First acts revealed for Great Yarmouth’s Out There Festival

Matthew Harrison�s Actual Reality Arcade will revive classic arcade games for the outdoor festival.

Matthew Harrison�s Actual Reality Arcade will revive classic arcade games for the outdoor festival. Photo NNF17, Dibs McCallum. - Credit: Archant

The first acts for an annual festival that sees Great Yarmouth filled with circus and street arts performers have been announced.

Dizzy O�Dare�s Baba Yaga�s House is based on a Slavic fairy tale and is coming to the Out There fest

Dizzy O�Dare�s Baba Yaga�s House is based on a Slavic fairy tale and is coming to the Out There festival. Photo NNF17, Dibs McCallum - Credit: Archant

On September 17 and 18 the Out There International Festival of Circus and Streets Arts will be coming to the resort for its tenth anniversary year.

There are 11 newly commissioned shows this year, including two from Great Yarmouth.

Among the first acts unveiled is the Vavel Circus, who will give a UK premiere to their Garbuix family show on Saturday evening at The Drill House, featuring music, energy, bicycles and a bear.

Other acts announced include Charley O'Taney - The Brooklyn Healer and Bingo Lingo by Wild 'n' Beats and which features giant bingo boards.

Humanhood, will perform Orbis, an outdoor duet exploring the relationship between humankind and the moon.

Great Yarmouth artist Matthew Harrison will showcase his Actual Reality Arcade, a life-sized interactive game zone he has spent months constructing and SeaChange's resident company Dizzy O'Dare are back with Baba Yaga's House, which will excite and scare children and adults alike.

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Joe Mackintosh, chief executive of SeaChange Arts, organisers of the festival, said: 'It seems incredible that a decade has passed since our first festival.

In that time we've brought a fantastic array of world-class performers from around 35 countries to audiences of almost half a million.

'It's testament to the team here, long-term partners like Great Yarmouth Borough Council, and to the Great Yarmouth public that we approach the tenth festival with the same verve and excitement as each of the previous nine.'

Greater Yarmouth Tourism and Business Improvement Area Ltd is working in partnership with SeaChange Arts as part of its aim to attract extra visitors out of the main summer holiday period.

Gareth Brown, its chairman said: 'The Out There Festival is an absolutely fantastic event as culturally it brings something completely different to the area. Visitors will be treated to some of the most thrilling displays that you will struggle to see elsewhere.'

To mark the 10th birthday celebrations organisers have launched a t-shirt design competition open to artists, designers and creative fans.

Visit www.outtherefestival.com

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