Click Here to download the 2018 Hostry Festival brochure.

Hello and welcome to the HOSTRY FESTIVAL 2018. Our focus this year is on inclusion and diversity, and I’m more than proud to announce Total Ensemble Theatre Company’s World Premiere of Boy In The Lighthouse as our festival Central Production. With a cast of over 25 from all over Norfolk, and 6 performances, this will be a breathtaking and truly not to be missed event.

The Norfolk Arts Awards, in association with the Eastern Daily Press returns, celebrating the many and varied artists and projects that go to make Norfolk one of the most active and thriving places for the arts in the UK.

Paint Out Norwich, now in its 5th year delivers a 5 day offer, with visual artists from our region and further afield painting on the streets of Norwich, plus a two week exhibition at the Hostry Building.

Actress and writer Sally Phillips is in conversation live on stage, as well as two leading journalists, BBC’s Gavin Hewitt and Channel 4’s Matt Frei. Drama and opera are portrayed in a superbly powerful double bill The Human Voice. Inspiring Woman in the Arts focuses on our themes of inclusion and diversity in the modern age. The best dance music on the planet comes in the shape of Danceitation. There’s classical violin and guitar music from James Boyd and Harriet McKenzie. Author Mick Colins is in profile. The new Ella McCready Jazz trio can be enjoyed at Dinner Jazz,  and the Bishop Of Norwich talks in depth on stage.

A wonderful line up awaits as we welcome our new Principal Sponsors The University Of East Anglia and Booja Booja, just two of the many Norfolk projects and educational establishments and businesses lending their support in partnership with the Autumn Festival Of Norfolk. 13th -28th October. We all look forward to seeing you at one or many of our events. Enjoy the festival brochure and see you soon. Best wishes, Stash kirkbride. Artistic Director, of the Hostry Festival at Norwich. Cathedral. Email 

Listen to the Hostry Artistic Director Stash Kirkbride on BBC Radio Norfolk discussing the 2018 festival line up.


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