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Dorset Seafood Festival

PUBLISHED: 11:05 05 July 2013 | UPDATED: 10:00 10 July 2013

Dorset Seafood Festival

Dorset Seafood Festival

Pete Millson

Win a bottle of Pommery Champagne at this year the country’s largest free seafood festival, taking place in Weymouth

July is when Weymouth’s picturesque Old Harbour plays host to one of the most convivial events in the county’s calendar, the Dorset Seafood Festival (13 – 14 July). The event is now the largest FREE seafood festival in the UK and celebrates the sea and all its bounty. This year it’s not just about the delicious freshly cooked seafood, entertaining cookery demonstration by celebrity chefs such as Mark Hix, Mat Follas, John Wright, Lesley Waters, Russell Brown and from the southwest Matt Cook and Duncan Lucas, or enjoying a relaxing weekend drinking champagne at the Pommery harbour side bars. The 2013 Dorset Seafood Festival, in conjunction with b-side, (a Dorset-based arts festival) will be also be serving up a tantalising selection of atmospheric outdoor arts event on the Saturday from 7.30pm until 11pm for everyone to enjoy - free of charge.

‘Wrack & Drift’ is a unique outdoor pop-up event mixing film, sound and music. The hour long film, created by b-side, includes footage from the 1916 silent film classic 20,000 Leagues under the Sea, cult surf movies, animation and local artist films. The improvised soundtrack for the film is provided by live DJ’s and musicians including

awarding-winning Bristol-based musicians Eyebrow, Pete Judge and Paul Wigens.

The evening starts with a live DJ set by Ram Jam (7.30pm – 9.30pm) who will set the

tempo for early evening drinks with a seamless blend of new bossa, ragamuffin, dancehall, jazz, funk and soul, mixed-up live with ‘timeless giants’ such as Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, The Jam, Perry Como, Louis Armstrong, Radiohead and Adele, as you’ve never heard them before!The actual screening starts at 10pm next to the old Weymouth Pavilion car park. Sponsored by Weird Fish, the festival’s title sponsor Pommery Champagne will be serving chilled fizz throughout the event. Festival organiser, Brian Cooper said: “We recognise the importance of broadening the event’s offer and to increasing its appeal, so we are delighted to be able to extend the programme into the evening this year. The b-side pop-up event will allow visitors to enjoy the festival until the sun goes down.”

For more information and a full programme of events for the Dorset Seafood Festival weekend visit dorsetseafood.co.uk.

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COMPETITION

Win a bottle of Pommery Champagne

Dorset Magazine has teamed up with Dorset Seafood Festival to offer readers the chance to win one of 24 bottles of Champagne Pommery’s 20cl bottle POP on the Saturday night (13 July 2013) at the Festival.

To be in with a chance of winning a bottle, simply answer the following question:

Q: What world class sailing event was held in Weymouth and Portland last summer, from 29 July - 11 August?

Send your answer along with your full contact details including email

address to Dorset Magazine Seafood Festival Competition – DOR66SF, c/o Katie Tait, Archant House, Oriel Road, Cheltenham, GL50 1BB. Alternatively, you can email your answer and full contact details including email address, quoting code DOR66SF, to competitions@dorsetmagazine.co.uk. Competition closes at 3pm

on Thursday 11 July 2013.

Terms & Conditions

The winners will be the first 24 entries selected at random from all correct entries received. Winners will be emailed a voucher which they must present at the Champagne Pommery bar at the Dorset Seafood Festival, located within the car park area of the old Weymouth Pavilion (see dorsetseafood.co.uk for exact location). Prize can only be redeemed on Saturday evening (13 July 2013) after 7.30pm. No cash alternative. No purchase necessary. Entrants must be 18 years or older. Only one entry per person. Employees and relatives of Archant, the prize providing company or any associated companies are not eligible to enter. Entries that are illegible, received after the closing date or that are not in accordance with all terms and conditions will be disqualified. The winner must be willing to take part in post-event publicity if necessary. The decision of the editor is final and no correspondence will be entered into. In the event of the advertised prize being unavailable for whatever reason Archant is not responsible and is not required to offer a prize of equal or greater value. UK entries only. Full Archant terms and conditions can be found on the Dorset magazine website dorsetmagazine.co.uk.

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