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On Tuesday 24th May, Briar Chemicals hosted an event in support of the Norfolk and Norwich Festival, a flagship arts festival for the East of England with a reputation for innovative and inspirational programming.

Briar Chemicals has sponsored the Norfolk and Norwich Festival for many years and this year was delighted to host a music concert by Ethan Johns, a British rock and folk artist. With the Norwich Playhouse Theatre as the setting, the relaxed and intimate venue in the heart of the city was filled with atmospheric and uplifting tones of country and blues as Ethan Johns and The Black Eyed Dogs performed at the arts festival.

British producer, songwriter and artist, Ethan Johns, has worked for a number of artists including Ray LaMontagne, Kings of Leon, Joe Cocker, Tom Jones, Emmylou Harris and more recently, Laura Marling. In 2012 Johns’ work won him the BRIT Award for Best British Producer and in 2014, produced three songs on Paul McCartney’s New album.

Briar Chemicals and Norfolk & Norwich Festival Ethan Johns arts festival
Ethan Johns performs at Norfolk and Norwich Festival

As an accomplished musician, Johns’ is now working as an artist in his own right touring with his third album Silver Liner that straddles timeless British and American folk forms.

Every year in May, the arts festival transforms the city and county through an internationally acclaimed programme of music, theatre, literature, visual arts, circus, dance and outdoor arts, enjoyed by over 75,000 people.

Tim Green, Site Manager of Briar Chemicals said:

It’s great to see so many world class artists in the programme again this year. The festival provides a real opportunity to raise the profile of Norfolk and Norwich as a fantastic destination; attracting more talent and interest to the region.

Norfolk & Norwich Festival is funded and supported by Arts Council England, Norwich City Council and the generous support of other sponsors. It has become one of the most significant Arts festivals in the UK.

Briar Chemicals supports arts projects within the local region as part of their community relations programme; encouraging an interest in the arts for young people in the East of England.