Do you fancy enjoying free fun and activities at the Drill House?

The Hikapee Theatre in action. It will be perfoming at the Drill House.Picture: Hikapee Theatre

The Hikapee Theatre in action. It will be perfoming at the Drill House.Picture: Hikapee Theatre - Credit: Archant

Great Yarmouth-based arts organisation SeaChange Arts is launching The Monthly Do, a free monthly event offering workshops, performances and fun activities.

The Monthly Do is designed to be a social event, providing a regular opportunity in the Drill House for people of all ages to enjoy free workshops, performance and other activities.

The first event is on Friday, February 23 from 4pm.

It will take circus as its theme, to mark the 250th anniversary since Philip Astley held the first modern circus in London.

Veronica Stephens, of senoir producer at SeaChange Arts, said:

“We want the Monthly Do to be a fun Friday evening out for family and friends with a chance to do something different or enjoy something new.

“It’s a platform for a lot of local and visiting artists and performers to show off their work. Plus we’ll have bar, music and a different pop-up food offering each month.”

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The afternoon kicks off at 4pm with aerial circus workshops.

Performer, producer and one of SeaChange’s circus tutors, Daisy Black is joined by Ellis Mae, a former student of their circus school, Drillaz, to lead adults and children through a taster session in some aerial disciplines.

For those with less of a head-for-heights, local artist and filmmaker, Matthew Harrison hosts an animation workshop where people will be able to create celebratory circus cartoons.

Food comes courtesy of the Norfolk Sausage Company with a special arctic Bar-B-Q to ward of the February cold.

There’ll be a chance to see the classic tale of the circus elephant who could fly, with a special screening of the 1941 classic, Dumbo.

Then Daisy Black and Ellis Mae are joined by the Hikapee Theatre, an aerial circus company specialising in family theatre, for a short aerial cabaret.

The evening continues for grown-ups with DJ Miss Skavoovie, spinning some vintage vinyl and inviting the audience to take on a guest DJ slot in ‘Spin Out’ where you get to dust off your old vinyl and spin your favourite tunes in the DJ booth.

Further information can be found at www.seachangearts.org.uk