Under Open Sky

Company number: 13639297

Under Open Sky is not-for-profit social enterprise with a focus on community coastal engagement, through arts, cultural heritage, science and walking

The Under Open Sky programme explores the stories and culture of the changing coastlines of East Anglia, whilst nurturing curiosity and nature-connection, with a focus on East Norfolk/Suffolk coastline in Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft

We explore the ecosystems and cultural heritage of the sea through shared creative experiences, walking, citizen science and working with visiting experts (by experience & profession) bringing their own perspective on the coast

I started developing the concept of Under Open Sky in 2019. As part of this, I completed training in Beach School Practitioner Introduction, EarthWalks Leader, Outdoor First Aid and a Wild Beach Leader Level 3 qualification in 2021

The Under Open Sky programme draws upon my experience of leading community arts projects, whilst being informed by coastal climate research, multi-disciplinary approaches and community perspectives. The programme explores 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

2022: National Lottery Community Fund: Women Walking Wild

Coastal, river and town walks programme in Great Yarmouth with clients from Feathers Futures charity. The project will take place from Spring to Autumn 2022. The walking sessions will be co-led by Genevieve Rudd and Beth Stephens, an eco-therapist and founder of Nature In Mind

The aim of the project is to nurture nature-connection, get to know the local area and find out more about the local environment, through arts, wellbeing and citizen science activities. The project will culminate in an exhibition curated by JMC Anderson