The 360 degree Olympic screenings will take place at the following times:
19th August 10am and 11.30am
12th August 11.30am
19th August 4.30pm
27th August 4pm
29th August 4pm
3rd September 4pm
5th September 3.30pm
8th September 4pm
Dorset’s landscapes and wildlife are hitting the really big screen this summer with 360 degree Olympic screenings. Two new films by Dorset Wildlife Trust will be showing at the ICCI360 Arena in Weymouth as part of The London 2012 Cultural Olympiad by the Sea, Maritime Mix.
They feature breathtaking and previously unseen footage of the county’s outstanding wildlife
The films will be part of the forty day programme of films, animations and performances with the theme ‘In Motion’, reflecting the Olympic and Paralympic sailing and windsurfing events taking place in Weymouth and Portland. They feature breathtaking and previously unseen footage of the county’s outstanding wildlife and habitats on land and sea, shown on a screen that is six metres high and 60 metres in circumference, housed in a 20 metre dome. The Dorset’s Living Seas film has been masterminded by Dorset Wildlife Trust’s Peter Tinsley, using incredible imagery created from the DORset Integrated Seabed study (DORIS). The film, created Roger Harris with sound by Andy Latimer, immerses you in the waters around Portland for a dramatic journey past submerged cliffs, sands and ledges, encountering dolphins, fish and corals as you speed through the water.
Peter Tinsley, DWT’s Living Seas Manager, said: “This is a fantastic opportunity to appreciate our hidden landscapes some of which will seem strangely familiar. It brings together recent advances in seabed survey, computer animation and video projection to create an otherwise impossible experience we wouldn’t have been able to do this even a few years ago.”
Tony Bates, photographer and President of DWT, has used ground-breaking Gigapan technology to create his images of Dorset’s nature reserves, wildlife and coast. The pictures are made up of a myriad of smaller images, creating a huge panorama in extreme detail. The sequence takes you through Dorset’s flagship areas from West Dorset woods and vales, the Downs to the north, the heaths to the east and finishes with a journey along the Jurassic coast, all in 5 minutes 30 seconds.
Tickets are available from Weymouth Pavilion Theatre box office
The ICCI360 Arena events take place at Weymouth Pavilion Theatre forecourt from 26th July to 9th September. Tickets cost £3 for a half hour session, which will include a range of films. The wildlife films will be shown regularly, with detailed programming information available at the event. Tickets are available from Weymouth Pavilion Theatre box office on 01305 783225 or visit weymouthpavilion.purchase-tickets-online.co.uk. For more information about ICCI36 click here.
The Dorset's Living Seas film is funded by Natural England, Dorset Coast Forum and the Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Dorset Wildlife Trust is part of the Natural Weymouth and Portland Partnership; connecting people with nature.
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About Dorset Wildlife Trust www.dorsetwildlifetrust.org.uk
Working for a secure future for Dorset’s wildlife enriching the quality of life
Dorset Wildlife Trust is part of the Natural Weymouth and Portland Partnership; connecting people with nature
Dorset Wildlife Trust works to champion wildlife and natural places, to engage and inspire people and to promote sustainable living. Founded in 1961, DWT is now the largest voluntary nature conservation organisation in Dorset, with over 25,000 members and over 40 nature reserves. Most are open daily and there are visitor centres providing a wealth of wildlife information at Brooklands Farm, Lorton Meadows, Kingcombe Meadows and Brownsea Island Nature Reserves, The Purbeck Marine Wildlife Reserve and the Urban Wildlife Centre at Upton Heath Nature Reserve. DWT plays a key role in dealing with local environmental issues and leads the way in establishing the practices of sustainable development and engaging new audiences in conservation, particularly in the urban areas.
Somerset Wildlife Trust
Somerset Wildlife Trust is the county’s leading environmental voluntary body, with around 21,000 members.
The charity owns and/or manages 75 nature reserves all over the county. Money raised is spent to restore, recreate and reconnect our damaged countryside by creating living landscapes for wildlife and people. We help wildlife adapt to climate change, encourage sustainable living, fight to save sites where wildlife is threatened by monitoring development and inspire people to create more green space bringing environmental, social and economic benefits. The trust is one of 47 in the UK. Together, they make up the Wildlife Trusts Partnership. www.somersetwildlife.org
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