Ten Norfolk and Norwich Festival highlights
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The Norfolk and Norwich Festival kicks off today and is bringing 17 days of weird and wonderful entertainment for audiences to enjoy. Arts correspondent Emma Knights looks at 10 highlights.
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Norwich will be transformed into a fantastical open air opera house for the opening parade starting at Cathedral Close at 9pm tonight (May 11).
Kumkum Malhotra: A Live Story
Preti Taneja's award-winning novella set in New Delhi will be brought to life in Norwich Castle Gardens on May 12.
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Britten Sinfonia will perform Beethoven at the Theatre Royal on May 27 and Alice Through The Looking Glass at the Playhouse on May 12.
The Paper Man
Norwich Puppet Theatre will host Improbable's innovative new show looking at football, politics and the future from May 14 to 19.
The iconic festival venue is returning to Chapelfield Gardens from May 16 to 27 with circus show Shift and lots of late-night music.
Mary Chapin Carpenter
The Stones in the Road singer and five-time Grammy Award winner will be taking to the Norwich Theatre Royal stage on May 17.
The Garden Party
Always a festival favourite, the free two-day event will see Chapelfield Gardens filled with quirky acts galore on May 19 and 20.
Three Cathedral Choirs
Norwich Cathedral Choir will be joined by singers from Ely and Peterborough cathedrals for a special concert at the historic city venue on May 24.
Wells beach will be the setting for a week-long art project inspired by journeys and which will culminate in shows at sunset on May 25 and 26.
City of Literature Weekend
Norwich's profile as a UNESCO City of Literature will be celebrated with a three-day festival in Chapelfield Gardens from May 25 to 27.