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Audiences to travel deep into the ocean at Theatre Severn
05 Sep 2018
by Rebecca Dutton

Photo credit Eusebio Saenz de Santamaria

The ocean is somewhere which fascinates us all. It’s the unknown and a place we will never fully understand.

But to help us learn more about the vast expanses of water surrounding us, The Ocean Film Festival is bringing a night of seafaring adventure to Shrewsbury’s Theatre Severn on September 26 at 7.30pm.

The event will involve a collection of brand new ocean-themed films, featuring big wave surfers, unlikely ocean rowers and other characters who have dedicated their lives to the sea’s salt spray.

Audiences can expect mind-blowing marine life and spectacular footage from the hidden depths of the planet.

Now in its fifth year, the Ocean Film Festival , which began in Australia, aims to inspire people to explore, respect, enjoy and protect the oceans.

“We’re really excited that more people than ever before will be able to celebrate their love of the ocean with our largest tour to date,” said Tour Director Nell Teasdale.

“Through stunning cinematography and mesmerising storytelling, audiences can expect to be wowed by the magic and mysteries of the world’s oceans… coming at you through the big screen!”

As well as thrilling films, the screening will see a free prize giveaway to win ocean-related goodies too.

Highlights from the tour include a film called Kiwi Breeze, about a man who has been building a 44ft yacht in his back garden for nine years.

The first obstacle, however, is how to get the steel vessel from the backyard of a small, suburban street to the London docks.

Kiwi Breeze tells the inspirational story of Steve’s 24,000km voyage home to New Zealand… and his determination to achieve his dream.

The  Big Wave Project follows a tight-knit crew of leading big wave surfers as they work together to attempt a goal that drills into the core passion of surfing: riding the world’s biggest wave.

To find out more about the tour, watch the trailer and book tickets, visit www.oceanfilmfestival.co.uk.

The cost for tickets is £15.50 or £13.50 for concessions.  To book, see the Theatre Severn website at https://www.theatresevern.co.uk/shows/film/ocean-film-festival-2018/