Lord Mayor's Celebrations in Norwich

Norwich's big weekend out - the Lord Mayor's Celebrations - is now under way with all the traditional spectacle to enjoy… and a few surprises.

Norwich's big weekend out - the Lord Mayor's Celebration - is now under way with all the traditional spectacle to enjoy… and a few surprises.

Friday July 14

The fun runs (10pm) at the Cow Tower with a free open-air screening of the The Rocky Horror Picture Show. And, as is usual with this much-loved film, you're absolutely encouraged to don those high heels, basques and suspenders, darlings!

Saturday July 15

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The programme continues with: Inspire Science Centre at Coslany Street (10am-5.30pm); Chapelfield Gardens Music Festival and Funfair, with circus and carnival workshops (11am-4pm); Norwich Arts Centre Local Band Showcase (1-4pm); The Acoustic Jazz Trio in Castle Gardens (3-5pm).

Then in the evening, it's The Lord Mayor's Snap at Open for ages 12-17 at the former Barclay's Bank site on Bank Plain (5-10pm, £4 on 01603 763111 www.norfolksnap.com); Lord Mayor's 5K Road Race (6.25pm); The Lord Mayor's Street Procession with 70 floats, carnival costumes and bands on the theme of 'Simply Science' (6.45pm); Chapelfield Gardens Music Festival and Funfair (7pm-midnight); Flamenco, African, contemporary and break dancing at Centre Stage outside City Hall (8-11pm); Norwich Pipe Band in Castle Street (8.30-9.30pm); Samba Sundown in the Haymarket (9-10pm), all ending - of course - with fireworks from Norwich Castle at 10.30pm.

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Sunday July 16

The fun continues with the Chapelfield Gardens Music Festival and Funfair, with an eclectic mix of world, folk and indie music, plus the chance to learn to Salsa with Son Salsa (12-7pm); The Sillars Orchestra at the Eaton Park Bandstand (3-5pm); Open Gardens at the Bishop of Norwich's Garden (2-5pm, £2.50, enter via Bishopsgate), and Outdoor Theatre at Castle Green with Bash Street Theatre Co's 'real-life silent movie' Cliffhanger! (11am and 3pm).

Additional information

As ever, there's some essential travel and safety information to make sure everyone has a great time.

t Don't forget, as usual, lots of city centre roads will be closed to traffic on Saturday for part or most of the day, especially from 6pm, so please use the Park and Ride services if you can - there will be extended opening hours and First Bus have extra supervisors on duty in the city centre to help passengers. Or use trains, walk or cycle!

t There's a special area for people in wheelchairs to see the Procession. It's on Castle Meadow opposite Opie Street, and space is limited.

t Please do not bring glass bottles to any of the events.

t Lost someone? Head for St Peter Mancroft or Chapelfield Gardens Information Tent.

t There's extra toilets on Bethel Street and in Chapelfield Gardens.

t Information: 01603 212626 (9am-5pm Friday, 9am-10pm Saturday, 10am-5pm Sunday)

t Park and Ride: 0844 800 8003

t First Bus: 08456 020 121

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