Stories of the Bourne, the stream beneath our feet

In early 2024, we ran a project to explore the history of the Bourne Stream, allegedly the source of Eastbourne’s name. Looking back at how the Bourne shaped and impacted the town gives us a different starting point for considering how we manage water now, and how climate change will impact our relationship with water in the future.

We’ve distilled a selection of what we discovered into audio tracks, which you can listen to in three ways:

You can also read more on the project blog, and explore the project zine.