Events and Press - 2017
Guild members took to the streets of Norwich on 15th December for their annual Winter Procession. Thanks to the many Guild friends and City Guides who joined us despite the inclement weather.
The traditional Guild Carol Service was, this year, enhanced by an atmospheric re-telling of Dickens' A Christmas Carol by storyteller, Andy Jennings - 8th Deccember.
Christmas Open Day
The Norwich Guild Lodge opened to the public on 5th December and visitors were offered tours of the working Lodge and demonstrations of craft skills from Guild Apprentices.
Norfolk Record Office Talk
On 12th December, The Master of The Guild gave a ticketed talk at The Archive Centre (home of The Norfolk Record Office) entitled: Understanding Medieval Churches - Insights From a Craft Guild. 12th December
Fire and Flint Festival
On 23rd September, The Master and several apprentices appeared at this street festival in Brandon, Norfolk, offering craft demonstrations and talking to the public.
On 8th September, Guild members were pleased to be joined by The Lord Mayor of Norwich City, Cllr. David Fullman and his Sheriff, Cllr. David Walker for the annual Autumn procession.
Oulton Chapel Festival
On 15th July, a Guild Apprentice attended this popular Norfolk village fair to give craft demonstrations and talk about the work of The Guild.
Norwich Castle Museum
On 7th July, several of the apprentices, The Master and other Guild members gave demonstrations and spoke to visitors at The Norwich Castle.
Corpus Christi Festival
The Guild marked this festival in the traditional way with performances of the stonemasons' mystery play, Cain and Abel and a Guild procession - 16th and 17th July.
Museum At Night
As part of the National Museums At Night programme, Guild members and Apprentices gave carving demonstrations and talks in the keep and donjon of The Norwich Castle Museum on 20th May.
Between 29th April and 1st May, The Guild took part in several events for the debut of this hugely successful local event celebrating the fantastic medieval churches of Norwich.
St. George's Day
On April 23rd, the Guild Apprentices unveiled a new player in their St. George's day mystery play performances, the almighty dragon, Davina.
Exuberance Is Beauty
In January and February, Guild members took up residence in the cloister garth of Norwich Cathedral. In a portable Lodge, they gave craft demonstrations to compliment the David Holgate Retrospective Exhibition in the hostry.
Wren Day Procession
The first Guild Procession of the calendar year is traditionally held on or near Wren Day. This year, it took place on 24th January, setting off from the West front of Norwich Cathedral.