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March 2 - March 3
  • Secret Water
  • Young Essex

Secret Water Weekend

Various Venues in Harwich
Image of Harwich Redoubt

Venue:

Various Venues in Harwich, CO12 3LT
Tickets:
Free – £15
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Home to Christopher Jones, Captain of The Mayflower, Samuel Pepys’ parliamentary constituency, a temporary home for 200 Kindertransport children in 1938, and the final berth of Radio Caroline’s The Boat That Rocked, Harwich has a compelling nautical tale to tell.

Help us celebrate this story by joining our author events and writing workshops in the 1912 Building, the Old Fire Station, including our very special Swallows and Amazons Essex focus led by The Arthur Ransome Society.

Head down to Ha’penny Pier for an experience not to be missed on board LV18: The Boat That Rocked, where we’ll serenade you with some distinctly fishy tales, live music, plus our very own Live Poetry Jukebox.

And join us for a very special programme of author events and family workshops in The Redoubt Fort, which has its own fascinating story to tell and is home to the town’s Kinderstransport exhibition.

 

QUICK OVERVIEW OF EVENTS

SAT 02 | 3.00pm | Harwich Festival: Black Sandal Writers

Events at Harwich Connexions 1912 Centre

SAT 02 | 11.00am – 1.00pm | Wild Writing Workshop
SAT 02 | 2.00 – 4.00pm | Writing for Radio Masterclass
SAT 02 | 4.45 – 5.45pm The Epic Now: Gilgamesh and Beowulf
SUN 03 | 9.00 – 10.30am | Crossing Borders Breakfast
SUN 03 | 3.00 – 4.00pm| Arthur Ransome discussion

Events at the Redoubt

SUN 03 | 11.30am | A Little Snake, A L Kennedy
SUN 03 | 12.30pm | The Silver Darlings
SUN 03 | 1.15pm | A Country to Call Home
SUN 03 | 2.45pm | Testament, Kim Sherwood
SUN 03 | 10.30am & 2.00pm| Harwich History Tour

Events on LV18, Harwich Docks

SUN 03 | 12.00 – 3.00pm | Live Poetry Jukebox
SUN 03 | 12.00 – 3.00pm | Origami Boatbuilding
SUN 03 | 12.00, 1.00, 3.15 | Shane the Storyteller
SUN 03 | 2.15pm | The Silver Darlings

Young Essex Events for families and children

SUN 03 | 11.00am – 12.15pm | Nautical Flags and Knots Workshop | 1912 Centre
SUN 03 | 11.00am – 12.30pm | Tides and Tales workshop | 1912 Centre
SUN 03 | 11.00am – 3.00pm | The BIG Write | Harwich Redoubt
SUN 03 | 11.30am, 1.00 & 2.00m | A Ramble Around the Redoubt
SUN 03 | 12.00 – 4.00pm | All Aboard the Boat that Rocked | LV18
SUN 03 | 12.30 – 1.15pm | The Mothership Project Launch | Harwich Redoubt
SUN 03 | 11.30am | A Little Snake, A L Kennedy| Harwich Redoubt
SUN 03 | 1.15pm | A Country to Call Home| Harwich Redoubt

 

Thank you to all our funders, partners and supporters involved in the Harwich weekend

 

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Venue

Various Venues in Harwich
CO12 3LT