Many congratulations to those who made the Harwich Festival such a wonderful set of events.

A particular highlight was on Friday afternoon, and anyone who was in St Nicholas’ Church would have had an amazing treat, with children from the local primary schools coming together to create a brilliant hour of music and song.

Some items were by individual school choirs, some by all the children singing together; and it was all presented by the wonderful Clare Leach of Harwich Sing.

At a time of tension and bad news, this was the antidote, and thank you so much to all those adults and children who gave us such an inspiring and enjoyable afternoon.

Laura Garnham