Events at Norwich

Seasonal events at Norwich

Sewing kit

Watch and learn sewing demonstrations

Come along to our Watch and Learn demonstrations to learn a range of sewing techniques. All demonstrations run from 2pm - 4pm.

- Sewing an apron
Saturday 20 August

- Sewing a cushion
Saturday 24 September

- Sewing a bag
Thursday 20 October

Tickets are £10 and are available from the Haberdashery department on the Lower Ground floor.

Craft kit

Children's craft party

Come along to our children's craft party and try a variety of craft activities. Suitable for children aged 4-11, tickets are £10 and include craft materials and light refreshments.

Please purchase tickets in advance from the Haberdashery department on the Lower Ground floor.

Thursday 2 June
Thursday 28 July
Thursday 25 August
Thursday 20 December
4pm - 5.30pm

This is where we announce the events and activities that will be taking place in our shop. Please check this page regularly to see what we have planned.

Supporting our communities

Our aims

We're proud of the close links we forge between our Partners and local schools, charities and organisations. And wherever we do business, at home or abroad, we work with communities to make a difference. That's why:

  • Our Community Matters programme in our shops continues to support local charities and community groups.
  • We aim to give at least 1% of pre-tax profits to community initiatives.
  • We will continue to seek out projects that support the John Lewis Foundation at home and abroad.

If you'd like to nominate a good cause for Community Matters please complete the nomination form and take it to the Customer Services department.

The charities we're supporting from May 2016 – July 2016 are:

  • Hemsby Inshore Rescue Service - Hemsby Lifeboat are an independent voluntary lifeboat service and completely rely on donations from the public. Our donation will go towards essential equipment that will help save lives.
  • Norfolk Heart Trust - The charity helps to improve the chance of survival and the quality of life of cardiac patients in Norfolk. Our donation will go towards state of the art equipment at the cardiology department at the NNUH.
  • Jenny Lind Children's Hospital Playground Appeal - The Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital charity exists to make things better for their patients, families and staff who treat them. Our donation will go towards improve the outside area.

This is how February 2016 - April 2016 Community Matters' charities benefited from being part of the scheme:

  • Norwich & Central Norfolk Mind received £1006
  • Live Life Give Lifereceived £979
  • Cavell Nurses Trust received £1015

Would you like to help us
support Barnardo's?

To make a donation to Barnardo's, our 150th anniversary charity, and help support those UK children who need it most, please text JL [Enter your local shop name] to:

  • 70300 to donate £3
  • 70500 to donate £5
  • 70100 to donate £10
John Lewis foundation

With the introduction of the new carrier bag charging law, single-use carrier bags will no longer be free. Our charity, known as the
John Lewis Foundation, will be responsible for distributing the proceeds to charities throughout the UK.

Carrier bag charging

Giving old sofas a new life

We'll collect and re-use your old sofa when you purchase a
new sofa from us

Find out more