Join us at the Algaenarium - Worthing's first seaweed spa

28-30 June 2019 - Where? Worthing Seafront, left of the pier

Come along to Worthing’s first seaweed spa. Join us for a range of events and activities under cover of a marquee and on the beach. Considered a superfood, and hugely popular in Asian countries, seaweed had a range of uses in the past in the UK. The Algaenarium will be highlighting the best of what seaweed has to offer now. Join us to discover more about our connections with the sea on our doorstep.

The venue is wheelchair accessible and open to all. Most of the events are free with voluntary donations; massage and spa treatment require booking. All proceeds go back into the pollination and marine projects that we run with communities across Worthing

Beach Fire Launch Event

Friday 28 June from 7pm

 

The Algaenarium kicks off with a beach fire with ocean themed tunes, a bar and seaweed snacks.

Seaweed Spa Treatments

Saturday 29 & Sunday 30 June

Treat yourself to a soothing seaweed facial and experience the healing qualities of this ancient plant source from the sea. You will be looked after by Anne-Marie from Taste of Space and Rosie from Rosie Denyer Holistics.

Book your Saturday or Sunday space now!

Sunday Seaweed Swim

Join us for a mass sea swim amongst the seaweed on Sunday morning at 9am.

Meet at the Algaenarium at 8:45am. As there will be no changing facilities please bring something to change into and out of.

We will provide some refreshments after the swim, which will take approximately 30 minutes (weather dependent)

 

Do-it-yourself skin care facial routine with seaweed based products

Join us for a fun session of creating your own facial routine with local therapists Anna-Marie from Taste of Space and Rosie from Rosie Denyer Holistics.

During this session they will show you how to go about your own facial routine following an easy step-by-step cleanse / exfoliate / steam / mask / tone / mist sequence using seaweed inspired products.

All the materials will be provided!

Sat & Sun at 2pm - Book your workshop space

Food & Drink & more...

Throughout the weekend there will be information boards, seaweed snacks to try, seaweed recipe cards, cocktails to enjoy on the beach from Manuka Bar and seaweed themed food available in partnership with The Fish Factory.

Walks, Talks & Tales

Seaweedy Stories with Storyteller Siân Jones: As a storyteller Siân Jones has told tales in schools, theatres, museums, residential care homes and at festivals.  She has been storyteller-in-residence at Brighton Museum and Fabrica Gallery and collaborated with circle dancers and musicians.  Over this weekend she will weave seaweedy tales of selkies and kelpies and castles that lie deep in the depths of the ocean.

Kingmere Marine Conservation Zone – A Gem off the coast of Worthing: Talk by Marine Conservation Expert Alice Tebb

From sea to soil to kitchen plate: Anne Thwaites and Seaweed Stacey In conversation.

Guided Seashore Walk and Introduction to Seaweed: Join us for a seaweed identification walk and discussion of the marine life on Worthing beach.

See full schedule of events

Get crafty

All day on Saturday & Sunday

Lino printing; Marbling and other activities for the young & young at heart. We’ll also be building a mythical kelpie, for you to add your wishes for the planet, before we launch it in to the sea on Sunday. 

Full Schedule of Events - Saturday & Sunday

All events start on the hour

Friday 28 June

  • from 7pm  -  Beach Fire Launch

 

Saturday 29 June

  • 10am – 6pm  -  Get Crafty in our Craft Corner
  • 10am – 6pm  -  Seaweed Information, recipe cards/ Seaweed snack and nibbles to try & buy
  • 10am – 1pm  -  Soothing seaweed facial treatment with local therapists (pre-book here)
  • 10am – 1pm  -  Make your own Seaweed Body Scrub; drop in session with donations for materials
  • 11am  -  Kingmere Marine Conservation Zone
  • 1pm  -  Seaweedy Storytelling Session with Sian Jones
  • 2pm  -  From sea to soil to kitchen plate - Anne Thwaites & Seaweed Stacey
  • 2pm  -  Do-it-yourself skin care facial routine workshop with seaweed based products (pre-book here
  • 3pm  -  Seaweedy Storytelling Session with Sian Jones
  • 4pm  -  Guided Seashore Walk and Introduction to Seaweed
  • 6pm until Sundown  -  DJ, Bar and Food from the Fish Factory

 

Sunday 30 June

  • 9am -  Seaweed Swim!
  • 10am – 3pm  -  Get Crafty in our Craft Corner
  • 10am – 3pm  -  Seaweed Information recipe cards/ Seaweed snack and nibbles to try & buy
  • 10am – 1pm  -  Soothing seaweed facial treatment with local therapists; (pre-book here
  • 10am – 1pm  -  Make your own Seaweed Body Scrub; drop in session with donations for materials
  • 10am  -  Seaweedy Storytelling Session with Sian Jones
  • 11am  -  Introduction to Seaweed Talk
  • 12pm  -  Seaweedy Storytelling Session with Sian Jones 
  • 1pm  -  From sea to soil to kitchen plate - Anne Thwaites & Seaweed Stacey in conversation
  • 2pm  -  Guided Seashore Walk and Introduction to Seaweed
  • 2pm  -  Do-it-yourself skin care facial routine workshop with seaweed based products. (pre-book here
  • 3pm  -  Launch of the mythical Kelpie
  • 4pm – EVENT END

The Algaenarium is part of the “Neptune’s Larder” marine programme, run by We are FoodPioneers CIC and funded by the Rampion Fund. Proceeds from the therapies go back into the pollination and marine projects that we run with communities across Worthing.

Algaenarium Press Release

The Algaenarium pops up in partnership with :
Proto Restaurant Group
The AWC Parks & Foreshore team
The Cornish Seaweed Company
Haeckels
Therapists Anne-Marie from Taste of Space and Rosie Denyer Holistics

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