Mini beach huts revealed as theme for 2016 Cromer and Sheringham Crab and Lobster Festival art trail

The first miniature beach hut rolls off the About With Friends production line. Picture: ANDREAS YIA

The first miniature beach hut rolls off the About With Friends production line. Picture: ANDREAS YIASIMI - Credit: Archant

Wood you believe it? A seaside festival has revealed the latest in its line of quirky trails - miniature beach huts.

The 2016 Cromer and Sheringham Crab and Lobster Festival will have the boiled-down creations as part of the festivities.

The huts will be made by north Norfolk charity About With Friends, which works with children, young people and adults with learning difficulties.

Once made, the 60-100 huts will be sponsored and decorated by businesses, artists, groups and individuals - then placed in locations in and between the two towns to form next year's art trail, which will run from Easter until the end of August.

Hilary Cox, festival joint president, went to the About With Friends workshop to collect the first hut that has come off the production line.


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The charity also runs a cafe in Cromer, does outside catering, and offers gardening services.

Last year's trail comprised 100 decorated ship's wheels. In August, the wheels were auctioned off, raising £5,000.

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This week, the festival committee met to decide which charities will get a share of the money. Their decisions will be revealed in the coming weeks. The 2016 festival will open with a variety show at Cromer's Pier Pavilion Theatre on Friday May 20. Then, over the weekend of May 21-22, there will be stalls, activities and entertainment in Cromer and Sheringham. It is designed to promote the food and traditions of the two towns.

? See www.crabandlobster festival.co.uk

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