Looking back over the summer
Story Gathering walks from 3 -8 June
Our Gathering Walks brought together writers, environmentalists, historians and residents of the communities around the coastline to share stories with Artist, Ali Pretty. As Ali walked 120 miles of the Bay in just 6 days, we could not have wished for better weather and the sun shone for an entire week. We celebrated these walks and looked ahead to the next stage of the project at special Natural Dye taster workshops.
Listen to this delightful documentary podcast about the week here.
Morecambe Bay Gets Walking June 2023
Throughout June, local people signed up to walk a mile of their choice around the Bay, from the 120 miles mapped. By walking or cycling the mile, they all explored a special part of the coastline, took photographs and shared thoughts, feelings and experiences. These stories are reflected on the final silk pennants and make-up the digital stories.
Designing and making the silk pennants 29 July - 6 August
Many of the locals who submitted stories and drawings then attended a series of natural dye and batik waxing workshops in Grange-over-Sands alongside other members of the community. Using local plants such as bracken, willow and green weed (picked with land-owner permissions or from peoples' gardens), they worked under the guidance of Kinetika artists Ali Pretty and Lesley Robinson.
Installation events from Friday 25 - Monday 28 August
Thank you to everyone who supported the events at Walney, Grange-over-Sands, Arnside and Morecambe over the bank holiday weekend.
Rosa Productions have created a 17 minute-long documentary which will be going online in December.
Keep visiting these pages for updates, and if you want to find out about the national Beach of Dreams project culminating in May 2025, keep an eye on the Kinetika website here.
120 Bay miles to enjoy
Explore 120 miles of Morecambe Bay in words, drawings and images submitted by the people who live and work here.Discover a story for each mile of the Bay
Enjoy the project in pictures
Read about the project in full and enjoy the beautiful imagery of the BayFind out more