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Out There festival draws closer

PUBLISHED: 15:45 28 August 2010 | UPDATED: 11:58 16 September 2010

ORGANISERS are confident they can exceed last year's 50,000 visitors at Great Yarmouth's third Out There festival next month.

The festival of street arts and circus will be launched on Thursday, September 16, with a special tribute to the Tour of Britain cyclists passing through Yarmouth that day.

ORGANISERS are confident they can exceed last year's 50,000 visitors at Great Yarmouth's third Out There festival next month.

The festival of street arts and circus will be launched on Thursday, September 16, with a special tribute to the Tour of Britain cyclists passing through Yarmouth that day.

Leading French street arts company Generik Vapeur will take to two wheels themselves, and bring mayhem to the Market Place from 11am, as 12 rural bike-riding policemen.

The main festival events will be focused on St George's Park during two packed days over the weekend of September 18 and 19.

Generik Vapeur will perform their riotous show Bivouac for the first time in Britain, and comic trio Chamboule Toutheatre and two of the original three founders of the free-running phenomenon with their company, Urban Playground, will also be making an appearance from France.

Other street acts will include The Great Dave, a juggler obsessed with the English tradition of tea, doing amazing things with tea cups and saucers; Granny Turismo, Britain's only formation shopping trolley team; Shay Horay, the rubberband boy, famed for facial contortions; and Shirlee Sunflower, bringing quirky acrobatic stunts.

Young people aged 16 to 25 can take part in a performance with Urban Playground. Workshops to learn free running will be held on September 16 and 17, and anyone wanting to take part should call festival organisers SeaChange Arts on 01493-846187.

And in anticipation of the festival, organisers Seachange Arts have launched a festival website to showcase the acts appearing at this year's event.

“The new website means everyone can take a look at the acts and plan their day visiting the festival,” explained festival spokesman Darren Cross.

“We are also on Facebook and Twitter, where we will be updating the latest news on the festival, and posting videos and photos of performances so it is a great way to keep up to date on everything Out There.”

To find out find more about the festival go to www.outtherefestival.com, fwww.facebook.com/seachangearts1 or through twitter on www.twitter.com/seachangearts


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