Bay Lines – Beach of Dreams

Bay Lines – Beach of Dreams: a participatory programme as part of Morecambe Bay Partnership’s ‘Ways Around The Bay’ initiative, by Kinetika in partnership with Kendal-based Rosa Productions, took place in 2023.

Bay Lines – Beach of Dreams documentary (c) Rosa Productions, narrated by Nigel Thompson of Morecambe Bay Podcast


Bay Lines – Beach of Dreams presented two linked events – the first, which took place in June, was an investigative Bay-wide visual arts journey and a related community, storytelling and digital project, both leading to a series of public events which took place at the end of August.

Inspired by the ‘Beach of Dreams ’ programme, initiated by leading arts organisation, Kinetika and Rosa Productions, and led by artistic director, Ali Pretty in 2021, ‘Bay Lines – Beach of Dreams’ specifically focused on Morecambe Bay.


Using cycling routes and public footpaths, Bay Lines hosted artist-led ‘foraging’ walks in June.

These foraging walks saw participants collecting dye materials, images and stories from the landscape, which culminated in a ‘Natural Dye’ artists’ residency between 29 July and 6 August 2023, and workshops, led by Kinetika artist, Lesley Robinson.

The finale of Bay Lines took place over the August Bank Holiday weekend, 25 – 28 August where the newly-created pennants from Morecambe Bay were walked along the seafront from Fleetwood to Walney for a final installation made up of the 500 original Beach of Dreams 2021, joined by the 120 new Morecambe flags.


All imagery on this page (c) Tessa Bunney Photography


Kinetika is an internationally renowned female-led company with a 25-year track record of combining world-class bespoke designs on large-scale hand-painted silks with community projects to produce spectacular outdoor events that engage diverse audiences wherever they work.

Founded by artist Ali Pretty in 1997, inspired by her training in carnival arts in Trinidad and India, Kinetika now has an unrivalled reputation for working with local communities on projects that change the way people feel about where they live.

Based in Purfleet since 2014, Kinetika delivers activity both at ‘home’ in Thurrock and ‘away’ across the UK and abroad


Rosa Productions is based in Kendal, Cumbria, with associate producers around the UK.

Rosa is made up a team of creative festival, broadcast, media and arts producers, directors and consultants led by Rosemary Richards.

Rosa Productions has extensive experience of broadcast media, festivals, arts & outdoor events, and community engagement.

Production clients include the BBC, Bloomsbury Festival, Common Space IoW, Guys and St Thomas’ Charity, Greenham Trust, Leeds Castle Kent, Corpus Christi College Oxford, South Kesteven District Council, the Story Museum in Oxford, and many others.