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Great Yarmouth Arts Festival Carnival

Great Yarmouth Arts Festival Carnival hits the streets on Saturday 21 September at 11am. The Carnival should have taken place in June at the start of the Arts Festival but, unfortunately, on the advice of the police, had to be postponed because of very strong winds and rain.

The Carnival will start just south of the Waterways and will proceed up Regent Road, through the Market Place, along King Street and end at St. George's Theatre between 12.15 and 12.30.   There will then be music and dance on the Plaza.

The theme of the Carnival is "Energy" and various ways of creating energy will be illustrated in the procession.   Costumes, flags, banners, windmills etc. were made at many works hops earlier in the year.   The majority of groups who were going to take part in June will be participating in September and any group wishing to join in should contact Pat Howe at   They will be very welcome.

Hugh Sturzaker, Chair of the Arts Festival, said "We were bitterly disappointed to postpone the Carnival in June but it proved to be the right decision considering the foul weather we had.  I do hope that as many people as possible will come and support us on 21 September.  It will be a colourful and fun occasion.   In addition the Yarmonics Festival will be taking place throughout the day with music in the Minster, Market Place, St. George's and elsewhere."

Press release issued on behalf of Great Yarmouth Arts Festival, September 2, 2019.

Last modified on 04 September 2019

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