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Kent Downs: Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

The Kent Downs is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty covering 878 sq. km.


The Kent Downs is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty covering 878 sq. km from the White Cliffs of Dover to the Surrey Border.

The landscape is actually a huge arch of chalk that sweeps across Kent in the shape of an eyelid!


Rewards 2017-18

A work experience placement engaging with the Ash Project. The student will play an active role in the engagement of new audiences, building social media, working on an online archive of ash objects and learning a lot about how an exhibition works.

The Ash Project is an urgent cultural response to the devastating effects of Ash dieback in Kent and across the country. The project combines a major commission by internationally recognised artists Ackroyd and Harvey with a wide ranging community engagement programme, an online archive and a plan for landscape restoration. The project will celebrate the cultural, natural and social history of the Ash Tree, creating an extraordinary enduring legacy for future generations. The project has been funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and Arts Council England. The project is produced by Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Student needs an interest in the arts and focus will be on students studying creative/arts degrees.

There is a second opportunity to work on a fixed point photography project, capturing images and monitoring the Kent Downs landscape. This will provide the student with the chance to create a portfolio and assist with the how the images are presented.


Ever wondered how much nectar the flowers on your lawn are producing? Join in the @Love_plants #EveryFlowerCounts… https://t.co/sD1g6SIOV6

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Thank you to everyone who came along to the picnic yesterday to celebrate @the_ash_project’s achievements in Kent.… https://t.co/AzhaAAcuZj

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Join us tomorrow - 18th May - 12-2pm at White Horse Wood Country Park. Bring along a picnic & we’ll bring the… https://t.co/FULoUH3Yw8

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2016/17: A work experience placement, working 2 days a week for 5 weeks as Curatorial Assistant on the Ash Project.



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Last Updated: 26/01/2018