August Newsletter

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Our main BIG news is that tickets for all events are now on sale. Choose from a cruise on board a Thames Sailing Barge, a selection of concerts large and small, some fascinating workshops, historical maritime talks, a Magic Lantern Show and much more. Visit for more details and to purchase. Tickets are already selling fast, especially the barge trips.


The Souvenir Programme is due back from the printers any day and will be available to buy from the Visitor Centre on the Ha’Penny Pier or downloadable from our website. With details of all the Artists appearing at the Festival, a full programme and more besides.


New in stock we have zipped hoodies for this year. Warm and cosy, made of quality Polycotton with front pouch pockets and a choice of large or small design. Also a few “Limited Edition” Breton Style T-Shirts with our HISF Harwich Town Logo. Zipped Hoodies retail at £30 and Breton T-Shirts at £20 and again can be purchased from the Ha’Penny Pier or online via our website: 

Caravan/Campervan Site

There are still some spaces left for self contained camper vehicles on our central site. Prior registration is essential though so visit for further information and to book.

Shanty Sundays on the Pier

Sunday August 14th is our next Shanty Sunday. ShantyFolk from the seaport town of Lavenham in Suffolk and will be singing from around midday. ShantyFolk entertained us at HISF in 2021 and were very popular so do come along and see them.


Don’t forget to keep your eyes peeled for all Social Media announcements & our website as we draw closer to the Festival, especially for news on the Souvenir Programme!



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