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Out There Festival 2016

Great Yarmouth

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Friday 16th to Sunday 18thSeptember 2016

St. George´s Park and around Great Yarmouth. Mostly FREE!

SeaChange Arts turns almost the whole of the town into a circus spectacular as the eagerly anticipated Out There International Festival of Circus and Street Arts spreads to the resort’s famous Golden Mile

A host of circus and street art talent from the UK, Europe and South America is set to bring Great Yarmouth alight with spectacle, spectacular skills and sensational fun for all the family. The eagerly awaited festival takes place on Friday 16, Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 September – and most of it is completely FREE!

An exciting new development this year sees Out There organisers SeaChange Arts enter into a partnership with Greater Yarmouth Tourism and Business Improvement Area (GYTABIA). Thanks to a grant from Arts Council England (and match funding from GYTABIA) they have collaborated to develop a packed programme of daytime and evening events on the seafront, bringing brilliant shows full of light and sound to the town’s Golden Mile, the jewel in Great Yarmouth’s crown.

Out There 2016 also features the re-launch of SeaChange’s base the Drill House following its £1.5million redevelopment and refurbishment. For the first time there will be both indoor and outdoor events at the historic hall, which will become an international circus centre for performance and creation alongside holding a vital community role for the town.

The seafront programme, taking place throughout the day on Saturday and Sunday - and extending to 11pm on Friday and Saturday evenings, is packed with highlights. These include the World Premier performance of Gorilla Circus’ Altitude, a high flying aerial spectacular part-created in Great Yarmouth that blends traditional circus skills with the unexpected. Trapeze, high wire and a host of other high altitude ac ts will meet giant hydraulic arms and a purpose built structure that is as much a character and part of the show as the performers are! Worldwide dates are being booked for Altitude to follow its Out There performances.

VJ Suave from Brazil bring their show Suaveciclo to the seafront. A specially adapted tricycle roams the area projecting images that fly, run and leap across the landscape creating magical characters and stories that come to life and invite public interaction. Worldbeater’s mesmeric Spark! features high impact drumming, vibrant musical arrangements, beautiful lighting design, dynamic choreography, dazzling costumes and lovable characters. Featuring a splendid, fully functioning merry-go-round, Carousel is stylish and energetic dance theatre, set on a splendid fully functioning merry-go-round that imagines what the fairground people get up to after dark.

Over at St Georges Park there are as many thrills, spills, skills and as much family fun as can be shoehorned into the space! Leading figures from the worlds of dance and circus combine in NoFit State Circus and Motionhouse’s collaborative piece, Block. Avanti Display, one of the UK’s leading street arts companies bring a special ‘Greatest Hits’ package of shows while Norfolk’s own Glasshouse present a surreal dance street theatre piece, Us.
Pickled Image’s Coulrophobia is the first show to be presented in the Drill House. Featuring clowns Dik and Adam in a ridiculous, anarchic, often hysterical and sometimes terrifying quest for freedom from a surreal cardboard world. The show is ticketed with tickets available from St. George’s Theatre on 01493 331484.

Out There is now one of the country’s largest festivals of its kind, attracting audiences of more than 50,000 from all over the eastern region and across the UK, becoming a key event for visitors and locals alike.

See website for full programme details.

Out There has quickly built a national reputation for world class artistic quality, new and diverse work, regional artistic talent, international collaboration and innovative community engagement. This year´s programme continues to help establish Out There as a must see event - we look forward to seeing you!

More events can be found on our Events/What´s On listing.

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