First There is a Mountain

Join us on Leysdown Beach to be a part of artist Katie Paterson’s First There is a Mountain. This is a nationwide participatory event taking place over summer 2019, starting on the first day of British Summer Time, 31 March and ending on 27 October.

Participants are invited sculpt beaches into thousands of miniature sand mountain ranges to form ephemeral micro-geologies. Our event in Leysdown on 31 March (also Mothering Sunday) is the very first date and launches the project and the artist will be present.

Fifty sets of buckets and spades will be available to use on the day. The ‘buckets’ are specially created hollow scale models of five of the world’s most famous mountains: Mount Kilimanjaro (Africa), Mount Shasta (North America), Mount Fuji (Asia), Stromboli (Europe), and Uluru (Oceania).


Leysdown-on-Sea, Sheerness, Isle of Sheppey
ME12 4QF


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