DAD awarded Sea Change Dover funding

The DAD urban room

DAD has been awarded funding through Sea Change Dover for two projects: Watermark and a new project in connection with the commissioning of a North Downs Way End of Trail Marker on Dover’s Seafront. The North Downs Way local engagement programme will involve a series of walks along the North Downs Way, ending at the new finishing point. Three local schools, Dover Girls Grammar, River Primary and St Mary’s C of E Primary will take part. The participants  can make a video, take photos on the walk, or make drawings reflecting their experience. They can record sounds, investigate histories/pilgrimages and think about ideas they might have to mark the end of the trail. DAD will organise an exhibition in the Centurion House Box Gallery on Bench Street, which is on the trail between the old finish point and the new, of some of these works in May/June this year.

In addition, DAD is developing ideas for  promoting the health aspect of walking with a pocket-size map of the North Downs Way National Trail. The map would include specially created icons and symbols (for flora and fauna, etc.), as well as images of the Tonkin Liu esplanade, the new North Downs Way Trail marker, scenic spots along the way AND the calories you can burn on the walk.

The Watermark funding is also intended for community engagement and DAD is planning a series of salons at which ideas related to the filming of Watermark will be discussed by people from different professional backgrounds.