Art & Exhibitions

The Norfolk and Norwich Festival 2015 Ns at the Forum. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY.

An enthusiastic audience welcomed Peter Phillips’ Tallis Scholars back once more to sing sacred pieces from the sixteenth century and by Arvo Part. Tintinnabuli, the title of their recital, referred to similarities that the Estonian musician recognises between his techniques and those used by composers more than four hundred years ago.

Mary Poppins by Disney and Cameron Mackintosh. Photographer: Deen van Meer.

Mary Poppins is set to fly into the city next year as the practically perfect nanny takes to the Norwich Theatre Royal stage.

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From a fiery outdoor spectacle about burning books to a twilight show in the woodland of a Norfolk estate, to fun and frolics in the Adnams Spiegeltent – this year’s Norfolk and Norwich Festival entertained audiences with a great array of cultural treats.

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Turning up at the Adnams Spiegeltent for a show with my son was an exciting experience in itself. Entertaining a toddler can be hard work, and the thought of some cultural activity in a fabulous venue appealed no end.

The Neutrinos rehearsing for their show Live and Loud at Norwich Arts Centre. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

A session in an abandoned radio station in former East Berlin kick started an extremely creative period for Norfolk band The Neutrinos and their collaborators, including artist Sal Pittman.

Norfolk and Norwich Open Studios at Greenhouse Gallery, Bethel Street, Norwich. Artists, left to right, Sarah Passingham, Tigger, Julia Webb and Sophie Yeomans.

From potters to painters to jewellery makers, artists across the county are opening up their studios to the public for a Norfolk-wide celebration of art.

Holt Festival 2015 acts - Puppini Sisters

Risqué cabaret, a new theatre production, top London comedians, poetry, and flamenco are among the acts appearing in this summer’s Holt Festival.

Jane Sanders and her twin brothers Michael and Jonathan. The trio are exhibiting together for the first time as part of Norfolk Open Studios. Picture: Supplied

A trio of artist siblings will be exhibiting together for the first time as part of the annual Norfolk Open

A group of Yarmouth students show casing their work in one of their first exhibitions. Featuring photography, fashion, graphic desing, digital art, music and film.
Caddie Williams with her work.

Colourful prints, atmospheric photography and detailed landscapes were among the pieces on display when a group of Great Yarmouth students proudly showed off their artistic skills.

Abdullah Ibrahim. Picture: David Sinclair.

Few of us will have ever been disappointed by performances that our Theatre Royal puts on.

Norfolk and Norwich Festival 2015 volunteers at the Forum, Norwich. Photo: Steve Adams.

While audiences are having fun enjoying the Norfolk and Norwich Festival’s colourful mix of shows and events, an army of volunteers is working hard to help make sure everything goes smoothly.


Canzoniere is a group of Italian performers who are keen to inspire the world with a passion for the traditional music of their country.

NNF15. Caroline Criado-Perez. Photo: Caitlin Mogridge.

Do you remember the woman who campaigned for Elizabeth Fry to remain on five pound notes? The male rage she attracted on Twitter as a result was unbelievable. That person is Caroline Criado-Perez. She’s a feminist, she’s a writer and journalist; and she’s an incredible fund raiser who has attracted thousands of pounds of backing for her projects.

NNF15. Taraf de Haïdouks. Photo: Damien Gard.

The most extraordinary band that many of us may have seen, won rapturous approval at the packed Theatre Royal, on Sunday night. Emotive, exotic or even startling might be words to describe Taraf de Haïdouks, a nine-man band of sublimely skilled musicians.

Launch of Great Yarmouth Arts Festival 2015. Festival Chairman Hugh Sturzaker with one of the giant puppets which will form part of the Mammoth Parade.  Picture: James Bass

A borough-wide network of knitters have put their skills to good use creating an army of woolly mammoths, stoats, bears, hedgehogs and snakes ahead of Great Yarmouth’s summer Arts Festival.

Koons’ Collaborative members Nicole Huggins and Ruby McKevitt at the Jeff Koons exhibition in Norwich Castle Museum.
Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

American artist Jeff Koons’s controversial and playful art is currently on show at Norwich Castle, and a team of young people have been having a great time creating some Koons-inspired events for people of all ages to enjoy.

The Norfolk and Norwich Festival 2015 Ns at the Forum. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY.

Felix Mendelssohn had the good fortune to be brought up in a happy family that cherished his talent. Chamber music in the home or the recital room was always part of his everyday life, and it was natural for him to write and perform it.

The recreation of the scenes in Avengers: Age of Ultron which were filmed at the Sainsbury Centre, as part of the Norfolk and Norwich Festival. From left, Nick Warburton as Tony Stark; James Penny as Thor; and Ben Sheridan as Captain America. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Seen a great show at the Norfolk and Norwich Festival? You can now tell us about it.

The Norfolk and Norwich Festival 2015 Ns at the Forum. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY.

Tuesday’s concert in the Royal Academy series was yet more proof of the variety of ways in which composers over two centuries have found in the string quartet an apt means of expression for quite different temperaments.

A Girl is a Half-formed Thing. Photo: Richie Gilligan

Readers of the ground-breaking novel, A Girl is a Half-formed Thing, telling the journey of an Irish girl from pre-birth to 20, may be surprised to see it’s transposed into a play.

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