HOSTRY FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
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