14 June 2018

Rampion supports the Newhaven Fish Festival 2018

Rampion will be at the Newhaven Fish Festival this weekend having funded school and community art workshops via the Sussex Community Development Association to create ‘clean, green and marine’ themed costumes for the event’s opening parade .

The Fish Festival Children’s Parade will be kicked off by Rampion’s Plant Manager Richard Crowhurst around 1015am and it promises to be a riot of colour and sound as school children and community groups are joined by the Earthquake Drummers to walk from the Denton Island Car Park, through the town to the festival’s West Quay location.

Newhaven Artist Carol Havard has been running workshops with local schools and community groups including  Seahaven Academy, UTC Newhaven, Brownies and Rainbows and the Hillcrest Centre, since earlier in the year.

She said: “Rampion’s support has enabled many young people to develop their artistic side in a purposeful way, learning about renewable energy as they put their efforts into creating eye-catching and memorable parade costumes”.

The Rampion team will be present at the event with an information stand, colouring-in for children and giveaways. They would welcome visitors to come and talk to them about the offshore wind farm, which is due for full operation later this year. The Newhaven Operations & Maintenance Base at the East Quay was officially opened by Maria Caulfield MP on Tuesday 29 May.

The Newhaven Fish Festival – a day full of fun activities for all the family; the opportunity to buy fresh fish, listen to music and join in with activities – is on from 10am until 3.30pm on Saturday (June 16).

Students at work creating their Fish Festival costumes.
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