Street celebration will draw on creativity and diversity for 7th year

Magdalen Street Celebration. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Magdalen Street Celebration. Picture: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant

Billed as they city's liveliest street fair, the Magdalen Street Celebration returns this weekend for its 7th year.

Magdalen Street Celebration. Dave Sheehy and his daughter Erin, 2, painting a canvas.Picture: ANTONY

Magdalen Street Celebration. Dave Sheehy and his daughter Erin, 2, painting a canvas.Picture: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant

With everyone from artists to local performers, to history experts and organisations, the event aims to 'celebrate the creativity and diversity of the most diverse and eclectic neighbourhood in the city, through art, music, dance and any which way' people choose.

One of the organisers, Stuart McLaren said he was looking forward to the celebration. He said: 'It's all going to plan so far, it's been growing every year.

'It's run by a small group of volunteers, and it's all about enjoying yourself and celebrating being part of the community in north Norwich, which sometimes doesn't get as much attention.'

He said there would be two stages again this year - one in Anglia Square and one under the bridge on Magdalen Street itself. But the latter was, for the first time, being organised by Epic Studios.

Magdalen Street Celebration. Stromm perfoming for the crowds.Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Magdalen Street Celebration. Stromm perfoming for the crowds.Picture: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant


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'It's never been so professional,' said Mr McLaren.

He added that although the celebration did have support from Norwich City Council, Norfolk County Council, and Black History Month, the committee spent much of the year seeking out the funds for the day.

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The event will run from 11am - 5pm, on Saturday, October 8, and is free.

For more information see www.magdalenstreetcelebration.com

Magdalen Street Celebration. Street artists get to work.Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Magdalen Street Celebration. Street artists get to work.Picture: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant

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