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Teign Maritime Shanty Festival 2020 Cancellation

Covid-19 Announcement from the Teign Maritime Shanty Festival Committee 3rd July 2020 Dear all, Covid-19 has certainly brought many challenges for everyone and we sincerely hope you are managing to cope during these unprecedented and uncertain times. Having seen so many events not taking place this year, you will not be surprised to hear that in the best interests of all concerned, we have decided not to proceed with the 2020 Teign Maritime Shanty Festival. Despite recent easing of restrictions and updated government guidance there seems very little chance that the restrictions on large gatherings will be lifted soon and it appears likely that ‘social distancing’, in one form or another, will continue for some time, making a largely pub-based festival like ours not workable. We trust you will agree that this is the right decision. The welfare and safety of all involved in every aspect of our event, is a key priority for us. We anticipate that you will share in our disappointment. Our

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Teign Maritime and Shanty Festival still on track!

Dear Shantyfolk, just a brief update regarding the Teign Maritime and Shanty Festival. Whilst we acknowledge the extreme challenges facing our country at the moment our festival date is in the diary and preparations are well underway for a cracking event over the weekend of 26-27th September. Our sincere best wishes to all, stay safe and let’s make the Teign Maritime & Shanty Festival 2020 an absolute shantastc blast to celebrate the good times ahead!

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Here ’tis!

Following on from the recent announcement that the tall ship Johanna Lucretia will be moored at Teignmouth for the whole of the 2020 weekend and that 11 paid berths are available on her journey from Plymouth to Teignmouth the preceding week, we can now reveal the exact details of what is on offer. The 11 people will join the boat at 2pm on Monday 21st September and set sail for Teignmouth, arriving there on Friday 25th September and leaving the boat at 4pm. Potential stops along the way include Dartmouth, Salcombe, Hope Cove and Brixham, but the final schedule will be subject to weather. No previous sailing experience is required, as the crew of 4 will demonstrate what to do. However, it is an active holiday, so you will be involved in raising the sails and help sailing the boat, therefore the places are restricted to able bodied individuals. There are toilets, a galley and comfortable seating down below. The berths will be in shared

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Tall Ship to be moored at Teignmouth for the whole 2020 weekend!

We are delighted to be able to announce that, with the kind co-operation of the The Island Trust, the tall ship Johanna Lucretia will be moored at Teignmouth for the whole of the 2020 weekend – this development is just one of the reasons why the Teign Shanty festival is now known as the Teign Shanty and Maritime Festival! Please also see https://www.theislandtrust.org.uk/boats/johanna-lucretia/ Over the whole weekend the public will be able to come aboard to fully appreciate the beauty of this vessel. Even more exciting is the fact that there will be 11 paid berths available on her journey from Plymouth to Teignmouth the preceding week. Watch this space for more details as these will be available on a “first come, first served” basis!

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Giant Cheque presentation for a total of £2,000!

Further to the previous post, four giant cheques of £500 each have now been presented to our nominated charities at The Alice Cross Centre. Representatives from all the charities (RNLI, Rowcroft Hospice, Teign Heritage and Alice Cross) were there to receive them and expressed their delight in being recipients for the second year running.

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Yet another £2,000 being donated to charity!

Message from the festival committee We are delighted to announce that, despite some challenging weather conditions, the 2019 festival was an even bigger success than last year.   We are proud to be in a position to match our 2018 charitable donation of £2,000 to be shared equally between our four nominated charities: RNLI, Rowcroft Hospice, Teign Heritage and Alice Cross.  Each charity will be presented with a cheque for £500 in the coming weeks. We are very grateful to the performers, venues, supporters and all the volunteers involved in ensuring the smooth running of our 2019 event and of course, to all the visitors who braved the weather.  Together you helped ensure the continued success of this event come rain or shine. Teign Shanty Festival 2020 Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th September          

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HUGE clothing price reductions – HURRY when it’s gone, it’s gone!

50% off all 100% organic cotton Tee shirts – down from £15 to £7.50 40% off all 100% cotton Polo shirts – down from £25 to £15 We have some limited stocks of Teign Shanty Festival clothing merchandise which we are offering out at vastly reduced prices for a limited time. There is a choice of free location collection from Teignmouth or post and packing – for orders of more than one product please e-mail tsftreasurer@btinternet.com for an improved shipping cost.

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Teign Shanty Festival 2020 – 26/27th September – get it in the diary. 📘🖊‬ ‪#LoveTeignmouth‬ ‪#TeignmouthOracle‬ ‪#TeignmouthEvents‬ ‪#teignshantyfest‬ ‪#teignbridge ‬

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