What’s On?

Strawberry anemoneWelcome to our ‘What’s On’ page. Here you’ll find our event listings for both indoor and outdoor activities.

Looe Marine Conservation Group 2017 Events programme – click to open this one-page list.

Calendar poster 2017 Click to download our colourful poster of 2017 events to pin up or share.

Scroll down the page to read more on each event. Our Facebook page is updated with weather dependent information closer to each event.

Our events are free unless otherwise stated, but donations to the group are very welcome. No booking is required for most events.  If the event requires you to book, please get in touch via the Contact page.

Our meetings are open to everyone. They are held on the 3rd Tuesday of every month, usually upstairs at the RNLI Station, East Looe at 7.30 pm, but please check the events list as this may vary.

Please note that under 16s must be accompanied by a responsible adult at all our events.



Looe Marine Conservation Group Events

Seashell flowers

Past event: Carnival ‘Seaside Crafty’

Wednesday 2nd Wednesday 2nd August, Fieldhead Hotel, Hannafore, West Looe, 12.00 – 2.00pm Time to turn off the computer games, unplug the internet and leave your phone at home! Looe’s Carnival Week is a great time to get the kids into being ‘Seaside Crafty’ wit
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Past event: Radical Rockpooling – YourShore Beach Rangers Event

Friday 11th August, 2.00 – 4.oopm, Hannafore Point, Looe. A YourShore Beach Rangers event for local 8-24 year olds. An extreme form of rockpooling mixing snorkelling and coasteering in gullies and around beaches and cliffs. Ideal for the young and adventurous. The YourShore Beac
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Past Event: National Marine Week Special: Summer Holiday Rock Pool Ramble

Saturday 12th August. 2.30pm – 4pm. Hannafore, West Looe. Meet below the Coastguard Station at Hannafore, West Looe – look for the Looe Marine Conservation Group sailflags! Get Wet and Wild during National Marine Week. If you can’t make it to our Radical Rockpool event on the Friday 1
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Join Looe MCG

Past event: Looe Island Surveys and Camp-over: LMCG Volunteer Event

Thursday 24th and Friday 25th August, 1 or 2 day options. Open to committed LMCG volunteers only. Details to follow. Booking essential – places strictly limited. These annual surveys take place on Looe Island Nature Reserve. Seal, bird and intertidal surveys will take place, alo
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Yellow Fish Campaign

Past Event: Yellow Fish Willow Workshops

Come to a free yellow fish willow workshop June 17 and 24 in Looe and Liskeard. You’ll make a willow yellow fish to make a splash at the Liskeard Carnival & Show and the Looe Yellow Fish Day in the Looe Valley. All materials will be provided at these free workshops which are
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Looe Marine Conservation Volunteers on Winter walks

Past event: Beach Watch Beach Clean and Picnic at Downderry

Saturday 16th September, Downderry Beach, 11am to 12 noon Meet at bottom of steps on the beach below the Inn on the Shore, PL11 3JY Beachwatch is the Marine Conservation Society’s national beach cleaning and litter surveying programme. Join volunteers from the Looe MCG for a lit
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LMCG group photo

Past event: LMCG Monthly Meeting – Events Planning

Tuesday 19th September, 6.30pm. RNLI Station, East Looe (Meet upstairs in the crew room) All welcome at our meetings! Do you have ideas for events that we should hold? Or perhaps you’d like to get involved in running an event? At this meeting, we will be sharing our ideas for 20
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Past event: Snorkelling with the YourShore Beach Ranger Project

Monday 25th September, 5.00pm – 7.00pm, Hannafore. A YourShore Beach Rangers event for local 9 -24 year olds. Meet: Hannafore Beach below the lifeguard station. A supervised snorkelling event for 9 – 24 year old locals with Cornwall Wildilfe Trust’s YourShore Beach Ranger
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Sea Hare

Autumn Rockpool Ramble in Looe – Past Event

Hannafore Beach, West Looe, Friday 28 October 10.30am til 12 noon On our October rockpool ramble in Looe, expert trained volunteers from Looe Marine Conservation Group will escort you down to the rocky shore.  We’ll help you find and identify multiple species of crabs, starfish,
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Sea Journal

Seascape Photography Talk – Past Event

Tuesday 18 October 8pm RNLI Station, East Looe *Preceded by LMCG monthly meeting at 6.30 pm Lisa Woollett is writer, photographer and designer of two award-winning books: Sea and Shore Cornwall and Sea Journal.   Join us for a fascinating photography talk and learn a few tips on how t
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Underside of a Green Shore Urchin

Looe Rock pool Ramble – Past Event

Friday 5 August 1.45 pm, Hannafore Beach, West Looe Meet below the Coastguard station – look out for our sail flags. Join expert volunteers from Looe Marine Conservation Group on a rock pool ramble to explore the hidden world of the rocky shore.  Discover a world full of incredi
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rockpool

June Half Term Rockpool Ramble – Past Event

Saturday 4th June, 11.15am – 12.45pm, Hannfore Beach, West Looe. Pack a spare change of clothes and some hot chocolate because this half term we’re going to be holding another one of our rockpool rambles! Come along for a day out exploring the marine ecosystem at your door
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Go Plastic Free with Looe MCG! – Past Event

Saturday 11th June, the Quay, East Looe.   Go Plastic Free with Looe MCG by taking part in our new #PlasticPledge campaign. We’re encouraging as many people as possible to pledge to reduce their plastic consumption. The #PlasticPledge campaign sets out to tackle the current
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Ribs, Research & Regulation-Talk by IFCA – Past Event

Tuesday 17th May 7.30 pm RNLI Crew Room East Looe Guest Speaker, Samantha Davis (IFCA) Chief Officer at Cornwall Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority, gives us a talk about the rapidly changing face of fisheries and environmental management and how this will affect Cornwall’s
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Training session: Seaweed and its uses Past Event

Sunday 8th May, 1-3pm, Hannafore, West Looe. Sue Pybus, a dedicated LMCG volunteer will be giving an introductory training session on seaweed and its many beneficial uses. Learn about its uses in nutrition, biofuel and hygiene. This talk will highlight why it’s so important to p
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Looe Festival of the Sea

Looe Festival of the Sea 2016 – Past Event

Join us in the historic fishing town of Looe in Cornwall for Looe Festival of the Sea on Sunday May 1st 10 am – 8 pm. Looe is celebrating its relationship with the sea and all things marine! Download a copy of the action packed programme of marine themed activities, music and da
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A Marine Discovery Trail of wild Looe – Past Event

Saturday 23rd April, 10.30am – 1.30pm, Millpool Carpark, West Looe, SX250538 Come along and discover the wonderful wildlife and habitats of Looe, from its rocky shore and tidal estuary to Looe Island and the Eel grass beds beyond. The guided walk will follow the route published
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Do seahorses live in Looe Bay? Past Event

Friday 22 April, 7.30pm, RNLI Lifeboat station, East Looe (Note this date has changed from 19 April) Mark Parry, from the National Marine Aquarium, will be giving an overview on the Community Seagrass Initiative – a pioneering citizen science research project spanning the coasts
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Easter Rockpool Ramble – Past Event

Friday 8th April, 12.45pm – 2.15pm Hannfore Beach, West Looe Come along for a day out exploring the amazing rockpools with our expert volunteers from the Looe Marine Conservation Group. Discover where to look and how to find some of the most beautiful local species – from
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Hannafore Beach, Looe

Hannafore Beach Clean – Past Event

Saturday 19th March, 10am-11.30am, Hannafore beach Join members of Looe Marine Conservation Group to help clean up the beach at Hannafore, and conduct a beach litter survey for the Marine Conservation Society. Marine litter is a threat to our wildlife. And the winter storms tend to th
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