Photo gallery: All smiles at Gorleston Clifftop Festival 2013

Gorleston Clifftop Festival 2013.Picture: James Bass

Gorleston Clifftop Festival 2013.Picture: James Bass - Credit: Eastern Daily Press © 2013

A French connection was brought to Gorleston clifftops this year, as its annual festival grew bigger than ever before.

Gorleston Clifftop Festival 2013.Picture: James Bass

Gorleston Clifftop Festival 2013.Picture: James Bass - Credit: Eastern Daily Press © 2013

Organisers linked up with Seachange Arts to bring circus acrobats to Gorleston Clifftop Festival 2013 with La Fete Franglais.

Gorleston Clifftop Festival 2013.Picture: James Bass

Gorleston Clifftop Festival 2013.Picture: James Bass - Credit: Eastern Daily Press © 2013

Lost in Translation Circus presented La Ballade De Bergerac on Saturday, in which performers juggled, span hoops and swung from a trapeze as they journeyed to 'the moon'.

Hundreds gathered round for the performance, and mingled in the main festival area.

Carol Todd, 40, of Bells Road, Gorleston, was at the festival with her son Alexander McBride, four.


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She said: 'It's fantastic to celebrate this festival in your area, and people should be making the most of it whatever the weather.

'It's great for the kids to know this is happening as they've all grown up here and it's great that they had the French performers this year as we love the Out There Festival.'

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It was the seventh year that she had been to the festival, and she said Alexander enjoyed wearing a policeman's hat and sitting in the display police van the most.

Other crowd-pullers were the Norwich wrestlers - back for a second year - Beachside Dog Agility Club and bands playing the music arena.

Saturday headliners Salute to Kareem - a Red Hot Chili Peppers tribute band - drew a crowd despite the pouring rain.

Daniel Church, 37, of Bracken Road, Belton, went to the festival with wife Sarah, 36, and their three children Sienna, 14, William, seven and Evie, two.

Mr Church said: 'It's great that there's so much for the kids to do and everybody puts a lot of work into it.

'The kids enjoy all the rides and it's set out over lots of space so it's not too crowded like it can be when the fair's in town.'

His two youngest children enjoyed the inflatable slide, with views across the North Sea.

Other attractions dotted about included Mysterieuse Coiffures of France - which saw youngsters given unusual and gravity-defying haircuts.

But many spent hours enjoying the wealth of fairground rides on offer.

Sophie Leggett, 21, of Exeter Road, Gorleston, smiled as her daughter Ellisia-May, two, went on the aeroplane fairground ride.

She said: 'She was down here last year but couldn't really go on anything.

'She loves the rides.'

For more on the clifftop festival, see Friday's Great Yarmouth Mercury.

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