Norfolk & Norwich Festival announces new director

Norfolk and Norwich Festival names Daniel Brine as new director 

Norfolk & Norwich Festival, the largest arts festival in the East of England, has announced Daniel Brine as their new Festival Director.

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Currently the Artistic Director and Chief Executive Officer at Cambridge Junction, Daniel runs the arts centre’s extensive multi-disciplinary programme. He will take up the position at Norfolk & Norwich Festival in January in time for the 2018 Festival which runs from Thursday 11 to Sunday 27 May.

Daniel will lead the Festival’s extensive programme of work across performance, theatre, music, visual arts, literature, events for children and unique concerts as well as large-scale free outdoor events for which the Festival is renowned. He will continue the Festival’s work as the flagship arts organisation for the East of England, showcasing some of the world’s most renowned international artists alongside regional talent, drawing audiences from across the UK.

The programme for the 2018 Festival is still to be announced.


Daniel Brine is currently Artistic Director and Chief Executive Officer at Cambridge Junction, a venue committed to performance, popular culture and creative learning that is up-and-coming and cutting-edge. Prior to this Daniel was the Artistic Director and Chief Executive Officer at Performance Space, Australia’s leading organisation for the development and presentation of interdisciplinary works.

Daniel replaces William Galinsky, who left earlier this year following a seven year tenure.

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