High Water March 30, Free event tickets now from Eventbrite

Feb 7, 2021 | Blog

High Water: sharing our connections to the tides

Tuesday March 30, from 08.45 – 22.00 BST/UTC, online

Over 50 people are sharing stories about the sea and in particular the high tide connecting Exmouth to others around the UK and the world.  There will be readings, films and discussion over 12.5 hours from artists, poets, storytellers, scientists and others working with the tidal environment or just with tidal stories to tell.

We invite you to visit the event at any time through the day to mark the highest tide of the year.

Tides are the constant ebb and flow of the planet, the stuff of livelihoods, myth and legend, artwork, folklore and personal history, scientific study and monitoring.  Spring tides occur twice each lunar month, around full moon and new moon. The height of the spring tide varies throughout the month (and year), depending on the distance between Earth and the Moon (and the Sun).  On March 30, in Exmouth we will experience our highest spring tide of 2021. Tidelines, Art.earth, and Low Carbon Devon invite you to mark this equinoctial tide by joining us as we share tidal stories.

Do you have a seasonal connection to the tides? Does the tide directly affect you where you live? Have you observed wildlife behaviour relating to the tides? Are you aware of an emotional response to high tides? Have you noticed changes in the tides and do you believe they might be linked to climate change? Do you visit a particular place to observe the tides? Does our knowledge of the tides, and our awareness of them become more important as the climate and sea levels change?The High Water event starts at 08.45 GMT on March 30 and continues to just after high tide in the evening at 22.00.  More about this event and how to book (free) as a visitor on the day.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/high-water-registration-140244752831

To find out what is happening and when clkick here

 


Who is this for?

Anyone moved by or concerned about the tide!  We welcome a variety of experiences and perceptions of the tidal movement of the oceans in order to better understand and define its meaning and effect on us. You may be a fisherman, sailor, a coast watcher, a climate scientist, a poet, a marine biologist, a seaweed harvester, an ocean researcher, a paddle-boarder or an artist or or you may just visit the sea occasionally. The tides affect many of us incidentally or habitually. We would love to hear all these stories.

…and why are we doing it?

Tides connect us all to the oceans which make up 70% of our planet. High Water is a gathering of people from different backgrounds and places to draw attention to the tides and their importance in all our lives – in particular in the lives of people who live near and by coastlines – and to celebrate our timeless connection to the tides as an impressively awesome power on the planet. Our coasts are changing, as witnessed by the effects on wildlife, plantlife and disappearing coastlines. High tides are the moments that we notice the power of the oceans and, when combined with rising sea levels and temperatures and more frequent and unpredictable weather events, these tides can be devastating.  By becoming more aware and bringing together different forms of knowledge  and sharing stories we can learn more about our world, how to live with it, and how to adapt and respond to changes.

Salmon Run 2024

Salmon Run 2024

SALMON RUN 2024 !! The Great Exe Salmon Run is happening again on September 29th 2024 3 runs on one day for all abilities empathising with the challenges faced by the Exe Atlantic river salmon as they run upstream to spawn! This event managed by Wildrunning and...

read more
Salmon run 5K 2024

Salmon run 5K 2024

SALMON RUN 5K IN EXETER 2024 5KThe 5K is a standard 5K run and open to all abilities including those who wish to time themselves and those who will run (or walk) it as a family fun run. Salmon or river-related clothing references (costumes) welcome. It runs from...

read more
Salmon Run Ultra 2024

Salmon Run Ultra 2024

SALMON RUN ULTRA 2024 The Ultra 50 mileJoin up to 40 runners who will do the full 50 miles. 50 milers will start with the first relay team at Mamhead slipway in Exmouth and will continue through Exeter without pausing at Salmon pool and so will be ahead of the relay...

read more
Salmon Run Team Relay 2024

Salmon Run Team Relay 2024

SALMON RUN TEAM RELAY 2024 Relay TeamsSeven teams will carry Samantha the salmon baton along the Exe from Exmouth to the source at Tarr Steps on Exmouth. Teams will carry the baton passing it on to the next team at changeover points, where a master of ceremonies will...

read more
overwintering

overwintering

Overwintering I   public rehearsals and performances late Feb/early March Community rehearsals: Thursday 29 Feb, Sunday 25 Feb Community performance Saturday 2 March all 6.30pm (Performance will include time on the estuary. Please contact us if you have any access...

read more
Alive Alive O! Part 2

Alive Alive O! Part 2

Mud is really the lungs of the river – Jason Ingham, inshore fisherman on the Exe Marine Larvae are attracted to sounds when they are looking for habitat – sound travels really well under water, it’s the best available cue. There is research that show that blue...

read more
Salmon Run 2023

Salmon Run 2023

SALMON RUN 2023 In one day, World Rivers Day, runners aged from 3 (on pushbike) to 72 took on a variety of challenges to empathise with the epic journey of the Atlantic salmon against the flow up the river Exe to the spawning grounds on Exmoor following the Exe Valley...

read more
Sea Temperature Part I

Sea Temperature Part I

We are delighted to share this blog post from Louise which weaves together threads of felt experience, citizen science, craft and care around the increasingly critical story of sea temperature. Jon Tinker from the Met Office who co-faciliated an online event with us:...

read more
Exe Trail Plankton Mural

Exe Trail Plankton Mural

Exe Trail plankton mural near Lympstone Back just before lockdown Tidelines worked with the Exe Estuary Managment Partnership to deliver a workshop at Lymsptone primary school. The kids looked at images of plankton and tiny creatures from the oceans and used a variety...

read more
Alive Alive 0! Part 1.

Alive Alive 0! Part 1.

ALIVE ALIVE O! Calling the Blue Mussel The mussel beds in the Exe are now badly depleted and many are wondering how we can restore the natural habitats of the Estuary. Adult mussels cannot move, but their larvae disperse through the water and can travel. Many species...

read more