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Project Redsand News 2009

BBC at Redsands

BBC Two - Coast 
Tuesday July 14th 2009

iPlayer:  www.bbc.co.uk
See Pictures : PRS Gallery

 

Underground Kent

Visit Underground Kent
www.undergroundkent.co.uk

Dedicated to Kent’s Military Fortifications and Underground installations spanning 300 years of British history. It offers a fascinating insight into our extraordinary heritage

Like to help or simply wish to know more about the curious world of hidden Kent? Perhaps there’s some knowledge that you’d like to contribute

Underground Kent supports Project Redsand and provides valuable assistance towards to the rescue of the Redsand Fort

See the website for more www.undergroundkent.co.uk

 

Winter storms take out wartime fenders



The 66 year old docking stage at the Southern Gun Tower has finally given up resisting the harsh winter storms.  Maintenance crews removed several tons of debris surrounding the tower legs in February to prevent any structural damage to the fort. Now bereft of its fendering, access to Redsands has been suspended until a new system can be installed.

The two new cable bridges scheduled for installation by The Royal Engineers in late spring 2009 is now on hold. Meanwhile, engineers Tony Pine and Justin Yardley have prepared plans for the new fendering and materials are being sourced.

Two Rock Bands have offered to do fund raising performances to help with financing this costly work. More news on these events will be found on this website during April.

 

 

The Prodigy at Redsands

 

The prodigy have launched their new album “Invaders Must Die” at the start of their world tour. The new video and publicity at the venues features the Redsand Fort. This will no doubt help to raise awareness of the existence of the British Sea Forts.

Extensive filming at the Redsand Towers was carried out during October 2008. This includes some dramatic aerial footage which the band have kindly donated to Project Redsand. Don't worry, the bug on the roof is only theatrical paint and should get washed away on the first rainy day.

The Prodigy have also donated ten tickets to their Wembley Arena gigs in April 2009 as well as an exclusive signed T shirt and a number of special signed posters created for Project Redsand.  All of these item will be “up for grabs” very soon . Check this website for links to the Ebay auctions. All proceeds will go towards the restoration of this historic Sea Fort.

The Redsand Fort has inspired many people in the arts world and Project Redsand are very keen to embrace this as much as possible.  Look out for future connections with The Prodigy and many other creative artists to come.

To view The Prodigy Gig Guide: click here

To view The Prodigy home page: click here

The Prodigy on You Tube: click here

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