National Maritime Museum from 11am - 5pm
Save yourself a journey to the coast and enjoy the best of maritime folk culture right here in the city. Slurp oysters, stomp your feet to sea shanties, and shout yourself hoarse at a Punch and Judy show. The programme will include performances by The Dulwich Choir, The South London Folk Collective and Trad’Academy Choir amongst others, with workshops led by The English Folk Dance and Song Society.
Try your hand at some traditional maritime crafts, uncover the stories behind ships’ figureheads, and solve the mystery of ships in bottles.
As part of the festival, author Rachel Lichtenstein will be talking about her new book “Estuary, Out of London Into The Sea” in conversation with writer Travis Elborough “ author of “I Wish You Were Here”
The festival will culminate with BBC Folk Club winner the Nest Collective’s new monthly Shanty Sessions at Cutty Sark.
The Nest Collective's Shanty Sessions
Cutty Sark from 7pm - Midnight
Join London's most innovative folk club for a new season of Shanty Sessions, exploring our rich maritime history through music, song and dance on the decks of Cutty Sark. Featuring some of the most exciting nautically minded folk bands in the UK, culminating in a Ceilidh of epic proportions with the Ceilidh Liberation Front.