Thames Shoreline Clean Up for all the Family
June 8th – Queen Caroline’s Draw Dock – 3pm – 6pm
We are teaming up with Global Ocean and Thames 21 on Sunday June 8th, World Oceans Day, for a family friendly Thames side clean up and recycled plastic art workshops. Help Thames 21 to collect and record litter in the Thames and discover just how much plastic our famous river is hiding as it journeys out to sea. The EcoTales Team and our friends at Global Ocean will be running fun creative art workshops for all ages in a marquee next to the clean up. You will also have the chance to find out all about our No Plastic Day campaign!
The Stanleytross Tour Has Come To An End.
We had a fabulous seven month tour with Stanleytross, as you can see from the photographs below. He will now return to Stanley School in Teddington to be amongst the wonderful children who helped create him.
Next Stop For Stanleytross
March 21st – 30th – ONCA Gallery Brighton
Stanleytross is in Brighton all this week. We are very excited to be taking part in the INorganic Group Exhibition which runs from 21st – 30th March 2014. ONCA organises exhibitions and workshops to highlight environmental and ecological issues through the innovative work of artists and raises funds to support conservation projects. Full details of the event
The EcoTales team will be working with ONCA’s Poet in Residence Joanna Coleman on Sunday 30th March 2-4pm for a poetry and illustration workshop. We are really excited about the day and eager to see what will be created.
Past Stanleytross Stops
January 4th & 5th – The Natural History Museum – Darwin Centre
Stanleytross and the team visited the Natural History Museum for “The Monster in the Murky Depths” weekend. We focused on how our plastic obsession is effecting the River Thames and beyond. We are joining forces with scientist Paul Clark NHM, David Marriott of Royal Holloway and Thames 21. Visitors were able to take part in Nature Live Q&A sessions with the scientists and play ‘litter games’ organised by Thames 21. We ran a workshop between 11am and 3:30pm on both days, where we asked the public to bring their plastic bottle tops to help us create a giant ocean scene. The finished piece will become the front cover of our challenge book. You can see the finished piece and watch a video of it being made if you follow this link September 14th – The Mayor’s Thames Festival
Stanleytross and the EcoTales team where at the Thames Festival on the 14th of September. Stanley made lots of new friends. If you came to see him don’t forget to send us your poems and pictures. September 4th – Downing Street!
Our Downing Street trip was amazing! Stanleytross and 14 pupils from Stanley School who helped make him, put on a fantastic rally to raise awareness of plastic pollution. We were joined by Greener Upon Thames, Break The Bag Habit coalition, Plastic Oceans and Global Ocean. After the rally we walked up to Downing Street to meet Richmond MP Zac Goldsmith for a photo outside No. 10 and to our surprise we were also joined by the PM himself!
The children presented Mr Cameron with a copy of their poem ‘Dear Albatross’ and a letter from the other organisations calling for a charge on single use plastic bags in England.
A big THANK YOU to all the children who came along, you were completely amazing! Read more
15th – 17th August – Green Man Festival
EcoTales was asked to curate a collection of plastic themed films for Einstein’s Garden.The films were shown in a solar powered vintage airstream trailer run by Greenearth. Read more June 30th – London Wetland Centre
EcoTales at SpringTime Safari May 2013… Our first festival took place in Twickenham at Orleans House Gallery. It was a magical day made so special by all the schools, artists, filmmakers, organisations, volunteers, stall holders, and the 3,000 visitors who came along and took part. The sun shone and the day ended with our very own local legend Sir David Attenborough announcing our Film Challenge winners. We would love to see your photos of the day posted on our facebook page. We would also like to say a huge THANK YOU to the Big Lottery Fund for making the event possible!
Bandstand Marathon September 2012
What an amazing day at the Jubilee Gardens in Twickenham. Thank you everyone who came and joined in especially those who braved the bikes in the heat. The yurt looked beautiful and the cinema was a great success. Pedal power kept us going all day long. The quiz seemed to shock a few people; did you know that a plastic bottle takes over 500 years to start to break down and it never actually decomposes?