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Maritime Festival Media Enquiries

Please get in touch with any media enquiries about the Maritime Festival or see our Media Centre.

We're usually very happy to have film crews come on site to film the event, or broadcast live from South Quay, but please do get in touch before the event so we can book you in and issue media passes to you and your crew. When visiting tall ships are coming in, there's often a media opportunity to get on board and have a look round before the crowds arrive, so you can submit your article well in advance of the day.

Interviews with the Chairman, Aileen Mobbs or with other members of the committee for television, radio or press either before or during the event are always an option. 

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Follow all the latest Maritime Festival news on social media - our FaceBook page will be updated regularly as we get nearer the event and you can follow or tweet Horatio @GYMaritime on Twitter too. 


Maritime Festival media releases

A sea of fun ahead for youngsters at Great Yarmouth Maritime Festival

8 August 2017

Family fun is sailing into Great Yarmouth when the annual Maritime Festival docks next month.The free weekend event celebrates the town’s close connection with the sea, both now and during its rich history. As well as the visiting tall ship Kaskelot and shanty singers there is also a wealth of free entertainment for children at the heart of the busy weekend programme on South Quay over September 9 and 10.

Artists’ chance for a brush with seafaring history

3 August 2017

Visitors to Great Yarmouth’s Maritime Festival can show off their artistic talents thanks to a new activity this year. The Ready Steady Paint Challenge will give budding painters the chance to join a masterclass with popular local artist Ernie Childs, and craft a picture with a seafaring theme.
During the event on September 9 and 10, Mr Childs will guide participants through a free 30 to 45-minute lesson of drawing and painting, with each person able to take home their artwork. Up to 20 people from school age upwards can join in, with classes at 11am, 1.30pm and 3pm on both days.

Tall ship sailing into Maritime Festival

5 July 2017

One of the world’s largest remaining wooden tall ships is set to sail into Great Yarmouth’s South Quay.

Kaskelot, a Danish three-masted barque is the first boat confirmed for this year’s Great Yarmouth Maritime Festival on September 9th and 10th.

Maritime Festival comes of age

6 June 2017

Sights and sounds capturing Great Yarmouth’s rich seafaring heritage are set to sail back into the port this autumn with the return of the popular Maritime Festival.

Maritime Festival scene

If you're writing an article whether for print or online use about the Great Yarmouth Maritime Festival, it's easy to download copyright-free 300dpi images from our image library.

Simply have a look through, download the ones you want and credit Greater Yarmouth Tourism. We do try to keep it up to date, but if you want something in particular, please get in touch.

If your article is online, a link back to our website would be much appreciated, thank you! 

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