Whitby Fish & Ships Festival
This May sees the arrival of a new festival in Whitby. The Fish and Ships Festival is a free event held over the weekend of 18 & 19 May 2019.
During the weekend Whitby will be celebrating its Maritime Culture and all things ‘fishy’. This will start with a launch weekend followed by a week promoting Whitby’s seafood and fishing heritage.
At various locations throughout the town you will find live entertainment, cookery demonstrations by celebrity chefs, including Jean-Christophe Novelli and Brian Turner and demonstrations by local fishermen. There will also be a host of competitions, exhibitions, children’s workshops and entertainment.
The weekend will be rounded off with a spectacular evening firework display.
Some of the events taking place over the weekend are:
- cooking demonstrations from celebrity chefs Jean-Christophe Novelli and Brian Turner. Also Rob Green, Paul Gildroy, Martyn Hyde, Matt Leivers, Ryan Osborn and Andrew Baker.
- talks, exhibitions and film screenings are happening all over town at the Captain Cook Memorial Museum, HM Bark Endeavour, Pannett Art Gallery and the Whitby Library.
- theatrical and musical entertainment at various locations.
- street theatre by walking boats Flotsome and Jetsome
- sculptor trail by local sculptor Emma Stothard
- children’s animation workshop run by Wallace and Gromit’s animator Virpi Kettu
- competitions run by the Whitby Angling Club and Whitby Rowing Club
- tours of the North Eastern Guardian Fisheries protection vessel
- fish filleting, crab dressing, net and lobster pot mending demonstrations from local fishermen
- seafood trail
- craft stalls
- children’s competition to build fish and ships from Lego
- discover what life at sea was really like and how disgusting the food really was on The Endeavour
Click Here for full details of the weekend festivities.