What events are going on in Great Yarmouth next week

The Golden Mile on Great Yarmouth seafront. Photo: Andy Darnell

The Golden Mile on Great Yarmouth seafront. Photo: Andy Darnell - Credit: Archant � 2011

There is plenty going on in and around Great Yarmouth this week.


• Retroskate Rave, Retroskate Arena, from 7.15-8.30pm

Featuring some of the best summer hits old and new, be prepared to party hard, sweat harder and most of all rave like you've never raved before with George Clark Fitness at Retroskate. Bring your day-glo wear and the theme is simply summer holiday. Included in the price is a pair a glow sticks, whistle and a bottle of water over the course of an hour of raving. Tickets: www.georgeclarkfitness.com/event/the-rave-summer-party. Contact: george@georgeclarkfitness.com

• Country and Comedy, at Gorleston Pavillion Theatre, at 7.45pm

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Funny-man accordionist Nigel 'Boy' Syer is teaming up with one of the regions top country entertainers Kevin Barry. This promises to be a fun packed evening, full of fun and country songs. A winning combination to share with friends, organisers say early booking is advised for this popular event. Contact: 01493 662832

• Live Aid experience, St George's Theatre, at 7.30pm

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Immerse yourself into an all new production, celebrating the works of so many artists coming together in the UK and USA in the ultimate charity concert that stood the test of time. Performed by an full live rock band and incredible singers, paying homage to the greatest performers and greatest songs from this historical event. With music from artists such as Elton John, Dire Straits, Status Quo, David Bowie, Queen, The Beach Boys, Madonna, Spandeu Ballet and so many more. Contact: 01493 331484


• Half marathon, Fritton Lake Outdoor Centre, Start times are 1.30pm for 10km and 2pm for half marathon

New for 2017 is the addition of a XC 10km and the opportunity to multisport with SwimRun Fritton Lake. Both the XC 10km and the XC HM will start at Fritton Lake Outdoor Centre with the Half Marathon comprising two laps, and the 10km one lap of an off road course. With a route that takes in a complete circuit of the beautiful Fritton Lake, on woodland trails not normally open to the public, this is XC at it's best. Contact: 0333 456 0777

• Global GY at Time and Tide Museum, from 11am-4pm

The event aims to highlight the local diversity of the area. Visitors will have the opportunity to listen to migration-themed stories, handle objects from around the world and see three different local dance groups perform. Organisers say if you fancy trying your hand at Greek dancing, or eating a delicious Portuguese tart, pop along to the museum for what is expected to be a very fun packed day.

• Life's a Beach, Drill House, York Road, Great Yarmouth, from noon-8pm

Seachange Arts are hosting a Latin American themed street party, followed by an evening circus performance. As the sun slips down, audiences will get the chance to enjoy an exclusive preview of Acéléré – the latest show from Circolombia, in The Drill House. The Colombian troupe comprises graduates from the country's national circus school, Circo Para Todos – the first professional school of its kind dedicated to training vulnerable young people. They've gone on to become one of the most exciting and acclaimed international acts in the world. Then an after show party features DJ Senorita Sombrero who'll be stirring up Margaritas and rattling maracas to a Mariachi beat. Contact: 01493 745458

• St Peter's Church Fete, The Rectory, Lingwood, from noon-3pm

Pop along to the fete for cakes and preserve, which organisers say always sell out quickly. There will also be games for children, a tombola, raffle prizes (including planted hanging baskets), bric a brac, toys, books, greetings cards and original water colours. Refreshments will be available throughout the event. A performance by St Peter's Puppets promises to provide a comical interlude. Contact: 01603 713880

• Quiz and chilli night, Wind Energy Museum, Marsh Road, Repps With Bastwick, at 7.30pm

Starts at 7 for 7.30pm at Repps with Bastwick Village Hall. £5 per person includes Chilli at half time. There will be a raffle and all proceeds are going to the restoration of the windpumps. Booking essential. Tickets: www.windenergymuseum.wordpress.com/fundraising-events. Contact: 07796407864


• American classic cars, Great Yarmouth seafront (near Joyland), from 11.30am onwards

Join the East Coast Pirates Car Club to enjoy some of the finest classic vehicles ever to be produced. Visitors to the show can expect to see classic Hot Rod's, Harley Davidson bikes and trikes along with many other all American classics as well as British classics and some custom vehicles. Contact: 01493 440539

• Outdoor Shakespeare, Ormesby Village Centre, doors open at 4pm for picnics, performances starts at 6pm

Fans can enjoy one of the Bard's giddy comedies in a village garden setting. The Rain or Shine Theatre Company are bringing Twelfth Night to the village. Regulars know to bring their own chairs, picnic blankets and food, whether they are chinking glasses in the sunshine or supping coffee from a flask huddled under a blanket. Twelfth Night is considered by some to be Shakespeare's most perfect comedy. , and will be indoors if wet. Contact: 01493 730178.

• Are you holding an event? To be considered for our weekly 'Top Ten' email george.ryan@archant.co.uk with concise details (no more than 150 words) and a clear hi-res photograph.

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