Sound walk, acoustic ecology and collage workshop – Hartlepool Headland

Join us for a Sound Walk, using your ears to explore and connect with the coastline at Hartlepool Headland.

Join Louise, Hayley and Dorinda, the ‘BeTheSea’ team to learn how to connect to the coastal seascape using sound as your primary sense.  

We will start on Hartlepool Headland, learning skills in acoustic ecology, deep listening and field recording before returning to the Heugh Battery Museum to learn skills in expanded collage that will lead towards the collaborative development of a publication of “Instructions for Listening” to the marine environment and a sound-based sharing event as part of the SeaScapes programme. 

The ‘BeTheSea’ project centres around three methods to foreground listening: 

Attunement: field-recording activities that zone in on the non-human sounds of the coastal seascape through listening and recording. 

Resonance: deep listening activities and voice/instrumental activities that use imaginative and creative strategies to develop an empathic and reflective relationship with the coastal seascape. 

Resilience: sound collage activities leading to a publication and composition that engenders ongoing stewardship of the coastal seascape. 

BE THE SEA is a collaborative project by artist-in-residence, Louise Mackenzie and composer Hayley Jenkins, commissioned by SeaAIR, and Durham Wildlife Trust’s Dorinda Kealoha, part of SeaScapes Co/Lab the creative engagement project for SeaScapes: Tyne to Tees Shores to Seas. 


Please wear warm, weather appropriate clothing, and bring a packed lunch and drink. 

Event Details

Date: 10th November 2021

Cost: Free


Heugh Battery Museum

Moor Terrace

Hartlepool Headland

TS24 0PS

Time: 11:00 - 16:00