Blackpool visit

International artists Futurefarmers are returning to Blackpool this summer after exploring the town’s relationship with the coastline last June. The group, made up of artists, designers, and architects, come together around their shared interest in co-creating new social constellations through acts of making and gathering.

Over the past 12 months, we’ve been in close contact with the creatives following their research visit, to examine their findings and curate a new artwork that they will make, build, and tour during their visit.

The Concept A touring artwork inspired by stories from the sea, housing a laboratory of activities that explore different and innovative ways we can engage with the ocean.

The Materials Everything the town has to offer, from Illumination offcuts to football goal posts, Futurefarmers will repurpose the town’s materials during the construction.

The Build We’ll be looking for a handful of volunteers to work with the group over a 4 day period to help construct the new artwork: 18th – 21st June, more details to follow.

The Exploration What do you care about?

Futurefarmers - two men on Fleetwood beach with a wooden contraption over should.

Ready to dive into an unforgettable experience? Volunteer alongside global artists, Futurefarmers, as they tour their Beachship across Blackpool’s iconic piers! 


✧ South Pier Beach: June 23 & 24 & 27

✧ Central Pier Beach: June 25 

✧ North Pier Beach: June 26

Morning and afternoon shifts available (times depend on the tide). You can put in for as little to as many shifts as you’d like. 

Equipped with unique tools for observing, playing, sharing, and relaxing, the Beachship is designed to reconnect us with the natural beauty of the seaside. 

Interested? Drop us an email at to get all the details, times, and rota yourself on. 

Don’t miss out on this chance to make waves this summer!

Locally based artist Tina Dempsey will be joining Futurefarmers once again during their stay. Tina created the book Experiences of Water, which documents her artist field notes from the constellation’s last visit. You can view her book below…