Shark Week is a renowned cultural phenomenon – but Plymouth is going bigger and better this summer by welcoming Shark Month to Royal William Yard in July.

The month-long celebration is a partnership with the Shark Trust, a leading international conservation charity, based in Britain’s Ocean City.

Visitors will be invited to celebrate and support the vital work of the Shark Trust while enjoying a month-long extravaganza of art, entertainment and advocacy. With a captivating art exhibition, Great White wine tasting, paddleboarding with shark experts, and a screening of the iconic film Jaws all taking place, Shark Month promises a plethora of events for everyone to enjoy.

“"Royal William Yard is the perfect place to celebrate the wonders of the sea. We can't wait for people to dive into a month of shark-themed activities - the lineup of events makes this an unmissable occasion for ocean lovers of all ages. Shark Month will be an opportunity to celebrate these incredible creatures, highlight the importance of conservation, and help safeguard the future for sharks."”
Paul Cox, CEO of the Shark Trust.

Shark Month Event Programme


1st-31st July

Oceanic 31 at Ocean Studios

Oceanic 31 is a new shark and ray art project from The Shark Trust.

Dive into the mesmerising world of oceanic wonders showcased through an enthralling exhibit of art inspired by marine conservation, bringing together artists from a variety of backgrounds who are passionate about wildlife, conservation, and using art as a tool for positive change.

Each artist has focused on one species of Oceanic Shark or Ray. The artists have kindly agreed to donate the pieces to the cause, to be auctioned off with funds going towards the Big Shark Pledge. Limited edition prints are available for some of the pieces.

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6th, 13th, 20th & 27th July

Family Art Activity Sessions at Ocean Studios

Families are invited to unleash their creativity at Family Art Activity Sessions each Saturday throughout the month at Ocean Studios.


7th July

Shark Trust Activity Day

Joining forces with Royal William Yard Good Food & Craft Market, the Shark Trust Activity Day promises a day filled with educational fun and exciting activities.

Le Vignoble Cassoulet

11th July & 25th July

'Great Whites' Wine Tasting at Le Vignoble

Le Vignoble have teamed up with The Shark Trust to bring you an evening of great whites!

11th July - Sold out

25th July - New Date Added

We'll explore 6 great white wines, each produced in regions close to where Great White sharks are found. Some will be fierce & powerful, others will be sleek & majestic, this may well be the closest encounter you will ever have to the ultimate underwater predator. Let's just hope we're not gonna need a bigger boat!

Tickets £22

(£2 from each ticket will be donated to The Shark Trust)


13th July

Shark Quiz Night at Steel Brew

Test both your shark and general knowledge at the Shark Quiz Night at Steel Brew, where teams can compete in a battle of wits for a chance to win fantastic prizes.

Try the hand crafted "Basking in the Haze" - a hazy session IPA from our friends at Steel Brew whilst raising money for shark and ray conservation.

Prizes for winning team, best shark-themed team name, best Shark-Dressed Fan.

All the money raised will go towards shark conservation work at the Shark Trust.


18th July

Letterpress Poster Workshops

Join Alan Qualtrough and discover the age-old craft of composing type and using beautiful vintage wood fonts to print a poster, short phrase, or lines of your favourite poem using our recently restored 19th-century Albion press at Ocean Studios.

Alan is an experienced wordsmith, former newspaper editor, graphic designer, and letterpress printer and runs the well-equipped printing studio in Ocean Studios.


18th July

Sharks & Art Talk at Ocean Studios

Renowned artist Marc Dando and Shark Trust CEO Paul Cox will hold a Sharks and Art Talk at Ocean Studios, exploring the intersection of marine life and artistic expression.

Marc Dando has created hundreds of science-based shark graphics and illustrations over his career, illuminating research and showcasing species specifics for various books and infographics.

He’s been creating art and illustrating since the age of 16, and his career has evolved over time as he has found a way to blend science and art through illustration.


21st July

Jaws at Everyman

Film enthusiasts won't want to miss a special screening of Jaws - the most iconic shark film ever made at Everyman Plymouth. A thrilling cinematic experience followed by Q&As with shark expert Caroline Robertson–Brown, Head of Marketing for the Shark Trust.

When a young woman is killed by a shark while skinny-dipping near the New England tourist town of Amity Island, police chief Martin Brody (Roy Scheider) wants to close the beaches, but mayor Larry Vaughn (Murray Hamilton) overrules him, fearing that the loss of tourist revenue will cripple the town. Ichthyologist Matt Hooper (Richard Dreyfuss) and grizzled ship captain Quint (Robert Shaw) offer to help Brody capture the killer beast, and the trio engage in an epic battle of man vs. nature.


26th July

Shark Trust Paddle

Adventure seekers can embark on an exhilarating Shark Trust Paddle with South West SUP, taking to scenic waters while learning about shark conservation.

ST Gen Donate Page

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