London 2012 Festival is lighting up some of Britain’s more remote coastal areas with some striking and “illuminating” installations as part of this year’s festival. Peace Camp is set up in a total of 8 locations from Antrim to Sussex.
This weekend saw the illumination of 2,000 tents as part of a project called Peace Camp which has been described as,
“a coastal illumination celebrating love, poetry and landscape.”
Visitors over the weekend were able to wander around the tents listening to the sounds coming from within them, whispering voices reading poetry in different dialects and accents found in the UK featuring the work of poets and artist that have influenced the country’s rich poetry traditions over centuries. Apart from poems, music and nature sounds will also be playing from some tents.
The installation took place in eight coastal areas including Cuckmere Haven, Godrevy, Cemaes Bay, White Park Bay, Mussenden Temple and Downhill Beach, Cliff Beach, Fort Fiddes and Dunstanburgh Castle. This was just one of the many events taking place in Britain for the London 2012 Festival, bringing the arts closer to the Olympic Games.
What better way than art installations to bring the spotlight back onto Britain’s gorgeous coastlines? Now that the sun has come out to play, why to head to one of Britain’s top 7 beaches?
Did you see Peace Camp this weekend?