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The Village Falling into the Sea by Alan Horn

Event info

The Village Falling into the Sea – A Photographic Exhibition

The village of Happisburgh in North Norfolk is the most “at risk” community in the UK* where coastal erosion has claimed almost 30 homes in the last 15 years and many more will also succumb to the sea in the next 15 years as the destruction of the cliffs is predicted to claim a further 100m by 2035 although global warming and the predicted increase in sea levels and the severity of storms will undoubtedly accelerate the process.

Many inhabitants of Happisburgh are at risk of losing their homes which in many cases are their only real asset - with little or no help from government.

Photographer Alan D Horn has been capturing images of the neglected sea defences and dramatic cliff falls over the last 30 months but has also spent time with a number of the village community whose stories make uncomfortable reading.

Alan will be giving a talk on his work at the gallery at 10.30 on Saturday January 8th.  NOTE The talk has been postponed.

A photo documentary illustrating the plight of Happisburgh takes place at the Anteros Gallery in Norwich between January 4th – 15th, 2022.

To reserve your place please book a FREE ticket direct with the venue by clicking here


Event Organiser

Jonathan Vaines


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Anteros Arts Foundation

11-15 Fye Bridge Street