An Exciting Autumn in Harwich
For such a small town we seem to do very well for artistic and cultural events, many of which give the opportunity for public participation.
This autumn we have two very special commemorations coming up, with events starting in October and continuing into next year. Surrender & Sanctuary lead by Harwich Haven is a public history project which encourages local people and visitors to explore the unique role of Harwich, Dovercourt, Felixstowe and the Shotley Peninsula in two momentous events in world history during the twentieth century: the surrender of the German U-Boat fleet in November 1918, and the arrival of the first Jewish refugees on the so-called ‘Kindertransport’ in December 1938.
Details are still being worked out, but it seems likely that Old Bank Studios will have a role to play. Plans are being made for art workshops, exhibitions, a quilt/tapestry project, a public art installation including 120 flags made by individuals and groups to represent the 120 U boats surrendered. As the details are finalised we will put out more information on how to get involved.