Announcement - Estuary 2021


Estuary will now take place next Spring, becoming Estuary 2021.

After careful consideration and consultation with our key partners, Creative Estuary, DCMS, and Arts Council England - Metal and Cement Fields are announcing today that we will be moving Estuary to Spring 2021. This shift will allow time for us, our artists, partners and participants, to reflect on contributions to the festival and ensure that the ambition of Estuary is delivered.

Estuary 2021 will be a month-long, curated festival of visual art, literature, performance, film & discussion. It will be the second edition of the large-scale festival that celebrates the spectacular Thames Estuary.

Taking place on the river itself, and along the 60 miles of South Essex and North Kent coastline, it is an ambitious programme of new and existing artworks and events that explore and respond to powerful themes resonant to the Estuary. Works will be shown in places of landmark, historic or community interest.

In the meantime, The Water Replies is our major participation project leading up to the festival, and this continues. If you’d like to take part, all the information is here, and you can follow and contribute to the project using the hashtag #TheWaterReplies.

Download our full media note here.

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