England's Creative Coast - which includes the world's first art GeoTour in Essex, Kent and East Sussex - will launch on Thursday 29th April 2021 at 2pm. It’s an online event, and everyone is welcome to attend. You need to RSVP using Eventbrite by the 27th: https://tinyurl.com/CreativeCoastLaunch
The GAGB has been involved in developing the GeoTour since early 2018, offering support, advice, and geocaching training.About England’s Creative Coast
”England’s Creative Coast is a landmark project between seven outstanding arts organisations — Cement Fields , Creative Folkestone , De La Warr Pavilion , Hastings Contemporary , Metal , Towner Eastbourne and Turner Contemporary — to create a new outdoor cultural experience that connects art with landscape and local stories with global perspectives. It brings together the Waterfronts commissions and the world’s first art GeoTour, with each partner presenting their own section of the project and a local engagement programme at its heart.”About the GeoTour:
”Using geocaching, the GPS-enabled digital treasure hunt technology, communities from each of the seven locations are invited to share their personal stories of what it’s like to live in that particular coastal place, or respond to the new artwork in their town and give visitors a new way to interact with the landscape.
Local people from each location are working with each partner arts organisation to create new caches (containers hidden within the landscape featuring rewards) that will lead visitors on a ‘Geotour’ of the region — the first ever art geocache tour in the world. Through gaming, travellers will enjoy an authentic experience of the place they’re visiting. By working with local people, the partner galleries will connect with their communities in new ways, enabling the exploration of place and art by visitors as never before.”
We hope that you will be able to join us, and those who have worked so hard on this, at the digital launch event!
The quoted text is from the launch event’s Eventbrite page