Norfolk & Norwich Festival, the largest arts festival in the East of England and one of the four largest in the UK, has today announced the first shows of its 2017 Festival. The announcement comes as the Festival looks back on some of the successes of 2016. Last year’s Festival saw 57,000 people attend an event over the 17 days in May, generating £3.9 million of economic activity in the area. Nearly 3000 people participated in the festival, with over 900 children and young people taking part in educational events.
With more to be announced, the Festival highlights for 2017 so far include: the headline production for the Adnams Spiegeltent, Driftwood, a colourful and turbulent concoction from Casus Circus; the return of circus cabaret troupe Race Horse Company with their latest show Super Sunday after the success of White Nights at the 2016 Festival; Akram Khan Company’s acclaimed show for families Chotto Desh; Grammy and Tony Award-winning jazz artist Dee Dee Bridgewater; Quarantine’s epic about the human life cycle Summer. Autumn. Winter. Spring. comprising live performance and film and the previously announced Beethoven with Thomas Adès by the Britten Sinfiona. The Festival runs 12-28 May 2017 with the full line up still to be announced.
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