For those of you staying in self contained caravans/camper vans we now have confirmation of our motorhome site for this year. Thanks to Tendring District Council, motorhomes and caravans may now stay overnight on Harwich Green for the three nights of the Festival.
Access is via Harbour Crescent (off B1352) only. There will be a Campsite Manager on site for most of the weekend, particularly during peak access times from mid-day Friday 5th until mid-day Saturday 6th to assist arrivals with parking. This year there is no need to book in advance, just turn up! Regretfully no tents and please note that there are no facilities on site, other than public toilets nearby (not 24 hours).
This is an attractive and spacious site, central for the town, but please park in the area nearest to the sea to cause least disturbance to local residents. More details including a map are on our venue page
Entry point, off Harbour Crescent, next to the kiosk.
Go to http://harwichshantyfestival.co.uk/programme/ to download your programme!
It will be available in printed form in a few days from many outlets across Harwich and Dovercourt.
Please contact us if you can distribute the fliers.
We are deeply saddened to tell you that the lovely Dominic Dowsey-Magog died on Monday this week. A kind, gentle man and wonderful shanty singer he will be much missed by all who knew him.
Although listed as taking place on 21st April, this quiz will now take place on 8th May. Entry is £2.00 per person, with teams of up to 6. But don’t worry if you do not have a team. Just turn up and someone will find you one. Alma quizzes are always entertaining, wacky and original so don’t miss this one. They start at 8.00 p.m. prompt so get there 7.30 for a seat.
Well the 2017 Festival is over – and what a Festival it was!
Far and away the best ever with a superb line up, appreciative audiences, great venues and the sun chose to shine on us all weekend. Our thanks to all committee, supporters, venues, artists, sponsors and everyone else who contributed to this year’s success.
So, whilst the committee gets on with the job of tying up all the loose ends left after each Festival, we are also already planning for next year’s Festival and other events.
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Fancy a Shanty T-Shirt?
We still have some older T-Shirts available, now £4.00 plus £1.50 p&p. The following were in stock at the time of finger on keyboard:
Black 4 x Small
Red 6 x Small
Please contact us for further information.
(The maths box – if shown – is just to reduce spam! If you don’t like the one there, hit the ‘recycle’ button for a fresh one)
Following on from our first Pub Olympics in February, we’re repeating the event on Wednesday 12th April at 7pm, again at The New Bell Inn.
The Harwich International Shanty Festival invite you to an evening of traditional pub games on Wednesday 12th April 2017 in The New Bell Inn.
Are you the Harwich Pub Games Champion?
Now is your chance to find out.
Come for fun or come for the competition, either way you should have an entertaining evening (7 p.m. to 10.30 p.m.)
Ten games will be set up for you to sample, your best six scores will be used to determine the champion.
Play as many times as you wish. Each game costs a pound and all proceeds go towards the 2017 Harwich International Shanty Festival in October
I’m sure many of you will already know this, but we just wanted to share that Joe Stead passed away on March 29th after a long battle with cancer. He has been to our festival several times in the past, singing with Kimbers Men and he will be sadly missed by all in the Folk world who knew him. RIP Joe x
There are still a few 2016 compilation CDs left in stock. Price now reduced to £5.00 plus £2.00 p&p. If you live locally (no postage) please enquire at the Alma, Hanover or New Bell. Otherwise please email firstname.lastname@example.org for postal address