Screaming at the Sea, with Greta Sharp

Screaming at the Sea explores our relationship to rage, care, and collective healing. OSE Associate Greta Sharp (they/them) has been discovering ways to release sounds that have been stuck in their body for a long time, and found that the sea is able to hold a cathartic release of rage and grief. Navigating their own difficult relationship to the sea due to previous trauma, and considering the complex and challenging relationship we have as a society to the sea due to pollution, climate change and migration, this workshop creates a space that invites you to join them and vocal coach Naomi Hammerton to explore how we can safely, as a group, release sounds and emotions that aren’t able to be expressed in many other spaces.

During the workshop, we will be taking photographs and sound recordings (with participants’ consent) as a part of a wider body of work that Greta is making, looking at rage, grief, voice, sound, and the queer body.


The workshop will start with an introduction and artist talk by Greta before walking to a quiet part of the beach (TBC). After the workshop we will return to OSE for tea/coffee, and an invitation to share and reflect on our experience.


This session has limited places and requires booking. If you book a ticket and can no longer attend this workshop, please let us know in advance so we can offer your space to someone else.


The workshop will take place at Open School East, 39 Hawley Square, Margate, CT9 1NZ, and we will be taking a 10-15 minute walk to and from the beach during the workshop. Open School East does not have step free access. Earplugs will be available for those with sound sensitivities or triggers around screaming.

Please get in contact with Open School East or ask to be put in contact with Greta directly for any questions around access needs.