Illuminate Harwich 2019

Harwich will be lit up for the Illuminate festival on Friday and Saturday, 29 and 30 November, with more light-based art set to dazzle the seaside town in 2019.

The Essex town, home to the Mayflower's captain Christopher Jones, has made Illuminate an annual event with a stunning procession taking centre stage in 2018.

This year's festival promises to be bigger and better than ever, with a torch-lit procession representing Captain Jones and his ship, part of the international launch event marking the start of the Mayflower 400 year.

Hosted by Steve Scruton and Ian Wyatt - best-known for Radio Airshow and their regular hosting of BBC Essex programmes - Illuminate Festival will include some incredible live entertainment with some unique acts, as well as immersive projections right across Harwich Quay and a sound-and-light show.

Central to the festival will be the Illuminate Parade on Friday, with crowds gathering from 5pm to assemble, before the procession through the old town at 5.45pm.

Saturday will have a more relaxed, festival feel with music hosted by Steve and Ian from 3pm, before the event kicks off with a bang at 4.15pm with a fireworks flight from the Fireflies – a firm favourite in the Clacton Airshow twilight display. Both nights will conclude at around 10pm.

For more information visit the Historic Harwich website or check out the Historic Harwich Facebook page.

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