Exploring through drawing

Just a few of the photos from our recent walking and drawing event at Fan Bay Deep Shelter.

The event was organised as part of the Up on the Downs BIG summer festival in association with Dover Arts Development Ltd.

Further information about the event and additional photographs can be found here: http://www.dadonline.eu/updates/exploring-through-drawing

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Media frenzy

Our big opening day has been a huge success and the press attention has been exhausting but highly supportive. A selection of articles and broadcast sequences are linked below:

Broadcast news:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-kent-33592696

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-33590428

http://www.itv.com/news/2015-07-20/network-of-secret-wartime-tunnels-beneath-white-cliffs-of-dover-to-open-to-public/

http://news.sky.com/story/1521877/churchills-secret-wwii-tunnels-open-to-public

National print:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3167510/Secret-network-tunnels-constructed-White-Cliffs-Dover-help-stop-German-ships-moving-freely-Channel-World-War-II-reopens-public-time-40-years.html

http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2015/jul/20/churchill-wartime-tunnels-dover-national-trust

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/forgotten-world-war-two-tunnels-under-white-cliffs-of-dover-to-reopen-10400433.html

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/earth/environment/tourism/11750370/WWII-time-capsule-under-the-White-Cliffs-of-Dover-opens-to-the-public.html

http://www.express.co.uk/travel/activity/593873/Tunnel-vision-is-focused-on-war

http://metro.co.uk/2015/07/20/inside-churchills-secret-tunnels-passages-under-white-cliffs-of-dover-opened-for-first-time-in-40-years-5304024/

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-07-26/fan-bay-deep-shelter-within-white-cliffs-of-dover-opens/6648952

http://abcnews.go.com/International/inside-long-abandoned-british-world-war-ii-tunnels/story?id=32570474

Regional print:

http://www.kentonline.co.uk/dover/news/tunnels-40416

http://www.dover-express.co.uk/VIDEO-Look-inside-Second-World-War-tunnels-hidden/story-27448217-detail/story.html

http://www.dover-express.co.uk/pictures/Fan-Bay-Deep-Shelter/pictures-27448222-detail/pictures.html

Open sesame

The big day has arrived! After 18 months of blood, sweat and tears by our amazing team of volunteers, contractors, engineers, surveyors, archaeologists, photographers, videographers, bloggers and managers, YOU can now finally visit this incredible time capsule hidden beneath The White Cliffs of Dover.

Opening times:

  • Friday – Monday until 1st November. Tours every 30 minutes from 10:30 – 16:00.

All visits to the tunnels are by timed ticket (including members).  Tickets can be booked on arrival at the visitor reception, or if you are making a special journey you can book in advance. There is a limited number of spaces available each day so an early sell-out is likely.

Celebration

Landscaping

The final touches

Casting call