On the nights of the 19th-22nd of July on the Downhill Beach in front of the hostel and in the Mussenden Temple something very special is happening!
As stated by the London 2012 Festival official site : “Inspired by the Olympic Truce, whose roots date back to Ancient Greece, renowned director Deborah Warner and actor Fiona Shaw have created an extraordinary art installation encircling the UK.
Eight murmuring, glowing encampments will appear simultaneously at some of our most beautiful and remote coastal locations, from Country Antrim to the tip of Cornwall, from the Isle of Lewis to the Sussex cliffs. Designed to be visited between dusk and dawn, Peace Camp is a poignant exploration of love poetry and a celebration of the extraordinary variety and beauty of our coastline.”
Downhill is one of these 8 stunningly beautiful coastal locations chosen and the artists’ events team are setting up hundrends of these delicate looking tents on the beach in front of us in preparation for Thursday night.
How do I experience this?
The way it works is that you book a time to visit the installation between dawn and dusk on Thursday (19th) Friday (20th) Saturday (21st) or Sunday (22nd). The tents are set up on the Downhill Beach. Either before or after your booked hour you can visit a special installation inside the Mussenden Temple on the cliff above the tents. If you have not booked you may queue as only a certain number of people can visit the installation at one time.
This is going to be something incredible you may remember for a lifetime.