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Join us for this special occasion where artists Alison Neighbour and Elodie Merland will lead a ceremonial version of The Chalk Path for a small group to make the journey together at sunset in France, following a morning sunrise experience in England.

  • 21 Sep 2024
  • 6pm
  • £5
  • Caps et Marais d'Opale Regional Natural Park

Journey through the Deep Time of the chalk cliffs at their closest point across the Channel.

Our two lands were once one, the Sea has been here for less time than it has not, and North has not always been North…

The Sea is both beginning and ending of everything on earth – where do we fit into this cycle and what layer do we want our story to leave?

On Saturday 21st September we meet the Autumn Equinox with an artist-led journey on two sides of the same land, at two edges of the same day.

Join us for this special occasion where artists Alison Neighbour and Elodie Merland will lead a ceremonial version of The Chalk Path for a small group to make the journey together at sunset in France, following a morning sunrise experience in England.

Starting at Cap Blanc Nez Upper carpark at 6pm, we will descend through the chalk cliffs to meet the sea, ending with a sunset ritual and gathering on the beach looking back the way we have come and forwards to the future.

The walk is approximately 2.5km and will take around an hour at a leisurely pace. There are some steep slopes and uneven/slippery ground.

This event will be delivered in English and French. You’ll need to bring your headphones and smartphone with the audio walk already downloaded. If you’d like to take part in the morning event in Folkestone as well, please book for this separately – you’ll need to organise your own trip across the Channel.

We’ll share more details about the practicalities with you after you’ve booked.

If you find you cannot attend please let us know in good time so we can offer your place to someone else. Email ali.neighbour@gmail.com – we’re afraid we cannot offer refunds due to the administrative workload, but we will offer your place to someone else for free.


Funded by Arts Council England, Caps et Marais d’Opale Regional Natural Park, The Geologists Association Curry Fund, Folkestone Fringe, Eurotunnel Le Shuttle, The Green Fund, and Kent Downs National Landscape. This project is a commission for SALT+EARTH Festival and the Year of the Geopark, in connection with the Kent Downs and Parc D’Opale bid to become a cross channel UNESCO Geopark.

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