Friday 21st May 2021 to
Saturday 12th June 2021


ZED is a new lifestyle zine written and edited by 16-20 year-olds based at The Gr@nd in Gravesend.

Since 2018, the group, who go by the name Gen Z, have worked with artist Ania Bas and designer Rose Nordin to learn new skills, including photography, design, creative writing, journalism, and illustration, and develop content.

ZED is a message from Gen Z, based on their real, lived experiences, expressing their interests, hopes, fears and plans for the future, as well as reflecting on their experiences through the project.

“We know the people before us were known as the SNOWFLAKE generations. But we feel we are so misrepresented by the generations before us, perhaps misunderstood. This magazine is our exploration into our true self representation. We don’t want to be simplified down to just one image.” Gen Z

If you are 16-25, or are an organisation who works with young people, based in North Kent, and would like to receive a free copy of ZED, please email [email protected], or pick up a copy at The Gr@nd, Monday to Friday through Estuary 2021.

ZED is supported by The Gr@nd, Kent County Council, and Colyer-Fergusson Charitable Trust.


Friday 21st May 2021 to
Saturday 12th June 2021


The Gr@nd, 26 King Street,
DA12 2DU


Nearest railway station: Gravesend

Previous GYG Talks Art with Bob and Roberta Smith
GYG Talks Art with Webb-Ellis

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    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 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