‘The Odyssey - An Epic Adventure on the Yorkshire Coast’ returns with its next major instalment - ‘The Survivor’

‘The Odyssey – An Epic Adventure on the Yorkshire Coast’ returned with its next major installment – ‘The Survivor’ project and it’s the biggest and best one yet!

Following the success of previous years and The Trojan Wars exhibition which attracted over 1,000 visitors, the Odyssey’s next installment of this epic adventure kickstarted at Withernsea.

The Odyssey project has been brought to life on film and as an audio app, featuring over 500 members of the resident and business community.  It showcases the people and voices of the Yorkshire Coast which positions The Odyssey as one of the biggest event series taking place in a coastal area.  The Odyssey may have started in Greece, but it’s found its home on the Yorkshire Coast.

Animated Objects, known for large-scale events with larger-than-life puppets and lantern parades, unveiled the true scale of the next instalment, ‘The Survivor’, as it arrived on Withernsea Beach standing at a towering five metres tall. Bringing to life the story of a survivor of conflict in the Trojan Wars, The Survivor started her journey washed up on a shore unfamiliar to her. She is lost, frightened and alone!

The project welcomed ‘The Survivor’ to Withernsea with artworks, music and spoken word performances, as she was greeted with a large warm welcome from locals and visitors.

But fear not, it’s not too late to see her for yourself as she is set to tour through coastal towns, exploring her new surroundings. What’s her name you may wonder? This remains a mystery but will be discovered along the way.

The Survivor is set to continue her journey along the coast, with her next destination being Hornsea on Saturday 30th April.

This incredible visual performance tells the tale of a ‘The Survivor’, a teenage girl displaced by war and conflict. From the moment she washes up on the shore; is rescued; and treated with kindness; to her being parade along the coast, and receiving a warm welcome from residents, the performance tells every inch of her story.

The Survivor will continue her journey, visiting the coast in April and May

  • Sat 30th April – Hornsea
  • Sunday 1st May – Whitby
  • Monday 2nd May – Filey (Bank Holiday)
  • Friday 6th May – Bridlington, South Bay
  • Saturday 7th May – Scarborough South Bay

Don’t miss out! ‘The Survivor’ will continue to tour the Yorkshire Coast BID area on an open topped bus, passing through rural locations between Spurn Point and Staithes on Sunday 8th May.

Speaking on behalf of the Yorkshire Coast Bid on the arrival of ‘The Survivor,’ Kerry Carruthers, Chief Executive said: “We are blown away with the support The Survivor received on the first day of her tour along the Yorkshire Coast – the public involvement is what brings this project to life. The turnout to welcome ‘The Survivor’ has been incredible, and we’re expecting even more in the coming days.

“The project has successfully attracted many visitors to the Yorkshire Coast, from a variety of ages and it is certainly not one to be missed!”

Speaking on their involvement, Lee Threadgold from Animated Objects said: “We are so happy to have been involved in this project and seeing it come to life really has blown us all away. The support from locals has been incredible with many coming along to get involved in the day. The tale of ‘The Survivor’ is beautiful, relevant and important, which shows the kindness all people should be treated with. The rest of the performances will really help bring the stories to life, and culture to the coast. Keep an eye out for even more to come.”

Make sure not to miss out and join us to follow ‘The Survivor’ on the rest of her journey!