VISITORS to this year's Dorset Seafood Festival, on 13th and 14th July, will enjoy an extended and diverse programme of events, including an outdoor pop-up screening of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea with live DJ and musicians providing the 'musical score' for the film.
The event has grown over the last five years to become the largest free seafood festival in the UK and is one of the most successful events in Dorset. For the first time the programme will continue into the evening with the help of b-side, Weymouth & Portland's multi-media arts festival, providing the pop-up cinema event, which will be sponsored by Weird Fish. For the third year running Pommery Champagne is confirmed as the festival's title sponsor. The Fishermen's Mission is the chosen beneficiary of money raised from this year's festival.
There will be more than 80 stalls creating a street food festival where seafood is freshly prepared in a variety of dishes. Chefs demonstrating during the weekend will include Mark Hix, Mat Follas, John Wright, Lesley Waters, Russell Brown and master baker Richard Bertinet.