Welcome to the Hostry Festival official site,

Due to the exceptional times, we’re all in, we have decided to postpone celebrating our special 10th anniversary until 2021.
On behalf of our principal sponsors the University of East Anglia, all our supporters including Dipple & Conway, Norwich High School For Girls, Booja Booja, MHA Larking Gowen, other local businesses, trusts, charities, philanthropic investors, festival artists and volunteers, we thank you for getting in touch.

Festival launch Night 2019 by Simon Finlay

We will have so much to share with you when we all meet again next 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 as always newly commissioned projects throughout.

Keep in touch with our core 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-year brochure. E: 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.



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Very best wishes to you, your family and friends,
See you 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, e: info@hostryfestival.org