1-10 JULY 2022

1-10 JULY 2022

Welcome to the Young Norfolk Arts Festival 2022!
With 10 days of performance, theatre, writing, dance, visual arts and creative workshops, by and for young people across Norfolk.

FESTIVAL CALENDAR

THUR 30 JUNE

YNAF 2022 LAUNCH

6-7pm

Norwich Arts Centre

Join us live as we launch this year’s Festival! With music, poetry and dance, curated by our YNA Collective.

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FRI 1 JULY

PRIMARY POETRY SLAM

11am-12.30pm

Norwich Arts Centre

Budding young poets from 4 Norfolk schools will compete to be crowned the best.

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SAT 2 JULY

LOST RIVER STAGE

12.30-3pm & 4.30-6.30pm

Westlegate, Norwich

Showcasing up and coming musicians, bands, dancers, poets and performers from across Norfolk. Part of the Lord Mayor’s Celebration.

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THE DANCE WE MADE

All day

Norwich City Centre Help the TWDM dancers create some new moves and watch the performance come together before your very eyes…

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SUN 3 JULY

NATURE IS OUR HOME WORKSHOP

11.30am-1pm

Sainsbury Centre

Join the YNA Collective for a family friendly workshop inspired by nature and home.

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YOUNG NORFOLK WRITING COMPETITION SHOWCASE

5-6pm

National Centre for Writing

We’ll be announcing the winners of this year’s competition in this very special showcase.

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TUE 5 JULY

FLINT

2.30pm & 7.30pm

The Garage, Norwich

The Garage Theatre Company presents a new play about fifteen year old Lydia who has become obsessed with the work of fellow fifteen year old Greta Thunberg. Leaving her home in a trek spanning nations, Lydia attempts to put right what other generations have done wrong.

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SONGWRITING WORKSHOP WITH JESS MORGAN

4-5pm

Norwich Arts Centre

Develop new song ideas through writing exercises and experiment with the ways that music can support and complement lyrics.

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WED 6 JULY

CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP WITH LIGIA MACEDO

4-5.30pm

PRIMEYARC, Great Yarmouth

A safe, fun writing space to connect with nature, explore what is around and inside us, create and share pieces of work reflecting  thoughts, experiences, memories, dreams, hopes and insights for the future.

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THUR 7 JULY

SONGWRITING WORKSHOP WITH JESS MORGAN

4-5pm

Norwich Arts Centre

Develop new song ideas through writing exercises and experiment with the ways that music can support and complement lyrics.

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FRI 8 JULY

SONGWRITING WORKSHOP WITH JESS MORGAN

4-5pm

Norwich Arts Centre

Develop new song ideas through writing exercises and experiment with the ways that music can support and complement lyrics.

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SAT 9 JULY

YOUNG VISIONARIES SHOWCASE

3-6pm

Norwich Arts Centre

A showcase of music, art, poetry and spoken word curated and performed by members of Young Visionaries.

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NATURE. CRISIS. DRAMA SYMPOSIUM

10am-7pm

UEA Enterprise Centre

Song of the Reeds: Re-wilding Drama

Part of a two-day symposium exploring the role of the arts in addressing conservation and the climate crisis. Featuring creative contributions from our YNA Collective

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SUN 10 JULY

NATURE. CRISIS. DRAMA SYMPOSIUM

10am-5pm

Norwich Arts Centre

DODO, PHOENIX, BUTTERFLY: Dramatising the Climate Crisis

Part of a two-day symposium exploring the role of the arts in addressing conservation and the climate crisis.

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THE FLOWIN AND GLOWIN FESTIVAL

10.30am-4pm

The Garage, Norwich

The Taverham Community Ambassadors in partnership with The Garage presents a day of celebration to support refugees living with period poverty. Including yoga, comedy, music, refreshments and more!

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THROUGHOUT THE FESTIVAL

POSTCARD POEMS

Launches Fri 1 July across Norwich and online

School students across Norfolk and Norwich have been invited to celebrate Norwich using bite size poetry. You will be able to find the poems exhibited in windows across the city. Coordinated by the Norwich 2040 Local Cultural Education Partnership.

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YNA COLLECTIVE NEST PODCAST

Launching online from 26 June

What does it take to pursue a creative path? The Young Norfolk Arts Collective Nest is a mini-series podcast hosted by Collective member Amelia Long, her creative (and curious…) chats will capture the lives of each guest and how they got to where they are now.

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GROWTH

Screening as part of Nature. Crisis. Drama and online

Growth is an experimental dance film exploring the cycles nature goes through and how they intertwine with rural and urban environments. Involving choreography and editing from the collective, with sound design and conceptual art from local young creatives, the piece aims to take a fresh look on nature and how we experience it in our everyday lives.

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FESTIVAL MAP

FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS

YNAF 2022 LAUNCH

Thurs 30 June 6-7pm | Norwich Arts Centre | FREE

Join us live as we launch this year’s Festival! With music, poetry and dance, curated by our YNA Collective.

Please note this is an invite only event but will also be live streamed online

NATURE IS OUR HOME WORKSHOP

Sun 3 July 11.30-1pm | Sainsbury Centre | FREE

Join members of the YNA Collective for a family friendly workshop inspired by nature and home. With a short guided nature walk in the woodlands next to the Sainsbury Centre, we’ll be collecting objects to create our own mini ‘home in nature’. Suitable for ages 3+

Part of the Sainsbury Centre’s Family Sunday.

CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP WITH LIGIA MACEDO

Wed 6 July 4-5.30pm | PRIMEYARC, Great Yarmouth | FREE

This will be a safe, fun writing space to connect with nature, explore what is around and inside us, create and share pieces of work reflecting thoughts, experiences, memories, dreams, hopes and insights for the future.

POSTCARD POEMS

Launches Friday 1 July across Norwich and online

School students across Norfolk and Norwich have been invited to celebrate Norwich using bite size poetry. You will be able to find the poems exhibited across the city and online this July.

Coordinated by the Norwich 2040 Local Cultural Education Partnership.

LOST RIVER STAGE

Sat 2 July 12.30-3pm & 4.30-6.30pm | Westlegate | FREE

The Lost River Stage will showcase up and coming musicians, bands, dancers, poets and performers from across Norfolk, featuring performances from some of the freshest young talent in the county.

Part of the Lord Mayor’s Celebration.

FLINT

Tue 5 July 2.30pm & 7.30pm | The Garage | Tickets from £2

Presented by The Garage Theatre Company. Fifteen year old Lydia (from Norwich) has become obsessed with the work of fifteen year old Greta (from Sweden). Lydia leaves her family, friends and home in a trek spanning nations as she attempts to put right what other generations have done wrong….

YOUNG VISIONARIES SHOWCASE

Sat 9 July | 3-6pm | Norwich Arts Centre | Tickets from £2

Join us for the first Young Visionaries Showcase, where young creatives will be showcasing their talents in music, art, poetry and spoken word.

GROWTH

Screening as part of Nature. Crisis. Drama and online

Growth is an experimental dance film exploring the cycles nature goes through and how they intertwine with rural and urban environments.

THE FLOWIN AND GLOWIN FESTIVAL

Sun 10 July | 10.30am-4pm | The Garage | Ticketed

The Taverham Community Ambassadors in partnership with The Garage presents a day of celebration to support refugees living with period poverty. Including yoga, comedy, music, refreshments and more! All proceeds to Bloody Good Period.

THE DANCE WE MADE

Sat 2 July | All day | Norwich City Centre | FREE

The TDWM Team has just 2 hours to create a brand new dance, and they need your help…Help the dancers create some new moves and watch the performance come together before your very eyes.

The newly created dance will then be performed by the TDWM Team as part of our Lost River Stage.

SONGWRITING WORKSHOPS WITH JESS MORGAN

Tue 5 July, Thur 7 July & Fri 8 July 4-5pm | Norwich Arts Centre | FREE

In three fast-moving sessions we will drum up and develop song ideas through writing exercises and experiment with the ways that music can support and complement lyrics. With writer and musician Jess Morgan.

NATURE. CRISIS. DRAMA SYMPOSIUM

Sat 9 – Sun 10 July | UEA and Norwich Arts Centre | Tickets from £5

A two-day symposium exploring the role of the arts in addressing conservation and the climate crisis. Featuring creative responses by the YNA Collective.

YNA COLLECTIVE NEST PODCAST

Launching online from 26 June

What does it take to pursue a creative path? The Young Norfolk Arts Collective Nest is a mini-series podcast hosted by Collective member Amelia Long, her creative (and curious…) chats will capture the lives of each guest and how they got to where they are now.

FESTIVAL FRINGE

OAT EAST PERFORMING ARTS CELEBRATION

Fri 1 July 6.30pm | Ormiston Victory Academy | £5

An evening showcasing the many talents of the students from the Primary and Secondary students in the Ormiston Academies Trust Eastern Region.

LOST IN A DREAM

Monday 4 & Tuesday 5 July 7.30pm| Ormiston Victory Academy | £5

An evening of music and dance performed by the students of Ormiston Victory Academy.

IMAGINING HISTORY SUMMER SCHOOL

Throughout July | Online | FREE

During the month of July, you can choose one of three specially designed workshops based around weekly online sessions during which members of the IHUK team set you a series of writing, thought and exploration tasks.

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Young Norfolk Arts Trust is a charity which uses all its income to provide life changing opportunities for young people across Norfolk. Every project and activity is offered to children and young people for free, including our yearly festival programme. Support us by donating what you can…