Lots of Shanty crews from all over the U.K. and abroad, performing in various venues around the town, in and outdoors, weather permitting. There are some very good pubs taking part providing stages and good ale,s etc.,Join in by singing or playing instruments. This is an excellent weekend event, the area really comes to life to celebrate the huge Sea faring history of Britain & Harwich. Well worth a visit. look up the official site for more details of future events. Pictures and video's of past years are also available on the site to give you a flavour of what to expect. Harwich and Dovercourt International shanty festival.