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Reporting Scotland, at BBC Scotland 

BBC Radio Scotland
The video and audio pieces below were put together by BBC Scotland’s Lisa Summers from an interview on Yellowcraig beach in East Lothian and aired nationally on both Good Morning Scotland and Reporting Scotland.

 

 

Here is the audio version, for Good Morning Scotland:

RADIO 

 BBC Radio Cornwall

BBC Radio Cornwall
The piece below, by BBC Cornwall’s Julie Fisher, was also picked up by BBC Radio Devon and circulated nationally to all BBC radio stations.

BBC Radio Norfolk

BBC Radio Norfolk
The piece below was put together by BBC Norfolk’s Matthew Gudgin and aired on his Drive Time show.

BBC Radio Suffolk

BBC Radio Suffolk
The piece below was a live interview on Lesley Dolphin’s BBC Radio Suffolk show, the second of the week from a Suffolk beach.

BBC Scotland

The piece below was put together by BBC Scotland’s Linda Howard and aired nationally on Out of Doors, presented by Mark Stephen and Euan McIlwraith.

Online

Liverpool Echo

The manonabeach® series featured in a piece by Lorna Hughes in the Liverpool Echo.  Her article highlights the warm welcome given to the series by people on the Wirral and Merseyside.  You can read the feature here.

Crabpot Cottages blog

Crabpot Cottages

The manonabeach® series was showcased in a July, 2016 blog entry from Crabpot Cottages in Norfolk.  Penny’s piece turns the question back to her readers and includes her own warm eulogy to the beach, as you can see here.

Northumbria Coast & Country Cottages blog

Northumbria Coast And Country Cottages
The manonabeach® series was featured in a June, 2016 blog entry from Northumbria Coast and Country Cottages, along with a summary of the series’ findings, which you can read here.

Embrace Scotland

Embrace Scotland Feature

The manonabeach® visits to East Lothian in Scotland were showcased in the January, 2014 blog for Embrace Scotland, along with an interview and synopsis of the series, which you can read here. The piece was put together by Emma Gibb, a writer and poet, who explains her affinity for Findhorn Bay beach in Scotland through her writing here.

Resource Efficient Scotland

Resource Efficient Scotland

manonabeach® signed up to the Resource Efficiency Pledge, with specific actions to use digital correspondence where possible, to use fuel efficient hire cars for beach visits and to promote the initiative via social media activity.  You can learn more and join in here.

Yorkshire Life

Yorkshire Life Online Magazine

This piece in the Yorkshire Life online magazine was put together by Jo Hayward, featuring an interview with a biographical tone.

Collaboration with responsibletravel.com

Responsible Travel

manonabeach® is seen in 139 countries around the world.  This collaboration showcased some common values from manonabeach.com and responsibletravel.com, specifically a shared appreciation of the beauty of the natural environment and its enhancing effect on those who visit it, plus a mutual promotion of responsible and sensitive use of this resource.

The Island Review
 

The Island Review

The Island Review is an online magazine that showcases the diverse appeal of our islands.  It features great writing and visual arts, set in the context of islands as places and metaphors.  It is edited by Mallachy Tallack on Shetland and is an inspirational website, in terms of its diversity of content, sensitivity and quality.  You can see the manonabeach® reference here.

Lavieannerose

 

Rose Absolue

Dr Annerose DeCruyenaere is an international academic and theologian, based in Germany and California.  Her sensitivity to the aesthetic at manonabeach® is summed up in a translation of her final paragraph, describing the work as follows:

“Being at one with the ocean and the people is the energy that drives him, and this is the energy that he shares with others.  manonabeach connects people with the beach, and people with each other. This man has the temperament of the rising tide, but he restrains himself like the ebb tide, preferring to let other people talk. The process is a passing connection; he doesn’t hold on to the people he encounters at the beach, and he doesn’t let anybody hold him back. His anonymity gives him freedom. He is a man who is in his element.”

You can learn more about her travels and work here, a celebration of spiritual diversity and inclusion.

Coast magazine Facebook

coast magazine facebook page

NEWS MEDIA

Eight manonabeach® interviews, including the chat below, with artist Jim Woolley at Girt beach, Kingsand Cawsand, featured on the Sky News website.  Here’s Jim’s interview:

 ACADEMIC

Thinkspace London for Digitalks1: iCampaigning

 

Thinkspace Digitalks
The first Digitalks discussion for Thinkspace at Imperial College, London  – icampaigning – considered how digital community building can result in real-world support for marine conservation.  Other panelists were marine conservationist Tom Hooper, MBE, broadcaster and author Helen Scales and the charity BeASeachanger’s co-founder, Helen Webb.

 

 

 

 

 

Collaboration with the European Centre for Environment and Human Health (ECEHH)

ECEHH
manonabeach® was asked to collaborate on the blue gym project at ECEHH by University of Plymouth applied social psychologist, Dr Mat White, who heard the BBC Radio Cornwall piece (see earlier) and remarked on the similar aims of the two projects.

 

 

 

 

He describes the collaboration as follows:

The Blue Gym team have recently been supporting manonabeach with his innovative work on Cornwall’s beaches. manonabeach asks people he meets on beaches “what does the beach mean to you?” and posts short films of the varied replies he gets on his website with fascinating responses. The knowledge transfer team at the European Centre for Environment & Human Health have helped manonabeach network with others by inviting him to join the forum, and putting him in touch with the University’s Business Collaboration Network.

…Dr Mat White, the blue gym, ECEHH.

Blue Gym project

Collaboration with the Environment and Sustainability Institute

Exeter University
manonabeach® engaged with the Environment and Sustainability Institute (ESI), the University of Exeter’s research institute based on their Cornwall Campus, near Falmouth.

 

 

The ESI is an interdisciplinary centre, leading cutting-edge research into solutions to problems of environmental change; in so doing they hope to enhance people’s lives by improving their relationships with the environment.

Key to their research is the concept of ecosystem services, and the cultural services provided by the environment are of particular relevance to my work.

MAGAZINES

Guardian Weekend magazine

Mention in Guardian, 12th Feb 2012

Pembrokeshire Life magazine

The following piece, edited by Mavis Evans with photos from my own archive, featured in the November edition of Pembrokeshire Life magazine.  Click on each image to read more clearly.

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Dorset magazine

The following piece, edited by Helen Stiles with photos as credited in the article, featured in the October edition of Dorset magazine.  Click on each image to read more clearly.

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Cornwall Life magazine

The following piece, edited by Carol Burns with photos as credited in the article, featured over five pages in the August edition of Cornwall Life.  Click on each image to read more clearly.

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Cornwall Life page 3

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Cornwall Life page 4

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Cornwall Life page 5

Cornwall Today magazine

The following piece, by Yayeri Van Baarsen with photos by Mike Newman, featured over four pages in the May edition of Cornwall Today.  Click on each image to read more clearly.

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Country Walking magazine

NEWSPAPERS

Banffshire Journal

The following two page spread, by Kyle Ritchie, appeared in the Banffshire Journal in April, 2013.  Click on each image to read more clearly.

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Mearns Leader, Stonehaven

East Anglian Daily Times

Eastern Daily Press, 2012

LINKS

Here are links to some related websites and inspirational figures, some linking to manonabeach.com:

1. www.cousinjack.org –  features manonabeach® in the links section for the North America and Canada Cornwall Association.

2. Freshwater Boatyard – Positioned in an exquisite setting on the Roseland Peninsula where you are surrounded by outstanding natural beauty, the sheltered and tidal location makes the boatyard perfect for all your boating needs.  Owner Mark Humphrey kindly invited me to this heritage boatyard, on the Percuil River by St Mawes, where I met master boat builder, John Leach.  He was renovating a St Mawes One Design boat that he’d originally built.  Here is the Percuil Freshwater page, with John’s interview.

3. www.poldhu.com – The Poldhu Beach cafe videos page includes the manonabeach® interview, here.

4. Balnacra Arts – Vicky Stonebridge is a talented artist and potter, based at Lochcarron in Wester Ross, Scotland.  She has an empathy for Celtic and Pictish heritage and culture, as well as the natural environment through the seasons, reflected in her work.

5. Torridon Stores and Cafe – Jo runs a super local store and cafe in Torridon, set by the beach in one of the most stunning locations in the UK.  As well as excellent fresh produce, Jo introduced me to the nearby Daibaig Coastal Circuit.  Thank you!

6. Durham Coast Heritage Partnership – I interviewed environmental campaigner Raymond Leonard at Mellon Udrigle in the Highlands & Islands region, beach page here.  Raymond explained the innovative work of this initiative, which promotes considerate nature tourism in a previously despoiled industrial area, whilst respecting the rich cultural and working history of Durham, as well as highlighting its interesting geology.  Well worth a visit, like the cleaned and welcoming Durham beaches.

7. C-90 – I interviewed musician and songwriter Simon Scott, aka C-90, at West Kirby on the Wirral in North West England.  Here’s his Facebook page – C-90.

8. Sophie Neville – I met award-winning author and wildlife artist Sophie at Hotel Tresanton in St Mawes, during the Roseland Festival.  After graduating from Durham University with a degree in Anthropology Sophie had a career in television working on dramas such as ‘Doctor Who’, ‘Eastenders’, ‘My Family and Other Animals’ and the vet series ‘One by One’ before directing educational programmes for BBC Schools. After producing the ‘INSET’ series she emigrated to southern Africa where she worked freelance for the BBC Natural History Unit whilst working as a safari guide. Disaster stuck when she fell off a horse breaking her pelvis but she used her time on crutches to turn professional as a wildlife artist and has since exhibited widely in both the United Kingdom and South Africa where she was based for twelve years. Having been brought up with tame Asian short-clawed otters, Sophie has given a number of talks on otter conservation that have caught the attention of the British press. Now living in Hampshire, she gives talks on a variety of subjects although the most popular remains ‘The Secrets of filming Swallows & Amazons‘, a movie she appeared in at the very start of her career.

9. John Birdsall Social Issues Photo Library – This is a ‘people’ library with a difference – images taken in the local community of people going about daily life. All aspects of social issues are covered.  I interviewed Director Liz at Sheringham in Norfolk.

10. N2RS – NO TO RELAY STATIONS – This is a constructive Action Group, that opposes the High Voltage Alternating Current (HVAC)  method of distribution and its land location, with reference to proposed offshore wind farms on the North Norfolk coastline.  The group accepts the benefits of renewable energy, but are supporting the much less intrusive High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) method of distribution.

11. Field Studies Council – Bringing Environmental Understanding to All – Field Studies Council, FSC, is an environmental education charity providing informative and enjoyable opportunities for people of all ages and abilities to discover, explore, and understand the environment.  FSC is an independent charity receiving no core revenue funding from statutory sources and therefore reliant on fees paid by their visitors and on the generosity of donors, trust funds and grant bodies to finance their activities.  Kerry from FSC was interviewed at Blackpool Sands in Devon.

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