Welcome to the Hostry Festival 2017

The Autumn Festival of Norfolk

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After the resounding success of 2016, The Hostry Festival continues to grow in reputation. 2017 sees us programming our 7th festival, focussing on the development of our four core projects, enabling them to deliver even better results not only during the extended full two weeks of the festival but throughout the year: THE NORFOLK ARTS AWARDS, In association with the EDP, Norfolk’s Oscars paying tribute to the world of the arts each year. Rebecca Chapman’s TOTAL ENSEMBLE THEATRE COMPANY, inclusive Theatre at its very best. James Colman’s PAINT OUT, visual artists paint out Norwich over 5 fabulous days & Nights and our Festival Central Production this year is a revival of Jean Cocteau’s THE EAGLE HAS TWO HEADS, without doubt one of the most highly charged romantic French love stories ever told.

Other festival highlights include: Oscar academy winning actress and new festival patron HAYLEY MILLS In Conversation on stage, includes book signing & Q&A. NEVER TOO LATE, in association with Mustard TV, profiling people of retirement age who have bravely undertaken new hobbies for the first time ever.

STUFF OF DREAMS THEATRE COMPANY present their new play Anglian Mist. Another new commission is a CLASSICAL YOUTH MUSIC CONCERT AT THE BLAKE STUDIO, Norwich School. BBC RADIO NORFOLK broadcast WOMEN IN ARTS FORUM, live from Norwich School For Girls, as well as a BBC Festival Special 4 hour show live from the Hostry building. There’s a stunning JULIAN OF NORWICH tribute concert, with the co-founders of world renowned Chickenshed Theatre. 

DR DAVID STARKEY LECTURE’s at the festival for the first time. CURTAIN UP, a delicious new musical review. THE ACTOR IN BUSINESS, on how to become a professional actor. AND HAYLEY MOYSES & FRIENDS MUSIC CONCERT celebrates singers and song writing from Norfolk.

It all takes place over an especially extended full 2 weeks in the Autumn half term.

Pick up tickets in person at the Theatre Royal Box Office, ring our dedicated box office (01603) 598676 and join us facebook and Twitter throughout the summer.

See you at our festival launch night on Monday 4th September, 7-9pm and then at one or many more of our events at the Autumn Festival Of Norfolk 15 -29 October.

Best wishes,

Stash Kirkbride & Peter Barrow
Co-Founders of The Hostry Festival at Norwich Cathedral.
Bought to you by the PBSK Partnership,
A not-for-profit, community interest project. Info@hostryfestival.org


 Listen to our Co- Founder and Artistic Director Stash Kirkbride talking on    Radio Norfolk about this years Hostry Festival.