Yarmouth Arts Festival finale saw a plea for more volunteers

As the curtain comes down on Great Yarmouth Arts Festival organisers have appealed for more help to

As the curtain comes down on Great Yarmouth Arts Festival organisers have appealed for more help to ensure the celebration continues to make an impace in Norfolk's cultural calendar. - Credit: Archant

As the curtain came down on this year's Arts Festival organisers have appealed for more volunteers to guarantee its future and help the event to grow.

As the curtain comes down on Great Yarmouth Arts Festival organisers have appealed for more help to

As the curtain comes down on Great Yarmouth Arts Festival organisers have appealed for more help to ensure the celebration continues to make an impace in Norfolk's cultural calendar. - Credit: Archant

Festival chairman Hugh Sturzaker said the ten day event was well supported with numerous workshops helping to expand its reach and levels of participation.

But with so much of the organising effort on too few shoulders more hands were needed to help out and ensure the festival keeps its place in Norfolk's cultural calendar.

This festival came to a resounding end with the Pakefield Singers and the Hallelujah Chorus in Great Yarmouth Minster on Saturday June 11.

Mr Sturzaker said the concert - Happy and Glorious - to celebrate the 90th birthday of the Queen, was 'a fitting ending to a great variety of ten days of music, visual art, theatre, carnival, community fair and heritage.'

As the curtain comes down on Great Yarmouth Arts Festival organisers have appealed for more help to

As the curtain comes down on Great Yarmouth Arts Festival organisers have appealed for more help to ensure the celebration continues to make an impace in Norfolk's cultural calendar. - Credit: Archant

The concert was conducted by Vetta Wise and included works by Handel, Purcell, Mozart and William Walton among others.

The Statement Choir consisting of people with additional needs sang inspiringly and received an amazing reception, he added.

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Throughout Saturday there was live entertainment on the Market Place performed by various musical groups, a bouncy castle and workshops to make crowns.

The competition for the best made crown was won by Brooke Harrison and the three winners received gift token and certificates.

As the curtain comes down on Great Yarmouth Arts Festival organisers have appealed for more help to

As the curtain comes down on Great Yarmouth Arts Festival organisers have appealed for more help to ensure the celebration continues to make an impace in Norfolk's cultural calendar. - Credit: Archant

On Sunday morning there was a special service in the Minster to celebrate the Queen's birthday which was attended by the Mayor and Mayoress and the High Sheriff of Norfolk and his wife.

Throughout the week over 1,600 people visited Art in the Minster where there was a special section devoted to Breydon Water, its landscape, flora and fauna and there were opportunities to see exhibitions in the library and at Skippings Gallery in King Street.

Although the Arts Festival lasts for ten days there were numerous workshops in the months leading up to it making costumes, flags, vehicles and puppets for the carnival procession all overseen by Matthew Harrison.

The festival also provides opportunities for individuals from Herring House Trust, MIND and other organisations to get involved.

As the curtain comes down on Great Yarmouth Arts Festival organisers have appealed for more help to

As the curtain comes down on Great Yarmouth Arts Festival organisers have appealed for more help to ensure the celebration continues to make an impace in Norfolk's cultural calendar. - Credit: Archant

Mr Sturzaker said: 'The Arts Festival is an opportunity for local people and visitors to the area to sample art, culture and heritage and to actively participate in many of the workshops associated with the festival. If we are going to continue to grow then we could do with some more people to help.'

Anyone interested should contact organisers via info@greatyarmouthartsfestival.co.uk.

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