Sounding Coastal Change project: 24-hours live radio broadcast event for World Listening Day 2018!


Wednesday, 18 July 2018, 04:00 - Thursday, 19 July 2018, 04:54

Live radio broadcast from Blakeney, North Norfolk.

Listen: from 4am onwards at

Listen: 1pm – 5pm at The Blakeney Harbour Room, 139 -141 High St, Blakeney, Holt NR25 7NU.

Be part of the broadcast: come to Blakeney Quay, Blakeney, NR25 7NF on 18 July.

Listen to this unique event on the internet, or on location in Blakeney, North Norfolk!

The Sounding Coastal Change (SCC) project uses sound, music and different kinds of listening to explore how the North Norfolk coast is changing, and how people’s lives are changing with it. It is an AHRC-funded project (‘Listening to Climate Change’) led by Open University geographer George Revill and OpenSpace members Johanna Wadsley and Kim Hammond, in partnership with Gair Dunlop of the University of Dundee. The core creative consultants are radio producer/sound artist Richard Fair, musician/composer Sam Richards, musician/sound artist Lona Kozik, and new media specialist Chris Bonfiglioli.

Resulting from almost two years of collaborations with local organizations and individuals, the broadcast includes live discussions, a documentary made by the Year 6 pupils of the Pilgrim Federation of Church of England Primary Schools, a new radio ballad featuring interviews with local residents, recordings of live music events, digital sound art, Sound Arks, and environmental sounds including the Dawn Chorus.

On the day, be part of the broadcast by making YOUR MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE at the SCC ENGAGEMENT TENT in the Blakeney Parish Council quayside carpark, and say ‘Hi’ to the broadcast team in the Seagulls & Samphire Art & Craft Centre at Blakeney Quay.

The BROADCAST SCHEDULE will be published here in the days leading up to the event. 

Connect: Sounding Coastal Change is on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Flickr & Soundcloud

More information on the broader project of which this event forms part can be found here.

Project partners:  National Trust, Norfolk Coast Partnership, Holkham NNR, Norfolk Wildlife Trust, Albanwise Farming Ltd, Pilgrim Federation of Church of England Primary Schools, Seasearch East, Norfolk Rivers Trust, Blakeney Parish Council, Future Radio, St.Nicholas Church (Blakeney), British Library (Environmental Sound).