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2016 Roadshows - Marine Wildlife Roadshow at Souter Lighthouse in August, and British Science Festival in Swansea in September

August 2016 saw us back at this iconic National Trust location on The Coast Road between Newcastle and Sunderland, for a 4 day roadshow in the Foghorn Field .  With 1000+ visitors over the 4 days, lots to do inside the marquee as well as sunbathing and sand-play area outside, plus climbing structures and lots of ice cream eating, and the amazing Souter Lighthouse itself. What a place to be breathing in the sea air and looking out for the local White Beaked and Bottlenose Dolphins!  September 2016 saw Roadshow creatures on display at the British Science Festival Family Weekend in Swansea, working with Incredible Oceans at the Welsh National Waterfront Museum. With over 6500 visitors over the weekend, the organisers were very pleased  ".....there was a lovely buzz throughout the venue, and the feedback has been incredibly positive, the whales were certainly a centrepiece "

At 2016 British Science Festival, Orcas and Dolphins suspended above the stands in the main entrance hall of The National Waterfront Museum in Swansea
Welsh Ocean Wildlife on display alongside a table full of plastic beach rubbish, collected from local beaches. Plastic in the Sea is a huge threat to wildlife
The science of beach items is fascinating
At the National Trust's Souter Lighthouse, a marquee full of amazing lifesized marine wildlife, and craft tables at the far end
Three Punch & Judy Shows each day, with a warm-up session before each to get the audience ready
...with plate spinning on one leg between shows
...and close-up magic as well
Lots of picture opportunities, here is a nice one for the facebook page
"whats all this about then?"
"and where has your card gone?" It's close-up magic with J B Flowers
Mr Punch, I think you might be in BIG trouble again! The shark has his eye on you
"Look at this, the dog that was saved by a seal in the River Tees"
.....another great picture for the facebook page
A young fella holds the mini-squid he made at the craft table, whilst the giant squid waits to gobble him up !
Maybe the giant squid isnt so dangerous after all