The Brixham Pirates bring in a new crew to run their ship

Brixham Pirate Festival organizers have issued an urgent call for a new team to take the festival forward into the future. Last month’s event drew thousands to Brixham and was the biggest pirate festival to date.

Live music, cannon fire and skirmishes drew crowds to the city for the first festival since 2019, with the past two years falling victim to Covid regulations. But now the team behind the event says the time has come to bring a new crew on board.

“To tell you the truth, we’re exhausted,” festival spokeswoman Alison Kirby said. “It’s a great team, and we’ve all worked well together since the festival started seven years ago, but we think it’s time for new, younger people to take over.

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“We’re all a few years older than when we started, and it’s time for new people with new ideas. It’s time to rethink everything.”

A meeting at the Brixham Conservative Club on June 7 at 7 p.m. will be held to welcome new members, with the promise that they will not be in sole charge of the ship. “We’re not abandoning ship immediately,” Alison said.

“New hires will learn the ropes and we’ll share everything we’ve learned. It’s a call to arms, looking for people with the courage to nail their colors to the mast.

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