All in Landscape

Engaging Interpretation at Raystede Centre for Animal Welfare

The latest interpretation at Raystede Centre for Animal Welfare has built on the existing interpretation we installed last year and includes audio, visual, smell and touch interpretation. This all adds to the mix of engaging activities that the education team run at the centre to help visitors understand and feel fully engage with their work of helping animal welfare.

Rainbow Bridge at Raystede Centre for Animal Welfare

 The concept

The Bridge is called so as it is based on the Norse Rainbow Bridge connecting Earth to the realm of the Gods - Asgard. That bridge as in ours did not have a start or end as it was a place of mythical journey. In order to enter the bridge you have to pass the sculpture "Liberty" - this is a very loose representation of the guardsman of the bridge Heimdall. Liberty allows the visitor to leave behind something of the ordinary world and begin a journey to a special and very personal place.

Sunderland to Seaham Interpretation Project

Peggy Potts hoodwinked a customs officer by replacing the illegal alcohol she had in a keg with her own urine!

And so we begin the journey a place where cholera began in this country and was once known once as the “largest shipbuilding town in the world”

The beginning of a journey along the England Coast Path with aorund 18 Interpretation Units telling the story of this heritage coast.

Big Tiles for Oban

The Oban Bay project has been on the go for around 3 years but finally funding was put in place last year and the whole job is now complete. The project involved putting together 7 panels and we chose Enamelled Stoneware for its hardwearing and quite simply gorgeous look. These panels will be going on the railings right on the sea front - so the hazards are sea, salt, wind, high intensity light, herring gull poo and frost.

Flanders Moss Interpretation

Flanders Moss is a vast expanse of all things damp and wonderful. From a distance you can make out the perfectly formed domes of peat as they rise gently from their surroundings. Closer up, squelchy mats of sphagnum moss carpet the reserve with their swirling colours, whilst adders and lizards bask in the sunshine. Listen out for the distinctive calls of snipe and stonechat or feel the slight shudder of the peat as it quakes beneath your feet.