The Olympic Torch Relay Route (PDF Route Map):
The London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay will bring people across the UK together to celebrate the spirit of the Olympic Games, and Norwich has been invited to host one of the legs of the Olympic Torch Relay with an evening celebration
The Olympic Flame will arrive in Norwich in the early evening of Wednesday 4th July 2012
and approximately 15 torch bearers will take it to the celebration site where thousands of people will witness the lighting of the caldron in Norwich. The following day the torch will leave Norwich taking in historic landmarks on its journey through Norfolk.
The city will be at its best celebrating the arrival of the torch as part of its Lord Mayors Celebration four day festival when there will be many exciting things to do, including a carnival, firework show, street entertainment, sports activities, music and dance, markets and street fayres. bandstands, open gardens, concerts and lots more.
As one of only 66 UK locations chosen to host an evening celebration, Norwich
will have an impressive two and a half hour show
staged by London 2012
at Chapelfield Gardens
It will include performances showcasing the best of our local talent, which will give a distinct sense of our community, and will culminate in the arrival of the Olympic Flame.
Thousands of people are expected to line the route into Chapelfield Gardens as local Torchbearers
, chosen by their communities, carry the Flame
to an on-stage cauldron, which is planned to be lit at 7pm as part of a live broadcast
The route will be animated
with inspirational activities
created by arts organisations and communities who will work together to design and make giant puppets
, massive bunting
, human pyramids
and lots more
The Olympic Torch Relay is due to come to Norfolk on Wednesday 4 July
next year and will arrive in Norwich
having taken in the towns of King’s Lynn, Fakenham, Holt, Cromer and Aylsham along the way.
The Flame will leave Norwich on Thursday 5 July
via Acle, Filby and Great Yarmouth as it moves onwards with its journey eventually arriving at the Olympic Stadium on Friday 27 July
for the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Games.
More info Torch Relay from the county council