What’s On in Norwich Over the Next 6 Months

30 December 2022

What’s On in Norwich Over the Next 6 Months

As we welcome in a brand new year, Norwich is looking forward to an amazing 2023!

Whether you’re a local or visiting from out of town, there’s always something exciting happening in Norwich. Over the next six months, there’s a number of events to look out for. From arts and science festivals to the most intriguing new exhibitions, we’ve got the lowdown on what’s going on in the city. So, if you’re looking to get out and about in Norwich, read on for the latest information about the city’s biggest upcoming events!


Norwich Science Festival

The Forum and other city locations
11 – 18 February (half term)
FREE & paid events

As the countdown to Norwich Science Festival 2023 starts, the city is gearing up for a week of fun, learning, and exciting hands-on activities!

With events and activities for all ages, the festival promises to be a great way to explore the world of science and technology. Get ready for fascinating discoveries, inspiring talks, awesome exhibitions, cutting-edge research, sensational performances, and heaps of sciencey fun for all ages! If you’re looking for a fun and educational way to spend half term, Norwich Science Festival is the perfect choice! With so much to see and do, you and the kids will enjoy a week of scientific discovery in the city.

Norwich Science Festival 11-18 February 2023

The Last Voyage of the Gloucester: Norfolk’s Royal Shipwreck 1682

Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery
26 February – 10 September 2023
FREE with entry to Norwich Castle Museum &  Art Gallery

Are you ready to uncover the secrets of Norfolk’s 17th century royal shipwreck? What really caused the sinking of the Gloucester, and what can the mysterious objects recovered from the wreck tell us about the people on board? Finds from the wreck found on the Norfolk coast after being lost for more than 300 years will go on display to the public for the first time since its dramatic discovery in this new major exhibition at Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery in February 2023!

The exhibition at Norwich Castle tells the story of the Gloucester’s sinking, an event that could have changed history as the future King James II was on board and could’ve lost his life along with hundreds of others that day. Plus, you’ll get to learn about the ship in more depth, seeing the ongoing historical and scientific research into the wreck. Uncover the secrets, discover what happened leading up to the disaster, and decide who you think was to blame. All this and more will be revealed at The Last Voyage of the Gloucester: Norfolk’s Royal Shipwreck 1682. Don’t miss out – this is one of the hottest events in town this year!

Danckerts, Johan; The Wreck of the ‘Gloucester’ off Yarmouth, 6 May 1682; National Maritime Museum

Norfolk Makers Festival

The Forum, Norwich, Norwich Cathedral, St Peter Mancroft
11-19 March
FREE with paid workshops

Get ready to explore your most creative self! The Norfolk Makers Festival is a glorious celebration of local creativity, bringing together both professional and amateur artists, crafters and artisans. It’s nine full days of free hands-on activities, stunning exhibitions, inspiring demonstrations, workshops and talks, plus lots of crafty conversation! The best part? The Festival is free to enter – and the activities and exhibitions are free as well! There’s also a programme of paid-for workshops, priced accessibly and held both during the day and in the evenings.

Everyone is welcome to have a go at something new, develop existing skills, chat to experts and enthusiasts and enjoy a colourful and eclectic exhibition of work by local makers.

For beginners, for experts, for everyone!

Norfolk & Norwich Festival

Various locations, 12 – 28 May
FREE & paid events

You won’t want to miss out on the largest international arts festival in the East of England! It’s 17 days of amazing performances and art installations across Norwich and Norfolk, from the inspiring and elevating to the wonderfully eccentric. Plus, there are plenty of free outdoor performances for the whole family – and ticketed events too. Don’t forget that Norwich is a UNESCO City of Literature, so there’s an incredible literary weekend planned by The National Centre for Writing! You’ll also get to check out world premieres and shows that open here in Norwich before anywhere else!

Fire Songs, Norfolk & Norwich Festival, 27 May – 28 May.


There’s more to come! Don’t forget to check back here for updates on upcoming events.