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Skies are ablaze with summer fireworks in Greater Yarmouth

31 July 2016

Fireworks are lighting up seafronts as the summer programme of pyrotechnics gets into full swing in the Great Yarmouth area. Each week until the end of August the boom, crackle and colour of towering rockets will entertain big crowds on the seafronts at Great Yarmouth and Hemsby. The Great Yarmouth events also feature two hours of live entertainment beforehand on the Sealife Centre Gardens.

Maritime Festival to showcase shanties as well as ships

28 July 2016

Waves of seafaring folk music will fill the salty air at Great Yarmouth Maritime Festival this autumn.
The major event, which is set to attract 30,000 people to the resort’s harbour over a weekend in September, is a showcase for the area’s nautical history - which include links to Lord Nelson and being a key hub in the heydays of the herring industry.

Spectacular regatta sailing into Gorleston

22 July 2016

An armada of the nation’s best young sailors will be doing battle in the sea off Gorleston-on-Sea near Great Yarmouth next week. Norfolk is hosting a prestigious national schools regatta for the first time.
It will see 300 young people representing 21 county teams competing in 274 boats off the resort’s beach.

New seafront venues for Great Yarmouth’s Out There Festival after £70,000 grant

18 July 2016

Spectacular, quirky and breath-taking international performances will take place along Great Yarmouth seafront in this year’s Out There Festival in Great Yarmouth with the help of a £70,000 grant.
Some of the world’s best circus and street arts performers will take shows and acts to the heart of the Golden Mile to spread the entertainment for more visitors to enjoy and seafront businesses to benefit from the unique three-day celebration of the weird and wonderful.

Ringing the changes sees circus soar to new heights

11 July 2016

Circus ringmaster Jack Jay is gearing up for a showbiz summer off Great Yarmouth seafront – instead of “performing” at the Rio Olympics in Brazil. He has chosen the Golden Mile ahead of Copacabana Beach because of the growing success of the family-run seaside show, and his own increasingly key role in it.So the 27-year-old is happily swapping the five rings of the sports games for the spectacular single ring of the historic Hippodrome. He made his Olympic debut in 2012 when the London games appealed for arena presenters, and organisers snapped up his stage skills – honed amid clowns, acrobats and aerial acts - to front shooting events.

Romantic seafront ride has plenty of sparkle after proposal

6 July 2016

A Lincolnshire couple are all smiles after they got engaged on a giant snail at a seafront rollercoaster ride for children. Thomas Smith proposed on the Snails in Great Yarmouth’s Joyland Park – and his bride-to-be was left beaming rather than shell-shocked. Their romantic trip on the clanking track’s ups and downs, twists and turns through brightly painted scenery was captured by the fun park photographer who snapped the happy couple showing off her diamond “forever” ring as their snail chariot came to a halt.