Organiser of music and media festival in Norwich hails latest event as the best yet

Animal Noise at Norwich Arts Centre for Norwich Sound and Vision 2016. Photo: Sammy Merry.

Animal Noise at Norwich Arts Centre for Norwich Sound and Vision 2016. Photo: Sammy Merry. - Credit: Sammy Merry

Up and coming performers and well-established artists shared the stage at a festival celebrating local talent in Norwich.

Norwich Sound and Vision returned to the city for its seventh year this weekend, with a busy line-up of events, discussions and performances spanning from Thursday afternoon until Saturday night.

An array of more than 50 musicians appeared at venues dotted all over the city, from the Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library and Norwich Arts Centre to pubs including The Murderers and the Playhouse.

Running alongside was a series of conferences and debates which put a spotlight on working in music, radio, TV, film and multi-media industries.

It came to a close on Saturday night with a performance from headliners Let's Eat Grandma.


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Festival organiser Adrian Cooke said it had been the event's best year to date.

'It's been brilliant,' he said, 'probably the best ever.

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'Everything has just gone so well, everywhere's been really busy and everyone's seemed to be having a really good time. The feedback has been amazing.'

He said the team this year had taken a 'focused' approach to its events.

'One afternoon we focused on music professionals who wanted to get into the industry, which worked really well and then there were chats with experienced artists which worked for a different kind of audience,' he said.'It's been great - I'm really pleased.'

• Are you organising an event celebrating local talent? Email lauren.cope@archant.co.uk

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