TLC Undersea Experience Pilot Tour 2019

Before the pandemic, we ran a pilot project, touring to community, visitor & arts venues, an aquarium, museum & an outdoor event. We also experimented with working in schools, engaging primary & secondary year students. An incredible 2,455 people dived underwater with us & the feedback was overwhelmingly positive, with many inspired to change their behaviour to help conserve the marine environment.

Have a look at this short film to get a flavour:

An incredible 2,455 people dived underwater with us & the feedback was overwhelmingly positive, with many inspired to change their behaviour to help conserve the marine environment.

499 drawings by younger users & school students were made into this amazing online mosaic. Click HERE to explore

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Bite Sized Talks at Brighton Museum offering a deeper insight into the MCZ & the chalk cliffs.

Our Amazing Marine Chalk Reef – Sarah Ward, Living Seas Officer for Sussex Wildlife Trust talks about the MCZ’s unique chalk reef, watch the talk here…

Ships, Shafts & UBoats – Lara Band, Discovery Programme Officer from CITiZAN tells some of the fascinating stories behind intertidal, archaeological remains in the Beachy Head West Marine Conservation Zone, watch here…

How we keep you safe from Covid19

We want everyone to enjoy The Living Coast Undersea Experience safely, so we’re taking the following steps to protect audiences & staff:

We will:

  • Ventilate rooms
  • Regularly clean work surfaces
  • Sanitise equipment & hands between users
  • Ask staff & volunteers to report symptoms or close contacts & to stay at home if Covid19 is suspected
  • Use medical grade FFP2 face masks in close contact situations
  • Observe social distancing where practical
  • Manage a queuing system to limit contact between audience groups of 2 or 4
  • Depending on ventilation in venues & levels of Covid in the area, we may also ask that audiences wear face masks in venues

We ask that you:

  • Please do not attend if you have symptoms of illness or respiratory infections, including Covid19. We will offer a refund if places are cancelled due to illness
  • Use hand sanitising stations provided
  • Observe social distancing in venues, where practical
  • Feel comfortable wearing face masks if you wish
  • Be patient with us & others as we try to keep everyone safe

A full copy of our Covid19 measures is available on request

Training & Work Experience Opportunities

Training & Work Experience Opportunity

The Living Coast Undersea Experience (TLCUE) is an interactive, virtual reality & 360 experience, enabling users to explore the underwater environment of the Beachy Head West, Marine Conservation Zone (MCZ) without getting wet!

The MCZ runs from Brighton Marina to Beachy Head, with Newhaven right in the centre.   It’s home to one of the world’s few chalk reefs, with unique species of plant & animal life, including the Short Snouted Seahorse, but few people know about it!

TLCUE is a powerful, kinaesthetic & educational experience, a bit like diving, which helps people understand the environment & the kinds things we can all do to help conserve this & all natural environments.  More info here – https://www.kp-projects.co.uk/the-living-coast-undersea-experience/  

The Living Coast Undersea Experience is produced by KP Projects CIC, a not for profit, community arts organisation.  We’ve secured funding to tour TLCUE to community venues & events across Sussex, work with teachers to develop lesson plans for schools, & run a Training & Work Experience Programme to help build our team to do this.

We’re looking for up to six, highly motivated & reliable, Newhaven based people (over 18s) to participate in our training & paid, work experience programme

We’re offering:

  • Two days of training in VR & 360 film technology, TLCUE event production & management, £20 per day for travel & subsistence
  • Three days’ Work Experience at live events in Lewes, Seaford & Peacehaven, 2-3 trainees per day @ £10/hour x 8 hours + £20pppd travel/subsistence
  • Free DBS check, worth approx. £60
  • Potential for ongoing, intermittent freelance work with us afterwards

Trainees will develop confidence, new skills and work experience.  You will learn about & experience setting up & running The Living Coast Undersea Experience (front of house, communications, marine environment & conservation information & two types of vr, HTC Vive & 360 film, the production & technical requirements of running events; & invoicing as a freelance worker) with opportunities for future paid work as part of a wider tour.

Training days – Saturday 27 & Sunday 28 August 2022 in Newhaven, times tbc

Outline

Day 1:

  • Introductions to The Living Coast Biosphere Region & Beachy Head West & East Marine Conservation Zones & conservation issues linking the River Ouse & the marine envirnment
  • Aims & objectives of TLCUE
  • Outline of HTC Vive & 360 film technology; HTC Vive set up, troubleshooting & pack up
  • Covid safety
  • Event & presentation roles & role play
  • Communications requirements outline
  • Evaluation & Research

Day 2:

  • HTC Vive live event day – unloading, set up & troubleshooting
  • Covid safety
  • Event presentation roles
  • Open to the public in the afternoon or evening
  • De-rig & get out

Work Experience – three additional HTC Vive & 360 film live events with new trainees:

  • Monday 29 August (date to be confirmed) The Depot Cinema, Lewes linking into their environmental programmes
  • Saturday 3 September @ SEA Climate Hub in Seaford, with the Seaford Environmental Alliance
  • Saturday 24 September @ Peacehaven Townhall, with Climate Action event

Please email info@kp-projects.co.uk  for an application form, & use this same email if you have any queries.

We welcome applications from people of any race, nationality, ethnic origin, religion, socio-economic background, marital status, gender, sexual orientation, age or disability.  We actively encourage those who are currently under-represented in the arts to apply

Freelance Project Manager Role

Part time, freelance position, 12-month contract working to various dates between August 2022 & August 2023, £6,000 (approximately 24 event dates & 16 project management days @ £150/day) plus travel.

KP Projects CIC is a not for profit, community arts organisation, creating outdoor arts performances, installations & community engagement projects to inspire, challenge & transform.  Our work focuses around the environment, sustainability & healthy living.

The Living Coast Undersea Experience (TLCUE) is an interactive, virtual reality & 360 experience, enabling users to explore the underwater environment of the Beachy Head West, Marine Conservation Zone – https://www.kp-projects.co.uk/the-living-coast-undersea-experience/

Our project will develop a new touring network for digital arts & an educational programme for VR & 360 film, with 3 elements: training & work experience programme in Newhaven to build the team for touring; an educational development programme with schools & a tour of community venues across the region – community centres, arts venues, visitor centres etc.

Job Description

KP Projects CIC is looking for a versatile, highly motivated & reliable Project Manager to work with the Creative Director & TLCUE Team, to deliver & manage the tour – an initial 14 dates are pencilled with an additional 10 in development, from August 2022 to August 2023. 

Training with equipment will be given.

The Project Manager will work with the team to:

1.  Liaise with venues regarding installation logistics, technical requirements, securing volunteers & engaging audiences

2.  Run the installation at venues, including set up & get out of equipment, training & managing personnel, volunteers, ensuring security of equipment at all times, set up & management of interpretation materials

3.  Work with all ages to enthuse users, trainees, volunteers, venues etc about The Living Coast Undersea Experience & the Beachy Head West, Marine Conservation Zone; & to help create an enjoyable, fun atmosphere to assist with learning, education & information around the Experience

4.  Assist with the development of an evaluation plan, & to manage the collection & collate statistics & feedback from users

5.  Assist with delivering the Communications Plan

The Project Manager will have the following skills:

  • At least three years’ experience & knowledge of developing & delivering arts projects, including events management & touring
  • Detailed knowledge & understanding of community engagement
  • Experience of managing funded projects
  • Excellent project management skills
  • Knowledge & experience of volunteer recruitment
  • Excellent interpersonal skills & the ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment

Preferred:

  • DBS check
  • Clean driving license
  • Knowledge of the marine environment & conservation issues
  • Brighton or East Sussex based

Please send your CV & a cover letter to info@kp-projects.co.uk by 5pm Monday 8 August. Interviews in Brighton on 12 August

We welcome applications from people of any race, nationality, ethnic origin, religion, socio-economic background, marital status, gender, sexual orientation, age or disability.  We actively encourage those who are currently under-represented in the arts to apply

Provisional dates so far, all to be confirmed, with others in development:

27 & 28 August, Newhaven

29 August, Lewes

3 September, Seaford

4 September, Hastings

17 & 18 September, Newhaven

24 September, Peacehaven

22 October, Hastings

26 October, Bexhill

28 October, Rampion

15 February, Seven Sisters

18 February, Eastbourne

26 February, Bexhill

Others in development

Freelance Role – The Cilia Dance

Freelance Outreach & Project Manager to co-ordinate the participation & workshop programme for a pilot/R&D of a new outdoor dance piece, The Cilia Dance.

The piece is an ambitious movement dialogue about moving around the city, co-created with local people in a series of workshops leading to a performance on Saturday 25 September for Brighton’s Car Free Day.

The role will include:

  • Outreach to engage people to participate in the project
  • Researching, booking workshop venues
  • Ongoing communications with participants about the project
  • Main point of contact for participants on performance day
  • Contributing to related social media
  • Co-ordinating evaluation materials

This is a remote role, with the work spread across several weeks.  It will be ideal to add to an existing freelance portfolio &/or anyone interested in developing producing skills for outdoor arts, dance & community engagement.

Freelance fee – £1,000 (approx. 8-10 days) during August/September

Interested?  Please briefly respond to the following, & send to info@kp-projects.co.uk

We’re looking for:

  • At least two years’ experience & knowledge of developing & delivering arts projects.  Please give details of your experience within 100 words
  • Excellent communication skills, knowledge of outreach & engaging participants in arts projects.  Please give details of your experience within 100 words
  • Good project management skills: planning & delivery within budget & timeframe.  Please give details of your experience within 100 words
  • Excellent time management skills, being able to manage & prioritise your time to deliver the project.  Please give details of your experience of working in a self-managed role within 100 words
  • Please tell us why you are interested in this role (100 words)
  • Please give two references

Deadline for submission is 31 July 2021; Informal interviews will be in the following week

How to Play #TheGreatPebbleDash

The Great Pebble Dash will take place on *** around ***. Its an outdoor game to get everyone out walking, exploring & enjoying everyday places in a completely different way.

How to Play

1. Be Covid Safe – Hands, Face, Space. Keep your distance from others & wear a mask in busy places, wash your hands frequently

Please avoid touching the pebblefaces to protect everyone from germs, & please leave the pebblefaces in place for the Dashers following you to enjoy the game

2. Visual clues will be posted at 9am each event day, on Facebook / The Great Pebble Dash here & on Instagram @thegreatpebbledash here or follow #TheGreatPebbleDash tag on Instagram here

Clues will look at bit like the one to the right, giving a general location & a close up with detail to help you find the pebbleface. The number indicates where you are along the pebbledash route.


3. The clues follow a circular route, but you can dip in & out, searching for one or two, or do the full Dash & hunt for ALL the faces

4. Match the clue to the landscape & you’ll find Raysto’s tiny pebbleface artworks, hidden in plain sight.

5. When you find a pebbleface, take a selfie or your own picture of it, without giving away its location, so others can enjoy the pebbledash after you

6. Top tips, start with a full phone battery & take screen grab images of the clues to avoid using up your data

Have fun!

Short Snouted Seahorse

This image is created from a montage of drawings made at events over the summer. Click on a square to zoom in to have a closer look, or press the ‘Play’ button at the bottom left for a ‘guided tour.’

The Short Snouted Seahorse is incredibly rare & one of the key features of the Beachy Head West Marine Conservation Zone designation. The seahorses come into shallow water during the summer months & every morning perform a morning ‘dance’ with their partners.

Photo mosaic by: raysto @ Mosaically