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What’s a giant snail doing on the streets of Norwich and Yarmouth?

PUBLISHED: 07:53 16 September 2015 | UPDATED: 07:53 16 September 2015

A giant snail in Great Yarmouth Market Place to promote the Out There festival taking place this weekend in the town.

Picture: James Bass

A giant snail in Great Yarmouth Market Place to promote the Out There festival taking place this weekend in the town. Picture: James Bass

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Three busy shopping locations have played host to a mighty mollusc, piquing interest and giving a taster of what will be on offer at this weekend’s Out There festival in Great Yarmouth.

Sybil the giant snail from The Insect Circus in Norwich to advertise the Out There Festival.
Picture: ANTONY KELLYSybil the giant snail from The Insect Circus in Norwich to advertise the Out There Festival. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

The giant snail, part of Suffolk-based Insect Circus entertained crowds in Lowestoft on Saturday, and Great Yarmouth and Norwich yesterday, to promote the festival, organised by SeaChange Arts.

Darren Cross, communications director at SeaChange said: “The ‘snail-paced’ tour kickstarted the Out There celebrations, giving the public a sense of the weird, wonderful and wacky that takes over Great Yarmouth at festival time. And there are plenty more jaw-dropping Out There antics in store for the weekend.”

These include game show theatre fusion The Money and a surreal trip into the underbelly of the fairy tale in C’Era Una Volta on Friday. And on Saturday evening three metre high skeletons and a troupe of undead drummers take to the streets in Les Tambours De La Muerte by Transe Express.

Darren added: “We can guarantee that you’ll leave having seen something you’ve never seen before!”

Sybil the giant snail from The Insect Circus in Norwich to advertise the Out There Festival.
Picture: ANTONY KELLYSybil the giant snail from The Insect Circus in Norwich to advertise the Out There Festival. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

For more details, see www.outtherefestival.com


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