Sat 22 May - 11:00-11:30 - An Unknown Earth

Friday 21st May 2021

Sat 22 May - 11:00-11:30 - An Unknown Earth

An Unknown Earth

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Estuary 2021 
launches with this packed programme across our Opening Weekend (Sat 22 May / Sun 23 May 2021). 

Having started at high tide, early Saturday morning, followed by an energising yoga session, this is the opportunity to meet the four curators who have put together the opening weekend programme - and hear from the organisers of the wider festival, Colette Bailey (Metal) and Sue Jones (Cement Fields).

All know the Thames Estuary as their home.  

Jas Dhillon is a multimedia practitioner inspired by the people, script, language, symbolic objects, and poetic experiences, of the love and identity imprinted on her as a first-generation Indian female raised in Kent.  

Elsa James is a British African-Caribbean, conceptual artist and activist living in Southend-on-Sea. Recent projects Forgotten Black Essex (2018) and Black Girl Essex (2019) explore the historical, temporal and spatial dimensions of what it means to be black in Essex. 

James Marriott, writer, artist, activist and naturalist, lives on the Hoo Peninsula, and his forthcoming book Crude Britannia, tells the story of Britain's energy past, present and future with a focus on the Thames Estuary. 

Lu Williams who through Grrrl Zine Fair has been amplifying marginalised voices with a focus on DIY culture, workshops, intersectional feminism and working-class culture since 2015.

The Opening weekend finishes three tide cycles later, at 21:50pm on Sunday evening.


Friday 21st May 2021
11:00 - 11:30


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Estuary 2021 is made possible by

Principal Partners

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Major Partners

ecc uok thurrock thames_gateway selep medway  thames estuary   ebbsfleet    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 Flowers Gallery logoc2c roh southeastern Thamesmead2 Peabody2 BowArts3 raddison uber arriva Canterbury Dartford Faversham Swale1 Thanet Visit c2c1 Chat

Festival Supporters

essex_diversity SouthEssex1 UniversityCentre1 Churches International Exeter Wales Ramm Artist Grand