LV21

Saturday 17th September 2016 to
Friday 30th September 2016

LV21

Built in 1963 Light Vessel 21 is a unique 40 metre steel-hulled lightship, the last of the renowned Philip & Son's ships to be commissioned by Trinity House. Now a floating arts venue, LV21’s arrival at St. Andrew’s Quay in Gravesend for Estuary 2016 marks the start of an exciting five-month funded research and development activity to explore the rich cultural landscape of Gravesham, connecting with local residents and building new arts and community partnerships across the region.

For Estuary 2016, LV21 hosted three artists Cathy Fitzgerald, Anna Lucas and Dan Thompson, exhibiting as part of Points of Departure as well as being a key part of the festival’s education offer for all ages, with workshops, talks and schools tours.

LV21’s move to the Thames has been made possible through the invaluable support of Arts Council England, Gravesham Borough Council and Kent County Council Creative & Cultural Economy Service.


Workshops:

SUBVERSIVE - Flag Making Workshop with artist Katrin Albrecht
Sat 17 & Sun 18 September 2-4pm
Katrin Albrecht LV21 workshop was inspired by her brand new work Cut From the Same Cloth, an installation of 11 cut up and reassembled flags flying in Gravesend High Street during Estuary 2016. By cutting up and joining together small scale EU national flags and fabrics, participants created new individual flags that were then gathered to form a long bunting and flown aboard LV21 throughout Estuary 2016. Katrin guided participants through the design process, explaining the method and helping with practical steps of cutting, pinning and sewing the new creations. While crafting the flags there was also an opportunity to reflect on the activity and discuss the wider themes of Katrin’s work, such as nationalism, being a human being, borders, freedom and identity.

When

Saturday 17th September 2016 to
Friday 30th September 2016
11:00 - 16:00

Where

Town Pier
Gravesend
DA11 0AZ

Travel

DIRECTIONS AND PARKING DETAILS FOR:-

LV21 - Moored at Town Pier, Gravesend, DA11 0AZ 

BY RAIL

From London
High Speed from St Pancras to Gravesend (25min) - short walk through Gravesend High Street to the Town Pier Pontoon. (5 min)

From here access to other Estuary 2016 venues at Tilbury Cruise Terminal is very easy.  The Ferry direct to Tilbury Cruise Terminal Landing Stage (5 min) leaves from the same place.   Special Ferry Services agreed for Fri 16 Sept between 6pm and 9pm and  Sun 18 Sept running on the usual Saturday timetable.  See timetable here.


PARKING INFORMATION

Retail parking off Gravesend High Street and close to Gravesend Railway Station.  All are in short walking distance of LV21 and the Ferry.

Contact Detail

[email protected] 01702 470 700

Previous Infinity: Iain McKell
Katrin Albrecht

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