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Norfolk and Norwich Festival 2017: the round up

PUBLISHED: 12:33 02 May 2017

Camilla Beeput in Stormy: The Life of Lena Horne

Camilla Beeput in Stormy: The Life of Lena Horne


Taking over the city and various other locations this month is the annual Norfolk and Norwich Festival; here is a selection of what is on offer

Philip Glass and Laurie Anderson: American StylePhilip Glass and Laurie Anderson: American Style

Friday 12 – Sunday 21

Luke Jerram: Museum of the Moon

A giant inflatable moon featuring detailed NASA imagery of the lunar surface will appear outside the Forum, with an atmospheric soundscape at various times throughout the week

The Forum, Norwich

Free entry

Saturday 13

Family Jazz All-stars

Join singer Juliet Kelly and some of the UK’s finest jazz musicians in a fun-filled family show leading you through a tribute to jazz singers past and present.

Norwich Playhouse, 11.30am and 2pm. Tickets £8

Wednesday 17

Stormy: The Life of Lena Horne

Camilla Beeput celebrates dancer, movie star, activist and singer Lena Horne in her centenary year, under the creative direction of Clarke Peters.

Norwich Playhouse, 7:30pm with post show talk. Tickets £18.50

Wednesday 17 – Sunday 28

Casus Circus: Driftwood

Headlining the iconic Adnams Speigeltent is the latest show from Casus – one of Australia’s most exciting contemporary circus companies. Driftwood is a colourful concoction of explosive encounters, hidden looks and humorous discoveries. No performances on Thursday 18 and Tuesday 23)

Performances at 7.30pm (Sunday 23 at 5pm). Tickets £21

Friday 19

Philip Glass and Laurie Anderson: American Style

They have collaborated through the years on various live and recording projects and have come together once more to create a new evening of music. First performed in 2015 the evening involves trading songs and improvising.

Norwich Theatre Royal, 8pm. Tickets, £58 - £8

Saturday 20 – Sunday 21

The Garden Party

Taking over Chapelfield Gardens during the middle weekend of the festival, The Garden Party is full of exciting performances and entertainment for all ages.

Chapelfield Gardens, please check website for details. All events are free

Saturday 20 and Sunday 21

Ragroof Tea Dances

Fantastic participatory dance events featuring DJs for discerning dancers, vintage costumes, fabulous dance displays, instant dance classes along with plenty of tea and cakes, and a bar for anything stronger. Choose from City of Stars (20) or the South American Way (21).

Events run approx. 3h. Tickets £10

Monday 22 – Friday 26 May

The Arms of Sleep: The Voice Project Choir

Immersive overnight sleepover experience with renowned choir.

9.30pm – approx 7.30am. The Assembly House, Norwich. Tickets £40, £30 concessions 01603 766400

Tuesday 23 - Thursday 25

Meet me at the Speigeltent

Ideal for families with toddlers, come join in with Bounce and Rhyme Time, musical adventures with Hartbeeps and a chance to get creative with Doodles Paper Forest.

The Speigeltent, Chapelfield Gardens, various times. Free entry, recommended for ages 0-5

Wednesday 24

Kansas Smitty’s House Band

With a critically-acclaimed debut album and back to back sold-out shows at Ronnie Scotts and their own bar in east London, Kansas Smitty’s House Band has cemented itself as one of the driving forces of London’s jazz scene.

The Adnams Speigeltent. Tickets £16

For more detailed information and to book tickets for these and the many other events taking place over the festival fortnight, please call 01603 766400 or visit the website www.nnfestival.org.uk

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