The requirement for brollies was quickly replaced with the need for sun lotion as the 2017 carnival bobbed to the beat of ‘Great Yarmouth Rhythms’. We worked with young people from the Creative Collisions youth arts network who, inspired by the theme, set to work making these beautiful flags; from the design stage to stitching. The flags, depicting swimsuits, ice-creams and other Great Yarmouth familiars, paraded along the seafront, round the market before finishing at St Georges Theatre, with the Norwich samba band providing musical accompaniment. Further along the parade could be found all manner of costumes; fabulous crafted horses, fish in all manner of shapes and sizes not to mention other local dance troupes and musicians – a truly fabulous day.