NNF director steps down
This year’s Norfolk and Norwich Festival will be the last for director William Galinsky, who is stepping down after seven years. Mr Galinsky (left) is passing on the baton to allow him to “catch a breath.”
“Being artistic director of NNF has been the most brilliant adventure - at times, it has made me feel like Willy Wonka. From Robert Wilson’s Walking along the
beaches and dunes at Holkham, to Wildwork’s Wolf’s Child in the forests of Felbrigg Hall, to a cardboard St Peter Mancroft built by thousands of volunteers, the festival has given me the opportunity to bring the audiences and communities of Norwich and Norfolk experiences beyond an artistic director’s wildest dreams,” he said.
His swan song festival line-up includes highlights like Luke Jerram’s Museum of the Moon which will see a huge inflatable moon and an out-of-this-world soundscape outside the Forum in Norwich, the Adnams Spiegeltent, a 10-hour choral sleepover with The Voice Project at the Assembly House in Norwich, the virtual reality VR Playground experience which will move around the city, and the chance to hop aboard a bus for the show Rear View. This year’s festival is May 12- 28. www.nnfestival.org.uk