30,000 visitors expected to seaside town's Fire on the Water shows
30,000 visitors are expected to visit the Venetian Waterways of Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, where the brand new 15 night-time shows of Fire on the Water will light up the waterways and entertain visitors from 21 October to 6 November. *
The Venetian Waterways will be transformed into an impressive night-time show spectacular that will take its visitors on a 60-minute (or optional 30 minute) entertaining and enthralling trail.
Out There Arts have collaborated with over 30 artists and suppliers including Paka, one of the UK's leading fire and animatronic sculpture artists based in the South West, Susannah Fraser & Bob Percy from Luminous Tales, shadow puppet and light installation artists based in Norwich and Gorilla Circus, an international circus, fire sculpture fabrication company based in Wisbech in Cambridgeshire which were part of the recent Out There Festival.**
Local schools and grassroots community organisations have also been gifted 3000 tickets to visit the spectacular event as part of a wider community engagement project. Locals can get involved behind the scenes too with a number of workshops during October Half Term at the Boating Lake Café. (See Editor's Notes).
Joe Mackintosh, director of Out There Arts commented: "Fire on the Water is an exciting addition to the borough's existing artistic offer of live outdoor performance and circus and it will help launch the borough as an all-year round destination for residents and visitors. This boost of increased visitor footfall during October and November will support local business, improving our town's economic resilience."
He continued: "Building on Out There Art's reputation for producing artistically diverse, high quality, accessible events, plus the enormous popularity of Out There Festival, it is envisaged Fire on the Water will be able to draw in a large volume and broad spectrum of new and existing audiences and visitors from local, regional and national locations.
"Bringing together dynamic and dramatic outdoor dance and acrobatic performances, hypnotic water projections, light installations and a night-time fire show, this will make unforgettable entertainment, all taking place during October Half Term."
There will be a 'Relaxed Night' on Wednesday 3rd November to accommodate young people and adults with autism and other sensory sensitives. For more details about this contact Jacob@outtherearts.org.uk.
Tickets can be purchased online.