They are usually said to live far down in the sea but in a city like Brighton nothing is impossible, not even having mermaids marching down the street. As soon as next Saturday comes, Brighton’s mermaids will jump out of their ponds and little sea hides along Brighton’s seafront to take part in the fifth annual March of the Mermaids.
Calling all mermaids, mermen and sea creatures, the gathering is designed to raise awareness of marine conservation and celebrate everything sea related. The parade will start at Hove Lawns near the Peace Statue at 3 pm next Saturday, making its way along the seafront before ending in front of The Tempest Inn and Fortune of War where the after-party will take place.
Other than walking with the actual parade, participants can join a number of activities organised by Surfers Against Sewage down on Hove Lawns, as well as in a big beach clean of the area in between the two piers. Beach cleaning mermaids will meet down at the Pier from 12.30 pm on.
The gathering on Hove Lawns will commence around midday. This year, the event is totally free but participants are asked to make a little donation in support of Surfers Against Sewage.
For updated information, check the Facebook event page.
Featured Image via March of the Mermaids Facebook.