Festival of the sea

Festival of the Sea

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On July 3, 2013 from 12:00 am to July 14, 2013 12:00 am
All Saints Church BRIXHAM Devon TQ5 8HG

ALL Saints Church in Brixham is holding its 12-day Festival of the Sea.

Throughout the festival, the interior of the church will be transformed with bugees and nets hung high and many maritime displays dotted throughout.

Centred on the famous All Saints Church which keeps a loving vigil over the busy harbour and fishing port, it is a celebration of the culture and heritage of this historic place.

There will also be children’s activities, a sunset cruise, seafarers tales and cream teas.

One of the highlights of the week will be Stamp and Go performing shanties and songs of the sea.

This popular group from Perranporth, Cornwall, makes a welcome first visit to All Saints Church on July 7 for the concert starting at 7.30pm.

With their rumbustuous shanties and haunting songs of life and loss at sea, the Stamp and Go singers have swiftly established themselves as a ‘must see’ event in the fishing port of Newlyn.

The group writes its own material as well as restoring shanties to our musical heritage and is bringing its music and maritime shantying singing to Brixham as part of Festival of the Sea.

Stamp and Go has become regular visitors to festivals in the South West and as far away as the Orkneys.

Listeners praise not only the content of the songs but the sheer musicality of the delivery.

Maggie Duffy and Mike Weed will also be supporting the concert with all proceeds going to the Fishermen’s Mission as part of the Festival of the Sea.

Tickets can be bought at The Quayside Hotel, Brixham Fishermen’s Mission, via The Edge, Bolton Street or by post from the Fishermen’s Mission, 50 Overgang Road, Brixham.

On Sunday, July 8, from 6pm, there will be a traditional Harvest Of The Sea service.
All Saints Church made famous by the Rev Francis Henry Lyte who wrote the emotive hymn ‘Abide With Me’, is filled with maritime memorabilia, flags of all colours and will resonate to the sound of hymns and possibly sea shanties in the wonderful event

Tel: 01803 853883