The Drill House, Great Yarmouth
Tuesday 13 February 4pm – late
The Drill House in Great Yarmouth plays host to some Pancake Day fun and games with and event called Fat Tuesday on Tuesday 13 February 2018.
The event takes its name from the translation of Mardi Gras, another shrove Tuesday celebration, and it will see a combination of music, silliness, food and family fun at the York Road venue run by SeaChange Arts.
Total Crepe – Great Yarmouth’s craziest pancake race returns with SeaChange’s Associate Artists, Lucy Enskat and Matthew Harrison acting as head chefs.
“Total Crepe is something we’ve been doing for a number of years now,” explains SeaChange’s Director Joe Mackintosh. “We take the traditional pancake race and rework it with some crazy games, theatre, and lots of audience participation to make a hilarious carnival style race where competitors create pancakes and race around an obstacle course.”
Food is one of the focal points of Fat Tuesday and visitors will be able to enjoy a range of delicious sweet and savoury pancakes.
There will be continental music on offer too as Fifi La Mer, a Parisian accordionist, provides a mix of French folk and popular tunes.
Fat Tuesday takes place at The Drill House on Tuesday 13 February from 4pm. The event is free. Visit www.seachangearts.org.uk for further information.
About SeaChange Arts:
Great Yarmouth based but collaborating internationally, SeaChange are an independent arts development charity dedicated to delivering outstanding Circus and Street Arts events. Working as the arts development and promotion agency for Great Yarmouth Borough Council, we also run creative projects of many kinds.
Our focus on Circus and Street Arts grows naturally from this seaside town’s rich performance heritage and provides us with an accessible medium for all kinds of projects, interventions and activities.
Throughout the year, we work with communities, schools, producers, artists, festivals, and local and international partners on a number of projects, sometimes intimate, sometimes immense – but always inspirational!
Much of this work is showcased each year at the Out There Festival. Produced by SeaChange, Out There is now the region’s largest free festival of street arts and circus and regularly attracts audiences in excess of 60,000 people.
SeaChange Arts’ key partners:
Great Yarmouth Borough Council – SeaChange is contracted to be the arts development and promotion agency for Great Yarmouth Borough Council. We work closely alongside all council departments to deliver an effective and exciting provision for the borough’s residents.
Arts Council England champions, develops and invests in artistic and cultural experiences that enrich people’s lives. We support a range of activities across the arts, museums and libraries – from theatre to digital art, reading to dance, music to literature, and crafts to collections. Great art and culture inspires us, brings us together and teaches us about ourselves and the world around us. In short, it makes life better. Between 2015 and 2018, we plan to invest £1.1 billion of public money from government and an estimated £700 million from the National Lottery to help create these experiences for as many people as possible across the country. www.artscouncil.org.uk