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Time and Tide: The Museum of Great Yarmouth Life, located in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, UK, is a maritime and fishing museum in Great Yarmouth and established in 2005. It is situated in a former Victorian herring curing factory known as Tower Curing Works, and is now part of Maritime Heritage East, a partnership of over 30 maritime museums in the East of England.[ citation needed ]
The curing works was closed down in the mid-1980s, and the building lay unused for almost 20 years.
Over £4.5 million was spent on refurbishing and converting the Grade II listed factory into the modern museum about the building's life as a fish factory, which opened in 2005. It took on exhibits from Great Yarmouth's former Maritime Museum, which had closed in 2002.
In 2019, the museum set up a British Tattoo Art Revealed exhibition, which features over 400 items concerning tattoos in Britain.A town-wide exhibition of works from Peter Henry Emerson was partially on display at the Museum in 2021. A Banksy mural from Gorleston-on-Sea, which had appeared following the death of a girl in 2018 and was covered up due to "sensitivity," was moved to the museum temporarily in 2022.
Great Yarmouth, often called Yarmouth, is a seaside town which gives its name to the wider Borough of Great Yarmouth in Norfolk, England; it straddles the River Yare and is located 20 miles (30 km) east of Norwich. Its fishing industry, mainly for herring, shrank after the mid-20th century and has all but ended. North Sea oil from the 1960s supplied an oil-rig industry that services offshore natural gas rigs; more recently, offshore wind power and other renewable energy industries have ensued.
Banksy is a pseudonymous England-based street artist, political activist and film director whose real name and identity remain unconfirmed and the subject of speculation. Active since the 1990s, his satirical street art and subversive epigrams combine dark humour with graffiti executed in a distinctive stenciling technique. His works of political and social commentary have appeared on streets, walls and bridges throughout the world. Banksy's work grew out of the Bristol underground scene, which involved collaborations between artists and musicians. Banksy says that he was inspired by 3D, a graffiti artist and founding member of the musical group Massive Attack.
Anthony David Wright is a British Labour Party politician who was the Member of Parliament (MP) for Great Yarmouth from 1997 until losing his seat at the 2010 election.
The Borough of Great Yarmouth is a local government district with borough status in Norfolk, England. It is named after its main town, Great Yarmouth.
Hopton-on-Sea is a village, civil parish and seaside resort on the coast of East Anglia in the county of Norfolk. The village is 4 miles (6.4 km) south of Great Yarmouth, 4+1⁄2 miles (7.2 km) north-west of Lowestoft and near the UK's most easterly point, Lowestoft Ness.
Rowland Fisher (1885–1969) was a painter, mainly known for his seascapes.
Gorleston Football Club is a football club based in Gorleston, Norfolk, England. They are currently members of the Isthmian League North Division and play at the Wellesley Recreation Ground in Great Yarmouth.
William Edward Mayes was an English painter from Great Yarmouth, Norfolk.
Great Yarmouth Charter Academy is a coeducational comprehensive school on Salisbury Road in the town of Great Yarmouth in the English county of Norfolk. It educates about 920 11 to 19-year-old pupils, the age of entry having decreased from twelve to eleven in 2008. The school is host to the Sir Isaac Newton East sixth form which is partnered to Norwich based Sir Isaac Newton Sixth Form. The nearest other post-16 centres are East Coast College - and the East Norfolk Sixth Form College in the Gorleston-on-Sea area of the town.
Robert Albert John "Sailor" Brown, also known as Albert Brown or Bert Brown, was an English professional footballer who played as an inside forward. He was given the nickname "Sailor" by teammates due to his "rolling gait and muscularly stocky build".
The Nelson Museum was a small museum housed in a Grade II listed Georgian Merchant's house on South Quay in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk. It was formed from the collection of local agriculturalist Ben Burgess, who was a lifelong collector of Nelson related artefacts. Opened by the Duke of Edinburgh in 2002, the museum celebrated the life and times of Admiral Horatio Nelson. There were galleries, a new temporary exhibition every two years, and interactive exhibits and games for children.
Aldeburgh Cinema is one of the oldest, continuously running cinema houses in the United Kingdom. It is located in the town of Aldeburgh, Suffolk. It has hosted many cinematic and performing arts events, including live theatre, operas, art exhibitions and ballet transmissions from the National Theatre, New York's Metropolitan Opera, the Royal Opera House, the National Gallery, the British Museum and Moscow's Bolshoi Ballet. Aldeburgh Cinema is the permanent home of the Aldeburgh Documentary Festival, run annually in November.
"Turf War" was the first major exhibition by artist Banksy, staged in a warehouse on Kingsland Road in London's East End in 2003.
Girl with Balloon is a series of stencil murals around London by the graffiti artist Banksy, started in 2002. They depict a young girl with her hand extended toward a red heart-shaped balloon carried away by the wind. The locations for this work include street murals in Shoreditch and the South bank in London on the Waterloo Bridge and other murals were around London, though none remain there.
William Adams was a lifesaver, swimmer and swimming instructor from Gorleston on the east coast of England. He made his first rescue at the age of 11 and went on to save a total of 140 lives from drowning. He is one of only four people to have received the Royal Humane Society bronze medal with three clasps. William Adams also has the distinction of appearing twice in the Carnegie Hero Fund Roll of Honour. He was known as "The Hero of Gorleston Pier" and also as "Professor" Adams in recognition of the expert swimming tuition he provided.
The brothers John Cantiloe Joy, and William Joy, were English marine artists, who lived and worked together. They belonged to the Norwich School of painters, considered to be a unique phenomenon in the history of British art and the most important school of painting of 19th century England.
Show Me the Monet is a 2005 oil on canvas painting by graffiti artist Banksy. The work is an appropriation of Claude Monet’s Water Lilies series, specifically his 1919 Le Bassin Aux Nymphéas. Banksy has appropriated Monet’s paintings to now depict a traffic cone and two shopping carts polluting and submerging into the lake. The work is believed to be a commentary on the negative impacts of capitalism and consumerism within society. Show Me the Monet exists within Banksy’s Crude Oil series. The work was sold in October 2020 by Sotheby’s. The work was sold for £7.5 million.
A Great British Spraycation are a series of 2021 artworks by the anonymous British street artist Banksy in various East Anglian towns in England. Pieces appeared in Great Yarmouth, Oulton Broad, Lowestoft, Gorleston-on-Sea, Cromer, and King's Lynn.