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March


GXSA (Gerrards Cross Sailing Association)
www.gxsa.org.uk
AGM and Film Evening Wednesday March 13th - Dylan Winter - 'Keep Turning Left'
Dylan Winter is a Film and TV cameraman who bought a small boat, a Mirror offshore 'Super Slug', in Bembridge five years ago and has since been progressing at a sedate pace anticlockwise round Britain, often singlehanded, going to the head of navigation of each river or estuary he encounters. To date he has reached the Humber via the Norfolk Broads. He is recording his adventures in a well researched "Video Blog" which describes the places he visits, his observations and thoughts. This is not another rushed round Britain cruise, more a series of relaxed contemplations which have neither a beginning nor end. We had hoped that Dylan would have been able to join us in person which will not be possible. Instead we will enjoy some of his films which should give us ample time to complete our AGM proceedings.
GXSA Talk Wednesday March 6th - Rob Johnstone - Vagabond wanders round Britain
Sometime in 2010, GXSA member Rob thought it would be a good idea to buy an old boat, do her up and like several GXSA members previously, sail round Britain before the Zimmer took pride of place in his home. The reality is very different, fascinating and full of intrigue - come along and hear the actual story. He did the voyage to show people, particularly those with disabilities, that there are no limits to what can be accomplished in life; and to raise money for a non profit sailing program for people with disabilities based in Annapolis, Maryland. Matt is on a short visit to the UK to receive the prestigious OCC's Jester Medal donated by the Jester Trust, and awarded for an outstanding contribution to the art of singlehanded sailing. He will be presented with this coveted award at a special dinner the day following this talk. We are both privileged and honoured that he has agreed to talk to us. The event will be held at All Saint's Church Hall, Oval Way Gerrards Cross, SL9 8QB which is just over 1m north of our usual venue. The hall is located behind the church. There is adequate on-street parking near the church and some limited extra parking immediately adjacent to the hall. The talk will start at 20:15hr (doors open 19:30hr). Admission �5 for non GXSA members - refreshments available.

Scottish Seabird Centre
www.seabird.org
The Harbour, North Berwick, EH39 4SS. 01620 890202. Also on Facebook /ScottishSeabirdCentre and twitter @SeabirdCentre.
All events are FREE for members, or included in the entry price to the Discovery Centre for non-members, unless otherwise stated.
Entry to the Discovery Centre is �7.95 for adults, �4.95 for children and �5.95 for concessions. Prices from 1 March will be �8.95 for adults, �4.95 for children and �6.95 for concessions. Under 3's are free. Family tickets are also available. Book tickets online in advance at www.seabird.org.
For further press information please contact Laura Adamson or Diane Smith, Scottish Seabird Centre info@seabird.org 01620 890202.
March
Mini Makers
Weekends, 14:00-15:00, included with entry into the Discovery Centre. Fun 'make and do' sessions for kids age 4 to 8.
2-3 March - Curly Birds. Have you noticed the shags on Craigleith sporting beautiful crests recently? Come and make your own curly bird from paper to take home!
9-10 March - Jiggling Jellyfish. Celebrate the beginning of spring by making a windsock with a difference for your garden.
16-17 March - Rockpool Rascals. Crazy crabs and stunning starfish that sit on your finger. Join us to make these wonderful finger puppets with a difference!
23-31 March, 12:00-13:00. Professor Egghead, Just in Time! Join us for a sneak peak of Professor Egghead's brand new show. Expect dinosaurs, volcanoes and other exciting prehistoric craft activities!
Nature Photography Awards exhibition
Opening hours, included with entry into the Discovery Centre. Now in its seventh year the Nature Photography Awards exhibition showcases the shortlisted entries from our prestigious competition. View stunning images from each of the categories: Landscape, Worldwide Wildlife, Scottish Wildlife, Creative Visions of Nature, Environmental Impact, World Flora plus the Juniors. In March the winners will be unveiled!
Professor Egghead's Just in Time!
Daily show. 23 March to 7 April, 14:00-15:00, included with entry into the Discovery Centre. Professor Egghead has discovered giant bird bones outside the Seabird Centre and is on the hunt for answers. What did the bones belong to? Why were they there? Is this proof that dinosaurs didn't really die out? Join the Professor for an interactive adventure in the Wildlife Theatre to discover if there was once something much larger than a gannet lurking around North Berwick.
Derek Robertson exhibition
To 30 April, opening hours, Picture Gallery, FREE. Derek Robertson is an internationally acclaimed, prize-winning wildlife artist who has written and illustrated many books and presented several TV programmes. This exhibition will be a display of prints and sketches from his new book Puffins, An Artist's Sketchbook to coincide with the arrival of puffins on the Firth of Forth islands after their winter out at sea.





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