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Tidelines: a new community project in the Exe Estuary

  • by JW

… getting involved in a unique location …


If you live near the Exe, here’s a wonderful new project to engage with – even during lockdown:


Tidelines is a new community project in the Exe Estuary, bringing together arts, science, local knowledge and academic research in creative ways to celebrate and learn more about our changing home.  

We’ll be asking the questions:

How can we celebrate and learn together about the Exe estuary and coast?

What do we want and need to know about our unique location?

How can we be active in responding to changes to our environment and climate?

Tidelines wants your involvement. Despite being in lockdown there are still activities you can do to take part from home or as part of daily exercise.  See the Things to do now page of  These include taking and uploading photos, drawing your own map, asking estuary questions you are curious about, recording things you have seen and more. These are suitable for all ages.

Later in the year, or early in 2021 we will be running public events exploring key themes of the estuary. These events were due to start this month but have been postponed. We also hope to be visiting groups out in the community in the future when it is safe to do so, so that they can participate. Tidelines welcomes working together with individuals and organisations so if you see a link between what we are exploring and what you are interested in or working on please get in touch. You can find out more by visiting the website or by contacting us directly at 

Tidelines is partnering with the University of Exeter as part of the Socially Engaged Universities Project funded by the Erasmus + Programme of the European Union and with additional funding from a South West Creative Technology Network Fellowship (a network led by the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol), in partnership with Watershed in Bristol, Kaleider in Exeter, Bath Spa University, the University of Plymouth and Falmouth University)

We are grateful for advice and support in developing our project from the Exe Estuary Partnership, Kaleider, Transition Exmouth, Wild East Devon, Wild Exmouth and University of Exeter.





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Contact: Anne-Marie Culhane or Jo Salter


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