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CUTTING EDGE: Visit to Dungeness Sound Mirrors

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On: Sunday, Sep 17th 2017
Quarterhouse
  • 49 Tontine St, Folkestone CT20 1BN, UK (0.6 miles from town centre)
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17 September 2017 9:00 am Field Trips and Study Days CUTTING EDGE: Visit to Dungeness Sound Mirrors Sunday 17 September, 9am-2pm

Marc Schmitz and Dolgor Ser-Od’s Folkestone Triennial 2017 commission acts as a giant amplifier and microphone on the East Cliff of Folkestone. This field trip takes visitors to the famously sculptural Sound Mirrors or ‘listening ears’ on a remote part of the Dungeness peninsula, which have exerted such fascination on artists. A forerunner of radar, these Sound Mirrors were built on the south and northeast coasts of England between about 1916 and the 1930s, to provide early warning of incoming enemy aircraft.

Meet outside Quarterhouse at 9am sharp for free coach to the Sound Mirrors and guided tour of the site, arranged by site managers RSPB. Bring your own packed lunch or buy drinks and basic snacks from RSPB Visitor Centre. Free return coach.

NB Those wishing to organise their own transport and continue on to visit the RSPB nature reserve can do so for £4 (free for RSPB members) – pay RSPB directly on the day.

Free coach trip and tour of the Sound Mirrors. Snacks and visit to nature reserve at own expense. Booking essential.

With thanks to RSPB

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