Norfolk and Norwich Festival 2014

I was in Norwich today for the Norfolk and Norwich Festival and it was wonderful. Of course the lovely warm sunshine helped the day go with a swing but the entertainment really was superb. As we were only there for the day we didn’t have time to do most of the things. The Festival is running between Friday 9th May and Sunday 25th May and there are numerous activities to take part in. Today we had a super time at ‘The Garden Party’ in Chapelfield Gardens and outside the Forum. It was nice to be back in Norwich and really lovely to bump into Adam and Jo and their little family in Chapelfield. In between picnics and trips into the centre to listen to Swervy World busking and to partake of a nice cup of tea we saw acrobatics, bands and amusing shows. Andres and Ellie enjoyed a ride in the ‘The Astronauts’ Caravan’ – quite literally a caravan that turned around tricking its occupants into thinking they were moving too. We all really enjoyed watching the stunning La Ballade de Bergerac, a show by the Lost in Translation Circus and their amazing acrobatics. We danced (somewhat badly and embarrassingly) to the Orkestra Del Sol and admired the Anchors Aweigh carousel – a people powered carousel ride for children. We marvelled at the Haywood Hix show ‘Works’ – their silent organisation of the crowd and elaborate setting up of a whole chain of interactions presumably in homage to Newton’s Third Law. We ended the day by watching Acrojou’s show Frantic a comment on our obsession with busyness. We went home tired, a little sunburnt but very happy.

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