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Expect the unexpected at the Out There Festival this weekend

Compagnie 2.1 are making their UK debut at The Out There Festival.

Visitors to Great Yarmouth this weekend can expect the unexpected at one of the country’s leading street arts and circus festivals.

The Out There International Festival of Circus and Street Arts on Saturday and Sunday, September 16 and 17, has built a reputation for bringing together an eclectic mix of comedy, jaw-dropping circus acts and street performance.

This year marks the festival’s 10th anniversary with nine UK premieres and 11 newly commissioned shows, including two from Great Yarmouth.

Around 100 artists from 10 countries will appear at the town’s Drill House or St George’s Park, on a live music stage or in the family zone, as part of a mostly free programme of shows and workshops.

The Drill House will also play host to the highly anticipated Saturday evening entertainment.

Dundu and Worldbeaters, a percussion and puppeteer act, will kick-off the evening with their show A Sense of Unity.

Worldbeaters will lead an after-dark procession from St George’s Park winding its way to The Drill House in search of the giant illuminated puppets of Dundu.
Their performance will be followed by the debut of Barcelona’s Vavel Circus and Garbuix at The Drill House - a crazy circus show for all the family.

Inside the family zone Dizzy O’Dare will provide tuition at the Rookie’s Circus Workshop for children.

Children can also enjoy den building, a tree-strung net course and the Out There birthday challenge to find 10 locally created hot-air balloons hidden around the site.

The Out There Festival has been organised by SeaChange Arts in partnership with the Greater Yarmouth Tourism and Business Improvement Area, in its drive to attract people to the borough.

The festival is supported by Great Yarmouth Borough Council.

Graham Plant, leader of the council said: “Out There has become an important part of our borough's cultural offer, which contributes to success in the area, and the council is proud to support this special festival as it celebrates 10 years.

“Festivals and events like Out There help to enhance our borough as a place where even more people choose to live, work, invest and spend their leisure time and money, boosting the economy and community wellbeing."