The Creative Coast 2012 project aims to make the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site the most creative coast in the world.
The Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site is 95 miles long, and the exposed rocks from one end to the other contain 185 million years of the earth's history. That's 185 million year's worth of stories, to be uncovered and explored through the Creative Coast projects, not only looking back through time but also using this to explore the future of our planet.
Between 2008 and 2011, our arts partners developed 26 projects involving 131 artists, 2,745 participants and audiences totalling nearly 70,000 directly and many more indirectly. Download the evaluation report:
Our project, Creative Coast 2012 continues to connect people's imaginations with the stories of the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site. We have been forming the Creative Coast Forum, a network of scientists, artists, educators, local businesses, public bodies and arts organisations. This Forum will encourage, support and deliver the Jurassic Coast's creative programmes. We have also been working on several ambitious projects: The Jurassic Coast Earth Festival, Exploratory Laboratory, and Coastal Voices which animated our Creative Coast during the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic events for which the Jurassic Coast provided the spectacular setting. This project's main funder is Arts Council England. It is hosted by the Jurassic Coast Trust on behalf of the Jurassic Coast Partnership, and coordinated by Daisy Sutcliffe.
Download publication examining the programme, recording successes and lessons learned for others who are interested in applying this model in some way to their own work. Alternatively, read it in your browser.
A new book that takes a quirky look at the Jurassic Coast has been published in time for Christmas – and it’s already proving to be a big hit. The Jurassic Coast – A Mighty Tale is published by The Jurassic Coast Trust and is written and illustrated by local artist Tim Britton.
Are you a Primary Teacher and need more help to effectively teach Rocks, Fossils and Evolution in your science curriculum? Then come and join us for a FREE training day led by Primary education consultant David Weatherly. Our special Big Jurassic Classroom Superteachers will also be on hand to take you through their own resources they have developed for the new Primary Science curriculum.
This two hour session starts up at the Centre with a 20 minute talk from the Centre Warden about the fossils of Charmouth and how to find fossils on the beach. The group then heads out onto the beach with the wardens and spend the rest of the session looking for fossils.