World Oceans Day 2019

Thanks to the Government of Canada ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆfor proposing the concept of a World Oceans Day waaaay back in 1992 at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, we now officially celebrate it on 8th June every year ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป!

Why Celebrate?

To remind everyone of the major role the oceans have in everyday life ๐Ÿ™‚!

The scientific bit? They are the lungs of our planet ๐ŸŒŽ, providing over 50% of the oxygen we breathe ๐Ÿ’จand absorbing 50 times more carbon dioxide than the atmosphere ๐ŸŒŠ.

Covering 70% of the Earth's surface, the ocean transports heat from the equator to the poles, regulating our climate and weather patterns ๐ŸŒง.

โ€ฆand if thatโ€™s not enough, they are a major source of food, medicines and jobs.

There are thousands of events in over 120 countries, here are some that Island Glitter HQ are heading to ๐Ÿ‘ญ!

Soho Music Presents World Ocean Day

Think bean bags, photo booths ๐Ÿ“ธ, ice lollies ๐Ÿฆand live music ๐ŸŽถ!

Enjoy a big ole mix of Latin, Afrobeat and Jazz with music collective Lokkhi Terra, cool Indie sounds from ALLTHINGSMATA, sultry vocals from Delilah Holliday and electric soul from Ese & The Vooduu People, along with laid-back tunes from Vista Kicks and St Martiins ๐Ÿ˜Ž, all curated by artist and producer Luis Felber.

Then shimmy over to 3 Newburgh Street to learn what you can do to help protect our oceans at the Project 0 pop-up exhibition.

When: 8th June 2019

Where: Carnaby Street, London, W1

Tickets Needed? Nope!


Face Your Waste

Face Your Waste is an event exhibiting the work of creatives in the art and music scene, who have taken up the challenge of finding creative solutions to the accumulation of plastic waste that is destined for landfill and the oceans.

The event has been set up to show the public that big changes have small beginnings and that by using your creativity you are able to make a difference and create something beautiful out of the unloved.

When: 8th June 2019

Where: Dreambags and Jaguar Shoes, 32-36 Kingsland Rd, London, E2 8DA

Tickets Needed? Yep! Get โ€˜em here ๐ŸŽŸ


Ocean Talks

Held at the Royal Geographic Society in London, Ocean Talks will bring together some of the world's leading environmental activists and marine experts to discuss the issue of plastic pollution and uncover solutions to some of the biggest problems facing the world's oceans ๐Ÿ ๐ŸŸ๐Ÿฌ.

When: 12th June 2019

Where: Royal Geographic Society, 1 Kensington Gore, Kensington, London, SW7 2AR

Tickets Needed? Yep! Register here ๐ŸŽŸ


Let us know what youโ€™ll be attending!

Linds & Louie x