LV21 LIGHT VESSEL 21 | ART | CULTURE | EDUCATION | HERITAGE | PERFORMANCE | VENUE Light Vessel 21 is a former Trinity House Lightship that is now privately owned.
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It has been renovated into a floating art space and performance venue.

Operating as usual

12/06/2021
[video caption: a view of the river Thames]

Aaaaaand it’s a wrap! What a fittingly glorious final day we had for SILTings. It’s been such a joy to work on this festival with all the talented artists and partners, and to see the quayside buzzing with creativity and welcome visitors back aboard the ship after such a long forced period of being shut. We hope that you enjoyed the experience too and can’t wait to welcome you all back aboard soon. If you missed the action check out the abundance of content online https://lv21.co.uk/projects/siltings/ & lookout for our “look back’ video later this month.

A HUGE thank you to all artists for your creativity, enthusiasm and hard work, partners for generous support and visitors who came to explore the artworks, participated in the events and shared such positive feedback. Let’s hope that we’re able to host many more exciting events on the Gravesend riverfront this summer!

Filaments Art Collective Fatladyopera Daisy Farris Dance Collective NicolaFlower GTown Talents PreciousBaculi Sarah Sparkes PatienceAgbabi Duncan Grant Annie Grant Gravesham Urban knitters DrAnnaFreeman Anne Langford Wendy Daws Art Robert Flood Tiller and Wheel Gravesham Fringe Inspiral London Blue Porcupine Fan Club Gravesend Town Centre Management Gravesend Visitor Information Centre Gravesend Library

#creativeestuary #estuaryfestival #Gravesham

Join us for FISH & SHIPS on the quayside for the last day of SILTings 12-4pm today | FREE | Make your own cyanotype souv...
12/06/2021

Join us for FISH & SHIPS on the quayside for the last day of SILTings 12-4pm today | FREE | Make your own cyanotype souvenir postcard in the sunshine with Duncan Grant + learn to knit & crochet with Gravesham Urban knitters + “donate” your shadow silhouette for our Windrush Day art installation with Wendy Daws + meet the Blue Porcupine at 2.30-4pm #siltings #creativeestuary #estuaryfestival #Gravesham #riverthames #arts

Join us for FISH & SHIPS on the quayside for the last day of SILTings 12-4pm today | FREE | Make your own cyanotype souvenir postcard in the sunshine with Duncan Grant + learn to knit & crochet with Gravesham Urban knitters + “donate” your shadow silhouette for our Windrush Day art installation with Wendy Daws + meet the Blue Porcupine at 2.30-4pm #siltings #creativeestuary #estuaryfestival #Gravesham #riverthames #arts

Join the Gravesham Urban Knitters 12-4pm on the quayside next to the ship on this World Wide Knit in Public Day 🧶 #silti...
12/06/2021

Join the Gravesham Urban Knitters 12-4pm on the quayside next to the ship on this World Wide Knit in Public Day 🧶 #siltings #graveshamfringe #estuaryfestival #creativeestuary

Have you seen a Blue Porcupine in town yet? You’ve got until 11am Sat 12 June to find the hidden porcupines & be in for ...
10/06/2021

Have you seen a Blue Porcupine in town yet? You’ve got until 11am Sat 12 June to find the hidden porcupines & be in for a change to win a lifelong membership of the Blue Porcupine Fan Club & presented with an award rosette later on Saturday at 2.30-4pm on the quayside next to LV21https://lv21.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/The-Trail-of-the-Blue-Porcupine.pdf #siltings #gravesend #blueporcupine

Have you seen a Blue Porcupine in town yet? You’ve got until 11am Sat 12 June to find the hidden porcupines & be in for a change to win a lifelong membership of the Blue Porcupine Fan Club & presented with an award rosette later on Saturday at 2.30-4pm on the quayside next to LV21https://lv21.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/The-Trail-of-the-Blue-Porcupine.pdf #siltings #gravesend #blueporcupine

Stand Up Comedy with Robert Jones, tomorrow evening, live onboard and live streamed.Come and see Robert and he will tell...
09/06/2021

Stand Up Comedy with Robert Jones, tomorrow evening, live onboard and live streamed.

Come and see Robert and he will tell you about times before the lockdown where the most stressful thing was trying to get out of a conversation without looking foolish. Contains strong language (because swearing is funny).

Tickets available via: https://graveshamfringe.org/events/stand-up-comedy-with-robert-jones/

Stand Up Comedy with Robert Jones, tomorrow evening, live onboard and live streamed.

Come and see Robert and he will tell you about times before the lockdown where the most stressful thing was trying to get out of a conversation without looking foolish. Contains strong language (because swearing is funny).

Tickets available via: https://graveshamfringe.org/events/stand-up-comedy-with-robert-jones/

Shipping Forecast No 4🎵
08/06/2021
12 POINTS OF TIDE | FatLadyOpera

Shipping Forecast No 4🎵

A new opera located in the Thames Estuary and told through a series of shipping forecasts and the eyes of Mona - Minor Goddess of the Silty Waterways. Referencing Beaufort Scale; Tides and Tidal Surge; Alcoholism; Wind Speed and Wind Direction; Greek Myths; Compulsive Behaviour; Written for Cello an...

New release featuring @ace_a.wolf performing onboard LV21 produced by GTown Talents 🔥 Check on your friends.
07/06/2021
GTown Talents - Gravesham Fringe Festival Music Video

New release featuring @ace_a.wolf performing onboard LV21 produced by GTown Talents 🔥 Check on your friends.

GTown Talents are excited to share the progress of music and young people since we started out in August 2019 and the growth and confidence of our artists in...

07/06/2021

Next up onboard and live streamed from LV21

12 POINTS OF TIDE | FatLadyOpera
06/06/2021
12 POINTS OF TIDE | FatLadyOpera

12 POINTS OF TIDE | FatLadyOpera

A new opera located in the Thames Estuary and told through a series of shipping forecasts and the eyes of Mona - Minor Goddess of the Silty Waterways. Referencing Beaufort Scale; Tides and Tidal Surge; Alcoholism; Wind Speed and Wind Direction; Greek Myths; Compulsive Behaviour; Written for Cello an...

Almost time to open the hatches for the final day of #siltings - come to see the artworks and meet the artists aboard an...
06/06/2021

Almost time to open the hatches for the final day of #siltings - come to see the artworks and meet the artists aboard and on the quayside 11am-5pm. And not to worry if you can’t visit us in person, you can catch all the action on our social media and website https://lv21.co.uk/projects/siltings/

12 POINTS OF TIDE | FatLadyOpera
06/06/2021
12 POINTS OF TIDE | FatLadyOpera

12 POINTS OF TIDE | FatLadyOpera

A new opera located in the Thames Estuary and told through a series of shipping forecasts and the eyes of Mona - Minor Goddess of the Silty Waterways. Referencing Beaufort Scale; Tides and Tidal Surge; Alcoholism; Wind Speed and Wind Direction; Greek Myths; Compulsive Behaviour; Written for Cello an...

05/06/2021

We are having soo much fun here‼️

Please let us know if you enjoyed your visit and if you haven't we are still open for the public tomorrow ‼️

Must not miss!

Special thanks to @thisiscandysworld our host for the event!

Pls watch the IGTVs if you can't come I'm sure you will enjoy it 💕💕

Patience Agbabi launches her new book The Time-Thief onboard during SILTings
05/06/2021

Patience Agbabi launches her new book The Time-Thief onboard during SILTings

Patience Agbabi launches her new book The Time-Thief onboard during SILTings

So DAY1 of #siltings was a bit soggy but definitely not a washout! Many thanks to all the lovely visitors and artists wh...
05/06/2021

So DAY1 of #siltings was a bit soggy but definitely not a washout! Many thanks to all the lovely visitors and artists who braved the weather.

DAY2 looks to be a sunnier affair and we look forward to welcoming more guests aboard and on the quayside today. Come to meet the artists and explore their new artworks between 11am-5pm.

The day starts with the launch of The Blue Porcupine Trail outside the ship at 11am and creative activities on the quayside.

Then listen carefully for the hourly ‘Shipping Forecasts’ by Tania Holland Williams blasting across the riverfront.

Please note that during the fully-booked ‘The Time-Thief’ book launch access to the ship is for ticket holders only but you can meet the author Patience Agbabi on the quayside and purchase a copy of her book afterwards.

For further details https://lv21.co.uk/projects/siltings/

Also check out all the other amazing artworks and activities as part of Estuary Festival & @graveshamfringe

#creativeestuary #estuaryfestival

So DAY1 of #siltings was a bit soggy but definitely not a washout! Many thanks to all the lovely visitors and artists who braved the weather.

DAY2 looks to be a sunnier affair and we look forward to welcoming more guests aboard and on the quayside today. Come to meet the artists and explore their new artworks between 11am-5pm.

The day starts with the launch of The Blue Porcupine Trail outside the ship at 11am and creative activities on the quayside.

Then listen carefully for the hourly ‘Shipping Forecasts’ by Tania Holland Williams blasting across the riverfront.

Please note that during the fully-booked ‘The Time-Thief’ book launch access to the ship is for ticket holders only but you can meet the author Patience Agbabi on the quayside and purchase a copy of her book afterwards.

For further details https://lv21.co.uk/projects/siltings/

Also check out all the other amazing artworks and activities as part of Estuary Festival & @graveshamfringe

#creativeestuary #estuaryfestival

Also onboard today. GTown Talents, Gravesham based youth organisation working with cultural partners and mental health p...
05/06/2021
GTown Talents Takeover LV21

Also onboard today. GTown Talents, Gravesham based youth organisation working with cultural partners and mental health providers to support and inspire young people across Kent to pursue a creative career and gain access to the music industry, ‘highjacked’ the ship for one day in August 2020 with local aspiring musicians and produced a short video documenting their ‘takeover’ experience aboard. Meet founding members Jimmy aka ‘Bones’ and Ihsan aka ‘Vybz’ aboard the ship to find out more about their work. Precious Baculi aka @THISISCANDYSWORLD is taking over LV21’s IGTV channel to feature SILTings artists and artworks as well as capture visitors’ reactions, comments and feedback.

https://youtu.be/TNB-AcxPVHc

#lightship#lightvessel#gravesend#music#art#performance

04/06/2021
SILTings...

The wait is over! It’s SILTings time aboard LV21 this weekend and we look forward to welcoming visitors to the event to meet the artists and explore the artworks.

Due to the wet weather forecast for this afternoon regrettably we’ve had to postpone all outdoor activities until tomorrow but the ship will be open for visitors between 12-4pm. Please note that due to the current COVID-19 restrictions number of visitors at any one time are very limited as we can only accommodate tours of small groups and ‘bubbles’. Free tours are also offered aboard the historic Thames Sailing Barge Edith May, moored on the Old Town Pier Pontoon to celebrate this weekend’s events.

We’ll be adding new content on the event page https://lv21.co.uk/projects/siltings/ and behind the scenes features on our social media channels throughout the event so please keep visiting for latest updates.

For any queries please DM us our email [email protected]v21.co.uk.

#siltings #creativeestuary #Estuary2021 #estuaryfestival #Gravesham #arts

Another great glimpse behind the scenes of #SILTings  commissions as we count the days to the weekend... Thanks to Dunca...
31/05/2021
SILTings: Shrimpers and Mudlarks; Fish and Ships > Duncan Grant

Another great glimpse behind the scenes of #SILTings commissions as we count the days to the weekend... Thanks to Duncan Grant
#creativeestuary #estuaryfestival #Estuary2021 #Gravesham

Shrimpers and Mudlarks and Fish and Ships all feature in the second of four blogs about SILTings creative projects @LV21 for Estuary 2021

29/05/2021
Testing testing

Are you receiving? Live streamed events from LV21 coming soon.

Photos from Gravesend Visitor Information Centre's post
29/05/2021

Photos from Gravesend Visitor Information Centre's post

29/05/2021
12 Points of Tide - an opera etched through Shipping Forecasts, Tidal Surge and Ancient Wind Patterns. Featured tonight ...
27/05/2021
DOMINIC KING on Twitter

12 Points of Tide - an opera etched through Shipping Forecasts, Tidal Surge and Ancient Wind Patterns.

Featured tonight at 6.40pm on the BBC Radio Kent Dominic King show.

The work features CellistClare O'Connell, Sound Designer Simon Foster and Composer Tania Holland Williams.

The work was commissioned by LV21 as part of the #SILTings festival coming aboard 4-6 June.

#creativeestuary #12pointsoftide #Estuary2021 #assocprog2021

“Don’t miss this tonight at 640 @BBCRadioKent : @operaactivist and her new Kent opera #TDKS”

Photos from Filaments Art Collective's post
14/05/2021

Photos from Filaments Art Collective's post

More behind the scenes photos of yesterday’s SILTings exhibition install with the Filaments Art Collective for 4-6 June ...
13/05/2021

More behind the scenes photos of yesterday’s SILTings exhibition install with the Filaments Art Collective for 4-6 June https://lv21.co.uk/projects/siltings/ #creativeestuary #Estuary2021

Timeline Photos
12/05/2021

Timeline Photos

We had a great day today installing our work on @lightvessel21. It's looking good!
#creativeestuary #Estuary21 #estuaryfestival #artistcollective #siltings #lv21 #gravesend #thamesestuary #projections #stitchedsailcloth #shrimping

11/05/2021

Victoria Printmakers (including some of our GAG members) are holding an open air display of their work as part of the Estuary festival, weather permitting. Most work is for sale 😁

09/05/2021
Photos from Filaments Art Collective's post
03/05/2021

Photos from Filaments Art Collective's post

Shrimpers & Mudlarks of Bawley Bay by @df.dancecollective & @nicola__flower coming alive on the quayside today... keep ’...
02/05/2021

Shrimpers & Mudlarks of Bawley Bay by @df.dancecollective & @nicola__flower coming alive on the quayside today... keep ’em peeled for the premier of the performance online in June as part of the @estuaryfestival https://lv21.co.uk/projects/siltings/ #siltings #creativeestuary #estuaryfestival2021 #gravesend #gravesham #thamesestuary #riverthames #lv21 #historicship #lightship #lightvessel21 #bawleybay #shrimpers #mudlarks

Ahoy all Gravesham collectors! Here's a fantastic opportunity to work with artist Sadie Hennessy and show your collectio...
01/05/2021

Ahoy all Gravesham collectors! Here's a fantastic opportunity to work with artist Sadie Hennessy and show your collection to the world during Estuary 2021 as part of The Golden Years Project https://www.estuaryfestival.com/artist/detail/sadie-hennessey.html.

Please email [email protected] or call 07886 676325 to find out more.

And don't worry, your collection will be treasured and in safe hands while on public display and returned back to you after the festival.

#estuary2021 #Gravesham #artfestival

Ahoy all Gravesham collectors! Here's a fantastic opportunity to work with artist Sadie Hennessy and show your collection to the world during Estuary 2021 as part of The Golden Years Project https://www.estuaryfestival.com/artist/detail/sadie-hennessey.html.

Please email [email protected] or call 07886 676325 to find out more.

And don't worry, your collection will be treasured and in safe hands while on public display and returned back to you after the festival.

#estuary2021 #Gravesham #artfestival

Photos from Fatladyopera's post
29/04/2021

Photos from Fatladyopera's post

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WHO AM I? 7.30pm this Thursday @ LV21 Ship; a site specific, site responsive performance installation with Tunde Jegede and Yumino Seki Tickets: https://lv21.co.uk/event/who-am-i/
Doing abit of training
First Visit 😍 (C) Eren Wall Photography
Trip to see the Lindsay Seers exhibition at Focal Point Gallery and meet the artists from TOMA (the other MA) Coach collects from Canterbury and Gravesend.
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My lot had great time x