Celebrating the 10 year anniversary of the Young Norfolk Arts Festival!
YNAF 2023 ran from the 29th June – 9th July 2023 with over 10 days of performance, theatre, poetry, writing, dance, visual arts and free creative workshops, made by and for young people in Norwich and Norfolk.
The YNAF 2023 programme provided great opportunities to showcase Norfolk’s young talent at events such as the Launch, the Sounds of the City stages in Chapelfield Gardens during the Lord Mayor’s Celebrations, and our special 10th anniversary wrap party. As part of our 10 year celebrations we launched the inspiring and valuable Young Norwich Creatives Awards which offered £1000 to four young creatives in partnership with the Norwich Arts Centre and National Centre for Writing.
As always, this Festival was devised by the YNA Collective – a volunteer group of 16-25 year olds who are passionate about the arts and creativity. The themes that the Collective want to reflect in YNAF 2023’s programme were: togetherness, interactivity and longevity.
2023 was the mark of our 10th Festival. The support and encouragement we receive each year from partners, funders, participants and audiences is inspiring and deeply motivating. Please help us to ensure that we can continue to nurture the region’s young talent by donating to our fundraising campaign HERE.
Take a look back at our highlight below.
YNAF 2023 LAUNCH
Tue 4 July 10:30 – 11:30am & | Norwich Arts Centre
Borka is the story of a goose born with no feathers who feels different from her many brothers and sisters. Unable to find a place where she is accepted, she meets two new friends on their boat heading towards London and finally a home in Kew Gardens.
Sounds Of The City
#PostcardPoems and #FigurineItOut
Thu 29 June – Sun 9 July | Various locations in Norwich City | FREE
Postcard Poems and Figurine It Out is back! The Norwich 2040 LCEP have invited schools to create bite sized poetry and figurines expressing their hopes for the future. You can find the poems and figurines by following the trail across 5 venues in the city.
YOUNG NORFOLK WRITING COMPETITION SHOWCASE
Support Us And Donate
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…