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Norfolk & Norwich Festival returns with full programme for 250th anniversary

The Norfolk & Norwich Festival, which runs from Friday May 13 to Sunday May 29, launches with a giant domino topple across the city and nine new fanfares.

Astrology Bingo.

The oldest single city arts festival in the UK, the N&N Festival will present over 100 events, 18 new commissions and 40 free events across 17 days in May.

The wide-ranging ‘Festival 250’ programme for 2022 revisits seminal works premiered at the Festival as well as installations, exhibitions, gigs, cabaret, and circus presented on beaches, in churches, at pop-up venues, chapels, art centres, in car parks and through the streets across the county from King’s Lynn, Great Yarmouth to Diss and Sheringham and throughout Norwich.

Britten Sinfonia.

Norfolk & Norwich Festival

Festival Gardens will be a place to eat, drink and gather for the duration, with al fresco performances
from local artists as well as international performances in the Adnams Spiegeltent.

Transforming the city and county each May for 17 days, the 2022 edition launches its 2022 programme with an exhilarating and charming giant domino topple, creating a larger-than-life celebration across the city. During the course of the day thousands of breezeblock dominoes will create a meandering path before the topple that
evening, starting at Anglia Square.

Cirque Alfonse.

Now recognised for transforming public spaces, city streets, performance venues, parks, forests and beaches, the Festival began as a cathedral service fundraiser for the new Norfolk and Norwich Hospital in 1772. It quickly blossomed into an internationally renowned triennial music festival and there are a plethora of events in the programme this year that both touch on the traditions of old as well as imagine the new.

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Unfurl Air Giants.