Category: Special Events

Spoken Word Sessions

Time to get busy all you budding writers. John Kempster will be running another Spoken Word Session at this year’s Festival. Pieces do not have to be original, but new work is very much welcomed. See flier for details or email info@harwichshantyfestival.co.uk

Quiz Night 14th March

Time for another mind bending quiz at the Alma. Put the date in your diaries now. Entitled “Rum, Sodomy and the Lash Part Two”, it’s rumoured there may be questions on any one of these Vices/Pastimes(!), so swot up now!! Bring your quiz team – of up to 6 – along to the Alma on Tuesday 14th March before 8.00 p.m. or match up with a team when you get there.

(Please note there has been a change of date from 7th March to 14th March due to unforeseen circumstances)

Pub Olympics

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.

St Nicholas Flower Festival

We have been invited to take part in the St Nicholas Church Flower Festival, this year’s theme is ‘Celebrating Community’.

St Nicholas, Church Street, Harwich CO12 3DS

http://www.chelmsford.anglican.org/faith/event/st-nicholas-church-harwich.-community-flower-festival

Church open: Saturday 10am-4pm & Sun: 11am-4pm.

Refreshments available. All proceeds to church funds

flower-festival

 

Book Sale

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The next event is a Book Sale at the New Bell Inn on 16th April 11.00-15.00 – see attached flier.  This is as much a Social event as a fundraiser, though of course we hope to raise some funds.  

So come along, bring some books you no longer want, buy some new ones and listen to or join in with, the music!

Hope to see you there. Oh and the New Bell is now serving some tasty lunches!

Auction!!

Thanks to all those who donated lots to our Auction and who came along to bid for all the fantastic goodies.

We raised just over £1,000 which is a brilliant result. And thanks of course to our always entertaining auctioneer.

 Pam & Jon

 

The date is set! The Fabulous Fundraising Harwich International Shanty Festival Auction will take place at 8.00p.m. on the 8th March at the Alma Inn, Kings Head Street, Harwich.

Click here for the downloadable auction catalogue

Lots of Lots(!) to bid for, including wine, food, day trips, holidays, goods and services. Always an entertaining and fun evening, our res

ident Auctioneer makes extracting money from you a rare pleasure!

Do come and enjoy a great evening. You might even go home with something you always wanted.

Auction poster

Friends of the Festival reception

calendar_October_09_TOn Friday 9th October we have the first of our special events for Friends of the Festival, just as the 2015 Festival gets underway.

From 16.30-17.30 at the Harwich Town Sailing Club a Friends Reception will be held including light refreshments, a short talk plus entertainment from some of our festival guests. There will be opportunities for a sneak preview of the weekends entertainment and a chance to meet and chat with some of the festival committee and artists. A copy of the 2015 CD will also be given out.

Existing friends are of course welcome, but you may also sign up as a friend now or pay on the door. The modest sum of £30 per individual, £55 per couple or £75 per family gives annual membership which runs from 31st October each year. (Those joining between now and 31st October 2015 will not be invited to renew until 31.10.16). To join now please contact us by email – info@harwichshantyfestival.co.uk or click on the buttons below – and we hope to see you on 9th October