Festival of the Sea with the Story Boat Project, The Longest Johns & more

Event Date:
Start at 12:00 AM
September 25, 2021
Marine Theatre

This event is part of FUTURES2021, which takes place on Friday 24 and Saturday 25 September 2021. The exciting events programme includes a range of online activities and in-person events at venues across the South West. With storytelling, talks, quizzes and comedy all exploring the worlds of science, culture and research, there is something for everyone at FUTURES2021.

Overlooking the sea in Lyme Regis, this day of eclectic events celebrating the ocean will feature performances and family activities alongside talks from world-leading scientists and local people, brought to life in a famous marine community. Tik-tok shanty sensation The Longest Johns will stage a unique concert. The event includes activities for all the family including the Story Boat Project, a miniature maritime museum, and a drop-in arts and crafts workshop for children.

The Story Boat project is one of National Historic Ships UK’s Shipshape Network South West projects. The Story Boat is a miniature maritime museum created by traditional wooden boat builder Gail McGarva. Story Boat gives a new lease of life to the retired fishing boat Vera of 1923 by upturning her and transforming her into a miniature world of the sea. Gail is passionate about preserving traditional boats and their heritage.

See full details of the day’s talks and events on the Event website. The event is free, but tickets must be pre-booked.