Join us online as we delve into Grimsby’s heritage through theatre, animation and talks…

Check out some of the highlights from this year and last years festival below.

The Rubbish World of Dave Spud: Where Do All The Boats Go?

Illuminated Film

Where do all the boats go? A Festival of the Sea and Illuminated Films collaboration supported by ITV featuring The Rubbish World of Dave Spud. Created with students of Cleethorpes Academy. Festival of the Sea is produced by Walk the Plank and The Culture House.

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Working for DFDS

DFDS

Find out more about the work of our key sponsor DFDS from the point of view of one of their employees.

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The Ports of Grimsby and Immingham

DFDS

The Ports of Grimsby and Immingham – explained by Emma Lingard of ABP.

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Stories from the Sea:
TEA BREAK by Sara Beasley

Breakwater Theatre

Enjoy a contemporary take on Grimsby’s heritage with TEA BREAK by Sara Beasley, of Breakwater Theatre.

Breakwater have been commissioned by Festival of the Sea to produce two shorts exploring our heritage. Script development supported by National Theatre associate Ola Animashawun.

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Stories from the Sea
Sea Fever

Breakwater Theatre

SEA FEVER is one of two shorts commissioned by Grimsby’s Festival of the Sea. Inspired by the town’s fishing heritage, it is written and produced by Andy Evans of Breakwater Theatre, with support from National Theatre associate Ola Animashawun.

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The Legend of Grim: Part 1 - The Lay of Havelok the Dane

A Bird in the Hand

Legend tells how Grimsby got its name. Festival of the Sea has commissioned A Bird in the Hand Theatre to tell Grimsby’s story using stop-motion animation.

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The Legend of Grim: Part 2 - The Lay of Havelok the Dane

A Bird in the Hand

Legend tells how Grimsby got its name. Festival of the Sea has commissioned A Bird in the Hand Theatre to tell Grimsby’s story using stop-motion animation.

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The Humber’s Deep Past

Dr Sam Griffiths - CITIZAN

Grimsby has a rich and fascinating maritime history… but what about prehistory?

Festival of the Sea invites Dr Sam Griffiths from the Coastal and Intertidal Zone Archaeological Network (CITIZAN) to discuss the town’s prehistory and explore Grimsby’s and North East Lincolnshire’s deep connections to the sea.

From early humans to Bronze Age trackways, we have an equally rich record of heritage just waiting to be discovered.

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