Sheringham to welcome 23rd Lobster Potty Festival this weekend

Sheringham Lobster Potty Festival, the Hoxon Hundred from Diss make their way down High Street. SR4o

Sheringham Lobster Potty Festival, the Hoxon Hundred from Diss make their way down High Street. SR4of8 Warren Bull copy 7 7 01. - Credit: Eastern Counties Newspapers

Sheringham will be transformed into a sea of colour, bells, sticks and stomps this weekend, as the annual Potty Festival takes over again.

Started by the Lobster Potties Morris dancers in 1993, the yearly event will this year see more than 40 different teams dancing through the streets of Sheringham.

Across the weekend, dancers will up and down the streets, in an event that brings people from far and wide to the region.

This year's event will waking teams from - among others - Heartsease, Holt and Norwich, as well as further afield, from the likes of Leicester, Leeds and Peterborough.

This year's event will also see performances from folk musicians such as The Broadside Boys, Matt Watson and Falling From Trees


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David Gooch, mayor of Sheringham, said: 'The festival always creates a real family atmosphere - children always love to see all the dancers is their costumes.

'It is also such a boost to the local economy, It brings people to Sheringham from all across the country and is a brilliant way to kick off the season.'

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The schedule for the weekend is as follows:

Saturday 2nd July

10am

Procession through Sheringham town.

10.30am – 12.45pm

Dancing around the town.

1pm – 2pm

Sheringham Shantymen at Lifeboat Plain.

2pm – 5.30pm

Dancing around the town then all together at Lifeboat Plain

5.30pm - 6pm

Fiona Davies, Clog Step workshop in the Oddfellows Hall (behind Arena stage)

with Chris Holderness, Fiddle and Richard Blake, Dulcimer - Free no need to book

Folk on the Arena stage

8pm - 8.45pm

Falling from trees

8.50pm - 9.45pm

Matt Watson

10pm - midnight

The Broadside Boys

Sunday 3rd July

10.30am - 1.30pm (approx)

In the morning dancing though the town and in the afternoon, dancing in the Main Arena only.

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