Newhaven Cormorant! promises fiery spectactle

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A SPECTACULAR outdoor performance with music, daredevil aerial feats and fireworks will transform Newhaven Harbour into a maritime wonderland this summer.

Newhaven Cormorant! is a collaboration between Brighton creative producers Zap Art and French street arts company Generik Vapeur.

The free event on July 16 will feature fire boats, floating sculptures, choirs and performers and a finale where the performance will be in the harbour.

Dave Reeves from Zap Art said: “Newhaven Cormorant! will turn Newhaven Harbour into a stage for one night, using performance and pyrotechnics on land and sea to create something magical.

“The scale of the event is huge – it will be accessible to everyone and a wonderful show for families.”

Newhaven Cormorant! is the second part of a project with Zap Art and Generik Vapeur, as part of the European project ZEPA, or European Zone of Artistic Projects.

The event will feature international and local participants.

Newhaven Cormorant! is free and takes place in the town centre and harbour on July 16, 2011 from 8.30pm to around 11.30pm.