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Ferry Fest Felixstowe

Friday 24th August - Monday 27th August, 2018

Location: Various venues, Felixstowe Ferry IP11 9RZ

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Four fabulous days of live music, art and craft, dance, theatre, ceilidh, food and drink, beachcombing, picnics, pirates and more!

A celebration of arts and the community, all in the wonderful natural setting of Felixstowe Ferry.

A free shuttle bus will run from Felixstowe Town Centre to Felixstowe Ferry, 1200-1800.


Friday 24 August
Launch event featuring The Craze and J.S. and the Lockerbillies (see below).

Saturday 25 August
- Photography workshop and walk with Justin Minns. £15.00. Book: 07734 068605 or email
- 'Surge' (see below).
- Ceilidh (see below).

Sunday 26 August
- Musical in a Morning (see below).
- Nature Walk with Tim Kenny.
- Flamenco Workshops (see below).
- I Must Go Down to the Sea Again (words and music on a maritime theme) (see below).
- Quartetto Familia (Music in Felixstowe).
- Back in Business (see below).

Monday 27 August
- Fun family pirate activities.
- Live music and pop up stories.
- 'Captain Fanplastic'. Help create an enormous plastic pirate!
- Push the Boat Out. Try sailing.

Also throughout weekend - beer and cider festival, hog roast, treasure hunt (from Clifflands car park to the Ferry), Floods and Photography exhibitions, art and craft stalls.

Admission free - with charges for some events (see below)


Tickets now available for the following. Book online at

Friday 24 August, 1930
Launch Night - Felixstowe Ferry Sailing Club
Two local rock and roll bands - J.S. and the Lockerbillies and The Craze. Great 50's and 60's music and dancing. Tickets: £6.00.

Saturday 25 August, 1330 and 1600
Horizon Theatre: 'Surge' - St. Nicholas Church
A play inspired by the 1953 East Coast Floods by Jayne Lindill. Tickets: £5.00.

Saturday 25 August, 1930
Ceilidh - Felixstowe Ferry Sailing Club
Get your dancing shoes on for a rip-roaring evening with the Harbour Lights Dance Band. Tickets: £8.00.

Sunday 26 August, 1000-1300
Musical in a Morning - Felixstowe Ferry Sailing Club
A workshop for young people to write, stage and perform a brand new musical. Run by Helen Clarke and Wade Ablitt. For ages 8-18 years. Performance for family and friends at 1230. Tickets: £10.00.

Sunday 26 August, 1100
I Must Go Down to the Sea Again - St. Nicholas Church
Words and music on a maritime theme with Emily Bennett and Brian Theodore Ralph. Tickets: £10.00.

Sunday 26 August, 1400-1445; 1530-1615; 1630-1715
Language of Flamenco - Felixstowe Ferry Sailing Club
Get ready to dance, with a taste of flamenco dance. Tickets: Adults £5.00. children £2.50.

Sunday 26 August, 1930
Back in Business - Felixstowe Ferry Sailing Club
Conceived by Wade Ablitt, this revue show looks at the past, present and future of musical theatre. Featuring a cast of young Suffolk talent and a live band. Tickets: £5.00.