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The Human Aquarium
Photo by Tom Martin
The Human Aquarium is a brand new exhibition premiering on 15th February in Leeds.

The exhibition looks at the world through the eyes of sea mammals.

Using Mer-folk in place of marine mammals, it delves into the world of aquariums, their inhabitants.

What it is like to spend your life in a tank?

For the animals still in their natural habitat, the world’s oceans, what effect are single-use plastics having on their home?

And why should we care?

Despite the success of documentaries such as ‘Blackfish’ and ‘Blue Planet’ that provide information about captivity, single-use plastics and recycling, do we really know what we are buying into?

Whether it’s purchasing a disposable bottle of water or a ticket to a marine park, do we consider how our choices affect the planet?

The Human Aquarium is a free, family friendly and sounds thought provoking, interactive event.

Volunteers will engage with the public and discuss these hot topics, present sustainable alternatives and provide opportunities to learn about more ethical choices.

The exhibition Dates: 15th – 28th February 2019 Location: St John’s shopping Centre, Leeds City Centre.

The Human Aquarium team will be taking over an empty shop unit to replicate an aquarium and all things aquatic in Leeds City Centre.

The exhibition will contain thought provoking photography, artworks, installations, films and interactive activities developed by local Leeds artists and activists.

During the exhibition we will be creating a sculpture from single use plastics that the public are invited to come along and add to.

On 22nd Feb 6-9pm there will be an evening of environmental themed talks from some inspirational organisations;

The World Cetacean Alliance
Plastic-Free Me
Greenpeace Leeds
Love the Oceans
Zero Waste Leeds
The Real Junk Food Project

There will also be a variety of free, family friendly workshops including:

Mermaid Mondays
Dolphin Scramble
Ocean Plastics Fish Making
Sculpting The Future
The Forever Octopus

Please see the website for workshop, event details & opening times: https://humanaquarium.co.uk/

The Human Aquarium, 10th January 2019, 10:05 AM