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Highlights

Born Free Friday

Pre-WhaleFest procession
We 'release' the Orca 'Morgan' into the sea

Meet the stars of ‘Blackfish’

presenting clips from the movie
and how it had a major impact on them
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Saturday and Sunday

WhaleFest fun all day
See the full schedule



10 reasons to come to WhaleFest

Celebrity Speakers

FESTIVAL MAIN STAGE

WHALEFEST FRINGE

SPOUTING OFF!

Virtual Whale Watch

SHARKS, TURTLES AND OCEAN WANDERERS

OCEAN STORYTELLERS

'MEGA' HUMPBACK WHALE

Submarine Explorers

'Waves' Chill Lounge



1. CELEBRITY SPEAKERS


Gok Wan

TV Presenter - 15th March

Miranda Krestovnikoff

BBC Coast & One Show
 - 16th March

Steve Backshall

Adventurer, natural history presenter - 15th March


Virginia McKenna

Born Free - 15th March

Pete Bethune

Earthrace - 16th March

Dr Ingrid Visser

The Woman Who Swims with Killer Whales
 - 15-16th


Samantha Berg

former SeaWorld trainer - 15th March

Rob Pilley

BBC 'Spy in the Pod' - 16th March

Dr Barbara Maas

NABU International - 16th March


Sid Sloane

Cbeebies - 14th March

Dr Naomi Rose

orca captivity expert - 15th March

Dr Horace Dobbs

dolphin expert - 16th March



Experts, celebrities, media, movies and music

- on the Main Stage expect passions to be stirred with performance and inspiration for all ages
.

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Enthralling talks, experts to quiz, photo workshops, and hands-on bones, blubber and more in this in this learning zone - plus for students our famous ‘Marine Careers Speed Dating’!
 Sponsored by Madeira Tourist Board

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Gigs, protest marches, street art and more.

In Brighton the world banned whaling in ’82, our aquarium’s dolphins were set free in ’91, and we’ve unmissable celebratory events.

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A Cetacean filled show to celebrate Whalefest 2014 Over thirty artists work raising funds to save whales and dolphins around the globe visit gallery »




You must not miss this! Don a lifejacket, meet your skipper, get aboard, feel the spray of the sea and go whale watching . . . indoors - it’s great. Sponsored by Futurismo Azores

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There’s more to WhaleFest than just whales . . .

explore the exciting world of the sharks, rays, turtles and birds that roam our oceans


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7. Ocean Stories and Crafts: Famous children’s authors will be reading (plus we’ve awesome craft workshops!)


Nicola Davies

Ex-BBC Really Wild Show and author of 'Whale Boy'

Simon James

Award-winning author of ‘Dear Greenpeace’

Teresa Naylor

Author of ‘Benny the Blenny

Crafty Critters

Make. Do. Delve. At our kids craft workshops


Greet - and go inside - a life-sized Humpback Whale, and learn all about Megaptera novaeangliae


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Welcome aboard the Naughtylass Underwater Exploration Vehicle at WhaleFest. Let’s dive down!



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10. 'Waves' Chill Lounge

Chill and find your inner dolphin, with whale song, music, massage and meditation


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About WhaleFest

WhaleFest is the world’s biggest event of its kind - a not-for-profit festival that reminds every one of us just why we love whales, dolphins and ocean life so much. It’s huge fun and thousands of people come from all over the world to take part.


For entertainment, movies, science, amazing facts, campaigns, holiday ideas, cool merchandise and much more . . . get 14 & 15 & 16 March 2014 in your calendar.




For 2014, WhaleFest supports campaigns to end the keeping of Orcas in captivity and to save the world’s last 50 Maui’s dolphins

Campaigns run by an expanding global alliance of organisations working together to protect whales and dolphins, the World Cetacean Alliance.



BUY TICKETS OR BOOK A STAND


Under 12s go free! Yes kids, you’re the future for whales, dolphins and our oceans so you get in for free. For adults it’s very affordable. 


Over 100 exhibitors took part at the last WhaleFest - coming from the UK, Europe, Iceland, Chile, Tonga, New Zealand, USA, Canada, Panama, and many more.




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