All the Fun Things.
Welcome to the Harwich Festival.
‘Who are you?’ ‘The Harwich Festival.’ ‘Oh, you’re the lot who do all the fun things in the
town!’ What an accolade!
This is what we are about.
We showcase our local talent in visual arts and crafts through our 20 20 exhibition, Window Art
Competition, Windows onto Art, Textile Art and Fishy Business; in film through Harwich Shorts;
in the performing arts through our Up to 20 Festival at the Bandstand and our Primary School Concert. We attract the very best creative and performing artists through exhibitions, spoken word, visual art, dance and a wide range of music.
There will be something for everyone and lots you have not seen or heard before.
Come along, get involved and be entertained.
Beside the Seaside – Dovercourt
11:00 – 18:00
Beside the Seaside brings a host of traditional seaside entertainment and beach family fun sports activities to Dovercourt. The event will feature a Live Music stage featuring some of the brightest unsigned talent from across the region, craft stalls, beach sports and a whole host of family friendly activities. The popular Secret Beach huts theme will also return – expect to see anything from art, craft and dance workshops, storytelling, face painting and an ‘Escape Hut’ – run by Harwich Escape rooms. This year’s events will take place in Dovercourt on 12 August from 11:00 – 18:00
Featuring performances from some of the regions brightest talent as selected by Harwich based award winning Live Music promoters – Essex Rocks.
Performances will come from Pet Needs, Ransoms, Elephant Jane, Leyline Pass, Poppy Scarlett and Denial Twist. There will also be a performance from musicians from Harwich Based Rock School.
Secret Beach Huts
Expect to see ….
Limitless Dance – Isaac and Andi from Limitless will be teaching a variety of basic, foundational breaking moves to give both a physical and mental workout challenging strength, balance, coordination and creativity! They will also be showing everyone what they can do if you continue to practice the skills you learn in their workshop.
Art Workshops – Making abstract Artwork using “Arcylic Pour” techniques and how to enhance and finish this abstract art.
The Escape Hut – Puzzles and activities run by ‘Harwich Escape Rooms’
There will also be Heritage Huts run by the Harwch Society and New Heritage Solutions, storytelling, facepainting and free craft workshops.
Additional Activities –
Children’s Treasure Hunt, Food, drink, and craft stalls, Donkey Rides, Sandcastle and Crazy Golf competitions, TDC hosted Sports and Leisure activities. There will also be additional activities at the Dovercourt Skaterink (including an open air screening of Grease) and from Quiver Windsurfing at the Boating Lake.Read More