A date for your diaries – the 2018 Festival will be held over the weekend of 5th-7th October, a week earlier than usual.
Online ticket sales are no longer available but tickets can be purchased on the door of most events, where spaces remain. The remaining available Victor cruise tickets will only be available from the Ha’Penny Pier Visitors Centre.
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The Harwich International Shanty Festival invite you to an evening of traditional pub games on Wednesday 12th April 2017 in The New Bell Inn.
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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
Thanks to everyone who came along to our Pub Olympics on Saturday 25th February, either to compete or to help out. We raised £57.00 for the Shanty Festival. Not a huge amount, but more importantly a huge amount of fun was had by all – and just look at the concentration!
Some serious competing! We are going to include the event on the Shanty fundraising calendar, possibly monthly during the winter season, after some streamlining and re-organising. Meanwhile congratulations to Sarah Adie for 1st prize and cup and to Annie Donaldson as runner up.
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 email@example.com for postal address
Essex & South Suffolk Community Rail Partnership will again be running special Shanty Trains along the picturesque Mayflower Line between Manningtree & Harwich Town. With Shanty singing, pirates, activity packs and prizes.
Tickets & full details at www.esscrp.org.uk/tickets/