Norfolk and Norwich Festival Launch 2012

1 March 2012, 13:00 | Updated: 1 March 2012, 13:23

The Norfolk and Norwich Festival 2012 has announced it's line up for this May.

The festival is now one of the biggest of it's kind in the country and runs from 11-26 of May.

It includes music, arts and entertainment all over Norwich and Norfolk.

There are more than 100 different events happening this year with an extended children's programme.

'This is an extraordinary year for us,' said William Galinsky, Artistic Director.  'We've collaborated with a host of visionary artists as well as local, national and international partners to create a fantastic programme.  The Festival gives audiences and artists alike the chance to try something completely different, to have amazing experiences that wouldn't be possible during the other fifty weeks of the year.  It's about seeing our part of the world with  a fresh pair of eyes and having great fun at the same time.  I hope audiences will five in and enjoy as much as possible.'  

Councillor Derrick Murphy, leader of Norfolk County Council, said: “'The Norfolk and Norwich Festival is a landmark in the cultural life of the county. It puts Norfolk on the international map attracting companies and artists from across the world, and also gives a fantastic platform to local talent and creativity. With over 100 acts in 16 days, there truly is something for everyone.'

 Councillor Brenda Arthur, leader of Norwich City Council, said: "The Norfolk & Norwich Festival is always one of the highlights of the year, bringing headline names and spectacular shows to the city and giving talented people from all over the region the chance to take part in theatre, dance and other activities. There really is something for everyone of every age. 

"It's also a massive boost for the local economy, attracting people into the city and creating and protecting jobs. I'd recommend that people

 make a space in their diaries so they don't miss out on this amazing programme of events."

Norfolk and Norwich Festival