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Welcome to GYAF

Welcome to the eighth Great Yarmouth Arts Festival. Unfortunately, the Covid Pandemic meant that last year’s Festival was cancelled and we made an early decision to cancel the Carnival this year. However, we have decided to have a very much reduced Festival which we hope you will enjoy.

 

Visual Art will be on display in the Minster with displays by local arts societies, the photographic society and the Quill Writing Group.

 

In St. George’s Theatre there will be coffee, tea and cakes to enjoy while listening the superb playing by Karen and Anna on the piano and flute and the Squirrels who well known for their adult pantos will be putting on their idea of a holiday. The Captain Calamity Seaside Adventure is a children’s show while for adults The Morning After (The Night Before) is a fast paced new comedy by Ryan Starling. Each Friday there will be music played in St. George’s cafe by various musicians.

 

If you are interested in history  then visit the History Fair at St. George’s on Saturday 14 August when a new book celebrating the 200th Anniversary of the publication of John Preston’s ‘The Picture of Yarmouth’ will be launched. The Fair will also have displays by various local societies who have an interest in the Town’s heritage. You could also join one or more of the town’s walks to appreciate Yarmouth’s great heritage.

 

Do come and enjoy yourself, spread the word and bring your friends with you.

 

Hugh Sturzaker MBE

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Festival Chairman