Head Out, Not Home

24 July – 4 September

Free entertainment in the city centre

Head Out, Not Home

Every Sunday from 24th July – 4th September

Free live entertainment in the city centre

Start times are staggered from 12.45pm – 4.45pm
to allow you to move around the city and enjoy more than one performance

Bringing Norwich to life with fantastic music and street entertainment for the whole family to enjoy. Get ready to experience more in the City of Stories this summer.

Save the dates and enjoy the buzz of the Covent Garden vibe in Norwich this summer! It’s perfect for families, couples, friends, and anyone who wants to enjoy the sunshine in the city with the welcome company of music, performance and more. Take in free live entertainment whilst exploring Norwich’s excellent array of shops, cafés, bars and restaurants, and get the most out of your summer.

Returning for the ninth year and delivered by Norwich BID and NORCA & Sistema, Head Out, Not Home debuted in 2013, and has been an annual feature in the Norwich calendar since 2013, moving to a Sunday in 2021.

We always want to hear about our events so please complete our evaluation to be in for a chance to win a great prize for a meal for two at Jarrold! (*T&C apply)

Sunday 14 August 2022

Due to the Amber weather warning from the met office we have made the decision to reduce the number of stages from five to three, to enable us to manage the weather conditions for the performers, staff, volunteers and the audience. This has been done with the safety of everyone in mind.

Matt Barnard (Street Theatre), Grio Trio (in association with Wild Paths Festival) (Jazz) and Gasper Nali (World).

Sunday 21 August 2022

Ulysses Street Show (Street Theatre), Slow Business (Indie), Ben Robertson (Folk), The Shunters Company (Blues) and Access Creative College (Mixed).

Sunday 28 August 2022

Strong Lady Productions (Street Theatre), Episcanarius Brass Quintet (Classical), The Last Inklings (Folk), Those Deadbeat Cats (Rock ‘n’ Roll/Rockerbilly) and Aphra (Rock/Pop).

Sunday 4 September 2022

Ben Langley (Street Theatre), Ben Auld (Folk), East Angles Brass Band (Jazz), The African Choir of Norfolk (World), Das Fenster and the Alibis (Rock).

Running for seven weeks over the Summer of 2022, Head Out, Not Home includes all the best local talent, performers from across the country, and brilliant street entertainers. The performances include street theatre, jazz, blues, world music and rock!

Keep up to date with all the news on our Facebook page – Norwich Evenings.

If you would like to volunteer to be part of our crew then we would love to hear from you! Register your interest here.

Whatever the reason, Head Out, Not Home, this summer in the City of Stories.

#CityOfStories #HeadOutNotHome

We always want to hear about our events and you can complete our evaluation and be in for a chance to win a great prize for a meal for two at Jarrold!

Each week we are based at five of these six locations: 

Millennium Plain – 24th & 31st July | 7th, 21st, 28th August | 4th September

Starting at 12.45, 2pm and 3.10pm

Westlegate – 24th & 31st July | 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th August | 4th September

Starting at 1pm, 2.10pm and 3.50pm

St Gregory’s Green – 24th & 31st July | 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th August | 4th September

Starting at 1.15pm, 2.25pm and 3.35pm

Gentleman’s Walk –  24th & 31st July | 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th August | 4th September

Starting at 1.30pm, 2.40pm and 3.50pm

Riverside – 24th & 31st July | 7th, 14th, 21st & 28th August

Starting at 1.45pm, 2.55pm and 4.05pm

Tombland – 14th August 12.45, 2pm & 3.10pm | 4th September 1.15pm, 2.55pm & 3.35pm

Previous weeks entertainment:

Sunday 24 July 2022

Corey Pickett (Street Theatre), Pangaea (Jazz), StringFillies Duo (Folk), Nebula Sun (Jazz) and John’s Blues Crew (Blues).

*  one entry to be picked via a random generator, for a meal to the value of £60 to be used at Jarrold before 30th September 2022.

Sunday 31 July 2022

The Trials of Cato (Folk), Young Norfolk Arts Trust (Mixed), Buhara Ensemble (Jazz), Bumbulum the Fool (Street Theatre) and JS & the Lockerbillies (Rockerbilly).

Sunday 7 August 2022

The Magpies (Folk), Norfolk Music Hub (Mixed), Samia Malik (World), The UncalledFour (Blues) and The High Points (Rock/Pop).

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