The Hostry Fes­ti­val runs in the Hostry of Nor­wich Cathe­dral from Oc­to­ber 15-29. High­lights in­clude:

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The Ea­gle Has Two Heads, by Jean Cocteau, is the cen­tral pro­duc­tion of this year’s Hostry Fes­ti­val. One of the most highly charged ro­man­tic French love sto­ries ever told, this re­vival by Stash Kirk­bride and Peter Bar­row’s PBSK Part­ner­ship, runs from Oc­to­ber 23-28.

To­tal En­sem­ble The­atre Com­pany is made up of tal­ented per­form­ers, many with dis­abil­i­ties. The com­pany, cre­ated and di­rected by Re­becca Chap­man, will per­form It’s A Won­der­ful Moon Ge­orge, which was in­spired by the hang­ing moon in­stal­la­tion at the Nor­folk and Nor­wich Fes­ti­val, and opened the fes­ti­val, plus a pre­view of set pieces from a new play, Boy In The Light­house, writ­ten for To­tal En­sem­ble. Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 21.

The Nor­folk Arts Awards take place at a gala cer­e­mony on Fri­day, Oc­to­ber 20, with cat­e­gories in­clud­ing the­atre, mu­sic, dance, broad­cast­ing, vis­ual arts, busi­ness and the arts, writ­ing and more.

Paint Out Nor­wich – in which artists take to the streets and paint, draw and print, what­ever the weather. The com­pet­i­tive live-art event runs across the fort­night, fin­ish­ing with an ex­hi­bi­tion from Oc­to­ber 18-28. There is also a pub­lic paint-out for all-com­ers on Sun­day, Oc­to­ber 15.

Hay­ley Mills, Os­car-win­ning ac­tress and new fes­ti­val pa­tron, is in con­ver­sa­tion on stage with Stash Kirk­bride, plus an au­di­ence Q&A. Oc­to­ber 29.

Dr David Starkey will talk about 500 years of re­li­gious ref­or­ma­tion and up­heaval, in­clud­ing a Q&A, in Have We Been Here Be­fore? The Ref­or­ma­tion 500 Years On. Oc­to­ber 29 A mu­si­cal med­i­ta­tion on Ju­lian of Nor­wich, in­clud­ing dance, nar­ra­tion and art pro­jec­tions, cre­ated by world-renowned Chick­en­shed The­atre. Oc­to­ber 28

Anglian Mist, a new psy­cho­log­i­cal thriller set on Or­ford Ness, by Stuff of Dreams The­atre Com­pany. Oc­to­ber 26

The Hostry Fes­ti­val Clas­si­cal Con­cert is a cel­e­bra­tion of some of Nor­folk’s best young mu­si­cians, who will be joined on stage by new con­cert pa­tron Ju­lian Lloyd Web­ber. Sun­day, Oc­to­ber 15, Nor­wich School New Blake Stu­dio.

Hay­ley Moy­ses and Friends Con­cert pre­sentes songs from her new cd – the first pub­lic per­for­mance apart from a pre-re­lease con­cert in Nashville. She will be joined by Nor­folk singers and song­writ­ers for the fi­nal event of the 2017 fes­ti­val on Oc­to­ber 29. For more in­for­ma­tion pick up a brochure, buy tick­ets from the The­atre Royal box of­fice on 01603 598676 or visit www.hostryfes­ti­val.org

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