Events Projects 2015/2016

GYTABIA funding applications for events which were approved for 2015/2016 by the Board were :

Hemsby Firework Displays – 1 display Sunday May 29th and a further 6 displays on a Tuesday evening from July 26th through to August 30th. Hemsby reported a massive increase in footfall during the firework displays – James Gray – Lost World

Martham Scarecrow Festival 1st & 2nd May –  A community village activity providing the chance for residents and visitors to join in with the various activities centred around the scarecrow theme. Julie from Martham Scarecrow group said “Support for a Martham Scarecrow Festival has received BID funding for the past 2 years.  the funding has enabled us to advertise the event both within the village and in the borough”

Great Yarmouth Arts Festival 4th – 11th June – ten days of visual arts, music and theatre promoting our heritage. Hugh Sturzaker the organiser for the festival said that the funding enabled them to produce a bigger and better festival compared to previous years it also made it possible to advertise the festival to a much wider audience with a resultant increased footfall in the town centre throughout the day

Marcha Popular June 11th – Portugese Community & International day incorporating a parade with contemporary dance followed by a street party.

Beach Volleyball –  25th & 26th June 2016 – Part of the UK Beach Volleyball Tour which visits 5 resort venues each year as qualifying rounds leading up to the season final.

Great Yarmouth Fireworks – 6 displays on a Wednesday evening 27th July – 31st August and 1 on 26th October plus accompanying roadshow and publicity.

National Schools Sailing Regatta Gorleston 25th – 29th July – A sailing week bringing international competitors to Gorleston but also the utilising the whole Borough for further sailing activities. the event organiser said that the GYTABIA support was invaluable with the BID sponsorship helping to make this years national sailing event possible.

Gorleston Clifftop Festival – 30th-31st July – Free family orientated festival with live music, stalls and activities on Gorleston Clifftop. GYTABIA to fund the fireworks at the close of the festival. The festival brings everyone in the community together and attracts people from further afield and raises the profile of Gorleston year on year.

Hopton Summer Fete & carnival Procession Recreation Ground Hopton 21st August – Musical theatre, stalls, arena events, carnival procession, flower demonstrations and much more. For the first year the event was able to provide something different for the visitors to the area with funding spent on a flower marquee which gained interest from local residents and visitors from far away.

Wheels Festival 3rd & 4th September 2016 – A ‘wheels’ based festival showcasing a wide variety of motorised and pedal driven vehicles located along the length of Great Yarmouth seafront.

Great Yarmouth Maritime Festival 10th – 11th September – A celebration of the rich maritime heritage of the Borough incorporating visiting vessels, maritime music, food and crafts.

Out There Festival 17th & 18th September 2016 – A fabulous off the wall festival with a circus flavour. With the support of the GYTABIA Out There have been able to secure £70,000 from the Arts Council England which ensured the festival is of sufficient scale and scope to continue to drive visitors from across the country to Great Yarmouth.

Brush with the Broads 22nd – 26th September – A non profit making painting festival with workshops, demonstrations and prize exhibition based throughout the Broads and also in Great Yarmouth.  BID funding has enabled a Brush with the Broads to be promoted at Art Events nationally.

Great Yarmouth Film Festival – Development of an annual film and television festival celebrating the heritage and diversity of the Borough and the East of England.

Gorleston Christmas Switch On Event – A Christmas tree light switch on event with entertainment, stalls, attractions & food in Gorleston High Street culminating in a firework display.

Filby in Bloom – Funding contribution in funding towards the magnificient Filby in Bloom spectacular