Norfolk’s Autumn Festivals
Food, Drink and International Arts & Culture
Out There, Great Yarmouth’s first international arts festival, Norwich Beer Festival and West Norfolk Food Fortnight are set to keep the county buzzing in late October and early November.
Out There 2008 is a brand new International Festival of Arts & Culture running in Great Yarmouth from Thursday, October 30 to Sunday, November 2. More than 100 artists comprising local, national and international acts from France, Portugal, Finland, Cuba, Zimbabwe, Iceland, Spain and Brazil are featured.
There will be a mix of street arts, music, tightrope, fireworks, dance, theatre, cabaret, visual arts, digital projection, workshops, food, drink, and even Finnish sauna. This fun family-friendly festival offers many free outdoor events. For programme details see www.outtherefestival.com or contact Great Yarmouth Tourist Information Centre Tel. 01493 846345.
The 31st Norwich Beer Festival takes centre stage in the city from Monday, October 27 to Saturday, November 1. The festival is at the historic St. Andrew’s and Blackfriars’ Halls. There are more than 200 cask-conditioned real ales from Britain’s independent brewers, along with draught and bottled beers from continental Europe and the 10th Cider & Perry Exhibition, with 25 plus varieties from East Anglia and the West Country, www.norwichcamra.org.uk/festival/fest2008.htm or contact Norwich Tourist Information Centre, Tel. 01603 727927.
The 5th West Norfolk Food Fortnight runs from Saturday, November 1 to Sunday, November 16. The programme has formal and informal events to suit every palate from chocolate and winter puddings, to port and sushi. Explore the secrets of ‘The Food on Your Plate’ at The Green Quay King’s Lynn, stock up on local produce at Hunstanton and Sandringham Food Fayres and go ‘Around the World in Eighty Dishes’, at Lynnsport on November 16. See www.foodfortnight.co.uk or contact King’s Lynn Tourist Information Centre Tel. 01553 763044.
Tel 01603 222846