2016 Archive

Archive of 2016 Events

Points of Departure

Contemporary artists present new and existing works in the astonishing Grade II* listed Tilbury Cruise Terminal and venues in Gravesend.

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Shorelines

Literature festival weekend. Talks, events, exhibition, performance & boats with 70 writers, artists and filmmakers responding to the Thames Estuary.

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Sound of the Thames Delta

Musicians, writers, artists, film-makers and broadcasters examine the relationship between place and music, at the end of the world.

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Infinity: Iain McKell

Iain McKell's extraordinary photographs exhibited along the mile long Southend Pier.

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LV21

Art & Workshops aboard LV21.

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Katrin Albrecht

Katrin Albrecht is a German sculptor living and working in London. She exhibited internationally and graduated with an MFA from Goldsmiths College. Working in the media of installation, sculpture and collage she uses fabric as her main material.

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Wish You Were Here

Ten artist-designed Beach Huts on Southend Pier take you on an artist-led journey through the heyday of the classic British Seaside experience to the present day.

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Museum of the Thames Estuary - Pop Up

Shipwreck finds from the Estuary bed alongside a stunning new large-scale drawing by Adam Dant that reveals secrets still hidden beneath the waters. Presented in a shipping container on the cliffs at Southend Seafront, in partnership with Southend Museums.

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Southend Charabanc

Head out to Southend for a weekend of cultural, pleasure-seeking and sight-seeing, with vintage buses laid on to take you from event to event.

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Fort Film Night

Sea-themed film screening at Coalhouse Fort.

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Recreations and Friends

FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY: Recreations and Friends: Get. Cape. Wear. Cape. Fly. performing The Chronicles of a Bohemian Teenager performed in full, live on Southend pier. Support from Recreations. Performing BABY BOOMERS 2.

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Chris Fenwick: Canvey Island Walk

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Raga Dawn

Performance at sunrise by acclaimed vocal performance artist, Caroline Bergvall, with singer Peyee Chen in a unique composition by Gavin Bryars and a site-specific sound design by Sam Grant. Followed by breakfast.

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Access All Areas

Exclusive guided tours by foot, bus and boat into some of the Estuary’s secret spaces that are – in the usual way of things – not open to the public. Book following individual links below.

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Favourite Walks

Favourite Walks

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Coming Out of That Past into Glistening Black

Associated Programme: Coming Out of That Past into Glistening Black film by Anna Falcini at St Mary's Church

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The Estuary Songwriting Project

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Zephyr Open Ship & Stay

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Associated Programme: RouteStock

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Associated Programme: James Judge: Downriver

Documenting the industrial Thames at Gravesend and Tilbury.

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Principal Partners

creative-estuary   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

Festival Partners

arts_human uni_south uni_oxford uni_glas send_pier pla opp_se henley c2c roh southeastern

Festival Supporters

essex_diversity   raddison   uber