Estuary 2021, (22 May – 13 June 2021) is a large-scale arts festival curated in response to the spectacular Thames Estuary and the lives, landscapes and histories found there. Taking place over 23 days, the mix of large scale and intimate visual art, literature, music and film celebrates culture, creativity, recovery and renewal. Alongside an online discussion and events programme, the physical programme will explore and respond to powerful themes resonant to the Estuary, from the climate, to rebellion and imperial legacy.
Estuary 2021 is led by a partnership between estuary-based arts organisations, Metal (South Essex) and Cement Fields (North Kent). The full 2021 programme will be announced in March 2021. Join our mailing list to be the first to hear Estuary 2021 news and announcements over the coming months.
If you are an artist, arts organisation, individual, school or community group there are a number of opportunities to get involved in Estuary 2021.
Estuary 2021 offers an exciting opportunity to be part of the drive for change for the benefit of all who live, work and invest in our estuary communities.
Estuary 2021 welcomes everyone and our artists and production teams have endeavoured to create programme that is accessible to all.
We have identified the climate emergency as a key Estuary 2021 curatorial themes. Alongside this we have committed to reduce our planning and production climate impacts.
Estuary 2021 builds on the success of Estuary 2016 which reached…
The archive programme from Estuary 2016 can still be viewed through this website HERE