Fancy seeing a man up a ladder conducting the sea from the beach in Cromer?

Henry Layte, owner of The Book Hive, will be up a ladder conducting the sea in Cromer on June 11. Ph

Henry Layte, owner of The Book Hive, will be up a ladder conducting the sea in Cromer on June 11. Photo: Andi Sapey - Credit: Andi Sapey

A man in a tailcoat up a ladder will be conducting the sea in front of an audience on East beach, Cromer, in the inaugural event being staged by a new arts venture.

The man will be Henry Layte, proprietor of the Book Hive in Norwich, and the time of the performance, a re-enactment of a 1967 happening, will be 4pm on Sunday, June 11,

It's being staged by the Kunstalle Cromer, a new non-profit arts organisation providing art, events and publishing, on the North Norfolk Coast, directed by Sarah Lowndes.

The Sea Concert (The Panoramic Sea Happening) by Tadeusz Kantor was first staged at Osieki on the Polish coast, with conceptual artist Edward Krasiski, dressed in a black tailcoat, conducting the waves from a stepladder while being watched by spectators in deckchairs.

This is a free event and some deckchairs will be provided. Disabled parking will be available at The Gangway, Cromer.


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