Thanks in part to television programmes like Blue Planet, there’s an unprecedented public interest in our seas and in marine conservation. Our oceans play a critical role in producing over half of the oxygen we breathe, in regulating our climate and are home to a biodiverse abundance of life.
So much of our natural, industrial, cultural and maritime heritage lies out-of-sight beneath the waves – through SeaScapes, we’re looking forward to giving it even more attention; inspiring and empowering individuals, communities and businesses to understand, explore and protect our treasured coastline.
The heritage of the Tyne to Tees seascape is locally and nationally significant, and deserves to be better explored and celebrated. SeaScapes will do just that. The project is the result of a huge team effort and a lot of planning, and we are over the moon to start!
The project will stimulate communities to have a real and positive impact on our natural world and will make sure that it can still be enjoyed by future generations. We know that encouraging people to get outside will boost their wellbeing, and the beautiful coastline that SeaScapes will showcase is the perfect backdrop for it.
Find out more about the latest SeaScapes projects, news and activities.
Sea Change Lab is one of the first projects delivered by SeaScapes Co/Lab this year. A series of creative workshops run by three different artists: Dawn Felicia Knox, Tracy Thomas, and Jo Howell. Sea Change Lab explored questions around personal connection to the coast with young people from Horden through sessions focused on visualising and […]
BE THE SEA is a project commissioned by Sea AIR, part of SeaScapes Co/Lab the creative engagement project for SeaScapes. Listen to this recording https://soundcloud.com/charlotte-steele-2/be-the-sea?utm_source=clipboard&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=social_sharing by student Lottie Steele (MA in Radio at University of Sunderland), created for Spark Radio to learn about the process, participant feedback and experience. It is a collaboration between Louise […]
SeaScapes and SeaScapes Co/Lab is excited to offer a funded artists commission that collaborates within and across different communities in Sunderland to explore the positive influence diverse and migrant cultures have had on our local food traditions SeaScapes Co/Lab: ‘Coastal Cuisine’ will support a socially engaged glass/ceramic artist/maker based in the North-East, to explore links […]
If you share our passion and commitment to the seascape then we would love to hear from you. This may be as a volunteer, a community group, business or an education setting. If you would like one of the team to get in touch with you about our activities please sign up here.
We have a range of events and activities for you to take part in, on, next to, or in the sea. If you are interested in any of the events below, click on the box and use the booking system in place. We can also run activities for groups – please get in touch if you would like to arrange this.
See all of our public events and activities here.