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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 webgroup@norwich.gov.uk with details of your event.

 

 

What's on...

September 2014

Sewell Toy Library - every Tuesday from 16 September

Silver Road Community Centre will be holding a toy library every Tuesday between 12 and 3pm. There is a £3 fee to become a member and it costs 50p per toy per week to rent.

 
 
 
 

UEA Symphony Orchestra and Choir auditions - 26 and 29 September

Both the Symphony Orchestra and Choir are open, by audition, to all. UEA Choir welcomes singers of all abilities and levels of experience, while UEA Symphony Orchestra welcomes players of ABRSM Grade 6 standard or above.
Find out more here.   

10th anniversary of GO2 Bluebell scheme - 27 September

Grow Our Own Bluebell South Allotments celebrating its 10th Anniversary on Saturday 27 September. For more information, please visit our website    

Norwich Farmshare openday - 27 September

Open between 10am-4pm with a welcome at 11am from Bob Flowerdew from the BBC Gardener's Question Time. Open day includes local produce to taste and buy as well as kids activities and games. Find out more here. Also take a look at www.norwichfarmshare.co.uk   
  
 
October 2014

FREE sewing sessions - First week in October

Society Alive (SA) is organising a new FREE sewing session titled 'Bowthorpe Sewing Delight'.

This is an opportunity for you to learn how to use a sewing machine, sew, cut patterns and much more. Sessions will commence in the first week of October with light refreshment served. Spaces are limited and participants will be taken on first come first serve basis so if you are interested phone, text Godwin Unazi on 07832 972166 or email society.alive@yahoo.co.uk

Download the information leaflet 


Norwich Older People's Forum annual general meeting - 1 October 

Norwich Older People’s Forum (NOPF) is celebrating International Older People’s Day by holding its annual general meeting (AGM) and a full forum meeting on 1 October starting at 10am.
   
 
This year our meeting titled Dealing with dementia and is an opportunity for you to hear about different aspects of dementia and gain a better understanding of it.
 
NOPF will hold its AGM at 10am and the full forum meeting will start at 10.30am. Following an introduction by NOPF’s chair, Joyce Hopwood, speakers will include William Armstrong, Sheriff of Norwich and chair of Healthwatch Norfolk and Willie Cruickshank, Director of Norfolk and Suffolk Dementia Alliance. An opportunity for discussion and questions to the panel of speakers will follow. The meeting will finish at 1pm with a light lunch.
 
Lots of organisations will be there with helpful information for older people.
 
This is a public meeting and everyone is very welcome to attend. There is no need to book a place.
 

Norfolk African Gender Organisation Black History Month event - 1 October

Taking place at Four Ways Community Hall between 6pm and 9pm, this event offers light refreshment and African food as well as Gambian traditional music. entry is free. 
 

African and Caribbean market 3 and 4 October

Norfolk Black History Month is delighted to be bringing this vibrant market back to the Forum.
 
Come and browse a brilliant variety of gifts and crafts from across the African and Caribbean world alongside delicious food from Zimbabwe, Morocco and Jamica. Open between 9.30am to 5.30pm. On Saturday the Anna Mudeka Band, Jose Ferrera and Sefo Kanuteh in conjunction with Future Radio will be there.

‘Know Your Norfolk’ workshops series - 6 October (regimental collections)

The ‘Know Your Norfolk’ series (which takes place on the first Monday of the month) offers the opportunity to join a museum expert and explore Norwich Castle Museum’s extensive collections. The number of places is limited to ensure everybody gets a chance to get up close to the objects.
 
Booking is essential - at Norwich Castle Study Centre, Shirehall
10am -1pm. Tickets £15, conc £13 (includes refreshments)

Magdalen Street Celebration - 11 October

Come and take part in this lively street festival -  now in its fifth year. Find out more here.

Cards for good causes on sale from 14 October

The Charity Christmas Card Shop which sells charity cards across the UK every year opens its shop in Norwich on 14 October until 18 December at The Forum.
 
Shoppers can buy cards from nearly 40 charities plus advent calendars, wrap and gifts from our volunteers who will staff the shop 7 days a week. 

Spooky City lantern workshop - 25 October

Silver Road Community Centre is holding a workshop to make lanterns for the Spooky City lantern walk from Norwich Castle to City Hall on Friday 31 October. There are two sessions one at 10.30 - 12.30pm and one from 1pm - 4pm.  Children must be accompanied by an adult and the family has to be booked into a session so please get in touch with Julie on 07786694325 or email jewills064@aol.com.
 
 November 2014

‘Know Your Norfolk’ workshops series - 3 November (archaeology collection)

The ‘Know Your Norfolk’ series (which takes place on the first Monday of the month) offers the opportunity to join a museum expert and explore Norwich Castle Museum’s extensive collections. The number of places is limited to ensure everybody gets a chance to get up close to the objects.
 
Booking is essential - at Norwich Castle Study Centre, Shirehall
10am -1pm. Tickets £15, conc £13 (includes refreshments)

Putting a Price on Nature - 6 November and 8 November

Come along to this free event and talk to university researchers about the importance of putting a price on nature. Exhibitions, talks and interactive demonstrations across two days will explore the questions ‘what does nature do for me?’ and ‘what is nature worth?’ You will be able to take a virtual tour over Norfolk, talk to the experts and add to the exhibition through writing and drawing. 
  • Thursday 6 November at The Forum, Millennium Plain  - Take a virtual guided tour over Norfolk (just turn up between 10am to 4pm)
    Thursday 6 November 2014 evening) - Do you think that nature has a price? Hear what the experts think, and then have your say! Light refreshments provided. Please book.
  • Saturday 8 November at the University of East Anglia - Take part in a fieldwork challenge or come for a tour of Norfolk in our Virtual Reality Theatre. Please book.  
For more information please visit http://valuefromgeography.com/
 

Christmas Switch-on lantern workshop - 15 November

Silver Road Community Centre is holding a workshop to make lanterns for the Christmas Switch-on for Thursday 20 November. There are two sessions one at 10.30 - 12.30pm and one from 1pm - 4pm.  Children must be accompanied by an adult and the family has to be booked into a session so please get in touch with Julie on 07786694325 or email jewills064@aol.com.
 
 December 2014

 Norwich global village Christmas market - 5 and 6 December

Local businesses are bringing handmade and fairly-traded gifts, mulled wine, food and treats from around the World to the Forum. Opening times are 9.30am to 5pm.  

   

Disclaimer

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.