23 Days of Art, Music, Literature and Film
Taking place on the river itself, and along the 83 miles of South Essex and North Kent coastline, contemporary artworks, discussion and events explore and respond to powerful themes resonant to the estuary.
Artworks set in the landscape, online and within Covid-safe venues, explore the estuary through the lens of contemporary concerns, including climate justice, protest and rebellion, imperial legacy and the rich, often overlooked stories of its diverse communities, bringing new audiences to a deeper understanding of the estuary.
Essex Writers House and Essex Book Festival are delighted to be partnering with Estuary 2021 on the following projects and events.
Tom King Thames Estuary Trail: a walk round the end of the world
Tom King is the Essex Book Festival 2021 Writer-in-Residence in the Essex Writers House. The second edition of his book, released at the end of May includes a new introduction and additional chapters that extend and update the walk to create 107 miles of estuary landscape and adventures to discover.
Tom will be leading walks and talks around his adventures so be sure to check out more information at www.estuaryfestival.com
Sutton Manor: New Writing on a Hidden History
Sutton Manor is one of the oldest houses in Southend. It sits, just out of
reach behind a perimeter fence for the MOD and little is known about this architectural gem. Estuary 2021 in partnership with Essex Book Festival, has commissioned four contemporary writers, Amina Atiq, Season Butler, Alison Moore and Martha Pailing to create new work in response to this intriguing estuary site and history.
For more information on dates and times, be sure to visit www.estuaryfestival.com