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NNF16. Building Conversation. Photo: Willem Weemhoff.

The art of conversation takes centre stage in an event coming to Norfolk and Norwich Festival this weekend.

Arts correspondent Emma Knights finds out more.

Latitude Festival 2016

Further exciting acts have been announced to perform at this summer’s Latitude Festival.

NNF16. Mary English. Photo: supplied.

Stories of 19th century adventures in the New World locked away for 100 years are the inspiration for a new children’s show.

Curious Directive Theatre Company show Spindrift as part of the Norfolk and Norwich Festival.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

The worlds of science and art collide once more as theatre company Curious Directive opens its latest show. Arts correspondent EMMA KNIGHTS reports.

Dancers enjoying the Norfolk and Norwich Festival Ragroof Tea Dance in the Adnams Spiegeltent. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

From the jive to the foxtrot – dancing galore filled the Adnams Spiegeltent as festival-goers enjoyed stepping back through the decades.

K Festival 2016

A music festival in memory of a popular woman who died from cancer will take place this bank holiday weekend.

The Norwich Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus after performing Mahler's Symphony No.8 at the Norfolk Showground Arena.
Pic by Keiron Tovell

Norwich Philharmonic Society celebrated its 175th season in truly spectacular style on Saturday with a performance of Mahler’s 8th symphony, the Symphony of a Thousand, so called because of its colossal forces; multiple choirs, eight solo singers and a huge orchestra. Maybe not a thousand performers, but a capacity audience of almost twice that amount in the vast arena of the Norwich Showground: surely a mark of how much the city values its vibrant musical culture and its heritage.

Sianned Jones plays her violin as she is rowed along the river near Fye Bridge as part of the Voice Project's pop up performance around Norwich for the Norfolk and Norwich Festival. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

The sublime sounds of The Voice Project choir enchanted festival-goers and passers by during a special pop-up performance in Norwich city centre.

The Norfolk and Norwich Festival Garden Party at Chapelfield Gardens. Ye Gods by the Whalley Range All Stars. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

An array of weird and wonderful acts are delighting festival-goers in Norwich’s Chapelfield Gardens this weekend.

NNF16. BELONGING(s). Photo: Dibs McCallum.

Billed as an exploration of migration, the nature of belonging, and the fleeting nature of our surroundings, this unusual production took the audience from the auditorium of Epic Studios through impromptu performances spaces in Anglia Square, St Augustine’s, and the surrounding streets.

Norfolk and Norwich Festival' N sculptures at The Forum. 
PHOTO BY SIMON FINLAY.

Norfolk can claim two of the most important female literary figures in the country – but they are linked by more than just their gender.

NNF16. Les Enfants Terribles will be performing at The Garden Party in Chapelfield Gardens. Photo: supplied.

From a fire-breathing robot dragon to an aerial duet with an urban astronaut - an array of weird and wonderful acts will be entertaining the crowds in Norwich’s Chapelfield Gardens this weekend.

NNF16. Lisa Fischer. Photo: submitted.

In the words of a certain Eighties pop-soul classic, ‘behind every great man, there has to be a great woman,’ and nowhere is that line more fitting than in the story of singer Lisa Fischer who has worked with a host of pop and soul icons. Ahead of her solo show at Norwich Theatre Royal, John Bultitude caught up with the R and B songstress.

NNF16. White Nights is coming to the Adnams Spiegeltent. Photo: Adam Lloyd.

Circus is taking centre stage in the Adnams Spiegeltent with Race Horse Company’s White Nights as this year’s headline show. Arts correspondent Emma Knights finds out more.

Simon Floyd and Amanda Coleman serving Lily Baylis, Mia Bayliss and Lisa Bayliss at Egg Festival Cafe at Norwich Arts Centre which is part of Norfolk and Norwich Festival.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

A quirky café has sprung up at Norwich Arts Centre where festival-goers can enjoy being entertained while tucking into their breakfasts.

The Norfolk and Norwich Festival 2016 staking its claim in Chapelfield Gardens with the Dennis Design Center (pictured) taking shape. Photo: Steve Adams

With wooden pallets and blue paint at the ready, an intriguing building project is under way in Norwich’s Chapelfield Gardens.

Rehearsing with director Pol Heyvaert, young singer singwriters from Norfolk who have created the show Wild Life for the Norfolk and Norwich Festival.
PHOTO BY SIMON FINLAY

A team of young singer-songwriters are preparing to take to the Norwich Playhouse stage with a show inspired by their music. Arts correspondent Emma Knights finds out more.

NNF16. The Analogues. Photo: supplied.

Roll up for a Magical Mystery Tour which is going to celebrate one of the world’s best-known albums. Dutch band The Analogues is set to recreate classic Beatles tracks using authentic instruments on the stage of Norwich Theatre Royal, as John Bultitude discovers.

Upcoming Norfolk Events: Shakespeare Festival, Cromer and Sheringham Crab and Lobster Festival and the Fairy Fair. (L-R)

From the Fairy Fair to the World Snail Racing Championships, here’s a guide to some of the most interesting and exciting events taking place in Norfolk over the next few months.

NNF16. Sans Objet. Photo: Aglae Bory.

With people spending more time relying on the electronic world, where does the boundary lie between man and machine? The show Sans Objet aims to find out, as John Bultitude discovers.

What's on: Photography course at Fairhaven Woodland Garden, interactive theatre walk in North Walsham and Open day at Stody Lodge Gardens (L-R)

Looking for something different to do this weekend? Here are some of the events taking place across Norfolk on Saturday and Sunday.

NNF16. Flat. Photo: Vincent Lucas.

An aerial spectacle on a stage suspended from The Forum will open Norfolk & Norwich Festival’s free outdoor programme of events tomorrow night.

NNF16 - The James Plays. Photo: David Eustace.

An epic trilogy charting Scottish history during the turbulent reign of three 15th century kings is taking to Norwich Theatre Royal stage this weekend for the Norfolk and Norwich Festival.

Arts correspondent Emma Knights speaks to actor Steven Miller, who plays James I, about the shows.

The Norfolk and Norwich Festival's artistic director William Galinsky who is directing The Tempest which is being performed at the Hippodrome in Great Yarmouth.
Rehearsals of The Tempest.

Shakespeare’s The Tempest has washed ashore in Great Yarmouth where an ambitious flooded production of the play opens tonight. Arts correspondent EMMA KNIGHTS finds out more from the show’s director William Galinsky.

Great Yarmouth’s Hippodrome is being transformed into a magical island for a new production of The Tempest at this year’s Norfolk and Norwich Festival.

Lavender Hill Mob in rehearsals of 'Searching for Santa'. Picture: Ian Burt

A west Norfolk theatre company is calling for members of the public to get involved on stage.

NNF16. WildLife. Photo: JMA Photography.

With just one week to go until the curtain goes up on this year’s Norfolk and Norwich Festival, artistic director William Galinsky talks to arts correspondent EMMA KNIGHTS about his top 10 cultural highlights that await audiences and how Norfolk was the inspiration for much of this year’s line-up.

Poet Luke Wright in character as Nick in the play What I Learned From Johnny Bevan. Photo: submitted.

Norfolk poet Luke Wright needs your vote to help him win two national awards.

Norwich Arts Centre new shows. Laura Cortese and the Dance Cards. Photo: Patrik Bonnet.

An eclectic mix of music, performance, literature and live art is in store for audiences at the Norwich Arts Centre this spring.

The Lost In Translation Circus Company in their new home, St Michael of Coslany. Massimiliano Rossetti, Annabel Carberry, right, Roisin Morris, and Eduardo Ricciardelli, left. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Acrobatics and tricks are being performed in a former Norwich church after a circus company made the historic building its new home.

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