The Coast Arts Festival;
The Coast Arts Festival brings some perfectly punctuated performances to north Norfolk this month, writes Rowan Mantell
Mid-way through autumn, half-way through the school term, in a landscape poised between sea and land, this year’s Coast Festival celebrates the arts around Cromer and Sheringham with a theme of Littoral Living – the highs and the lows.
Littoral is the term for the inter-tidal area between the highest high water mark down to shoreline which is permanently submerged.
Into this tipping point in the year and the landscape, flood dancers, actors, artists, storytellers and musicians for the 2015 Coast Festival, from Friday, October 23 to Saturday, October 31.
The festival was launched in 2010 to celebrate and showcase the arts in the Cromer and Sheringham area and now brings artists from near and far to the area, co-ordinating a huge range of events during the school half-term week and helping extend the tourist season into the autumn.
Highlights of this year’s Coast Festival include an evening with Lynne Truss, the grand final of a talent competition and a musical comedy drama telling the story of Norfolk’s Singing Postman.
There will also be circus workshops, African music and dance, drama, a photography competition, films, art exhibitions and workshops, storytelling, a literary lunch, music, poetry, installations, a history day, a celebration of walking and much more.
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