Homeward Bound!


176 Ditchling Road, BRIGHTON, East Sussex, BN1 6JA
Homeward Bound! - Zachary on stage
  • Homeward Bound! - Zachary on stage
  • Homeward Bound! - a group of sailors
  • Homeward Bound! - sailor Zachary
  • Homeward Bound! - sailor Zachary
  • Homeward Bound! some recruitment sailors
  • Homeward Bound! Zachary singing sea chanty
  • Homeward Bound! Zachary on board with some recruits
  • Homeward Bound! and a barrel of rum!
  • Homeward Bound! lady with barrel of rum
  • Homeward Bound! sea chantries in church
  • Homeward Bound! Hove up!
  • Homeward Bound! Group of revellers joining with sea chanties
  • Homeward Bound! - South Australia bound
  • Homeward Bound! Zachary entertaining with sea chanties

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Homeward Bound is an hour long sea shanty learning experience where you get to dress up like sailors, don a fake tattoo (if you still need one!) sip an optional cockle warmer of rum and gather in the round and belt your primal hearts out to a genuine traditional fun and easy sailor work song taught to you by our highly spirited Cappin Zack Mckraken (Son of Sea Beast)!


Sailors weren't employed on account of the quality of their voices and so neither should you be...

Sea shanties were motivational work songs specifically wrote to keep sailors pullin and rowin in their various tasks. But perhaps more importantly they were sung to keep spirits high. 

The themes are often pretty simple ... girls, getting home or of course about the mighty grog (mainly rum!) 

Sometimes, however, the words can be politically incorrect and questionable to our modern ears, but they are preserved historically and with a dash of good humour to get a sense of history and culture by all that sing them to this day. 

If the new feature film FISHERMAN'S FRIENDS is anything to go by, about a modern Cornwall based shanty band, it shows that the old culture of singing seafaring songs is actually becoming more and more popular amongst the British isles.

Just get your best pals or work colleagues together, choose whether you want to belt it out on land at either our venue or yours. Or perhaps AT SEA on one of our ships (modern chartered fully insured motor boat). 

With a healthy dose of hearty gumption, our worldly experienced shanty leader will have you lettin off more steam than you thought you had inside of you, whilst passing on the century's old classics of the golden age of sail. Leaving you set for your day ahead with a warm heart, a great outfit that compliments every soul, and a unique and bonding experience you'll treasure forever. And with the help of an old school monochrome film camera a group portrait will be taken after on Mckraken's ole wartime Rolleiflex to seal the day!

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Season (1 Jan 2022 - 31 Dec 2022)

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