Norfolk & Norwich Festival 2019

The Norfolk & Norwich festival 2019 may have concluded for another year, but that doesn’t mean the organiser’s contribution to the local community is on hold until the festival returns in 2020, far from it.

Hailed in the Norfolk and Norwich Festival programme as “the next Amy Winehouse” and with her work sampled by Jay-Z, Hannah Williams arrived with a weight of expectation.

The City of Literature weekend, hosted by the National Centre for Writing and Norfolk and Norwich Festival 2019 has once again brought together some of the country’s finest writers, thinkers, activists, storytellers and readers.

It is a balmy May evening and a sold-out St Andrew’s Hall is about to hear some of the most famous bars of music ever composed.

The Adnams Spiegeltent was engulfed with a Iranian-Cuban Jazz infusion as Norfolk & Norwich festival goers were served up the singular sounding quartet of Ariwo on Friday night.

This spell-binding but divisive show was one of 64 at last year’s Edinburgh Fringe to be part of the #Me Too movement. And now it’s part of the Norfolk & Norwich Festival.

Writer and performer Hannah Jane Walker’s solo stage show - a mixture of poetry, performance and interactivity - sets out to explore its writer’s defining trait. Jessica Frank-Keyes reviews the premiere at the Norwich Arts Centre...

Skipping, headstands and human pyramids....Jo Malone reviews Gravity & Other Myths at the Spielgeltent

The Edge of Things takes inspiration from some of the books in Blickling Estate’s impressive book collection, and brings the age of enlightenment to a brand new audience.

Sarah Hall and Lila Azam Zanganeh will kick off the City of Literature weekend with a no-holds-barred discussion of sex, death and everything in between as part of the Norfolk and Norwich Festival 2019.

This was a show that promised to push magic in new directions: based on this evidence, I think I’d rather they took a step back.

Norwich landmarks are reimagined in local artist Will Teather’s panoramic paintings. Stevie Smith takes a look.

James Goffin reviews Sarah Jane Morris at Norwich Playhouse for the Norfolk and Norwich Festival.

James Goffin reviews the Renegade Brass Band at the end of the first week of the Norfolk and Norwich Festival.

After popular runs at several festivals, including the Edinburgh Fringe, Mother’s Ruin comes to the Norfolk and Norwich Festival 2019.

When Chris Hamilton-Emery decided to set up Salt Publishing, a small independent press, he had no idea of the success it would achieve. 20 years on, it’s still going strong and will celebrate its anniversary as part of a special event at the Norfolk and Norwich Festival 2019.

James Goffin reviews the Norfolk and Norwich Festival’s Me & Robin Hood at Norwich Castle.

James Goffin reviews The Turbans at the Norfolk and Norwich Festival’s Adnams Speigeltent last night.

All is not what it seems in this glamorous and enchanting show, that offers a gentle and lulling mix of humour and beauty.

For the second year in a row, Gandini Juggling took to the stage to perform Smashed at Norwich Playhouse as part of the Norfolk and Norwich Festival 2019.

The Edge of Things in Blickling Hall’s library sends people on adventures with a series of multimedia installations and live projects.

The concept of Reverse is simple: walk backwards around the city, getting a new view on Norwich. The outcome is something much more profound.

In celebration of Hoipolloi’s 25th anniverary Shôn Dale-Jones performed The Duke at Oxfam, in Norwich, as part of the Norfolk & Norwich Festival.

Getting your kids off their video games and out of the house is a daily struggle, below are a few upcoming festival events that will make them actually want to put down the remote.

James Goffin reviews Boy Blue’s Blak Whyte Gray at Norwich Theatre Royal.

If you go down to Chapelfield Gardens this weekend you’re sure of a big surprise with acrobatics, circus and street theatre on display.

Why am I doing this? That’s the question at the back of this extremely accomplished magic show performed by Vincent Gambini at Norwich Puppet Theatre as part of the Norfolk & Norwich Festival.

No matter how much you want to spend there’s plenty to do at the Norfolk and Norwich Festival 2019

The Norfolk & Norwich Festival opens on fine form. This collection of horticultural musings and quiet cabaret is a delight.

Spectators looked on in terror and wonder as a trapeze artist took a death-defying 230-metre journey tightrope walk over Norwich Market.

Today is the day – the latest outing of the Norfolk and Norwich Festival launches tonight at Norwich Market, as a daring tightrope walker scales the city on high-wire above crowds of spectators.

There were raised eyebrows at Norwich Station on Thursday morning as a circus performer scaled to new heights.

Kicking off day one of Norfolk & Norwich Festival 2019, Handover is a festival in a day organised entirely by young people from Norfolk while attracting speakers from across the world.

The organisers of this year’s Norfolk & Norwich Festival have scaled to new heights for the launch night.

Norfolk-born musician Kit Downes is returning to the Norfolk and Norwich Festival 2019 to give audiences a new perspective on a misunderstood instrument.

Would you delete your online legacy at the moment of your death? User Not Found is a pioneering and intimate new play by celebrated theatre company Dante or Die and award-winning writer Chris Goode.

As part of the Norfolk and Norwich Festival 2019 this spring, The Book Hive will host a special, sold-out reading event at Strangers’ Hall museum in Norwich.

A spellbinding show, starring the granddaughter of Charlie Chaplin, rolls into town for one night only.

Can one man’s optimistic storytelling make us less apathetic about the endlessly overwhelming news cycle? Stevie Smith speaks to theatre maker Shôn Dale-Jones to find out…

With the Norfolk & Norwich Festival just around the corner, the famous big top is set to return to Chapelfield Gardens.

From a daring high-wire walk across the city centre to a Grammy award-winning artist, there is something for everyone as the Norfolk & Norwich Festival returns for 2019.

Louisa Baldwin spoke to the queen of British soul and musical theatre star Beverley Knight ahead of her performance at the Norfolk and Norwich Festival.

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