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2013 event review

Thursday 29 August 2013, by Julia Duchemin.

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If you missed one of the three Fête Franglais that danced around Norfolk this summer, here are a few pictures of what happened during these events organised by Seachange Art in July, in collaboration with the towns of Thetford, Holt and Gorleston.

The first event took place in Thetford, on the 20th July, where a brand new festival was created in the town center to host la Fête Franglais. 5 000 people gathered there, curious about the companies that were performing in the Buí Bolg decorated streets : Collectif Malunés, Markmark productions, Lost in Translation, Mystérieuses Coiffures and Strangelings.

On the next day, la Fête Franglais moved to Holt and its multidisciplinary festival which were hosting an outdoor art event for the first time. 3 000 people ventured into the town center to meet performers Collectif Malunés, Markmark production, Mystérieuses Coiffures, Strangelings and Gandini Juggling. Seeing how well it all went, there is a good chance that Holt will reiterate the Fête Franglais experience.

And finally, on the next week-end, la Fête Franglais took part in the Clifftop Festival in Gorleston-on-Sea where Lost in Translation, Markmark production, Dizzy o’ Dare et Mystérieuses Coiffures drew 8000 people to their seaside performances.

The partners and the audience were gleeful about these three Fêtes Franglais, two of which had been introduced a few days before by company Scopitone ’s Lost Ball that had invited the Norfolk communities to this Anglo-French dance — a smooth way to present outdoor arts, Seachange Arts’ actions and ZEPA 2.

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