In July 2010 New Orleans came to Norwich for Fridi Gras – it was like a Mardi Gras but on a Friday !
Fridi Gras featured an evening of music and dance – Carnival Style ! Starting with a procession through Norwich and finishing with a Carnival Showcase at The Forum. Community groups from across Norwich and beyond spent months designing and making costumes for the Fridi Gras, groups participating included Julian Housing Association, the High-Jacks Stilt Walkers, Fairhaven Primary School, Norwich Pride and the Great Yarmouth Carnival Collective. The evening also featured music and dance from the Norwich Taiko Drummers, Future Dance and a Carnival Conga led by Jose Ferrera. Fridi Gras was supported by Norfolk Community Foundation, Norwich City Council, Norfolk County Council and the Forum Trust.