Norfolk and Norwich Festival 2018

Norfolk & Norwich Festival’s director has spoken of his delight at the adventurous nature and warmth of the audiences at this year’s May arts extravaganza and how he is already looking ahead to planning next year’s event.

Heroic and triumphant, Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony was the resounding conclusion to the concert given by the Britten Sinfonia at Norwich Theatre Royal on Sunday evening.

Norwich audiences are notoriously polite so to provoke half a dozen people to walk out midway through a show is a strange sort of triumph; if there had been an interval, the body count would undoubtedly have been higher.

This Writers’ Centre Norwich event brought together five speakers for a diverse set of 15 minute talks on our often frustrating and surprising bodies.

We entered a darkened room, with a slatted stage that divided the space in two.

At the Playhouse on Friday evening Schubert’s Notturno with its gentle rippling was the perfect overture to his Trout Quintet.

The Norfolk and Norwich Festival is bringing 17 days of music, circus, theatre, art, literature and more to the city and county.

The ringing out of Cathedral bells signalled the beginning of the main segment of this latest Voice Project performance.

The tradition of transgressive writing by women was the focus of this Writers’ Centre Norwich event.

Norfolk is being turned into a giant gallery of art as the 24th annual Norfolk & Norwich Open Studios event gets under way,

Open access choir The Voice Project is today celebrating its 10th anniversary with a 12-hour song cycle at Norwich Cathedral.

From the grand opening spectacle to all the fun of the Adnams Spiegeltent - artist Owen Mathers has been capturing highlights of this year’s Norfolk & Norwich Festival with his pen and paint.

Some rather unusual creatures have flown into our fine city for festival-goers to spot this weekend.

Reviving an old tradition, Norwich Cathedral Choir under Ashley Grote joined with its counterparts from Ely and Peterborough in a concert marking the centenary of the death of Hubert Parry.

There is lots more weird and wonderful fun for audiences to enjoy in the final four days of this year’s Norfolk & Norwich Festival. Arts correspondent Emma Knights looks at some highlights

Norwich-based choir The Voice Project has been filling venue’s across the county with imaginative, original song for the last decade. Arts correspondent Emma Knights finds out about the group’s latest show

A promising young poet and former Norfolk and Norwich Festival volunteer is to be remembered at a special literature event this week.

By night the Adnams Spiegeltent is the stage for circus spectacle and late live music, but by day the iconic Norfolk & Norwich Festival venue is this week opening its doors to an array of community events.

This feels exactly like a festival show should.

The rare chance to see a genuine worldwide and unique talent doing something extraordinary.

Bristol-based musician Kid Carpet (an anagram of his name Ed Patrick) is a one man phenomenon.

Breathtaking circus spectacle, mind-boggling illusions and beautiful storytelling is wowing the crowds at Norfolk and Norwich Festival’s Garden Party this weekend.

What the Barely Methodical Troupe can do with their respective bodies is truly mesmerising: this showcase of highly-choreographed dance and acrobatics is mind-blowing.

It was a case of All That Jazz in the Adnams Spiegeltent as festival-goers danced their way back to the Roaring 20s.

Weird and wonderful acts galore will entertain the crowds at a giant garden party full of free festival fun this weekend.

The Norwich Theatre Royal welcomed Grammy-award winning, and Nashville Hall of Fame inductee, singer-songwriter Mary Chapin Carpenter for the first time on Thursday night, as part of the Norfolk and Norwich Festival.

It wasn’t until she got the audience on their feet that Deva Mahal really came alive.

A world premiere is always a nail-biting moment. All the more so for a company like Improbable, who (as the name suggests) rely heavily on improvisation as a way of creating their work.

Patients and staff at Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital enjoyed a very special performance of Lewis Carroll’s Alice Through The Looking Glass.

A children’s football team has become the first good cause to benefit from the community piggy bank that has popped up outside The Forum as part of the Norfolk and Norwich Festival.

Serge Eisenstein’s Battleship Potemkin is testimony to the fervour of the Russian Revolution and one of the masterpieces of early cinema.

The wandering musical career of Ben Folds has ranged from indie-pop favourites Ben Folds Five to classical records, via working with William Shatner. Now he is coming to the Norfolk and Norwich Festival with just a piano and some of his best-loved songs.

What can politics teach poetry? That was the question posed by Tim Clare and Mark Grist at this unusual verse meets votes show at Norwich Arts Centre.

Nuclear oblivion and Lego might not seem like natural companions but this unusual show, Nuketown, brings them crashing together.

Circus spectacle is once again set to wow in the Adnams Spiegelgent. Arts correspondent Emma Knights finds out more about the 2018 headline act taking to the stage in the iconic Norfolk and Norwich Festival venue.

Norwich’s UNESCO City of Literature status is celebrated with an array of events at Norfolk & Norwich Festival. Writers’ Centre Norwich chief executive Chris Gribble shares 10 highlights with 
Emma Knights.

This is a most unusual show for people with profound and multiple learning difficulties by theatre company Frozen Light.

From the very start of Hofesh Shechter’s return to the Norfolk and Norwich Festival, with a blatant nod to the monolith and apes of 2001 Space Odyssey, we a bombarded with a dense series of cultural references.

While audiences are enjoying all the fun of the Norfolk and Norwich Festival, a top team of volunteers are working hard to make sure everything runs smoothly.

With its rich spectrum of tone and total confidence in every complexity, The Sixteen, Harry Christophers’ famous small choir, lived up to its high reputation in Monday’s concert that attracted a capacity audience to Norwich Cathedral.

A Norwich theatre company with a passion for creating work for audiences with profound and multiple learning disabilities is presenting its latest show at Norfolk & Norwich Festival.

From a garden party full of weird and wonderful acts to a performance project on a north Norfolk beach, there are lots of free events to enjoy at this year’s Norfolk and Norwich Festival. Arts correspondent Emma Knights looks at 10 highlights.

Eve Stebbing enjoys an intriguing performance in front of Norwich Castle.

Eve Stebbing enjoys a charming take on Alice Through the Looking Glass at Norwich Playhouse.

Friday evening’s audience in St Andrew’s Hall was moved and entertained by a sequence of words and music on the rich theme of sea and seafarers.

The intrepid festival goer sometimes needs some background knowledge in order to get the maximum out of a Norfolk & Norwich show. This is a case in point.

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.

An elaborate drumroll by a colourful collection of characters has heralded the start of this year’s Norfolk and Norwich Festival.

With the curtain all set to go up on the 2018 Norfolk and Norwich Festival tomorrow, director Daniel Brine shares his top 10 events not to miss with arts correspondent Emma Knights

Choreographer Hofesh Shechter is bringing his Olivier Award-nominated work Grand Finale to Norwich Theatre Royal next week. Ahead of the performance, he speaks to Sarah Crompton

Norfolk and Norwich Festival will be kicking off in style this Friday night with a free opening spectacle to which everyone is invited.

Grammy winning country folk star Mary Chapin Carpenter is coming to the Norfolk and Norwich Festival for the first time. Simon Parkin caught up with her as she looks back on 30 years of making music.

Legendary South African a cappella male choir Ladysmith Black Mambazo, who found global fame on Paul Smith’s Graceland album, tells us about bringing their rich harmonies to the Norfolk and Norwich and Bury St Edmunds festivals this month.

Art fans can this week enjoy a sneak preview of what is in store at this year’s Norfolk and Norwich Open Studios event.

The Norfolk and Norwich Festival 2018 is underway and to get into the mood with our Spotify playlist of music by artists who will be performing, including Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Ben Folds, Deva Mahal, Barb Jungr and more.

Two new shows have been announced for this May’s Norfolk and Norwich Festival.

The search is on to find people to take part in a unique performance project on Wells beach for this year’s Norfolk and Norwich Festival.

The search is on to find singers to take part in a 12-hour performance project at this year’s Norfolk and Norwich Festival.

People are being given the chance to play a part in this year’s Norfolk and Norwich Festival by signing up to be volunteers for the May arts extravaganza.

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