Help Celebrate 10 years of our Whale Mural

whale day facebook 2016
whale day facebook 2016

Apologies on behalf of British Weather - we are postponing  our event until the 27th August as John would find it very difficult to paint a mural in 40 mph winds - not to mention the rain!

Its 10 years since artist John Ives painted the Whale Mural, on the side of our building in Titchbourne Street, to help raise awareness of the plight of Whales. On the 20th August we will be holding a day of activities to celebrate the wonderful creatures found in our Oceans and the responsibility we have to try to protect them.  John will be refreshing his mural and starting another on the back wall of our building. We will also have competitions, face painting, clay and painting workshops - so come and have fun!

We know that over the last 10 years thousands of you have taken photos of the Whale Mural.  We would love to see your pictures! Tag your whale pictures with a chance to win a £25 voucher.  If you are not local then you can exchange this for a John Ives Whale print. The winner will be chosen by John on the 20th. You will need to follow us on Instagram.

whale day web
whale day web

The line up for the day:

10:30am - 12:00pm  Create a Sea Creature Workshop £10 per person  Suitable for all ages

Come and make some new underwater friends using a special blue clay. Return to collect your new friends 1 week later.

Meanwhile out on Tichborne Street, John will be reviving his original mural, talk to him about his artwork and conservation of our oceans.

12:30pm - 2:30pm   Live Painting on Tichborne Street -  And Face Painting

Watch John in action as he starts a new mural from scratch on the back wall of our building!

Choose to be a stunning sea creature - one of the team will paint your face! Donations to Whalefest.

2:30pm - 4:30pm Under the Sea Pottery Painting  Prices start from £15  All ages welcome

We'll have a selection of Under the Sea creatures for you to paint. We will donate £2 from every creature painted to Sea Shepherd.

If you would like to join a workshop then call or email to book.  If you unable to return to collect your items - we can arrange post for you.

We will be running other competitions in the run up to the day so follow us on Twitter and Facebook for details and your chance to win a John Ives print, a whale painted vase and more Gift Vouchers.