An energetic North Sea port with towering cranes and colourful container ships forms the backdrop to the burgeoning Harwich Festival of the Arts. Bustling with performances ranging from the grand to the intimate, the traditional to the experimental, the festival explores the many highways and byways of different genres of music, theatre and poetry. Harwich’s ‘Art Quarter’, where unpredictable spaces feature as galleries, brings life to the old streets. It is a bold festival where you will find both the new and the familiar. Now in its third year under the directorship of composer Diana Burrell, it continues to search beyond the horizon and is gaining an international following. Artists and performers whether established or emerging are inspired by the landscape of river, port and sea, and come together to create the cultural phenomenon that is the Harwich Festival of the Arts.
111 cyclists will flow through the Streets of Harwich ringing their bells, blowing their horns and singing in this spectacular opening event. If you would like to take part just click the button below and sign up today.Take Part