Out There International Festival of Street Arts & Circus
Get set for the 2016 Out There Festival with a host of circus and street art talent from the UK, Europe and South America, which will bring Great Yarmouth alight with spectacle, spectacular skills and sensational fun for all the family on Friday 16, Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 September 2016 – and most of it is completely FREE!
Watch out for the wild and wacky in St. George's Park, on Sea Life Centre Gardens, in the Market Place and along Trafalgar Road.
An exciting new development this year sees Out There organisers, SeaChange Arts, enter into a partnership with Greater Yarmouth Tourism and Business Improvement Area (GYTABIA). Thanks to a grant from Arts Council England (and match funding from GYTABIA) they have collaborated to develop a packed programme of daytime and evening events on the seafront, bringing brilliant shows full of light and sound to the town’s Golden Mile.
Out There 2016 also features the re-launch of SeaChange’s base the Drill House following its £1.5million redevelopment and refurbishment where there will be both indoor and outdoor events taking place during the festival.
Crowds of people on Great Yarmouth seafront enjoyed the mesmerising drumming, fantastic costumes and beautiful lights of the World Beaters from Spark!
The crowd watched amazed as 20 oversized blocks were deconstructed and reformed into an infinite variety of shapes indicative of living in the city, its contradictions and its challenges.
Make the most of Out There 2016!
The new seafront programme, taking place throughout the day on Saturday and Sunday - and extending to 11pm on Friday and Saturday evenings, is packed with highlights.
Don't miss the World Premier performance of Gorilla Circus’ Altitude, a high flying aerial spectacular part-created in Great Yarmouth that blends traditional circus skills with the unexpected, including trapeze, high wire and a host of other high altitude acts on a huge hydraulic armed streucture.
VJ Suave from Brazil bring their show Suaveciclo to the seafront. A specially adapted tricycle roams the area projecting images that fly, run and leap across the landscape creating magical characters and stories that come to life and invite public interaction.
Worldbeater’s mesmeric Spark! features high impact drumming, vibrant musical arrangements, beautiful lighting design, dynamic choreography, dazzling costumes and lovable characters.
Featuring a splendid, fully functioning merry-go-round, Carousel is stylish and energetic dance theatre, set on a splendid fully functioning merry-go-round that imagines what the fairground people get up to after dark.
Over at St. George's Park there are as many thrills, spills, skills and as much family fun as can be shoehorned into the space!
Leading figures from the worlds of dance and circus combine in NoFit State Circus and Motionhouse’s collaborative piece, Block.
Avanti Display, one of the UK’s leading street arts companies bring a special ‘Greatest Hits’ package of shows while Norfolk’s own Glasshouse present a surreal dance street theatre piece, Us.
Pickled Image’s Coulrophobia is the first show to be presented in the Drill House. Featuring clowns Dik and Adam in a ridiculous, anarchic, often hysterical and sometimes terrifying quest for freedom from a surreal cardboard world. The show is ticketed with tickets available from St. George’s Theatre on 01493 331484.