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FANN17 – Festival of Architecture in Norwich and Norfolk

Written by  Paul Dickson
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FANN17 – Festival of Architecture in Norwich and Norfolk

FANN17, the fifth biennial celebration of architecture in Norwich and Norfolk, organised by the Norfolk Association of Architects (NAA), the local branch of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) runs throughout October, culminating in the annual Norwich Lecture on 2 November

The festival features the work and ideas of the county's architects, and outstanding work in Norfolk by architects from further afield: buildings, interiors, landscape design and master planning.

The main NAA Architects' Exhibition at The Forum, runs from Tuesday 3 October to Friday 13 October, with other events in the city spread across October. 

The 2017 Norwich Lecture on 2 November, at University of East Anglia, features Peter St John from Caruso St John Architects, winners of the 2016 Stirling Prize. 

Other highlights include a Pecha Kucha evening at Cinema City, architecture themed guided walking tours at UEA and in Norwich city centre, Hat-itecture  – children's activities at Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery during half-term and Architecture on Film – classic films at Cinema City in which architecture shapes dystopian landscapes.

Jerene Irwin, President NAA said: “The NAA is very excited about FANN17. The festival has grown over the years with a  variety of activities on offer. It aims to deliver a wide range of events that stimulate the public interest in architecture in Norfolk, by those that are passionate about it. It also gives local architects and artists the opportunity to engage with their widest possible audience. The Festival is very much aimed at the general public and it intended as a fun as well as informative. It is a celebration of architecture in the county and the work of local architects.”

For more information see and events listings at 


FANN17 Ready to Role - left to right Mia Church, Daniel Orford, Jerene Irwin, Paul Dickson and Ana da Costa. 

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