Great Yarmouth Festival celebrates Portuguese Treaty

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6:54 PM August 21, 2022



Hundreds of people celebrated the long ties between England and Portugal.

Over the weekend, Great Yarmouth’s Drill House on York Road hosted the Windsor Treaty Festival.


Drillaz Circus School tutors Kizzy Ryall Davies and Raul Cansas Zamora demonstrate some circus stunts at the Windsor Treaty Festival in Great Yarmouth.
– Credit: Danielle Boden

The two-day festival was named after the 1386 treaty between the kingdoms of England and Portugal, the oldest diplomatic alliance in the world.


Windsor Treaty Festival at the Drill House in Great Yarmouth.  Photo: Danielle Boden

The Windsor Treaty Festival at the Drill House in Great Yarmouth.
– Credit: Danielle Boden

Organized by community arts organization The Reprezent Project with support from Out There Arts and Culture Events, the event featured Portuguese food and drink, music, bingo, games and activities for the enjoyment of children.


Kizzy Ryall Davies and Raul Cansas Zamora, tutors at Drillaz Circus School, demonstrating some circu

Kizzy Ryall Davies and Raul Cansas Zamora, tutors at Drillaz Circus School, demonstrating some circus stunts
– Credit: Danielle Boden

Ruben Cruz, Reprezent project manager, said: “The event went very well. We had around 500 people on Saturday and at least 150 on Sunday.


Ruben Cruz, Founder and Chairman of Reprezent Project, at the Windsor Treaty Festival at the Drill House

Ruben Cruz, Founder and President of the Reprezent Project
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“We’ve had lots of comments from people saying they like celebrating different cultures.”


Ronan singing at the Windsor Treaty Festival at the Drill House in Great Yarmouth.  Photo: Danielle Boo

Ronan singing at the Windsor Treaty Festival
– Credit: Danielle Boden

The event was funded by National Lottery funding, Mr. Cruz said he hoped the event could be held again next year.


The Reprezent Project team works at the Windsor Treaty Festival at The Drill House in Great Yarmouth.

The Reprezent Project team working on the festival at The Drill House in Great Yarmouth
– Credit: Daniell Boden


Bruno Alexandra and Ana Pazeiro working behind the Windsor Treaty Festival bar at the Drill House

Bruno Alexandra and Ana Pazeiro working behind the festival bar at The Drill House in Great Yarmouth.
– Credit: Danielle Boden


Taylor Frostick performing with ribbons at the Windsor Treaty Festival at the Drill House in Great Yarmouth

Taylor Frostick performing with ribbons at the festival
– Credit: Danielle Boden


Elana Eaglen painting a shark with her mother Hayley at the Windsor Treaty Festival at the Drill House in Gr

Elana Eaglen painting a shark with her mother Hayley at the festival
– Credit: Danielle Boden

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