April 2022 Shanty Newsletter


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Fundraising Activities

We have two fundraising activities coming up very soon and hope that you will be able to attend at least one, if not both of them! On April 12th the Alma Inn is hosting one of its famous quizzes and this month all profits go towards the Shanty Festival.  In their own words the quiz is “a bunch of weird questions, followed by a bunch of unforgettable prizes” and an entertaining evening is guaranteed. Teams of up to 6 people may enter and please register your team with the Alma on 01255 318681. Arrive at 6.30 p.m. for a prompt 7.00 p.m. start.

And on 1st May we have the second of our Shanty’n’Cake Days. Last year this event was a spectacular success, raising in excess of £500 and providing a great day of entertainment. We hope very much to repeat this success and welcome offers of help with baking and serving cakes and attending on the day. If you wish to sing please contact us first. The event is held on The Green just outside the New Bell and runs from 1100-1700. There will also be merchandise for sale including our new 2022 T-Shirts!

See below for poster


Shanty Calendar

Thanks to everyone who sent in entries for the 2023 Shanty Calendar. We are busy selecting photos and will have more news on this next month.



We are pleased to announce that Harwich Town Council have very generously awarded us a grant again this year. This will help enormously in organising and running the Festival and we thank them for their continuing support.


Busking Spots

As usual we have more requests to perform at the Festival than we can accommodate and so we propose to re-introduce our Busking Spots, which barely saw the light of day, before Covid arrived! There will be a few selected places around the town which will be marked as such and groups/individuals may sing there if no other group is currently occupying that spot. More on this later in the year.


Artists for 2022

Our list of Artists for this year is almost finalised so look out for announcements on our website and Social Media very soon


Cake & Shanty Poster

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