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Dive into ocean adventure at Theatre Severn
15 Sep 2019
by Rebecca Dutton

Photo by Travis Burke, Freediver Chelsea Yamasee

Ever wanted to find out more about ocean adventure?

Now is your chance as the Ocean Film Festival World Tour is on its way to Shrewsbury’s Theatre Severn on Wednesday and there are still a few tickets left.

The Ocean Film Festival features a carefully curated collection of short films delving into all aspects of the world’s oceans, from mind-boggling marine life to intrepid seafaring adventures. 

Audiences can expect extreme wave riding, incredible underwater cinematography and astounding footage of rarely explored corners of the world – all on the big screen! 

“From surfers to fisherman, and marine scientists to artists, these films feature fascinating characters who have dedicated their lives to the sea’s salt spray,” said tour director Nell Teasdale. 

“This is your chance to dip your toes into the wonders of the big blue – from the comfort of a cinema seat.” 

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

The Ocean Film Festival World Tour originated in Australia, with the aim of inspiring people to explore, respect, enjoy and protect the oceans.

This is the sixth year that it has toured the UK and Ireland. 

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

The screening will start at 7.30pm. To book, see the Theatre Severn website at www.theatresevern.co.uk/shows/whatson

Film highlights from the 2019 Ocean Film Tour include: 

A Peace Within 

Philip Gray is known as an extreme artist, but painting underwater is his biggest challenge yet! The Peace Within joins Philip as he ventures below the surface to paint Mexico’s astounding cenotes – clear-water subterranean pools, viewed by the ancient Mayans as gateways to the afterlife. 

Surfer Dan 

Sun, sea and sand typically come to mind when you think about surfing, but this is not your typical surfing film. Landlocked ocean-lover Dan Schetter lives on the shores of Lake Superior in Michigan where, in winter, strong winds across the water create deadly currents, icebergs and… waves. Known for being the crazy guy with an icy beard who catches waves in January, this is Dan’s story. 

I am Fragile 

This stunning short film showcases the spectacular landscapes and wildlife of the remote Arctic, creating a lasting visual message that will inspire all who watch it to protect this wild yet fragile region. Shot across 6,000km, from West Greenland to Canada, this is a love letter to the spell-binding frozen north.