Norwich is set for a memorable year as the 2012 events guide is revealed. Entertainment includes a packed programme to celebrate the Olympic Torch Relay in July and also some firm family favourites with the Lord Mayor’s Celebrations, Sparks in the Park and children’s play days.
Council Leader, Councillor Brenda Arthur said; "The city council is delighted to bring a packed programme of entertainment and events for residents across the city - and most of it is free.”
“The 2012 events guide is crammed with something for everyone and with the added attraction of the Olympic Torch Relay in July, I really hope everyone will come out and join in the celebrations.”
With an Olympic focus, the Olympic Torch Relay arrives in the city on Wednesday 4 July welcomed by a magical mechanical boat as it winds its way along Aylsham Road adorned with trees decorated in Olympic colours, to a celebration event in Chapelfield Gardens.
Entertainment continues with dazzling street acts and a spectacular - never before see, in Norwich - 3D projections on the Castle, with fantastic illusions of walls tumbling and creatures emerging.
As the Olympic Torch departs Norwich on Thursday 5 July, the Olympic colours will be abseiled down the Castle, Cathedral bells will ring out and the Flame will be rowed across the River Wensum in a decorated old-style skiff.
It’s not all Olympics though, as the city also has children’s play days and theatre, summer band concerts and the annual Lord Mayor’s Celebrations on Saturday 7 July with new attractions like the ‘Norwich 6 Bridge river swim’. For those really planning ahead, Sparks in the Park fireworks on 3 November and the Christmas Switch-on on Thursday 22 November.
Over 60,000 event guides are being delivered to Norwich households this week - so look out for your copy - read more about the attractions and entertainment on offer and make a date in your diary!
Councillor Arthur added; “We have magical mechanical boats, decorated trees, children’s theatre and play days, band concerts and more. With entertainment aross the city in local parks, open spaces and the city centre and we also still have our firm favourites with Sparks in the Park and the Lord Mayor’s Celebrations. Have fun and enjoy - I can’t wait!”
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