SeaBritain 2005 is open to everyone
SeaBritain 2005 presents opportunities for people across Britain to join the celebrations by developing their own programmes of events to raise awareness of the sea and its impact on our lives.
Everyone can take part. All individuals, groups and organisations who would like to celebrate Britain's relationship with the sea can get involved in their own way.
See our downloadable information sheet for further information about SeaBritain 2005. (.pdf 206KB)
How to get involved
There are many ways to join this celebration and watch it grow. You can
- create events in your sector or local area
- sponsor or support activities in your sector or local area
- take part in events at local, national or international level
- register your interest with the SeaBritain 2005 team and share your ideas
- develop packages for the travel trade and association market
- raise awareness by using the SeaBritain 2005 brand
- register your event(s) through our online event registration tool
Ideas for SeaBritain 2005 events
If you would like to organise an event, here are a few ideas to help get you started
- a tree-planting scheme
- renovating a promenade band-stand or a quayside
- special showings of maritime films
- concerts of maritime music
- a seafood festival
- maritime-themed tours and educational activities
You may look at a pdf file list of events planned as of 21 May 2004 (.pdf 225KB).
SeaBritain 2005 and the tourism industry
SeaBritain 2005 is a major initiative promoted in partnership with VisitBritain, the authority for tourism in Britain. The initiative is a main marketing theme for the summer 2004 to winter 2005/06 period.
It offers tourism organisations a range of opportunities to engage with visitors from both within Britain and overseas through
- promotion of facilities and attractions
- developing special events packages
- tours and independent travel offers
For information regarding tourism opportunities issues contact Michael Bedingfield, England Marketing Director at VisitBritain.
Visit the 'Contact us' page for a full list of contact details.
The legacy of SeaBritain 2005
SeaBritain 2005 aims to leave a legacy that will stimulate interest in the sea and inland waters - as a career, as heritage and as a leisure resource.
It will offer opportunities to create learning programmes for young people and communities across Britain taking the sea as its focus and raising awareness of its continuing importance in our lives.
The National Maritime Museum, The Marine Society and other academic organisations are planning conferences and publications for SeaBritain 2005.
Sea Vision UK is a focal point for educational initiatives and the promotion of maritime careers. For more information visit the Sea Vision UK website or e-mail Ms Manuela Sarris at Sea Vision UK.