Tickets for A Plastic Ocean with Special Guests have gone on sale today!
Friday the 17th November
Thomas Hardye School Theatre
Dorchester DT1 2ET
Tickets available now
Further info & Applications to take-part
Be sure to check out this review of our previous Plastic Oceans event in Wimborne!
A new feature length adventure-documentary film is coming to Dorset for the first time since it’s official release earlier this year. In the film A Plastic Ocean (12A) an international team of adventurers, researchers, and ocean ambassadors go on a mission around the globe to uncover the shocking truth about what is lurking beneath the surface of our seemingly pristine Ocean.
It is estimated that 8 million tonnes of plastic waste enter the seas every year and it’s accumulating. Large pieces of plastic break-up into smaller pieces called micro-plastic. Discarded ‘Ghost’ fishing nets drift through oceans snaring everything in their path. Disposable wrap, bottles and packaging used on average for just 12 minutes will last a lifetime, even longer, littering the seabed, surface & coast.
A Plastic Ocean brings to light the consequences of our global disposable lifestyle. We thought we could use plastic and throw it away with negligible impact to humans and animals. That turns out to be untrue. The result will astound viewers–just as it did the adventurers–who captured never-before-seen images of marine life, plastic pollution, and its ultimate consequences for human health.
A Plastic Ocean with special guests will be appearing at Queen Elizabeth’s School, Wimborne on Friday the 5th May for-one-night-only. More than just a movie this event forms part of a global wave of change; bringing together like-minded people from across society with an interest in sustainability. After the film the audience are invited to participate in a discussion with local experts about the issues raised. The foyer area will be taken over by sponsor stalls, campaign groups and businesses showcasing the excellent work being done in the region.
The ethical Sound Kitchen cafe are serving delicious hot and cold vegan food with cinema snacks and a bar. With plenty of time before and after the film this is the place to meet and mingle with like-minded people from across the region.
Organiser Lee Hadaway of Wimborne based Ecotainment! says “We are proud to be bringing this film to Dorset, our beautiful coastal county, with 88 miles of heritage coastline to protect. With the support of our Event Partners we are inspiring people to reduce their plastic footprint, live healthier and happier lifestyles and helping to combat the tide of Ocean Plastic. The oceans are the basis for all life on Earth and by harming the oceans we are also harming ourselves”
Tickets are on sale now from www.creativedynamo.net/tickets and Wimborne Tourist Information Centre. There are currently NO ONLINE Booking Fees and Event Partner Members get a £2 discount (Dorset Wildlife Trust, Friends of the Earth, Sensory Solutions, Southern Sustainability Partnership & Wimborne War on Waste). Bournemouth University are sponsoring the event. To become an Event Partner, book foyer space or for further information please contact Lee Hadaway of Ecotainment! 07907795408 (email@example.com)
Apologies for the slightly misleading title of this post. Based on today’s beach combing expedition at Kimmeridge what it should actually say is that Ocean Plastic is already here in abundance!
Plastic debris is not hard to find at low-tide. Some of it instantly recognisable but other pieces are so weathered and worn it’s hard spot them. They blend into the environment and do not look out of place in a rock pool bursting with colour and irregular shapes & sizes. It’s no wonder ocean plastic is finding it’s way into the food-chain of marine life and ultimately humans.
One of the first pieces I found was black rubbery material that was sticking out of the ground. It looked just like seaweed. Then these smooth shards of fibreglass that look like cuttlefish or elongated shells. It’s not until you turn them over and see their construction – you almost can’t believe your eyes!
Ocean plastic is not a local problem is a global issue. An estimated 8 million tonnes of plastic entering the ocean every year and it’s accumulating. The planet does not know what to do with plastic that ends up in the natural environment. It doesn’t rot or break-down it breaks-up into smaller & smaller pieces. It’s plastics durability that also makes it so hazardous as quite simply it never goes away.
Ocean Plastic is killing marine life, littering the seabed, surface & our shores. The consequences for human health are uncertain but but one thing is for sure. We cannot continue with this global disposable lifestyle without choking our oceans – the basis for all life on earth. It’s no longer a case of saying ‘somebody needs to do something about this’. It’s more like ‘we can & will do something about this’ before plastic pollution gets much worse.
50% of all plastic is disposable single-use items like bottles, straws & wrapping. These disposables have an average lifespan of just 12 minutes yet the material they are made of will last on and on. Lets just think about that, we only use it for 12 minutes but it lasts longer than our lifetime. Quite simply these disposable plastics need to be replaced with something much more eco-friendly as quickly as possible and as consumers we have a chance to vote with our feet.
A Plastic Ocean IS coming to Dorset for one-night only. A new feature-length adventure documentary that brings to light the consequences of our global disposable lifestyle. We thought we could use plastic once and throw it away with negligible impact to humans and animals. That turns out to be untrue. After the film there will be a discussion in the auditorium about the issues raised.
In the foyer we have a selection of sponsor stalls, campaign groups and the plastic-free Sound Kitchen café with cinema snacks and bar. This is the place to meet and mingle with like-minded people from across the region so please allow enough time before and after the film to socialise and network. Tickets available from www.creativedynamo.net/tickets and Wimborne Tourist Information Centre.