Norwich seems to be the place to visit this Autumn with a host of exciting events planned for the major East Anglian city. Traditional Bonfire night fireworks and ghoulish goings on to celebrate Halloween may well be the highlights for many visitors to Norfolk’s capital. But fans of academic pursuits won’t be forgotten as The Forum welcomes the Norwich Science Festival from October 18th – 30th.

The Forum is becoming a popular venue

The Forum is fast establishing itself as a trusted venue for holding major projects in the East of England. Among recent events and partnerships to have utilised their modern facilities have been the Edith Cavell Centenary commemorations, the GoGoDragons! Schools’ Project and Run Norwich.

Promoting lifelong learning

It promises to make science the focal point during October though, as it lives up to a broad brief to promote lifelong learning to celebrate developments in history, heritage, technology, discovery, creativity and culture. Norwich Science Festival 2016 is aimed at all ages and will feature many free events, including an array of activities and exhibitions to cater for a variety of scientific knowledge levels.

‘Spooky City’ parade celebrates Halloween

Having sated the Norwich locals’ thirst for education, the focus will turn to providing an evening full of tricks and treats on October 31st. Daring souls are encouraged to don their ‘fangtastic’ costumes and attend the Spooky City parade.

Setting out from the atmospheric Chapelfield Gardens at 6:30pm, the chilling group of ghouls and ghostly visions will proceed along Theatre Street, taking in the city centre’s shopping thoroughfare Gentleman’s Walk on their way to St Peters Street. Entertainment will be available from 7pm onwards both on St Peters Street itself and in front of The Forum.

‘Big Boom!’ pyrotechnic extravaganza

Bringing the curtain down on the trio of top notch Autumn events in the city, Big Boom! will light up the skies around Norwich on Friday the 4th of November. Bonfire Night will be marked in colourful fashion with a free fireworks spectacular, as the pyrotechnic feast is launched from the historic Norwich Castle.

Based on the evidence from the previous three years, those attending the event can expect an impressive display of Roman Candles, Rockets, Fountains, Mines and Parachutes as they commemorate Guy Fawkes and his involvement in the Gunpowder Plot against James I in 1605.