Cockles of my Heart

Cockles of my Heart

"Sinking water, many many, sinking water... Sinking water, sinking water."  

Join us for an immersive sound-walk to connect with the sea, the landscape and the stories of Morecambe Bay.

Cockles of My Heart is part of LANDING, a co-commission from Lancaster Arts and We Live Here, which seeks to build deeper connections between people and the natural environments around us. 

Cockles of my Heart is a joyful, reflective and sensory audio experience, inspired by the sea and in remembrance of the Bay's entangled colonial and ecological traumas that will take place during LANDING from June 28 to 30.  Cockles of my Heart commemorates the deaths of 23 Chinese cockle pickers in Morecambe Bay in 2004. 

Put on your headphones and immerse yourself in the inspiring, powerful and moving stories of the Bay as you set off across the sands, feeling the wet sand beneath your feet, the wind in your hair and the salt on your lips as you connect with the natural world around you and some of the histories of the bay. 

The sound walk has been developed by London-based and Korean diasporic artists Taey Iohe and Youngsook Choi, of Breakwater Collective. It features music created by Pete Moser, working with communities in Morecambe Bay and with lyrics by Lemn Sissay. Other contributors include John Childs, Victoria Eden, Mr Kim Leong, Laverne and Janet Butler.

Walk Times:

Friday 28 June
Walk 1: 10.30-11.30am
Walk 2: 1.30-2.30pm

Saturday 29 June
Walk 1: 11.00am-12.00pm
Walk 2: 1.30-2.30pm 

Sunday 30 June
Walk 1: 12.30-1.30pm
Walk 2: 2.00-3.00pm

Tickets are free but please be aware there will be limited capacity for each walk so booking is required. Booking is available here.