July 28 2014 Latest news:
Monday, June 30, 2014
It’s almost here! The countdown has begun to what promises to be the most exciting Lord Mayor’s Celebrations yet.
Final preparations are going on across the Fine City for a weekend of fun and frivolity, culminating in the spectacular Lord Mayor’s procession.
More than 60 floats will feature at the highlight of Norwich’s calendar year, which is the oldest Lord Mayor’s procession outside the capital.
And with endless weird and wonderful performers, this year’s celebrations are set to be unforgettable.
Judith Lubbock, Lord Mayor of Norwich, said: “I want as many people as possible to turn up and enjoy the day.
“I’m looking forward to seeing all the imaginative costumes and floats.”
The weekend will give people the chance to celebrate being part of the Norwich community.
Sheriff William Armstrong was enthusiastic about promoting the spirit and tradition of Norwich.
“The event brings in all ages,” he said. “It is very important to the city that we engage with everybody.
“We need to talk up Norwich, it’s a great place to live.” Mr Armstrong added that the need to raise as much money as possible for Norfolk Cruse Bereavement Care was vital.
“We are deeply conscious of the need for the right kind of support to prevent longer-term problems,” he said.
The Lord Mayor confirmed the importance of the charity because bereavement touches the lives of everybody.
Festivities are set to bring joy to the crowds through a series of stunning shows and displays for young and old.
The element of surprise will be finding out how outlandish people can make their floats this year.
The countdown to the Lord Mayor’s Celebration will continue in the Evening News this week, and there will be a special show on the Evening News’ sister station, Mustard TV.
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Coverage of this year’s Lord Mayor’s Celebrations promises to be bigger and better than ever.
Throughout the week we will be previewing all you need to know about the event and how to make the most of it in print and on our websites.
Meanwhile, Saturday’s Norwich Evening News will be a special preview edition with 14 pages of information, maps, schedules and more – plus a very special guest editor.
On the weekend itself log on to our website for up-to-the-minute news, reaction, video and photos of not just the procession, but all of the many events taking place. See if you can spot yourself.
We want you to be at the heart of our coverage.
Tweet pictures to #mylordmayors and see them on our special online picture wall and in Monday’s paper.
Alternatively, email pictures and video to firstname.lastname@example.org or use iwitness24.co.uk.
Monday’s paper will include pages and pages of the best pictures and reports from the weekend in our special souvenir editions.
Finally, this year you can look out for our special float – which has some very, very special guests. Watch this space to find out more.