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Daniel Brine appointed to lead Norfolk and Norwich Festival

Daniel Brine. Photo: Claire Haigh Daniel Brine. Photo: Claire Haigh
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The new festival director of the Norfolk and Norwich Festival has been announced as Daniel Brine.

Brine is artistic director and chief executive of the Cambridge Junction live music and arts venue.

Replacing William Galinsky, who stepped down earlier this year following a seven-year tenure, Brine will begin his role in January.

He will lead the festival’s programme of work across performance, theatre, music, visual arts, literature, events for children and concerts.

The programme for the 2018 festival, which takes place in May, is still to be announced.

Brine said: “I’m looking forward to leading the team to create a festival which the people of Norfolk and Norwich are proud of and enjoy.

“I live in east England and am committed to bringing great arts to the region. It’s a great privilege to lead a regional flagship event of international standing and I’m keen to work with local arts and cultural partners to continue the festival’s success.”

Brenda Arthur, chair of the Norfolk and Norwich Festival Board, said: “I am delighted that Daniel has accepted our invitation to become festival director and drive forward our artistic vision for Norwich, Norfolk and the rest of the UK.

“His track record in programming and producing entertaining work as well as understanding his audiences positions him perfectly to continue our commitment to nurturing the best of local and national talent as well as bringing in the best new international work.”

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