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Estuary Festival Advisory Board recruitment

Estuary Festival is seeking to appoint a dynamic new Advisory Board to support our newly formed organisation and its work across the Thames Estuary.

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Picture This

We’re looking for 10 photographers who want to gain new skills in photography, meet fellow creatives and help to document their local area.

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Estuary Festival on BBC Radio 4’s Open Country

Estuary Festival was invited to join BBC Radio 4's Open Country and it was Pick of the Week!

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Estuary Anthology Workshop Getting Things Flowing

Event for Castle Point creatives on 22 May 2024! Find out about forthcoming activities, connect with fellow creatives and be a part of the growing, vibrant arts scene in Castle Point.

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Estuary Anthology expression of interest

The Estuary Anthology Expression of Interest is now live! An open invitation for creative activities that are connected with Estuary themes, within the region, and coinciding with the festival dates.

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Announcing Estuary 2025 - Vessels

Announcing Estuary 2025 - Vessels: the third edition of the largescale contemporary arts festival celebrating the stories, places and people of the Thames Estuary.

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Reflections on first Estuary Anthology workshop

We are excited to share insights and discussions from our recent workshop held on 14 March 2024. Our community of creatives gathered to explore ideas around the estuary and the notion of vessels. 

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Calling all artists & creatives of Castle Point!

Estuary Festival and Metal are keen to make contact with artists, creatives and makers living and/or working in the borough of Castle Point.

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‘This is Us’ creative conversations about Castle Point

Announcing ‘This is Us’, an 18-month creative engagement programme with opportunities for local residents to share and explore experiences of living in the borough and aspirations for its future.

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Estuary Festival secures Arts Council England investment

Estuary Festival is delighted to announce that it has been awarded an Arts Council England National Lottery Project Grant to develop future plans as an independent organisation.

Image credit: Crude Britannia by Platform, live events commissioned for Estuary 2021. Photo by Richard Houguez

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Artist guided sensory walks on Canvey Island

Estuary Festival is thrilled to have been awarded a grant from the Essex County Council Arts and Culture Fund to develop a new project on Canvey Island

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Estuary 2021 generates over £16.8 million of economic activity for the region

Estuary 2021 festival took place over 23 days, at over 94 locations, across 107 miles of estuary coastline with 130 partners. Find out more about the impact of the festival in our evaluation report.

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