City gears up for annual street party procession

The 34th Lord Mayors Street Procession, 2010. Majorettes in the procession. Photo: Denise Bradley. The 34th Lord Mayors Street Procession, 2010. Majorettes in the procession. Photo: Denise Bradley.

Adam Gretton adam.gretton@archant.co.uk
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
6:30 AM

More than 50 businesses, charities, community groups and voluntary organisations have signed up to the highlight of the Norwich events calendar - the Lord Mayor’s Street Procession.

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Lord Mayor’s procession float line-up

Cruse Bereavement Care

Town Crier

Whifflers & Snap Dragon

The Civic Party

Norwich Samba

Great Norwich Duck Race/1st Norwich Sea Scout Group

Ktroo

City College

Lakenham Primary School

Chermond Gym Club

Red Hat Society (Norfolk Broads Chapter)

NORCA - Carnival Company Project

Go Ape Thetford

JustDance

Archant (Eastern Daily Press & Norwich Evening News)

Norwich Rugby Club

Twirlesque

Eagle Canoe Club

Pam Clarke Music & Dance Academy

City of Norwich Civic Association

Norwich Star Wars Club

Aspire Dance

Hamlet Centre Trust

Angel Road Junior School

Federation of Small Businesses

Girl Guiding Norwich

Baseline

BBC Radio Norfolk

Norwich Synchronised Swim Club

H.M. Coastguards

Norwich School of Dance

St Edmunds Society

Maddermarket Theatre

The Free School

Parallel Dance Studios

Norwich Sci-Fi Club

Heart 102.4

Friends of Norwich in Bloom

The Salvation Army

Catton Grove Primary School

Radio Norwich

The Waterfront

NANSA

Future Projects & Norfolk Library Service

Yvonne School of Dance

St Peter Mancroft Church

Norwich & Norfolk IVC Social Club

Cromer Carnival

Funky Families Community Group

Zumba Lucia

Bressingham Steam Museum

InTouch Systems

Dozens of colourful floats and will trawl through the city’s streets from 5pm on Saturday, July 5, which will help raise thousands of pounds for charity.

A total of 51 floats and performing groups from across Norfolk and Norwich will take part in the annual event, which is the centrepiece of the Lord Mayor’s Celebration, which includes a packed programme of activities from Thursday, July 3 to Sunday, July 6.

All proceeds from the historic parade will go to this year’s civic charity Cruse bereavement, which was selected by the Lord Mayor of Norwich, Judith Lubbock.

The four day festival will be kicked off by a charity fashion show by students at Norwich School on July 3. Part of the Young Norfolk Arts Festival, the night of high fashion and great music is being staged at Open.

Brenda Arthur, leader of Norwich City Council and cabinet member for culture and sport, said: “Norwich feels like it is alive with incredible events all the time and the Lord Mayor’s Celebration is one of my real favourites. Not only are the events of the highest quality, they are also free, which is so important these days. I would urge everyone to come along and join in the fun because there really is something for all ages to enjoy.”

This year’s other highlights include:

• Crude Apache Theatre open-air shows at Heigham Park on Friday, July 4 from 7.30pm to 9pm and Castle Gardens on Sunday 3pm to 4.30pm.

• Forum Stage, Millennium Plain, Saturday noon to 4.30pm and 6pm to 10.15pm.

• Street theatre in the city, on Saturday 1pm to 4pm and 6pm to 10pm.

• Lord Mayor’s 5km Road Race, from Agricultural Hall Plain, on Saturday, July 5 4.50pm.

• Fireworks display from Norwich Castle, Saturday 5 July at 10.30pm.

• The Norwich Lanes Summer Fayre, Sunday 6 July from 11am to 6pm.

• Great Norwich Duck Race, from Lady Julian Bridge, Sunday, July 6 from noon.

• Picnic And Play, St George’s Green, near Norwich Playhouse, Sunday, July 6 noon to 4pm.

To find out more, visit www.norwich.gov.uk or check out the pocket guide distributed to every household in Norwich.

The EDP and Norwich Evening News will have a float this year’s procession. A week’s worth of exciting previews will begin on Monday.

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