Young Norfolk Arts Festival reveals first wave of events for 2016 arts extravaganza

The Koons Collaborative put on a Jeff Koons-inspired 'Koons Couture' presentation at Norwich Castle

The Koons Collaborative put on a Jeff Koons-inspired 'Koons Couture' presentation at Norwich Castle for the Young Norfolk Arts Festival 2015. Picture by SIMON FINLAY. - Credit: Archant Norfolk

From a fundraising fashion show to a retelling of the story of Rumpelstiltskin, there is lots in store for audiences at this year's Young Norfolk Arts Festival.

Young Norfolk Arts Festival 2016: as part of the Lord Mayor’s Celebrations, on July 2 Mahogany Opera

Young Norfolk Arts Festival 2016: as part of the Lord Mayor’s Celebrations, on July 2 Mahogany Opera Group, Norfolk Music Hub and The Wharf Academy will present The Rattler, a retelling of Rumpelstiltskin. Image: supplied. - Credit: supplied

The annual event celebrating the arts and young people is now in its fourth year and has revealed the first acts for this year's festival which will run from July 1 to 10. As part of the Lord Mayor's Celebrations, on July 2 Mahogany Opera Group, Norfolk Music Hub and The Wharf Academy will present The Rattler, a retelling of Rumpelstiltskin combining music, storytelling and puppetry. There will be a fundraising Fashion Show by Norwich School pupils at OPEN on June 30, and The Garage is presenting a music night at the UEA's LCR on July 8. Norfolk Children's Book Festival will be at Norwich Cathedral on July 5 meanwhile there will also be a Young Norfolk Arts/Garage stage at the Royal Norfolk Show.

YNAF will celebrate Norwich hosting this year's British Art Show with a takeover event at Norwich Castle on July 9 and a Paint Out event between July 13 and 15. Aspiring poets and songwriters can take part in a competition which has a special prize-giving on July 8 at Writers' Centre Norwich.

Young Norfolk Arts producer Lucy Farrant said: 'We are really excited there is such a wide range of interesting events and opportunities for young people to take part in during this year's festival. Even more exciting events will be announced soon.'

Visit www.ynaf.org.uk and follow @YN_AF on Twitter.

Norwich School fashion show at OPEN, Norwich. Clothes from Taxi Vintage, Norwich Market. Picture: AN

Norwich School fashion show at OPEN, Norwich. Clothes from Taxi Vintage, Norwich Market. Picture: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant

Do you have a Norwich arts story? Email arts correspondent Emma Knights at emma.knights@archant.co.uk

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