Lots of free festival fun for everyone this weekend

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

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

The city park is once again hosting the Norfolk and Norwich Festival's traditional garden party, and there is a packed programme of free events for everyone to enjoy.

'For two days we are taking over Chapelfield Gardens and turning it into a place of extraordinary fun for all ages,' said Chloe Hobbs, communications officer at the festival.

'This year we have got a really lovely range of arts performance and dance - and a big mechanical dragon!

Come down and see some art for free. It's the place to be in the middle weekend of the festival, there's so much going on - wonderful art, wonderful food and just lots of really good fun!'

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The Garden Party acts include everything from Paka's Elsie Dragon to Les Enfants Terribles' The Fantastical Flying Exploratory Laboratory to Corey Baker Dance's Phone Box show.

Aurora Orchestra will also be popping into Chapelfield Gardens on Sunday afternoon to perform excerpts from Beethoven before heading off on musical a tour of the city, and the quirky Dennis Design Centre will be continuing to create a unique installation for Norwich in the park.

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On Saturday and Sunday evening Chapelfield Gardens will be turned into an open-air cinema for Pedal-Powered Car Chase.

Meanwhile elsewhere in the city this weekend Tilted Production and local performers will be presenting the site-specific show Belonging(s) in the Magdalen Street area, The Voice Project will be animating the Colegate and St George's Street area with song, and the Public Jukebox will taking its eclectic mix of tracks to Future Radio, in Mount Road.

The Garden Party is at Chapelfield Gardens in Norwich on Saturday and Sunday from 11am until 5pm.

The festival's free outdoor programme is sponsored by Tarmac.

The free acts and events at The Garden Party this weekend include:

• Paka - Elsie Dragon

A fire-breathing dragon robot.

• Whalley Range All Stars - Ye Gods

A tiny town humming with noise and life.

• Corey Baker Dance - Phone Box

Bringing to life an iconic a red telephone box with dance and a wacky digital sound-score.

• Far From The Norm - H.O.H

A fast paced hip hop mash up in which characters implode into utter disarray.

• Highly Sprung - Urban Astronaut

An aerial duet between a girl and an urban astronaut suspended in the air.

• Les Enfants Terribles - The Fantastical Flying Exploratory Laboratory

Join Dr Latitude and her team of misguided misfits on a global quest of discovery.

• Motionhouse & NoFit State Circus - BLOCK

Dance and circus collide in this show about living in the city.

• GlassHouse Dance - US

A surreal and comic dance theatre performance re-telling the classic boy-meets-girl story.

• Puppet-making workshops with Norwich Puppet Theatre, with a charge of £4 per puppet.

• For the latest details of days and times of each act or event visit www.nnfestival.org.uk

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