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Fish and Ships

Posted on 18th April 2019 by Rachel Martin

Whitby will welcome a new festival in May, that celebrates and explores everything that’s special about the Yorkshire Coast’s proud maritime culture.

The festival, called Fish & Ships, will launch on May 18-19 and is completely free.

There will be a variety of entertainment over the weekend, and celebrity chefs Jean-Christophe Novelli and Brian Turner will be heading up the festival kitchen to make the most of Whitby’s seafood bounty.

Festival goers will also be treated to a firework display on the Saturday night from 10pm, as well as the chance to see unique film screenings and exhibitions across a number of venues in town.

From the building of its boats to its multi award-winning fish restaurants, Whitby is one of the few places left in Britain where you can still experience the seafarer’s way of life from sea to shore, as it’s been for hundreds of years.

Whitby was once an international maritime centre, and visitors will be able to explore first-hand how today’s seafarers are building on tradition to put top quality seafood on Britain’s plates, in their own unique and sustainable way.

As you’d expect from the seaside, there’s also plenty of top-notch entertainment, including live music, madcap street theatre and inspired artworks.

For more details about the festival and to download the full programme visit: https://bit.ly/2IHfC9y