Over the festival weekend the whole of the old seaport town of Harwich will ring with the sound of lusty shanties, music emanating from pubs, boats, clubs and many historic buildings. There are street theatre sketches, maritime crafts, barge trips, walks, talks as the town fills up with colour and atmosphere over this special weekend.
Harwich in the early 1800s was the centre of shipbuilding for the Royal Navy. Its highest achievement was the building of the Man of War, ‘Conqueror’ which fought with distinction at the Battle of Trafalgar. The Stane Street Players tell the story of the ship, it’s crew and the townspeople of Harwich in an amusing, big cast production laced with sea songs and shanties.
Harwich as part of the Shanty Festival on 13th October.
Fancy dress costumes will be worn, big heads donned and floats with music filling the evening air and people will be lining the streets.
The carnival will start having assembled on the Main Road at its junction with Ainger Road. The procession will proceed along the Main Road stopping outside Asda for 15 minutes before continuing all the way down to Harwich finishing in West Street.
There is plenty of vantage points to view the procession.
As part of the Harwich Guy Carnival, Essex Pedal Power will be joining the fun with a Glow Ride starting at 6pm outside the front gates of Thomson Cooper.
Family Halloween Disco in The Welfare Park!
🍺Bring your own Booze, Mixers, soft drinks..🥤
🍔Hamburgers, Hotdogs & Gorey slush available🌭
👻Something a little scary and spooky is happening…ARE YOU BRAVE ENOUGH TO ENTER THE WOODS👻…
Tickets starting at:
Free under 2’s.
Contact Bill on 07506 212377 or Marion 07598 978785.
At the fair, you’ll have the opportunity to peruse a variety of stalls showcasing the best in local business and craft. From handmade jewellery to one-of-a-kind homeware, you’re sure to find something that catches your eye. Whether you’re a seasoned shopper or just looking for a fun day out, this fair is perfect for everyone.
Victorian Dovercourt Talk by David Whittle.
📆Saturday 11th November
To book your seat, please email [email protected]
A wonderful session of 2 therapies in one. Reiki to rebalance and reset the energy points and Sound therapy to resonate with your own bodies vibrations to realign them and start your healing journey. Embrace the Sound therapy bathing in Reiki energy and vibrations with crystal singing bowls, Tibetan singing bowls, Shamanic drum, chime pipe, Gong and tuning forks. Creating vibrations that resonate with your own body to bring harmony and healing.
Pre-bookings only please contact: Emma Smy to book your place 07920 015542
Quiz night in aid of 1912 Centre and ARK Centre.
£3 per person – teams of up to 6.
Doors open at 7pm, quiz starts at 7.30pm.
Wreath making workshops in The Angel.
Local florist, Amy from Buds will be leading Christmas masterclasses in the Angel at The Pier in Harwich in December. Each session has a limited capacity and these events have been very popular in the past so book early to avoid missing out.
Our masterclasses fall on the following dates:
Saturday 25th November | 2.30pm Fully Booked
Thursday 30th November | 7.00pm
Friday 1st December | 7.00pm
Saturday 2nd December | 2.30pm Fully Booked
Wednesday 6th December | 7.00pm
Friday 8th December | 7.00pm Fully Booked
This workshop includes your wreath making workshop with all materials, a welcome cocktail on arrival, and Christmas nibbles.
Tickets are £60 per person.
Sessions are limited to just 10 guests. Tickets are non-refundable.
These are not Harwich Haven Authority events. Please contact the event organiser directly with any queries.