Head Out, Not Home this summer and enjoy FREE Street Entertainment in Norwich city centre.

Norwich streets to come alive with free Street Entertainment

The city will once again come alive with free live music from local bands and entertainment from world famous Covent Garden street performers.

Head Out, Not Home summer events programme – organised by Norwich Business Improvement District (BID) in conjunction with NORCA – will enliven the city centre with a burst of music and entertainment for 10 weeks.

Each Thursday evening (weather permitting), across five different city centre locations between 16:40 and 20:00 there will be something for the entire family to enjoy.

Visitors to the city can expect to see Gentleman’s Walk, London Street, St Gregory’s Green, Westlegate/Ber Street and new for 2018 Norwich Arts Centre Front Lawn buzzing with vibrant music and street entertainment.

Stefan Gurney, Executive Director of Norwich BID said, “The Head Out, Not Home extravaganza is now in its sixth year and during that time has established itself as a major cultural entertainment festival in the city centre’s calendar and has a keen following!  We’re looking forward to welcoming the vast array of vibrant musicians and street performers to Norwich this summer.  Thursday evenings for the next 10 weeks are not to be missed, there will be so much to see and do, remember to Head Out, Not Home and have some fun.”

The weekly entertainment schedules are available via the VisitNorwich app,

the  Norwich BID website


or alternatively visit the Norwich Evenings Facebook page or follow @NorwichBIDUK on Twitter.

On Thursday 12 July look forward to the following:

London Street – 16:40, 17:40, 18:50
Jon Hicks, the international man of artistry! A show of creativity –
origami, spoon bending, tea making, gentle comedy and dynamically executed artworks.

Westlegate/BerStreet – 17:00, 18:10, 19:20
Megan Blair – a ukulele enthusiast

King Williams Street – exploitative guitar rock
Front Bangs – A bunch of tropical chancers from Norwich playing some funky grungy indie stuff.

Lovin' Handful

Gentleman’s Walk – 17:00, 18:10, 19:20
Lovin’ Handful – a rowdy Skiffle, Bluegrass, Americana band based in Norwich.

Kitty MacFarlane


St Gregory’s Green – 17:10, 18:20, 19:30
Kitty MacFarlane – Somerset-based singer and songwriter. Her lyrics combine honest snapshots of everyday humanity.

Norwich Arts Centre Front Lawn – 17:00, 18:10, 19:20
Diva and the DJ – unique RnB and Nu-Soul arrangements of songs

Please note, acts are subject to change and are weather permitting.

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