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The UKs Premier Shanty Festival featuring guests from around the world, takes place in venues throughout the historic seaport town of Harwich. Shanties and seasongs fill the air and street theatre, costumed characters, pirates, maritime crafts and historic boats add to the colour and atmosphere. There are pub music sessions with real ale, concerts, boat and train trips, re-enactment groups, workshops,walks and talks and free open air entertainment, all with a maritime flavour. With something for all the family ticketed events go on sale towards the end of August. Follow us on Facebook for up to date news.

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