The Living Coast Undersea Experience – 2023 Tour

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

Scroll down for more info & a short film

Tour Dates 2023

TLC Undersea Experience 2023 tour is now completed. We visited 16 venues & 4 schools across Sussex presenting our unique VR project over 30 days Coming up next: a 2 year tour with Ouse Valley Climate Action. More info soon.

OVCA community partners interested in presenting TLCUE, Technical Specs HERE

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More about The Living Coast Undersea Experience

The Living Coast Undersea Experience was created by internationally acclaimed digital artist, Simon Wilkinson & Karen Poley, KP Projects, in a partnership including The Living Coast UNESCO Biosphere Region, Sussex Inshore Fisheries & Conservation Authority (IFCA) & Sussex Wildlife Trust. More about how the idea evolved HERE

TLC Undersea Experience aims to:

  • Open up one of the UK’s most unique marine environments to everyone
  • Raise awareness of BHW MCZ, home to one of the world’s only chalk reefs, with unique species of plant & animal life, which only a fraction of people know about
  • Be a powerful kinaesthetic & educational experience to help people understand the environment & the things we can all do to help conserve it

What people say about TLCUE:



Want to know more ?

Check out these two talks by experts on our local marine environment & the archaeology of the chalk cliffs: Sarah Ward, Living Seas Officer, Sussex Wildlife Trust & Lara Band, Discovery Programme Officer from CITiZAN


How can you help?

A few simple things you can do to help protect this unique environment, here…


How to get involved

  • Volunteering opportunities from 2022, more here…
  • There are exciting & engaging sponsorship opportunities & the project needs patrons & funders to help develop subsequent touring opportunities for this amazing project across the Biosphere region to schools, community centres & venues.  Please get in touch for further information:



Have a closer look this is short of the prototype experience, created in 2018:

The Living Coast Undersea Experience is created by Simon Wilkinson of C!RCA69 & Karen Poley of KP Projects CIC; in partnership with The Living Coast Brighton & Lewes Downs, UNESCO designated Biosphere Region; Sussex Inshore Fisheries & Conservation Authority (IFCA); & Sussex Wildlife Trust.