Saturday 22nd May 2021 to
Sunday 13th June 2021


Cohesion Plus are Gravesham-based organisers of community melas and culturally diverse festivals in Kent, and also run the Kent Equality Cohesion Council which provides free advice and support around a range of diversity issues. Cohesion Plus are making a new audio work and film for Estuary 2021, featuring local diverse communities and focusing on the multiple identities that people have which are often unseen as people are pigeonholed into pre-conceived boxes - so for example the baptised Sikh who is also a passionate Everton supporter, or the woman in the Hijab who is an online make-up artist online with thousands of followers. Not just about identity, this is also a discussion about race and diversity in 2021, at the time of the aftermath of the pandemic and the ongoing Black Lives Matter campaign. The making of the work will also involve young people and members of the local community in the production, to create a skills legacy.

Photo: Sarah Knight


Saturday 22nd May 2021 to
Sunday 13th June 2021



Previous Golden Years
The Sea View Has Me Again

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