Internationally renowned artist Stephen Turner will discuss his extraordinary project, Seafort, where he spent a month living on one of the abandoned Shivering Sands Seaforts off the Kent coast. Germander Speedwell will tell us about her poetic collection, Soundings From the Estuary, which charts the language, history and natural landscape of the river, and curator and writer Frances Lord will present her Four Shores Project, a sequence of artist-led walks on the Isle of Sheppey.
Leigh-based Simon Fowler will show us some of his recent studies of the Estuary featured in the Leigh Art Trail 2012, and members of The Estuary Project, a group of creative individuals who took a five day experimental trip along the Estuary last year in an 80ft Dutch barge, will share some of their experiences.
With plans afoot to build an airport in the Thames Estuary, there has never been a more important time to explore, discuss and appreciate the unique beauty of the Thames Estuary. Please come and join the debate.
Tickets are £8, include a light meal and glass of wine. Book online here or call 01702 470 700.
Here is a video recording from the previous Salon:
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