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Elizabethan Window Wanderland

August 15, 2022 - August 19, 2022

People in the places visited by the 1578 Progress are being invited to create vibrant window displays inspired by this incredible royal journey, and there are opportunities to create windows in the Nave of Norwich Cathedral from Monday 15 August until Friday 19 August between 10.30am and 4.30pm each day.

We shall also reflect on how our travel plans were cancelled due to the restrictions during the COVID 19 lockdowns. Our human spirit may have felt dampened, but our need to explore stimulated unexpected reactions. We became limited, yet 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 help you design silhouettes inspired by the Elizabethan Progress in 1578 and local birds as our recent symbols of freedom.

These designs will be upscaled into larger window artwork to be displayed at night to shine through windows across the Cathedral Quarter between mid-January and mid-February 2023.

How many window designs will the fine visitors to Norwich Cathedral make?

This activity is suitable for ages four and over.


August 15, 2022
August 19, 2022


Norwich Cathedral