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Octopus Ahoy! Starring the Electric Palace!

Octopus Ahoy! Starring the Electric Palace!

Harwich is all set for the launch of Tendring’s public art trail Octopus Ahoy! The famous Electric Palace cinema played host to our 60 school sculptures recently for a photoshoot making them the first guests to sit in the famous cinema since the cast of Downton Abbey...

Betty Goes Bathing at Brightlingsea Lido!

Betty Goes Bathing at Brightlingsea Lido!

One of our octopus creations, ‘Betty the Bathing Octo-Belle’, went for a swim and splash at the Brightlingsea Lido ahead of their grand reopening! As a VIP, she couldn’t resist testing out the waters before she takes her place outside of the Brightlingsea Museum for...

The Launch of the Clacton Breeze ‘Octo-Bus’!

The Launch of the Clacton Breeze ‘Octo-Bus’!

On Sunday 29th May, CJ and the team travelled down to Clacton Pavilion to help manage the free family Clacton Rocks event, showcasing the fantastic new look of the newly wrapped Clacton Breeze ‘Octo-Bus’. It was amazing to see so many families admire the...

And the winner is…

And the winner is…

Have you heard the one about the octopus jet skiing into Clacton Pier? We recently had the honour of announcing that the winning school Octopus Ahoy! sculpture design, out of the 60 schools, was ‘Unity’, by the wonderful staff and students at Holland Haven Primary...

Volunteers’ Week 2021

Volunteers’ Week 2021

The 1st-7th June 2021 is National Volunteers’ Week – a great time to shine the spotlight on the contribution that millions of people across the UK make to so many causes, events and businesses by volunteering. We’re looking for volunteers to join the Octopus Ahoy!...

Anchors Away! The Octopus Ahoy! App is Live

Anchors Away! The Octopus Ahoy! App is Live

The wait is over – the Octopus Ahoy! app has splashed down – it’s officially live and ready for you to download for free on both Apple and Android devices! This app will be your best shipmate this summer, helping you to navigate the trail of octopus sculptures and...

CJ’s Diary: Trip to Lexden Springs!

CJ’s Diary: Trip to Lexden Springs!

Ahoy matey! Welcome back to my diary – gilly gosh, do I have an exciting entry for you today… At the beginning of this week, I had the honour and pleasure of visiting Lexden Springs Residential Special School to pick up their completed octopus sculpture and meet some...