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Creative Letter Exchange is for anybody who lives on the Isle of Sheppey who's ever wanted to be a correspondent
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.
Hidden Heroines: the untold stories of the women of the Dockyard is a new temporary exhibition at The Historic Dockyard for Spring 2021
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.
A series of free walks and activities will occur across the area to reveal unexpected and delightful treasures waiting to be discovered in the Land of the Fanns
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.
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.
HOME is a project in two parts; a zine collecting photography and writing about Johanna’s time growing up in Chatham, and an album of ambient music and soundscapes based on audio captured from the area.
A participatory walk and ritual that invites us to join the dots and think about the hidden costs of our consumptive lifestyles in the place where Joseph Conrad wrote Heart of Darkness.
A unique Riverside Sound Walk to listen to on headphones whilst following a route around Rochester Riverside and The Esplanade.
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.
Liz Atkin leads an absorbing and restorative hour of drawing, focused on expressive mark marking techniques. We will take inspiration from the texture, geography and traces of the Thames Estuary.
Three Virtual Tours themed on the East India Company and the River Thames.
Anna Falcini will present daily findings from a site-specific residency at one of the few remaining decoy ponds on the Hoo Peninsula in Kent.
Thurrock Island is a community art project for all ages, exploring the effects of plastic pollution
Two artists, Carol Donaldson and Stephen Turner, are set to escape to the North Kent Marshes in a small inflatable boat called Magwitch. For five days they will survey the wetlands and wildlife on their own doorstep, camping in remote locations.
Canterbury Christ Church University's School of Creative Arts and Industries Student Showcase
Taking its inspiration from Heraclitus’ proverb, 'No man ever steps in the in the same river twice, for it’s not the same river and he’s not the same man,’ this writing workshop considers how the estuarine landscape might inspire new poetry and prose.
This exhibition will explore the estuary’s role not only in a historical/militaristic sense, but also as a borderline, as a frontier in ongoing conflicts such as climate change and development.
An exhibition focusing on the Typography of the seaside – including a guest lecturer talk on 27 May 2021 ending in a private view.
In this programme Patrick Bernard discusses 'The Great Tide' with writer and social historian Ken Worpole; Edward Platt, author of 'The Great Flood'; and Anne Johnson, a storyteller who runs Everyday Magic, a London-based charity which sends storytellers into state primary schools, and who lived on Canvey Island at the time of the flood.
A series of three online workshops playing on the double meaning of cruising—sailing on water & searching for sexual encounters.
Join architects Hugh Broughton and Martin Ashley along with Trust Director Will Palin at this online event to discuss the reimagining of Dockyard Church and their approaches to delivering a historically sensitive yet dynamic solution to revitalising the church to it's former exterior grandeur coupled with a vibrant contemporary interior.
A project that explores the relationship between the hyper-local and the global by focusing on the waterways that connect us
An exhibition reflecting on the construction of female identity in relation to geography, partly inspired by research into the imagery of the Thames Estuary
An outdoor exhibition along the edge of the Thames of work inspired by the estuary, the area, water and the sea.
See artist Bhajan Hunjan’s wonderful installation inspired by nature inside the Exbury Egg.
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
Landscape and Wildlife Photography Workshop on Hoo Marshes
Nicole Mollett will lead a walking drawing workshop around the town of Sheerness. The tour will explore some of the town's hidden footpaths, back alleyways and the iconic seawall.
Gravesham Arts Salon has reached out to artists and creatives across all genres throughout the borough to be part of the Gravesham Estuary Fringe Festival.
A Fleeting Field Station: A walk through an encounter between ecologies and landscapes of production.
This exploratory Hydrodetour walk launches from Gravesend’s unique art centre LV21. In a homage to former and contemporary fauna of the marshy landscapes we join the Trail of The Blue Porcupine: A collaboration by Poet James M'Kay and artist Sarah Sparkes.
A site specific music and dance piece; meditating on, and responding to, the landscape of the estuary and the movement of tides.
On this online workshop, participants will be invited to create digital stories and animations based on their experiences and memories of the Thames using simple coding.
A series of events inspired by the Thames Estuary, narrating stories about crossing borders, connecting and bridging cultures from land and seas.
A friendly and informal exhibition evening/sharing of work from a group of Margate based artists and Open School East alumni
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
...and what would you say? is an experimental short combining spoken word and film to explore the idea: what if our stretch of coastline could talk to us?
Unique Hydrodetour starting at Dartford Station and leading us out along the Darent River
In this illustrated talk, Ruskin scholar Robert Hewison discusses John Ruskin’s life-long experience of France, its culture, politics and architecture.
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.
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.
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