Paint the Town Festival events in Great Yarmouth at the weekend

Published:
3:24 PM March 25, 2022



An arts festival will be in full swing in Great Yarmouth this weekend.

Paint the Town is a brand new arts festival that aims to spotlight the city’s local artists, photographers and musicians.

The Freshly Greated Community Arts Project, a partnership led by Voluntary Norfolk and funded by Arts Council England, has organized a series of events as part of Great Yarmouth Borough Council’s Paint the Town weekend.

Events organized by Freshly Greated this weekend include face and rock painting workshops as well as live dance and music performances.

Karen Jeremiah, Program Director of Freshly Greated, said, “We are thrilled to be hosting these events and to be part of this exciting new initiative the council has organized. It should be fun for the whole family, and we look forward to hosting as many people as we wish.

“These offerings are brilliant ways to bring communities together and that’s exactly what Freshly Greated and Voluntary Norfolk always aim to do.”

The Freshly Great program of events is:

Saturday March 26: 26

Workshop – Cave Painting at PrimeYarc, Market Gates 10am-2pm

Workshop – make-up at the gates of the market 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Dance – Afroluso at the gates of the market 12 p.m. and 2 p.m.

Music – Buskers (High Points and Ronan) at Market Place 10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Sunday March 27:

Workshop – Rock Painting at Lower Esplanade, Gorleston 10am-2pm

Music – Buskers (Scarlet and Ronan) at Lower Esplanade, Gorleston 10.30am-2pm

Great Yarmouth Borough Council is working with the Civic Society, St George’s Theatre, Out There Arts, Freshly Greated, Time and Tide Museum and Historic England to create the five-day spectacular, which kicks off March 23.

The event aims to highlight the borough’s artistic and creative community groups, such as the Great Yarmouth Guild of Artists and Craftsmen, the Yare Gallery and Primyarc, with free workshops and trails available to residents and visitors .

Each day offers a variety of different forms of visual art at various locations around the borough. From paint days to guided heritage walks and photography contests to Ghost Signs workshops, there’s something for the amateur, the professional, the experienced or the beginner.

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