THUR 2 JULY
FRI 3 JULY
SAT 4 JULY
Centre Yourself: Movement Session
YFP Presents: MY NEIGHBOUR TOTORO (U) + Storyboarding Session
Lost River Stage
Live DJ Set + Q&A with Amy Nomvula
WORKSHOP: Writing Drama Here and Now
WORKSHOP: Writing Place Whilst Staying Put
SUN 5 JULY
MON 6 JULY
YFP Presents: Film Location Masterclass with Crispin Buxton
THUR 2 JULY | 6PM | YouTube Live
Join the YNA team and YNA Collective to celebrate and launch the very first virtual Young Norfolk Arts Festival! Have a sneak preview of our new virtual venue and enjoy a few tasters of what’s to come over the weekend.
THUR 2 – MON 6 JULY | Virtual Gallery
What does our world look like, here and now? The YNA Collective have curated a unique exhibition of artwork inside our new virtual gallery space, bringing together pieces in a variety of artforms and created by young people aged 11-25 from across Norfolk.
SATURDAY 4 JULY
SAT 4 JULY | 10.30AM | YouTube Live
Draw along with this live session, creating your own characters and stories inspired by animated classic MY NEIGHBOUR TOTORO. Then join in at 11am to watch the film with Netflix!
SAT 4 JULY | 10AM-4PM | YouTube Live
We’ll be celebrating talented young performers from across the county as part of our virtual Lost River Stage. Join us for a day of online performances from local songwriters, musicians, dancers, poets and more.
SAT 4 JULY | 4PM | YouTube Live
Get ready for a living room/bedroom/garden boogie with DJ Amy Nomvula. Amy will be playing records from her collection and chatting about DJing, there’ll also be a chance to ask her your questions.
SAT 4 JULY | 10AM | YouTube Live
Centre your creative mind in your body with dancer and movement therapist Hayley Mattthews. Find your ground in uncertain times, centre yourself again in who you are, what you need and what you want by meditating in movement.
Suitable for all ages but most suitable for 16-25!
SAT 4 JULY | 10AM-12PM | ZOOM
How do you capture the liveness of modern life whilst staying inside? How can you develop an idea into a play, and what makes writing for the stage different to other writing? Theatre company Coast to Coast will be demystifying the playwriting process, guiding you to understand existing plays and how you can develop your skill set.
Suitable for ages 16-25
SAT 4 JULY | 4.30-6.30PM | ZOOM
What does it mean to write about your favourite places when you can’t visit them? This creative writing workshop will consider different stimuli for writing about place and support you to produce writing that celebrates the world around us, even when that world sometimes feels small.
Suitable for ages 12-18
SUN 5 JULY | 12-1PM | YouTube Live
Come and get inspired by the creatives of tomorrow. Bring your canapes and sandwiches and enjoy a creative lunch with our young curators. They will guide you through our virtual gallery, sharing their favourite pieces from young artists, while you nibble your sarnies and drool over the art works.
Then join artist Ian Brownlie and YNA Visual Arts Producer Roxanne to make your very own portrait paper boats, inspired by the collection.
SUN 5 JULY | 2PM | FACEBOOK LIVE
Finn Anderson is award-winning songwriter, composer, and theatre writer. Finn will be joining us live for a look into his creative process, as he shares new songs and answers your songwriting questions.
SUN 5 JULY | 2-4PM | ZOOM
Join children’s author Ann Brady and find out how to start creating your own picture story books! This workshop will look at why picture books are great, will show you some different examples and guide you through making your very own short story picture book at home.
Suitable for ages 6-11
SUN 5 JULY | 3-4.30PM | ZOOM
Join Norwich Millennium Library and create a Zine representing the place you’re spending and finding comfort in at the moment; whether it’s home, away, an online space, or in the pages of a book.
Suitable for ages 11-25
MON6 JULY | 5PM | ZOOM WEBINAR
Join us for a live conversation with film locations professional Crispin Buxton. We’ll be discussing three particular films on which he was Location Manager, all with scenes shot in Norfolk and Suffolk; Possum (2018, Dir. Matthew Holness), The Souvenir (2019, Joanna Hogg), and Yesterday (2019, Danny Boyle). There will also be a chance to submit your own questions.