Shark Week is a renowned cultural phenomenon. But the Shark Trust are going bigger and better in Plymouth this summer. Shark Month is coming to Royal William Yard this July. The month-long celebration is a partnership between the Shark Trust, who are based here in Plymouth, and Royal William Yard. With many of the businesses within the yard taking the opportunity to join in.

Visitors will be invited to celebrate and support the vital work of the Shark Trust while enjoying a month-long extravaganza of art, entertainment and advocacy. With a captivating art exhibition, Great White wine tasting, paddleboarding with shark experts, a pub quiz, talks, craft activities for all the family and a screening of the iconic film Jaws with a Q&A with the Shark Trust all taking place, Shark Month promises a plethora of events for everyone to enjoy.

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Royal William Yard is the perfect place to celebrate the wonders of the sea” said Paul Cox, CEO of the Shark Trust. “We can’t wait for people to dive into a month of shark-themed activities – the lineup of events makes this an unmissable occasion for ocean lovers of all ages. Shark Month will be an opportunity to celebrate these incredible creatures, highlight the importance of conservation, and help safeguard the future for sharks.

The Oceanic 31 exhibition will be on display at Ocean Studios throughout July. The Shark Trust has brought together a group of artists who are passionate about sharks, conservation, and using art as a tool for positive change. Each of the 31 paintings, drawings, sculptures and digital media represents a species of shark or ray that lives in the open ocean. Immerse yourself in the wonderful world of sharks and rays.

Limited edition prints of some of the artworks are available to buy. An auction will be held at the end of the year giving people a chance to bid on the originals and raise money for shark and ray conservation.