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CJ’s Diary: The First Entry (of many to come)!

CJ’s Diary: The First Entry (of many to come)!

Ahoy everybody – CJ here! As the official mascot for the upcoming art trail project, Octopus Ahoy! – and the first octopus to properly live on land, I think – I’ve decided to start a diary to document my life up here with the people. I was excited to be invited to...

Octopus and Artists Unite

Octopus and Artists Unite

Before we know it, Tendring and its surrounding areas will be inhabited by 4ft x 4ft octopus sculptures, each one uniquely painted by their magnificent artists and sponsored by a local business. In the lead up to the launch of the Octopus Ahoy! art trail event in...

Octopus Ahoy! New Dates for 2021

Octopus Ahoy! New Dates for 2021

Get your calendars at the ready because Octopus Ahoy! is swimming its way to Essex for summer 2021… The year of 2020 may not have gone to plan for many of us, but we’re here to make sure that 2021 makes up for it with the most exciting art event of the year launching...

Sponsor picks artist event

Sponsor picks artist event

We are one step closer to witnessing the most exciting art trail of the year, Octopus Ahoy! Our exclusive ‘Sponsor Meets Artist’ event commenced the evening of Wednesday 4th March, and it went off with a sensational splash! Over a hundred of the wonderful designs we...

Liverpool Street Octopus and App Launch Dates Confirmed!

Liverpool Street Octopus and App Launch Dates Confirmed!

We can reveal that the first octopus will be coming to London Liverpool Street on the 13th May 2020! The arrival of this first sculpture will launch the trail to the public, ready for our Octopus Ahoy app to go live and available for download from 1st July 2020; this...

Submissions have come to an end!

Submissions have come to an end!

Dear artists, submissions for our octopus sculpture design competition are now closed! We beyond thrilled with the response to the Octopus Ahoy! campaign. There have been over 100 wonderfully creative submissions from talented artists – the designs we have received...

Businesses Set Sail for Octopus Ahoy!

Businesses Set Sail for Octopus Ahoy!

One event down! It was great to see so many faces, both new and familiar, at our Octopus Ahoy! Business Reception event last night at The Pier in Harwich. Businesses from Tendring, and the wider area, joined us for drinks and canapes, to eagerly hear more about the...

Our Octopus Patrons

Our Octopus Patrons

So pleased to welcome the sponsors who’ve come on board so far! Tendring District Council, Milsom Hotels, KAT Marketing, Ellisons Solicitors, Reeman Dansie, Palletwise, Harwich Haven Authority and Galloper Wind Farms. The business reception for sponsors is to be held...