Festival Foundations Exhibition

Friday 13 – Saturday 28 May

Museum of Norwich

During the Festival (13-28 May), entry to museum is free

250 years ago, the good people of Norwich came together to raise much-needed funds for the new Norfolk & Norwich Hospital by staging sermons and then concerts. As part of a new National Lottery Heritage Funded project, Festival Forever, we present an exhibition about the very foundations of the Festival.

The exhibition is curated by volunteers, and forms part of a year-long project to uncover and preserve the history of the Festival.

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Image credit: Norfolk and Norwich Hospital, Norwich. Line engraving by W. & C. Yates © Wellcome Collection

Festival Futures – Arts make life better

Norfolk & Norwich Festival brings tens of thousands of people together in celebration – it has been doing this for 250 years. Through our May festival and our arts education work, we lead and support celebration, creativity and curiosity in communities across Norfolk.

This year we launch a giving campaign, Festival Futures, to help ensure we continue this work for future generations.

2022’s campaign focuses on ‘Tomorrow’s World’ – the participants, audiences and artists of the future. We aim to raise £20,000 towards our Take Part: Schools programme and towards a range of programming at 2022’s Festival that provides participation and showcase opportunities for young people and early-career artists.  We believe that participation in the arts can increase confidence, creativity and academic results and that by creating performance and commissioning opportunities for the next generation of artists, we are ensuring the future of Norfolk & Norwich Festival. We need your support.

Make a Festival Futures donation to Norfolk & Norwich Festival.

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