Hugh Sturzaker MBE

Chairman of Great Yarmouth Arts Festival

A Message From Our Chairman...

Welcome to the Great Yarmouth Arts Festival.  It is so good having the restrictions of Covid-19 (Coronavirus) over more than 2 years being lifted and I hope you will make the most of our varied programme.   There is music, theatre, visual art, heritage, a community fair and, of course the Carnival on Saturday 9 July.  This will be preceded by many workshops to make costumes, banners, musical instrument and to learn to dance and sing.

Musically we have the well known Chorus of St. Cecilia, Elinor Hanton, Oxford Organ Scholar,  the East Coast Sinfonietta and a flute and piano recital with tea/coffee and cakes.  Each Sunday there will be music on Gorleston Rotary Bandstand from 2pm.   Mozart: a Life in Music will be a fascinating insight into this musician genius by the acclaimed speaker, Mark Mitchels, with illustrations and musical extracts.

St. George’s Theatre hosts a talent show, film and live exerts from “Our town”, a screening of “The King and I” from a London Theatre a “Squirrels Big Night Out, a community play “Trial by Water” and Dragons World of Musical Theatre. 

“Broken Spoke” will show an eclectic mixture of music, poems, art etc. in the Drill House.

For Visual Art there will be Art in the Minster from 8 to 23 July.  There will be art exhibitions in the Yare Gallery and at PrimeYarc. Art on the Railings will be on three weekends in June, July and August,

There will be a Heritage Fair in St. George’s, five Heritage Walks, 2 wellbeing nature walks, a Community Fair in and around the Library and much more.

This is an opportunity for local residents and visitors to see what great talent we have here.  Why not get up a party and come to some of these attractions.

Myself and my team look forward to seeing you,

Hugh Sturzaker MBE
Chairman of GYAF

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