19 Aug2019

Monday – art by the sea

Monday is focused on marine art by the professionals – and you can have a go yourself.

Paintings, sculpture and photography by local artists will be on display around the marina, including in Athay Gallery, Taylor’s MessDeck Café and in the marina office.

Have a go sailing on the lovely Amelie Rose traditional pilot cutter, and lots more.


Wombling sculpture workshop

Join Alex MacAllister from Athay Gallery for a beach womble, collecting flotsam and jetsam to make a unique piece of art.

  • Suitable for all ages, but children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • 10am in the marquee
  • Free activity, no booking required.

Café to café walk

Join members of Portland Yacht Club on a walk from the Jailhouse Café to Quiddles Café picking litter on the way.

  • 11am at the marina office
  • Free activity, no booking required. You will need money for refreshments.

Talks in the tent

No booking needed for these events - turn-up and learn something new, for free!

  • Noon - Diana Barker, local artist, photographer and marine biologist
  • 2pm - Horatio Morpurgo, author of the Paradoxical Compass
  • 4pm - Local schools short story competition - readings, judging and prize giving with Horatio Morpurgo
  • 6pm - Clean Seas Odyssey - Nick Beck and Rebecca Sykes talk about their voyage of plastic pollution discovery in the English Channel

Amelie Rose, Clean Seas Odyssey

Come to T pontoon to look at the lovely wooden yacht Amelie Rose and learn plastic pollution in the English Channel. Go for a sail

  • 10am-noon - Open boat, have a look and chat
  • 1pm-4pm - Taster sail. £25 per person. Booking link coming soon
  • 6pm-9pm - Taster sail. £25 per person. Booking link coming soon.
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