Golden Years

Saturday 22nd May 2021 to
Sunday 13th June 2021

Golden Years

Sadie Hennessy, inspired by the pop culture collections of Peter Blake (who grew up locally and attended art school in Gravesend), is filling a number of shop windows in St George's Shopping Centre with local people's collections of memorabilia and ephemera. Keep your eyes out for collections of vintage movie posters, rare trainers, Dr Who and Diana Dors memorabilia, and more.

Each window is accompanied by audio featuring the collectors talking about their collections and the stories behind them which you can listen to online through Estuary 2021.

Alongside the collections is a golden ice-cream van, encrusted with musical instruments and gadgets, that will host a DJ booth, playing people's favourite songs live each Saturday 11:00 - 16:00. If you can tell the DJ the memories and stories behind your favourite record, they'll play your song.

The work is a co-commission between Cement Fields and Gravesham Borough Council.


Saturday 22nd May 2021 to
Sunday 13th June 2021


St. George's Centre, Bath Street,
DA11 0TA


Nearest railway station: Gravesend

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