A creative programme featuring new artworks and performances created in response to the rich heritage, forgotten stories and hidden histories of Gravesham riverfront.
FREE | Suitable for all ages
LV21 together with a crew of creative professionals and volunteers from the surrounding community have been examining the theme of SILT: “…soil that is carried along by flowing water and then dropped at a bend in a river or at a river’s opening…”
SILTings explores the Gravesend’s boundary at the edge of the River Thames, by sifting through metaphorical silt and in so doing, dredging deeper into the layered sediment of untold tales left behind by the rushing tides and strong currents passing by.
Commissioned artists and performers working with local people of all ages, embarked on a creative journey to discover, capture and bring to life the forgotten stories and histories of Gravesham that have over time, sunk deep into the riverbed.
SILTings brings back to life the memories of mudlarks digging for treasure and calls of the shrimpers returning with their hauls, the creaking timbers and flapping sails of their boats, stormy seas and tidal surges, mixed with soundscapes, projections, lights, visual displays, contemporary music and dance to create a fascinating,