A Raft of Sponsors Announced for 2013 Dorset Seafood Festival

02 May 2013

Dorset Seafood Festival 2013, 13th & 14th July, has confirmed a raft of sponsors for this year’s event. Pommery Champagne retains the festival’s title sponsor status for the fourth year with an array of local and national companies also supporting the event. Weird Fish clothing, Piddle Brewery, Real World Services security, Seafish, ARA Wines will all be key sponsors in the largest FREE seafood street food festival in the UK. Media sponsors will also include the Dorset Echo, Dorset magazine, Resort Marketing and national publication Food & Travel magazine.  


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, b-side presents WRACK & DRIFT, a unique outdoor pop up event fusing film, sound and music. An almighty mash-up of the 1916 silent film classic “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea”, cult surf movies, animation, artist films and a live improvised soundtrack performed by DJ’s and musicians . The event will be sponsored by Weird Fish promises to be a night at the cinema like never before.


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 whist 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 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 to have attracted such a range of high profile local and national sponsors to this year’s event, without them the festival would not be possible. These sponsors allow us to constantly develop the festival’s offer and permit new elements to be added. Whilst enjoyment is at the heart of the Dorset Seafood Festival 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.

For more information about the event visit www.dorsetseafood.co.uk and for information on where to stay visit http://www.visitweymouth.co.uk/



Notes to the Editor

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

2.      Visit www.dorsetseafood.co.uk for videos and images from previous events.

3.      A Dorset Seafood Festival app is also available http://www.dorsetseafood.co.uk/pages.aspx/iPhone_App

Partner / Sponsor & Charity Information



b-side multimedia is an artist-led arts organisation based in Dorset. We commission artists to make new work revealing the marginal, sometimes forgotten and less commercial aspects of our coastal towns and communities. The work produced is often playful and sometimes provocative enabling audiences and artists alike to see our surroundings in a different light.



Piddle Brewery

The Piddle Brewery based in Piddlehinton, Dorset have been producing fine ales since 2007. Piddle, Jimmy Riddle and Silent Slasher as well as other seasonal and occasional brews can be found on draught and in bottles throughout Dorset and beyond. Have you had your Piddle today?




Real World Services

Real World Services Limited was formed in 1995 by the Managing Director Darron Garnett.  Based in Dorset the company provides Law and Specialist Security Consultants services including event stewarding, manned guarding, mobile patrol services, keyholding, process serving and private investigation.  It provides services locally, nationally and throughout the world and a regular provider of security services at the Dorset Seafood Festival event.





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.


SEAFEAST - The Dorset Seafood Festival raises funds for the Fishermen's Mission - the vital port of call for fishermen and their families.
Fishermen's Mission