World Oceans Day


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Date and time: 
8 June | 10am-4pm
National Maritime Museum

Join us for a festival of family fun celebrating World Oceans Day.

World Oceans Day

This year our theme is ‘positive activism’, as it’s now more important than ever before to raise awareness about the marine environment and to campaign for fast and collective action in order to save our planet.
A healthy world ocean is critical to our survival as it generates most of the oxygen we breathe, helps feed us, and regulates our climate. Together we can and must protect and restore our ocean; otherwise the natural world and societies around the globe will increasingly suffer.
About the event
Join us for workshops, live music, prizes, takeaways, performance art, canoes on the Museum lawn and much more!
All our events will be themed around conservation and activism and there will be something for everyone at this fun and inspirational day for all the family. 
Highlights include:
  • Engaging art workshops for all ages using recycled materials
  • Art installations from artists Evan Roth and Peter Matthews
  • Thought-provoking performance art from Anna Kompaniets and Hector Dyer
  • Outrigger canoe paddling workshop
  • Film screening of 30 Days at Sea that follows a modern container ship through Asia
  • Performances from Metronomes Steel Orchestra
  • A slogan workshop incorporating your pledges to the ocean
Bring your cups!
If you bring a reusable cup on the day, you can enjoy tea and coffee for just £1, courtesy of Benugo!
Follow the conversation online #WorldOceansDay and join in!