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Festival will celebrate architecture across Norwich and Norfolk

PUBLISHED: 17:10 26 September 2017 | UPDATED: 17:10 26 September 2017

Launch of FANN17. Left to right, Mia Church, Daniel Orford, Jerene Irwin, Paul Dickson and Ana Costa.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Launch of FANN17. Left to right, Mia Church, Daniel Orford, Jerene Irwin, Paul Dickson and Ana Costa. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Archant Norfolk 2017

A special celebration of architecture across our city and county is taking place next month.

FANN17 photographic competition entry. Here are some street shots with my dslr & 30mm lens, Taken a few years ago but still love looking at them as I have now moved away & miss my birthplace. Picture: Jon Capps FANN17 photographic competition entry. Here are some street shots with my dslr & 30mm lens, Taken a few years ago but still love looking at them as I have now moved away & miss my birthplace. Picture: Jon Capps

FANN17, the fifth biennial Festival of Architecture in Norwich and Norfolk, is organised by Norfolk Association of Architects and features the work and ideas of the county’s architects and outstanding work in Norfolk by architects from further afield. The main NAA Architects’ Exhibition is at The Forum from October 3 to 13 and will also feature the finalists of the FANN17 photography competition. The deadline for entries was earlier this week and the finalists are currently being decided. Other FANN17 events will take place throughout October.

“It is a celebration of architecture in the county and the work of local architects,” said Jerene Irwin, president of NAA.

“It aims to deliver a wide range of events that stimulate the public interest in architecture in Norfolk, by those that are passionate about it. It also gives local architects and artists the opportunity to engage with their widest possible audience.”

FANN17 highlights include:

FANN17 photographic competition entry. Picture: Hannah Brodie FANN17 photographic competition entry. Picture: Hannah Brodie

• FANN17 Norfolk Architects’ Exhibition - October 3 to 13, all day, The Forum

A showcase of work by Norfolk architects and also the finalists of the FANN17 photography competition.

• Architectural Walk - October 7 and 14, 11am, starts outside Surrey House

Explore the legacy of architects Edward Boardman and George Skipper around the city.

FANN17 photographic competition entry. Memories of the old Norwich Library - looking out to the same view but from a very different building. Picture: Lydia Taylor FANN17 photographic competition entry. Memories of the old Norwich Library - looking out to the same view but from a very different building. Picture: Lydia Taylor

• Architecture on Film at Cinema City - various dates

A series of films which use architectural formations in which to reimagine a dystopian landscape. Films include Blade Runner 2049 on October 9 at 8.15pm, Akira on October 19 at 8.15pm, and Metropolis on October 26 at 8.15pm.

• The 2017 Norwich Lecture - UEA Enterprise Centre, November 2, 7pm

The annual lecture will be given by Peter St John, a partner at Caruso St John Architects which won the 2016 Stirling Prize for the Newport Street Gallery in Vauxhall for Damien Hirst.

FANN17 photographic competition entry. Picture: Hannah Brodie FANN17 photographic competition entry. Picture: Hannah Brodie

Visit www.fann17.org.uk

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