Aside from the music, many other events are taking place during the Festival
Andy Andrews and Christine Bissell were Inner State again in 2019.
Ropemaker – Lonnie
Also at the Redoubt Fort Lonnie Boggs was demonstrating ropemaking, knots and knot craft
Kings German Artillery
The Kings German Artillery again defended the Redoubt Fort, demonstrating musket drill and cannon firing and taking part in the odd skirmish with marauding pirates.
River Rogues Pirates
Andy Peters will once again be demonstrating his amazing skills at Figurehead carving. Don’t miss seeing him up at the Redoubt Fort all weekend.
A selection of workshops always take place over the festival weekend
Choose from Knot Tying, D Day experiences, Playing the Bones and Being a Pirate as well as many other interesting, quirky and informative events. Further details will be in the Programme later in the year.
Spoken Word Sessions
If the written word, rather than song is more your bag, come along to our Spoken Word sessions, proving to be a popular addition to the festival. Bring along a poem, story, monologue or other piece of prose to read out to others, or just come along and listen. Items can be self penned or not and the only stipulation is that there must be a sea/ maritime theme. John Kempster will be hosting these sessions for us. He is a longtime MC and storyteller who also sings a bit.
Finally, on Saturday 12th October, 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/