North Devon Coast

National Landscape

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Stepping Out

Oyster catchers at the bus station

Stepping Out is a programme of distinctive, fun and captivating outdoor performance which encourages people to come together to experience familiar places in unfamiliar ways.

In 2019 Red Herring Productions created a series of events that celebrated the unique nature of the Taw and Torridge Estuary. These events were supported by our  Sustainable Development Fund (SDF) and were part of a programme that marked the 60th Anniversary of the North Devon Coast Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. 

The project incvolved trhe creation of an interactve coastal walk called Ebb and Flow, which was designed for both Northam and Braunton Burrows.  Groups joined teh Red Herring team to explore the landscape through the idea of movement: the shifting earth beneath our feet, the routes of migrating birds and the human impulse to travel beyond the horizon.  

In addition Oystercatcher characters could be spotted in the streets and beaches in North Devon. People could help them or observe them at a distance through binoculars. The aim was to draw attention to this fascinating bird and encourage people to look out for their future.

The team also took field recordings and made a series of compositions to share with people during walks and through their specially designed immersive, sound experience. Follow the link to listen to Creek field recordings and compositions.

To find out more visit the Red Herring website