"Seashore Stories and Beach Hut Beasties" is an interactive performance event for children aged 4 – 6 years, taking place on Goodrington Sands. Children were invited to join our rival teams of Victorian explorers in their search for undiscovered creatures.
The search involved ancient maps, beach hut laboratories and sand digging. It interwove live performance with puppetry, shadow play, storybuilding and hands-on exploration. The adventure culminated in the fantastical unearthing of a brand new species!
Initiated by Dartington College of Arts, the project was supported by Torbay Council, Torbay Coast and Countryside Trust, the Seashore Centre, Quay West, Dartmouth to Paignton Steam Railway and the Centre for Creative Enterprise, based at Dartington College of Arts.