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Family fun at Maritime festival with sail, steam and shanties

29 August 2017

Quaysides at Great Yarmouth will host a fun festival marking the town’s long and proud connection with the sea this weekend.
Ships, shanty music, and soldiers re-enacting stories from Napoleonic times will combine with crafts, family entertainment and the smell of herring cooking as the Maritime Festival marks its coming of age in its 18th year.

Colourful Militia on parade in Great Yarmouth

23 August 2017

A platoon of “red coats” will entertain visitors at a popular maritime festival, by marching them back Napoleonic times.
Around 30,000 people will flock to the historic quayside at Great Yarmouth for a weekend of seafaring heritage and fun on September 9th and 10th.

New steam ship coming to Great Yarmouth

17 August 2017

A new steam ship built using recycled or salvaged parts from other vessels and buildings will make its debut at the Great Yarmouth Maritime Festival.

Out There celebrates its birthday with its own beer

17 August 2017

Yarmouth brewers Lacons have created a special edition ale to help celebrate the tenth anniversary of The Out There International Festival of Circus and Street Arts.

Explore Great Yarmouth's heritage

16 August 2017

Visitors and residents have the chance to discover and explore more of Great Yarmouth’s rich cultural heritage – thanks to a varied programme of Heritage Open Days from Thursday, September 7 to Sunday, September 10.

Hot air balloon hunt forms part of anniversary celebrations

16 August 2017

Organisers of Great Yarmouth’s Out There Festival are preparing a family activity as part of the 10th anniversary celebrations.

Magic Festival comes to Great Yarmouth

12 August 2017

Magicians who have entertained and bewildered millions of TV viewers are among the stars of a new fun festival in the heart of Great Yarmouth.
St George's Theatre is set to host the first ever Family Festival of Magic later this month.
Free daytime sessions will showcase a range of acts from children's magicians and close up conjurors to balloon modellers and circus style performers.

Summer school with a difference

9 August 2017

Young people will showcase circus skills learned at a summer school during an international festival being held at Great Yarmouth next month.

A brush with the Maritime Festival

8 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.

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.