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What's on the Norwich Big Screen

The Norwich Big Screen on Chapelfield Plain is gearing up for a year of events and activities.

Event taking place at the Norwich Big Screen
4 February - 19 March
Six Nations rugby
21 February
Film screenings of Mulan as part of the Norwich Dragon Festival (10am, 12pm, 2pm and 4pm)
25 February
Film screenings of How to Train Your Dragon as part of the Norwich Dragon Festival (10am, 12pm, 2pm and 4pm)
1 June
Manon, live from the Royal Opera House (seating provided)
20 June - 3 July
Wimbledon coverage
4 July
Madame Butterfly, live from the Royal Opera House (seating provided)
10 July
An animation celebration on the Big Screen for the Lord Mayor's Procession (10am to 4pm)
13 July
Cinderella, live from the Royal Opera House (seating provided)
23 July - 24 July
London 2012 Open Weekend event featuring free entertainment
27 July
Event celebrating one year until London 2012
Midweek movies every Wednesday and family sports days every Saturday
10 September
Last Night of the Proms

Through arts, culture and sport, the screen is providing a range of entertainment for all ages.

The screen offers round-the-clock news, information and entertainment on a 25ft² digital video display.

It is connected to the BBC's global broadcast network and delivers a 24 hour schedule of news, sport, music, documentaries and much more.

The Big Screen regularly hosts programmes of major sporting fixtures including Formula 1, the RBS Six Nations rugby tournament, Wimbledon and the World Snooker Championship.

Also keep an eye out for films made by students from Norfolk.

Community content

The Norwich Big Screen opened in July 2008 and has hosted lots of events since then.

The screen broadcasts news and content made by the local community including animations, photography, films and interactive games.

In June 2010, Norwich City Council collaborated with The Royal Opera House to bring Bizet's Carmen live to the Big Screen.

To mark the countdown to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, the Big Screen hosted a Cultural Olympiad Open Weekend in July 2010 with tribal belly dancing, martial arts demonstrations, capoeira and an urban triathlon.

The screen has also shown special midweek seated movies during the summer holidays.

All events are free and many more locally organised activities are planned for 2011.

The screen is a public platform for both local and national talent. If you'd like more information about how to show your work on the screen please send us an e-mail.

The Big Screen is a partnership between LOCOG (the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games), Norwich City Council, the BBC and Chapelfield.

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