Line up announced for Arts festival at Norwich Cathedral 

The Hostry Festival programme at Norwich Cathedral in October will celebrate diversity, inclusivity and creativity with a drama premiere, art competition, music and conversational events with interesting public figures.

From October 13-28 the eighth Hostry Festival will be hosted by Norwich Cathedral and sponsored principally by the UEA. The programme has been unveiled this week and is packed with memorable events and a celebration of the arts.

The centrepiece of the festival is the premiere of Total Ensemble Theatre Company’s Boy in the Lighthouse. The Norfolk theatre company which includes talented performers with special needs or disabilities will perform the commissioned show for six nights.

Dean of Norwich Cathedral, the Very Rev Jane Hedges, said: “I’m so pleased that this year Total Ensemble Theatre Company’s production of the Boy In The Lighthouse is at the centre of the festival, as I know that their work brings so much joy to all who are participating and to their audiences. We look forward to a thoroughly entertaining time celebrating the creative spirit very much alive at the heart of Norfolk and Norwich."

The Festival will also include the Paint Out Norwich competition which challenges artists to create artwork in the open air around Norwich.

On Friday, October 19 ITV’s Nina Nannar and the BBC’s Nick Conrad will present the 2018 Norfolk Arts Awards in association with the EDP celebrating the arts through 16 different awards.

There is more drama, dance, music and discussions including conversations with journalists Gavin Hewitt and Matt Freil and actress and comedian Sally PhillipsThe Bishop of Norwich, Rt Rev Graham James will also be profiled in a special one hour interview.

Click here to browse the Hostry Festival programme. 

There are a wide range of volunteer opportunities at the Hostry Festival from helping with planning and promotion, to helping back-stage or participating in performances.  If you are interested in volunteering please email Head of Volunteers, Tracey Catchpole at


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