HOSTRY FES­TI­VAL HIGHLIGHTS

EDP Norfolk - - THE MARDLER -

Ac­tress/writer Sally Phillips, known for her work on I’m Alan Par­tridge, Smack The Pony, and the Brid­get Jones’s Di­aries films is live on stage, In Con­ver­sa­tion as part of the line-up for this year’s just-launched Hostry Fes­ti­val in Nor­wich.

The To­tal En­sem­ble Theatre Com­pany has a pre­miere of its move­ment theatre piece Boy In The Light­house as the fes­ti­val’s cen­tral pro­duc­tion. More than 25 di­verse and unique per­form­ers from all over Nor­folk make up the cast of this orig­i­nal story, de­scribed by the fes­ti­val’s artis­tic di­rec­tor Stash Kirk­bride as an “up­lift­ing, emo­tion­ally charged and a pow­er­ful ‘must-see story told through move­ment, di­a­logue, and sound­scape.”

Other highlights in­clude the re­turn of The Hu­man Voice, star­ring Tracey Catch­pole, and fes­ti­val favourite, opera singer Lisa Cassidy. BBC’s News ed­i­tor Gavin He­witt and Chan­nel 4’s Europe ed­i­tor Matt Frei are also on the bill.

The Nor­folk Arts Awards 2018, in as­so­ci­a­tion with the East­ern Daily Press will be cel­e­brat­ing ta­lented peo­ple and projects in the re­gion in the fes­ti­val’s gala night for arts and cul­ture in Nor­folk.

James Col­man’s Paint Out Nor­wich has a full five day of­fer of vis­ual arts, plus a twoweek ex­hi­bi­tion of the re­sults from artists paint­ing the city of Nor­wich.

“I take real pride in the fact that The Hostry Fes­ti­val has con­tin­ued over eight years to con­sis­tently sup­ply a pro­gramme brim­ming with orig­i­nal­ity and in­clu­siv­ity,” says Stash.

The fes­ti­val runs from Oc­to­ber 13 un­til Oc­to­ber 28. hostryfes­ti­val.org

The Hostry Fes­ti­val launch

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