The Hostry Festival runs from October 13 to 28 this year at The Hostry, Norwich Cathedral, with a busy programme of talks, debates, music and opera.
It is the festival’s eighth year and it includes Paint Out Norwich, which pits 40 jury-selected artists against the weather and with the public watching as they each create an artwork in just a few hours in the open air (for details of the Paint Out art trail, sessions and exhibition, pick up a festival brochure or visit www. paintoutnorwich.org).
Also part of the festival events is The Norfolk Arts Awards, in association with the Eastern Daily Press, which consists of 14 awards and 36 nominations to celebrate the county’s arts, culture and creatives. Let’s Talk’s editor Angi Kennedy was awarded the Outstanding Contribution to the Arts Award at last year’s ceremony. This year’s gala event will be hosted by arts editor for ITV News, Nina Nannar and BBC Radio Norfolk’s Nick Conrad.