Welcome to the fifth Great Yarmouth Arts Festival. We have something for everyone; to suit all tastes and all ages and we are pleased to welcome visitors from Rambouillet who will be exhibiting in the art exhibition in the Minster as well as taking part in the Carnival Procession. This year we are also extending to three events in Gorleston.
The Carnival commences on the Seafront on Saturday 3 June at 11am and passes through the town to St.George’s Theatre where there will be entertainment all afternoon. The Community Fair will be held in the Library and Salvation Army Citadel.
Ballet Central will give live performances of excerpts from various ballets and five days later there will be a live streaming of ballets by Frederick Ashton direct from the Royal Opera House Covent Garden. The Norwich Mozart Orchestra will perform a selection of light classical music -including Bach’s double violin concert - and Orchestrate! will bring a mixture of French and British music and dance. The Marlow Town Band will play at the Gorleston Bandstand. There will be organ, piano and singing recitals, a John Denver Tribute and a rap concert.
Visual Art will be on display in the Minster, Skippings, GY Library and in the Market Place. The Big Draw gives everyone the opportunity to try their hand at drawing and painting, there is standup comedy at St. George’s and Jonathan Veira returns to the Gorleston Pavilion. Come and hear Dr. Kathryn Ferry talk about her latest book about Butlins and the Story of the British Seaside and there will be productions of “As you Like It” for schools in the afternoon and a further production in the evening.
If you are interested in history join one or more of the town’s walks to appreciate Yarmouth’s great heritage or follow the art trails.
Do come and enjoy yourself, spread the word and bring your friends with you.
Hugh Sturzaker MBE