The Seafarers’ Festival presents a special focus on
‘Errol Flynn the Seafarer’
The annual Seafarers’ Festival will celebrate the swashbuckling career of Errol Flynn in a jammed packed day on Sunday 27 October at the Bellerive Boardwalk.
Errol Flynn is much loved by Tasmanians for his work on the silver screen but he is not often recognised for his achievements as a seafarer. In his youth Errol Flynn was an avid sea goer with his father Theodore and in his early adult life he sailed to New Guinea aboard his beautiful yacht Sirocco. There he managed a tobacco plantation and a copper mine amongst other things before forging his career as an actor of wide renown.
The Sirocco, which has hosted many famous names in the heyday of Hollywood and has been a regular sight at top Mediterranean venues for decades, will be a centrepiece at this year’s Seafarers’ Festival. To read more about the Sirocco click here.
Supporting the glittering Hollywood theme, MC Ryk Goddard will bring all the elements of stage and water activities together with the panache of a Hollywood movie star. The cast from Big Monkey will present extracts from their performance of Robin Hood, there will be roving crusty pirates, and the University of Tasmania Fencing Society will present swashbuckling demonstrations.
There’s also a new water-sideshow-alley with the popular ‘dunk the pirate’, Fishcare fishing, ‘Fling a Fish’ and for the first time you can walk on water inside a fabulous water ball.
With over 40 stalls around the site you’ll find maritime and historic information intermingles with fine food stalls, a Moo Brew bar and a great stage program of music, dance and theatre. The Bellerive Yacht Club will hold a Bosuns Locker Sale and the promenade will be buzzing with a range of fine arts and craft stalls.
This year the popular Betta Milk Raft Challenge will be judged by special guests and Frank and Nikki and there will be great opportunities for Festival goers to get out on the water aboard the Lady Nelson or the Huon Paddle Boats.
A full program will be available at the Clarence City Council website soon so please check www.ccc.tas.gov.au/seafarers for more information over coming days!
WHAT: Seafarers’ Festival
WHEN: Sunday 27 October from 10.30am to 4pm
WHO: The glamorous Ryk Goddard
The alluring Big Monkey theatre troupe
The daring Frank and Nikki
The simply stunning Sirocco
For further information contact the events team on 6245 8638 or email@example.com
— tassie devil