As arts venues begin to open their doors and the sun finally starts shining, welcoming summer back into our lives has never felt so good. From live theatre and exhibitions, to workshops and talks, we have curated a selection of creative opportunities in and around Gravesend and Dartford for you to get involved in this June.
As part of the Gravesham Estuary Fringe programme join artistDuncan Granton the quayside to view his artwork, find out about his inspiration and create your own souvenir postcard using cyanotype printing techniques.
Gravesham Urban Knittershave created a colourful display of knitted and crocheted Fish & Ships inspired by the marine life and busy shipping lanes of the River Thames. You can also pick up a free craft pack and join Gravesham Urban Knitters on the quayside to take part in the World Wide Knit in Public.
Always fancied yourself as a bit of a Sherlock? Love a challenge? Looking for something fun to do online without leaving the comfort of your own home? This new interactive murder mystery event is perfect for seeing away those pandemic blues.
Join Audacious Theatre Company as part of Gravesham Fringe Festival in a brand new and exciting online event for an evening of mystery and murder most foul.
The Return of the Fleet Spring Heads is an audio walk (via headphones) that covers just over 3.5km (2 miles) and takes approximately 1 hour to complete at an average walking pace. It is guided by audio that will be sent to you in advance, which you will download and listen to through your phone, or similar device, and headphones.
As you move along a specific route within this landscape this accompanying ‘virtual reality’ soundtrack will guide your perceptions of new relationships between place, mind and body through its composition of vocal narration, instructions, music and sound effects.
Supported by The National Autistic Society, this online exhibition displays the a colourful array of rainbow art created by adults with autism who attend Artrack studio in Gravesend. The exhibition is being hosted by and as part of Gravesham Estuary Fringe 2021, and all the work can be found on their website.
As part of The Estuary Festival 2021, artist Emily Whitebread has created a new audio-visual work for Ebbsfleet International Station, through research into the Ebbsfleet Elephant, discovered during the construction of Ebbsfleet International Station. The Elephant (Palaeoloxodon antiquus, straight-tusked elephant) lived in what is now Britain during the Lower Palaeolithic period – the prehistoric period during which stone tools were made by humans.
ZED is a new lifestyle zine written and edited by 16-20 year-olds based at The Gr@nd in Gravesend, displayed as part of The Estuary Festival 2021.
Since 2018, the group, which goes 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.
Working across film, sound and performance, Mikhail Karikis’ project adopts the children’s science fiction novel ‘The Iron Woman’ (1993) by the British writer and poet Ted Hughes as an ecofeminist parable of the power of sound to affect physical and socio-political transformation. In this story, a female superhero gifts children with mysterious power – a noise.
Transmitted by touch, this noise resonates with the collective howl of creatures affected by the pollution of the planet. As the children take matters into their own hands, they infiltrate factories and ‘infect’ adults with their demand for immediate action.
As part of a wider filmmaking programme developed by us at Blueprint Arts, work with a professional writer to write a screenplay that will act as the foundation for a short film, produced and starred in by fellow young creatives.
Over the course of 6 weekly sessions, you’ll be guided through all steps of the creative process: from ideas generation, form + structure, and the writing/editing process.
The final film will be submitted to short film festivals and showcased at a private screening in Tower Hamlets or Hackney, where all the contributing young people will be invited to meet and celebrate the product of their collaborative work.
Whilst the writing programme is currently full,join our waiting list to be the first to hear about other opportunities to get involved in the development of this short film.
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