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Join the cast of this year’s Lord Mayor’s Celebration

The Lord Mayor’s Celebration will highlight local talent, showcase the city’s history and identity, and offer a host of free activities to choose from when it returns this July.
The Lord Mayor’s Celebration will highlight local talent, showcase the city’s history and identity, and offer a host of free activities to choose from when it returns this July.
Published on Monday, 2nd March 2020

The Lord Mayor’s Celebration will highlight local talent, showcase the city’s history and identity, and offer a host of free activities to choose from when it returns this July.

Embracing the City of Stories branding for Norwich, the weekend of free activities and performances around the city begins on Friday 3 July with another chance to enjoy a paint party in Chapelfield Gardens and the return of unique cycling challenge, Gas Hill Gasp.

On Saturday, enjoy twelve hours of fun and games, live music and fantastic food. Quirky characters will fill the city streets, with performances around every corner. Highlights include the much-loved Lord Mayor’s Procession, BBC Introducing Stage, Lord Mayor’s Launchpad and Pirate Party.   

There’ll be no time to rest on Sunday, with an exclusive performance by Lost in Translation Circus and return of the ever-popular Great Norwich Duck Race.

Get involved!

Schools, community groups, performers and businesses are all welcome to join the city’s biggest street party. Take your place in the 2020 Lord Mayor’s Procession, and travel through the city’s streets in front of thousands.

Following the success of last year’s procession, the first of its kind to remove petrol and diesel vehicles, there are already a number of groups signed up to get creative with their eco-friendly entries this year.

Singers and dancers from across the county are invited to take centre stage, as part of the first ever community showcase, debuting on The Forum Stage this year. Apply online or contact Norwich City Council’s events team for more details.

Councillor Alan Waters, leader of Norwich City Council, said: “There is so much for everyone to look forward to at this year’s celebration, which is always a highlight of the city’s events calendar.

“The City of Stories theme presents a wonderful opportunity to shout about Norwich’s rich heritage, welcoming character and forward thinking ideas, all while offering free fun and entertainment for residents and visitors alike.”

Find out more and sign up today!

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