Help draw a 360-degree panorama of the city from Norwich Castle’s mound

Norwich Castle. Photo: Nick Butcher

Norwich Castle. Photo: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

Budding architects and artists are being invited to get involved in a project to draw a 360-degree view of the city from the top of Norwich Castle's mound.

Adults and older children can help create the panoramic cityscape this Saturday as part of the Festival of Architecture in Norwich and Norfolk (FANN17).

Once complete, the panorama will be displayed in an exhibition inside the Castle Keep.

Staff and students from the architecture department at Norwich University of the Arts (NUA) and professionals from Norwich-based practice LSI Architects are leading the project.

Dr Ana Rute Costa, lecturer in architecture at Norwich University of the Arts, said: 'Norwich's skyline tells the story of how taste in architecture has changed over centuries as building techniques, tools and materials evolved. The city's buildings chart its social history. Sketching the panorama is a wonderful opportunity to explore the past – and think about the city's future - through architecture. And it'll be great fun too!'

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Derek Jackson, associate at LSI Architects, added: 'Sketching is an essential skill for any architect and a valuable tool for creative investigation. We are regularly out in Norwich sketching some of the city's best loved buildings. The sketched panorama will be an excellent way to capture the city's skyline from one of its most famous and interesting viewpoints.'

Sketching the panorama will take place on Castle Mound on Saturday from 10.30am until 3.30pm. For more information about the event, visit

FANN17 continues throughout October with films at Cinema City, a guided walk at UEA, children's half-term activities at Norwich Castle, an exhibition at Hudson Gallery and the annual Norwich Lecture at UEA on November 2. For more information, visit

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