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Late-night opening for Norwich Market to celebrate inaugural Love Light Norwich festival

Published on Tuesday, 7th January 2020

Norwich Market has confirmed it will extend its opening hours to 9pm on Thursday 13 February to celebrate the launch of a new light festival coming to Norwich in 2020.

Love Light Norwich, brought to the city by Norwich Business Improvement District (BID), is a bright new light festival celebrating art and innovation with a theme of love and belonging in Norwich city centre. An illuminating trail of artworks utilising light, live performances, and community activities are all part of the artistic programme taking place from Thursday 13 February through to Saturday 15 February. This cultural and inclusive event will welcome everyone to a free festival experience, which is set to become a regular highlight in Norwich’s cultural calendar.

Norwich Market has decided to join in with the celebrations, offering the community a new night experience combining its attractive and vibrant mix of food with entertainment activities and live performances taking place around the market.

Norwich Market, recently voted as Britain’s best outdoor market by the National Association of British Market Authorities, has become a unique and popular landmark in the city centre. The market’s participation in Love Light Norwich will become a must-visit attraction on the Love Light map on Thursday evening, which also coincides with late night shopping. It’s set to be a great opportunity for new audiences and locals to experience what a street night market looks like in the heart of the city.

Caroline Bidewell, Head of Operations at Norwich BID and project lead for Love Light Norwich says, “We’re excited to share the buzz that Love Light just got brighter with the wonderful addition of the late-night Norwich Market on Thursday night. We all love the variety of what’s on offer underneath the best covered market in the UK, we know opening later for one night enables people to enjoy delicious food, drink and treats which will add to the festival feel of Love Light.”

Councillor Matthew Packer, cabinet member with responsibility for markets adds, “We’re ecstatic that the BID and stall-holders are working together to give Norwich Market a starring role in this new free festival set to illuminate the city in February. We can’t wait for this new chapter being opened in our City of Stories and hope as many of you as possible will join us for this three-day event which promises to be spectacular.”

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Authored and issued by Norwich Improvement District (BID)  contact: Victoria Felipe, 01603 559573.