Plenty of events to looks forward to this weekend at the Lord Major’s Celebration
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With the Lord Mayor's celebrations just days away, reporter Kieran Lynch gives you 15 things which you should not miss this weekend.
1) Gas Hill Gasp, Gas Hill, Friday 7.15pm to 9.15pm – Back by popular demand, cyclists of all levels attempt to reach the summit of the steepest hill in Norwich.
2) Open air screen, The Forum, Friday to Sunday – A range of sports, films and opera will be shown on a large screen outside The Forum. A full schedule is available at www.theforumnorwich.co.uk/whatson3) Street theatre, city streets including Theatre Street and Chapelfield Gardens, Saturday 1pm to 10pm – All sorts of weird and wonderful entertainment including the Grand Theatre of Lemmings where the smallest theatre in the world tries to show a spectacular version of King Kong.
4) Graffiti Jam, Chantry car park, Saturday noon to 5pm – Life in a Fine City and Moosey Art will transform the St Stephens underpass into a gallery of street art by 48 artists. The 48 final pieces will be painted live in Chantry car park.
5) The Forum stage, Millennium Plain, noon to 4.30pm and 6pm to 10.15pm – A wide variety of entertainment including beatboxing, dancing, spectacular jugglers and live music.
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6) Funfair, Chapelfield Gardens, Saturday 11am to 10pm, and Sunday noon to 7pm – Funfair rides for people of all ages and a children's corner which includes Punch and Judy, crafts and magic.
7) Flintstone's Bar, Chapelfield Gardens, Saturday 11am to 10pm, and Sunday noon to 7pm - Outdoor Fred Flintstone themed bar where people can relax and listen to music.
8) Feast on the Street, Theatre Street, Saturday 10.30am to 11pm – Wide array of food stalls from world cuisine to waffles on a stick.
9) Sliderider, Theatre Street, Saturday 11am to 10pm – Giant inflatable 100m three-lane water slide running down Theatre Street to Rampant Horse Street, raising money for Cancer Research UK.
10) BBC Voices, Chapelfield Gardens, Saturday 3pm-10pm – BBC Voices will be showing some of the emerging talent from across Norfolk.
11) Lord Mayor's 5km road race, Agricultural Hall Plain, Saturday 4.50pm – Just ahead of the street procession, watch competitors take part in the annual road race along the procession route organised by City of Norwich Athletic Club.
12) Lord Mayor's street procession, starting on St Stephens Road, Saturday 5pm – More than 50 floats and hundreds of people are expected to line up the streets for a carnival atmosphere. Floats, dancers, drummers and musicians will party their way through the city centre.
13) Fireworks, Norwich Castle, Saturday 10.30pm – As it is also American Independence Day, Norwich Castle will host a spectacular American themed fireworks display.
14) Norwich Lanes Summer Fayre, Sunday 11am to 5pm – All-day fiesta of activities which will feature live music, games, crafts, art, DJs, workshops and more.
15) The Great Norwich Duck Race, Lady Julian Bridge, Riverside, Sunday 4pm – The Grand National of the plastic duck world. Watch them in their thousands as they make an unpredictable path to the finish line. £1000 worth of prizes plus the Lord Mayor's Lucky Dip at £2 each.
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