The Commons Way

Saturday 22nd May 2021 to
Sunday 13th June 2021

The Commons Way

Artist Lora Aziz relays contemporary concepts around ecology, women, plants, land and rent informed by ancient practices and collaboration with The People of 1381 academic research programme. Calligraphy using ancient techniques of foraged inks on handmade papers, estuary walking encounters, and plant knowledge combine with multimedia elements created by videographer and soundscaper Marley presented in cottages at Wat Tyler Country Park.

As Wyrd Flora, Marley & Lora will be encouraging community involvement via plant exploration, group walks and workshops during the festival including along rebel routes and the Thames Estuary Trail from Lesnes Abbey Woods to Southend.

Workshops and events along the route include:
Lesnes Abbey Woods - Saturday 29 May: walk and plant identification calligraphy workshop (full details to be announced)
Wat Tyler Country Park workshops 12 & 13 June (full details to be announced)


Saturday 22nd May 2021 to
Sunday 13th June 2021
11:00 - 17:00


Wat Tyler Country Park

SS16 4UH

Previous PLOT: Water Laid

Estuary 2021 is made possible by

Principal Partners

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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

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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