Great Yarmouth Out There Festival to feature balloon heritage of the town

Volunteers from the Nelson Museum decorating silk that will form their balloon.
Picture: Richard En

Volunteers from the Nelson Museum decorating silk that will form their balloon. Picture: Richard Endall - Credit: Archant

Organisers of Great Yarmouth's Out There Festival are preparing a family activity as part of the 10th anniversary celebrations.

SeaChange Arts have been working on a number of events to mark a decade of circus and street arts performances throughout the town.

Local artists Matthew Harrison and Genevieve Rudd have linked up with community groups to create 10 hot air balloon decorations to form a family treasure hunt around the sites of the festival, which is on the weekend of September 16 and 17.

Each balloon depicts a Great Yarmouth landmark or element of local history.

Volunteers from the Nelson Museum and members of Great Yarmouth and Gorleston Young Carers group have been working on designs.

Alison Green from the Nelson Museum said 'It's a lovely way to mark ten years of the festival.'

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