Anchors Aweigh! // Ben Waddington

Wed 8th May // 6pm // 100mins

Meet: outside Hall of Memory, Centenary Square, Broad St B1 2HF

‘Anchors Aweigh!’ charts a meandering course through the backwaters, coves and inlets of Birmingham-on-Sea, sifting through the flotsam and jetsam of the city’s various nautical connections. Our famously landlocked city has never-the-less celebrated aquatic legends of ancient and modern history, formed nautical clubs, sailed single-handedly round the world, created precision maritime instruments and adopted the emblem of the mermaid for its university and the anchor for its assaying office. Discover your Birmingham sea legs on this 90 minute walk with Ben Waddington, washing up at the Anchor Inn, Digbeth where we will trade unlikely scar-yarns and splice the mainbrace with the rum ration.

  • Comfortable footwear and weather-appropriate clothing essential.

  • Accessible route

  • Anchors Aweigh! first set sail during Flatpack Festival in 2014.