Sentinels on the Marsh – other activities

 

 

 

This project will bring the opportunity to be involved with enhancing the churchyard grounds through wildlife gardening by creating ‘mini-meadows’, providing nesting and roosting sites. To help churches open their doors to increase participation from local communities to use the spaces for activities, meeting places, events etc. Also an audio guide will be produced, new cycle trails and drone footage of the churches.

Sentinels on the Marsh – other activities contributes to Rediscover project theme.

 

Volunteers can get involved in becoming ‘greeters’ to inform tourists about the church as a building and it’s history and place in the local community. Young people will be commissioned to create ‘art works’ based on living on or the history of the Marsh, and have the opportunity of using the churches as gallery space to exhibit.

Visit the volunteering page to find out more about getting involved with Fifth Continent projects.

2021
Oct 2021

MORE MOSAICS! GOOD NEWS!

Following the success of our Marsh Mosaics project, which involved 391 people aged 5-90 from across the Marsh, the Romney Marsh Historic Churches Trust has agreed a generous grant of £15,000 for a follow-on project in the Spring. Four new mosaics will be created for Fairfield, Old Romney, Snargate and Snave, meaning all 14 medieval churches south of the Royal Military Canal are represented.

Oct 2021

CHURCHES AUDIO GUIDE LAUNCHED!

CHURCHES AUDIO GUIDE LAUNCHED!

Our self-guided tour app for the medieval churches has been tested and tweaked and is now available to users worldwide via the Izi Travel app. We’ve had a great response already, with hundreds of people accessing content. We launched our app at The Fifth Continent Festival at Romney Marsh Visitor Centre.

Oct 2021

CHURCHES AUDIO GUIDE – INCREDIBLE PHOTOS

CHURCHES AUDIO GUIDE – INCREDIBLE PHOTOS

Some incredible photos have been added to our Audio Guide App taken by professional church photographer Andy Marshall. Andy documented his journey around the marsh churches on his popular social media channels and blog, with a great response from people all over the world.

Sep 2021

3D TOURS OF FIVE CHURCHES

3D TOURS OF FIVE CHURCHES

Kent company MMS360 and our Cultural Heritage Officer Didier Rochard have been working hard to develop five 3D virtual tours for the medieval churches at New Romney, Lydd, Brookland, Ivychurch and Snave. This technology allows people anywhere in the world to have a walk through of the marsh churches. The tours give exciting insights such as views of church towers and inside bell chambers – a very exciting piece of work!

Sep 2021

CHURCHES AUDIO GUIDE – SOFT LAUNCH

CHURCHES AUDIO GUIDE – SOFT LAUNCH

We have launched our Medieval Churches Audio Guide in time for the Friends of Kent Churches Ride & Stride open day on 11th September. Visitors to the churches will be able to follow a QR code to learn all about the churches in more detail.

Sep 2021

MARSH MOSAICS – CHURCHES OPEN DAY

MARSH MOSAICS – CHURCHES OPEN DAY

Our mosaics have now moved to their respective churches for exhibition in time for the Friends of Kent Churches Ride & Stride Open Day on 11th September. We know that many local people and visitors will enjoy following our new arts trail around Romney Marsh – see our Resources page for more details.

Jul 2021

MARSH MOSAICS – WORKSHOPS COMPLETE!

MARSH MOSAICS – WORKSHOPS COMPLETE!

We’ve now completed all 32 workshops for The Marsh Mosaics project! Nearly 400 different people have been involved – 391 to be precise! Participants aged 5 to 90 have enjoyed learning about the heritage of the marsh and its medieval churches. Yolanda and the team are now grouting and finishing, ready for the exhibitions next month!

Jul 2021

CHURCHES AUDIO GUIDE

We have been finalising, uploading and testing the content for our Medieval Churches Audio Guide. It is wonderful to see it all coming together.

Jul 2021

MARSH MOSAICS – MORE WORKSHOPS

MARSH MOSAICS – MORE WORKSHOPS

We’ve now run 11 more workshops for our Marsh Mosaics project and they’re coming along nicely. So far Burmarsh, Brenzett, St Mary ITM, Brookland, Dymchurch, Lydd, Ivychurch and Newchurch are all nearing completion. Dymchurch Primary and Lydd Scouts loved their recent sessions. It was wonderful to be in St George’s Church and St Peter & St Paul’s Newchurch this week and to meet so many people.

May 2021

CHURCHES AUDIO GUIDE – SOUND!

We have been very busy recording, mixing and editing the sound for our Medieval Churches Audio narrated by John Hendy from the Romney Marsh Historic Churches Trust.

May 2021

MARSH MOSAICS – WORKSHOP UPDATE

MARSH MOSAICS – WORKSHOP UPDATE

We’ve now run 13 workshops for our Marsh Mosaics project. Community participants have been working on the mosaics for Burmarsh, Brenzett, St Mary ITM and Brookland. Wonderful to have Brookland Primary School involved too!

Mar 2021

MARSH MOSAICS – WORKSHOPS COMMENCE!

MARSH MOSAICS – WORKSHOPS COMMENCE!

Workshops have commenced for The Marsh Mosaics! We’re working in small groups at outdoor locations to keep things Covid-safe. Participants have enjoyed making their coasters and adding tiles to the mosaic for Burmarsh.

Mar 2021

STARTING TO PLANT PERENNIALS

We will be starting to plant perennials which are good for pollinators such as comfrey and black horehound in a number of churchyards across the marsh once the spring weather arrives – including at Snave, St Mary’s in the Marsh and Ivychurch. These plants require little maintenance and can be planted by anyone in their own gardens.

Feb 2021

DESIGNS DRAWN UP FOR MARSH MOSAICS

DESIGNS DRAWN UP FOR MARSH MOSAICS

The Marsh Mosaics: After a collaborative process working with the churches, all 10 designs have now been drawn up, ready for transfer to the panel boards. We’ve received a very enthusiastic response from the community and we’re keen to get going on the workshops!

Feb 2021

SOURCING IMAGES TO ACCOMPANY AUDIO GUIDE

SOURCING IMAGES TO ACCOMPANY AUDIO GUIDE

We’re sourcing photos and images to accompany our descriptions of the churches in our Audio Guide Project. Do you have any nice photos of Romney Marsh’s Historic Churches? Share them with us!

Jan 2021

DESIGN PROCESS COMMENCES FOR MARSH MOSAICS

DESIGN PROCESS COMMENCES FOR MARSH MOSAICS

The Marsh Mosaics: Design process commences, between Fifth Continent Cultural Heritage Officer, artistic team from Team Me and the 10 churches involved. The ideas from the community are being used as a basis for the designs.

Jan 2021

EDITING SCRIPTS UNDERWAY FOR AUDIO GUIDE

Half of the scripts have now been edited and uploaded to the app platform.

2020
Dec 2020

MARSH MOSAICS: ARTISTIC PARTNER APPOINTED

Artistic partner Teach Me based in New Romney appointed to design the mosaic panels and run community workshops

Nov 2020

MARSH MOSAICS: MORE FUNDING SUCCESS

We’ve received additional funding from The Leche Trust, The Michael Tippett Musical Foundation and the D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust towards some further arts-based initiatives to complement our mosaics project. More news soon!

Oct 2020

MARSH MOSAICS UPDATE

Our callout for ideas from the community is gathering momentum. We’ve been receiving lots of beautiful artwork inspired by Romney Marsh.

Visit our News Archive page.

 

We are proud to have been recognised as an Environmental Champion at the Kent Environmental Strategy Awards. Here’s a video that was made to celebrate our project.

 

It is planned to create a number of short films about Romney Marsh during the life of the scheme and this will include recording the progress of the projects. Go to the film footage page to get details of the films we have produced so far.

 

 

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