What is going on in Great Yarmouth this week

A new 'Slingshot' ride opens along Yarmouth seafront.
Picture: Nick Butcher

A new 'Slingshot' ride opens along Yarmouth seafront. Picture: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

There's plenty going on in and around Great Yarmouth next week.


• And The Beat Goes On, The Arena, family show at 7pm, adult show at 9.45pm

This year's summer special show stars Steve, Kev and Jo. They hope to bring variety back to Great Yarmouth with favourite hits from the golden era of disco. Tickets are available at Liberty's pub, Mission bar or on the door. Contact: 07732956110/07903449974

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• We Love Donkeys, Redwings in Caledecott from 10am until 4pm

Activities will include Donkey Tales to find out more about our long eared friends, Watch and Learn to see the sanctuary grooms and keeps the donkeys healthy, and find out what donkeys like to eat. From Friday until Monday. Contact: 0870 040 0033

• Dirty Dusting, Gorleston Pavilion at 7.30pm

When three cleaners are threatened with redundancy they feel that their lives are coming to an end until a chance wrong number gives them a new business start-up idea. Why not run a telephone sex line? This funny play challenges the preconceptions to do with ageing. The show is also on Saturday. Contact: 01493 662832

• Supersonic 70s, St George's Theatre at 7.30pm

With a set list boasting an impressive range to suit all ages, with the emphasis on great hit songs from this golden era of music, this show will take you down memory lane with some of the biggest classic hits from the 70s. Contact: 01493 743930


• Gorleston Brass Band, Gorleston Band Stand from 2-4pm

Great Yarmouth Brass Band take up residency at the bandstand. Organisers say to bring a chair or blanket and soak up their music. Contact: 01493 846343

• Church fun day, Magdalen Way Methodist Church, Gorleston from 10am until 3pm

The event is organised as part of the church's 60th anniversary. There will be having a puppet show from 11am and a display by Rashiida Egyptian Dance group. There will be crafts and activities for the children. And also stalls, raffle, displays and a messy play area for under 5s. Church and community groups will be there to give information about what they do. All refreshments are free. Contact: 01493 661469


• Open Garden and Flamenco Show, Hall Farm House in Clippesby, from 2-5pm.

There will be a sale of plants, crafts and raffle and a woodland walk. Entrance £5 to include tea and cake and it is in aid of the Motor Neurone Disease Association and Cancer Research. To get to Hall Farm House, turn off the B1152 at the Clippesby Hall sign. Contact: 01493 367800

• Stock Cars, Yarmouth Stadium, at 5.30pm

Come and enjoy the thrill of motor racing in conjunction with Spedeworth International Motor Racing. Contact: 01493 720343


• Den Building, Fritton Lake Outdoor Centre, 3-4.30pm

Work together to build a den in an instructor led session with equipment provided. Contact: 0333 456 0777


• Lifeboat demonstration, Gorleston Pier at 6.30pm

Demonstration to include Trent Class lifeboat Samarbeta, Atlantic 75 lifeboat, RNLI Lifeguards and Lowestoft Lifeboat Patsy Knight. Contact: 01493 662508

• Seaside family fun day, Time and Tide Museum from 11am until 4pm

Come and enjoy a classic seaside fun day. Watch a traditional Punch and Judy show, have your face painted and create souvenirs of your day. Contact: 01493 743930

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