Dancing – Sequence, Ballroom & Latin Dancing

Gravesend Conservative Club Parrock Street, Gravesend

Go along for a mixture of dancing to suit all dancers. Very friendly - good fun - great exercise. Couples or solo ladies & gentlemen - adults only. Beginner to experienced - all very welcome. More information and to pre book - 01474 320792 or 07913 230119

£3.50

Cement – Civil War & Cleopatra‘s Neddle

st Peter & St Paul‘s Church 110 Swanscombe Street, Swanscombe

Cement-Civil War & Cleopatra’s needle – guided tour of St Peter & St Paul’s church, Swanscombe On: Saturday 29th January 2022 At: St Peter & St Paul’s church, Swanscombe Street, Swanscombe Guide: Christoph Bull (Local Historian) Meet:3pm Price: £5-tour of external and internal areas of church, lots of secret history stories. A charity fund raising […]

£5

Map Lanterns Workshop

Gravesend Town Centre

Come along to the magical Map-Lantern Workshop and create your very own glowing, mini-lantern to carry along the trail with you. Each lantern is a glowing map to guide you around the Light Festival! This workshop is being led by the brilliant Animate Arts Company. Please note these are free drop in workshops. Suitable for […]

Light and Thread by Filaments Arts Collective

St George‘s Arts Centre Units 18-20, St George's Shopping Centre, Gravesend, Kent

Please note that this event will also run on Sunday 30 January from 4 to 8pm. Filaments Arts Collective are five Kent based contemporary artists – Elizabeth Burman, Karen Crosby, Rosie James, Ruth Payne and Linda Simon. Initially formed in 2020 with the idea of organising a two-night light event of installation, sculpture and projections, […]

Free

The Owl and the Pussycat – Local artist lantern creations at St George’s Church

St George's Church Church Street, Gravesend, Kent

In the weeks before the Winter Light Festival, Strange Cargo ran training workshops with four local artists Paivi Seppala, Fiona Spirals, Mandi Knight and Jackie Byrne, to share skills in making large, tissue and willow lantern sculptures. A series of sculptural lanterns have been created for Gravesend Light Festival that are based around Edward Lear’s […]

Free

The Dream Mirror – Illustrated window light works by Gregg Stobbs

High Street Gravesend, Kent

Greg Stobbs is an illustrator, street artist and visual development artist with an over active imagination. Using both traditional and digital techniques, and drawing on walls since he was a little boy, he has become more and more prolific, developing magical stories that attempt to cross the boundaries between fine art, street art and children’s […]

Free

Love Conquers All – Lit sculptural installation by Richie Moment

St George's Church Church Street, Gravesend, Kent

An installation of light and enchantment on the green next to St George's Church.  Encounter a flock of Cherubs descending on Gravesend, working their cheeky, cherubic ways on the people of the town, lifting their spirits and dispelling the winter blues. Richie said: “While I was looking for the perfect place in Gravesend for a […]

Free

Pea Green Fauna Team – Live animated projection on the Town Pier

Town Pier Pontoon West Street, Gravesend

The artist, Fabric Lenny, makes colourful and playful images inspired by his love of the natural world and the desire to have fun. He said: “My work always involves other people. We sent kits containing art materials to local families so that they could design and sculpt animal characters for me to transform into an […]

Free

Spiritus – Mapped projection to the side of St Andrew’s Art Centre at Bawley Bay

St Andrews Art Centre Royal Pier Road

Ross Ashton and Karen Monid are artists working with projection and sound to create 3D video mapping artworks using architecture as their canvas.  Their work is shown all over the world and they have recently created works in California and New Zealand. They said: “Over the centuries, mankind has been fascinated by the structure of […]

Free

Duncan Grant: That’s Entertainment

Gravesend Old Town Hall High Street, Gravesend, Kent

Telephone Box at the Old Town Hall The telephone box outside the Old Town Hall is one of our most famous local landmarks having featured on The Jam’s Sound Affects album cover in 1980. Artist, Duncan Grant has used that album as the source for his installation which includes his own images based on the […]

Free

The Essence of Life Itself – by 8Point3LED Ltd

Gravesend New Road, Gravesend, Kent

It takes 8.3 minutes for light to reach the earth from the sun. It regulates our behaviour, can impact the way we feel and can ablaze the way for progress. Five million years ago, the sun lit the world. Two million years ago, fire progressed us above the rest. 200 years ago, Edison shone the […]

Free

Project Love – “Remain In Light”

Civic Centre Windmill Street, Gravesend

Project Love is a collaboration between Graeme Duddridge and Matt Spour whose creative range spans from video and photographic stills to animation , illustration and fine art. At the intersection of Art and Commerce they have produced content for commercial clients, magazines, retail spaces, galleries and national art institutions. “Remain In Light”, a site-specific project […]

Free

Winter Light Festival

Gravesend Town Centre

Recognising how the use of light can change the look and feel of places and spaces. We are pleased to be bringing this new event to brighten up the dark evenings during the last week of January. After the dark days of the last 20 months, we hope residents and visitors will enjoy exploring the […]

Map Lanterns Workshop

Gravesend Borough Market Queen Street, Gravesend, Kent

Come along to the magical Map-Lantern Workshop and create your very own glowing, mini-lantern to carry along the trail with you. Each lantern is a glowing map to guide you around the Light Festival! This workshop is being led by the brilliant Animate Arts Company. Please note these are free drop in workshops. Suitable for […]

Light and Thread by Filaments Arts Collective

St George‘s Arts Centre Units 18-20, St George's Shopping Centre, Gravesend, Kent

Filaments Arts Collective are five Kent based contemporary artists – Elizabeth Burman, Karen Crosby, Rosie James, Ruth Payne and Linda Simon. Initially formed in 2020 with the idea of organising a two-night light event of installation, sculpture and projections, they have since organised two light events at the historic medieval church of St Mary’s in […]

Free

The Dream Mirror – Illustrated window light works by Gregg Stobbs

High Street Gravesend, Kent

Greg Stobbs is an illustrator, street artist and visual development artist with an over active imagination. Using both traditional and digital techniques, and drawing on walls since he was a little boy, he has become more and more prolific, developing magical stories that attempt to cross the boundaries between fine art, street art and children’s […]

Free

The Owl and the Pussycat – Local artist lantern creations at St George’s Church

St George's Church Church Street, Gravesend, Kent

In the weeks before the Winter Light Festival, Strange Cargo ran training workshops with four local artists Paivi Seppala, Fiona Spirals, Mandi Knight and Jackie Byrne, to share skills in making large, tissue and willow lantern sculptures. A series of sculptural lanterns have been created for Gravesend Light Festival that are based around Edward Lear’s […]

Free

The Essence of Life Itself – by 8Point3LED Ltd

Gravesend New Road, Gravesend, Kent

It takes 8.3 minutes for light to reach the earth from the sun. It regulates our behaviour, can impact the way we feel and can ablaze the way for progress. Five million years ago, the sun lit the world. Two million years ago, fire progressed us above the rest. 200 years ago, Edison shone the […]

Free

Duncan Grant: That’s Entertainment

Gravesend Old Town Hall High Street, Gravesend, Kent

Telephone Box at the Old Town Hall The telephone box outside the Old Town Hall is one of our most famous local landmarks having featured on The Jam’s Sound Affects album cover in 1980. Artist, Duncan Grant has used that album as the source for his installation which includes his own images based on the […]

Free