Festival plea for scenic views of Yarmouth

Festival chairman Hugh Sturzaker and Tricia Hall from Creative Collisions launching the Great Yarmou

Festival chairman Hugh Sturzaker and Tricia Hall from Creative Collisions launching the Great Yarmouth Arts Festival 2016. Picture: James Bass - Credit: Eastern Daily Press © 2016

Artists are being asked to use their skills to show Great Yarmouth in the best possible light.

Artist Rachel Thomas has submitted a painting inspired by the seafront SeaLife centre,

Artist Rachel Thomas has submitted a painting inspired by the seafront SeaLife centre, - Credit: Rachel Thomas

Favourable views of all that is good about the resort are a key part of the summer Arts Festival which seeks to promote the area and its cultural and heritage highlights.

So far a clutch of artists from the town's various groups have submitted work for display at Yarmouth Minster during the festival which runs from June 2-11.

But organisers are keen to open the field to anyone who is keen to demonstrate the borough's assets through their art.

This year, for the first time artists from Yarmouth's twin town Rambouillet will also be exhibiting images of their town which boasts beautiful forested scenery studded by a chateau.


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Each artist may submit up to two works to the Minster on April 29 between 10am and 12noon when judges will make their selection.

The artwork, which should be of the town or surrounding countryside, will be available for sale if the owner wishes.

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The theme of this year's festival is Wish You Were Here? chiming with cheeky seaside humour and also alluding to the array of attractions and charms in the town and beyond. Hugh Sturzaker, Arts Festival chairman, said: 'This is a great opportunity for artists from Great Yarmouth and Rambouillet to meet and discuss their works and hopefully it will result in Yarmouth artists visiting Rambouillet.'

Mr Sturzaker has just returned from the French counterpart and declared it a 'lovely place' which Parisians use as a weekend retreat.

Ian Walker, chairman of the Guild of Artists and Craftsmen, said: 'This will be a tremendous occasion to display to the people of Great Yarmouth and our friends in France the talented array of artistic skills here, plus it will give us the opportunity to share with and learn from other artists abroad and so increase our mutual appreciation of art and cultural life.'

The festival has become a calendar highlight that includes a community carnival parade.

Further details contact Mr Sturzaker via hugh@sturzaker.plus.com, 01493 665287, or 07557 195318.

Anyone who is able to offer accommodation to any of French visitors can contact info@greatyarmouthartsfestival.co.uk .

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