Alan Partridge has inspired a new city art exhibition

July 31 2015

Actor Steve Coogan's fictional character Norwich radio DJ and Alpha Papa star Alan Partridge has inspired a new art exhibition in the city, the 30 pieces of art can be seen in the Moosey Art Gallery, Bridewell Alley, Norwich until 21st August 2015. The Alan Partridge character was born in King's Lynn but grew up in Norwich and considers the city home. More than 300 people attended the launch and the majority of the art work sold out within hours of going on display.

Steve Coogan first appeared playing his Partridge character in the Radio 4 comedy On the Hour in 1991, before making the leap to television in 1993. The character then hosted his own talk show, Knowing Me, Knowing You with Alan Partridge, in 1994.

The film Alpha Papa starring Alan Partridge premiered in Norwich on 24 July 2013, at Hollywood Cinema. On 4th April 2014 Henry Normal, co-founder of Baby Cow, Steve Coogan's production company, announced that a follow-up to the very successful 2013 film is in the pipeline.

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