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

Hannafore Beach Clean

Past event – Looe New Year Beach Clean & Social

Hannafore Beach, West Looe, Monday 2 January 1 pm Join us for our New Year Beach Clean and Social to Announce Looe Marine Conservation Group 2017 Events Calendar. Meet at 1 pm at the Coastguard Station. We’ll work off some Christmas excess on a litter pick (weather dependent) be
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Past Event: Training: Riverfly Partnership

Thursday 5 January: 10.30 – 4.00pm in Looe Booking essential – for further details and bookings contact Cornwall Wildlife Trust on 01872 240 777 (ext. 240) / Iain.Barker@cornwallwildlifetrust.org.uk Survey being launched by Cornwall Wildlife Trust and The Riverfly Partners
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Past Event: Seaton Beach Clean

Sunday 12th March, 12.00 – 1.00pm, Seaton Join us to do your bit for marine conservation Hopefully coinciding with Clean Cornwall Week, this beach clean is well timed to clean up one of our beaches which suffers alot from ghost fishing gear and marine debris after the winter/spring st
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Common Dolphins

Past Event – Seawatch with Seaquest South West

Sunday 19th February, 11.00am – 1.00pm, Polruan Polruan NCI Station, St Saviours Hill, Polruan-by-Fowey, Cornwall, PL23 1PQ Grid reference SX 125 508   Seaquest Southwest is a citizen science marine recording project run by Cornwall Wildlife Trust’s Living Seas Marine Team.
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Looe Seal Duchess Banana-ing

Past Event – Your Shore Annual Conference – Booking essential, Details to be Confirmed

  Sunday 5th March, All Day, Bedruthan Steps Hotel, Mawgan Porth   Be inspired! Catch up with developments in the world of marine conservation at the essential annual conference. Open to all members and volunteers, but places are limited and booking (through Cornwall Wildlife Tru
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Past Event: LMCG Meeting and Talk: Author and Artist, Biddy Lloyd

Tuesday 21st March, 6.30pm meeting starts. 8.00pm talk. RNLI Station, East Looe (Upstairs in the Crew Room) All welcome! Whether you’re already a member or just interested in finding out more about marine conservation and getting involved, you will be very welcome to join our fr
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Past Event: Spring Rockpool Watch: Easter Holiday Rock Pool Ramble

Saturday 8th April. 10am – 11.30am. 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 deli
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Past Event: LMCG Meeting and Talk: Crabs and Crustaceans

Tuesday 18th April, 6.30pm meeting starts. Talk 7.00pm – 9.00pm. RNLI Station, East Looe (Upstairs in Crew Room). All welcome! Whether you’re already a member or just interested in finding out more about marine conservation and getting involved, you will be very welcome to
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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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