Arts & Culture in East Anglia
Norfolk and Suffolk, from its urban centres, rural villages and coastal towns are part of the four counties of East of England including Cambridgeshire and Essex. Overlooking the North Sea to Europe we are the most easterly point of England.
The East of England offers the best in culture and arts outside of London. We’re home to nationally and internationally renowned festivals, venues, theatres and touring companies. We’re also the place where world-class talent is celebrated, built and nurtured.
From Suffolk’s Snape Maltings and its long-running Aldeburgh Festival to the Norfolk & Norwich Festival, a flagship multi-discipline arts festival, Great Yarmouth’s Out There Festival, a free weekend of international street arts, Latitude, Red Rooster and Maverick festivals; and Lowestoft’s all-new and free First Light festival.
On a more day-to-day basis, Norwich hosts Norwich Arts Centre, Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery, Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts at UEA, Curious Directive, Norwich University of the Arts, Norwich Theatre and Playhouse, and ourselves at Dragon Hall, while, football team rivalries aside, Ipswich offers up both DanceEast, a national centre for dance, SPILL Festival and the New Wolsey Theatre.
Truly successful places are much more than economic powerhouses. Their high levels of performance are always underpinned by a sense of creative vibrancy, a manifestly strong quality of life, and a clear sense of cultural identity.
Download the New Anglia LEP Cultural Strategy Evidence Report
Download Culture Drives Impact: The New Anglia LEP Culture Board Manifesto