We will be running a Treasure Hunt again this year on 30th December at the Alma Inn. Start the challenge anytime between 12.00 and 13.00 and return by 15.00 latest ready for prize giving at 16.00.
This will be a mixture of cryptic clues for adults and picture clues for children. Lizzie is pictured holding the 2021 children’s clues.
£5 per adult or £12 per family (max 2 adults)
For info the very popular Murder Mystery held last year may well take place in February half term or Easter 2024, but time has run out for this year. So make a note in your diaries and we hope to see as many of you as possible on 30th December.
Thanks to everyone who braved the somewhat inclement weather on 30th December and turned out for our Murder Mystery event. Pictured are some of the teams taking part and the winning team, the Taylors who completed the challenge in an astounding 43 minutes, receiving their prize at the Alma.
A good time was had by all and we raised over £100 towards the 2023 Shanty Festival. We shall definitely run the event again next Christmas,
If you didn’t manage to attend but would like to make a donation of £5 then please click the button below (you don’t need a PayPal account)
September 11th Mick Verrier & FriendsThis event has been cancelled following the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
Back in 2019 the season was kicked off by a combo of Naze & Harwich shanty crews:
Unfortunately we have had to take the decision to postpone our Murder Mystery event. Apologies for the short notice but we have been watching the situation closely and felt we had no choice. Watch out for a revised date when it’s a better time to hold the event.
Save the Day & Solve the Crime!
On 28th of December we invite all amateur sleuths to solve our mystery – someone was killed but who was it, where was it and which weapon was used?
We’ll be hiding the clues around Historic Harwich – when you find the three correct clues you should take your answers straight to the adjudicators in the Alma. Please replace all clues for the next unsuspecting sleuth! PLUS there are spot prizes for children & adults, keep these and exchange them at the Alma for your prize.
How to find the clues … you will need the What 3 Words app on your phone or mobile device.
To test the app, go to the following: ///nuzzling.barmaid.stays
Sleuths should arrive the at Alma Inn from midday onwards but you won’t be released to find the clues until 1pm, so everyone has a fair chance! We’ll give you a list of What 3 Words locations and you need to check them – in any order you wish! Return to the Alma immediately if you have found the winning clue to claim your top prize! Evidence is required!
Save time on the day by buying your tickets in advance:
Adults are £5 each
Not currently available
Family tickets £10 (1 or 2 Adults plus up to 4 children)
Not currently available
Please note that the family ticket only applies to single or paired adults (plus up to 4 accompanying children). Any further adults must hold a separate ticket.
If you’ve never heard of What 3 Words then a simple explanation is needed!
The idea is that every 3m square (almost 10ft in old money!) has been allocated a set of words. This can pin the location of a place, or a person, down to a street corner or a particular bench along Harwich Quay. It is in use by the emergency services and by vehicle rescue operators, so if you regularly travel then it could literally be a life-saver! The app is free to install but will use some of your data allowance when you open it unless you’re on a wifi connection.
Most buildings have multiple What 3 Words squares so sometimes a very appropriate set of words can be found – can you find ///ending.spelled.attention ?
Also happening during the festival – Pirates, Soldiers, Street Theatre, Barge Cruises, Beer, Workshops, Music Trains, Concerts, Guided Tours and Music Sessions See the Programme for more details. See also the Other Events page
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