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27 July 2011

Nowhereisland host ports and partners announced

Photo: Max McClure

With a year to go, we are pleased to confirm the host ports and harbours Nowhereisland will be visiting on its six week voyage around the south west coast, as well as details as to which points along the South West’s spectacular coastline, you’ll be able to view the island off-shore. You can find details under the journey section.

We’re working local and regional partners in each of the locations from NGOs and schools to arts organisations and museums. The British Red Cross, well known for their humanitarian work and education are helping us develop our citizenship programme in schools across the South West, as well as running activities with the Nowhereisland Embassy. Two secondary schools, Ilfracombe Arts College and Budmouth College are studying Nowhereisland across the entire school curriculum next year. Are you a keen footballer and a Nowhereisland citizen? In Plymouth, we’ll be working with Young Plymouth Arts Centre and the refugee football team Hope FC. Fancy joining the Nowhereisland football team?

Helping us explore some of the scientific and geological implications of Nowhereisland’s origin in the context of the Jurassic Coast, will be the Jurassic Coast Earth Festival 2012. In Cornwall, The National Trust will be working with us on the North Cornwall part of the journey and Projectbase are supporting our work in Newquay.

We’ve had an amazing response from organisations, collectives, voluntary groups and young people across the region and the sense of anticipation is really building.

Michael Prior

Michael is the Associate Curator (Engagement) for Situations and is leading the public engagement programme across the South West region for Nowhereisland. He is based in Bristol.

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Nowhereisland is a Situations project led by artist Alex Hartley, one of 12 Artist Taking the Lead projects for the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad funded by Arts Council England. We also gratefully acknowledge the support of the University of the West of England, Bristol; Bloomberg; Nicky Wilson Jupiter Artland; the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs; the Royal Norwegian Embassy and Yellowbrick Tracking.

Identity designed by Fraser Muggeridge studio and Wolfram Wiedner, website by Wolfram Wiedner.