Beside the sea: remembering and reimagining the English seaside resort

We have recently submitted a large grant proposal for a project that will collect the memories and stories of locals, workers and holidaymakers in Morecambe, Weston-super-Mare, and Mallorca. The project will ask questions about national identity, the changing expectations of the family holiday, of attitudes to leisure and well-being, and will explore representations of the coastal resort.

Participants will produce new narratives that are empowering, provocative and widely accessible to the public through exhibitions, community engagement events, webpages and digital mobile media, as well as educational resources for local schools.