As part of this year’s Great Yarmouth Arts Festival, we present a day of street celebrations across the cultural quarter.
Launched by the festival Carnival, which this year celebrates Circus250 with some very special ‘elephantine’ creations, we take to the streets and venues with performance, circus, music and mayhem!
The Circus Comes to Town!
Great Yarmouth celebrates Circus 250 with a special community carnival parade. The streets will be brought to life with amazing life-size elephant creations, celebrating Barnham & Bailey’s Circus and magnificent giant banner flags created by the community and the internationally renowned Kinetika.
There’ll be plenty to join in with and keep you busy…
Take a crack at our giant Pinata Bash or kick back on the Street Beach.
Try out workshops in samba, animation, crafting and print.
Join Reprezent to create your own Rainbow T-Shirts (bring your own T-Shirt).
Celebrate 150 years of the Drill House with an atmospheric sound installation and ‘Circus Yourself’ Selfie Booth and then enjoy some late-night projections by Reprezent.
A celebrated collection of clowns, cookathons and colourful acrobatics
The Black Eagles provide a breathtaking display of stunning acrobatics, energetic dance and uplifting African beats. Hocus Pocus Theatre’s Lucy Enskat is a clown on the run. Dot Comedy’s Half-Naked Chef provides a comedy cookathon and Maynard Flip Flap and Dick Danger deliver barrels full of laughter.
Crazy brass cacophony from Ramshacklicious. ‘Surf Noir’ from the Bikini Beach Band, and brazen the day with Afro-Caribbean sounds from Son-Pickkante and the sensational Norwich Samba.
The Library’s annual Community Fair brings everyone together in celebration with stalls, music, dancing and cake-making competition.
Plus a delicious all-day BBQ to whet the appetite.
Kick off the night with a mesmerising piece of contemporary circus from Ockham’s Razor and then boogie away, Latin style with the Festa Fiesta Dance Party.