The festival is being held on July 16-24 this year, and the intention is for it to be held annually. The aim is to become the leading environmental and creative festival in the North of England, highlighting the big issues related to the environment, climate change, music, art and history.
The festival is the brainchild of artist Kane Cunningham and former City of York archaeologist John Oxley.
Kane said: “We want to connect to people, to explore the idea of the sea as being a passage of ideas globally, a conduit for the exchange of culture, ideas, food, books, language, politics, beliefs and trade. An entry point and an exit point for people leaving and arriving from all over the world.”
The festival has already attracted some top speakers, including mountaineer Alan Hinkes OBE, Professor Joann Fletcher, photographer Joe Cornish and adventurer and TV presenter Paul Rose, who will offer a virtual contribution from his home in Switzerland.
John said: “We are also planning…