Internationally renowned beatboxer and sound artist Jason Singh arrives in Great Yarmouth to perform his beautifully atmospheric live vocal score to John Grierson’s as part of a major UK tour to fishing ports on the UK’s East coast. All are welcome as the tour reaches its finale in the town where John Grierson filmed the busy and important herring port, curing yards and fish auction for his groundbreaking 1929 silent herring fishing film DRIFTERS.
Performing live alongside Jason in the welcoming space of SeaChange Arts will be innovative Norfolk hiphop artist Pedro Cassimo of MRP. Fresh from airtime on BBC Radio Norfolk, Pedro’s eloquent lyrical flow will accompany films from the East Anglian Film Archive of Great Yarmouth’s role as a major fishing port and 1950s seaside resort.
This special event also features a display of artefacts from the nearby Time and Tide Museum, giving historical context to the films in what might seem a very different town from Grierson’s portrayal in 1929 but still attracts visitors and also workers from all over the world who have now settled and contribute to Great Yarmouth’s diverse international community and culture.
Great Yarmouth based but collaborating internationally, SeaChange Arts is an independent arts development charity dedicated to delivering outstanding opportunities for artists and communities through supporting hosting and delivering circus and street arts projects and events.
Time and Tide Museum of Great Yarmouth Life is run by Norfolk Museums Service and is set in one of the UK’s best preserved Victorian Herring curing works and tells the story of Great Yarmouth from its ice age origins to the present day. Norfolk Museums Service is a multi-award winning service comprising ten museums and a study centre. It is one of only 21 Major Partner Museums in the country receiving substantial revenue investment from Arts Council England. Norfolk Museums Service is a partnership between Norfolk County Council and Norfolk’s district councils, funded through council tax, earned income and grants.