Norfolk & Norwich Festival

9-25 May 2014

Bourgeois & Maurice

Norfolk & Norwich Festival 2014!

This year's Festival has been hailed a tremendous success and below are some of the highlights.

Watch the Festival film below for a taste of what took place.


This year we the Festival welcomed a range of international performers to Norfolk, as well as celebrating the best of local talent. Highlights of the Festival included the extraordinary Opus No 7, exploring artistic rebellion against an autocratic state, a World Premiere from Norfolk-based theatrical ensemble curious directive and a return to the Theatre Royal by dance iconoclast Michael Clark.

Our contemporary music programme kicked off party-style on the first night with Grammy award winners Snarky Puppy, and on the same evening the magnificent Philharmonia Orchestra played at St Andrew's Hall with internationally-renowned violinist Tasmin Little. Later in the Festival world music star Toumani Diabaté and his son Sidiki enchanted audiences with their kora playing.

Our annual Outdoor programme included a spectacular finale with Safe House, combining aerialists, projection and a poignant reflection of what we call home. Three Visual Art commissions included Stephen Brandes' billboards adorning Cathedral Close and we were delighted to celebrate Norwich’s status as a UNESCO City of Literature with a range of events including the annual Harriet Martineau lecture by Kate Mosse.

Our iconic venue, The Adnams Spiegeltent once again returned with a programme of cabaret, music and dance providing plenty of opportunities to let your hair down; the inimitable Die Roten Punkte returned with a storming set from their latest album.