Mickeys First Community Festival

Mickeys recently teamed up with Sideshore and other local businesses located across Exmouth seafront to host a free community festival and silent cinema to celebrate the beginning of summer.

With market stalls, sweet treats, live music and a sold-out silent cinema to enjoy, it’s safe to say that the event was a complete success! 

For those of you who aren’t aware, the proceeds from this event were donated to The Vitamin Sea Project, a cause that was founded off the back of Seaful founder, Cal Major’s, stand-up paddleboarding expedition from Land’s End to John O’Groats in 2018. The aim is to help bring people together with nature, specifically the ocean, in order to increase their appreciation for the sea, thus feeling more inclined to protect it. 

With the ocean producing half the oxygen we breathe, it is vital for regulating the planet’s temperature, water and food resources. No matter where we live, our health is intertwined with the health of the ocean, which hits very close to home for us because we’re a restaurant that loves to champion the seafood produced in the southwest. This can’t be done without a healthy and thriving ocean. 

Time in, on or by the water is proven to be beneficial for our mental health and wellbeing. In a world increasingly disconnected from nature, and increasingly depressed and anxious, finding solace in our outdoor spaces has never been more crucial. Again, this resonates with us greatly as our location is one of our biggest selling points. We feel that being right by the sea helps our customers to wind down and feel at one with the cuisine they’re consuming. Pairing this with unrivalled views across Lyme Bay, we believe we have hit the nail on the head when it comes to marrying a modern-day venue with the natural splendour of the ocean and environment.

So many of you showed up in support of the community festival and donated to this wonderful cause, and for that, we’re so grateful. Keep your eyes peeled for the next one!

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