Air Giants


Saturday 14–Sunday 15 May, 2pm–5pm & 6pm–9pm

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Unfurl is a garden like no other. Nature, art and technology have combined to create something spectacular.

It’s a place where the plants know that you have come to visit and reach out to connect with you.  A dreamscape of interactive gentle giant robots made from fabric and air which tower up to 5 meters high.  A place full of light, colour and sound, enchanting crowds and individuals alike.

The plants present different personalities with ever-shifting moods to discover. On your visit you might find that the vines flex and dance, the climbing arches offer a playful shelter, and the shy ferns need a bit of encouragement before they come out of their shell. No two experiences of Unfurl are the same.

Air Giants have applied cutting-edge soft robotic principles to large-scale inflatables. Unlike traditional robots, the plants are soft, compliant and safe. Their designs are drawn directly from natures’ rich palette of movement and they can move in amazing biomorphic ways.

At its heart, Unfurl is an exploration of what connection and interaction mean. It’s a huge and beautiful installation which celebrates the wonder and intelligence of nature’s design sensibilities.

Unfurl has been supported by Without Walls and commissioned by Norfolk & Norwich Festival and Timber Festival

Download the Easy Reade Guide here

Download the Audio Introduction here

Important information

Assisted performances: Quieter Viewing Hour: 1-2pm, before Unfurl opens to the general public. If you would like to attend this Quieter Viewing Hour please email or call our Box Office on 01603 531800.

Tickets: This is a non-ticketed event

Image Credit: Air Giants


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.

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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.

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