Norwich Flags

Carnival / Community Flags

Carnival Flags – The World Around Us

Returning for a second year, Kinetika were delighted to deliver this community-led project with Norwich City Council to make parade flags for both the Lord Mayor’s Procession in Norwich and Great Yarmouth Carnival.

Local artists and community groups were taken through the flag design process and taught how to dye silk and create detailed designs that would work at a large scale. Silk painting is a very adaptable process, so a wide range of ages and abilities could join in.

8 colourful silk flags were co-created with these artists and community groups, designing to the project theme of The World Around Us, as well four sub-themes of the parade.

With a guiding eye of the Kinetika artists and careful work by the participants, the resulting flags were spectacular and will be a community asset for years to come.

Flag Design Groups

Illustration of bees and a purple elephant spraying water, walking through rubbish

Charismatic Megafauna

Flag designs centred on large animals, with considerations of extinction, and how their images are used as leverage to support major fundraising campaigns.

Community groups/ artists

  • Girl Up design: Sarah Ballard.
  • Under One Roof design: St. Martin’s Trust with Holly Bodmer, Sorrel Muggridge (Eyebrow Arts)

A Drop in the Ocean

Plastic pollution, erosion and rising sea levels featured in these flag designs, taking a look at the impact on the environment.

Community groups/ artists

  • Ipswich Road Community Hub with Holly Bodmer and Sorrel Muggridge (Eyebrow Arts)
  • City College with Ellie Diver
Illustration of underwater god neptune surrounded by fish and plastic bottles

Illustration of water fowl and a yellow butterfly amongst discarded food packaging

Blindfolded Jenga

Flag designs were all about biodiversity and the rate of extinction of all plants, animals and fungi.

Community groups/ artists

  • Herring House (Great Yarmouth) with Genevieve Rudd

Protect and Defend

Flag designs focused on human impact and the power to act, with the belief that those have created the problem also have the power to fix it.

Community groups/ artists

  • Woodcraft Folk with Sarah Ballard Bridges,
  • St. Martin’s Housing Trust with Holly Bodmer and Sorrel Muggridge (Eyebrow Arts)

Illustration of the world and three people with the words 'We care'

Norwich flags at Great Yarmouth Carnival with drummers in foreground

Flags on parade at Great Yarmouth Carnival


Norwich flags on parade with group of young people holding climate change sign

Norwich flags on parade

Colourful group photo of all the costumed performers, puppets and flags Kinetika took to Norwich

Kinetika brought carnival costumes and puppets to Norwich along with flags!

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