Events requiring (free) ticket booking.
The following individual events require (free) tickets, available to book from 3 September.
Please see further down page for Open Access (no ticket required) events...

LV21 quayside

11th & 12th October

Plus Tania Holland Williams / Lucy Farrell / Community Groups
Times: 3 entry slots per night. From 7.15pm (sundown 7pm)
Location: LV21

A sound & light event that brings the extraordinary ship LV21 and surrounding pontoon to life.


Internationally acclaimed artist Ulf Pedersen’s work sees a large-scale projection on the barge sails of Edith May which will be reflected into the water, accompanied by a subtle soundscape inspired by Gravesham.


Audiences are invited to explore LV21 below deck to discover:


An intimate gig of songs inspired by the Estuary and sea from BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winner Lucy Farrell. A new soundscape, States of Immersion by Kent artist Tania Holland Williams exploring our relationship with water. Plus, community groups create their own Sonic Journeys inspired by the coast.


SEA SONG WALKS with Lucy Farrell

12th & 13th October

Time: 11am

Location: Meeting Place LV21 to continue along the Royal Pier Road

Singing and walking are two things proven to be good for our wellbeing. We bring these together with groups meeting at LV21 to be led on a walk accompanied by songs of the sea .


ARTIST WALKS with Elspeth Penfold

(Let's Take a Moment' with Thread & Word)
12th & 13th October

Time: 3pm

Location: Meeting Place LV21

Collaborate with Billie Penfold as you take a mindful walk together as a group. Your walk will include knotting of ropes, poetry, discussion and readings responding to the local area, the sea and the estuary path. Celebrating ‘Sumak Kawsay’, which is a Quechua (Bolivian Indian dialect) word for ‘good living’, or ‘buen vivir” in Spanish, we invite you bring along your own readings of the local area, sea, coastal path to contribute.

LV21 Pontoon


The following individual events are open to all at all times during the weekend of the event.



Times: all day each day

Location: LV21

Anyone can enter this seaside soundscape housed in a beach hut looking out on the Estuary. Visitors are encouraged to write down what the sea means to them either in a visitor book and on the beach hut itself, creating a bespoke public artwork for Gravesham.



Times: all day each day

Location: Benches surrounding LV21

Benches along the estuary have been decorated by local artists in response to the location and project. Visitors are encouraged to take time out on their own or with others to enjoy their work and contemplate the view.


Artists and community groups involved:


Elspeth Penfold ‘Let’s take a Moment’ - Beautifully woven handmade rope reflecting the estuary and its colours are wrapped around the bench. Pick up a handmade piece of rope from the bucket beside the bench and ‘Take a moment to sit and knot a rope’. You can choose whether to take the knotted rope home or attach it to the weave on the bench


Wendy Daws - Works with Kent Association for the Blind Gravesend group to create a tactile contemporary bench with support from Gravesham Urban Knitters.


Xtina Lamb – Explores coastal messages and themes using stencils.

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