Tracing the Route of Salmon on the Tyne; Year-Long Exhibition Looks at Migration

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Byline: By Tony Henderson

A YEAR-long riverside exhibition is to demonstrate the migration route of salmon along the River Tyne.

A partnership project between the Environment Agency, Commissions North - part of Arts Council England, North East - and Newcastlebased xsite architecture will see 10 specially designed cubes positioned in places along the river from Kielder to Tyneside.

Each cube will have a link to the river and the salmon's journey, covering themes such as birth and habitat. The cubes will be positioned along the Tyne Salmon Trail at different times of the year.

People will be given a trail taster with one of the cubes on show at the Dott 07 (Designs of the time 2007) Festival on Gateshead's Baltic Square until October 28.

The trail arts, architecture and environmental project has included a functional Bluetooth element to every cube.

People with Bluetooth software on their mobile phone will be given the opportunity to download free information packages about the project including facts about the River Tyne and salmon recipes. One of the aims of the trail is to highlight the Tyne's standing as the best river in England and Wales for salmon rod catches. …