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2015 Roadshows...June in Oxford and Ireland

June saw the Roadshow off to Oxford Festival of Nature, for the Wild Fair at the magnificent Oxford Universities Museum of Natural History. Over 4000 people passed through the Museum on this Saturday, and there were lots of extra activities and info stands, all organised by Berks Bucks & Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust, as well as the permanent collection of artefacts housed within the museum.  A quick set up and limited floor space was no problem, and we were pleased to be part of this great day

The next weekend saw the roadshow in Ireland for the Irish Maritime Festival, held on the quayside at Drogheda, where over 40000 folk visited over the 3 day festival, enjoying tall ships, live music, and good craic, including an appearence from the Roadshow with the Blue Whale and friends. Inside the dockside warehouse, we had background sound effects, subdued lighting and shared our space with a live tank from Irish National Aquarium.  Again we were pleased to be part of this great 3 days in Ireland.

In the Oxford Museum of Natural History
...our Roadshow creatures arrived for the day
...in this fantastic Victorian building
...just fitting into the 8m x 3m space between the permanent exhibits
Our compact display features UK Marine Wildlife and a tabletop display of beach finds
...as a learned ancestor looks down on the new day visitors
...look at that, dad !
. The Sperm Whale lower jaw on permanent display
........face to face with UK marine wildlife as we finish our Roadshow in Oxford
A week later, we are all set to welcome visitors to the exhibition inside the dockside warehouse in Ireland
...as outside the tide brings the tall ships into the port of Drogheda
The Irish Maritime Festival 2015 opens !
Soon we get folk into the exhibition warehouse
...read that, it says this is just a young Blue Whale...amazing
..."mummy, I'm not sure "

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