Fleeting, Silverdale - a fishing heritage sound art installation on the Bay's trains (Lancaster to Barrow)

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Sun, 17 Sep 2017 10:00

Fleeting, Silverdale - a fishing heritage sound art installation on the Bay's trains (Lancaster to Barrow)

by Alex O'Toole / Fable Arts

Fleeting Soundscape Leaflet

Venue: Gaskell Hall, Emesgate Lane, Silverdale, LA5 0RA

Train route: Northern Rail trains between  Barrow and Lancaster

Free event

Join us to celebrate the Bay's fishing heritage at these special events throughout September.

  • 12:00PM - 12:30pm: CATCHING TALES: Recording and Interpreting Stories From Morecambe Bay's Fishing Community @ THE LANDSCAPE TRUST SILVERDALE STORY EVENT

    A talk by artist, Alexandra O’Toole and Morecambe Bay Partnership’s Oral Fishing Histories Project Facilitator, Jenn Mattinson

    Gaskell Hall, Emesgate Lane, Silverdale, LA5 0RA

  • 10.30am – 6pm: Accompanying events taking place include:  An exhibition of the Morecambe Bay Fishing Community’s Oral History Archive and a chance to listen to FLEETING in Gaskell Hall, Silverdale


FLEETING is a temporary, site-specific sound art installation and celebration of the Bay's fishing heritage.

Part of our 'Catching Tales'  project, you will hear  personal memories from Morecambe Bay’s fishing community, music and obsolete sounds of the bay, fragmented and transformed into an emotive reverie, to be played out in train carriages along the Lancaster to Barrow and Morecambe to Lancaster routes every Sunday during September. Find out more about 'Fleeting' here.

Come along and pick up your copy of the first edition of 'After the Ebb' - our specially designed newspaper by artist Kate Drummond - capturing some of the precious fishing memories from our archive. 

'Fleeting' will also take place on Sunday 24th September on Northern Rail trains between  Barrow and Lancaster. Find out more here.


Free event.

Events Programme

Events Highlights

Thu, 30 Nov 2017 10:00 to 12:00
Silloth West Beach Clean

Come and help volunteers protect this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty from debris such as bottles, cans, fishing line, nylon ropes, cigarette lighters, celebration balloons, shoes and many other things.  You name it – you’ll find it and Cumbria

Sat, 02 Dec 2017 10:00 to 16:00
Heritage Skills Day - Learning to Record Oral History

Sat, 02 Dec 2017 12:30 to 14:30
North Walney Nature Reserve Beach Clean

Meet at West Shore Car park, Earnse Bay. Everyone welcome! All equipment provided.

No need to book but if you are a large group please contact:

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