Your chance to take part in Norwich’s circus-themed Lord Mayor’s Procession

The Lord Mayor's Procession making its way through the streets of Norwich. Picture: Ian Burt

The Lord Mayor's Procession making its way through the streets of Norwich. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

Applications are now open for groups to sign up for a float in Norwich's annual Lord Mayor's Procession.

The Lord Mayor's Procession making its way through the streets of Norwich. Picture: Ian Burt

The Lord Mayor's Procession making its way through the streets of Norwich. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

The event - which usually involves about 2,000 people and attracts audiences of about 25,000 - is described as Norwich's biggest street party and will this year take place on Saturday, July 7.

The procession theme is 'the circus comes to town' to tie in with the fact that Norwich, along with Great Yarmouth, is one of the six Cities of Circus that will this year be the focus of the Circus250 anniversary celebrations. Organisations are being encouraged to be as imaginative as possible with their ideas for their floats.

The procession is always one of the highlights of the Lord Mayor's Celebration weekend.

Applications to sign up for a float are now open and will close on June 15. For more information about the procession and to sign up for a float, visit www.norwich.gov.uk/LMP

The Lord Mayor's Procession making its way through the streets of Norwich. Picture: Ian Burt

The Lord Mayor's Procession making its way through the streets of Norwich. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

You can also email events@norwich.gov.uk or call 01603 212871.

The Lord Mayor's Procession winding through the streets of Norwich. Picture: Ian Burt

The Lord Mayor's Procession winding through the streets of Norwich. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

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