An Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation since 2012, the Norfolk and Norwich Festival collaborate with artists both locally and globally to curate a unique line up of artists annually. Taking place over 17 days in May, the festival ‘transforms our public spaces, city streets, performance venues, parks, forests and beaches, bringing people together to experience the same brilliant and inspirational events’. This year’s eclectic line up will witness shows spanning ‘music, theatre, literature, visual arts, circus, dance and free outdoor events’. Responsive to universal issues, this year’s festival looks to explore themes of ‘journeying and crossing borders’ and ‘making and doing ourselves’, two themes incredibly pertinent. Ahead of his year’s festival, festival Director Daniel Brine discussed the planning and creatives who make this vision possible.