“The Fishermen’s Shed Space is being repurposed with integrity and a warm heart, a sense of connection to the coastal environment and fishing heritage.”
The fishing industry is at the heart of most coastal communities in Britain – including Sidmouth, where the annual Sea Fest has celebrated its maritime and fishing heritage:
A permanent fixture is now planned:
Sharing good news! Sidmouth Coastal Community Hub have been awarded National Lottery funding to support the development of a new covid safe creative space for wellbeing.
Thanks to nearly £10,000 of funding from The National Lottery Community Fund, Sidmouth Coastal Community Hub plan to make the shed a cosy, welcoming and accessible place to create art and connect with their town’s heritage.
The Fishermen’s Shed Space is being repurposed with integrity and a warm heart, a sense of connection to the coastal environment and fishing heritage; nurturing opportunities to be creative, curious, share stories and traditions and connect with others.
In the space local creative facilitators with community members will explore ideas and experiences through art, digital and creative skills workshops. Working with volunteers and creative facilitators from our local network the activities will be delivered from early spring.
We will bring you more on progress soon – meanwhile please tell us what you think and contact us to get involved. x
Sidmouth’s Bagwell family are the “last remaining fisher folk in Sidmouth”:
And their wet fish shop does very well:
There is also a lot of lovely fresh fish to be had at the Market:
photo: from the Fish Market facebook pages