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June 25, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until July 5, 2020
Harwich Digital Festival
Running from June 25th to July 5th, the Harwich Digital Festival will feature live streamed performances every night at 7:45 via the Harwich Festival Facebook page. The performances cover a range of genres including folk, jazz classical and dance.
The festival also includes a number of community arts projects for you to get involved in.
Thursday 25th Jun 7:45 PM
Launch of HF Digital Festival – with Harwich Sing and Ballrooms Business
The festival launches with the release of a specially commissioned video featuring a collaboration between local arts organisations Harwich Sing NexGen and Ballroom Business.
Friday 26th Jun 10:00 AM
Crafty Communication Workshop, 7+ with Signals
Build your own communication devices and even design your own language! Free workshop for children 7+. Booking essential.
Friday 26th Jun 2:00 PM
Webcam Video Game Workshop – With Signals
Learn how to use your webcam as a game controller. Free workshop for children 11+. Booking essential.
Friday 26th Jun 7:45 PM
Digital HF – Lizz Lipscombe
Lizz Lipscombe demonstrates the virtuosity of the violin spanning styles of Classical, Jazz, Tango, Folk & Blues.
Saturday 27th Jun 7:45 PM
Digital HF – John Spiers
John ‘Squeezy’ Spiers of Bellowhead has made a name for himself as one of the leading squeezebox players of his generation.
Sunday 28th Jun 7:45 PM
Digital HF – Jean Martyn
Jean performs classical works on the piano and classical pipe organ. She was tutored in jazz by the late, great Johnny Dankworth.
Monday 29th Jun 7:45 PM
Digital HF – Alex Hart
Alex will be covering the entire broad spectrum of her repertoire from folk to jazz to country and her own soulful ballads; all from her living room in Plymouth.
Tuesday 30th Jun 7:45 PM
Digital HF – Kerry Fletcher and Chris Walshaw
This evening will be a concert of traditional tunes and step dancing, with the theme of crossing the pond to and from the British Isles and North America. You can even join in at home!
Wednesday 1st Jul 7:45 PM
Digital HF – Human Cargo
Storyteller and folk singer Matthew Crampton returns to Harwich with his acclaimed show Human Cargo. Giving voice to emigrants, slaves, transportees and other human cargo from past centuries, this show is a fascinating – and, yes, entertaining – look at a cruel subject, useful for understanding migration today.
Thursday 2nd Jul 7:45 PM
Digital HF – Philip Clouts
Cape Town-born pianist/composer Philip Clouts’ South African roots have inspired a voyage of discovery; soaking up the joyful passion of Caribbean calypso, the bluesy melodies of middle eastern praise songs, the exuberant sway of Cuban dance music and the tuneful essence of gospel.
Friday 3rd Jul 7:45 PM
Digital HF Yvonne-Marie Parsons
Yvonne-Marie’s diverse musical career as a soloist, orchestral and chamber musician has taken her around the globe.
Saturday 4th Jul 7:45 PM
Digital HF – Alina Bzhezhinska
One of the most exciting and dynamic harpists in the UK. Alina’s latest project the Hip-Harp Collective pays homage to some of jazz, funk and hip-hop’s greatest innovators. Alina joins us for a special solo programme for HF20 from her home in London.
Sunday 5th Jul 7:00 PM
Digital HF- Gregor & Lenka Morena Slovak Dance Company
Lenka and Gregor will perform 3 folk dances from different regions of Slovakia and a number of folk songs on various folk instruments (accordion, bagpipe, overtone flute, fujara flute).