SamFest 2015 takes place in two locations - Sam Larner's home village of Winterton-on-Sea and the market town of North Walsham, about 20 miles away.
Venues in Winterton-on-Sea:
The parish church of the
Holy Trinity & All Saints
school & nursery
Venues in North Walsham:
The Atrium arts centre
The Holway, Winterton-on-Sea, Norfolk NR29 4BP
The hotel, with several function rooms, bars, restaurant and other facilities, is at the centre of the Hermanus Holidays site.
Hermanus is a small park owned and run by the same family for 36 years. They pride themselves on creating a tranquil retreat for holidaymakers.
The centre is situated in 40 acres of gardens, lawns and sand dunes. Much of the accommodation is uniquely designed in the style of traditional Norfolk thatched roundhouses. Also available are bungalows, chalets and apartments, ranging from 2 berth single roundhouses to 4 bedroom 2 storey chalets.
The Hermanus is regularly used for a variety of local social events, visits by national clubs and organisations and has hosted many music weekends in the past.
The parish church of the Holy Trinity & All Saints
Black Street, Winterton-on-Sea, Norfolk NR29 4GN
The parish church of the Holy Trinity & All Saints, Winterton-on-Sea
The church is renowned for its stately tower which soars to 132 feet. The nave is exceptionally wide and spanned by a magnificent Victorian roof.
Winterton has enjoyed a long-standing Anglo-Catholic tradition.
The church has close connections with the sea: the crucifix that stands in Fisherman's Corner is carved from ship's timber, a trawler net forms its canopy; plaques record the valiant deeds of the village lifeboatmen, and a memorial records the sacrifice of Father Clarence Porter, who died after saving a choirboy from drowning.
Winterton primary school & nursery
Black Street, Winterton-on-Sea, Norfolk NR29 4AP
The Atrium arts centre
Spenser Avenue, North Walsham, Norfolk NR28 9HZ
The Atrium arts centre in North Walsham
The Atrium was the venue last year for the successful Walter Pardon Centenary Festival and is well signposted (brown direction signs) from all main roads into North Walsham.
The arts centre is situated between North Walsham's high school and sports centre and has a large car park and well-stocked café bar.