Sights and sounds of Coast continue in Cromer, West Runton and Sheringham

If you go down to the beach today - you can take part in one of the interactive events taking place this week as part of the Coast Festival.

The Lost and Sound project is running on West Runton beach until Friday and invites participants to seek out audio clips buried beneath the sand, using metal detectors and headphones.

It is being run by Output Arts - a trio of sound and visual artists from London, who were inspired to create their alternative project after witnessing treasure hunters heading out with metal detectors on a beach in Kent.

And their free event has proved to be a hit after it launched on Monday.

Hilary Sleiman, who makes up one third of the group, said: 'We had about 50 people come through and everybody seemed to have a jolly good time. Most of them say it's a really unexpected thing to find on the beach and people do actually stay for quite a long time.'


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The audio clips were recorded by the group while they were working in Kent and they interviewed a range of people from all age groups and backgrounds, discussing what loss means to them. The responses, 30 of which are buried in the sand, range from poignant to sad and thoughtful to funny.

Shoppers in Cromer meanwhile, got a taste of another of the festival's highlights when all singing all dancing musical group Bowjangles performed a mini set in front of the town's museum.

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Ahead of their show at Sheringham's Little Theatre tonight the multi talented quartet - featuring home grown viola player Bertie Anderson, a former Sheringham High School pupil born in West Runton - 'busked' for 20 minutes to a delighted crowd this afternoon.

Shoppers in Sheringham will get a chance to see the group in action when they perform opposite the theatre from 2pm today.

? Lost and Sound is running at West Runton beach until 4pm today and from 10am tomorrow and Friday.

? The Bowjangles concert starts at 7.30pm. A limited number of tickets are available from the box office on 01263 822347.

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