Another cliff fall and bathing stopped by a shark

There has been another large cliff fall, this time at St Gabriel’s Mouth. The steps up the cliff have been closed and there is still a risk of landslides all along this part of the coast. There is a balanced article about the latest situation on the ITV site.

Rumour has it that, while the Olympic sailing events are taking place just down the coast, lifeguards at West Bay stopped swimming off East Beach because of a shark!

Storyweir at Hive Beach

It sounded an exciting concept, but as so often in my experience with art video, the end result didn’t live up to the hype. A small audience of hardy souls shunned the Olympics on TV and gathered in the field next to the car park at Hive Beach to watch the Storyweir production by Proboscis, part of the ExLab programme. Having only read a little about the project I had no real idea what to expect, but was open to being inspired by people inspired by one of the sections of coast I love.

Storyweir presentation at Hive Beach

We arrived at sundown with the sky lowering and a strong breeze off the sea. We were a little late,

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Exlab special events at Hive Beach

This weekend as part of the Storyweir project there will be some free special events at Hive beach:

Friday 3 & Saturday 4 August at sundown there will be an outdoor audio and video event featuring a specially created live musical score by local cellist Matthew Benjamin. On Saturday 4 & Sunday 5 August, at 3pm there is Tea & Talk with the Artists