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Activities & Events

Most of our events and activities are free to enter. Some events are limited by numbers and you will need to register your interest to attend.

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Friday 15th May 2021 10.00 am - 11.00 am

OPENING CEREMONY by Oliver Sterno

Location: Defiant Sports Community Hub, Sovereign Harbour Retail Park, BN23 6JH (across the carpark from TKMAXX)

Just drop in

Welcome and introduction to the Spring Water Festival

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Friday 14th - Sunday 23rd May 2021

WALK TO VISIT REFILL STATIONS

Location: Spring Water Way ~ Beachy Head Story to Sovereign Harbour, see mapsee guidelines

JUST TURN UP~ with Covid care

Self-guided, in socially distanced groups of under 6

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Tuesday 4th May- Friday 4th June ~During opening hours

ART EXHIBITION - Morrisons

Location: Morrisons Supermarket, Lottbridge Drove

JUST TURN UP~ with Covid care

Compass Community Artists

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Saturday 15th May 2021 10.00 am - 11.00 am

VOLUNTEER LIFEGUARDS DEMONSTRATION - NIPPER

Location: the Eastbourne Voluntary Lifeguard clubhouse by Groyne 60 ~BN22 7LD

JUST TURN UP~ with Covid care

Support the Nipper Team (age 8-12's) by watching them in action

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Saturday 15th May 2021 11.15 am - 12.15 pm

VOLUNTEER LIFEGUARDS DEMONSTRATION -YOUTH

Location: the Eastbourne Voluntary Lifeguard clubhouse by Groyne 60 ~BN22 7LD

JUST TURN UP~ with Covid care

Support the Youth Team (age 12-15) by watching them in action

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Saturday 15th May 2021 10.00 am - 11.00 am

MICRO & MESO PLASTIC SURVEYS by Strandliners CIC

Location: Cuckmere River

Become a citizen scientist for an hour

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Saturday 15th May 2021 11.00 am - 12.00 pm

MICRO & MESO PLASTIC SURVEYS by Strandliners CIC

Location: Cuckmere River

Become a citizen scientist for an hour

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Saturday 15th May 2021 2.00 pm - 3.00 pm

MICRO & MESO PLASTIC SURVEYS by Strandliners CIC

Location: Cuckmere River

Become a citizen scientist for an hour

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Saturday 15th May 2021 3.00 pm - 4.00 pm

MICRO & MESO PLASTIC SURVEYS by Strandliners CIC

Location: Cuckmere Haven

Become a citizen scientist for an hour

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Saturday 15th May 2021 10.00 am - 12.00 noon

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Location: Cuckmere Haven

Activities to appreciate marine ecology

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Saturday 15th May 2021 10.00 am - 12.00 noon

MERMAID'S PURSE CHALLENGE 

Location: Cuckmere Haven

Activities to appreciate marine ecology

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Saturday 15th May 2021 2.00 pm - 4.00 pm

BEACH WATCH BEACH CLEAN

Location: Cuckmere Haven

Activities to appreciate marine ecology

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Saturday 15th May 2021 10.00 am - 4.00 pm

STUDIO ON THE BEACH

Location: Cuckmere Haven

In collaboration with Waterweek and Compass Community Arts

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Sunday 16th May 2021 9.00 am - 11.00am

SUP SOCIAL by Breathe with Ease

Location: Eastbourne Beach near RNLI Museum ~ Groyne 30

Bring your own SUP board

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Sunday 16th May 2021 10.00 am

BIG BEACH CLEAN & DRONE FILMING for ADOPTERS and you?

by Titan Technology Group

We hope to litter pick and clean all 94 beaches !

General filming of the seafront throughout the day

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Sunday 16th May 2021 10.30 am - 11.15 am

SEA SWIM by Fish 2 Water

Location: Eastbourne Wish Tower beaches by the Lifeguards Station

800m one way, 1600m both ways, not for beginner swimmers

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Sunday 16th May 2021 11.45 am - 12.15 am

SEA DIP by Fish 2 Water

Location: Eastbourne Wish Tower beaches by the Lifeguards Station

Relaxing sea dip between 2 groins, no non swimmers

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Monday 17th May 2021 1.00 pm - 2.30 pm

HARBOUR LITTER PICK UP by Defiant Sports

Location: Defiant Sports Inclusion Hub and around Sovereign Harbour

Litter pickers provided

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Monday 17th - Sunday 20th June 2021 During opening hours

ART EXHIBITION

Location: Hydro Hotel, Mount Road

JUST TURN UP~ with Covid care

Artists: Sheena Bourn and Andrew Forrest

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Monday 17th - Sunday 20th June 2021 During opening hours

ART EXHIBITION

Location: Lansdowne Hotel, King Edward’s Parade

JUST TURN UP~ with Covid care

Artists: Anita Chester and Tania Long

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Tuesday 18th May 2021 10.00 am

SYMBOLIC PILGRIMAGE WALK by British Pilgrimage Trust 

Location: Butts Brow to Holywell Refill Station

Approx 2.5 hour walk, see route map

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Friday 21st May 2021 10.30 am - 12.00 noon

HARBOUR SPOTTING WALK by Defiant Sports

Location: Defiant Sports Inclusion Hub and harbour 

Looking for different animals, locations and points of interest! 

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Saturday 22nd May 2021 10.00 am - 12.00 noon

BEACHWATCH BEACH CLEAN

Location: Holywell

Activities to learn about marine ecology

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Saturday 22nd May 2021 10.00 am - 12.00 noon

MERMAID'S PURSE CHALLENGE 

Location: Holywell

Activities to learn about marine ecology

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Saturday 22nd May 2021 2.00 pm - 4.00 pm

BIG SEAWEED SEARCH SURVEY

Location: Holywell

Activities to learn about marine ecology

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Saturday 22nd May 2021 10.00 am - 11.00 am

MICRO & MESO PLASTIC SURVEYS by Strandliners CIC

Location: At Holywell

Become a citizen scientist for an hour

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Saturday 22nd May 2021 11.00 am - 12.00 pm

MICRO & MESO PLASTIC SURVEYS by Strandliners CIC

Location: At Holywell

Become a citizen scientist for an hour

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Saturday 22nd May 2021 2.00 pm - 3.00 pm

MICRO & MESO PLASTIC SURVEYS by Strandliners CIC

Location: At Holywell

Become a citizen scientist for an hour

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Saturday 22nd May 2021 3.00 pm - 4.00 pm

MICRO & MESO PLASTIC SURVEYS by Strandliners CIC

Location: At Holywell

Become a citizen scientist for an hour

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Saturday 22nd May 2021 10.00 am - 4.00 pm

MICRO & MESO PLASTIC SURVEYS by Strandliners CIC

Location: At Holywell

Become a citizen scientist for an hour

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Saturday 22nd May 2021 10.00 am - 4.00 pm

STUDIO ON THE BEACH

Location: Holy Well Spring

In collaboration with Waterweek and Compass Community Arts

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Saturday 22nd May 2021 8.00 am - 12.00 noon

RUNNING TO REFILL by Run Wednesdays

Location: Beachy Head and seafront.

Eastbourne's running club are supporting our Refill Stations

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Sunday 23rd May 2021 3.00 pm - 4.30 am

CLOSING CEREMONY by Oliver Sterno

Location: Holywell, Eastbourne Seafront

Closing ceremony, by Plastic Free Eastbourne 

 
 
 
 
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COVID 19 RESTRICTIONS

The Festival is being planned carefully, to be compliant with social distancing and other government requirements for Covid -19.  As a result, the Festival will be more modest this year because of these constraints. The safety and welfare of everyone involved and attending will be our utmost priority. There will be risk assessments and safety briefings for every event. 

Plastic Free Eastbourne are delighted to be collaborating with a wide range of stakeholders and local businesses from around the town, including: 

Beachy Head Story, BHASS EXPLORE, Compass Community Arts, Dark Horse Marketing, Eastbourne Borough Council, Eastbourne Friends of the Earth, Eastbourne Strandliners, East Sussex College Group, EcoAction Network, Marine Conservation Society, Refill, South East Water, Southern Water, Surfers Against Sewage and United Nations Association.

ORGANISERS:

 

Oliver Sterno ~ The Walk and related Activities

Sue Dixon ~ History

Andrew Durling ~ Pilgrimage

Fenya Sharkey ~ Arts and Exhibition

Rachel Cunningham ~ Publicity

 Nicole Allen ~ Events Manager

Cllr Colin Swansborough ~ Council representative

Please contact us if you have any queries.

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