Overview and highlights – full announcement Feb 2021
A number of publications will emerge from the work of Estuary 2021 commissioned artists, working with different sites and communities across the Thames Estuary region.
Vast and mysterious, the Thames Estuary has existed for aeons. Integral to the UK’s national history and “one of the largest and most unassuming” nature reserves in the world, it has been a source of creative inspiration throughout the ages.
The Thames Estuary is home to some of the most overlooked landscapes and river vistas in the UK. The aim of Estuary has always been to encourage an exploration of these landscapes along with gaining insight into their history and significance.
In amongst the sweeping SSSI nature reserves and the monumental industrial architecture of energy and logistics...
Estuary 2021 will launch with an Opening Weekend packed with live broadcast discussions and specially commissioned artworks presented.
Estuary 2021 is delivered through a partnership between two Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisations, Metal, based in South Essex and Cement Fields, based in North Kent.
Twenty years ago, local newspaper reporter, Tom King wrote Thames Estuary Trail: A Walk around the end of the World - the first and to date, the only book that describes the entire estuary coastline as an epic 83 mile walk.
Mass participation from Estuary residents is already underway with the journaling and creative writing project, The Water Replies.