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Clavering Sound Mirror Archaeology Dig.

It’s day three of the Clavering Sound Mirror Archaeology excavation in Hartlepool today! We’re absolutely loving listening to your stories and memories of Clavering and of the sound mirror before it was knocked down in the early 1970s. Yesterday was a busy day. We enjoyed impromptu visits from lots of local school children, as well […]

Queer Shores and Seas Exhibition is now open in Hartlepool.

We’re excited that the Queer Shores & Seas Exhibition is now open at Hartlepool Community Hub/Library, Community Hub Central, 124 York Rd, Hartlepool TS26 9DE until 28th October! The exhibition showcases stunning artwork by artist Lizzie Lovejoy with input, inspiration and collaboration between LGBTQIA communities living in North East coastal towns. Queer Shores and Seas […]

200th Beach Clean!

Last weekend saw the 200th beach clean since the SeaScapes Beach Care project began 18 months ago. That’s a total of 2275 bags of rubbish collected from South Shields to Hartlepool with 2749 volunteer days.

SeaScapes is a finalist in the LGBT Alliance Awards 2022!

The SeaScapes team are grinning today. We’ve found out that we’re a nominated finalist in the Hart Gables LGBT Alliance Awards 2022! We’re nominated for an award in the ‘Creating LGBT inclusion and accessibility in the workplace’ category – and we couldn’t be more chuffed! Thank you Hart Gables for nominating us. There’s some incredible […]

Great news for the Little Terns

What a summer it’s been for the Little Tern colony at Seaton Carew. Our tiny feathery friends arrived from West Africa in May of this year to breed and raise their chicks, before taking the long return flight back home at the end of August.  It’s incredibly exciting to share that this year a total of 87 […]

New Litter Picking station at The Dunes Café, Crimdon

Did you know that there’s a new litter picking station at the Dunes Café in Crimdon? Next time you’re at Crimdon and fancy doing a spot of beach cleaning, just pop into the Dunes café and visit our pop up litter picking station in the entrance foyer. You’ll find everything you need for a quick […]

Reading the Rocks

August saw the return of our ‘Reading the Rocks’ walks and talks with Professor Dave Roberts from the University of Durham. Following circular walking routes along the coast from Easington to Hawthorn Hive beaches, and then Blackhall Rocks beach to Castle Eden Denemouth, Dave talked us through the formation of this incredible coastline and the […]

Sunderland Coastal Cuisine -what’s your culinary delight?

Calling all Sunderland residents! Our art and creativity programme Co/Lab Sunderland is looking for people in Sunderland to be part of a new community art project to be part of. The project, called Coastal Cuisine, explores links between the coastline and seascapes we see and the foods we eat. You’ll help to design and make […]

Wild about Wrecks

Are you wild about shipwrecks? Curious about ghostly tales of seafarers and explorers? Then our Wild About Wrecks family events this summer need you. Join creative story tellers Jeannie May and Tilly Riley on the beach to listen to stories about ship wrecks that are inspired by actual wrecks that exist along the Tees to […]

SeaScapes Summer School!

We’re super excited to announce the first SeaScapes Summer School! If you are aged 14-18, live in Sunderland or South Tyneside, love the coast & want to learn about marine life, then join our SeaScapes summer school starting Monday 29th August until Friday 2nd September. In this week-long summer school, you will be able to […]

Bountiful Butterflies

The Our Coast, Our wildlife project is working to better understand coastal butterfly and day moth populations along the coast in order to be able to help them thrive. Our coastal clifftops, meadows and beach banks provide a rich habitat for many different species whilst at the same time enabling us to enjoy the views […]

Walking in the footsteps of Romans

In partnership with Arbeia Roman Fort we completed the second in our series of walks exploring the coastal heritage of South Tyneside. The walk started with a tour of the lighthouse Souter Lighthouse and the Leas then we made our way down to Trow Rocks, exploring the geology of the area along the way. We […]