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

  • Ian Day, Admin and Pastoral Liaison

  • Anna Patteson, Communications and Administration assistant 

  • Amy Bonar, Communications and Administration assistant 


  • Marcus Patteson, Programme Director

  • Juan Gabriel Rojas, Musical Director

  • Al Watts, Sistema Programme Manager 

  • Firdevs Eke Dincer, Musical Direction Assistant

  • Melissa Keeble, Tutor – GM, Upper strings

  • Melinda Hirsch-Robinson, Tutor - Upper strings

  • Dominic Hopkins, Tutor - Upper strings

  • Araminta Caldicot-Bull, Tutor – Lower strings (on maternity)

  • Kayleigh Simpson, Tutor – Lower strings

  • Alex Hobbs, Tutor – Lower strings

  • Ingrid Perrin, Tutor - Lower strings

  • Vilem Hais, Tutor - Lower strings

  • Ben Winn, Tutor – Percussion

  • James Porter, Tutor – General music, Digital

  • Marcos Garrido, Tutor – Brass

  • Mark Read, Tutor – Brass

  • Dave Osborne, Tutor - Brass

  • Fi Witton, Tutor – Wind

  • David Ingham, Tutor – Wind

  • Clive Hitchcock, Tutor - Wind

  • Nelly Rodriguez - Wind, GM

  • Sam Serazin, Trainee tutor - Lower strings



  • Steve Copley, Curriculum Coordinator and Advisor

  • Mark Read, Tutor - Singing and General Music

  • Anna Patteson, Tutor - Ukulele and General Music

  • Jon Cann, Tutor - Samba drumming

  • Duda Ferreira, Tutor - Samba drumming

  • James Porter, Tutor - Digital and General Music

  • Melissa Keeble, Tutor - Ukulele and General Music

  • Les Chappel, Tutor - African drumming


  • Karl Jermy

  • Jacqui Mackay

  • Abby Dalgleish

  • Dawn Rees

  • Beryl Blower


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Martineau Memorial Hall, 21 Colegate Norwich NR3 1BN.

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