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Everything you need to know about The Lord Mayor's Procession in Norwich

PUBLISHED: 16:55 04 July 2018 | UPDATED: 10:58 05 July 2018

Lord Mayors Celebrations 2016 - the procession making its way through Norwich city centre. Photo : Steve Adams

Lord Mayors Celebrations 2016 - the procession making its way through Norwich city centre. Photo : Steve Adams

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The Lord Mayor's Procession will soon be winding its way through the streets of Norwich. Here's everything you need to know about the event.

The Lord Mayor's Procession winding through the streets of Norwich. Picture: Ian BurtThe Lord Mayor's Procession winding through the streets of Norwich. Picture: Ian Burt

When is it?

The procession is on Saturday 7 July and will take place from 6pm to 8.30pm. The timings have been pushed back an hour following England’s victory over Colombia.

Where does the parade begin?

The parade begins its route on St Stephens Road, which is a great place to stand if you want to see the floats before anyone else. It then moves along Castle Meadow and Tombland.

The Lord Mayor's Procession winding through the streets of Norwich. Picture: Ian BurtThe Lord Mayor's Procession winding through the streets of Norwich. Picture: Ian Burt

Where does it end?

Palace Street.

What’s the theme this year?

“The circus comes to town”

Norwich Lord Mayor's procession route map 2018 by Tom Bristow on Scribd

Are there viewing areas for people with disabilities?

Yes, on Castle Meadow opposite Opie Street.

Will there be travel disruption?

Some road closures are in place for the event. You can find full details of these along with a colour coded closure map on the City Council’s website.

The Lord Mayor's Procession making its way through the streets of Norwich. Picture: Ian BurtThe Lord Mayor's Procession making its way through the streets of Norwich. Picture: Ian Burt

How do I get there?

Cars: See parking information at www.norwich.gov.uk/parking

Buses: Temporary bus stops will be in place on Surrey Street and All Saints Green for daytime services affected by the road closures.

Park and Ride: Airport, Harford and Thickthorn services will run until 11pm. Sprowston and Postwick services will run until 7pm.

Full details available on the Norfolk County Council website.

Where can I get tickets and how much are they?

While you’ll need tickets if you want to attend any of The Lord Mayor’s Celebration shows this weekend, the parade itself is a free event which doesn’t require tickets.

Who is taking part?

1. The Feed Norwich

2. Town Crier

3. Whifflers and Snap Dragon

4. The Lord Mayor and Sheriff of Norwich and civic party

5. Klangs Entourage

6. The circus comes to town - Chapter 1. Roll up, roll up!

7. The circus comes to town - Chapter 2. Gleaming and Glittering

8. The circus comes to town - Chapter 3. Peculiar Tales

9. The circus comes to town - Chapter 4. Paradise of Curiosities

10. The circus comes to town - Chapter 5. CarnivalesCo with Norwich Samba and Oak Circus

11. Norfolk Broads - Red Hot Society

12. 1st Hoveton and Wroxham Sea Scouts

13. Sprowston Junior School

14. Maddermarket Theatre

15. The Hewett Academy

16. Norfolk Snowsports

17. Bannatyne Health Club

18. Norfolk Community Learning Services

19. Norfolk (Iceni) Schoolgirls Basket team

20. The Greenhouse Trust

21A. Special Olympics Norfolk

21B. Open Youth Trust

22. Zumba and Powerhoop with Jane

23. 1st Harling Scout Group

24. Norwich Theatre Train

25. Catton Grove Primary School

26. Norwich School of Dance

27. Framtastics Gymnastics Club

28. Buy Local Norfolk

29. City of Norwich - Civic Association

30. Pam Clarke Music and Dance Academy

31. Angel Road Federation of Schools

32. Stagecoach Norwich

33. Chermond Gymnastics Club

34. Street Mogs

35. 1st Norwich Sea Scout Group (Duck Race)

36. Archant (Eastern Daily Press and Norwich Evening News)

37. Funky Fusion Dance

38. BBC Radio Norfolk

39. YMCA Norfolk

40. Zumba Lucia

41. Norwich Star Wars Club

42. Charles Darwin Primary

43. Beccles Carnival

44. Virgin Money

45. Float withdrawn

46. Playaz Community Radio

47. ReAssure

48. Aspire Dance

49. Lions Club International (East Anglia)

50. Zumba Kids with Sarah-Jayne

51. East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices

52. Knowles Dance & Fitness Studio

53. Girl Guiding Milecross District

54. TPF Parkour & Chemond Boy’s Gymnastics

55. Forest Heath Public Radio Limited T/A Zack FM

56. Stella School of Dance

57. Norwich Business Improvement District

58. The Free School

59. Parallel Dance Studios

60. Silver Road Community Centre

61. Cromer Carnival

62. Ber Street Hub

63. Norfolk Fire Service

64. InTouch Systems

Our coverage of the Lord Mayor’s Celebration is sponsored by First Buses.

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