Illuminate Festival

Event details

A family-friendly procession and performance will celebrate Harwich’s involvement in the sailing of The Mayflower to America.

Event date & time: 

Friday, 29 November, 2019 - 18:00

Venue Name: 

Harwich Quay

Venue address: 

Harwich

Contact Name: 

Tourist Information Centre

Contact email: 

Contact landline: 

01255 686633

Cost: 

Free

Induction loop: 

No

Wheelchair access: 

Yes
Illuminate Festival

A family-friendly procession and performance will celebrate Harwich’s involvement in the sailing of The Mayflower to America.
An illuminated civic procession will lead the way from Ha’Penny Pier down to Harwich Green, and the public are invited to join the procession too.
Gathering from 6pm at the Ha’Penny Pier and by the lit-up LV 18 Lightship the procession will set off on its parade at 6.30pm, and will include a giant puppet lantern of Christopher Jones – captain of The Mayflower – and a lantern of The Mayflower too.
Processing along Kings Head Street, led by dignitaries and representatives from local organisations, the parade will pass Captain Jones’ House, which will be illuminated, before continuing on to the Guildhall before reaching Harwich Green.
On the Green, community choir Harwich Sing will perform four songs on a theme of light, with a backdrop of the Low and High Lighthouses and the Treadwheel Crane all being illuminated.
An Illuminate poem, inspired by a quote from Mayflower Pilgrim William Bradford – “just as one small candle may light a thousand, so the light here kindled hath shone unto many” – will also be read.