Norfolk and Norwich Festival 2017 – What’s on?


Children sat around in a circus tent


If you’re one for exploring all things arty, creative, and innovative, then Norfolk is the place for you during May as the annual Norfolk and Norwich Festival returns once again. If you’re new to the festival, now is your chance to get involved with the numerous events happening across Norfolk and Norwich from the 12th May – 28th May. The festival celebrates music, visual art, theatre, dance, and much more. Here are just a few of the events which can’t be missed!


Museum of the Moon

Ever thought you would be able to visit the moon? Well, artist, Luke Jerram is bringing the moon to Norwich with his massive art installation. From the 12th May to the 21st May, a giant inflatable moon will appear outside The Forum. This art piece features detailed NASA imagery, as well as an atmospheric soundscape to immerse you in outer space.



Giant Moon art installation



VR Playground

This exciting installation gives you the chance to don a virtual reality headset and explore a virtual world created by ‘Thrill’ Engineer, Professor Brendan Walker, and his team. This world premiere is a great opportunity to experience groundbreaking creative technology at its finest. The VR Playground will be appearing at numerous destinations across the city during the festival so don’t miss out.


Family Jazz all-stars

Here is your chance to join singer Juliet Kelly and numerous other talented Jazz musicians in a musical show dedicated to jazz singers past and present. This event is suitable for all ages, so grab the family and head down to Norwich Playhouse on Saturday 13th of May at 11.30 am and 2 pm.


The Adnams Spiegeltent

Returning to Norfolk and Norwich Festival once again, The Adnams Spiegeltent will be full of excitement and entertainment. Located in Chapelfield Gardens, The Spiegeltent will play host to a variety of performers, as well as fun activities for young families across the two-week festival. From circus acts to arts and crafts, The Adnams Spiegeltent has something for everyone.





City of Literature Weekend

The only UNESCO City of Literature in the country would not be complete without a weekend dedicated to literature to accompany the Norfolk and Norwich Festival.    From Friday 26th May to Sunday 28th May, The Adnams Spiegeltent and the Literature Tent will welcome writers from all over the country to discuss their work. Check out the full schedule for this weekend here.


So there you have it. Just a few of the great events happening across the city, as part of Norfolk and Norwich Festival 2017. Each year the festival gets bigger and better, so make sure you catch as much as you can over the coming two weeks. For more information on the festival and to book tickets for the events, please visit the Norfolk and Norwich Festival website.