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Harwich Haven Authority Events
Thu 19 Jul 2018
Annual public meeting
Jun
21
Thu
2018
Harwich Festival of the Arts, various locations
Jun 21 – Jul 1 all-day

Harwich Festival of the Arts, various locations – DETAILS TBC

Jun
22
Fri
2018
Spanish Piano Recital
Jun 22 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

This year we are fortunate to have a piano recital from Daniel Johnson, a graduate of Colchester Institute, with a Spanish Programme, consisting of music from Ginastera, Granados, Albeniz and Debussy at the St Nicholas Church.

Mark Tilton – Writing For Short Films
Jun 22 @ 3:00 pm

Mark Tilton was born and grew up in Blackpool, Lancashire. After a youthful career in punk rock, he did a degree in Film Making and then studied on the Creative Writing MA at UEA. He is now a professional screenwriter specialising in comedy and drama, and is a regular Visiting Professional at The National Film & Television School and Royal Central School of Speech & Drama. He also sings and plays guitar, mostly with his band Black Crack.

HARWICH SHORTS – COMMUNITY FILM FESTIVAL
Jun 22 @ 7:00 pm

Harwich Shorts is a call for all aspiring film makers to make short films, no more than 10 minutes’ duration on any subject by any means or devices. The selected films will be screened in partnership with the Electric Palace Cinema in The Bioscope on Harwich Green during the Harwich Festival

Poetry Cruise
Jun 22 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

More information coming soon. Tickets will be on general release from the 1st May 2018.

Running times to be confirmed.

Friends of the Harwich Festival are entitled to Priority Booking and discounted tickets for more information please click here.  http://www.harwichfestival.co.uk/join-today/

Jun
23
Sat
2018
Annual Summer Art Exhibition at Old Bank Studios
Jun 23 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Old Bank Studios will be holding their annual summer art exhibition along with an interesting textile display featuring clothes by Lynda Monk.

Grey Shed / Garden of Curiosities
Jun 23 @ 11:00 am – Jul 1 @ 4:00 pm

Daphne Sandham / Melvyn King, New Paintings, Prints, Artists’ Books and Garden of Curiosities – Sculptures, Installations, Ceramics and Object Trouve by East Anglian artists in a secluded garden setting.

Irresistibles
Jun 23 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Original, affordable artworks by local artists. Includes paintings, prints, ceramics and sculptures.

Harwich Shorts
Jun 23 @ 12:00 pm

Harwich Shorts is a call for all aspiring film makers to make short films, no more than 10 minutes’ duration on any subject by any means or devices. The selected films will be screened in partnership with the Electric Palace Cinema in The Bioscope on Harwich Green during the Harwich Festival.

Paddington 2
Jun 23 @ 2:00 pm

Continuing the adventures of the little bear from darkest Peru, now that he’s a permanent member of the Brown family and a popular member of the local community. His Aunt Lucy’s 100th birthday is coming up, and he’s trying to find the perfect present for her. A unique, antique book could be exactly what he needs – but when a dastardly thief snatches it, it’s up to Paddington and the Browns to catch him and get it back. The eagerly-awaited sequel to the smash hit original, sees our favourite bear carrying on spreading joy (and marmalade) wherever he goes.

Brief Encounter
Jun 23 @ 7:30 pm

Brief Encounter is a classic romantic drama set in 1945 during WWII in and around the fictional Milford railway station. A married woman, with children, Laura (Celia Johnson), meets a stranger, a doctor (Trevor Howard) named Alec in the station’s waiting/tea room, who kindly removes a piece of grit from her eye then leaves to catch his train. During her following shopping trips to Milford, Laura bumps into Alec and a friendship begins to develop. Soon the meetings become a fixed arrangement.

Jun
24
Sun
2018
Evensong – Chelmsford Cathedral Choir
Jun 24 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

More information coming soon. Tickets will be on general release from the 1st May 2018.

Running times to be confirmed.

Friends of the Harwich Festival are entitled to Priority Booking and discounted tickets for more information please click here.  http://www.harwichfestival.co.uk/join-today/

ZAMA
Jun 24 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Based on the novel by Antonio Di Benedetto written in 1956, on Don Diego de Zama, a Spanish officer of the seventeenth century settled in Asuncion, who awaits his transfer to Buenos Aires.

CAPTAIN BLOOD (1935)
Jun 24 @ 7:30 pm

Warner Bros took a gamble casting a couple of little-known actors in the lead roles of this swashbuckler based on a novel by Rafael Sabatini. However the gamble paid off handsomely as not only was the film a hit, but it made stars of Errol Flynn & Olivia de Havilland.

After being wrongly convicted of treason, Peter Blood, an English physician (Errol Flynn), is transported to the British colonies of the Caribbean where he is sold as a slave, and bought by the beautiful Arabella Bishop (Olivia de Havilland). After making a dramatic escape from the island he becomes a pirate.

Jun
25
Mon
2018
Duos Campos – Clarinet & Guitar Recital
Jun 25 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

More information coming soon. Tickets will be on general release from the 1st May 2018.

Running times to be confirmed.

Friends of the Harwich Festival are entitled to Priority Booking and discounted tickets for more information please click here.  http://www.harwichfestival.co.uk/join-today/

Andy Schooler – Tea Talk
Jun 25 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

More information coming soon. Tickets will be on general release from the 1st May 2018.

Running times to be confirmed.

Friends of the Harwich Festival are entitled to Priority Booking and discounted tickets for more information please click here.  http://www.harwichfestival.co.uk/join-today/

Harbottle & Jonas – Folk Concert
Jun 25 @ 8:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Jun
26
Tue
2018
Emma Abbate & Anna Huntley – Piano & Mezzo – Soprano Recital
Jun 26 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

More information coming soon. Tickets will be on general release from the 1st May 2018.

Running times to be confirmed.

Friends of the Harwich Festival are entitled to Priority Booking and discounted tickets for more information please click here.  http://www.harwichfestival.co.uk/join-today/

Lizzie Gutteridge – Consort Of 1 – Looped Early Music
Jun 26 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

More information coming soon. Tickets will be on general release from the 1st May 2018.

Running times to be confirmed.

Friends of the Harwich Festival are entitled to Priority Booking and discounted tickets for more information please click here.  http://www.harwichfestival.co.uk/join-today/

YANGTSE INCIDENT: THE STORY OF H.M.S. AMETHYST
Jun 26 @ 5:00 pm

In 1949, during the Chinese Civil War, British warship H.M.S. Amethyst sails up the Yangtse river but on the return trip finds its way blocked by a barrage fire from the Communist Chinese shore batteries.
Director: Michael Anderson

HARWICH IN WARTIME. SUBMARINES AND FOOD
Jun 26 @ 7:30 pm

A selection of archive films from the Imperial war Museum vaults that share the story of the German U Boat campaign in the First World War. An entertaining mix of propaganda pieces and action films about the war at sea, shipbuilding and food shortages during the war. Find out more about how the German U Boat fleet played a special role locally in the centenary of the end of the First world war. The films will be accompanied by a special exhibition on the German U Boats and an exhibition on cinema in the First World War.

Jun
27
Wed
2018
Harwich & District Fellowship for the Sick Coffee Morning
Jun 27 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Description Tea, coffee, biscuits, cakes, chat and a raffle. Donations to Harwich & District Fellowship for the Sick. (Registered Charity No 1170624)

Emma Abbate & Evva Mizerska – Piano & Cello Recital
Jun 27 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

More information coming soon. Tickets will be on general release from the 1st May 2018.

Running times to be confirmed.

Friends of the Harwich Festival are entitled to Priority Booking and discounted tickets for more information please click here.  http://www.harwichfestival.co.uk/join-today/

Tea Dance
Jun 27 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

More information coming soon. Tickets will be on general release from the 1st May 2018.

Running times to be confirmed.

Friends of the Harwich Festival are entitled to Priority Booking and discounted tickets for more information please click here.  http://www.harwichfestival.co.uk/join-today/

RESORTING TO THE COAST (OH I DO LIKE TO BE BESIDE THE SEASIDE) TALK AND FILM
Jun 27 @ 4:00 pm

Tendring’s coastal resorts of Dovercourt, Walton, Frinton, Clacton and Jaywick Sands all became popular due to the ‘Great British seaside holiday’. It was the main reason for their popularity from the 1890s right up until present day. The Great British seaside holiday is on the rise again.

Popular local historian, David Whittle, tells the seaside story of Dovercourt and Harwich during their peak summer seasons when the Victorians would sail up from London on steamers for a day of paddling and holidaying.

David’s talk is followed by 3 x 10 minute films depicting the holiday resorts of Walton, Frinton and Clacton and promoting the tourism of the towns from the 1930s to the 1960s. They include a charming home cinefilm of a local family who used to enjoy their holidays at Walton with entertainment and games at the seaside.

This talk will be accompanied by a short introduction to the ‘Resorting to the Coast’ project which tells the story of the unique seaside history of Tendring seaside resorts. We are kindly funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund: https://www.tendringcoastalheritage.org.uk

Emma Abbate & Tippett Quartet – Piano Quintets Concert
Jun 27 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

More information coming soon. Tickets will be on general release from the 1st May 2018.

Running times to be confirmed.

Friends of the Harwich Festival are entitled to Priority Booking and discounted tickets for more information please click here.  http://www.harwichfestival.co.uk/join-today/

THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL (1951)
Jun 27 @ 7:30 pm

An alien lands and tells the people of Earth that they must live peacefully or be destroyed as a danger to other planets.

Director: Robert Wise

Jun
28
Thu
2018
HARWICH AND DOVERCOURT ON FILM
Jun 28 @ 2:30 pm

This presentation uses archive film to show events and happenings in Dovercourt and Harwich from 1924 to 1985.

Films from the Paul Amos collection of the 1930s and 1950s will include what Dovercourt looked like in the Jubilee year of 1935, wartime with a film of the building and placing of the Roughs Fort off Harwich in 1942, the 1953 flood, the Football Club, the new skating rink, and the summer carnival of 1959. Also the drama Hill and High Water made by pupils of Hill Secondary Modern School in 1954. A colour film made in 1975 shows the Harwich Electric Palace as discovered in a state of disrepair and moves to set up a restoration project. Many other sequences will be included, ending with bringing a large ship into harbour by pilot Roland Jacques in 1977, and the Harwich Train Ferry working in 1985 just before it closed.

Black Sandal Press – Poetry, Short Stories & Music
Jun 28 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join writers published by Black Sandal Press on the historic LV18 vessel for an afternoon of Poetry, Short Stories & Music.

Part of ‘The Harwich Festival of The Arts‘ programme of events for 2018

Friends of the Harwich Festival are entitled to Priority Booking and discounted tickets for more information please click here.  http://www.harwichfestival.co.uk/join-today/

HARWICH AND DOVERCOURT ON FILM
Jun 28 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

This presentation uses archive film to show events and happenings in Dovercourt and Harwich from 1924 to 1985.

Films from the Paul Amos collection of the 1930s and 1950s will include what Dovercourt looked like in the Jubilee year of 1935, wartime with a film of the building and placing of the Roughs Fort off Harwich in 1942, the 1953 flood, the Football Club, the new skating rink, and the summer carnival of 1959. Also the drama Hill and High Water made by pupils of Hill Secondary Modern School in 1954. A colour film made in 1975 shows the Harwich Electric Palace as discovered in a state of disrepair and moves to set up a restoration project. Many other sequences will be included, ending with bringing a large ship into harbour by pilot Roland Jacques in 1977, and the Harwich Train Ferry working in 1985 just before it closed.


These are not Harwich Haven Authority events. Please contact the event organiser directly with any queries.