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20th and 21st of June 2015

Pirate Party 2015

Fun for everyone

Conwy Pirate

Conwy Pirate Weekend 2015

Ahoy there!

You be invited t’ enjoy a swashbucklin’ weekend o’ Entertainment in Conwy, North Wales. You land lubbers will enjoy t’ entertainment at this year’s event.

When ? 20th & 21st June 2015

Where ? Conwy Quayside, Conwy Town, North Wales

Who ? All o’ you!

What ? Buccaneers, Scallywags & Salty Sea Dogs

How ? T’ event be free t’ attend but any donated doubloons be welcome.

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Saturday 20th June 2015 Events List

Captain Jackdaw’s Stage

  • 10am - Official opening at the Captain Jackdaw’s Stage
  • 11am - Captain Gatling Magic Show
  • 12 noon - Pyrate Circus
  • 12.30pm - Port Sunlight Sea Dogs (Sea Shanties)
  • 2pm - Captain Gatling Magic Show
  • 2.45pm - Port Sunlight Sea Dogs (Sea Shanties)
  • 3.15pm - Pyrate Circus
  • 3.45pm - Best Dressed Competition Judging
  • 4pm - Pirate Flag Parade (Starts outside the Liverpool Arms)
  • 5pm - Port Sunlight Sea Dogs (Sea Shanties) & more….
  • 6pm - Outdoor showing of your favourite Pirate film. (Bring your own picnic blanket)

Quayside

  • 10.30am - Cannon Fire Demonstration with Hearts of Oak
  • 1pm - Knight Shop Barrel Carrying Race
  • 6pm - Cannon Fire Demonstration with Hearts of Oak

QUAYSIDE CINEMA
Join us Saturday night only for a viewing of one of the best Pirate films ever made. The viewing will take place on the Band stand next to the Liverpool Arms Pub from 6pm (after the cannon fire). Bring a picnic blanket and we’ll bring the popcorn. Free viewing. Popcorn at a charge. Movie rating PG-12. Sponsored by TAPE Community Music & Film & HTC Entertainment & Events.

PIRATE CAMP

We can announce Hearts of Oak re-enactment will be bringing along their authentic camp and very loud cannon. Hearts of Oak are a historical re-enactment group portraying maritime history from the golden age of piracy to King George’s Navy and the time of Nelson and the Jack Tars. Visit their authentic camp on the Quayside.

YE SCHOOL FOR YE PYRATES

Ye School for Ye Pyrates is run by Ding-Dong-Dan, who tells tales of pirates and gets ‘trainees’ to learn cutlass drill (with foam cutlasses), sing shanties and dance a hornpipe before signing ‘Ye Articles’. This can be found on the Quayside next to Conwy Mussels. It is on a first come first served basis at the following times: 11am, 12 noon & 3pm each day. Each class is limited and lasts 20-30mins. Places can not be booked so please get there early to avoid disappointment.

THE KINGS EXECUTIONER

He is known as the Kings Executioner. He tells tales of crime, punishment, torture and execution. Including stories about evil deeds. He has lots of props to demonstrate these. He also has pirate boarding weapons and talks about these. If you like Horrible histories you’ll enjoy this!

PORT SUNLIGHT SEA DOGS

Port Sunlight Sea Dogs, performers of traditional rants and roars about the seafaring life. When not smuggling and pirating along the River Mersey, John, Arthur, Dennis, John, Mal and Phil sing shanties and songs of the sea. All have been performing in folk clubs, choirs and amateur operatics for many years. Their roots in traditional folk music, Irish music and Liverpool’s proud Maritime, Folk and Merseybeat roots, are all stirred up with a big panful of Scouse humour. They sing sea shanties and other songs of the sea at maritime events and historical venues to celebrate Britain’s maritime history. They are regular performers at the magnificent Merseyside Maritime Museum and at the fantastic Floral Pavilion, New Brighton.

Due to the nature of the event the times above where possible will be kept to but may be subject to change at a moments notice.

Sunday 21st June 2015 Events List

Captain Jackdaw’s Stage

  • 10am - Event opens with a performance from Conwy Reflections
  • 11am - Captain Gatling Magic Show
  • 12 noon - Pyrate Circus
  • 12.30pm - Port Sunlight Sea Dogs (Sea Shanties)
  • 2pm - Captain Gatling Magic Show
  • 2.45pm - Port Sunlight Sea Dogs (Sea Shanties)
  • 3.15pm - Pyrate Circus
  • 3.45pm - Best Dressed Competition Judging
  • 4pm - Pirate Flag Parade (Starts outside the Liverpool Arms)

Quayside

  • 10.30am - Cannon Fire Demonstration with Hearts of Oak
  • 1pm - Knight Shop Barrel Carrying Race
  • 5pm - Cannon Fire Demonstration with Hearts of Oak to close the event.

PIRATE CAMP

We can announce Hearts of Oak re-enactment will be bringing along their authentic camp and very loud cannon. Hearts of Oak are a historical re-enactment group portraying maritime history from the golden age of piracy to King George’s Navy and the time of Nelson and the Jack Tars. Visit their authentic camp on the Quayside.

YE SCHOOL FOR YE PYRATES

Ye School for Ye Pyrates is run by Ding-Dong-Dan, who tells tales of pirates and gets ‘trainees’ to learn cutlass drill (with foam cutlasses), sing shanties and dance a hornpipe before signing ‘Ye Articles’. This can be found on the Quayside next to Conwy Mussels. It is on a first come first served basis at the following times: 11am, 12 noon & 3pm each day. Each class is limited and lasts 20-30mins. Places can not be booked so please get there early to avoid disappointment.

THE KINGS EXECUTIONER

He is known as the kings executioner. He tells tales of crime, punishment, torture and execution. Including stories about evil deeds. He has lots of props to demonstrate these. He also has pirate boarding weapons and talks about these. If you like Horrible histories you’ll enjoy this!

PORT SUNLIGHT SEA DOGS

Port Sunlight Sea Dogs, performers of traditional rants and roars about the seafaring life. When not smuggling and pirating along the River Mersey, John, Arthur, Dennis, John, Mal and Phil sing shanties and songs of the sea. All have been performing in folk clubs, choirs and amateur operatics for many years. Their roots in traditional folk music, Irish music and Liverpool’s proud Maritime, Folk and Merseybeat roots, are all stirred up with a big panful of Scouse humour. They sing sea shanties and other songs of the sea at maritime events and historical venues to celebrate Britain’s maritime history. They are regular performers at the magnificent Merseyside Maritime Museum and at the fantastic Floral Pavilion, New Brighton.

Due to the nature of the event the times above where possible will be kept to but may be subject to change at a moments notice.

Conwy Pirate Find Us Map

Tourist Information

Conwy Harbour

Conwy Castle

Traveling By Bus

Please click here to search for Bus timetables in Conwy County.

Traveling By Train

Conwy Town has its own train station indicated on the map above. If approaching from Chester you may find the train doesn’t go to Conwy station.

The nearest station it will go to is Llandudno junction also indicated on the above map.

Traveling By Car

Leave the A55 at junction 18, take the A546 exit to Conwy/A547 Deganwy. Go straight on at the first round about. Then take the first exit on the following round about for Conway Road/A547. Proceed over the bridge into Conwy Town. Conwy is a medieval town enclosed by a great wall, one of the best examples of a walled town left in Europe so parking is a bit restricted. There are a couple of small short stay car parks within the walls but you are better off heading for the big long stay car park (it’s cheaper!) just outside the walls.

Most people drive into conwy across the bridge in front of the castle. When you come to the little roundabout directly in front of the castle turn left (alongside the castle) and follow the road round until you come to the entrance to the car park on you r right, I know it seems a long way from the town but it isn’t; there’s a neat shortcut under the railway and directly into the town through the ancient Mill Gate.

There is also parking just outside the Town Walls on the opposite side of the town at the Town Ditch carpark; adjacent to the town walls and at Bodlondeb (the local Council Offices which are closed at the weekend) a little further from the town but within easy walking distance of events on the quay.