1 WOW OF A TIME �� ! – The Great Yarmouth Day Trip An artist-led promenade and exploration

25 Jun 2016

Event times

From OPEN, Norwich: 10am (return 10pm>)
Meet at Joyland, Great Yarmouth: 11am - late

Cost of entry

Including coach from Norwich
Departing from OPEN, Bank Plain, Norwich.
10am (return 10pm>)
£15 or £10 concessions (plus £1 booking fee)

Without Transport
Meeting at Joyland, Marine Parade in Great Yarmouth
£10 or £5 concessions (plus £1 booking fee)

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Adam Pugh | Alan Kane | Alex de Almeida & Francis Woolf | Glen Jamieson | James Metsoja | Jonathan P Watts | Kathryn Ferry | Lynda Morris | Tristan Reed | Plus various hosts from Great Yarmouth and Artists exhibiting in Life and Leisure – Postcards from (and to) Great Yarmouth


Explore Great Yarmouth through the eyes, ears and noses of historians and artists, taking in the sights, sounds and smells that combine to make Great Yarmouth what it is today. 

1 WOW OF A TIME ��  ! will take inspiration from the history of the day trip and look at how it has helped to shape and change the physical and psychological nature of Great Yarmouth. 

An artist-led tour has been devised that will explore how the tourist industry has steered the cultural landscape of Great Yarmouth, helping to make it the unique place it is today. Responses to the genius loci of Great Yarmouth include:

• Historical snippets provided by the historian and writer Kathryn Ferry.

• An oral history of the drum and bass scene in Great Yarmouth, prepared by writer, curator and critic Jonathan P Watts, with MC B, Herbalist and Azza B.

• A tour of places visited by the impressionist painter Georges Seurat during a visit in 1882 organised by painter James Metsoja.

• A trail through the streets and suburbs of Great Yarmouth organised by Alan Kane, highlighting the extraordinary and everyday colloquial displays that can be found in residents’ front gardens.

• Approaches – the third in a trilogy of photographic collections and presentations given by artist Glen Jamieson.

• Interactive participation from our artist researchers, guides and evaluators.


• A visit to the preview of the exhibition Life and Leisure – Postcards from (and to) Great Yarmouth with contributions from over 100 artists and a display from Lynda Morris’ private collection. A chance to purchase an artwork and be a proto-patron for originalprojects;’ future projects in Great Yarmouth. All works will be for sale for only £25!

• The first opportunity to view and buy exclusive Great Yarmouth inspired apparel from SONOFIANELLEN – the fashion and design label of artist Tristan Reed.

• An evening of music and food from Great Yarmouth chefs and musicians.


• A free fold-out souvenir guide to the day.

• Some time out to yourself to roll up your trousers, don a handkerchief and paddle in the sea.

• Visit the old time Penny Arcades at Merryvale tearooms, or the bright modern versions that line the Golden Mile.

• Take your pick from many fish and chip shops for a classic seaside lunch, or take your own pack-up.

• Contribute to #IspyGY – am open source collection of images on Instagram scoping perceptions of Great Yarmouth.


Julia Devonshire

Kaavous Clayton

Exhibiting artistsToggle

Jonathan P. Watts

Adam Pugh

Glen Jamieson

Kathryn Ferry

Alan Kane

Lynda Morris

James Metsoja

Tristan Reed


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