Tim Sandys


This is a past event which has now ended.

Norfolk & Norwich Festival 2020 has been cancelled

It is with regret that we have taken the very difficult but ultimately inevitable decision to cancel the 2020 Norfolk & Norwich Festival.

With the rapidly escalating health-crisis and with the safety of our audiences, staff and artists at heart, we have taken the decision that it is impossible for us to deliver the Festival this May.

If you have booked a ticket for the Festival, you do not need to do anything. You are entitled to a refund and we will be in touch soon. Please bear with us during this difficult time. If you have the capacity to make a donation of part or all of your ticket value, we would be extremely grateful – it would help ensure we’re well-placed to support artists and be able to present future Festivals.

Tickets for Anish Kapoor were booked directly through Houghton Hall, find out more here

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Tim Sandys is fascinated with the individual’s role in society and how they react in different situations – alone, in crowds or as part of the wider civilisation. Using actions and interventions, he carefully identifies points of strain, failure or tension within the urban experience and exploits them.

Occasionally challenging but always compelling, Sandys’ work is an exercise in empathy in the face of impersonal civilian trappings. These actions and subsequent artefacts tackle the negated status of the individual functioning in a societal context. Using both empowering and provocative methods, this practice flirts simultaneously with deviance and empathy.

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Tickets: This is a non-ticketed event

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