2021 News

All the latest on activities and events

Invigilator Roles for Estuary 2021

We’re recruiting invigilators for Estuary 2021. Do you love being in the estuary landscape? Then this is the role for you!

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Walk round the end of the world during Estuary 2021

Starting on 22 May, we’d like to invite you to take an epic walk along the stunning coastline of South Essex and North Kent encountering contemporary artworks and performance within the estuary landscape, historic sites and coastal towns.

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Open Call for Medway Artists

We invite submissions from artists based in Medway, to work on a new work by Bob and Roberta Smith, a co-commission between Cement Fields and Medway Council for Estuary 2021.

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Estuary 2021 Trailer

Our brand new trailer for Estuary 2021 - directed and edited by Andy Delaney at NewArtFilms.com.

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Name a tree after someone important to you

Artist Eric MacLennan is inviting nominations for people to have a tree in Lesnes Abbey Woods named after someone important to them.

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DATA TREE: Call for ideas

What or who would you nominate to appear on a new sculpture at Lesnes Abbey Woods?

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Estuary 2021 Press Launch

We are delighted to announce that the festival will now run from Saturday 22 May to Sunday 13 June 2021.

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SILT: Call for Swimmers

Call for local wild swimmers to take part in SILT, a new performance work by Arbonauts at East Beach in Shoebury.

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Creative Journaling Update

We are inviting people from across South Essex and North Kent to create a collective response to living along the coastline.

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A Guide to Teaching Contemporary Poetry

We are pleased to be developing ‘A Guide To Teaching Contemporary Poetry’ - a publication for teachers.

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Estuary 2021 is made possible by

Principal Partners

Creative_Estuary_New_1   ace

Major Partners

ecc uok thurrock thames_gateway selep medway  thames estuary   ebbsfleet    mayor locatekent kentcc gravesham uoe bas_coun   south_coun Here for Culture

Commissioning Partners

book_fest community_fund heritage_fund creative_coast bexleysalford fpg lesnes Essex2020Logo The Old Waterworks Logo UCA1

Festival Partners

arts_human uni_south uni_oxford uni_glas send_pier pla opp_se henley c2c roh southeastern Thamesmead2 Peabody2 BowArts3

Festival Supporters

essex_diversity   raddison   uber SouthEssex1 UniversityCentre1