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Launch of the first boats to be build in the Longshed and The Spirit of Beowulf Fundraising weekend 3-6 May

3rd May 2019 - 6th May 2019

FRIDAY 3 May – history at the Woodbridge Shire Hall – 19.00-21.00 with Dr Sam Newton – tickets click to book tickets with eventbrite


1pm Naming ceremony and launch of the St Ayles skiff and the Just 42 Canoe – the first boats to be built and launched from Whisstocks for over 28 years






11am – 5pm Fund-Raising events on the banks of the River Deben at Whisstocks and the Tide Mill – Free admission! Food and drink available all day. Craft Market and Art exhibition. Sae Wylfing and Anglo Saxon enactors. Memory Bike for rides around town and so much more. Donations in the Beowulf Buckets.

1pm – Boat launching on the tide. Wooden Roots African Drum Workshops.

2pm – Cambridge University Students act parts of Beowulf in Old English followed by Debby Banham’s popular talk in the Long Shed Mezzanine ‘What would Beowulf eat?

Music all day on Sea Folk Arts Boatstage Marie with Merlyn’s Open Mic ‘Journeys’ Song Contest winners and special guests Celtic Fusion band Aartwork.

The Museum is open all day too … Fun for everyone down on the river!



SUNDAY 5 May: 11am – 4pm Fundraising continues with the Riverside Trust and TideMill Living Museum – boats, food, drink and Beowulf Buskers.


MONDAY May 6 Join us for TWO special walks along the river to Sutton Hoo – Like last year, this will be a wonderful way to finish the festival – through the bluebells to the mystical mounds of Sutton Hoo. click here for tickets for sunrise walks from the national trust











3rd May 2019
6th May 2019


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