Upcoming highlights of The Lord Mayor’s Celebrations
PUBLISHED: 06:46 07 July 2018 | UPDATED: 06:46 07 July 2018
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12pm-10.20pm: The Forum Stage at Millennium Plain. Groove along to feel-good tunes all evening at The Forum. From 12pm to 2pm Glass House Dance will celebrate the best of women in music with a street disco, swing dance the mid-afternoon away from 2.30pm to 4pm, and experience a mix of regional and national artists presented by Norwich Arts Centre from 5pm onwards.
5.45pm: Lord Mayor’s 5K Road Race starting at Whitefriars Bridge. This city centre course visits Norwich’s best loved landmarks. Speedy racers could be in with a chance of winning £500.
6pm-8.30pm: Lord Mayor’s Procession from St Stephen’s Road to Palace Street. The big one. A cacophony of all things circus from life-size elephant puppets to clowns, jugglers and acrobats winding their way through the streets of Norwich.
10.30pm: Fireworks at City Hall. Fired from Norwich Castle, the night’s final show will be set to music.
11am-4pm: Urban Art Fair at St Peters Street. Thirty artists display their creations in this open-air art show with workshops and a live jazz band.
12pm-2pm: The Great Norwich Duck Race at Lady Julian Bridge. Always a favourite, the launching of thousands of ducks will take place at 2pm at Lady Julian Bridge near Riverside.
12pm-6pm: Birdstage at St Gregorys Green. Live music, DJs and performances curated by Norwich Lanes businesses.
1pm-5pm: The Bishop of Norwich Open Gardens at Cathedral Close. Explore the grass labyrinth and bamboo glade. Entertainment will be provided by Norwich Puppet Theatre.
2.30pm-3.30pm: At The Turning of the Tide at Castle Gardens. Crude Apache’s free family show tells a tale of life on the wherries, featuring live music from The Punch House Band.
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