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Katie Paterson - First There is a Mountain - coach trips

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Leysdown Beach

Leysdown-on-Sea

Sheerness

ME12 4QB

United Kingdom

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Join us on Leysdown Beach from 3 - 5pm on Sunday 31 March 2019 to be a part of artist Katie Paterson’s First There is a Mountain.

Collection
Pickup from outside V&A Museum of Childhood, Bethnal Green, London 13:30
Pickup from Sittingbourne train station 14:00
Pickup in Sheerness 14:30
Drop off Leysdown main beach 15:00

Return
Pick up Leysdown main beach 17:00
Drop off Sheerness 17:30
Drop off Sittingbourne 18:00
Drop off London 19:00

First There is a Mountain is a nationwide participatory event taking place over summer 2019, starting on the first day of British Summer Time, 31 March, and ending on 27 October. At each location participants will sculpt beaches into thousands of miniature sand mountain ranges to form ephemeral micro-geologies.

Our event in Leysdown on 31 March (also Mothering Sunday) is the very first date and launches the project, which will then travel onto venues right around the coast including Tate St Ives in Cornwall and the Pier Arts Centre on Orkney. The project will end just across the Estuary in Southend on 27 October.

Fifty sets of buckets and spades will be available to use on the day. The ‘buckets’ are specially created hollow scale models of five of the world’s most famous mountains: Mount Kilimanjaro (Africa), Mount Shasta (North America), Mount Fuji (Asia), Stromboli (Europe), and Uluru (Oceania).

First There is a Mountain poetically connects world mountains to the smallest grains of sand. The artwork invites people to slow down and consider the interconnectedness of the world, from shifting coastlines across millennia, to our own eroding coastline.

25 writers have been invited to write a text, one for each location. Katie Paterson has invited Jeremy Millar, artist, writer and lecturer in critical writing at the Royal College of Art, to write the text for Leysdown, which will be read aloud on the day.

Accessibility:

Wheelchair users should be able to access the stretch of shingle and sand beach at Leysdown where the project will be taking place. Please contact sophie@whitstablebiennale with any accessibility-related queries.

Read more about the project here


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Leysdown Beach

Leysdown-on-Sea

Sheerness

ME12 4QB

United Kingdom

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Refunds up to 7 days before event

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