Harwich Festival of the Arts Launches Digital Festival

Harwich Festival and lighthouse in paint

2020 will see the launch of the first ever Digital Harwich Festival. Running from June 25th to July 5th, it will feature live streamed performances across a variety of genres including folk, jazz, classical and dance.

The festival also includes a number of community arts projects – keep reading to see how you can take part.

Live performances will be live streamed every night of the Festival at 7:45 via the Harwich Festival Facebook page.

The programme will feature high profile acts including: storyteller and folk singer Matthew Crampton; 2011 Britain’s Got Talent Finalist Jean Martyn; and singer/songwriter Alex Hart, who was due to tour America with Seth Lakeman and Jethro Tull’s Martin Barre before the pandemic scuppered plans.

For the full line up visit www.harwichfestival.co.uk


The Harwich Festival challenges you to #getcreative and is calling for artists, film makers and creative writers of all ages and experience to submit work to their digital exhibitions. There will be online resources to help you get started.

Community projects will open for submissions form the 25th June and will remain open until the 31st July.

  • For information on the Digital 20cm x 20cm Open Exhibition and how to take part Click Here
  • For information on the Digital Film Festival – Harwich Shorts and how to submit work Click Here 
  • For Information on the Digital Creative Writing Project – Words from Lockdown and how to take part Click Here

Harwich Shorts – Digital Film Festival announcement and open call

The Digital Harwich Festival has been launched in response to the Covid-19 pandemic and aims to continue to support artists and the wider community through the continued delivery of art and cultural activities. In these difficult times the Harwich Festival relies heavily on funding and donations. If you would like to know more about how you can help support the Harwich Festival please visit the website.