Yarmouth Springs Eternal is a project exploring the natural world, reflecting upon the isolation and anxiety experienced during COVID-19, whilst actively addressing the interconnection between the Black Lives Matter movement and climate crisis and finding positive outcomes. It will take place from Spring Equinox, 20th March 2021.
Using Market Gates shopping centre in Great Yarmouth (a space devoid of nature) as a base for walking explorations, we’ll listen, look, smell, touch and taste to share the experience of actively seeking out hope and watching spring unfold together, offering a different experience to spring 2020. Participants will witness and record their plant and nature discoveries through photography, writing, and drawing/collage workshops led by local professionals.
The project will engage culturally and linguistically diverse communities and adults who have experienced homelessness, currently living in Great Yarmouth.
Yarmouth Springs Eternal is led in partnership with Great Yarmouth based arts charity originalprojects;, including access to their creative space for the workshop delivery and exhibition programme.
The project is made possible with generous funding and support from Norfolk & Norwich Festival’s Creative Individuals Norfolk fund, East Anglia Art Fund and Norfolk County Council’s Arts Project Fund.