In summer 2019 Whitstable Biennale will re-launch with a new name.
We have gradually expanded our work beyond Whitstable over the last 10 years, working along the Thames Estuary where the River Thames slowly becomes the sea. In April 2018 we joined Arts Council England’s National Portfolio for the first time, with a remit to work from Dartford to Whitstable.
Our biennial festival (the Whitstable Biennale) in Whitstable will retain its name, and the next festival will be held in June 2021.
Our programme over 2018 – 2022 includes
- Estuary 2020, a major international festival for the Thames Estuary, developed in collaboration with Metal, and presented in South Essex (Metal) and North Kent (Cement Fields) in September-October 2020
- Artists’ residencies in North Kent
- Long term projects with young people, current projects include GenZ with artist Ania Bas
- Projects with schools, current projects include We chose the earth with artists Webb-Ellis, Northfleet School for Girls, and Northfleet Technology College
- New works by artists, including Raising the Sittingbourne Barn by Kieren Reed, in partnership with Ideas Test (Swale and Medway)
- Partnership projects, including England’s Creative Coast, led by Turner Contemporary, and including seven new artists’ works, including a work developed in collaboration with us, in Gravesend – details will be announced July 2019
- The tenth Whitstable Biennale festival, featuring screenings, live performances, sound works, events, talks and workshops
If you’d like to get involved, contact us at info[at]whitstablebiennale[dot]com / +44 (0) 1227 82 4350.
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