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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

Lots of us care about issues like this, but what can we as individuals do?
Zone 3 is the "solutions" zone, full of products and services that promote re-using plastic waste to make other products, rather than discarding it and risk it ending in the oceans well as the "plastic bag" turtle, Zone 3 has surfboards and paddleboards made from recycled plastic rubbish, and lots of everyday domestic products as well
This is the view of the stand from the adjacent stand of our sponsors Azores Tourism and La Gomera Tourism, great places for see Marine Wildlife
Everything here is made from plastic rubbish, by reusing or recycling, and there are solutions for everyone, by making informed consumer decisions
A great range of consumer products made from recycled plastic waste and rubbish, something for everyone, and it really is up to us to make good consumer choices
How about cruising ( paddling ) the oceans on something made from rubbish. How cool is that!
At the entrance to Zone 1, a competition table has sprung up, with a baby Whale above it
...guess the number of nurdles ( raw plastic granules ) in the glass jar and win a cool prize
Russell Arnott giving one of his many presentations on the Oceans Live stage
We even had a mermaid there, relaxing next to the Oceans Live stage
Mermaids are usually very shy, not this one!
Its getting busy now inside the underwater Zone
A merlady glides by. Perhaps she is looking for her purse !
Here are the mermaids purses, on the "beach finds" table, but they are always empty. There lies a story!