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And Now:


Monday 21 - Sunday 27 May

Wells Beach, Wells-next-the-sea

World Premiere

Free event

Whilst the sun sets over Wells beach, come and experience a celebration of our natural environment as sculptural installations come to life with illuminations, musical interludes and movement.

Wayfaring is a journey of exploration, inspired by the present landscape and ancient routes of the Icknield Way. Using local and found materials, artists And Now: will create an installation on the beach – an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty – that invites audiences to think about how we arrive at, understand, protect and leave a space.

The Icknield Way runs from Norfolk to the Dorset Coast and has existed since pre-Roman times. Following the Premiere in Norfolk, they will also create installations in Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the North Wessex Downs and Dorset.

Click here for information about the accessibility of Wells Beach

Important information

Venue: Wells Beach, Wells-next-the-sea

There will be no free parking at this event and space will be very limited. If you are booked onto the coach from Norwich, it will be leaving from outside Norwich Theatre Royal at 6pm and leave Wells between 10 – 10.30pm, or earlier if everyone who is booked onto the coach is ready to leave before then. Note that we are no longer taking coach bookings.

Dates & Times

Friday 25 & Saturday 26 May, 8pm - 10pm, the event is not a set two hour performance; illuminations, musical interludes and movement will animate the installation. Arrive when you want and stay for as long as you would like. The artists will be building this installation during daylight hours from Monday 21 to Friday 25 May.

Tickets: This is a non-ticketed event

Produced by Activate Performing Arts.

Co-commissioned by Norfolk & Norwich Festival, Corn Exchange Newbury, 101 Outdoor Arts Creation Space and Oerol Festival.

Supported by the National Association of Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and with public funding by Arts Council England.

Norfolk premiere co-produced by Norfolk & Norwich Festival and supported by the Norfolk Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and Holkham Estate. With thanks to Norfolk & Norwich Festival Director’s Circle Supporters Michelle and David Lamont.

Image credits: Masthead image © Original art works by ‘And Now’ : Photographic imagery by Nick Read’