High Water March 30, Free event tickets now from Eventbrite

Feb 7, 2021 | Blog, Events

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

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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.

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