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31 October 2017
Maritime music festival
Museum of London Docklands
18 & 19 November 2017
12 - 4pm
Visit the Museum of London Docklands and embrace the area’s proud maritime heritage at the Maritime music festival on 18 and 19 November.
At the height of the British Empire in 1897, the Royal Navy continuously patrolled the high seas. As well as inventions like the gimlet cocktail and radar detection, Britain’s sailors can also be thanked for spreading their sea shanties to the world, as jolly shipmen sang their way into folklore as they sailed the seas.
Whether it’s trying your hand at poetry in a rhyming session, learning knot tying skills just like the mariners of yesteryear or learning to sing like a sailor in a sea shanty session, the Maritime music festival gives everyone a chance to embrace the naval tradition.
There will be a number of sea shanty crews performing at this free family festival, with highlights including Hughie Jones, whose albums with The Spinners hit the charts numerous times over the years.
Aisling Serrant, Family Festival Coordinator at the Museum of London Docklands, said: “We’re thrilled to be able to host such an exciting range of maritime musical acts throughout the weekend. There are plenty of events taking place to keep the entire family entertained, so come on down and get involved in the fun and games!”
Further information: www.museumoflondon.org.uk/docklands
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For more press information please contact Aaron Stennett, Marketing and PR Officer at the Museum of London Docklands on 020 7001 9809 / 07966 367706 or [email protected].
About The Museum of London Docklands
The Museum of London Docklands is located at West India Quay in east London. Opened in 2003, this grade one listed converted Georgian sugar warehouse specifically tells the story of the port, river and city – focusing on trade, migration and commerce in London.
The museum is open daily 10am – 6pm and is FREE to all, and you can explore the Museum of London Docklands with collections online – home to 90,000 objects with more being added regularly.