A fascinating and personable podcast exploring the culture, hidden history and stories of M G Boutler's hometown.
Creative Letter Exchange is for anybody who lives on the Isle of Sheppey who's ever wanted to be a correspondent
Cloud9 is a new creative wellbeing festival for Ebbsfleet, Swanscombe and Northfleet. Cloud9 brings together the finest street arts, creative classes and fitness sessions with a twist!
Help us to write a poem to celebrate the beauty and history of the Medway Estuary
Hydracity brings artists and public together to investigate London’s watery network, the interlocking ideas & currents that flow in/out the Thames. Hydracity 2021 is an ambitious, timely, transformational programme of work, linked to a novel programme of co-creation, open workshops & public engagement.
An exhibition on the history of the Thames sailing barge and its association with Southend.
An exhibition and sale of works by artists, Sheila Appleton & Ian E Smith and potters, Richard Baxter & Julie O'Sullivan with jewellery by Joe Spurgeon.
A photographic exhibition by Holly Birtles including images taken from an opera performance based on the Mesolithic findings of the submerged landscape - Doggerland.
The Cinder Path Project will investigate the successful campaign 50 years ago to stop a major road “The Road To The West” being built along the Cinder Path from Chalkwell to Old Leigh
double-face will spend time on Hoo Peninsular, looking, listening, interacting and responding. Their thoughts and actions will be logged via an online space, which will evolve and build throughout the duration of the project.
An anniversary celebration of The Strand's 125th year through the sharing of memories and images through a virtual exhibition.
Stone Place Stories uses Google My Maps to bring together, in a digital format, images, stories and art that convey the unique social, economic and environmental history of this small parish.
An Art Exhibition and Grand Tour of the Estuary, with ARTWORKS in both Virtual and Physical Wilderness Waypoints
Swansula, Relics of Estuarine Magic is an ongoing world building and curatorial project – a fictional archive which frames sculptural, moving image, animated, painted, drawn, poetic, audio and digital artworks as artefacts from the future, excavated from the speculative world of Swansula.
A unique Riverside Sound Walk to listen to on headphones whilst following a route around Rochester Riverside and The Esplanade.
For the duration of Estuary 2021 artist-basketmaker Selena Chandler will be in residence along the Thames’ northern edges, making daily walks to gather the debris of consumerist society and the offerings of nature’s resilience.
Focal Point Gallery is delighted to present the first institutional exhibition of new work by Rosa-Johan Uddoh, an interdisciplinary artist working towards radical self-love, inspired by black feminist practice and writing.
Four artists investigating and challenging our perception and understanding of space, place and environment – through the means of listening and reflecting on what informs our experiences and interactions with the natural world, as well as with one another?
The Sound of That Place is a film and audio soundscape of Crossness Nature Reserve, Bexley and the nearby Ridgeway that collages 8 people’s unique perspectives taken through films, photos, narration and interviews as they were invited to walk independently in the area and to respond to their environment.
A group exhibition at TOMA Project Space, a series of workshops and events at The Old Waterworks and a new postal care package commission, posters and writing commissions to accompany the project.
Twelve poster-sized images of ‘beach plastic’ by Imogen Welch on Southend pier and short Cyanotype workshops for families – using rubbish collected on Jubilee Beach.
Artist Fiona Spirals has four collage works installed at St James' church, Cooling, on the Hoo Peninsula.
‘Precarious straits ~ survival on Southend’s new coast, Southend-under-Sea’ exhibition will be at the TOMA (The Other MA) Project Space, looking at the speculative economic, political and ecological futures people may have to navigate.
Thurrock Island is a community art project for all ages, exploring the effects of plastic pollution
Canterbury Christ Church University's School of Creative Arts and Industries Student Showcase
A spoken word piece for four voices, activated live by local participants near/on the beach at around sunset over eight evenings in Margate and Whitstable.
Hidden Heroines: the untold stories of the women of the Dockyard is a new temporary exhibition at The Historic Dockyard for Spring 2021
An exhibition reflecting on the construction of female identity in relation to geography, partly inspired by research into the imagery of the Thames Estuary
Estuary Imaginarium is an alternative guide and activity book to enjoy along the Estuary. Suitable for all ages, it invites you to collect objects and materials, find accidental assemblages, document the overlooked and discarded, think about what is washed up or washed away, uncover stories and histories from the Thames.
Join us for a relaxed Sunday evening reading group that will explore Nicola Barker's Thames Gateway Trilogy
A costumed history walk round Queenborough (Isle of Sheppey) with site specific stories and sea shanties.
Thames Run: Source to Sea is a live artwork and durational run/performance to be undertaken by the artist following the length of the River Thames from source to sea
A series of events inspired by the Thames Estuary, narrating stories about crossing borders, connecting and bridging cultures from land and seas.
With a series of specially curated walks, T100 Dreaming invites communities to come together to share their dreams, creatively re-imagining a better future as we emerge into a post–Covid world. T100 Dreaming will celebrate the sense of community spirit that the pandemic heightened as we dream of a more cohesive, creative and sustainable future
A group exhibition showcasing the work of eight, emerging Kent based photographers who have been creating a new body of work
A project that explores the relationship between the hyper-local and the global by focusing on the waterways that connect us
The Rising Tide is a walking adventure for live audiences diving into the stories of local people whose lives have been shaped by Estuary.
This unique Hydrodetour artist-led walk and performance starts from Rainham Station, leading us out along the London Loop pathway to the Concrete Barges at Coldharbour Point.
Two Tree Island is a photographic project, investigating the history of the island from a landfill site to the Nature Reserve it is today.
Fogged Mirror is a film accompanied by spoken performance, weaving a narrative from myth and history. It draws on the ‘miracle of the black leg’.
Outfall is a research project commissioned by TACO! exploring flows of waste, production and biological matter within London and the Thames Estuary.
A temporary workshop towards curating a wild ‘Museum of Futurology’ about and within the vicinity of Gunners Park and Shoeburyness East Beach.
An exhibition in two Kent locations, Margate and Ramsgate. Bringing you creative responses engaging with environmental and social sustainability.
A collaborative 500-mile walk from Lowestoft to Tilbury
Tilbury Bridge Walkway of Memories is an outdoor art and sound installation conceived by Artist EVEWRIGHT. It is the first site-specific art and sound installation to be held at the Port of Tilbury in Essex and the UK dedicated to people of the Windrush Generation.