• 06 Aug, 2019

Newsletter of the Lincolnshire Time and Tide Bell

As you doubtless know, we installed the Bell on the beach on the 11th of June and then had a launch party on the 21st.

Thanks to everybody who turned up. Some came from far away and met up in the afternoon at the North Sea Observatory from where we had a little tour of some of the ‘Structures on the Edge’ along the coast. The evening fun began with the Town Crier reading out the poem he’d written for the occasion (It’s on the website) and then we watched the tide roll in, ring the Bell and the Sun set. The best part of a couple of hundred people turned out, making it a memorable event. It’s just three weeks till our next art exhibition opens. Warming Bells will, once again, be staged at the fabulous North Sea observatory. The building celebrated its first anniversary yesterday. We were the first organisation to exhibit in the art space and we’re pleased to be back again. The exhibition runs from Wednesday 21st August to Sunday 1st September, opening from 10 am to 4 pm each day. On the afternoon of Wednesday 21st August, we’ll have an opening party from 4pm to 6pm. This is your invitation. Do come along, you and yours, see the artworks and have a bit of a social. There is, as always, a serious side to our exhibitions, beyond showing pretty pictures. Warming Bells seeks to imbed in our minds an association between bells and the climate emergency. So in future when you hear a bell … If you would like to get a bit more involved we can always do with some help. We’ll be setting the exhibition up on Tuesday 20th and if you’d like to help please drop me an e-mail. Or perhaps you’d like to spend a few hours invigilating one day? Just get in touch, we’d love to involve more people – after all, this is a community arts organisation. Most importantly, please spread the word. Tell all your friends and neighbours, share in social media and if you could print out the attached poster and stick it somewhere or just push it out onto the Internet, that would be great. The picture on the poster was painted for us by Valery Esaulenko, a Russian artist who sent it from Moscow.