Talbot Heath

The Sea Parade


Talbot Heath School pupils are enthusiastically making giant puppets and masks as part of a very exciting community arts and marine conservation project, in collaboration with Marine Conservation Society, Arts University Bournemouth, Bournemouth and Poole College and puppetry theatre company, Carnival of Objects. The project is also supported by Arts Council England.

The project will culminate on Sunday 25th June, with a spectacular community sea conservation parade, with costumes, masks, and sea creature puppets. The parade will begin at 4pm at Boscombe Pier.

Talbot Heath School are hosting community mask and puppet making workshops on Tuesday evenings, in preparation for the event. Nicky Baylis, who is running the workshops, has been very impressed by the imaginations of those involved. “We have students from Talbot Heath School, Bournemouth and Poole College, as well as local artists and other members of the community. Their designs are fantastic. There are all sorts of giant sea creatures in the making, and everyone is sharing their ideas and working together brilliantly to bring their designs into fruition”.

Local schools and members of the community are invited to join the project and create sea creature costumes, parade puppets or masks, with a view to joining all the other fish, whales, turtles, mermaids and sea monsters. There will be a costume competition to be judged at the end of the parade, as well as a beach clean with Marine Conservation Society and lots of other sea conservation activities on the day.

This is a wonderful opportunity for the whole community to get together and celebrate our beautiful oceans, whilst raising money for the Marine Conservation Society.

For further details on how to get involved, contact Nicky Baylis: nicolabaylis@hotmail.com

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