Artists needed to join cafe culture

THE search is on for more artists to fill exhibition spaces in Great Yarmouth. It's all part of the Caf� Culture project being run by SeaChange Arts to promote the many cultural activities which take place in restaurants, bars and cafes around the town.

THE search is on for more artists to fill exhibition spaces in Great Yarmouth.

It's all part of the Caf� Culture project being run by SeaChange Arts to promote the many cultural activities which take place in restaurants, bars and cafes around the town.

The work includes the successful Melting Pot cabaret nights which are currently being held at the Blackfriars Brewery on South Denes. SeaChange, the charity which promotes arts activities in the borough, has also arranged art exhibitions in establishments, including ones at Sarah's Tea Room, which is run by the Mayor and Mayoress, Tony and Sarah Smith.

But SeaChange outreach officer Rosita Juzenaite is keen to hear from more artists who would like to exhibit.

“This is a rich area for artists, and we would like to encourage more of them. It's good for the artists and it's often a good talking point in the cafes and bars when work is on display” she said. “The more who contact us, the more we can place around the town”.

Caf� Culture was officially launched in June. SeaChange is working with Enterprise GY to promote the “Welcome Host” courses to staff in Yarmouth's cafes and bars.

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To co-incide with the launch Maltese photographer Antonella Muscat and Indonesian painter Sunarni Puji Lestari had a joint show in the foyer of Enterprise GY Novus House for a month.

This weekend, Saturday sees live jazz at the Quayside Plaza accompanying the evening food menu. Next week at the Forum Coffee House (Friday) in St Peter's Road on Tuesdays, guitarist Dic York will begin a five week series of free acoustic guitar sessions from 6.30pm until 8pm.

The next Melting Pot cabaret is on Friday, August 28 at Blackfriars Brewery, which is free from 7pm to 9.30pm and cabaret will feature prominently in the Out There International Street Arts Festival which will take place on the weekend of September 19 and 20.

Any artist interested in taking part in Caf� Culture can contact Rosita Juzenaite on 01493-846550 or Rosita@seachangearts.org.uk