Drift; by Richard Hughes; Bristol 6th May 2018

A live performance of the music composition Drift by Richard Hughes, including improvised participation from audience.



Tidal Cultures blog features on the new Marine Coastal Cultures blog


Thanks to Dr. Cormac Walsh, Universität Hamburg and the other editors.

From MCC blog

“Rarely is sufficient attention paid to the multiple and diverse ways of knowing, experiencing and relating to the coast and marine.

This network aims to bring together scholars from a wide range of rich and diverse inter/disciplinary traditions focusing on the lifeworlds and socio-materialities of coasts, seas and oceans. We invite scientists and scholars working across the environmental humanities and social sciences, as well as artists, writers, dramatists and policymakers with an interest in marine and coastal themes.” Source

Tidal Landscapes. A night exploring the shifting and cyclical nature of tidal landscapes through music, installation and sound. Bristol 6th May 2018

From Luci Gorell Barnes

You are warmly invited to Tidal Landscapes

A night exploring the shifting and cyclical nature of tidal landscapes through music, installation and sound.

Alongside three other artists Alex Goodman, Richard Hughes and Yas Clarke, I will be showing Tidal Village – an emerging piece of work with ideas and images about flooding and loss that I am exploring on the high tides of the Severn Estuary.
Tidal Landscapes Flier

Pdf flyer Tidal Landscapes

Britain at Low Tides Series. Episode 4 series 2 on the Severn Estuary

This television series looks at archaeology and other heritage sites which are exposed and/or accessible at low tide around the British Coast.

Episode 4 series 2 focused on the Severn Estuary. It can be see here on line for a month. (Maybe in UK only).

See here

This series is created in association with CITiZAN (the Coastal and Intertidal Zone Archaeological Network)


Local Literature of Clevedon: Peter Gibbs poems

When filming the Spring Tide at Clevedon we met Peter Gibbs a local resident who often walks along the shore and composes poems about his local landscape. Inevitably the tides and seascapes the often feature in this work. See Peter’s website here.

Here are two poems Peter has kindly given permission to reproduce two poems here.

Harvest Moon 

Moon across the Channel
Competing with the dawn
Golden lantern in the sky
As the new day’s born
Reflecting in the waters
Round painted bobbing boats
Pink tinged the east horizon
As o’er the sea she floats
All too soon she vanishes
This mistress of the tides
Gone to seek the evening
As up the brash sun glides.


Rainbow Over Clevedon Pill

Steadily the tide comes in
To meet the shore again
Crossing ‘neath a shining arch
Where sunshine paints the rain
The mud that lines the hidden creek
Is soon to disappear
As water fills the channels
And anchored boats swing clear
Across Black Rock the curlews sound
Their haunting clarion cry
As egrets pace and herons watch
And gulls take to the sky.