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The Lord Mayor's Celebration 2015 procession passes through the centre of Norwich. Photo : Steve Ada

The Lord Mayor's Celebration 2015 procession passes through the centre of Norwich. Photo : Steve Adams - Credit: Archant

Thinking of getting involved in the Lord Mayor's Procession this summer? Here's how you can...


Lord Mayors Celebrations 2016 - the procession making its way through Norwich city centre. Photo :

Lord Mayors Celebrations 2016 - the procession making its way through Norwich city centre. Photo : Steve Adams - Credit: Steve Adams

Entries for floats in this year's Lord Mayor's Procession have now opened and Norwich City Council is encouraging local people to get involved with the exciting event.

The procession, a highlight of the Lord Mayor's Celebration which has now been running for over 350 years, is expected to attract around 70 floats, 2,000 participants and 25,000 spectators on Saturday, July 8.

Starting from Newmarket Road, the one-mile parade will make it's way through the city centre, heading to St Martins at Palace Plain, via St Stephens, Castle Meadow and Tombland.

In a statement on their website, Helen Selleck, the city council's culture and events manager, said: 'This year's procession theme is 'Once upon a time'. It can relate to the telling of a story, be it old or new, real or make believe.

Lord Mayor's Celebrations 2015 procession passing through Norwich. Photo : Steve Adams

Lord Mayor's Celebrations 2015 procession passing through Norwich. Photo : Steve Adams - Credit: Archant


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'We encourage you to tell your own story which can be as fantastical, far-fetched or funny as you like. Stories can be from the past, present or future. The choice is yours! And you can plan ahead by submitting your entry form now.'

Cash prizes of between £150 and £300 will be awarded to the three best floats, which will be judged based on creative interpretation of the theme and quality. Three additional prizes of £100 will also be given.

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Previous years have seen floats designed to look like pirate ships, Noah's Ark and mythical creatures as well as enchanted woodland and secret gardens.

• Applications are open until Friday, June 9 and entry costs £30 for non-commercial floats and £225 (incl VAT) for commercial floats. To enter visit www.norwich.gov.uk/LMP

Lord Mayors Celebrations 2016 - the procession making its way through Norwich city centre. Photo : S

Lord Mayors Celebrations 2016 - the procession making its way through Norwich city centre. Photo : Steve Adams - Credit: Steve Adams

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