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The Spirit of Beowulf Festival 2019 “Journeys” and launch of the first boats to be built in the Longshed

May 4 - May 5

SATURDAY 4 May * Something for everyone at Whisstocks and the TideMill Quay! * An array of Bespoke Food and Drink co-ordinated by Charlotte Murray * Music from Merlyn’s Open Mic * Boat building in the Long Shed * Art and Sculpture installations in the Mezzanine * Live Music on the Marie Boat Stage * Charles Mugleston with the story of Edward FitzGerald and the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyham * Techno Brunch at the Caravan * Art and Sculpture in the Beowulf Gallery * Craft demonstrations * Market Stalls * Park and Ride the Beowulf Bike * The Tide Mill Living Museum free entrance * Sae Wylfing and Anglo Saxon enactors * A return of ‘What did Beowulf eat?’ from Dr. Debby Banham * Visit the newly opened Woodbridge Museum * Students from the Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic, University of Cambridge performing scenes from Beowulf in Old English * Performances of the ‘Journeys’ Song and Poetry Competition * Beowulf Festival Projections at Dusk on the Tide Mill with music and poetry from Jan Pulsford and friends, ending a day of magic, mystery and much more, as Woodbridge celebrates ‘The Spirit of Beowulf’ on the banks of the River Deben. Free admission.


SUNDAY – May 5th – The festivities continue on Whisstocks and the TideMill Quay * An afternoon of Music and workshops with Sea Folk Arts and Aartwork on Marie the Scottish Trawler moored by the TideMill for the Beowulf Festival * Music, Art, Food and more to be announced, including a return of the evening chill out with Caswell *




The weekend will also be a major event for the teams who have been working on the St Ayles skiff and pirogue canoe.  We plan to launch both boats – the first to be constructed and launched at Whisstocks for more than 50 years.  Times will be confirmed later.


May 4
May 5


The Longshed, Woodbridge
Tide Mill Way
Woodbridge, Suffolk IP12 1FP United Kingdom
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