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A day of free entertainment in Norwich to celebrate the Olympic Torch

10:12 04 July 2012

Dancers rehearse their routines for the Pulse show for the Olympic torch celebrations. Picture: Denise Bradley

Dancers rehearse their routines for the Pulse show for the Olympic torch celebrations. Picture: Denise Bradley


A day of free entertainment, party and celebrations in Norwich today:


Pilch Sports London Street

12noon to 5.30pm Olympics in the window

2pm and 3pm Twenty-four musical theatre students from City College Norwich will perform songs and dance with an Olympic theme

London Street, Theatre Street, Millennium Plain, Gentleman’s Walk, St Peter Street and Brigg Street:

5.30pm Hi Jacks Stilt Walkers and The Garage Entertainers

5.30pm Percussion band

5.30pm and 7.30pm Chermond Gymnastics

7.15pm, 8.30pm and 9.45pm Cirque Bijou

7.15pm, 8.20pm and 9.20pm Circii

7.30pm, 8.45pm and 10pm Bicycle Ballet

7.30pm, 8.40pm and 9.35pm Fairly Famous Family

7.30pm Afloat with the Mechanical Boat

7.50pm, 8.45pm and 9.45pm Bread and Butter Theatre

7.55pm and 9.20pm Dizzy O Dare

8.10pm and 9.10pm Dragon Heart Beats

8.30pm and 9.45pm Tumble Circus

London Street

5pm to 10pm Open and Access to Music acoustic sessions

Gentleman’s Walk

4.40pm Drayton Samba

5.05pm Buskalaska

5.45pm The Misfit Collective

7.25pm Norwich Taiko Drummers

Assembly House

5pm Norwich Harmony

5.50pm Rock Choir

6.25pm City of Norwich Pipe Band

6.55pm Norwich Harmony

7.35pm City of Norwich Pipe Band

The Olympic Torch Relay Stage Show Chapelfield Gardens

Gates open at 4pm

The show begins at 5pm with a performance of The Pulse followed by up-and-coming band Morning Parade, acrobats and dancers, footage of the Olympic Torch Relay and a digital screen show. The last torchbearer will light the Olympic cauldron on the stage and drummers and performers will end the show.

7.30pm to 8.15pm The Blue Sueders will play as people leave Chapelfield Gardens.

The Forum outdoor screen

12.15pm to 5pm Live coverage of the torch relay through Norfolk

5pm to 7.30pm Live coverage of the Olympic stage show

8pm to 10pm Screening of An American in Paris

Chapelfield Big Screen

12.15pm to 5pm Live coverage of the torch relay through Norfolk

8pm to 10pm Wimbledon from 7pm

Norwich Castle 3D video projection

10.30pm, 10.40pm, 10.50pm, 11pm, 11.10pm 11.20pm The 3D projection on to the castle will create fantastic illusions which will see walls tumble, battles fought and creatures emerge as if the castle itself was alive. The best vantage point to see and hear the show will be on the stretch of Castle Meadow between Davey Place and The Bell Hotel.



  • Rather stretching the meaning of the word "entertainment".

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    Tudor Bushe

    Wednesday, July 4, 2012

  • pity making negative comments isn't an Olympic sport, readers of this site would take gold, silver and bronze.

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    Mikado Kember

    Wednesday, July 4, 2012

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