Local creatives and artists prepare to 'Paint the Town' next month
A brand-new arts festival is taking place next month, shining a spotlight on local artists, photographers, and musicians.
Great Yarmouth Borough Council is working with the Civic Society, St George's Theatre, Out There Arts, Freshly Greated, Time and Tide Museum and Historic England to create a five-day spectacular, which will kick off on March 23.
The event aims to highlight the artistic and creative community groups within the borough, such as Great Yarmouth Guild of Artists and Craftsmen, the Yare Gallery and Primyarc, with free workshops and trails available for both residents and visitors to enjoy.
Each day offers a variety of different forms of visual art at a range of locations across the borough. From paint days out to guided heritage walks and photography competitions to Ghost Signs workshops, there is something for amateurs, professionals, experienced or beginners to enjoy.
The launch will take place at Great Yarmouth's Fishermen's Hospital and include exhibitions of local photography and art, as well as a live art display where artists are invited to bring a chair and easel and create some magic.
As well as visual art, there'll be something for the ears too. Local bands DF & The AliBis and the Rogue Shanty Buoys will take to the stage at St George's Plaza over the weekend, to serenade the crowds with their musical prowess.
Cllr Carl Smith, leader of Great Yarmouth Borough Council, said: "Paint the Town is another innovative event coming to our borough this year and one you certainly won't want to miss.
"Whether you are part of a local art group or an individual, this event truly will have something for you to enjoy, no matter your age or experience."
The Paint the Town event is supported by ERDF and Welcome Back Fund.