The Suffolk Coast

The Spirit of Beowulf Community Festival

A free Community Festival celebrating the links between the epic poem of Beowulf and the treasures found in the Royal Burial site at Sutton Hoo

The Spirit of Beowulf is the Mayor's gift to Woodbridge to celebrate the end of her mayoral year. It is a free Community festival over five days, from May 3rd - 7th on the banks of the River Deben and through the town .

The following words are by John McCarthy ( author and journalist ) who has kindly written the forward for the festival program.

Woodbridge, it could be argued is a fitting location for a Beowulf festival. Raiders from the North , feats of daring and Kingly burials are part of our local folklore. Romans, Anglo Saxons and Vikings have all tested their courage against these East Suffolk elements.The Spirit of Beowulf Festival is another opportunity to demonstrate the sense of culture and community that is so important to the town and its river. Coming together, celebrating our sense of history and values, is what Woodbridge does so well. After all, from nearby Sutton Hoo, to the boatyards the Tide Mill and the River Deben, the town has so much to be proud of.Alongside its poetry and music of the past, the Beowulf festival is also a celebration of the future. The refurbished quayside and community shed, for example, allow people to gather and enjoy new perspective on the river, giving Woodbridge a vibrant local venue for this festival and many more to come .

Event name:
The Spirit of Beowulf Community Festival
Price:
Free Entry
Contact:
Opening Hours:
One off