WinterFest News

March 25, 2022
The show will go on as musicians rally round

Brightlingsea WinterFest's final weekend is coming up and organisers have been working behind the scenes to ensure that the festival ends on a high note, despite the fact that some performers and volunteers have been hit by Covid. The virus has forced a few acts and a key volunteer to pull out of WinterFest's “Great […]

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March 23, 2022
Photographer Paul offers special deal for WinterFest

A Brightlingsea-based photographer whose career has included taking portraits of royalty, prime ministers and a US president, is offering quick fire shoots at a special price, in support of Brightlingsea WinterFest. The offer is being made by Paul Hammond, who runs his photography business at Studio 6 in Brightlingsea High Street. “I am very pleased […]

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March 15, 2022
Poetry and punk make for a WinterFest highlight

Poetry and punk music will be coming to The Railway Tavern in Brightlingsea on Saturday, March 19, in one of the highlights of the town's WinterFest. Legendary Essex-based poet, singer-songwriter and author Martin Newell, supported by upcoming poet Leon Helsby, will be providing an afternoon of unique entertainment, from 2pm to 4pm. Popular local punk […]

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March 10, 2022
WinterFest's newest recruit settles in to Brightlingsea

A DJ who swapped stressful city life for the benefits of living in Brightlingsea has proved he is completely in tune with the town's WinterFest. Eamonn Lorimer, also known as “DJ Looney,” has become the latest volunteer for WinterFest, Brightlingsea's annual festival of music, arts and spoken word. On Saturday, March 12, he will be […]

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March 8, 2022
WinterFest accoustic sessions prove to be a seaside hit

More than a dozen acts brought a great mix of entertainment at Brightlingsea WinterFests's Acoustic Music Sessions by the Sea. The event took place at Brightlingsea's newest venue, The Waterfront at Brightlingsea Marina, as part of WinterFest’s programme of music, arts and spoken word. Dave Griffiths, co-founder of Brightlingsea WinterFest, organised the sessions at The […]

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March 3, 2022
Jan's book launch is a spooky WinterFest event

Essex storyteller and author Jan Williams will be bringing spooky goings-on to Brightlingsea Museum, which is opening its doors in a special weekend for the town's WinterFest. Jan (pictured) will be launching her new book, The Ghost of Pendlesham Priory, at the museum on Saturday March 5, as part of WinterFest, Brightlingsea's annual festival of […]

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February 26, 2022
Writer Ruth launches WinterFest 2022 events

Brightlingsea WinterFest is being launched with a splash at the town's Lido where Writer-in-Residence Ruth Loten will be holding a creative writing workshop. The event, taking place on Wednesday March 2nd at 7pm, is the first in a packed programme for this year's WinterFest, Brightlingsea's annual festival of music and arts. “I am delighted that […]

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February 2, 2022
WinterFest 2022 springs into March

Brightlingsea WinterFest, which has become a highlight in the town’s calendar every February, is to spring into March this year, bringing live events back to the annual festival of music, arts and crafts and spoken word. The Covid pandemic meant that plans for the 2022 festival had been on hold, but now that restrictions are […]

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