Welcome to the Hostry Festival official site.

After having to cancel the 2020 edition of the Hostry Festival, we have been busy adapting, developing, commissioning and engaging behind the scenes and look forward to celebrating 10 glorious years of the festival in 2021 with you all this October.

Keep your eyes peeled on our website and our FacebookTwitter and Instagram pages for updates and announcements on our rich programme of events scheduled for autumn 2021.

Our warmest wishes and thanks on behalf of our principal sponsors the University of East Anglia, our supporters including Dipple & Conway, Norwich High School For Girls, Booja Booja, MHA Larking Gowen, local businesses, trusts, charities, philanthropic investors, festival artists and all our volunteers.

Festival launch Night 2019 by Simon Finlay

We will have so much to share with you when we all meet again later on this year, including our new Archive section on the website, a brand-new commissioned half-hour documentary profiling the first decade of activities, an extended anniversary 84-page brochure, and  newly commissioned projects.

Keep in touch with our Signature Projects, and if you’re a regular supporter of the festival, email us with your comments on what you’ve seen, or been a part of. Your quote could well appear in our 10th Anniversary brochure. Email us at: info@hostryfestival.org

Our thanks as always to the Dean and Chapter at Norwich Cathedral, and to everyone who helps make up The Autumn Festival of Norfolk.



See you all very soon!

Stash Kirkbride & Peter Barrow
Co-founders of the Hostry Festival at Norwich Cathedral

Festival dates for 2021 are: 16th – 31st October

Here’s to us all meeting together on Monday 6th September 2021, 7pm at the Hostry building, for the official gala opening of our 10th anniversary celebrations. To reserve your place, email: info@hostryfestival.org