Home of the Sheringham Shantymen

Available for hire @ http://www.oddfellowshall.co.uk/

This is the home of the Sheringham Shantymen. We practice here every Thursday evening from 8.15 pm to 9.30 pm and the public are welcome to attend.

The Hall is a stunning place to hold meetings and functions venue in the heart of Sheringham. Winner of three architectural awards, this 140 year old, brick and flint former lifeboat house was sympathetically rebuilt and restored in 2007 and is currently managed by The Sheringham Shantymen on a totally voluntary basis, on behalf of the community. The name, Oddfellows Hall, reflects a long and continuing relationship between the town of Sheringham and the Manchester Unity Independent Order of Oddfellows, a charitable institution that has provided financial support to the Sheringham RNLI Lifeboat Station for over a Century.

The new Oddfellows Hall features an impressive timber framed glass and steel entrance in the shape of the prow of a lifeboat. The Hall, all parts of which are accessible for wheelchair users, is available for hire to any person, organisation or company and offers the following features:

  • Ground floor, 70 sq m hall
  • First floor 63 sq m mezzanine; stairs, landing and upstairs room all carpeted
  • Kitchen with all cutlery, cups, saucers, plates etc
  • Toilet
  • Limited private parking for hall hirers
  • Ample local public parking nearby
  • Exclusive use of whole building when hiring
  • Restaurants and Pubs within walking distance
  • Seafront access 20 metres
  • Wifi
  • Inspiring architecture
  • Central heating

The hall is available seven days a week for hire and can be used as a venue for:

  • Conferences
  • Concerts & shows
  • Corporate Training
  • Educational study
  • Art Exhibitions
  • Public Meetings
  • Board meetings
  • Trade shows
  • Private functions

… as well as many other uses: just ask!

The Purpose of Life

Imagine, as I start this rhyme, That there is neither space nor time,

And then, for better or for worse, Something begins the universe.

The Big bang happened loud and then, There passed nine billion years, or ten,

Stars formed and galaxies, and then the birth Of this small planet we call earth.

Somewhere beneath the murky ocean , A few cells seemed to get the notion

That they could be like man and wife , And, having fun created life.

The evolution, without pause Brought mammoths, after dinosaurs,

And frogs and apes – at last came man ,For that is how our race began.

And what was all this progress for? That took ten billion years or more?

Creation reached its climax when;

Evolved – THE SHERINGHAM SHANTYMEN!

Author: Peter Page circa 2001

Featured Gigs

We have some great gigs lined up, see them below. Alternatively, you can see all our gigs

19 May 2019 @ 11:30

Lobster Pub ~ Beer Garden

8 Aug 2019 @ 18:30

Sheringham Lifeboat Plain

11 Aug 2019 @ 12:00

Sheringham Lifeboat Station

17 Oct 2019 @ 18:30

Cromer Pier Pavilion Theatre

21 Mar 2020 @ 19:30

St Georges Theatre, Great Yarmouth

23 May 2020 @ 18:30

Sheringham Little Theatre

29 May 2020 @ 11:30

Yarmouth ~ Isle of Wight

11 Jun 2020 @ 23:00

Falmouth International Sea Shanty Festival ~ weekend 12th 13th & 14th June

11 Jul 2020 @ 18:30

Princess Theatre ~ Hunstanton

1 Nov 2020 @ 19:30

Cromer Pier Pavilion Theatre

14 Nov 2021 @ 12:00

Cromer Pier Pavilion Theatre

Interested in hearing some of our music?

Music player courtesy of Spotify