and popular origins of May Day.

In this May Day event, EAFA will show archive films from its collections that evoke the sweetness of life outside of work.

May Day began as an ancient rite of summer, later evolving into International Workers’ Day. Throughout its history it has been a time to leave work behind, party, and dream of different ways of living.

The event will feature a set by DJ Reg Tubby, and is organised in partnership with Even. The event is free to attend, and there’s no need to book.

Even presents a rich programme of music, performance, poetry and film, throughout May 2023. Find out more >>>

Event details

Tickets: Tickets are free and there’s no need to book. Drop in and join us!

Date: Monday 1st May 2023

Time: 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Running time: approx. 120 minutes

Age rating: Suitable for ages 18+

Venue: The Undercroft Gallery, Market Place, Norwich, NR2 1ND (Google Maps / What3Words)

Finding the venue: The event will take place at The Undercroft Gallery, Market Place, Norwich. The entrance is at the top of the market next to the public toilets and the steps towards the forum. The entrance is via a ramp.

Accessibility: The Undercroft is wheelchair accessible. However, the closest accessible toilet is in the nearby Forum. With prior notice Even can arrange for the Forum accessible toilet to be open for the duration of the event. To arrange or for more information about accessibility, please contact even.norwich@gmail.com.

Refreshments: There will be a paying bar serving soft and hard drinks. Income from the bar goes towards venue costs and artist fees.

About Even

EVEN is a group that has been organised to establish a new permanent venue in Norwich for experimental music, moving image, performance, literature, and even…
Even, working alongside invited organisers and promoters based in the city, presents a rich programme of music, sound, performance, literature, poetry, and film throughout the entire month of May.

The month of events begins on Bank Holiday Monday with screenings of celluloid films from the East Anglian Film Archive that explore the radical and popular origins of May Day. As well as Even’s own programmed events, we have invited the noise collective Euphrasie, writer Rose Higham-Stainton, and promoters Cinecide. For the full line-up, including the likes Laura Cannell, John Wall, and Sian Croose, and to purchase tickets, check the listings above or scroll down this page for the long read.


The header image is Vicus Caprarius by Anna Brass, 2021, courtesy of Even