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Friday, 12 September 2014

FISHSTOCK 2014 IS ON TOMORROW!



The Multi-Award Winning Seafood & Music Festival “Fishstock Brixham” ® will be back in Torbay this Saturday 13th September. New sponsors for this year, Morrisons are pleased to join event supporting fish firms Brixham Trawler Agents, Coombe Fisheries, Falfish, Interfish, Ocean Fish and Paramount21, along with solicitors Kitsons and insurance brokers Maritime International Solutions, in helping the team at Fishstock Brixham to put on an even bigger and better show this year, all in support of the Fishermen’s Mission. The event is also very grateful to Torbay Harbour Authority & Council for allowing the use of the Fish Market and Quays for this public event.

Fishstock Brixham 2014 is a public, licensed fund-raising event, exclusively for the Fishermen’s Mission. Since the first Fishstock Brixham was held in September 2008 £43,000 has been raised and donated to the Fishermen’s Mission. All surplus of income over expenditure is donated. 

The event is a one-day celebration of seafood, fishing & maritime heritage with public displays of fresh fish, fish fileting & preparation, seafood cookery demonstrations, food and drink sales, music and dance entertainment, artists, artisans and activities for children.

Children of all ages can enjoy learning seafood preparation and cookery in the “Food is Fun” classroom kitchen marquee, sponsored as part of the “Morrisons Fisheries & Education Zone”. Classes will be led by tutors from the Catering & Hospitality Unit kitchens of South Devon College.

Seafood aficionados will be enthralled by chefs on the 2 “Food is Fun” Theatre Kitchen Stages. This year’s demonstrations will feature Simon Hulstone from the Elephant, Richard Jenkins from the Globe Topsham, Andy Sewell from the Quayside, David Jones of Manna from Devon, David Galpin from S D College plus Graham from the Old Market House, Phil from the Quayside and Felicity of Brilliant Fish. Duncan & Sue Lucas will perform fishy knife-craft skills on stage with Terry Martin from M&J Seafoods. Their wet-fish displays demonstrate they are “Passionate about Fish”.

Kitsons are once again proud to be sponsoring the Brixham Chefs Piazza, where this year the focus will be on delicious Cajun Fishcakes donated by S Devon firm “Paramount21”. These home-cooking specialists will also prepare Mackerel donated by Interfish, Plymouth in Baps donated by Morrisons. There will be also delicious scallops & chorizo, with grateful thanks to Falfish and Coombe Fisheries, who also sponsor our musicians sound stages. The Brixham Chefs, led by Ron Campion and Janice Cooke will man this kitchen until supplies run out, with all proceeds for the Fishermen’s Mission! There will be boats alongside to tour, including the Barentszee (modern Beam Trawler) fresh out of refit and heritage trawlers Vigilance and Pilgrim (as toured in Brixham by their Royal Highnesses, Charles & Camilla in July 2013. Coming alongside for public tours will be RNLB “Alec & Christina Dykes”. This year the event that celebrates great fish & seafood with fabulous music on 2 stages boasts a fabulous music line-up with Torbay’s “These Reigning Days” headlining the Coombe Fisheries main stage at 2150 for a spectacular finale.

They will be well-supported with a full line-up of talented local and regional rock and pop bands. To open the show will be “Jumping Out Jazz” from Cornwall. We will then introduce the Brixham crowd to the “FishWives Choir”, the fishing industry’s answer to Gareth Malone’s Military Wives. These lovely ladies, many of whom are widows of fishermen, raise awareness of and funds for the Fishermen’s Mission. The ladies are followed by “Gravity Storm”, “Dodgey Practice”, “Pete Canter’s Light Flight”, “Classic Gold”, “The Clock Surgeons”, sounds of Rod Stewart with “Gasoline Alley”,pre-teen idols “Hysteria”, then Brixham boys “M.I.U.”

60s rockers “Duke Johnson & the Scorchers” will get the crowd jumping ready for the fabulous finale with , “These Reigning Days”, fresh back from Vladivostok and soon to launch their debut album “Opera of Love”.


FOOD IS FUN KITCHEN ONE: LIVE THEATRE DEMONSTRATIONS

1000 – 1130         GRAHAM FROM OLD MARKET HOUSE, BRIXHAM:
                     MASTERCLASS WITH MONK

1130 – 1230         SIMON FROM THE ELEPHANT TORQUAY:
                     MASTERCLASS

1230 – 1330         RICHARD FROM THE GLOBE TOPSHAM:
                     MASTERCLASS

1330 – 1430         ANDY FROM THE QUAYSIDE BRIXHAM:             
 MASTERCLASS
                                         
1430 – 1530         RICHARD WITH DAVID JONES:
READY STEADY COOK

1530 – 1630         ANDY & PHIL:
GENERATION GAME

1630 – 1730         FELICITY & FRIENDS:
BRILLIANT INKY FISH


FOOD IS FUN KITCHEN TWO: LIVE THEATRE DEMONSTRATIONS

1000 – 1130         DUNCAN, SUE & GUESTS
                     PASSIONATE ABOUT FISH:
Fish-Knife Craft

1130 – 1230         FELICITY & FRIENDS:
                           BRILLIANT INKY FISH

1230 – 1330         DAVID GALPIN & DAVID JONES:
                            READY STEADY COOK

1330 – 1430         DUNCAN, SUE & GUESTS:
                            PASSIONATE ABOUT FISH
                            Fish-Knife Craft

1430 – 1530         S D COLLEGE
                           Demonstration cooking

1530 – 1630         S D COLLEGE
                           Demonstration cooking

1630 -- 1730        S D COLLEGE
                           Demonstration cooking

Festival music

Sponsored by Coombe Fisheries: The Main Stage &
Dance Floor:    

1100 - 1145:      Jumping Out Jazz
1145 - 1215:      Introducing: The FishWives Choir
1215 - 1300:      Gravity Storm
1300 - 1315:      ZumbaRach (Floor Performance)
1315 - 1400:      Dodgey Practice
1400 - 1430:      Brixham Bellywood Belles (Floor)
1430 - 1515:      Pete Canter’s Light Flight
1515 - 1530:      Project Performers Little Mermaids (Floor)
1530 - 1615:      Classic Gold
1615 - 1630:     
1630 - 1715:      The Clock Surgeons
1715 - 1730:      Brixham Bellywood Belles (Floor)
1730 - 1815:      Gasoline Alley
1815 - 1830:     
1830 - 1915:      Hysteria
1915 - 1930:      ZumbaRach (Floor)
1930 - 2015:      M.I.U.       
2030 - 2130:      Duke Johnson & the Scorchers
2150 - CLOSE: These Reigning Days


Sponsored by Falfish: The Acoustic Stage:
1100 - 1140:       Southern Comfort
1155 - 1235:       Swashbuckle
1250 - 1330:       Ian Hunt (Solo)
1345 - 1425:       Torbay Ukulele Band 


New this year!

FISHLIT@Fishstock

By Michelle Heatley:

If you love sea-food, great music head down to Fishstock the award winning festival of all things Fishy at Brixham’s Fish Market on Saturday 13 September.
 This year sees the launch of FishLit@Fishstock an exciting new Brixham based literature festival. At this first event you will be able to ‘Meet the Authors’.
There will be best-selling author Kate Furnivall signing her latest novel Far Side of the Sun,
Linda Mitchelmore will be there with her highly acclaimed novels To Turn Full Circle and Emma: No Turning Back
and well known Brixham writer Anne Goring will be signing her wonderful historical novels.   Children attending the event can meet Drifter and Scully
and also discover the Little Fishing Boats of Brixham with Karl Gale.
Debut novelist Michelle Heatley will be signing her novel Fish Soup