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Get involved with the Land Sand Stone Art Festival in Bridlington this weekend!

More details have been released about the exciting new Festival coming to Bridlington this weekend : the Land Sand Stone Art Festival from Friday,13 to Sunday, 15 September, organised by Responsible Fishing UK in association with Active Coast.

Artists from all over the UK – and beyond – will gather together in a unique celebration of the creative possibilities of nature and the stunning East Yorkshire coastline.

The theme of the first day – Friday, 13 September 2019 – will be Sand. :-
South and South Cliff beaches in the town will be transformed over a six-hour period by an ambitious one-mile sand drawing attempt, involving hundreds of local school children and members of the public. Anyone interested in taking part should meet from 9.30am on South Cliff Beach (Park & Ride) or join in further down the beach as the day goes on.

On the same day, on North Beach, there will be an Open Beach Art Session, a chance to join artists Kev Potts, James Craig Page, Julia Brooklyn and Richard Shilling for an Open Stone Art Session. Visitors will see artists creating new work, and will be able to get tips and advice about creating temporary art in nature, and to create their own art on the beach.

On Saturday, 14 September 2019, the theme of the day will be Land and the venue will shift to Sewerby Hall and Gardens.
Visitors will be able to join artists in the Gardens, for a range of activities including a Natural Art Trail; large creative collaborations led by the artists; Stone Balancing demonstrations and workshops.

All this will be accompanied by Mark and Rebecca Ford’s willow sculpture (also on Friday 13th), a new interactive sculpture in the grounds, turning into a new hide for watching wildlife. Normal admission prices will apply, but visitors quoting LSS25 will receive a 25% discount on Friday and Saturday.

Sunday, 15 September will return to the beaches of Bridlington, and the theme of the day will be Stone :-
Starting at 10am on North Beach will be the Bridlington Stone Stacking Championship. Entrants can register now for individual or family competitions, in a series of timed creative challenges. There will be competitions for the Most Stones Stacked; Against the Clock; and a Creative Challenge in the adult category. Judging will be at 4pm, with prizes awarded.

Please register your interest with James Brunt on james@responsiblefishinguk.co.uk.

Full details of Land Sand Stone are at www.ActiveCoast.org and on social media at https://www.facebook.com/events/887361181663750/

Mesmerising: The new ‘Land Sand Stone’ Art Festival is coming to Bridlington this September.


Families can also turn up on the day and enter the Family Creative Challenge from 1.30pm -3.30pm. There will also be Sand Art Workshops and demonstrations on North Beach, and a Sand Drawing Workshop and Open Beach Doodle on South Beach.

James Brunt, of Responsible Fishing, said : “’Land Sand Stone’ brings together some of the best Land Artists from the across the UK and Europe, for a unique Festival celebrating the Bridlington Coastline. For three days the artists will be creating beautiful work, leading demonstrations and workshops and temporarily transforming the landscape as you know it.

“Organisers from Responsible Fishing UK have been overwhelmed by the response to the festival form the land art community and are thrilled to be welcoming many artists to Bridlington from as far afield as Portugal and The Netherlands.”

Councillor Shaun Horton, portfolio holder for tourism, culture and leisure, added : “I am delighted that Active Coast has been able to work together with Responsible Fishing UK for what promises to be an amazing weekend around Bridlington and Sewerby Hall and Gardens. This festival is certainly unique and the first of its kind in the UK. We are hopeful that this will be the first of many to come and establish Bridlington as the home of land, sand and stone art.”

Sewerby Hall & Gardens, Near Bridlington.

Full details of Land Sand Stone are at www.ActiveCoast.org and on social media at https://www.facebook.com/events/887361181663750/

For full details of admission charges, the house and gardens, the zoo and the café, visit www.sewerbyhall.co.uk where visitors can save ten per cent on admission prices by booking in advance.

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