St Katharine Docks

Oliver Beardon 

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Sail Britain

Sail Britain aims to inspire positive change for the oceans through sailing. Whilst exploring the British coastline, the team work towards cultural exchange and ocean literacy through exploration, education and of course, learning how to sail. 

'Sailing on a Plastic Sea’ is the culmination of Sail Britain’s 2018 programme exploring the British coastline from interdisciplinary perspectives and focusing on plastic pollution in the oceans.

We are pleased to welcome the Sail Britain team to St. Katharine Docks for an exclusive event comprising workshops, talks and an exhibition of work in response to Sail Britain’s recent voyages and raising awareness of marine plastics. Take a look below for the full schedule. 


Friday 12th October:

  • 11am - 5pm - Open Boat. Visit the yacht and talk to the crew about life at sea!
  • 3pm – Cyanotype Workshop with Melanie King of Super-collider. Create your own unique prints with discarded plastic using light from the sun!
  • 5pm – Exhibition Private View. Works in response to Sail Britain’s Coastline Project by resident artists and crew.
  • 6:30pm – Evening of talks and responses. Reflecting on Sail Britain’s work inviting friends and collaborators to share their research and experience


Saturday 13th October:

  • 11am - 5pm - Exhibition open 
  • 11am – Foreshore Walk with artists Emma Harry and Laura Copsey in association with the RCA Walkative society
  • 11:30am - Open Boat.
  • 2pm – Collage workshop. Following on from the Foreshore Walk, join artists Maisie Maris and Laura Copsey to repurpose found plastics.


All events will take place on our Event Pontoon, moored in the Centre Basin. Look out for the big white tent and you won't miss us.

To register for an event, please email Oliver Beardon at