What was it like at West Runton today? How was the wind? Fierce? Gentle? How did it move the waves, the grasses, the sand? Did it whisper or did it roar? How did it feel on your cheeks? Did your hat blow away? Did the sand blow into your sandwiches and make them gritty?
We would like to know the answers to all of these questions! You can add pictures and writing to the diary at West Runton Shelter, and you can add photographs and stories to this blog.
This Wind Project will run from September 25th to October 17th. You can drop in at any time and participate, and there will also be three organised events:
Sunday 3rd October: WindArt Day
Be inspired by the wind! We will be making pennant flags to fly in the wind at West Runton Shelter incorporating your stories, drawings and paintings. 11am – 3pm
Sunday 10th October:
To coincide with 10:10, the international campaign to cut carbon emissions, we invite you to take part in a walking conversation about wind energy, its destructive force and its creative potential. 11am – 3pm approx.
The website about 10:10 is here, we will link to the international events on the dayhttp://www.350.org/
Sunday 17th October: Wind Mapping Day
Come and make a giant pattern on the beach at West Runton showing the changes in wind direction over the past month at West Runton. 11am – 3pm
Further information on any of these events, contact Liz McGowan 01263 733061 or Jane Frost 01353 861944
“Mapping the Wind – what a lovely idea! It is amazing how the landscape seeps
into our subconscious. I remember interviewing a Norfolk forester about his
relationship to the landscape. At one point in his career he had moved to
Ireland, and he said the thing he missed most about Norfolk was the sound of the
wind in the trees.”
“Oliver (9 months) is so fascinated by the wind – the movement and the sound absolutely
transfix him – great free entertainment!”