Having lived in Norfolk for the last seven years, I’ve grown used to seeing those pink banners and posters popping up all over the place once September hits! We’re incredibly lucky to have such an amazing group of volunteers that are able to put on hundreds of events around the county, and this year I got the chance to get out and see what was on offer.
Hungate Medieval Art
Most of the sites I visited are ones that I came across simply by (tactically!) wandering around Norwich, keeping an eye out for that familiar flash of pink bunting. During the first weekend of the festival, I took refuge from that too-late heatwave in Hungate (St Peter's Church) on Princes Street, and its beautiful garden. This was the perfect city centre pit stop to cool off and take in the current temporary exhibition, WATER. The churchyard gardens also back on to The Britons Arms, a gorgeous 14th century thatched building that is now a restaurant and cafe - and was hosting its own guided tours during the festival!
The South Asia Collection
Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse
Volunteering this year has really made me appreciate the frankly silly amount of heritage and history that can be found in every corner of the country, from literally around the corner from my house all the way up to the top of the cathedral tower. I’ve had the absolutely best time with the HODs gang and have learned so much over the past few months - I’m so proud to have been a part of this year’s festival!
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