What’s On?

Strawberry anemone

Welcome to our ‘What’s On’ page. Scroll down to read more about our indoor and outdoor activities held throughout the year.

Our meetings are open to everyone and are often preceded by a talk. They are held on the 3rd Tuesday of every month, upstairs at the RNLI Station, East Looe. We usually start with hot drinks from 6.00pm followed by a talk at 6.30pm and our meeting from 7.30pm, but please check the events list below as this may vary.

2018 Events Calendar– click to open this summary of all our exciting events for this year.

Our events are free unless otherwise stated, but donations to the group are very welcome.

All ages are welcome unless otherwise stated, but please note that under 16s must be accompanied by a responsible adult at all our events. Our Facebook page is updated with weather dependent information closer to each event. No booking is required for most events.

Joining In

Looe Marine Conservation Group is run entirely by volunteers. We’d love to hear from you if you have an interest in marine wildlife and would like to help out at our events or in any other way. No experience or knowledge is required as we provide training. New Members are always welcome – find out more here.



Looe Marine Conservation Group Events

Brown pelicans fishing - Puerto Rico

Talk: Isle of Enchantment (and Hurricanes) – Puerto Rico

Tuesday 16th October, 6.30pm, East Looe RNLI Lifeboat Station (Upstairs in the Crew Room) Isle of Enchantment (and Hurricanes): Puerto Rico Derek  Spooner has been visiting the large Caribbean island regularly for several years. In this talk he explores the wildlife, especially the bi
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Autumn Rock Pool Watch: October Half-Term Rock Pool Ramble

  Saturday 27th October. 1.30pm – 2.30pm. Hannafore, West Looe. Meet below the Coastguard Station at Hannafore, West Looe – look for the Looe Marine Conservation Group sailflags! A free event suitable for all ages. There’s no need to book. No nets, please – they can harm delicate
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Looe Seal Duchess Banana-ing

Talk by Sue Sayer. All at Sea: seals, cetaceans and seabirds

Tuesday 20th November, 6.30pm, East Looe RNLI Lifeboat Station (Upstairs in the Crew Room). Talk – All at sea: seals, cetaceans and seabirds. All welcome. We are delighted to welcome Sue Sayer of Cornwall Seal Group to give this month’s talk. Cornwall Seal Group Research T
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Christmas Social

December – details to be confirmed. Watch this space for details of our annual Christmas social and quiz. All welcome – a great chance to come along and meet the volunteers, find out more about our work and get involved.
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Plastic litter

Past Event: Love Your Beach! Beach clean at Millendreath

Wednesday 14th February 2018, 11.00am, Millendreath near Looe. Please note the new time  (previously 10.00am) What better way to show your love for the beaches this Valentine’s Day than to join our friendly group to clean Millendreath Beach? Equipment provided – wrap up wa
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Spiny starfish

Past event: A Winter Wonderland: February Half-Term Rock Pool Ramble

Saturday 17th February. 12.30pm – 1.30pm. Hannafore, West Looe. Meet below the Coastguard Station at Hannafore, West Looe – look for the Looe Marine Conservation Group sailflags! Even in February there is an amazing variety of seaweeds and creatures to be found in Looe’s beautiful roc
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Cormorant and shag

Past Event: Birds of Looe – Talk By Derek Spooner. Followed by LMCG meeting

Tuesday 20th February, 6.30pm. Looe RNLI Lifeboat Station – Upstairs in the Crew Room. Followed by LMCG Meeting, 7.30pm – All welcome to the talk and meeting. Talk: Can’t tell a Shag from a Cormorant? A guide to the sea, shore and river birds of Looe In this illustra
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Past Event: Rockpool Wildlife Training for Volunteers

Sunday 4th March, 12.00 – 2.00pm. Meet on Hannafore Beach below the kiosk/public toilets. Free volunteer training session on rockpool wildlife for anyone interested in helping with our work. Suitable for any level – aimed at beginners and those wanting a refresher. If you&
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Past event: Cornish Rock Pools Talk and LMCG AGM

Tuesday 13th March. 6.30pm. RNLI Lifeboat Station, East Looe, Upstairs in the crew room. Free. All welcome. LMCG AGM starts 7.30pm. Cornish Rock Pools Through the Year – Talk Heather Buttivant is a local rock pool wildlife specialist and award-winning blogger. Her photos reveal
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Ghost netting at Seaton Beach

Past Event: Beach Clean at Seaton

Saturday 31st March, 11.00am, Seaton Beach near Looe. Join our friendly group to clean the beach and remove harmful plastics and other rubbish from the marine environment. Enjoy the company of like-minded people and warm up in the cafe afterwards. All welcome. Equipment provided.
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Past Event: Spring Rockpool Watch: Easter Holiday Rock Pool Ramble

Monday 2nd April. 1.00pm – 2.30pm. Hannafore, West Looe. Meet below the Coastguard Station at Hannafore, West Looe – look for the Looe Marine Conservation Group sailflags! A free Easter holiday event suitable for all ages. There’s no need to book. No nets, please – they can harm delic
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Past event: Treasure from the Sea by Lisa Woollett and Sarah McCartney- Exploring Beachcombing and Photography

Sunday 8th April – 10.00 – 12.00. Meet at Hannafore Point Hotel. Be inspired by local photographers, artists and writers to discover our marine environment and get creative. This is the first of two workshops, open to all ages, children and adults. Funds raised will suppor
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Biddy Lloyd - I have a rock

Past Event: ‘I Have a Rock’ by Biddy Lloyd – Using a Storyboard to Write Your Own Book.

Sunday 8th April – 1.00pm – 2.00pm. Meet at Hannafore Point Hotel. Be inspired by local photographers, artists and writers to discover our marine environment and get creative. This is the second of two workshops, open to all ages, children and adults. Funds raised will sup
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Past Event: FISHPEOPLE: A Film by Patagonia. Presented by Cornwall Seal Group.

Sunday 8th April 7.00pm to 10.00pm at The Hannafore Point Hotel in Looe. Cost: £5 voluntary donation towards Cornwall Seal Group All welcome. ‘FISHPEOPLE’ (Film for all ages) In collaboration with Patagonia and raising funds for Cornwall Seal Group Research Trust’s critical work to pr
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Past event: Fathoms Free Talk and Looe Marine Conservation Group Meeting

Tuesday 17th April, 6.00pm. Upstairs in the Crew Room, RNLI Lifeboat Station, East Looe. Fathoms Free Talk Guest Speaker Rob Thompson of Fathoms Free will share his experiences of cleaning up the ocean floor on underwater litter picks. Fathoms Free have spent the past two years develo
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Past Event: Seaweed Training for LMCG Volunteers

Sunday 6 May 2.00pm – 4.00pm, Hannafore Beach, West Looe. Seaweed training for Marine Conservation Group active volunteers and members who will be helping at our public rockpool events or surveys. (We have lots of public and family friendly rockpooling events, please see our eve
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Past Event: Seaweeds Talk and LMCG Meeting

Tuesday 15th May, 6.00pm, East Looe RNLI Lifeboat Station (Upstairs in the Crew Room). Seaweeds Talk by Sue Pybus Seaweeds come in a stunning array of shapes, sizes and colours. The form the basis of the marine ecosystem and have a wide range of uses in everyday life. See these amazin
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Past Event: Beginner’s Guide to the Rock Pools: May Half-Term Rock Pool Ramble

  Saturday 2nd June. 2.00pm – 3.30pm. Hannafore, West Looe. Meet below the Coastguard Station at Hannafore, West Looe – look for the Looe Marine Conservation Group sailflags! If you’ve never experienced the rocky shore close up, or it’s been a while since you’ve done it, now is t
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Throw Jelly Not Balloons

Past Event: Throw Jelly Not Balloons

Looe Raft Race June 10 Looe Marine Conservation Group launched its Throw Jelly Not Balloons campaign by staging a 5 a side jelly fight at Millendreath Beach, east of Looe.  This was in preparation for the annual raft race in Looe taking place on June 10 (2.30 pm). As the season of wat
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LMCG group photo

Past Event: Looe Marine Conservation Group Meeting

Tuesday 19th June, 7.30pm, East Looe RNLI Lifeboat Station (Upstairs in the Crew Room). All welcome at our regular monthly meetings. A great chance to meet the volunteers, find out more about what we do and to get involved. Come along and join us.
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