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Ennion's Coast tour

Saturday 9 April, 9.30am-5pm.

Eric Ennion was an outstanding 20th century bird artist who spent the 1950s living and working at Seahouses on the Northumberland coast. His drawings and watercolours of native British birds and the importance he placed on drawing birds from life has been a major influence on many of today’s finest wildlife artists.

On this outing we will explore some of Ennion’s life and work and visit the places that inspired him. We will have a guided tour of ‘Ennion’s coast’ (a 3km walk along the dunes/shore from Monk’s House to Bamburgh, Northumberland, looking for birds and wildlife), followed by a trip to the Ripples from the House on the Shore art exhibition at The Granary Gallery, Berwick-on-Tweed.

This is a coach based outing, departing from the Great North Museum: Hancock, Newcastle at 9.30am and returning for about 4.30-5pm. Free but booking is required 0191 208 2790 or  You will need to bring a packed lunch and dress for a beach walk and the weather.

This activity is part of the University of Sunderland’s WALK Research Group Project, which is supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Leader: Keith Bowey