Tourism Awards

Norwich Science Festival wins big at Norfolk & Suffolk Tourism Awards

28 February 2020

The annual celebration of science and curiosity, Norwich Science Festival, won big at the recent Norfolk & Suffolk Tourism Awards, with two awards.

The Festival, co-ordinated by The Forum in partnership with many organisations across the region, including UEA and the wider Norwich Research Park, won both Family Event And Experience Of The Year and Marketing Campaign Of The Year at the awards ceremony held at Milsons Kesgrave Hall in Suffolk last night.

Natalie Bailey, Norwich Science Festival Producer, said: “We’re thrilled to have won the best Family Event for Norwich Science Festival. This is a brilliant recognition of how far the Festival has come its first few years, and it’s all thanks to our wonderful partners, funders, sponsors, contributors and the wider Forum team, who all come together to make it such a success.”

Jan Robertson, Norwich Science Festival Marketing Manager, said: “We’re delighted to win best Marketing Campaign for our 2018 Festival. We worked with the wider Forum team and our partners to raise awareness of this engaging and fun Festival, and with DesignPod to create exciting family friendly graphics. It’s fantastic win this award, and to acknowledge the collaborative, multi-channel marketing campaign which has helped grow the Festival immensely and reach new audiences.”

The 2020 Norwich Science Festival will take place during October half-term, with plenty of activities, talks, workshops and shows for all. Last year, over 137,000 visits were made to Science Festival events across the nine days, and generated an estimated economic value of over £2,716,000 to the local economy.

To keep up-to-date with announcements, follow @NorwichSciFest on Twitter, or Norwich Science Festival on Facebook and Instagram, and keep an eye on for headline announcements in July and the full programme at the start of September.


Norwich Science festival

About the Norwich Science Festival

Celebrate the wonderful world of experiments, discoveries, exploration and innovation at Norwich Science Festival this October. Enjoy inspirational exhibitions, hands-on family activities, inspiring celebrity talks and sensational shows at The Forum, and at other venues around the city. This is a festival for all age groups and all levels of knowledge, organised by The Forum with support from partnership organisations including Norwich Research Park and UEA. The 2020 Festival patrons include Prof Ben Garrod – evolutionary biologist and great ape conservationist, Lizzie Daly –– TV presenter and wildlife biologist, and Mark Thompson – astronomer, broadcaster and author. Sponsors include Norwich Accountancy Services, Vattenfall, Briar Chemicals, and Roarr! Dinosaur Adventure.

Explore the Norwich Science Festival website for the full programme  and follow Norwich Science Festival on Twitter and Facebook.

About The Forum

The Forum, in the centre of Norwich, is one of the UK’s most successful Millennium projects.

It’s a public building, open seven days a week, all year round (except Christmas Day and Boxing Day).

Everyone is welcome. Most of the public events, exhibitions and activities which take place at The Forum are free.

The Forum Trust is the independent, self-financing, charitable organisation which manages The Forum building.

It is responsible for The Forum’s continued development, growth and innovation.

The Trust works with many partners to ensure The Forum plays a valuable role in the community.

Details about the charitable ‘project purpose’ which underpins The Forum are on the website


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