Carnival Time in Norwich
4th July 2010
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Norwich's carnival arrives this week with four days of fun, as part of the Lord Mayor's Celebrations.

The celebrations start on Thursday 8th July, with comedy and street acts, with a parade on Friday and the main carnival on Saturday and lots of other things in between - see list below.

There will  be a funfair in Chapelfield Gardens from 11am to 10pm Saturday and 1pm on Sunday.

On Sunday you will also be able to enjoy the Lord Mayor’s 5km Classic Road Race in the city centre from 4.45pm

Brand new attractions for 2010 include the Caterpillar Crawl in aid of the Big C on Saturday 10am - 4pm at NorwichCathedral and the Great Norwich Duck Race at Riverside on Sunday from Julian Bridge to Novi Sad Friendship Bridge.

Families with younger children will find plenty to keep them busy from a children’s corner at St George’s Plain to face-painting, big bubbles and Punch & Judy and other fun activities in Chapelfield Gardens, while the under-18s can head to the SNAP disco at Open.

And those who want to party into the small hours can check out the Mardi Gras Party Night at Squares, Monsters’ Ball at The Waterfront or Somewhere Carnival at Henry’s.

All the money raised at this year’s procession will go to the Rotary House for the Deaf Society.

Here's a quick run down of each event:

Thursday 8th July

The Whiffler Comedy Night

Friday 9th July

Fridi Gras 2010

Norwich Pops Orchestra
7.30pm St Andrews Hall

Saturday 10th July

Art on the Railings - open air art market St Peter Mancroft Church

Caterpillar Crawl family fun in aid of Big C 10am-4pm Noriwch Cathedral

Lord Mayor's Animation Celebration 10am - 4pm Chapelfield Plain

BBC Norfolk Music Video Festival  10am-5pm Fusion at the Forum

A Day at the Beach 11am - 4pm Castle Gardens - organised by the Mall Shopping Centre in Norwich

Funfair 11am-10pm Chapelfield Gardens

Future Radio 12 noon to 10pm Brigg Street

The Forum Stage 12 noon to 10.30pm Millenium Plain

Children's Corner 1pm - 4pm St George's Plain - have a go at juggling, hula hooping or listen to stories

Street Performers 2pm -3pm and 6.30pm -10pm Norwich city centre

Lord Mayors 5km Classic Road Race 4.45pm city centre

Lord Mayor's Street Procession 5pm city centre

Evening time in Chapelfield Gardens 6.30pm Brassroots, 8.15pm The Magic of the Beatles

Band Concerts - city centre 7pm-9pm Gentlemans Walk Pipe Band 7.15pm London Street, Pavilion Brass Quintet 8.15pm, Wensum Valley Brass 9.20pm London Street

Fireworks 10.30pm City Centre

Sunday 11th July

The Norwich Lanes Summer Fayre
11am -5pm St Benedicts Street and St Gregory's Green

The Bishop of Norwich's Open Gardens 1pm - 4.30pm
Funfair - Chapelfield Gardens

Art on the Railings - open air art market St Peter Mancroft Church

The Great Norwich Duck Race 3pm £500 cash in prizes.

The Tempest 3pm The Whiffler Theatre Castle Gardens

Norwich City Concert Band 3pm Eaton Park

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