Listening to Lidos: Cliftonville 2016

Critical Kent introduces ‘Listening to Lidos: Cliftonville 2016’, text by Ben Hickman (Kent School of English) and music by No More (previously of Kent Law School), designed as a soundscape for use when walking around the evocative, desolate site of the Cliftonville Lido, Margate. Best experienced in early morning or just before sunset, the lido is a very short walk around the headland from The Turner Gallery. Download, for free, here.


Notes about the history of the site are available here, with thanks to Anne Bottomley, Phil Hubbard and Tim Brittain-Caitlin. Ben’s poem is here. The project was initially inspired by the journey and site visits undertaken as part of ‘The Topographies Project: Beaches’ symposium, in September 2015, which included as field trip along the North Thanet coast, including a visit to the lido.