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Wells Pirate Festival

Wells Pirate Festival

A three day Pirate festival with fun events and activities for all the family in Wells next the Sea

Dates Fri 13th September to Sun 15th September 2013
Location Wells next the Sea
Website www.wellspiratefestival.co.uk
Email ben@wellsmaltings.org.uk

Calling all shipmates, smugglers and salty dogs! Following last years rum soaked success Wells next the Sea celebrates its third Pirate festival this September. Don your best pirate garb and enjoy pirate-themed events and activities for the whole family - swashbuckling fun is guaranteed.

Events include:
2.30pm Launch of the Pirate Festival at the Albatros, Wells Quay
7.30pm - SMUGGLERS BALL at the Maltings Hall (Pirate fish and chip feast, rum cocktails, Pirate games and awesome pirate band Headspace!) SOLD OUT!!!!

Storytelling and fun for kids on the Buttlands
Puppet shows, pirate workshops, pirate market, Blackbeards bad bingo in the Maltings
Pirate bands and dancers
Boat trips to pirate island, pirate fete and sea shanties on the quay

Visit www.wellspiratefestival.co.uk for latest details

Proceeds from the Pirate festival go towards the Wells Maltings project, which aims to restore and transform the Maltings building in Wells next the Sea into a vibrant cultural hub for our commuinty to enjoy for the next hundred years and beyond.

Wells Pirate Festival should prepare you well for International Talk Like a Pirate Day which takes place in September. Here are a few basics to get you started

Ahoy! - "Hello!"

Avast! - Stop and give attention. It can be used in a sense of surprise, "Whoa! Get a load of that!" which today makes it more of a "Check it out" or "No way!" or "Get off!"

Aye! - "Why yes, I agree most heartily with everything you just said or did."

Aye aye! - "I'll get right on that sir, as soon as my break is over."

Arrr! - This one is often confused with arrrgh, which is of course the sound you make when you sit on a belaying pin. "Arrr!" can mean, variously, "yes," "I agree," "I'm happy," "I'm enjoying this beer," "My team is going to win it all," "I saw that television show, it sucked!" and "That was a clever remark you or I just made." And those are just a few of the myriad possibilities of Arrr!

Release your inner Jack Sparrow! See you there...