Wandering Words: A Guided Walking Tour of Norwich UNESCO City of Literature

Friday 27 May, 2.00pm–Sunday 29 May, 3.00pm

Norwich City Centre

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Tickets: £5.00

The walking tour is free. Ticket booking is required for the special pop-up performances.

The walking tour is FREE and unticketed. Pick-up a walking trail map from the Festival Box Office from Friday 13 May. 

Discover Norwich of the past, present and future through newly commissioned stories from five brilliant writers with ties to the city: Andy Bennett, Hannah Levene, Victoria Adukwei-Bulley, Piers Harrison-Reid and Jessica Streeting. On this guided walk you’ll experience Norwich with fresh eyes and encounter the people and locations that inspired each writers’ work. Featuring pop-up readings plus print and audio installations across the city centre.

This literary walk has been created to celebrate the ten year anniversary of Norwich becoming England’s first UNESCO City of Literature. National Centre for Writing has commissioned five writers with a connection to the city to respond creatively to a particular place in Norwich or to an event in its history. These new works represent the breadth of new writing happening in, around and inspired by the city.

The tours with pop-up reading have sold out. To be added to the waiting list, please call our box office on 01603 531800, or email boxoffice@nnfestival.org.uk stating your phone number and how many tickets you would like.

About the writers

Jessica Streeting grew up in Norfolk and went to school in Norwich. She trained as a nurse at St Thomas’ Hospital, following a career in school and public health nursing, alongside singing, and playing the cello. Her writing includes a novel about school nursing; Last Summer in Soho. In 2021 Propolis published her epic poem memoir, Sea-Change, which charts an idyllic Norfolk childhood, love and sudden loss.


Important information

Venue: Norwich City Centre

Duration: Special performances with pop-up readings: 1hr 30 minutes

Please Note: Maps will be available to pick up from the box office in Norwich Guildhall from Friday 13 May.

Start Location: The tour starts at The Plantation Gardens


Tickets: £5.00

Essential Companions: Any audience member requiring an essential carer/companion can get one free ticket. Relevant discounts or concessions still apply to the paid ticket.

The walking tour is FREE. Pick-up a walking trail map from the Festival Box Office. Ticket booking is required for the special performances with pop-up readings.



Select a performance


27 May

02:00 pm



28 May

03:00 pm



29 May

03:00 pm


Image credit © VisitNorwich

City of Literature is a Norfolk & Norwich Festival and National Centre for Writing presentation, programmed by the National Centre for Writing.

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