WhaleFest cetacean celebration to take place in Brighton UK in mid-March

Gok Wan to open WhaleFest 2014 - an exciting two-day mix of campaigning, music, activities and exhibitors in Brighton, which will also raise funds for the World Cetacean Alliance.

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By coming along and enjoying what WhaleFest has to offer, every visitor is effectively making a positive contribution to these incredibly important campaigns, says co-founder Dylan Walker.

Brighton, UK (PRWEB UK) 3 January 2014

WhaleFest (http://www.whale-fest.com) is coming back to Brighton. The cetacean celebration returns to the Hilton Brighton Metropole over the weekend of 15th to 16th March 2014, and the organisers expect over 10,000 visitors to the family-friendly event that will be even bigger and better than WhaleFest 2012.

Highlights include:

  •     An official opening on the Saturday morning by fashion consultant, author and television presenter Gok Wan.
  •     Presentations by some of the world’s leading marine life experts and well-known television personalities including ‘the woman who swims with killer whales’, Dr Ingrid Visser, The One Show’s Miranda Krestovnikoff, ocean action hero Pete Bethune star of “Whale Wars’ and “The Operatives”, plus ex-SeaWorld trainer Samantha Berg who features in the movie ‘Blackfish’.
  •     A Festival Main Stage, with experts, celebrities, media, movies and music to stir the passions with performance and inspiration for all ages.
  •     A Virtual Whale Watch, giving visitors the chance to don a lifejacket, meet the skipper, get aboard, feel the spray of the sea and go whale watching . . . all indoors.
  •     The opportunity to sail the oceans and encounter whales in a 180° submarine movie dome.
  •     An exhibition arena with stalls from over 100 whale and dolphin oriented businesses from around the world.

WhaleFest is a not-for-profit event that will raise funds for the World Cetacean Alliance (WCA) - a global partnership of NGOs, scientists and individuals that is headed by Jean-Michel Cousteau. The WCA (http://www.worldcetaceanalliance.org) will use the funds to campaign on two key issues – the plight of the 45 orcas who remain in close-confined captivity at water parks around the world, and the threatened extinction of the 50 remaining Maui’s dolphins off New Zealand’s North Island.

“By coming along and enjoying what WhaleFest has to offer, every visitor is effectively making a positive contribution to these incredibly important campaigns,” says co-founder Dylan Walker. “It promises to be fantastic occasion and I’m sure we will have even more exciting announcements to make in the run-up to the event itself.”

Day tickets are £9.75 if booked in advance or £12.50 on the door. Advance concessions are £7.75 a day. Weekend tickets are free for children up to the age of 12 if accompanied by a paying adult.

For further information and ticket reservations, please visit http://www.whale-fest.com.


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