British Divers Marine Life Rescue
British Divers Marine Life Rescue (photo: Steve Marsh)
British Divers Marine Rescue


2011-10-02 16:08:10

BDMLR will be at WhaleFest in Brighton. Book your tickets here!

Learn how to help BDMLR rescue a pilot whaleCome to WhaleFest this autumn - and be part of something big!

The first and largest event of its kind in Europe, WhaleFest - a celebration of the public's passion for whales and dolphins - will open for the weekend of 5th and 6th November 2011 in Brighton, UK.

Each day, visitors will dive in to a packed programme of unique events. Only here can you go eye to eye with a life-sized Blue Whale model, step inside a whale's stomach, take a 'virtual' dolphin watching trip, learn how to help BDMLR rescue a pilot whale and be inspired by the world's whale and dolphin experts and wildlife celebrities.

Mark Carwardine (photographed with Stpehen Fry)BDMLR will be there in force, with regular demonstrations and talks throughout the weekend. On the Sunday, our friends at ORCA will be having their annual conference with a host of talks including one from 'Last Chance to See' zoologist and whale man, Mark Carwardine.

WhaleFest is organised by Planet Whale, the world's largest online search engine for whale and dolphin watching trips. WhaleFest represents Planet Whale's vision; to provide whale and dolphin conservation organisations and sustainable whale watching businesses with a free platform to promote their work to the widest possible audience.

How to book

Please book your WhaleFest ticket here and 15% of your ticket price will be donated to BDMLR to help continue our vital work. If you have a look now but decide to book later, please return via this link as otherwise BDMLR would not receive the commission. Many thanks.

For further information visit the WhaleFest website or telephone 01273 355011.

What's happening?

  • Up to 50 stalls for whale & dolphin tours, conservation orgs, and merchandise
  • Interactive presentations by the UK's leading experts and wildlife celebrities
  • Virtual whale watch - take a sustainable whale watching trip in real time!
  • Meet our life-sized Blue Whale and friends!
  • Beached whale rescue sessions with our team of marine mammal medics
  • Quizzes, debates, talks and Q&As in the Talk Talk Chamber
  • Inspirational short films and videos
  • Blubber Belly - slide into the weird world of a whale's stomach!
  • Free mini workshops to brush up on your skills!
  • Free advice on whale watching for visitors
  • Speakers Corner - have your say on a treasured whale encounter!
  • Charity AGMs and welcome events
  • By the sea - head to the beach with our wildlife spotters!
  • Expected 10,000 visitors throughout the show
  • Fun for all the family!

» Download WhaleFest leaflet
» Download WhaleFest poster

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