Out There Festival celebrates a decade of bringing international talent to Great Yarmouth in style
- Credit: Lisa Burman
For the 10th year in a row, Great Yarmouth became a hotbed of circus, performance and colour, as the Out There Festival created a carnival atmosphere around the town.
Circus and street arts performers from across the globe came to the town over two days, as SeaChange Arts celebrated a decade of its showpiece event.
What began as simply an opportunity for the company - which is in its 20th anniversary year - to show off its work, has grown into a yearly highlight, bringing talent from around the world and revellers to the coast in their droves.
While the first day of the weekend-long event battled inclement conditions, the whole festival was well received, with thousands of families enjoying an eclectic mix of performances.
From acrobats to musicians, to contortionists and comedians, the festival had something for all to enjoy.
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Darren Cross, of SeaChange arts, said: 'The festival is 12 months of planning every year - we have one and we are already thinking about the next - booking acts, making arrangements and this year has been brilliant.
'Even with Saturday's weather people came out in their numbers and really looked to be enjoying themselves.'
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This year saw the Drill House on York Road, which is in a landmark year of its own with its 150th anniversary, play a more prominent part in proceedings, with a sell-out performance from Spanish circus company Compania Vavel Circus on Saturday evening among the highlights.
Mr Cross added: 'We had a lot of work done to the Drill House in the recent months, so it was great to involve it more in the festival. For years to come we hope for it to become something of an engine room for the event.
'The first year was very different, we used it to showcase what we were doing and it featured more mixed and visual arts, but over the years we decided to focus more on street performance and circus, as that is what people seemed to engage with most.'
Other highlights of the festival saw a number of UK first performances from international talents such as Compagnie 2.1 and a stunning evening procession from Dunda and Worldbeaters.
Lisa Burman, who attended the procession, said: 'The weather did not spoil the lovely atmosphere of the festival.'