Community Art Project

Haisboro Sands Time & Tide Bell

Welcome

We hope, here in Happisburgh, to become the next site of the permanent installation of 12 bells around the British coastline rung by the sea at high tide. This community arts project, which is the brain child of Marcus Vergette, is to make a permanent installation of the Time and Tide Bell at the high tide mark at a number of diverse sites around the country, from urban centres to open stretches of coastline. The rise of the water at high tide moves the clapper to strike the bell. Played by the movement of the waves, the bell creates a varying, gentle, musical pattern.