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Elizabethan Window Wanderland at the Millennium Library

September 10, 2022 @ 10:00 am

In 1578 Queen Elizabeth I and over 200 courtiers travelled into unknown lands on her annual progress. Join us to create vibrantly illuminated window displays celebrating the joy of exploration, curiosity, and Elizabeth I’s visit to Norwich.

People in the places visited by the 1578 Progress are being invited to create vibrant window displays, inspired by this incredible royal journey. In contrast, we shall reflect on how our travel plans were cancelled due to the restrictions during the COVID 19 lockdowns.

During the recent lockdowns our human spirit may have felt dampened, but our need to explore stimulated unexpected reactions. We became lively observers and curious surveyors of our own neighbourhoods. We spent more time in our gardens, enjoyed nature in local parks and stumbled across the history of our roads, streets and lanes.

Joy could also be found watching the changing sky filled with many more birds enjoying the quietness of the restrictions.

The ‘POP 1578: Into the Unknown’ project will inspire you to design silhouettes detailing the adventures of the Elizabethan Progress in 1578 and local birds as our recent symbols of freedom.

These designs will then be upscaled into larger window artwork to be publically displayed at night, to shine in the Millennium Library In November 2022.

How many window designs will the fine visitors of Norwich Millennium Library create?

Suitable for 4+

Event Times
Saturday 10 September: 1000-1600

Booking Details
No booking required

UNDER 5’s can enjoy this activity in the Early Years Library situated towards the back of the ground floor of the Millennium Library. OVER 5s can enjoy this activity in the Children’s Library situated to the left of the Main Millennium Library entrance. At busy times you may need to wait for a place to create! Check out some books and we shall fit you in as soon as we can!


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Millennium Library
The Forum
Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1AW
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