Discover a new world on our doorstep at The Cut

Covehithe treescape in Suffolk by photographer Jeremy Webb

Covehithe treescape in Suffolk by photographer Jeremy Webb - Credit: Archant

Discover Doggerland, the drowned world under the North Sea, at The Cut in Halesworth next Saturday.

The event organised by Waveney and Blyth Arts features science, myth, art and stories and a presentation from Mr Doggerland, Professor Vincent Gaffney,

The notion of being an island race is a significant part of our cultural identity, but only 8,000 years ago our ancestors could walk to the Netherlands.

What is now the North Sea was a vast low-lying plain which contained settled populations until they were forced out by the rising sea.

Melinda Appleby, project co-ordinator said: “The Discover Doggerland day could not be more timely.


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“It takes place just a few weeks after a multi-million pound research project into the area was announced.

“Research scientists from several universities are collaborating using 4D technology to explore the landforms under the North Sea and gain an understanding of how the land was colonised and used by Mesolithic people.”

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Tim Holt-Wilson will talk about Doggerland, a mythic geography, exploring links between environmental history and the imagination and, in a collaboration between arts and science, the day will also include work by eight artists who were challenged to explore and respond to the concept of this drowned world.

Not drowning but waving – Doggerland past, present and future takes place on November 7 from 10am until 3.30pm.

Tickets cost £15, £10 for Waveney and Blyth Arts Members, and are available from 0845 673 2123 or www.newcut.org

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