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August 3rd, 2015

Image of different types of sea glass.
Different types of sea glass.

Can you help us collect sea glass from the East Durham coast for an installation at this year’s Lumiere Durham?

Sea glass is the name given to the many pieces of waste glass that were thrown into the sea during1853-1921, when Seaham was home to one of Europe’s biggest glass bottle works.  100 years later, this glass has been naturally smoothed and frosted by the sea.  We need lots of pieces of sea glass to make an ambitious installation for Lumiere that will celebrate the industrial heritage of the area and champion the communities at its heart.

Would you like to join us at the beach and help us collect some?  Can you come along to one of the dates below?

 
Please bring a bag or bucket to collect sea glass
 
Sat 15 Aug
Meet Middleton Beach, Hartlepool
Drive towards Hartlepool Marina and carry on past the small crafts and round to the beach entrance.
Meet 11:00
 
Sun 16 Aug
Meet Easington Beach Car Park
Easington Colliery Car Park, Seaside Lane, Easington (signposted from road B1283)
The beach is a 15min walk from the car park which involves using some very steep steps so
Meet 12:00
 
Sun 23 Aug
Meet at Seaham Hall Car Park, North Road, Seaham, County Durham SR7 7AG, just off the B1287
Meet 12:00
 
Sat 29 Aug
Meet Middleton Beach, Hartlepool
Drive towards Hartlepool Marina and carry on past the small crafts and round to the beach entrance.
Meet 11am
 
Sun 30 Aug
Meet Easington Beach Car Park
Meet 12:00
 
Sun 6 Sep
Meet at Seaham Hall Car Park, North Road, Seaham, County Durham SR7 7AG, just off the B1287
Meet 12:00
 
Tues 15 Sep 
Meet Easington Beach Car Park 
 

If you’d like to come along, or if you have some glass at home you’d like to donate, email [email protected].

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