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Watch Poldark ship sail into Liverpool ahead of Pirate Festival on the Dock

7 years ago

By The Guide Liverpool

Watch Poldark ship sail into Liverpool ahead of Pirate Festival on the Dock

It’s all looking ship shape for Pirate Festival on the Dock taking place this weekend as Tall ship, Phoenix arrives in Liverpool.


Made famous for her appearance in the hit BBC TV show, Poldark – Phoenix sailed in to the Albert Dock Liverpool to take part in this year’s free, family swashbuckling spectacular, Pirate Festival on the Dock (September 10-11), giving visitors the chance to get up, close and personal with this true star of the silver screen.

The beautiful, two-mast Brig, who has also appeared in the likes of Doctor Who, Outlander, and Taboo, starring Tom Hardy, will form the centrepiece of a dramatic live pirate battle under sail in the centre of Albert Dock, that will include Tall ship Glaciere, ear-piercing cannon-fire, and a cast of crew, actors and stuntmen, some who have worked on Game of Thrones, Pirates of the Caribbean, and the Harry Potter movies.

The thrilling action will be interwoven with local folklore and the fascinating heritage of the Liverpool privateers who once plundered the seven seas.

Part of the Albert Dock Liverpool 175 strategy, Pirate Festival on the Dock will also feature theatrical swordfights, captivating storytelling, the new Pirates and Mermaid Parade, and a talent show hosted by icon of children’s TV, Dave Benson Phillips, of Get Your Own Back fame!

Clare Rawlinson, marketing manager, said: “It’s all hands on deck as we prepare to welcome the beautiful Tall ship Phoenix for this year’s explosive Pirate Festival on the Dock. To have such an iconic ship take part in the event is a real coup and it will be a visual treat to see her in the centre of Albert Dock. It’s definitely a moment not-to-be-missed!

“We promise visitors two days of storytelling, stunts, and fun and games with the one and only Dave Benson Phillips. And we want to see as many people as possible dressed in their best pirate and mermaid costume for the parade.”

We sent Clare Simmo to the Albert Dock to find out more, check out her video and more info on what’s on Pirate Festival on the Dock here.



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