Shark Week is a renowned cultural phenomenon – but we are going bigger and better this summer by creating Shark Month at Royal William Yard this July.  

Visitors will be invited to celebrate and support the vital work of the Shark Trust while enjoying a month-long extravaganza of shark and ray art, entertainment and advocacy. 

What's On

Oceanic 31 Exhibition: 1st-31st July, Ocean Studios, daily   10am - 5pm: Free Entry

Kicking off the celebration is the Oceanic 31 Exhibition at Ocean Studios. Dive into the mesmerising world of oceanic wonders showcased through an enthralling exhibit of art inspired by marine conservation. For more information visit the Oceanic 31 page

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Family Art Activity sessions: 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th July, Ocean Studios, 10am - Midday, Free Entry

Families are invited to unleash their creativity each Saturday at Ocean Studios. Shark Trust staff will be on hand to assist and answer questions.

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Shark Trust Activity Day: 7th July, 10am - 3pm, Free Entry

Joining forces with Royal William Yard Good Food & Craft Market, the Shark Trust Activity Day promises a day filled with educational fun and exciting activities.


Great Whites Wine Tasting: 11th July 7 - 9pm at Le Vignoble

Support a good cause, while savouring wines produced in regions where Great White sharks are found. 
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Shark Trust Quiz Night: 13th July, 7:30 - 9:30pm at Steel Brew

Test your knowledge at the Shark Quiz Night at Steel Brew, where teams can compete in a battle of wits for a chance to win fantastic prizes. 
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Letter Press Poster Workshops: 18th July, hourly 10am - 3pm

Letterpress Poster Workshops with Alan Qualtrough at Ocean Studios, using the recently restored 19th-century Albion press.


Shark Conservation: Science and Art: 18th July, 7 - 9pm, Ocean Studios

Ocean Studios and the Shark Trust are hosting an evening to explore the link between science and art in shark conservation. The evening features, Paul Cox, CEO of the Shark Trust, and Marc Dando, a highly acclaimed shark illustrator. Join us and learn about the latest advances in shark conservation and how art is helping to bring a love of sharks to new audiences.

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Jaws: 21st July, 6:30pm at The Everyman

Film enthusiasts won't want to miss the screening of Jaws - the most iconic shark film ever made – at Everyman Plymouth, offering a thrilling cinematic experience followed by Q&As with our Director of Conservation, Ali Hood, and Marketing Manager, Caroline Roberson-Brown. 


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Shark Trust Paddle: 26th July, 4 - 6pm at SW SUPS

Adventure seekers can embark on an exhilarating Shark Trust Paddle with South West SUP, taking to scenic waters while learning about shark conservation. Beginners lesson at 4pm, evening paddle out 5 - 6pm, live music till late. 

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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.