EDP Norfolk - - Festival -

Flintspi­ra­tion runs from Satur­day, April 29

to Mon­day, May 1, with tours, trails, talks, pro­ces­sions, dis­plays, ex­hi­bi­tions, craft demon­stra­tions, street the­atre, mu­sic guided walks, chil­dren’s games and ac­tiv­i­ties – and beer and danc­ing too.

It is be­ing or­gan­ised by Nor­wich His­toric Churches Trust, with fund­ing from the Her­itage Lot­tery Fund, and will in­clude ac­tiv­i­ties in­side churches, out­side churches, and across a city cen­tre shaped by churches.

Fifty years ago the Dio­cese of Nor­wich re­viewed the num­ber of parish churches in the city cen­tre and many of those which could no longer be used for wor­ship are now looked af­ter by the Nor­wich His­toric Churches Trust.

The build­ings have be­come art gal­leries, work­shops, book­shops, dance and drama schools, theatres and cafes.

Flintspi­ra­tion in­cludes 18 churches, as well as the still-vi­brant city cen­tre parish churches, and churches looked af­ter by the na­tional Churches Con­ser­va­tion Trust char­ity. Other or­gan­i­sa­tions in­volved in­clude the Univer­sity of East Anglia re­search project The Me­dieval Churches of Nor­wich and the dio­cese of Nor­wich. For full de­tails pick up a Flintspi­ra­tion brochure or visit www.flintspi­ra­tion.org

St Stephen’s

St Peter Man­croft Church

St John Mad­der­mar­ket

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