Norfolk & Norwich Festival, one of the biggest arts festivals in the UK, has today announced further events for its 2016 Festival.
With the full programme still to be announced, further highlights revealed today include a brand new production of William Shakespeare’s The Tempest directed by Artistic Director of Norfolk & Norwich Festival William Galinsky at the Great Yarmouth Hippodrome – Britain’s only surviving purpose circus building erected in 1903 and Wild Life, an extraordinary collaboration between CAMPO’s Artistic Collaborator Pol Heyvaert and young singer-songwriters from across Norfolk.
Wild Life developed organically from the lives of the performers, and focuses on the songs they have written and what science tells us about how teenagers’ brains work. The Festival have also announced Fierce Light, the world premiere event and exhibition from 14th-18th May NOW bringing together poets of international standing with contemporary film makers and visual artists to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the First World War, Chris Thorpe’s acclaimed plays Confirmation and Am I Dead Yet? about political extremism and what happens when we die respectively, an evening of French song and poetry with the powerful and unconventional ensemble troupe, I Fagiolini, a one-night only performance by the sensational singer-songwriter and political activist Billy Bragg and the English indie band Tindersticks.
The line-up join the previously announced ground-breaking UK premiere from contemporary circus cabaret troupe Race Horse Company, the world premiere of a major new commission from one of the UK’s foremost young composers – Kemal Yusuf, excerpts from electro-acoustic polymath Max Richter’s intensive investigation in the power of the human brain – SLEEP, Aurélien Bory’s industrial robot’s dance with acrobats Sans Objet, Twenty Feet From Stardom’s Lisa Fischer’s first ever solo UK concert, an epic staging of Mahler’s Symphony of a Thousand by Norwich Philharmonic and a revival of Rona Munro’s critically acclaimed The James Plays.
The Festival runs 13th to 29th May 2016 with full line up still to be announced.
The flagship arts organisation for the East of England, Norfolk & Norwich Festival showcases some of the world’s most renowned international artists alongside regional talent, drawing audiences from across the UK.
Full information on all Norfolk & Norwich Festival events at www.nnfestival.org.uk.