Calendar of our 2024 events

 

Events at our Maritime Heritage Centre in Stiffkey aim to connect our community through engaging with our local maritime environment and heritage. 

Every Sunday until the 27th October at 1:30pm we will be hosting a mingle with complimentary hot drinks and biscuits until 2pm.

Most Sundays during our 2024 season from 2pm we will be hosting an event that will celebrate, and explore our maritime environment.

Our Maritime Mingle events programme has been made possible due to the support of the National Lottery Community Fund.

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July 2024

Event - Gansey Knitting

28th July - 1:30pm for 2pm start

Gansey knitting - drop in to chat & see the historic craft of knitting Ganseys

£5

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Maritime Mingle Event

Gansey knitting - drop in and chat to see the historic craft of knitting fishermen's Gansays.

Sunday 28th July 2pm, Tickets £5

Come and see the historic craft of knitting fishermen's Ganseys being demonstrated by the East Anglian Gansey Group.

A unique event where you can absorb and relish in this historic knit being kept alive by the enthusiasm of the East Anglian Gansey Group.

The Sheringham Gansey is probably the finest example of knitting in the world. The thinner the needles the denser the gansey, the warmer and more waterproof it was.

Complimentary hot drinks will be on offer before the talk begins at 2pm.

Limited tickets are available, all guests will have seating available to them.

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August 2024

Maritime Heritage Festival and Flotilla, Tugboat Yard, East Quay Wells-next-the-Sea

3rd & 4th August 2024   Flotilla 5pm on Saturday 

  

About our Maritime Heritage Festival

The Maritime Heritage Festival is the essence of what our charity aims to do - bringing together the historic local working boats afloat, together with the families who built and worked them, and tell their stories.

Come and see history in action afloat:

  • Display of beautiful wooden 20th century fishing boats afloat - unique to this coast  - and their stories
  • A spectacular Flotilla (5pm Saturday) when all the boats process to the harbour mouth and back watched by many hundreds of people
  • Onshore maritime themed entertainment, 2 bands each day, food, drink, stalls, demonstrations and activities for children

Detailed programme to come.

Last year there were 21 boats, close to the maximum of these boats remaining afloat. This year we hope for a few more. The two oldest boats are nearly ninety years old. 

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September 2024

Nigel Redman

1st September - 1:30pm for 2pm start

International bird guide, and author, Nigel Redman –“Coastal birds of the world, both near and far”

£5

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Maritime Mingle Event

Nigel Redman, international bird tour leader and author hosting a talk on, "The birds we can engage with on the coastlines of the world both near and far." 

Sunday 1st September 2pm, Tickets £5

Nigel is a lifelong birder and an experienced tour leader and bird guide. Over nearly four decades, he has led approximately 150 bird tours and has travelled to some ninety countries on all seven continents.In between these extensive travels, Nigel worked for twenty years as a leading publisher of bird books, retiring as the head of natural history for Bloomsbury Publishing in the UK. He is also the author of numerous articles and three books, including the acclaimed field guide, Birds of the Horn of Africa. His books “Where to watch British Birds” has emphatic reviews, "There could be no better guide than this book" Chris Packham. "Highly recommended...the best guide of its kind" RSPB Birds

During this talk he we will discuss the birds we can engage with on the coastlines of the world, both near and far.

Complimentary hot drinks will be on offer before the talk begins at 2pm. 

Limited tickets are available, all guests will be seated. 

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Tasting & Talk: The history of wine shaped by rivers & oceans - includes wines

Sunday 22nd September 1:30pm for 2pm start

Sophia Williams, Tasting & Talks: The history of wine shaped by rivers & oceans- includes wines, light nibbles. £13

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Maritime Mingle Event

Sophia Williams, Wine educator, Tasting & Talk: "The history of wine shaped by rivers & oceans - includes wines and light nibbles.

Sunday 22nd September 2pm, Tickets £13

Take your senses on a journey as we explore the history of wine in the context of how it has been shaped by its maritime heritage.

Tastes wines as they would have done in Ancient Greece. See what influence the Romans, Portuguese, the Gauls, English and French had on wine. All the wine styles that we have today have been heavily influenced by the oceans and by the rivers. It will be an historical wine tasting. A unique event. 

Complimentary hot drinks will be on offer before the talk begins at 2pm. Included wine will be on offer during the event. 

Limited tickets are available, all guests will be seated. 

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Folk art boat creation in wet felt - includes all materials, take your boat home.

Sunday 29th September 1:30pm for 2pm start

Connie Flynn, Workshop: Folk art boat creation in wet felt - includes all materials, take your boat home.

£35

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Maritime Mingle Event

Connie Flynn, critically acclaimed artist, Workshop: Folk art boat creation in wet felt - includes all materials, take your boat home.

Sunday 29th Sept 2pm, Tickets £35

This experimental wet felt making workshop will be an opportunity to explore your own choice of wool fleece fibres to create a 2D decorative boat images in felt. You will begin by looking at images of folk art as a reference to develop your own inspirational ideas. Connie will bring a variety of colourful blended fleece for you to use. She will demonstrate the process and support you with your ideas throughout the workshop as and when needed. This workshop will give you an understanding of the wet felt making process, leading to endless possibilities for a handmade felted fabric outcome. 

Complimentary hot drinks will be on offer before the talk begins at 2pm. 

Limited tickets are available, all guests will be seated. 

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October 2024

Demonstration - Andy McBride - a whole lot of knots

13th October - 1:30pm for 2pm start

Watching a master knots-man weave a cord, rope or string into a practical knot is hypnotic. He will be demonstrating his knot-making skills. Learn a knot or two yourself too.

£5

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Maritime Mingle Event

Andy McBride, international knot maker, will be hosting a demonstration "A whole lot of knots." 

Sunday 13th October 2pm, Tickets £5

Watching a master knotsman weave a cord, rope or string into a practical knot is hypnotic. Andy McBride has worked on the Cutty Sark, the Albatross and hundreds of boats and ships around the world. He will be demonstrating his knot-making skills. Learn a knot or two yourself too, with opportunities to be tutored by Andy. He is hosting this interactive event on Sunday 13th October. It is an honour to have a master-craftsman showcase his skills.

Complimentary hot drinks will be on offer before the talk begins at 2pm. 

Limited tickets are available, all guests will be seated. 

Tickets

Our Maritime Mingle events programme has been made possible due to the support of the National Lottery Community Fund.