The Deep News - October 2017

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GREEK-BASED ARTISTS BRING A TASTE OF THE AEGEAN TO HULL

30th October 2017

The Deep is delighted to announce the final instalment of its marine art series, a stunning collection from art potter Katharina Bolesch and jewellery designer and craftsman Alexander Reichardt, collaboratively known as Fish & Olive – Art of the Aegean. The collection of ceramics including vases, plates and tiles alongside magnificent photographs will be on show from 1 November 2017 to 31 January 2018.

The couple live and work in the village of Halki on the Cycladean island of Naxos, where they operate their workshop, gallery and boutique.

Reichardt's compelling imagery is based strongly on the motif of the fish as the all-encompassing symbol of the sea and its fruitfulness. His exquisite fish designs feature on the ceramic and porcelain work of Bolesch and are incorporated into artefacts of luminous beauty that include silver jewellery, Naxian marble, brass, wood, and lithographs.

From his earliest years, Alexander Reichardt has engaged with the sea in every way and most intensely through scuba diving, a pursuit that has invested his art with its unique aesthetic. Such close engagement has also imbued him with a profound sympathy for the marine environment in general and his engagement with marine conservation is expressed through his close association with the Cousteau Divers.

Thus, respect for the sea, for its beauty and its danger, defines Alexander Reichardt's aesthetic and ethical view of the marine environment.  He believes that the rich diversity of the Mediterranean that has captivated him from his earliest years has been greatly diminished in his own lifetime. His artistry and his beautiful images are a celebration of that diversity and reflect also a powerful plea for its recovery and restoration.

Banner FORMER DEEP CHIEF EXECUTIVE PRESENTED WITH LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

FORMER DEEP CHIEF EXECUTIVE PRESENTED WITH LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

21st October 2017

The Deep's former Chief Executive Colin Brown has been awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2017 Yorkshire Coast Business Awards. This prestigious accolade is awarded to an individual who has made a significant and long term impact within local business. 

Colin Brown, was instrumental in conceiving the country's most commercially successful Millennium Commission Project, which opened back in 2002. He continued to steer the ship for a further 15 years after opening, stepping down to retire in 2017.

Since opening The Deep has seen over 6.5 million visitors through its doors and was key in helping to trigger confidence in the city's ability to transform itself. In the years that followed, Hull benefitted from investment from some of the biggest companies in the world, as well as landing City of Culture status in 2017. 

In his time at the helm, The Deep not only became an award-winning visitor attraction but also a leading light in marine conservation, with The Deep's work regularly highlighted at conferences across the globe. The Deep now leads a number of captive breeding programmes and has set up a pioneering partnership with the IUCN Red List, the world's main authority on the conservation status of species - recruiting an expert to assess marine species. The Deep also played a key role in setting up the region’s first Marine Protection Zones.

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STAFF IN GOOD SHAPE FOR SAWFISH DAY!

17th October 2017

It's the first ever International Sawfish Day! We are very excited to launch this day to raise awareness of the world's most endangered member of the elasmobranch family (sharks and rays). Our staff marked this occasion by making a giant sawfish shape in The Deep this morning and we would love to challenge you to do the same! Whether they are made from people, paper, or any other object, we would love to see what you come up with. Please post them on facebook, twitter or  instagram and use #INTLsawfishday and #thedeephull. 

Other ways to get involved:

• Visit The Deep until 5 nov and stop by craft corner to make your own sawfish day badge with our Guides. We will also have presentations throughout the day where you can learn more about these magnificent animals

• Download the colouring sheet and posters to display in your place of work or school https://www.thedeep.co.uk/our-ethos/conservation-projects/international-sawfish-day 

• You can also enter our Sawfish Day competition on our facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/TheDeepHull/videos/1464248046945727/  Listen to the (question also as subtitle at 0:16). This closes at 10am on Friday 20th October so get your comments in quick!

• Put the date in your diary for next year - we would love to see this event grow and reach as many people as possible to let them know that sawfish are worth saving!

Banner EXCLUSIVE WEDDING OPEN EVENING

EXCLUSIVE WEDDING OPEN EVENING

11th October 2017

We have spaces remaining at our upcoming wedding open evening on Wednesday 18 October from 7pm. This event is ideal for couples considering The Deep as a potential wedding view, giving them the chance to see ceremony and reception set ups as well as meeting our dedicated events team. 

Visitors are offered 1:1 appointments to discuss their ideas and requirements as well as gaining quotations from the team if requested.

All guests are given complimentary prosecco and canapes on arrival. 

This event is by private booking only, so please email us should you wish to attend or would like further details.

Banner MARINE PLASTIC LOWDOWN

MARINE PLASTIC LOWDOWN

7th October 2017

Check out our new infographic for the lowdown on marine plastic and ways you can help in our downloadable resources section here

Earlier in the year The Deep was lucky enough to rehome a pair of Loggerhead sea turtles from Aquatopia in Belgium and they have since been helping us to raise awareness of marine plastic. Many species of sea turtle (including Loggerheads) like to eat jellyfish, but a floating plastic bag can look like a tasty treat! If ingested, bags and other plastic items can cause blockages in their system and even death. 

These are just some of the ways we can help reduce plastic use in our every day lives:

1. Stop using plastic straws. Check if the restaurant or bar uses 100% biodegradable straws.

2. Invest in a reusable shopping bag. A single plastic bag can take 1,000 years to degrade.

3. Pack your lunch in reusable containers and bags.

4. Use refillable bottles for water rather than buying single use plastic bottles

Plan your visit

Opening Times

  • Open daily from 10am until 6pm. We are closed on Christmas Eve & Christmas Day
  • Last admission is at 5pm, although we recommended you to arrive no later than 4pm
  • The Deep’s peak times are between 11am – 2pm, should you prefer a quieter environment please visit outside these times.
  • Car parking is available costing £3 for six hours. It can become full during school holidays. Alternative car parks can be found here

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The Deep takes the safety and security of its staff and visitors seriously and continues to work with Counter Terrorism Police Officers to review security regimes on a regular basis.

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