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2017 Roadshows - Oceans Festival at 2017 Telegraph Outdoor Adventure Travel Show at ExCel in London

A return visit to this huge show, this time as centrepiece stand for The Oceans Festival, a focus for young and old who like exploring and enjoying the Marine Environment. Put together by the team from WhaleFest and Incredible Oceans, with The Whale Workshop providing life-sized marine wildlife models, and Stage Engage building the stand structure and rigging the lights and stage. the whole concept is unique. The stand was split into three zones, to create a journey for visitors, and to highlight marine biodiversity, threats to this ecology from plastics, and solutions for consumers to choose, plus a stage area for presentations and music.  Show organisers estimate a 50,000 attendence, a large proportion of whom will have passed by our stand, attracted by the serene Sperm Whale on top of the stand, gazing down at the visitors.  The whole stand took 12 hours to build up, and 6 hours to take down, and can be shipped anywhere in the world. It is truly unique! CLICK ON INDIVIDUAL PICTURES TO ENLARGE THEM

Also for more insight into the Incredible Oceans stand at Oceans Festival, to read what others thought, and view a great selection of pictures taken by others at the event, take a look at :-

Blog from a volunteer Rachael Barber about the event:

Link to the facebook page with album of images from event:

Twitter account for Incredible Oceans @IncredOceans

Twitter account for WhaleFest @whalefest

PHOTO ALBUM of the event online on Google Photos

The Incredible Oceans stand at Oceans Festival during February 2017
...with seperate zones and a stage with a varied programme of speakers, presentations and music throughout the day
Wow this looks Incredible ! This is the entrance to Zone 1, the underwater world in all its beauty and diversity
...inside is amazing, blue light everywhere and underwater sound effects, life-sized creatures and skulls, bones and teeth
Amazing creatures preserved in their jars, part of the Discovery collection gathered by Scott of the Antarctic over 100 years ago
Wow wow wow...its incredible!
A table full of great museum pieces
..and a "beach finds" table full of seashells, ID charts and lots more
Zone 2 is Beach Rubbish, the Bottle Top Cascade
The Bottletop Cascade is a very powerful way to highlight the huge impact that plastic rubbish is having on the Marine Environment
Every visitor that came into Zone 2 saw the Bottle Top Cascade and a slide show with some facts and figure about Plastics in the Oceans
...such a memorable installation
All these bottle tops were collected from a few beaches in a few weeks, and though they look artistically harmless in the installation....
...the reality is frightening
Outside Zone 2 is this beautiful turtle, made entirely from plastic bags, to highlight the ever present danger of eating plastic bags and dying a slow death