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Out There International Festival of Street Arts & Circus

The Out There Festival celebrated its 10th birthday in 2017 and took place on 16 and 17 September. Helping with the celebrations were a host of circus and street art talent from the UK, Europe and South America. During the weekend, Great Yarmouth was filled with sensational fun for all the family with some spectacular skills on show - and most of it was completely FREE!

The wild and wacky took over St. George's Park, the streets, parks and open spaces of Great Yarmouth.

Once again Greater Yarmouth Tourism and Business Improvement Area (GYTABIA)  partnered with SeaChange Arts to bring a packed programme of some of the world’s finest circus and street arts performers.

Out There 2017 also featureed SeaChange’s base the Drill House following its £1.5million redevelopment and refurbishment where there were both indoor and outdoor events taking place. Take a look below at some of the acts that joined in for 2017.

Sense of Unity

Sense of Unity
In an exciting new collaboration, percussion ensemble Worldbeaters return to Great Yarmouth to work alongside German outdoor puppeteers, Dundu in Sense of Unity.

Our Saturday evening outdoor highlight fuses visual spectacle and raucous live music. The high-energy beats of Worldbeaters lead a procession around the town in search of the giant, illuminated puppets of Dundu. The journey culminates with the interaction of musicians, puppets and audience, sharing love light and music.

Table Manners

Table Manners - Avant Garde Dance Company
Table Manners is Avant-Garde Dance Company’s stunning new out-door performance. Experience a dining experience like never before with raw and inventive choreography.

The show explores the complexities of human relationships and behavior when it comes to our very different cultural connections with food and sitting down to eat. Avant Garde invite audiences to join us as we turn the tables on what is assumed to be ‘polite’ in various dining contexts!

Kalabazi

Kalabazi - Jessica Arpin
A young woman wants to get married. But not just to anybody!
So, naturally enough, she organises a love contest with the audience… and seduces them with acrobatics performed on her canary yellow bike. All while speaking backwards. Who will be the lucky one?

Performed in 24 countries, the enchanting Kalabazi makes it UK debut here in Great Yarmouth.

The Actual Reality Arcade

The Actual Reality Arcade

Welcome to the Actual Reality Arcade, a life sized interactive game zone for all ages, inspired by classic arcade games. Pilot a spaceship across the galaxy in Defender Run or shoot down aliens in the Space Invaders gallery. Enter the Reality Arcade for interactive play and fun where you bring the games to life.

Matthew Harrison has worked in many different artistic fields, primarily as an animator and artist to engage people of all ages in creative participation. 

Baba Yaga's House

Baba Yaga's House

A ramshackle old cottage roams the landscape on chicken legs, provoking many questions. What is it? What is it doing? Who lives in it? Should I be scared? And If you are brave enough to get closer, Baba Yaga will surely be close by too.

Baba Yaga’s House is inspired by Slavic fairytales that have been adapted over centuries to excite and scare children and adults alike. Now awoken from her slumber, 300 years later Baba Yaga flies again.

Garbuix

Garbuix

Five women, five countries, and as many languages, Vavel Circus bring a delightful, effervescent circus show jam-packed full of energy, music, shouting… bags… bicycles and a bear!

Performers from Spain, Argentina, Brazil, Italy and Switzerland tackle nuns, boxing, girl power and endless physical and linguistic tricks.

A zany, enthralling, comic circus show for all the family.

Rookie's Circus

Rookie's Circus

Go on admit it – you’ve been impressed by all the acrobatic mayhem, clever trickery and dexterous handy-work.

Here’s your chance to have a go in our Rookie’s Circus workshop. Under the expert tuition of our resident company, Dizzy O’Dare, get airborne with our aerial try outs, spin plates, dice with the diablo or get granny to show you her juggling skills!

Mr & Mr Burn

Mr & Mr Burn - Ramshacklicious
Meet Mr & Mr Burn, an explosive, chaotic, offbeat Vegas double act with a touch of disaster about them.

Listen as they fill the air with some sweet swinging and brass heavy music… but will they get through their gig without setting their whole world on fire?

Contemporary clowning, physical theatre, puppetry and pyrotechnics create an anarchic world of surprises where anything can (and will) go wrong!

Un Petit Air De Cabaret

Un Petit Air De Cabaret

From France, four circus artists unite for a sparkling show packed full of foolish fun.

These circomédiens come together to twist classic circus into a contemporary competition in which they jostle, joust and joke with juggling, clowning, acrobatics, aerial and a dash of rock ‘n’ roll. A contagious comedy show packed full of inventive twists.

The Showman's Daughter - filmed at The Out There Festival

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Fool Britannia by Abigail Collins
The Tamarros
Time to Go - Rimskis
Arts Council

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