Dorset Seafood Festival Announces Dorset Echo as Media Partner

05 March 2013

The Dorset Echo is announced as one of the main media partners of this year’s Dorset Seafood Festival, 13th & 14th July.  The event will take over the picturesque setting of Weymouth Harbour for the sixth year to deliver the UK’s largest free seafood street food festival. The Dorset Echo will play an important role in driving awareness for the event across it vast news platforms. As a celebration of the sea and all its bounty the event will once again be supported by title sponsor Pommery Champagne for the third consecutive year. Taking place over two days the Dorset Seafood Festival brings together celebrity and local chefs, over 80 stalls serving freshly cooked seafood dishes and, for the first time this year, a collaborative pop-up cinema event of 20,000 Leagues under the Sea with DJ and musicians providing the film’s soundtrack.


Weymouth Harbour provides the perfect setting for the Dorset Seafood Festival; Pommery Champagne corks are ready to pop again across pavement bars overlooking one of the UKs few working harbours. Visitors will enjoy freshly shucked oysters whilst the aroma of seafood being cooked around the harbour fills the air. Joining the conviviality will be local chefs Mark Hix, Mat Follas, John Wright, Lesley Waters, Russell Brown and from the South West Richard Bertinet, Matt Cook and Duncan Lucas. These well known chefs will be demonstrating some of their favourite fish dishes on the festival’s famous demonstration stages.


“We are delighted that the Dorset Echo will once again be one of the main media partners of the Dorset Seafood Festival. We are very appreciative of the coverage and awareness that they deliver for this increasingly popular event. We are looking forward to delivering a more extended and diverse programme this year, only made possible with the support of our sponsors; Pommery Champagne, Weird Fish clothing, Roasting Plank and Cono Sur Wines. Whilst enjoyment is at the heart of the event we also are committed to raising much needed funds for our chosen charity The Fishermen’s Mission. From last year’s event we were able to donate £12,539.60 to the charity,” commented Brian Cooper Dorset Seafood Festival committee member.

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Notes to the Editor

1.      News release supplied by Tandem  Marketing; for more information please contact Lisa Worthington 01305 458414 or 07889 403185

2.      Visit for videos and images from previous events.

3.      A Dorset Seafood Festival app is also available

Partner / Sponsor & Charity Information


The Fishermen’s Mission

The Fishermen’s Mission is the only fishermen’s charity that provides emergency support alongside practical and emotional care. It helps all fishermen, active or retired, and their families. It does this by:

  • Offering immediate assistance, day or night, to the families of fishermen who have been killed or seriously injured
  • Looking after the survivors of fishing boat accidents· Helping injured or ill fishermen to find medical help· Finding emergency housing and food if necessary
  • Supporting fishermen’s families in the case of illness, distress or financial difficulties·
  • Alleviating loneliness by visiting retired fishermen and their families at home or in hospital
  • Offering welfare and support to overseas fishermen, working in the UK fishing industry, especially those who have to live onboard boats· Providing Christian pastoral and practical help, including problems with debt, sickness, bereavement, family difficulties, debt and addiction problems.



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