Work starts on festive artwork for Norwich’s Tree Art Trail

Artists and creative people from across the community are getting started on creating magical masterpieces to decorate the city this Christmas.

Twenty-one trees will be in the NORWICHRISTMAS Tree Art Trail which is a Norwich City Centre Partnership Project being managed by Norwich Arts Centre. The chosen artists and groups began creating their works of art in Westlegate this week.

Among the artists working on the trees yesterday was Holly Rumble, from Norwich, who is decorating her tree in bells which people can ring to play the song Jingle Bells.

Miss Rumble said: 'The trail is a really good way of encouraging people to explore Norwich and all the interesting places in the city.'

Linda Chapman, from Norwich, is creating a black and white tree decorated with magpies. 'They are all going to be very different. It is going to be a trail full of surprises,' she said.

Other artists include Jodie Rice, from Cromer, whose design was inspired by the Christmas Spider Story; Stephen Ong, from Norwich, whose tree features crazy characters having a snowball fight; Lorraine Burn, from Norwich, who is wallpapering her tree and decorating it with framed festive images of Norwich; and Roberta Wood, from Norwich, who is turning her tree into a totem pole of Christmas animals. The trail will run from November 17 until January 6.

Is your community holding an event this Christmas? Call Emma Knights on 01603 772428 or email

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