A Trip to the Sea

Looking for 10 minutes of peace and quiet? Or to remember some happy memories of holidays by the sea? Get a comfy chair, an eye mask ready and pair of headphones ready. Click on the link below to listen to the audio. You’ll be projected into an open landscape – the skylarks are busy and the wind is up. Footsteps take you along the edge of the beach and down to towards the sea and your dreams.

The track was originally designed to be listened to while sat beside the Taw/Torridge Estuary as part of our Ebb and Flow creative walk. While listening to it on site, it can be hard to distinguish between recorded and live sounds, especially the wind as it whips past your ears. And it’s hard to resist layering the action that you see in front of you, onto the experience of listening.

The Touch Tour

If you enjoyed the sound journey, why not offer a more immersive experience to a friend or family member? While they listen to a track, you, as a guide, offer them a series of objects to touch and smell. This creates a stimulating and meditative experience for them and is a fun, creative and generous gift to offer.

This How to Video shows Paschale guiding a Touch Tour

This How To Guide takes you through a simple 7 step process, and includes a list of objects to collect for the touch tour. If you are able to get hold of them then you can follow the video closely. Or you can use your imagination and improvise – you’ll probably make some fun discoveries! Tap on the guide to read on full screen. You may wish to treat someone to a Trip to the Sea in a Box, which includes objects, simple mask and fan.

Let us know how it went – we’d love to see any photos, text or video comments about how you created your own experiences and what the reactions were! You can update us on Facebook or Instagram.

Please Note: In light of Covid-19, it is only appropriate to guide someone through a Touch Tour who is in your household or close social bubble or is someone you care for, who you can interact with and touch safely and within government guidelines.

For further information please contact fiona@redherringproductions.co.uk