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Durham coastline celebrated with ‘Low Tide Day’ events

POOLING RESOURCES: Families enjoy rock pooling at last year's Low Tide Day.

POOLING RESOURCES: Families enjoy rock pooling at last year's Low Tide Day.

A CELEBRATION of the Durham coastline will be awash with activities this weekend.

Low Tide Day will make its return to Seaham on Saturday, with organisers Durham Heritage Coast and the Limestone Landscape Partnership confident the event will be even bigger and better than last year.

The free family games and activities will include the chance to tell stories and memories in exchange for a taste of locally produced food as part of Myths, Meals and Monsters.

It will be run by East Durham Creates, an arts and culture project which is due to end in the summer of 2016.

The group will also host Old Games for New, the chance to play traditional and modern games from around the world, share memories of childhood games and invent something new with a professional games designer.

Artists from the area will help create self-portraits and there is the chance to win a prize by making an East Durham Food Monster using a map of the area and images of produce.

Nikki Locke, programme manager for East Durham Creates, said: “We are delighted to be joining forces with Durham Heritage Coast to provide some playful and intriguing additions to this year’s Low Tide Day.

“We are looking forward to seeing just how creative the people of East Durham are.”

There will also be a rock pool ramble, seaside songs by the Children’s Kodály Class and Seaham Music Academy, the Secrets of Seaham guided walk, pirate tales, circus skills, face painting, wood carving and Punch and Judy.

As well as celebrating the coast, Low Tide Day is an opportunity for Durham Heritage Coast’s partners, including the National Trust, Durham County Council Countryside Service, Durham Wildlife Trust and police, to meet with local people and share thoughts about the area.

Niall Benson, Durham Heritage Coast officer, said: “This year we’re adding even more fun things to do at the coast. It doesn’t cost a penny to join in and we’re excited by the variety of activities on offer. It’s a great way to bring together the communities of East Durham to celebrate our wonderful coast.”

The Low Tide Day celebration event is at Seaham Hall beach and car park between 11am and 3pm.

 

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