Presented by Metal, the festival will combine art, literature, music and film curated in response to the spectacular Thames Estuary. An eclectic programme of exhibitions, performance, conference and events with high profile artists pulls together powerful themes resonant to the landscape, history and communities in historic and unusual venues along the 40 miles of Essex and Kent shorelines. Read more. Preview the event below:
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