Clean Seas Weeks

clean seas weeks

Programme of Events – 5th to 20th April, 2019
Come along and get involved!

   Friday 5th April

String bag making with the Women’s Institute. Durlston Castle. 10.30 am – 3.30 pm. Ditch the Plastic shopping bags! Join the brilliant WI and learn how to crochet your own ‘String Bag’! FREE

Fish Filleting Demonstration
Swanage Bay Fish Shop. 2pm. FREE

   Saturday 6th April

Chesil Creative Eco Crafts. Durlston Castle. 10.30 am – 3.30 pm.
Join Ellie for a fun packed Children’s Craft session making cool marine themed art. FREE

   Sunday 7th April

Litter Free Coast and Sea FOG Squad. Durlston Castle. 11.00 am – 3.30 pm. Busting myths about Fats, Oils and Greases (FOG). FREE

   Monday 8th April

Beach-combing crafts children’s event. Durlston Castle. 2.30 pm – 4.00 pm. £3 Booking via Durlston Country Park: 01929 424443. Get creative with everything from shells, driftwood and beach-combed rubbish!

   Tuesday 9th April

The great fatberg dissection with Wessex Water.
Durlston Castle. 11.00 am – 3.00 pm. Come and do your own examination and dissection of a fatberg. Find out what it’s made of! FREE

Litter Free Coast and Sea FOG Squad. Durlston Castle. 11.00 am – 3.30 pm Busting myths about Fats, Oils and Greases (FOG). FREE

   Wednesday 10th April

Litter Free Purbeck. Durlston Park. 11.00 am – 3.30 pm. Want to help make your environment even better? Then be sure to pop in an say ‘hello’ to Litter Free Purbeck- a volunteer-led local organisation that campaigns and takes action to reduce litter in Purbeck -coastal, urban and rural – in the Dorset AONB. ) Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty). FREE

Litter Free Coast and Sea FOG Squad. Durlston Castle. 11.00 am – 3.30 pm. Busting myths about Fats, Oils and Greases (FOG). FREE

Wild Wednesday Art & Craft. Durlston County Park learning centre. 11.00 am – 3.00 pm. Kids activities and crafts. Free but donations welcomed.

   Thursday 11th April

Dorset Waste Partnership (DWP). Tap Water Challenge. Durlston Castle. 10.30 am – 3:30 pm. Drinking tap water is a really easy way to cut down on waste, save money and reduce your carbon footprint. We challenge you to see if you can tell the difference between ‘tap’ & ‘bottled’ water! Chat to the team about tap water and what happens to our waste. You kn’eau’… it makes sense. FREE

   Friday 12th April

Launch of Durlston Pleasure Grounds Project. Durlston Castle. 11.00 am – 3.00 pm. Come and help the celebrate the launch of the Durlston Pleasure Grounds Project. Try your hand at a range of activities and learn more about how the project created a welcoming, accessible, inspiring, educational, surprising, playable and sustainable space! FREE

Swanage Pier Trust Fishing Taster Session. Sea Fishing Taster session with a qualified Angling Coach, promoting responsible angling. Cost: £5.00 – places are limited. Booking essential! Call: 01929 425871

Donations received will go to Durlston Country Park.

   Saturday 13th April

Screening of ‘Rubber Jellyfish’ film. Durlston Learning Centre. 1.00 pm. Free but donations welcomed. This hard-hitting insightful film highlights the issue of ‘Balloons’ and what happens to them when they end-up in the ocean – most likely to be mistaken as food and eaten by sea turtles. This event will form part of the Dorset-wide Wave of Change linking-up organisations and communities combating plastic pollution.

Park to Pier Walk of History and Wildlife. Start at Durlston Castle at 10.30 am. Finish at Swanage pier at 12.00 pm. £3. Booking via Durlston Country Park: 01929 424443. Join a ranger for a stroll from Durlston Castle to Swanage Pier, and discover the history wildlife and geology of Durlston Bay and stories of stone.

   Sunday 14th April

The great fatberg dissection with Wessex Water. Durlston Castle. 11.00 am – 3.00 pm. Come and do your own examination and dissection of a fatberg. Find out what it’s made of! FREE

   Monday 15th April

The great fatberg dissection with Wessex Water. Durlston Castle. 11.00 am – 3.00 pm. Come and do your own examination and dissection of a fatberg. Find out what it’s made of! FREE

   Tuesday 16th April

Smoothie Bike & Food Waste with Dorset Waste Partnership (DWP). Durlston Park. 11.00 am-3.30 pm. Are you a ‘Smooth’ Operator?  DWP’s smoothie bike will be here to take you on a wacky journey. The ‘stationary’ bike is fitted with special blenders that spin as you pedal, mixing up delicious fruit smoothies! You simply fill the blender with fruit and juices, pedal away for a minute or two, and you have yourself a healthy pedal‐powered fruit smoothie. It’s as simple as that! Healthy eating, exercise, and sustainable energy in a really fun, interactive and engaging way…what’s not to like! FREE

Sustainable Dorset. Durlston Castle. 11.00 am-3.30 pm.
Dorset’s recycling rate is the best in the country, now we need to reduce the waste we produce. Find out more about how we can all do our collective bit by popping in to the Clean Seas Exhibition and chatting to Sustainable Dorset. We can ALL make a difference. Find out how? Pick up information on sustainable travel, using less energy, recycling, reducing water consumption and tips on how to reduce plastic pollution. Big changes can take time, but by incorporating some of these tips into your daily life you will soon notice how much cleaner and greener your choices become and this will have enormous benefits to the environment. FREE

   Wednesday 17th April

Wild Wednesday Art & Craft. Durlston County Park learning centre. 11am – 3pm. Kids activities and crafts. Free but donations welcome.

Cefas ‘Clean Atlantic’

Learn about the Clean Atlantic project and find out more about marine plastics; plus there’s  the opportunity to look closer at Microplastics through an interactive microscope display.  10am – 3pm.

   Thursday 18th April

Stepping into Nature. Durlston Castle. 11.00 am – 3.30 pm.
Chat to Stepping into Nature to find out more about how this innovative project helps improve older people’s health and well-being, including those with dementia; through outdoor activities. Being outdoors helps reduce feelings of social isolation and loneliness, increases motivation, independence, confidence and life skills. FREE

Darryl Wakelam Art Workshop to create head dresses and 3D collages. Durlston Castle. 11.00 am – 3.30 pm. Children’s event aimed at children aged 10+. Join local artist Darrell Wakelam for a workshop to create artwork inspired by the Story of Sid & Giant Squid by Martin Maudsley and help make fantastical FOG head dresses and collages that depict scenes from the story! It’s a fab day of fish & chippy, FOGgy fun! Darrell uses a range of construction and collage techniques to create amazing 2D and 3D pieces of art. FREE

   Friday 19th April

Darryl Wakelam Art Workshop to create head dresses and 3D collages. Durlston Castle. 11.00 am – 3.30 pm. Children’s event aimed at children aged 10+. Join local artist Darrell Wakelam for a workshop to create artwork inspired by the Story of Sid & Giant Squid by Martin Maudsley and help make fantastical FOG head dresses and collages that depict scenes from the story! It’s a fab day of fish & chippy, FOGgy fun! Darrell uses a range of construction and collage techniques to create amazing 2D and 3D pieces of art. FREE

   Saturday 20th April

Storytelling with Martin Maudsley. Durlston Castle. Story start times at 1:30 pm and 3.00 pm. Sid & The Giant Squid – Join us for a sensational telling of the greasy, oily adventures of a boy called Sid and how he saved the town of Chippage from the fattiest fatberg that ever was! FREE