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Shanty Singing Workshop & performance

  • RNLI West Quay Newhaven, England, BN9 9BX United Kingdom (map)

With Emily Longhurst - Maximum tickets - 50

 11am – 1pm followed by an afternoon performance of singing and stories of smugglers and Newhaven characters.

Tickets £5 - https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/shanty-singing-workshop-tickets-65437518379

Shanties are wonderful, rousing songs with a long tradition and history. They have come from many different lands and have travelled all around the world with the sailors who sang them. They are a joy to sing, uplifting, moving, raucous, tender, full of power and love and the passions of life at sea.

 Emily has been learning, singing and teaching shanties and songs of the sea for a number of years and cannot get enough of the exhiliration and joy of singing a good shanty! 

 Come and joing her for an uplifting session of singing right next to our river.

The feeling of a natural high is created in part by the release of a group of feel good chemicals called endocannabinoids. We make them naturally in our bodies.

 What activities produce endocannabinoids?

 30 mins of cycling - endocannabinoid levels increased by 19%

30 mins of dancing - endocannabinoid levels increased by 21%

30 mins of singing - endocannabinoid levels increased by 42% and was also linked with a general sustained improvement in mood.

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