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Merry making at Yarmouth’s first Mardi Gras in pictures

lundi 22 février 2010 , par Mathilde Vautier

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Mardi Gras may conjure up images of exotic locations like Rio De Janeiro and New Orleans, but this month SeaChange Arts brought a little of that magic to Great Yarmouth.

The town’s King Street was transformed into an international quarter in a celebration of Shrove Tuesday and Mardi Gras traditions from around the world.

Despite inclement weather Mardi Gras proved a hit with young and old who turned up to enjoy street bands and performers, workshops and carnival mask parade.

SeaChange’s Joe Mackintosh said : “despite the weather, people have turned out and enjoyed a mix of exciting street performance, international cuisine and hands-on workshops. Its brightened up February and put down a great marker for future events in the town.”

The famous British tradition of the "Pancake race"...

...revisited by Stuff’n’Things (here with Paul Mills, from the company, compering the event)

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