What’s on in Norfolk this weekend: The Out There Festival

2016 Out There festival act - Worldbeaters Music's Spark! Photo: Richard Kenworthy.

2016 Out There festival act - Worldbeaters Music's Spark! Photo: Richard Kenworthy. - Credit: Richard Kenworthy

What do you get when you bring some of the most unique circus acts and street performers from across the world to the iconic Norfolk coast for three days? Answer: A weekend of family fun you simply can't miss out on.

Out There festival 2016 act - Gorilla Circus. Photo: submitted.

Out There festival 2016 act - Gorilla Circus. Photo: submitted. - Credit: submitted

The ninth annual Out There Festival returns to Great Yarmouth this weekend, bringing with it a host of incredible circus and street performers from across South America, Europe and the UK.

Beginning on Friday, September 16 and running until Sunday, September 18, the completely free spectacle will feature wacky and wonderful acts such as Southpaw Dance Company, Worldbeaters Music (UK), Theatre du Vertige, Gorilla Circus, VJ Suave and TrashDollys Dance Theatre who will be performing in St George's Park, on Sea Life Centre Gardens, in the town market place, and along Trafalgar Road.

The three day event, organised by independent arts charity SeaChange, has now become one of the country's largest festivals of its kind, attracting more than 50,000 visitors from across the UK.

Carousel by Southpaw Dance Company which will be featured at Out There Festival in Great Yarmouth. P

Carousel by Southpaw Dance Company which will be featured at Out There Festival in Great Yarmouth. Photo: Andrew Billington. - Credit: Andrew Billington

SeaChange Arts Chief Executive, Joe Mackintosh, said: 'We've packed our traditional festival centre, St. George's Park with top quality shows but are really pleased to be expanding the festival programme on the Seafront, which is only possible thanks to our fruitful partnership with Great Yarmouth Tourism and Business Improvement Area.'


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Highlights to look out for over the weekend include Gorilla Circus, who will be premiering their new show, Altitude, a high flying aerial spectacular part-created in Yarmouth, that is set to wow crowds through a mixture of traditional circus skills and the unexpected, as well as Worldbeaters, who are bound to leave viewers seeing sparks with their high impact drumming, vibrant musical arrangements, beautiful lighting and dynamic choreography.

Hedley Swain, Area Director, South East, Arts Council England, commented: 'Out There is a great festival, offering people of all ages a fantastic opportunity to experience some of the world's best circus and street arts. But it is much more than an arts festival, it puts Great Yarmouth on the map. It creates an exciting buzz around the town and attracts internationally renowned artists to perform, building on SeaChange Arts' year round work with artists and audiences.'

2016 Out There festival act - Worldbeaters Music's Spark! Photo: Dan Brady.

2016 Out There festival act - Worldbeaters Music's Spark! Photo: Dan Brady. - Credit: Dan Brady

• Find a full programme of the festival events, including times and venues, online at seachangearts.org.uk

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