Join us for an adventure on the Sea Shanty Trains, 8 and 9 October 2016. You can board trains at Manningtree Station to travel to Harwich Town for the Harwich International Shanty Festival.
On Saturday 8 October, there are two departures. At 11:00hrs, the Kernow Buoys will be entertaining along the way. From the West Country, they sing songs in Cornish and otherwise. At 12:00hrs, Capella will join the train, showcasing harmony singing in a mixture of traditional and contemporary styles with audience participation actively encouraged.
On Sunday 9 October, one departure at 11:26 features the Vagrants Crew, a lively group with a catching enthusiasm. Returning for another year, this group will get the train into the Sea Shanty spirit.
There will also be activity packs for children and a prize for the best dressed pirates.
Tickets are available online at a discounted price - visit www.esscrp.org.uk/tickets/ to purchase. Full event information including prices can be found on our event pages below.
The second year of our bucket and spade train was a great success with over 90 children joining the train from Colchester to Walton! Lots of fun on the decorated train which left Colchester Station at 9.56am on Wednesday the 10th August.
Essex and South Suffolk Community Rail Partnership have been shortlisted for 5 Community Rail Awards
Our next event is the Sea Shanty Train in the autumn.
This is one of our events throughout the year - take a look at our upcoming events: