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The Sea Speaks

Saturday 27th May, 2.00pm - 4.00pm

The sea speaks - but how can we listen?


You are warmly invited to come along to this discussion about the many sources of data available directly from, or in relation to, the sea. Thinking about the data available to us, we want to explore the effect on the sea of our own interactions with it, and we want interested members of the public to contribute and to help us do that. We hope these discussions will go on to form the basis of a series of public creative activities which will be part of next year’s BIBTS festival.


So, whether you swim, fish, sail, surf or simply enjoy being beside it, come along to what promises to be a lively conversation about how we might listen when the sea speaks.


The artists hosting this discussion will be Rachel Welford, Charlotte Oliver and Anthony Springall (Captain Anthony). Captain Anthony will also be making a kinetic sculpture (out of whatever the sea provides) during May, which will be attached to and moving along (by the force of the tide) the West Pier, so that it also will have a presence in our discussion.


Rachel Welford is an artist with glass, designing and making windows, doors, screens and panels for – among many others – Bridlington’s South Promenade, City of York Council Offices, and St. Peter’s Church, Chapterhouse, Sunderland. She has been an active part of Scarborough’s creative life for many years.


Charlotte Oliver is BBC Radio York’s Saturday Poet Laureate and has had numerous poems published in magazines and journals. She was Arts Council England-funded for radio ballad, The Dark Store, and her debut collection, How To Be A Dressing Gown, is published by Dreich. 


Anthony Springall (Captain Anthony) is a well-known creative force in Scarborough, making music, events, sculptures and adventures.


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