The story of Torbay re-imagined with Eyeview (extra)ordinary

The story of Torbay re-imagined with Eyeview (extra)ordinary

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We’re counting down to Eyeview (extra)ordinary, which goes live across the Bay from the 7th-16th June. As ever, The Shorely has the inside track and over the next 6 weeks will reveal more about the people and places involved. We started with an interview with Creative Director - Nathalie Palin. This second video feature is with Lead Producer, Clare Parker and explores what Eyeview is all about and how we can all get involved.

Eyeview is all about celebrating what here is unique in Torbay and the people that make it unique... and also really to get involved with ‘what kind of culture do we want here?
— Clare Parker, Lead Producer.

Throughout 2019, artists and communities will come together to re-imagine Torbay. They will tell the story of the place we call home through a series of site-specific commissions, participatory projects and community actions. There are three ways to get involved or to simply go see an Eyeview event in the Bay:

Eyeview: conversations
March – December 2019

A series of happenings, feasts, presentations and dialogue through the year, bringing people together to ask questions, debate, share ideas, places and perspectives. See https://eye-view.org.uk/events-conversations

Eyeview: (extra)ordinary
7th – 16th June 2019

10 days of performances, events and activities by artists and communities, bringing to life extraordinary and unexpected places, hidden cultural treasures and set amongst our great Geopark outdoors. From a mass sewing event at Oldway Mansion, to dancers in the dramatic landscape at Berry Head, and giant grass men roaming the streets of the Bay! See https://eye-view.org.uk/events-extraordinary

Eyeview: wavelength
8th - 10th November 2019

Experimental commissions with artists and technologists, culminating in a celebration of sound and light, illuminating the overlooked and unexpected in the Bay. Programme to be announced later this year!


The Eyeview cultural programme forms part of Torbay’s Great Place Scheme: a pilot scheme funded by Arts Council England and the National Lottery Heritage Fund. With this support, Torbay Culture is working to build the foundations and infrastructure for change that will shape a more confident Torbay: ambitious for its future, a great place to live, work and to visit.

Lead image credit: Jim Wileman

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