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Digital HF – Human Cargo

Please Note this performance will be hosted on Facebook Live Via the HF Facebook Page on Wednesday 1st July @ 7:45pm https://www.facebook.com/HarwichFestivaloftheArts

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Storyteller and folk singer Matthew Crampton returns to Harwich with his acclaimed show Human Cargo. Giving voice to emigrants, slaves, transportees and other human cargo from past centuries, this show is a fascinating – and, yes, entertaining – look at a cruel subject, useful for understanding migration today.

The story-and-song show draws on his book Human Cargo, described by Cerys Matthews as ‘an elegant, vital insight into human suffering and survival’. Since its premiere at Harwich Shanty Festival in 2016, the show has toured widely. This special online performance includes local migration stories from the Harwich area.


Incredibly inspiring, deeply moving and ultimately inspirational.’ Sean Cooney, The Young’uns

‘Beautiful, powerful, poignant and informative.’ Ilyaz Hajat, The Refugee Council




The Digital HF has been launched in response to the Covid-19 pandemic and aims to continue to support Artists and the wider community through the continued delivery of art and cultural activities. In these difficult times the Harwich Festival relies heavily on funding and donations. If you would like to know more about how you can help support the Harwich Festival visit the support us tab on the website.


Event Details

Date: Wednesday 1st July 2020| Time: 7:45 PM | Location: Harwich - Facebook Live
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