Your chance to get involved with this year’s Norfolk and Norwich Festival

Norfolk and Norwich Festival 2016 volunteers.
PHOTO BY SIMON FINLAY

Norfolk and Norwich Festival 2016 volunteers. PHOTO BY SIMON FINLAY - Credit: SIMON FINLAY

From performing under the light of the moon to being a host in the Adnams Spiegeltent, there are lots of ways people can get involved in this year's Norfolk and Norwich Festival.

Total Ensemble Theatre Company. Photo: Simon Finlay Photography.

Total Ensemble Theatre Company. Photo: Simon Finlay Photography. - Credit: Simon Finlay Photography

The annual May arts extravaganza will soon be upon us and as well as being part of the audience there are lots of other ways to get involved.

NNF17: The Voice Project The Arms of Sleep. Photo: The Photographic Unit/Norfolk and Norwich Festiva

NNF17: The Voice Project The Arms of Sleep. Photo: The Photographic Unit/Norfolk and Norwich Festival - Credit: Norfolk and Norwich Festival

The festival is recruiting volunteers to help with the running of the event and people have until March 13 to apply, meanwhile three companies are also looking for people to get involved in their performances.

NNF17: Summer. Autumn. Winter. Spring. by Quarantine.
Photo: supplied by Norfolk and Norwich Festiv

NNF17: Summer. Autumn. Winter. Spring. by Quarantine. Photo: supplied by Norfolk and Norwich Festival. - Credit: supplied by Norfolk and Norwich Festival

Tanner Barnes, the festival's participation and engagement manager, said: 'Volunteering for Norfolk and Norwich Festival is a great opportunity to get involved with the local community, as well as gain invaluable experience that looks fantastic on the CV. It's certainly fair to say that the festival would not be able to run as smoothly as it does without the enthusiasm and dedication of our wonderful volunteers. This year we are hoping to recruit about 120 people to fill a variety of roles including festival runner assistant, box office assistant, spiegel host and festival driver. 'It's the perfect opportunity to see what goes on behind the scenes at one of the country's biggest arts festivals.'

She said there were also great opportunities for people to get involved in some of the performances.


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Norwich-based Total Ensemble Theatre Company is looking for people to join the cast of a new piece of outdoor theatre which will be performed on May 12 and 13 under the Museum of the Moon that is set to spring up outside The Forum. People have until the end of March to apply.

Meanwhile the search is on to find singers for what is being described as a unique choral sleepover at the Assembly House in Norwich. Festival regular The Voice Project will be presenting the 10-hour overnight spectacle The Arms of Sleep from May 22 to 28, and is looking for singers to perform between 10pm and 11pm and between 6.30am and 7.30am. Rehearsals for the dreamlike performance will begin on March 14 at Friends Meeting House in Norwich.

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And finally, an eclectic mix of people from all walks of life are needed for Quarantine's unusual show Summer. Autumn. Winter. Spring. which is described as a quartet about the human life cycle. It will be performed on May 13 and 14 and will take place at The Space on the outskirts of the city. People have until March 31 for the chance to sign up to take part.

The Norfolk and Norwich Festival will run from May 12 to 28.

More details on how to apply for all of these opportunities are on the Norfolk and Norwich Festival website - www.nnfestival.org.uk

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