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World Ocean Day – Before It’s Too Late!

8 June, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm BST

An evening of magical tales, sea shanties, octopus stories and show-stopping entertainment, an exhibition of artwork by local schools and artists, and drop-in workshops that explore the science of the sea.

The evening performance starts at 7 pm and kicks off with dance from Kings Youth Theatre who will present pieces from their ‘SOS: Save Our Seas’ show.

Author Becci Louise will be reading extracts from her book ‘Octopus Medicine’, a book of verse-poems that tell of an octopus who dreams of stars (and gets caught by a fisherman!).

Stacey Tonkin from Bristol Aquarium will be sharing incredible stories from her experience of caring for a Giant Pacific Octopus.

A screening of RUSH a short film that explores the life and philosophy of Oly Rush, who ditched his 9-5 job for beach cleans and record-breaking swims.

Plus The Powder Monkeys singing sea shanties featuring the voices of Jackson Batchelor, Pat Howe, Hannah Prowse, Diggory Rose, & Heather Uden.

And the Octopus Story Writers Group including Eileen Phyall, Kim Balouch, Christine Lawrence, Matt Wingett and Alison Habens will set sail on a journey of imagination with tales of the bizarre, strange, true and incredible.

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St Mary’s Church
St Mary's Church, Fratton Rd
Fratton, Portsmouth PO1 5PA United Kingdom
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