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 […]Read more "Thank you!"
We’ve had several calls today from people asking if we will be selling tickets on the door of the events. Yes, we are set up to do that and look forward to seeing you in Weymouth this weekend for a whole load of brilliant talks and great entertainment.Read more "Tickets available to buy on the door"
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 […]Read more "Information during the festival"
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 […]Read more "Barbara Tomlinson, ‘Rock and Tempest’, Royal Dorset Yacht Club, Sunday 13 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 […]Read more "Brian Lavery, ‘The Birth of Naval Aviation’, Royal Dorset Yacht Club, Saturday 12 March, 09:30 – 10:30"
Nicola Rodriguez, Ship Inn, ‘Sail Away: How to Escape the Rat Race and Live the Dream’, The Ship Inn Sunday 13 March, 14:00 – 15:00 Would you like to sail away from it all for a long, long time? This interactive talk will cover all the practical guidance you need to buy a yacht and sail away, out onto the deep […]Read more "Real life bothersome? Sail away with Nicola Rodriguez"
Excitingly, there are just 11 days to go until we open the festival! If there’s an event you don’t want to miss and you’ve not bought your tickets yet, now would be a brilliant time to buy them and here’s the very button you need to press… If you’d rather see what event takes your […]Read more "11 days to go! Festival bookshop and ticket update"