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Thousands turn out to see troupe of blue men and women lay siege to town as part of Out There extravaganza

PUBLISHED: 13:09 16 September 2018 | UPDATED: 17:30 16 September 2018

The Bivouac250 world exclusive event saw a procession through Great Yarmouth. Pictures: JMA Photography

The Bivouac250 world exclusive event saw a procession through Great Yarmouth. Pictures: JMA Photography

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Thousands of people lined the streets to witness a “world exclusive event.”

With French street arts specialists Générik Vapeur leading a stunning evening procession through the streets of Great Yarmouth, organisers have hailed the success of the Saturday Night Spectacular.

The headline show of the Out There International Festival of Circus and Street Arts last night (Saturday) provided an “exciting extravaganza” for the large crowds.

The Bivouac250 world exclusive event saw a procession through Great Yarmouth. Pictures: JMA PhotographyThe Bivouac250 world exclusive event saw a procession through Great Yarmouth. Pictures: JMA Photography

The Bivouac250 “world exclusive event” saw French street art titans Générik Vapeur teaming up with the UK’s Gorilla Circus for the “legendary” street show as smoke, flames, pyrotechnics and a sea of blue turned the streets of Yarmouth into a crescendo of noise and colour.

With festival organisers SeaChange Arts using a cast of 250 local people as the parade made its way through the streets of Yarmouth, a SeaChange Arts spokesman said: “The show was brilliant.

Pile-en-Face perform a UK premiere of The Sum Of What We Do as part of the Out There Festival in Great Yarmouth. Picture: Mick HowesPile-en-Face perform a UK premiere of The Sum Of What We Do as part of the Out There Festival in Great Yarmouth. Picture: Mick Howes

“Starting in St George’s Park and continuing around the streets with a deafening cacophony of oil drums being beaten by 250 blue headed performers - including many local volunteers - a live and loud funky space rock band on the back of a truck, fierce fire breathing metal dogs and more smoke, pyrotechnics, sparks and fire than Great Yarmouth has seen for years.

“Thousands of people lined the streets and followed the iconic anarchic French street arts specialists Générik Vapeur to a grand finale by the city walls on Blackfriars Road.

The large crowds in St Georges Park, Great Yarmouth for the Out There Festival. Pictures: JMA PhotographyThe large crowds in St Georges Park, Great Yarmouth for the Out There Festival. Pictures: JMA Photography

“The exciting extravaganza was specially created for Out there and Circus250.”

The spokesman added: “Along the way a New Orleans style jazz band played Happy Birthday in hour of the 250th anniversary of circus and a troupe of blue nosed clowns appeared on the town’s balconies to entertain the crowds.”

Compagnie Dyptic (dancers) entertain as part of the Out There Festival in Great Yarmouth. Pictures: JMA PhotographyCompagnie Dyptic (dancers) entertain as part of the Out There Festival in Great Yarmouth. Pictures: JMA Photography

The entertainment continues today (Sunday), and to see the full Out There Festival programme visit the Out There Festival website www.seachangearts.org.uk/

Clowns at the Bivouac250 procession in Great Yarmouth. Pictures: JMA PhotographyClowns at the Bivouac250 procession in Great Yarmouth. Pictures: JMA Photography

The Bivouac250 world exclusive event saw a procession through Great Yarmouth. Pictures: JMA PhotographyThe Bivouac250 world exclusive event saw a procession through Great Yarmouth. Pictures: JMA Photography

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