Flags on a beach in Edinburgh

Beach of Dreams Film Screening

Watch the film and join the conversation to expand the project nationally


Book tickets to screening

When: 20th January 2022 3pm-4.30pm
Where: National Gallery, London WC2N 5DN and online.


Beach of Dreams was an epic journey to walk 500 miles over 35 days along the east coast of England.  The Artistic Director of Kinetika, Ali Pretty, walked the full 500 miles with Guardian travel writer Kevin Rushby and radio producer John Offord. They were joined by local people, environmentalists and artists along the coast of Suffolk, Essex, and the Thames Estuary.

The purpose – to explore how we can take care of the environment, take care of the coast, take care of the community and ourselves.

Our ambition – that this conversation is adopted across the country and further afield and now Kinetika is partnering with Creative Lives to scale up this model across UK and Ireland in 2024.

We invite you to come along to the screening of the Beach of Dreams 30 min documentary to learn about the project and its impact on those who took part.

Following the film, Ali Pretty will outline the vision and host a conversation around how to make it happen.

This will be the first step and we hope to build a wide network of interested artists and organisations that will come together to co-create this fantastic project.

Enquiries: info@creative-lives.org

Flyer for Beach of Dreams film screening