Two exciting weekends of sound, light, music and art bringing local communities, regional and international artists together to explore the connection between coastal living and wellbeing.


Through a series of briefings, talks and workshops REFLECT aims to bring people together to discuss their own lived experiences and connections to the coast. The project will culminate in a large-scale outdoor sound and light event. REFLECT aims to compare the impact of coastal living on resident’s mental health in two vastly contrasting coastal communities; Bude, North Cornwall and Gravesham, Kent.

View out to see at sunset

Each event will present the stories and findings from the local area in an iconic coastal location. Using the dramatic cliffs and 91-meter sea pool in Bude and the epic LV21 art and performance space, housed in a 40-meter steel hulled ship in Gravesham.


REFLECT offers collaborators and spectators an opportunity to reflect on their own relationship with the sea and their mental health.

How does the sea make you feel? Listen to our Spotify playlist here


Produced by Sound UK in association with the University of Exeter and LV21.

Funded by the University of Exeter, Arts Council England and Wellcome Trust.






Fishing ropes and buoys with Summerleaze beach and breakwater in background

Summerleaze beach and breakwater

What Does The Sea Say Martyn Ware

What Does The Sea Say - Martyn Ware

Across Bude Canal towards Sea Pool

Bude Canal and Summerleaze Beach

LV21 chains

Inside LV21

Beach Huts at Bude Sea Pool

Beach Huts at Bude Sea Pool

Godrevy Lighthouse

Bude Breakwater

LV21 view on deck

Aboard LV21

Ulf Pedersen

Ulf Pedersen

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