August 23 2014 Latest news:
Great Yarmouth’s traditional kiss-me-quick seaside image has received a Gallic overhaul in recent years with the cosmopolitan Out There Festival taking to its streets, parks and venues.
From history to herring, festivals to family fun at the races there is something to keep all your family entertained this Bank Holiday week. SIMON PARKIN highlights events with something for all ages.
Rick Parfitt and Francis Rossi bring their familiar pub-boogie shuffle back to Norfolk, Bob Mills headlines a night of Yarmouth stand-up, there is a new summer school adaptation of Great Expectations, one of the world’s finest classical guitarists Xuefei Yang visits and there is free-wheeling sketches and inspired clowning from musical comedy duo Igudesman & Joo. SIMON PARKIN picks six cultural highlights not to miss this weekend.
When the weird and wonderful happenings of 2014’s Out There Festival takes over Great Yarmouth next month it will mark seven years of evolution for the extravaganza and the group behind it.
René, the hapless café owner, encounters more farcical goings-on in a stage adaptation of TV favourite Allo Allo, there is a special celebratory concert for the 10th year of the North Norfolk Music Festival, old-style string band Carolina Chocolate Drops mine the jewels of black American folk music, Alice has adventures in wonderland and there is Cromer Carnival Day. SIMON PARKIN picks six cultural highlights not to miss this week.