SILT: Call for Swimmers

Founded in 2012 by Helen Galliano and Dimitri Launder, Arbonauts is a multi-disciplinary company with an experimental and collaborative core that creates bold, site-specific performance merging theatre, dance and installation. 

They are working on a new commission – SILT – for Estuary 2021, the large-scale arts festival that takes place across 83 miles of South Essex and North Kent coastline in the Spring of 2021. They are looking to meet and work with open-water swimmers from the local region to perform in SILT. This is a brilliant opportunity to help create and be part of a unique and exciting site-specific performance within the renowned Estuary 2021 programme and to work in the estuary itself, performing for a live audience in June 2021.

Full details can be found here – SILT call out- including how to register your interest in being part of the project. 

Photo credit: Vic Lentaigne for Arbonauts


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