Out There Festival

Great Yarmouth’s annual Out There Festival of circus and street art gets underway this weekend, with a packed programme of free events.

With 32 acts taking part and a sunny weather forecast, it promises to be an entertaining spectacle for the Norfolk seaside town.

Based in and around St George’s Park, the festival – organised by SeaChange Arts – will also be spilling out to the Drill House venue, Trafalgar Road area, and across the town.

The programme includes the world premieres of Cocoloco’s Surrender, Colletivo Terzo Livello’s Documento, Dulce Duca’s Sweet Drama, Mark Copeland’s 21 Remarkable People (And An Angler), Pakipaya’s Toca Toc, Reprezent Project’s Plastic For Us and Rimski and Handkerchief’s Wind Up At Home. There also a slew of UK premieres.

The centrepiece is a 90 minute show on Saturday, September 14, called Thank You For Having Us, that kicks off at 9pm with a procession from Trafalgar Road.

An Anglo-French coproduction between Générik Vapeur and Gorilla Circus the show is described as brining a new world: “The eight continent, a plastic filled artificial island formed in the North Pacific Gyre. A grand piano road train and fire-powered trollies charge through the streets in this high-octane, socio-political call to arms for humanity’s future; prompting us to explore if our reckless pursuit of technology at the cost of the natural world would be the end of life as we know it.”

The public performance programme for Saturday and Sunday is accompanied by a professional programme of discussions and workshops for people working in the arts.

For full details see the SeaChange Arts website.