Thank you and dates for 2017

Thank you to everyone who attended the first Weymouth Leviathan festival in March 2016. Our events were buzzing, with great feedback from attendees and positive encouragement to run the festival again next year. We are so glad you all enjoyed it and more news on our plans at the end of this post. First, we’d like […]

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Information during the festival

If you need any information over the weekend, the festival HQ is at the Royal Dorset Yacht Club on the North (beach) side of the harbour. You can’t miss it, it’s the one with the excellent windows in this picture… There’ll always be knowledgeable crew members at the yacht club throughout the festival. We’ll also have […]

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Barbara Tomlinson, ‘Rock and Tempest’, Royal Dorset Yacht Club, Sunday 13 March, 09:30 – 10:30

  Today is ‘International Women’s Day’ so we thought we’d highlight one of our six, female guest speakers. Barbara Tomlinson was for many years Curator at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, and is now Curator Emeritus. Barbara will talk about heroism during shipwrecks and the heroism of lifesavers, how they have been commemorated and how that reflects […]

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Brian Lavery, ‘The Birth of Naval Aviation’, Royal Dorset Yacht Club, Saturday 12 March, 09:30 – 10:30

British naval aviation might be said to have begun in Weymouth Bay in May 1912, when Lieutenant Charles Samson was the first to take off from a moving ship, HMS Hibernia. It was perhaps a publicity stunt by Winston Churchill, the young First Lord of the Admiralty, who desperately wanted money for naval aviation in […]

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