It's Where We Go
A free online audiovisual performance about memories of the seaside in and around the UK. The performance explores themes of nostalgia and loss, but also of community and hope.
Listen to the voices. Look at the pictures. Share your memories.It's Where We Go is a free online audiovisual performance about memories of the seaside in and around the UK - including Whitstable, Herne Bay, Folkestone and beyond. The performance explores themes of nostalgia and loss, but also of community and hope. Listening to this performance now is about remembering what we once had, and the people we shared those experiences with. Originally a series of live performances held at Coastival Festival, Herne Bay Festival and Tenby Arts Festival in 2016, artists Tiffany Murphy and Olivia Lamont Bishop adapted the audio to create an online performance. With the seaside inaccessible for many people in the UK due to Covid-19 restrictions, the artists felt this performance would help bring the seaside to people instead. Audiences are encouraged to share their own memories to create a living archive. Brighton photographer Ian Howorth provides imagery, shot on film in seaside towns, to accompany the performance and help frame the seaside experiences. Headphones recommended. Transcript available. Accessible online any time. Duration: 36 minutes.