Twickenham Riverside Trust Giant Whale needs YOU!


As you know, we have a packed programme of events planned for the EcoTales Festival at the Springtime Safari on May 5th, including a personal appearance by Sir David Attenborough!

We can now let you know the exciting plans for the workshop that the Twickenham Riverside Trust will be running over the Bank Holiday weekend.


They will be holding a workshop from 11-3pm on Saturday 4th May and from 11-12pm on Sunday 5th May in the Jubilee Gardens in Twickenham.

With your help they will be creating a whale from willow, bamboo and recycled plastic.  So they need you to bring plastic bottles, plastic bags and any other clean plastic rubbish that you have, and you and your kids can help to create a unique sculpture.

TRT_revolving_pic6The Diamond Jubilee Gardens in Twickenham

You must come down and join in the fun.  And on Sunday at 12pm, you can take part in a procession to bring the Whale from the Jubilee Gardens to Orleans House where it will join all the other brilliant sea creatures that young people from all over the Borough have helped to create.  The procession will be led by Brass Volcanoes, an awesome brass band who will get you in the carnival mood.


Once the whale has arrived at its EcoTales festival home, the Riverside Trust volunteers will need your help to finish him, so all you festival goers should also bring some plastic items with you.

We don’t think Twickenham has seen anything like this!  We can’t wait for May 5th and look forward to seeing you all there!


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