Welcome 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 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. Please use the Contact page to get in touch.
To find out more about joining Looe Marine Conservation Group, see our membership page.
Tuesday 21st April Upstairs at RNLI Station, East Looe Monthly Meeting 6.30 pm Illustrated Talk at 7.30 pm LMCG Volunteer and Veterinary Consultant with the charity British Divers Marine Life Rescue, (BDMLR) Darryl Thorpe describes the work of the charity’s vets & trained vContinue Reading →
Friday 10th April. 3.30pm – 5pm. Meet below the Coastguard Station at Hannafore, West Looe – look for the Looe Marine Conservation Group sailflags! Rock pools are amazing habitats and the plants and animals that live in rock pools are both fascinating and hardy. After surviving the wiContinue Reading →
Tuesday 24th March. Millpool Centre, West Looe 7 pm Our ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING is an open invitation to members and volunteers of the Looe Marine Conservation Group, sponsors and local supporters to review our achievements over the past year and look to the future. Followed by a TalkContinue Reading →
Saturday 21st March 12 noon to 2 pm, Hannafore Beach, West Looe Meet below the Coastguard Station – look out for our sailflags. After the winter storms, it’s time to count the damage as we clean the beach collecting and counting marine debris. Plastic? Nurdles? Ghost netContinue Reading →
Saturday – 7th March Meet at the Seaton Beach Cafe at 11am for a strandline walk. From 1.00pm join us at the Seaton Beach Cafe for lunch. The fulmar is a magnificent sea bird, but like other marine animals it is in danger by the increase in marine plastics. Every northern FulmarContinue Reading →
Friday 20th February. 12noon – 1.30pm. Meet below the Coastguard Station at Hannafore, West Looe – look for the Looe Marine Conservation Group sailflags! Join the first of several rockpool rambles run by the Looe Marine Conservation Group over the coming year as we investigate and expContinue Reading →
Tuesday 17th February Upstairs at RNLI Station 7.30 pm Now owned by Cornwall Wildlife Trust, this illustrated talk will bring together information gathered over the years by a succession of authors to tell the story of Looe Island. Local historian, and manager of Looe TIC, Mark Camp Continue Reading →
Saturday 7th February at the Millpool Centre, West Looe 7.oo pm for a 7.30 start. (Ends circa 10.00 pm.) A ‘Shark Night in Looe’ – a rare opportunity to hear such eminent speakers on the topic of sharks and shark conservation. Two fascinating talks and a licensed barContinue Reading →
Tuesday 20th January 6.30 pm meeting 7.30 pm Illustrated Talk Upstairs at RNLI Station East Looe After our monthly meeting, join us at 7.30 pm to hear oceanographer Dr Ken George give an illustrated talk. He will share with us the process of creating his chart of the coastal approacheContinue Reading →
HANNAFORE BEACH, WEST LOOE, Saturday 3rd January Meet on the beach at Hannafore below the Coastguard station at 11 am From 1 pm, join us in the Raffles Bar at the Hannafore Point Hotel to learn more about Looe Marine Conservation Group! If you love beaches and want to help protect ourContinue Reading →
Wednesday 29th October, 2pm – 4pm Meet on the beach below the Coastguard station at Hannafore, West Looe. Join expert volunteers to explore the hidden world of the rocky shore before many of the animals and plants hide away for the winter! Please don’t bring nets as these Continue Reading →
Sunday 21st September, 10am Meet on the beach at Hannafore below the Coastguard station. Join a team of volunteers to help clean up the beach after the summer season. This event is part of the Marine Conservation Society’s ‘Beachwatch Big Weekend’. We collect all theContinue Reading →
Friday 15th August, 3pm – 5pm Meet below the Coastguard Station at Hannafore, West Looe – look for the Looe Marine Conservation Group sailflags! Hats, suncream and buckets at the ready! Join our expert volunteers on the shore for our ever-popular rockpool ramble! Explore LContinue Reading →
Friday August 29th, 1pm – 4pm Are you ready to get muddy? Join a local expert to discover the rich and wonderful world of the mudflats of the Looe River Estuary! BOOKING ESSENTIAL. Please call 01503 265590 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Meeting place will be confirmed on boContinue Reading →
The Cornish fishing town of Looe celebrates its maritime heritage and traditions every year in this annual Festival by the Sea, rescheduled to 19 and 20 July. From 10 am each day along the quayside in East Looe, you can ‘graze along the quay’ sampling great seafood and Continue Reading →
A launch event for this new book about Looe’s Wildlife is being held on Friday 11th July at 7.30pm at St Martin’s Church Hall Looe with a talk, book signing by the author Derek Spooner and refreshments. Wild Looe is a new pocket book about Looe’s wildlife written by Continue Reading →
Visit a hidden world at Hannafore, West Looe with expert volunteers from the Looe Marine Conservation Group. Come and discover the weird, wonderful and beautiful creatures and seaweeds that inhabitat Looe’s amazing rockpools. There’s no need to book. Meet at the CoastguarContinue Reading →
If you’re looking for things to do in Looe, join our expert volunteers on the shore for the Easter Rockpool Ramble. Explore Looe’s rockpools and meet the wonderful creatures that live there. We’ll help you identify common, rare and invasive species. No nets, please – they Continue Reading →
Our ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING is on Thursday March 13 at 7 pm at the Millpool Centre, West Looe by invitation to volunteers, Looe Marine Conservation Group members and various sponsors and local supporters of the group. There will be a short presentation to : Review the group’s 2013 achiContinue Reading →
Friday 21st February 2.30 – 4.30 pm Hannafore, West Looe. Meet below Coastguard Station How have the recent storms affected our rock pools? Wrap up warm and join local experts to explore the winter shoreline at Hannafore, West Looe and delve into Looe’s fantastic rockpools. BriContinue Reading →