NORCA & Sistema in Norwich's work is based on the belief that Arts and Culture transform individuals and the spaces they share, leading to positive personal, social, economic and health impacts.

We seek to maximise and harness the potential of our communities, our residents, local economic activities and wealth of local resources to create genuine and sustainable opportunities for transformation of neighbourhoods and individuals. Our challenge is to engage across our diverse communities and localities, in order to deliver a significant step change that radically redefines the places we live in.

We achieve this through culturally based community engagement and development interventions, positioned to create depth and breadth of participation and engagement with significant legacy.


Our work focuses on three key strands:  Music, Carnival and Creative Hub, though often they intersect.  Occasionally we explore other areas of interest, especially if they are under-supported and we think we can achieve social impact.

NORCA & Sistema in Norwich is a registered charity (No. 1089916) established as a company limited by guarantee (Company No. 04278192)


Who's Who


  • Marcus Patteson, Executive Director

  • Cathie Davies, Operations and Volunteer Manager

  • Melissa Keeble, Administrator

  • Al Watts, Programme Manager 

  • Ian Day, Admin and Pastoral Support 

  • Anna Patteson, Communications and Administration assistant 

  • Amy Bonar, Communications and Administration assistant 


  • Marcus Patteson, Project Director

  • Juan Gabriel Rojas, Musical Director

  • Firdevs Eke Dincer, Musical Direction Assistant

  • Melissa Keeble, Tutor – Upper strings

  • Esther Hopkinson, Tutor – Upper strings

  • Birgitta Campbell-Johnston, Tutor - Upper strings

  • Melinda Hirsch-Robinson, Tutor - Upper strings

  • Araminta Caldicot-Bull, Tutor – Lower strings

  • Kayleigh Simpson, Tutor – Lower strings

  • Lucy Smith, Tutor – Lower strings, Vocal

  • Alex Hobbs, Tutor – Lower strings

  • Vilem Hais, Tutor - Lower strings

  • Kit Marsden, Tutor – Percussion

  • Ben Winn, Tutor – Percussion

  • Phil Davison, Tutor - Percussion

  • Al Watts, Tutor – Wind and General Music

  • James Porter, Tutor – General music, Digital

  • Marcos Garrido, Tutor – Brass

  • Colin Swaep, Tutor – Brass

  • Mark Read, Tutor – Brass

  • Dave Osborne, Tutor - Brass

  • Fi Witton, Tutor – Wind

  • Lily Rice, Tutor – Wind

  • David Ingham, Tutor – Wind

  • Sam Lewis, Tutor - Wind



  • Steve Copley, Advisor on music education

  • Anna Patteson, Tutor - Ukulele and General Music

  • Jon Cann, Tutor - Samba drumming

  • Duda Ferreira, Tutor - Samba drumming

  • Stuart Paterson, Tutor - Ukulele

  • James Porter, Tutor - Digital


  • Karl Jermy

  • Jacqui Mackay

  • Abby Dalgleish


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Martineau Memorial Hall, 21 Colegate Norwich NR3 1BN.

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