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Dates announced for Norwich's 2024 Lord Mayor’s Weekend summer celebration

Published on Tuesday, 27th February 2024

An open invitation to the biggest free street party in Norwich’s annual calendar is issued to one and all for the Lord Mayor’s Weekend 2024, which this year falls on Saturday and Sunday 13 & 14 July.

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    Council in national pilot to encourage green events

    Published: Tuesday, 20th February 2024

    Norwich City Council is working with ten other local authorities nationwide in a year-long pilot project to improve environmentally-friendly practices in the planning of outdoor events.

  • The Halls

    Exciting ‘artist in residence’ opportunity for city’s historic venue

    Published: Tuesday, 6th February 2024

    Norwich City Council is on the hunt for a designer or graphic artist for an exciting project to document the fascinating history of its iconic venue The Halls.

  • Holocaust Memorial Day commemorations 2024

    Published: Wednesday, 24th January 2024

    Holocaust Memorial Day on 27 January marks the anniversary of the liberation of the largest of the Nazi concentration camps at Auschwitz-Birkenau.

  • A photo of a group of people in Eaton Park. From left to right they are: Richard Green (Norwich City Council), Cllr Adam Giles (Norwich City Council), Bev Hart (Friends of Eaton Park), Zoe Tebbutt (Norwich City Council), Helen Mitchell (Norwich City Counc

    Thomas Browne sculptures find new home in Eaton Park

    Published: Monday, 22nd January 2024

    As part of the ongoing project to redevelop Hay Hill, the Homage to Thomas Browne sculptures are set to be relocated to Eaton Park.

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    New Year start for The Halls renovation project

    Published: Thursday, 21st December 2023

    Norwich’s iconic venue The Halls is set to close in two weeks’ time, after its New Year’s Day Concert on Monday 1 January 2024, as its extensive renovation project gets under way.

  • Help shape arts and culture in Norwich

    Published: Tuesday, 21st November 2023

    Norwich Creative City Compact is asking residents to help it assess how easy it is to enjoy arts and culture across the city, so it can identify gaps in provision and widen opportunities.

  • Norwich’s Festive Lights Switch-On set to sparkle - November 16

    Published: Tuesday, 14th November 2023

    A Santa’s sack full of festive entertainment, blessings of the season, a song from a panto princess and fairies, and the city streets aglow with more twinkling lights than ever!

  • Remembrance commemorations in Norwich

    Published: Tuesday, 17th October 2023

    The city will come together on Sunday 12 November, to honour those who have made sacrifices in times of conflict past and present.

  • Battle of Britain: Commemorating the sacrifice of ‘the few’

    Published: Monday, 4th September 2023

    Norwich is set to mark Battle of Britain – paying tribute to the Royal Air Force pilots whose heroics are often attributed as being the “turning point” in World War II – on Monday 11 September.

  • Local creative groups set to benefit from £54,500 funding boost

    Published: Tuesday, 4th July 2023

    Theatre groups and projects to support refugees are among several organisations receiving awards from a £54,500 grant pot as part of Norwich’s new Action Plan for Culture.

  • Exciting line-up announced for Lord Mayor’s Weekend 2023

    Published: Tuesday, 13th June 2023

    Choirs, bands, poets, world champion beatboxers and the best of local talents will offer entertainment across the city during this year’s Lord Mayor’s Weekend, from 7-9 July.

  • City gets set to celebrate the new civic year

    Published: Wednesday, 7th June 2023

    Civic heads, local community leaders and volunteers will come together this Sunday (11 June) for a traditional event in recognition of the significant contribution they make to city life.

  • Norwich has a new Lord Mayor and Sheriff

    Published: Tuesday, 23rd May 2023

    This afternoon, the city welcomed a new Lord Mayor, Councillor James Wright, and Sheriff Dr Jan Sheldon, at a formal ceremony in City Hall.

  • Come join the carnival – invitation to join the Lord Mayor’s Procession

    Published: Thursday, 18th May 2023

    Local community groups, schools and businesses from across Norwich are being encouraged to join in the Procession during this year’s Lord Mayor’s Weekend.

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    Join the Coronation Big Screen in Chapelfield Gardens

    Published: Thursday, 20th April 2023

    Royal fans will be able to come together in Norwich to enjoy the Coronation of King Charles on Saturday 6 May at The Coronation Big Screen free event in Chapelfield Gardens.

  • The Halls

    The Halls set for extensive upgrade next year

    Published: Wednesday, 19th April 2023

    The Halls is set to benefit from improvements to create an iconic venue which is an active and dynamic cultural centre for Norwich.

  • Portraits of Power

    Published: Wednesday, 8th March 2023

    This International Women’s Day (Wednesday 8 March), we are delving into the past – highlighting the notable women in Norwich who broke down inequality barriers and paved the way for future generations

  • Lord Mayor of Norwich announces his winning poets

    Published: Tuesday, 21st February 2023

    The Lord Mayor of Norwich Cllr Dr Kevin Maguire announced the winners of his poetry competition, at a small reception in his parlour yesterday (Monday 20 February).

  • Holocaust Memorial Day commemorations

    Published: Wednesday, 18th January 2023

    Friday 27 January 2023 is Holocaust Memorial Day. There are a number of ways you may wish to mark this important anniversary.

  • Remembrance commemorations in Norwich

    Published: Monday, 7th November 2022

    The city will come together this Sunday 13 November to honour those who have made sacrifices in times of conflict past and present.

  • Chirstmas Switch On 2022

    Christmas Switch On return will bring festive cheer to the city

    Published: Friday, 14th October 2022

    Free, festive fun for the whole family will get the most wonderful time of the year underway when the city is illuminated with Christmas lights on Thursday 17 November.

  • Battle of Britain – changes to the marking of the occasion

    Published: Saturday, 10th September 2022

    As we join the nation in mourning the passing of HM The Queen, there are changes to the way in which Battle of Britain will be marked in Norwich.

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    City set for a Jubilee weekend to remember

    Published: Wednesday, 18th May 2022

    Take your place at the top table as the city comes together to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

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    Your invitation to a majestic Lord Mayor’s Celebration

    Published: Wednesday, 2nd March 2022

    The people of Norwich are cordially invited to don their finery and take to the streets as the Lord Mayor’s Celebration is set to return for the first time in two years this summer.

  • The city celebrates group’s centenary of cultural contribution

    Published: Wednesday, 17th November 2021

    On Friday (12 November), The Lord Mayor, as first citizen of Norwich, hosted a reception to thank Friends of the Norwich Museums for its considerable contribution to the city’s heritage over a 100 year span.

  • Norwich remembers

    Published: Sunday, 14th November 2021

    Today, on Remembrance Sunday, Norwich remembers the service and sacrifice of the armed forces, along with their families and the emergency services in conflicts past and present. We remember too, the innocent civilian lives lost in conflicts.

  • Battle of Britain service

    Published: Monday, 13th September 2021

    The city commemorated the anniversary of the Battle of Britain, this morning (Monday 13 September 2021), with a memorial and wreath-laying service.

  • Norwich Tourist Information Centre closure

    Published: Tuesday, 20th April 2021

    The Norwich city tourist information centre based in The Forum is to be permanently closed following a recent service review by Norwich City Council.

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    The Halls to get much needed revamp

    Published: Thursday, 11th March 2021

    Norwich city centre venue The Halls, will be getting a much-needed refurbishment this year, thanks to funding secured by the city council.

  • Lord Mayor’s Celebration cancelled for 2021

    Published: Monday, 8th March 2021

    One of the city’s best-loved events will sadly not take place this year.

  • Famous faces help Norwich key workers light up the city for Christmas

    Published: Thursday, 3rd December 2020

    A new star-studded video has been released to assure the citizens of Norwich that the city remains open, and safe, for Christmas.

  • Norwich Market now online too!

    Published: Thursday, 19th November 2020

    A new website, showcasing Norwich Market, and giving customers the chance to order online from their favourite stalls will launch tomorrow (Friday 20 November).

  • Next chapter in ‘City of Stories’ as city centre streets get new temporary art

    Published: Sunday, 25th October 2020

    Artwork was created in two city centre streets today [Sunday 25 October], to celebrate that Norwich is doing all it can to ensure the city is safe and remains a cultural destination.

  • City council to cancel upcoming events programme

    Published: Wednesday, 9th September 2020

    Two of our remaining flagship events for 2020 have been cancelled due to the ongoing effects of Covid.

  • Battle of Britain Service

    Published: Thursday, 27th August 2020

    Norwich City Council will commemorate the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain with a short memorial and wreath-laying service on Monday 14 September.

  • Council teams up with Future Radio for virtual pirate party

    Published: Wednesday, 1st July 2020

    This weekend people will be able to enjoy a much-loved disco – from the comfort of their living room – to help mark this year’s virtual Lord Mayor’s Celebration.

  • The city council wants YOUR Lord Mayor’s Celebration photos!

    Published: Friday, 26th June 2020

    We’re asking people to share their memories of any previous Lord Mayor’s Celebration, as the event goes virtual for 2020.

  • Norwich City Council weekly update on the city’s response to COVID-19 – Friday 19 June 2020

    Published: Friday, 19th June 2020

    As lockdown restrictions are gradually eased we are focusing on how we can innovate and adapt to get the city back on track and deliver our critical services, while also keeping people safe.

  • All invited to Holocaust Memorial Day service

    Published: Tuesday, 21st January 2020

    A public service of remembrance for the Holocaust will take place at 2pm on Monday 27 January at St Peter Mancroft Church in Norwich.

  • Roll Up, Roll Up … Explore the cities latest urban art gems

    Published: Thursday, 28th November 2019

    Through a partnership between Norwich BID and the city council, 12 market stalls have been transformed into vibrant street art for residents, visitors and market vendors to enjoy.

  • Norwich Market – share the love!

    Published: Thursday, 16th May 2019

    This Love Your Local Market fortnight we’re asking you to ‘share the love’ you have for Norwich Market by snapping a picture and sharing it on social media.

  • Norwich named as one of the UK’s ‘Six Cities of Circus’

    Published: Monday, 18th December 2017

    Norwich has been named as one of a handful of cities in the UK to be recognised for its significant circus heritage.

  • Window art against abuse

    Published: Thursday, 16th November 2017

    A group of local artists and businesses have come together to produce powerful and thought-provoking window art to help raise awareness of domestic abuse.

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    New Lord Mayor and Sheriff take up honour

    Published: Tuesday, 23rd May 2017

    The new Lord Mayor of Norwich, Councillor David Fullman and Sheriff, David Walker were formally elected at the colourful annual mayor-making ceremony in City Hall this afternoon, Tuesday 23 May.

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    Little Mix heading to Earlham Park this September

    Published: Wednesday, 22nd March 2017

    Pop sensations Little Mix are heading to Norwich’s Earlham Park in 2017 as part of their 'Summer Shout Out' tour.

  • Flying the flag for peace

    Published: Monday, 13th March 2017

    Today children from a local primary school joined the Lord Mayor in uniting Norwich with hundreds of other towns and cities in flying a flag for the Commonwealth.

  • See fresh pieces of history

    Published: Tuesday, 1st November 2016

    It’s your chance to meet the Lord Mayor and Sheriff of Norwich and see fresh pieces of history as new civic chains are unveiled to the public this Saturday <5 November>.

  • Norwich souvenirs go online

    Published: Friday, 1st April 2016

    New 'Norwich Shop' selling hundreds of souvenirs goes online. Visit to find out more.

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