Fresh plans for Sea Ilfracombe?

Pirate fun at Bicclescombe Park Tea Rooms during the Sea Ilfracombe Festival. Pic: Jenny De Havilland. Pirate fun at Bicclescombe Park Tea Rooms during the Sea Ilfracombe Festival. Pic: Jenny De Havilland.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012
5:28 PM

As the weekend festival comes to a close, organisers make plans to revamp the 2013 event.

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Among the many musicians and artists performing at the Sea Ilfracombe Festival were Leeds based shanty singers Monkey's Fist.Among the many musicians and artists performing at the Sea Ilfracombe Festival were Leeds based shanty singers Monkey's Fist.

ORGANISERS of the Sea Ilfracombe Maritime Festival say they have plans to make the three day event bigger and better next year by expanding it to a wider audience.

Chairman Michael De Havilland said although they were pleased with the event overall, it was changing all the time and some aspects had worked better than others.

The festival featured more than 100 events ranging from music, entertainment, sports, exhibitions, rock pool rambles, guided tours, food trails and workshops.

“From what we have learned this year we need to dramatically change what we do next year, but with a bit of time to think about it we will come up with plenty of ideas and it won’t be solely maritime,” said Mr De Havilland.

Rockpool rambling sessions were popular during the Sea Ilfracombe Festival at the weekend.Rockpool rambling sessions were popular during the Sea Ilfracombe Festival at the weekend.

“The art exhibition was superbly attended and all the workshops organised by different artists were fully booked. We will still be going next year but there will be a slightly different slant to it – so watch this space.”

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