Beach of Dreams Members

The Beach of Dreams Network consists of various groups, organisations and individuals from across the UK who are coming together for Beach of Dreams 2025!

Each organisation will host events or activities, gather local stories and develop climate pledges to help future generations in their area. Discover more about the members of the Beach of Dreams network below.


Beach of Dreams will bring together a partnership of arts, cultural, environmental, and community organisations across England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, and the Republic of Ireland.

More than 200 organisations from the arts, environment and walking sectors have already expressed an interest in taking part.

We will extend the offer to international partners to echo this activity globally through our involvement with the World Trails Network.


Find out more about hosting a Beach of Dreams event.

Watch the video to the left to see a presentation by Morecambe Bay Partnership about their Bay Lines – Beach of Dreams project, which took place around Morecambe Bay in June 2023. This was presented in the Beach of Dreams online Member Seminar December 2023.

The Fife Coast and Countryside Trust is an independent charity working with partners for a healthy environment that supports wellbeing and sustains the balance between people and nature.

Spread across more than 65 sites, FCCT maintains the Fife Coastal Path, Fife Pilgrim Way, the Lomond Hills Regional Park, local nature reserves, and award-winning beaches. The organisation has its headquarters at Harbourmaster’s House in Dysart where it manages a coastal visitor centre.

Ports Fest is the longest running arts and cultural festival in the City of Portsmouth.

The ambitious award-winning multi-arts programme aims to respond to the city’s identity as a commuter belt, sea city, and area of both rich cultural history and high levels of economic deprivation.

Ports Fest delivers an ambitious creative, diverse and high-quality festival, connecting with all lives in places and spaces from the everyday to the unusual.

Bay of Colwyn Town Council is a corporate body, formed under the provisions of the Local Government Act 1972. It came into existence in May 1995, as part of the last local government reorganisation in Wales, which also saw the creation of Conwy County Borough Council. It is a local authority in its own right and is part of the first tier of local government, with an important role in shaping and supporting the local communities it represents. The Town Council has 24 elected members who represent a population of approximately 26,500 people across six Wards.

The Bay of Colwyn covers the North Wales coastal town of Colwyn Bay and its neighbouring communities of Old Colwyn in the East and Rhos-on-Sea to the West, extending inland through the Pwllycrochan Woods to incorporate Upper Colwyn Bay and the village of Bryn-y-Maen. Colwyn Bay is the second largest urban settlement in North Wales and is set on a narrow coastal plain with a backdrop of woods and hills, overlooking a wide sandy bay.

Conwy Town Council was created in 1974 & covers the town of Conwy, Llandudno Junction & Deganwy. There are 5 wards – Aberconwy, Castle, Marl, Pensarn & Deganwy – with 17 Councillors sitting on the Town Council, serving a population of around 14,000.

The Town Council works with residents to gain achievements on local matters that need results. The Town Council is led by the Mayor, who is elected annually. The Mayor is also Constable of Conwy Castle under the 1284 Charter. The Town Council acts as a bridge between the County Council and Residents.

The Town Council have committed to supporting Car Parks, Bus Shelters, Community Skips, Litter Bins, Churchyards, CCTV, Benches and give out grants to support numerous community events and festivals in the area. Most importantly the Town Councillors are there to listen to residents.

Beat Carnival is a full-time, producing, Carnival Arts organisation, established in Belfast in 1993. Beat creates carnival arts, organises and produces performances, trains and develops artists and encourages community participation and ambition.

Operating from Beat Carnival Centre, the company delivers many hundreds of free workshops and training programmes with thousands of individuals each year. Activities range from drumming to costume design, dance to puppetry, neighbourhood celebrations to large-scale outdoor events. In this way Beat helps develop creative skills, for all abilities, with participants as young as four to over seventy years. Beat Carnival is committed to supporting artists and improving quality of life in communities and the carnival sector as a whole.

The Cellardyke Trust – Gallery 495 provides an installation space in the Cellardyke phone box for exhibits responding to the space and site; with an environmental theme – climate change, sea, human endeavour, communication.

The space offers local artists of the East Neuk, an opportunity to submit proposals from which exhibits will be selected. The Gallery is owned by Cellardyke Trust and run by an autonomous working group.

The Cellardyke Trust (SC049941) was formed in February 2020, with charitable aims – ‘The advancement of citizenship or community development’ and ‘The advancement of the arts, heritage, culture or science’. The Trust works with individuals, groups and organisations to help strengthen the community and to create an environment where innovation in community projects can be supported to be developed and delivered.

T100 is an annual walking, talking and making festival that encourages multiple stories to surface in Thurrock. T100 continues to grow each year, gaining new activities and events, new walkers, new routes and new partners to support the programme.

What began as a walking celebration of Thurrock – 10 miles, 10 walks, 10 days, has developed into an outdoor arts festival stretching along and across the estuary into Southend and Kent, hence the name T100.

MSL celebrates individual creativity, community and place.

It creates performances, exhibitions and installations that engage and inspire people, and transform communities.

Abergele Town Council

Abergele Town Council was created in 1974 following the re-organisation of local government and the disbanding of Abergele Urban District Council.

As a democratic voice for the communities of Abergele, the Council works toward securing a sustainable and economically vibrant future and a society which is healthy, safe and socially inclusive.

Nature’s Rainbow

Gentle Colour from Plants

A natural dyeing company run by Susan Dye. Offering advice on natural dye gardens, workshops, seeds, natural dyes and more.

GB Carnival

On it’s reason for being part of Beach of Dreams:

“A great project for Ramsgate enabling connection with our historic coastal landscape and engaging local population to connect to our environment to reimagine a future beyond the climate crisis”

New Carnival Company

On it’s reason for being part of Beach of Dreams:

“We are keen to support activities highlighting climate change and positive action. We hope to make links with other organisations by being a part of this, highlight climate change and positive action to prevent it, and gain some national recognition.”

Findhorn Bay Arts

On it’s reason for being part of Beach of Dreams:

“We hope to achieve greater connection to our coastal landscape and increased awareness of climate change, igniting passion to conserve, foster and celebrate our coastal heritage, culture and environment.”

Chelmsford 100

On it’s reason for being part of Beach of Dreams:

“We would love the opportunity to work with Kinetika again and will use the opportunity to bring some activities to our satellite town on the Crouch – South Woodham Ferrers. We will showcase the little known coastal areas of South Woodham Ferrers. Highlighting its importance environmentally by walking and telling stories.”


On it’s reason for being part of Beach of Dreams:

“We are deeply committed to highlighting the natural beauty of Largo Bay and actively exploring innovative approaches to involve more community members. Our aim is to safeguard and preserve this precious area for future generations. By taking part in Beach of Dreams and celebrating the bay’s unique attributes, encouraging widespread engagement, we strengthen our collective responsibility to protect and sustain it.”

Essex Book Festival

On it’s reason for being part of Beach of Dreams:

“This project aligns beautifully with Essex Book Festival. We love to partner with other creative and ambitious people to deliver interesting cultural opportunities to local communities across Essex and beyond. We are all about creating and sharing stories and Climate Change continues to be a central theme throughout our work.

Conwy County Borough

On it’s reason for being part of Beach of Dreams:

“It’s important for Events Conwy to be part of Beach of Dreams”

THE CREative seed cic

On it’s reason for being part of Beach of Dreams:

“We would like to bring the community together through being part of Beach of Dreams.”


Thanks to our amazing partners who are helping us make Beach of Dreams happen now and into the future.

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.

Kinetika with The Thank You Dance at The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Pageant, June 2022 (c) Matt Crossick/PA Wire