COAST Arts 2020


Latest COAST Arts News

Follow Up to New Horizons Meeting

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Our recommendations and actions from the meeting held on 31st January have been agreed. We have tried to keep them short and simple so that things actually happen and we don’t get bogged down in just talking about things. They are listed below or you can click here to download the document.

North Walsham Cultural Consortium

North Walsham has been awarded a grant by Historic England under the four year long High Street Heritage Action Zone programme, with match funding by NNDC this will give the town £1.95m for heritage related improvements. Alongside this there is an Arts Council administered fund for cultural events that link in with the main project’s work. This will encompass theatre, street art, poetry, literature, music festivals and photography projects, amongst other activities. The town has formed a ‘cultural consortium’, made up of a wide range of groups, to lead bids for this funding and to act as a commissioning body. It is early days but some interesting projects could come out of this, with a long-term legacy too. For information contact

Murder, Margaret and Me

A COAST Arts Festival Event

Our first festival event is confirmed! We welcome back Norfolk-based Broad Horizons Theatre Company to Cromer Community Centre on Friday 30 October. They will be performing a thrilling new comedy by Philip Meeks: Murder, Margaret and Me. Tickets will go on sale shortly…

Thank you Cromer Town Council

Cromer Town Council Coat of Arms

We are thrilled to report that Cromer Town Council has awarded us funding for 2020 from the firework grants. Thank you Cromer Town Council for your continued support!

Thank you P.O.E.T.

We are delighted and very grateful for the new support of P.O.E.T (Promotion of English Trust). Their generous grant will be instrumental in helping us to start 3 new year-round projects from September.  The projects will bring regular theatre to Cromer Community Centre, monthly family films and regular literary talks to The Belfry Centre for Music & Arts in Overstrand. Project details will be announced shortly…

New COAST Arts Partner

Our illustrious chair, Rosie Glasgow, has been invited to join the trustees of Cromer Community Centre. This will be invaluable in developing successful theatre, film and music partnership projects.

New Horizons for COAST Arts

On 31 January we hosted a New Horizons for COAST Arts open consultation meeting at The Belfry. The purpose of the meeting was to discover what people really thought about COAST Arts, to give us feedback on previous experiences and to comment on our new project ideas. The trustees were joined by 34 individual artists, teachers, poets, musicians, film-makers, local residents and a wide range of arts groups. It was a really positive meeting. There was terrific energy, a willingness to work together, share ideas and experiences, and genuine support for our new project ideas.

New Name

Our name has changed… We thought Cromer & Sheringham Art & Literary Festival was a bit of a mouthful and not particularly representative of what we now do. So, with approval from the Charity Commission, we are now officially COAST Arts.

2019 Annual Report

Our Trustees Annual Report & Financial Statements for 2019 is available to download here.