Downderry. 29 Jun 2013 , 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Organization: Our World Is Blue
On Saturday 29th June 2013, we will be celebrating our coastline and oceans with an exciting new event – Downderry and Seaton Ocean Day – featuring various activities, groups, things to see, do and get involved with for ALL ages!
Presented by Our World Is Blue, the Ocean Day is a gathering of like minded groups and community wanting to celebrate our most important resource, right on our doorstep – The Sea.
Originally organised as a small photo exhibition, the idea has gathered momentum and, with the help and support of friends, local community, groups and organizations, we’re set for an activity packed day – no matter what the weather. The village hall is very close to the beach, which has allowed us to organise activities both indoors and out (see list). Click on event title for full details.
The exhibition started with and includes the ‘South East Cornwall from The Sea’ collection from www.mrbphoto.co.uk, but has turned into a collaboration of locally based ocean art and photography. St Nicholas Pre School will also be providing a piece for display. More details will be listed on www.ourworldisblue.com/oceanday.
Other activities and features confirmed so far:
-Have fun whilst learning about our coastline and the oceans with the Plymouth National Marine Aquarium’s outreach stand and sea creature slime bath.
-A special one-off ocean-themed craft session with popular local group Craft Kitchen.
-Get involved in a beach clean with a difference – turn the rubbish that you find washed up on our shores into a work of art with a sculpture session run by Rame Peninsula Beach Care. – To take place at 2pm at Seaton Beach, rubbish will be transported back to Downderry Village Hall WMC for sculpture session.
-Learn about sustainable, local fishing – see what fish is available from our local fishermen off our shores.
-Films, images and information from various conservation groups including: Cape Farewell, Environment Agency, Our World Is Blue and the Marine Biological Association.
-Finish the day with a Film Night, where we will be screening The Wrecking Season – a great way to meet up with friends and like-minded people!
Tea, coffee, cakes served all day.
Come along, get involved, learn about our coastline, but most of all have fun!
More detailed information about the event, including event times, additional activities still to be confirmed, and film screening, can be found at:
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