Norfolk & Norwich Festival
12 - 28 May 2017
Each May the Festival transforms our city and county with magical and inspirational artistic experiences – some created by artists who live around the corner, others who have travelled from the other side of the world.
This year you can:
- Take a ride on a giant mechanical jellyfish
- Spend the night at a choral sleepover
- Celebrate life through Summer. Autumn. Winter. Spring.
- Relax on a deckchair at night under the Moon
- Enjoy a piece of theatre on a doubledecker bus tour of Norwich
Bringing people together is integral to the Festival experience and nowhere more so than in The Tarmac Outdoor Programme spread throughout the Festival: as well as The Garden Party come and enjoy opening festivities under Museum of the Moon and don’t miss We meet in paradise, a touching and beautiful show which sheds light on the refugee experience.
As well as so many things that are weird and wonderful we have a full programme of stunning concerts and performances: we continue our relationship with Serious, producers of the EFG London Jazz Festival, and for the first time add classical music specially selected by our friends at Britten Sinfonia to create a music programme with star names alongside brilliant new discoveries. And we present our largest City of Literature programme yet with Writers’ Centre Norwich.
Add to that circus, dance, theatre, visual arts, The Adnams Spiegeltent and loads for families to enjoy and you’ll understand why the Festival continues to be the highlight of many people’s cultural calendars and one of the UK’s most important arts festivals.
With continued support from Arts Council England, Norwich City Council and many other sponsors, funders and individuals we are able to continue making our part of the world a truly great place to live, work, visit and play.
William Galinsky, Artistic Director