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Top ten things to do in and around Great Yarmouth this week

PUBLISHED: 13:31 15 June 2017 | UPDATED: 13:31 15 June 2017

He is due to arrive in Great Yarmouth on Thursday.  Photo: Andy Darnell

He is due to arrive in Great Yarmouth on Thursday. Photo: Andy Darnell

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There’s plenty of thing to do in and around Great Yarmouth this week.

The heritage walk takes place between the Wellington Pier (pictured) and the Britannia Pier. Photo: Archant LibraryThe heritage walk takes place between the Wellington Pier (pictured) and the Britannia Pier. Photo: Archant Library

1. Golden Mile heritage walk, Great Yarmouth seafront, Thursday, June 15 at 2pm

Take part in a one and a half hour walk between the two piers as tour guides recount a fascinating story of life in the famous seaside resort Great Yarmouth over the past 250 years. Starting at the Wellington Pier the walking tour will travel past many different buildings with stories about their famous visitors and residents.

2. Barbra Streisand tribute, Gorleston Pavilion Theatre, Friday, June 16 at 8pm

Tina Law has performed as Barbra Streisand in a show Streisand and Sinatra Through the Years which toured 28 national theatres and 2008 saw her performing as Streisand in another show called Las Vegas Legends.

Tina Law as Barbra Streisand. Picture: JAMES CUMPSTYTina Law as Barbra Streisand. Picture: JAMES CUMPSTY

3. Take That Live, St George’s Theatre, Friday, June 16 at 7.30pm

Celebrating the release of their eighth studio album Wonderland, Take That’s highly anticipated 2017 concert will, for one night only, be screened at St. Georges Theatre. Visitors will be able to experience this show up close and personal, from the best seats in the house.

4. Potteries exhibition, Great Yarmouth Library, ends Saturday, from 9.30am until 4.30pm,

An art exhibition showcasing the talents of some of Great Yarmouth’s most enthusiastic students has been hailed as “the best yet.” Painter and potter Ernie Childs has put some 110 works on display at the resort’s central library and has declared himself “well pleased” with the results.

Take That's Wonderland tour at the Genting Arena in Birmingham. Photo: Martin Dunning.Take That's Wonderland tour at the Genting Arena in Birmingham. Photo: Martin Dunning.

5. Flower festival, Magdalen Way Methodist Church, Gorleston, Friday-Sunday, June 16-18 until 4pm each day

The theme is talents and hobbies and the majority of the flower arrangements have been arranged by Gorleston Flower Club, the remainder by church members and friends. On Friday at 11.15am Peterhouse school will be singing and on Saturday between noon and 1pm Statement choir will be performing.

6. Author Fair, Christchurch, King Street, Saturday, June 17 from 10am until 5pm

Come to Great Yarmouth Author Fair to meet local authors and see their published works. Genres being showcased include horror, sci-fi, historical fiction, mystery thrillers and non-fiction. Raffle available with prizes including a summer hamper and Premier tickets for two at Great Yarmouth Races. Refreshments available from the Christchurch Coffee bar.

Ernie Childs at an exhibition of his work and others peoples paintings at Great Yarmouth Library.  Picture: James BassErnie Childs at an exhibition of his work and others peoples paintings at Great Yarmouth Library. Picture: James Bass

7. Triathlon, Fritton Lake, Saturday and Sunday, June 17-18

The popular Fritton Lake Triathlon Weekend returns taking in the beautiful aspects provided by Fritton Lake and the surrounding area. Across the weekend there are three distances to race; Super Sprint, Sprint and Standard.

8. Heritage Cycle Trail, Great Yarmouth Bike Project, Saturday, June 17, 10am

Working with English Heritage, local schools and the Time and Tide Museum the team have developed four cracking and informative tours. The tour will leave Great Yarmouth Bike Project Pavilion at 10am with the friendly guide, Glen. It takes about 60-90 minutes easy ride and is suitable for adults and families who feel comfortable riding on the road.

A flower festival is taking place in Gorleston. Pictures: MICK HOWESA flower festival is taking place in Gorleston. Pictures: MICK HOWES

9. Father’s Day, Fairhaven Water Gardens, Sunday, June 18, 10am until 5pm

Take part in a dad’s den building competition. The best den wins a family membership for a year. To enter build your den, take a photo, then post it on Facebook.

10. Portuguese Popular Marches, Seachange at the Drill House, York Road, Sunday, June 18, 1-9pm

A special celebration of the Portuguese Festival of the Popular Marches at Seachange Arts. This traditional Portuguese event brings together communities to celebrate through parade, music, dance food and drink.

Several local authors will be at the event. Photo: Nick ButcherSeveral local authors will be at the event. Photo: Nick Butcher

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