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REFLECT at Bude Sea Pool
Ulf Pedersen / Timothy Crowley & Kate Ogley / Bencoolen Wreckers / Blend Youth Group
4 – 6 October
Times: 3 entry slots per night. From 7.45pm (sundown 7pm)
A sound and light event that brings the Sea Pool to life in its beach huts and the cliffs surrounding the pool. Karma Seas by internationally acclaimed artist Ulf Pedersen’s work, sees a large-scale projection inspired by Bude on the cliff face which, when the water is in, will be reflected into the pool.
The beach huts will also be transformed with beautiful light colourations, making them into artworks in their own right. Step inside the beach huts to enjoy an intimate live folk gig from Bencoolen Wreckers and a new interactive soundscape Swirl inspired by the sea and costal living by Cornish artists Timothy Crowley and Kate Ogley. Plus, see how natural sounds affect your mood with Ocean 404 project and experience Sonic Journeys inspired by the coast created by Blend Youth Group.
Sea Song Walks with Seamas Carey
Times: 11am and 3pm on Saturday 5th Oct and Sunday 6th Oct.
Location: Meeting Place – The Hub Bude Sea Pool to continue along the SW Coast Path
Singing and walking are two things proven to be good for our wellbeing.
We bring these to the restorative coastal path, with groups meeting at The Hub to be led on a walk accompanied by Seamas Carey, Choir leader of Cornish, all-inclusive, cross-generational male voice choir MEN ARE SINGING. Find out more about Seamas HERE.
FREE EVENTS, NO BOOKING REQUIRED
What Does the Sea Say? by Martyn Ware
Times: all day each day
Location: Summerleaze Downs
Anyone can enter this seaside soundscape housed in a beach hut looking out to sea. Visitors are encouraged to write down what the sea means to them either in a visitor book and on the beach hut itself, creating a bespoke public artwork for Bude.
Time to Sit and Stare
Times: all day each day
Coastal path benches have been decorated by local artists and community groups in response to the location and project. Visitors are encouraged to take time out on their own or with others to enjoy their work and contemplate the sea view.
By Granite & Glitter
Granite & Glitter create a bench that not only encourages quiet and meditative contemplation but also provides company. Sit alongside a life size seal made from reclaimed wetsuit material neoprene sourced from local surf shops in Bude. Join your new bench mate and look out to sea.
By Josie Purcell
Images of natural and found objects have been printed onto cushions using a historic and environment conscious printing process called Cyanotype. Created outside, along the shoreline, Josie’s artwork is in varying shades of blue representing the coastal surroundings. The work explores the concept of the ‘blue gym’ and how blue space environments may positively impact on health and wellbeing. Sit comfortably and enjoy the view.
By Ruth Purdy
A bench on the south west coast path is wrapped in ‘mirror like’ tin foil and documented by photography over 24 hours. Ruth creates situations, playing with reflective materials to distort and refract light, asking us to look again at our surroundings. (Esedha means take a seat in Cornish)
Blend - Worry Bench
Community group, Blend Youth Collective, did a charity walk earlier this year, the Worry Walk, which will be shown in one of the Beach Huts at the Sea Pool as part of Reflect. They also bring the Worry Walk to a bench on Summerleaze Downs for members of the public to share their worries in the same way, writing them on slates to be washed away.
Budehaven School Art Students have created flag designs for the South West Coats Path exploring their emotional responses to living in a coastal area.
Produced by Sound UK in association with the University of Exeter and LV21.
Funded by the University of Exeter, Arts Council England and Wellcome Trust.
Image credits: Lee Robertson