A tour of Spittal Point is being organised on the afternoon of Saturday 12 March 2016 by Sander Van Raemdonck, currently Artist In Residence in Berwick. He says of the event, “During my stay in Berwick as artist in residence and a visitor to the town essentially, I became interested in the proposed development of Spittal Point. I feel that it symbolises the struggle with our desires to maintain a rural picturesque and a qualitative nature, while expanding our infrastructural environment and while building for the future.
The tour aims at bringing people together and to focus on the site, its heritage, its issues and its opportunities. My role as the guide is open for discussion as I don’t have the kind of expertise that is usually demanded for this task. As a result I’d like to act as an open-minded host – welcoming anyone who feels that this place is worth looking at.”
The tour starts at 2pm. It is free, and it starts from Sandstell Road car park, Spittal, TD15 1RE.