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Great Yarmouth Arts Festival

Friday 7 June marks the opening of the Great Yarmouth Arts Festival by Lady Clare Agnew, the High Sheriff of Norfolk. The following day the Carnival Procession will commence from the Waterways and process through the town and will be led by the Mayor. Joining the parade will be visitors from Rambouillet some of whom are exhibiting paintings and photographs in the Minster.

The Carnival theme is 'Energy' and apart from windmills, flags, banners etc. there will be fabulous exotic costumes and dancing to the Norwich Samba band and other musical groups.
Throughout Saturday there will be Art on the Railings in the Market Place and in the afternoon there will be live music there, the Community Fair will be in and around the Library and Festa Fiesta takes place on St. George's Plaza, along King Street and in the Drill House. The party there continues until 1 am on Sunday.

Saturday evening 8 June in the Minster there is a concert of light classical music leading up to a "Last night of the Proms" finale performed by John Stephens's Orchestrate! with Norwich Young Voices and Dusmagrik.

The Festival is delighted to have the return of Harpist Rebecca Barnes who will be playing in St. George's Theatre on Friday 7 June at 10am for 10.30am when home made cakes will be available.  Martyn Marshall, the Minster organist, gives an organ recital at 12.30pm. Anna Hopkins, Jo Westaway and Karen Smith will be playing music from Bach to Bernstein and Schubert to Sondheim at 7.30pm on Thursday 13 June the Minster.

Maxim Calver, one of three finalists the BBC Young Musician of the Year 2018, will be playing Elgar's Cello Concerto in E minor with the East Coast Sinfonietta at the Minster on Saturday 15 June at 7.30pm. It will be a great opportunity to see how a Gorleston-born boy has matured into an outstanding musician and to hear some wonderful music.

At St. George's there will be a play competition for five amateur groups performing one act plays on Wednesday 12 June and on Tuesday 11 June there will be a screening of "All is True" a brilliant film about Shakespeare when he returns to Stratford after the Globe Theatre burns down. It stars Judi Dench, Sir Ian McKellan and Kenneth Branagh. On Sunday 16 June at 2.30pm Michael Brunson, former Political Editor and Washington Correspondent for Independent Television News will speak about his experiences in the Far East, Africa, the USA - including Watergate - as well as domestic political life.

Throughout the Festival there will be Art in the Minster with works by local artists and photographers who will give demonstrations about their art. The Quill Writing Group will show
examples of their writing. Students from East Coast College and East Norfolk Sixth Form College will be exhibiting in Skippings Art Gallery in King Street. The old Marks and Spencer building will be hosting 'Extraordinary Everyday' which celebrates art, craft and design by local people and 'Psychotectural Studies of Great Yarmouth' which includes artwork by Sean Hancock, Nick Stone and A.W.Ecclestone.

Full details and tickets may be obtained at Tickets may also be obtained from St. George's or from the Minster for events there.
Further details from , 07557 195318


Press release issued on behalf of Great Yarmouth Arts Festival, June 5, 2019

Last modified on 06 June 2019

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