Under Open Sky

Company number: 13639297

Under Open Sky is coastal engagement not-for-profit organisation, currently in development

The Under Open Sky programme will explore the stories and culture of the changing coastlines of Great Yarmouth, Norfolk and Lowestoft, Suffolk, through nurturing curiosity and nature-connection. We’ll explore the ecosystems and cultural heritage of the sea through shared creative experiences, walking, citizen science and visiting experts (by experience & profession) bringing their own perspective on the coast

The many and varied rich stories, memories and experiences of the beach and sea will be explored and celebrated, and valued in parity to current climate research, building a multi-faceted living archive. In particular, welcoming and supporting engagement from those who would usually face barriers to accessing the natural world

I started developing the concept of Under Open Sky in 2019. As part of this, I wanted to first explore the idea by taking part in some training, whilst simultaneously trialling ideas through my freelance work. I have since completed training in Beach School Practitioner Introduction, EarthWalks Leader and Outdoor First Aid, and currently in progress with Wild Beach Leader Level 3 qualification with Suffolk Wildlife Trust

The Under Open Sky programme will draw upon my experience of leading community arts projects, whilst being informed by coastal climate research and community perspectives. It’ll be a combination of art and ecology, imagination and science, together forming a slow seasonal programme that is bespoke to the cultural heritage, community and landscape of the locality