The Princess of Whales is coming to Twickenham!

20120402_085032-001Local children Josie and Alexander with the whale frame which is made from willow

Saturday, May 4th from 11:00 to 15:00 at Jubilee gardens.

Twickenhamites of all ages are invited to come to the Diamond Jubilee Garden and help Twickenham Riverside Trust make a life sized whale out of willow and plastic rubbish at a public “workshop” on Twickenham riverside.

The whale will be part of the EcoTales Film and Arts Festival at Springtime Safari to be held at Orleans House Garden the next day. Everyone is invited to bring plastic bottles, plastic bags and other clean plastic rubbish to help get “Princess Wanda” ready for her big day.

Sunday May 5th from 11:00 to 12:30 at Jubilee Gardens

The public can join in making jellyfish and octopuses out of plastic bags to highlight the problems they cause for whales and dolphins who mistake them for the real thing. It is thought that as many as 1 million sea creatures die every year from getting tangled in plastic or eating plastic they mistake for food.

At 12:30 Twickenham Riverside’s splendid Eco-friendly “Wanda, Princess of Whales” will be carried triumphantly in a procession led by the Brass Volcanoes band to Orleans House Gallery to the Festival and join the other marine creatures on display in the sculpture trail.

The Whale project is the inspiration of the Twickenham Riverside Trust

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