2021 News

All the latest on activities and events

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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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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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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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    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 Flowers Gallery logoc2c roh southeastern Thamesmead2 Peabody2 BowArts3 raddison uber arriva Canterbury Dartford Faversham Swale1 Thanet Visit c2c1 Chat

Festival Supporters

essex_diversity SouthEssex1 UniversityCentre1 Churches International Exeter Wales Ramm Artist Grand