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  • Press release
    or 11 477 miles before World Oceans Day June 8th 2008 If you d like to help them you can request your free fundraising pack from fundraising mcsuk org Fran says I d like to think I have made a difference but every time I visit the beach there is more to collect alone my efforts are literally just a drop in the ocean I m pleased to have met my 46000 challenge but there is no way I am going to be able to stop knowing the harm that plastic bags and balloons in particular can do to wildlife I d like to encourage everyone to try and make a difference because the worst thing is that the plastic never really disappears Once in the sea it can take up to a thousand years to break down and even then it remains in tiny microscopic particles that in the end enter our food chain If only everyone could try to avoid buying plastics for disposable items and always take their rubbish home it would make a massive difference Fran recently took her collection of litter into the gallery with a solo exhibition at Babylon Gallery in Ely in July August She also had a charity stall at Art on the Prom in Felixstowe and has begun using her artworks and experiences for art and environment workshops in schools In addition her work will be exhibited at Landguard Fort in Felixstowe next Easter Fran will be out collecting again on Sunday as part of the annual MCS Beachwatch litter survey and clean up which takes place over this coming weekend of 15th 16th September 2007 Over 4 000 volunteers are expected to take part at over 380 beaches in the UK s biggest survey of its kind The findings of

    Original URL path: http://www.flyintheface.com/Sept07%20pressrelease.html (2016-02-09)
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  • Still walking to save some sea...
    since 1994 from 1 045 items per kilometre in 1994 to 1 988 7 items of litter per kilometre in 2006 an average of nearly two items for every metre stretch of beach Fran a recent graduate from Norwich School of Art and Design has been just been awarded a bursary for a solo exhibition at the Babylon Gallery www babylongallery co uk in Ely She will be using this exhibition which will take place in July to raise further awareness of the problems of marine litter bringing much of what she has found into the gallery Ideally she would like to create a permanent collection of marine litter but the rest will go for recycling Fran adds My family think I am mad but Matt our dog who comes with me on most of my walks thinks he is in heaven with all the time we spend on the beach and even helps me carry things sometimes Another of Fran s projects Fresh Air which examines issues of air quality especially in East Anglia has been on show as part of the Platform 7 exhibition at Bury St Edmunds Art Gallery and will be at the Margaret Harvey Gallery in St Albans from 14th June More details of Fran s work and her progress with her 46000 Challenge can be found at her website www flyintheface com Fran is hoping to raise 1000 towards the Marine Conservation Society Coastal Challenge to sponsor her visit to www justgiving com francrowe Everyone is welcome to take part in the Marine Conservation Society s Beachwatch weekend September 15th and 16th 2007 when volunteers all around the UK survey beaches for litter and also clean the beach Call 01989 566017 or see www adoptabeach org uk ENDS For further information about the project

    Original URL path: http://www.flyintheface.com/May07%20pressrelease.html (2016-02-09)
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  • Press release
    their vital work all by World Oceans Day on the 8th June 2007 Bethan Jones MCS Litter Projects Co ordinator said Marine litter is a huge global problem which MCS has been tackling for over a decade by co ordinating the national Adopt a Beach and Beachwatch cleanup and survey projects We are really grateful for Fran s support and think that her great idea and original approach will help raise awareness of beach litter It just goes to show that we can all do our bit to help Kattherine Stephenson fundraising coordinator at MCS adds I was really inspired by Fran s innovative idea to take part in Coastal Challenge by collecting a square miles worth of litter raising awareness of the problem of litter on our coast as well as raising money to help MCS continue our vital projects to protect our seas shores and wildlife At the moment Fran is predicting that she will bring us 216 km closer to achieving our Coastal Challenge target which is the distance around our UK coastline the longest in Europe at a massive 18 470 km Fran adds I have found some pretty amazing things on my walks as well as the usual hundreds of bottle tops balloons and bits of fishing line I have found a crisp packet which is over 32 years old it had an offer with an end date of 1974 and a carved plaque which I think I have traced back to a maritime artist and woodcarver in Annapolis Maryland USA Fran hopes to create some art with some of what she finds and maybe even a permanent collection of marine litter the rest will go for recycling In the meantime she is taking lots of photographs and tracking her progress on her website More

    Original URL path: http://www.flyintheface.com/pressrelease46000.html (2016-02-09)
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  • Saving our seas - What else can we do?
    we can all do to help reduce plastics pollution Reduce repair re use and re cycle be conscious of all that you buy and be sure to avoid disposable plastic products and anything with excessive packaging Plastics are highly dependent on oil for their production start treating plastics as the rare resource that they soon will be Refuse plastic carrier bags wherever possible try always to carry an alternative with you Avoid buying takeaway drinks in plastic bottles and cups Carry a re usable container if you can Don t take part in balloon releases and never let go Never flush plastics sanitary towels tampon applicators cottonbuds down the loo and don t use tampon brands with plastic applicators Demand more and better recycling facilities in your area out and about not just in the home Take part in river and beach clean ups for instance Beachwatch or organise one yourself Every time you see litter pick it up and dispose of it properly When visiting beaches take a spare bag to pick up any litter that you see If you live near the sea or a river your storm drains may be washing rubbish out to sea Demand that

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  • Lines of exchange
    flyintheface projects home projects news stock exchange contact me links MARINE LITTER INSTALLATIONS Next image Back to Exhibitions xxE

    Original URL path: http://www.flyintheface.com/linesofexchange.html (2016-02-09)
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  • Cast Away (metal)
    found whilst walking on Suffolk beaches approximately 4m diameter Large quantities of metal are washed up on our beaches Much of it is rusting with jagged edges representing a major hazard to people swimming in the sea or walking on the beach as well as to wildlife Whilst drinks cans can be easily identified much of the rest is of uncertain origin and may harbour other hazards Whilst this exhibition

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  • Bottle tops
    exchange contact me links MARINE LITTER INSTALLATIONS plastic I created an installation at Landguard Fort using all the bottle tops I have found uncounted but thousands The installation flowed through walls from one room to the next invading the fort

    Original URL path: http://www.flyintheface.com/bottletops%20at%20fort.html (2016-02-09)
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  • Untitled Document
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    Original URL path: http://www.flyintheface.com/ikeaf9.html (2016-02-09)
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