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Lord Mayor's CelebrationThere's loads going on around the city that you might be interested in – have a look at the community events below.

If you would like us to include something on this page, please get in touch by emailing with details of your event.

What's on...

May 2014

Norwich Older People's Forum - Wednesday 7 May

The next public meeting will be another joint event with Age UK Norwich.  It is being held at Mow & Grow House, Bowthorpe Community Hub between 10am and 2.30pm.  Find out more here. 

Norwich Film Festival 2014 - 6 to 13 May

The fourth Norwich Film Festival will be kicking off at the Odeon, Norwich, on Tuesday 6 May, with a special anniversary screening of Notting Hill, followed by An Evening of BAFTA Shorts on Thursday 8 May.

Monday 12 May and Tuesday 13 May will see a selection of the very best short films from around the world selected for this year’s festival. A host of countries will be represented in the categories of Short Film, Student Film, Animated Film and One Minute Movie.


This year's short films have been judged by a host of industry experts including Olivia Colman, Tim McInnerny, Bernard Hill, Emma Freud, Roger Michell, Martin Walsh, Jon Harris, Steve Furst and Jane Gull.

To find out more about these events or to book your tickets, please visit

Jarrolds Charity Fashion Show - Thursday 8 May

Jarrolds Charity Fashion Show for the Norfolk & Norwich Association for the Blind (NNAB) will take place on Thursday 8 May, from 6pm until 8.30pm, at the store in Norwich.

Tickets will be available from the end of February. Call 01603 629558 or visit for more information.

Bishop's Open Gardens - Sunday 11 May

Discover one of Norwich's hidden secrets... The Bishop and his wife kindly open their garden for the use of local charities every summer and the Norfolk Community Foundation is delighted to be welcoming visitors to the gardens for the first time this year whilst raising money for a range of causes across Norfolk. Open from 1pm to 5pm (last admission at 4.30pm), £3 for adults and children and wheelchair users free of charge. Click for more information.



Havego Restival 2014 - closing date for proposals 15 May

The Havago Festival 2014 is a celebration of Skill, a miasma of excellence, an opportunity to showcase the bespoke! An unlimited opportunity for the creative! 
Staged at the Forum on the 18th & 19th August 2014 The Havago Festival provides an uncompromising platform for the Best Norfolk has to offer. 
A free to the public event, created and led by the “ME AND ER” team and supported by the Forum Trust and Norfolk Arts Project fund, Havago is not just another craft show, but an opportunity to showcase your talent! 
Only the best will be selected, the most unique, the most creative and the most skilled. We are looking for expertise and confidence! Sell, Promote, and share your work and give the public a chance to HAVAGO!
Proposals are requested to become a “Havago Contributor”.  Whether you provide a service, you educate, you create or you make, if you feel you have something to offer and are willing to share your passion, we want to hear from YOU!
Please visit, for proposal application & more info, or contact organisers at or 


Norwich City of Ale - Thursday 22 May to 1 June

This year's Norwich City of Ale festival looks set to be bigger and better than ever - if that's possible!

Now in its fourth year the celebrated festival that has become a firm favourite with ale lovers across the UK runs from 22 May - 1 June.

Last year 42 Norwich pubs served 229 cask ales brewed by 36 local breweries. A total of 57,000 pints was enjoyed.

There were 133 events ranging from beer tastings, mystery tours on the City of Ale bus, a pub treasure hunt and a pop-up local brewery shop.

This year organisers are aiming to beat those achievements with more pubs, more beers and more events.

See for more details


The wonder of birds, Norwich Castle - 22 May to 14 Sept

The Wonder of Birds will explore the cultural impact of birds upon humankind. Eliciting a wide range of emotions from awe to fear, from pleasure to cruelty, birds have intrigued humanity since the earliest of times.

The exhibition will span the centuries and will include the arts, natural history, archaeology, fashion and social history, with loans from local and national collections. Comprising six sections, each will focus on a different aspect of birds, their meanings and our relationships with them.

Some 220 works by major artists and illustrators, historical and contemporary, will be on show and the exhibition will examine local, national and international issues.


Norwich City Council is not responsible for the organisation of any events and activities listed on this page, or of information provided about them. For more information about anything on this page, please use the specific contact details provided alongside each listing.