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New Litter Picking station at The Dunes Café, Crimdon

Did you know that there’s a new litter picking station at the Dunes Café in Crimdon? Next time you’re at Crimdon and fancy doing a spot of beach cleaning, just pop into the Dunes café and visit our pop up litter picking station in the entrance foyer. You’ll find everything you need for a quick […]

Reading the Rocks

August saw the return of our ‘Reading the Rocks’ walks and talks with Professor Dave Roberts from the University of Durham. Following circular walking routes along the coast from Easington to Hawthorn Hive beaches, and then Blackhall Rocks beach to Castle Eden Denemouth, Dave talked us through the formation of this incredible coastline and the […]

Sunderland Coastal Cuisine -what’s your culinary delight?

Calling all Sunderland residents! Our art and creativity programme Co/Lab Sunderland is looking for people in Sunderland to be part of a new community art project to be part of. The project, called Coastal Cuisine, explores links between the coastline and seascapes we see and the foods we eat. You’ll help to design and make […]

Wild about Wrecks

Are you wild about shipwrecks? Curious about ghostly tales of seafarers and explorers? Then our Wild About Wrecks family events this summer need you. Join creative story tellers Jeannie May and Tilly Riley on the beach to listen to stories about ship wrecks that are inspired by actual wrecks that exist along the Tees to […]

SeaScapes Summer School!

We’re super excited to announce the first SeaScapes Summer School! If you are aged 14-18, live in Sunderland or South Tyneside, love the coast & want to learn about marine life, then join our SeaScapes summer school starting Monday 29th August until Friday 2nd September. In this week-long summer school, you will be able to […]

Bountiful Butterflies

The Our Coast, Our wildlife project is working to better understand coastal butterfly and day moth populations along the coast in order to be able to help them thrive. Our coastal clifftops, meadows and beach banks provide a rich habitat for many different species whilst at the same time enabling us to enjoy the views […]

Walking in the footsteps of Romans

In partnership with Arbeia Roman Fort we completed the second in our series of walks exploring the coastal heritage of South Tyneside. The walk started with a tour of the lighthouse Souter Lighthouse and the Leas then we made our way down to Trow Rocks, exploring the geology of the area along the way. We […]

Rocky Shores

When it’s low tide during the school day, we can be found on the rocky shores with a group of excited children, exploring and discovering coastal wildlife. Today, we were with Easington Church of England Primary School and found moon jellyfish, hermit and shore crabs, beadlet anemones, and lots of sea snails.

Horden young people meet the Sea Change Lab

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 – listen behind the scenes.

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 […]

Coastal Cuisine – Artist Commission Opportunity

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 […]

Hartlepool Beach Tots get creative in the sand

Our Hartlepool Beach Tots had a fab session on the beach, exploring rockpools to find sea snails and hermit crabs. We also collected shells, sea glass and pebbles to make saltdough beaches to take home. Interested in joining us? Visit www.durhamwt.com/events