Holt Festival

Published: Wednesday 4th Jun 2014

Written by: Laura Foster

The Holt festival runs from Saturday 19th July to Sunday 27th July 2014, bringing into the town a stunning mixture of culture with some amazing talents of street performers, musicians, poets, actors, dancers, and comedians at various locations. This year the headline acts include comedian Rich Hall, broadcaster Sandi Toksvig, presenter Melvyn Bragg and evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins.

Norfolk Country Cottages are again pleased to be sponsoring the Children’s Festival which is running from Thursday 24th July – Sunday 27th July.

The Children events are being held in Gresham’s Prep School Hall and all performance are free.

Thursday 24th July = 12 noon – 1pm, 2pm – 3pm, 4pm – 5pmSuitcase StoriesAn interactive storytelling show designed to unleash the imagination of children. 3 years+

Friday 25th July = 2.30pm – 3.30pmComedy Club 4 KidsCracking entertainment for everyone over six years old, with the best comedians from the UK and world circuit doing what they do best.

Saturday 26th July = 10am – 11amThe Pied PiperThe Norwich Puppet Theatre’s humorous and irresistible one person show combines a skilful mix of puppetry foot-tapping music and storytelling which will have audiences young and old entranced. 3 years+

Saturday 26th July = 12.30pm – 1.30pm, 2.30pm – 3.30pmComedy Improv!A fast paced show, arrive ready to shout ideas and see Scottish and international improvisers create witty sketches based on your suggestions, which will guarantee to give your stomach muscles a workout. 5 years+

Sunday 27th July = 10.30am – 11.30am, 12.30pm -1.30pmPoetryJoe ShowJoin PoetryJoe, star of Cbeebies Rhyme Rocket, performer, writer and of course poet, in his light-up, pop-up world of fabulous foods, beasty bugs and peculiar pets.

Please contact the Box Office to book your tickets.Box OfficeLion House Court,26a High Street,Holt,NR25 6BJ.01263 711284

Norfolk Country Cottages are also running a Children’s Festival Trail. Do call in to say hello and collect you trail card from our Holt office, then take part in a fun short trail taking you around Holt where you will have to find the Home of Bright Ideas Sticker in various shop windows throughout the town. Fear not, the trail card will have rhyming clues to help you find the right locations!There will be prizes and stickers for all those who get back to us with a completed card and an overall winner will be selected once the festival is over. 

Also look out for the larger version of the Home of Bright Ideas Cottage that will be outside our office for the 4 days in July, where you will be able to put your heads through the cottage windows and have photos taken. We all look forward to seeing you……. Smile, and say Cheeeeeese!

Laura Foster
Laura Foster


Enjoys running, cycling, going to the theatre and supporting Norwich City Football Club.


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