We at Creative Estuary are building a record of the Thames Estuary area and what makes it special. If you have a connection with the area, then tell us your story.
Do you live or work in the Thames Estuary area, South Essex or North Kent? We at Creative Estuary are building a record of the place and what makes it special. What is your town or locality like? How would you describe it? What about it inspires you – people, history, landscape?
What is your town or locality like? How would you describe it? What about it inspires you – people, history, landscape, the Estuary itself? We want you to help us because we can’t visit everywhere ourselves under current circumstances.
The Thames Estuary area includes Basildon, Canterbury, Castle Point, Dartford, Gravesham, Medway, Southend, Swale, Thanet and Thurrock.
You can write a few lines, a poem, a photo story or even a video. Keep it personal and say why the Thames Estuary area is special to you. From family to landmarks, nature to heritage and everything in between.
Be as creative as you like. For example, whilst enjoying the outdoors in your local area and following Government guidelines, can you document what you see around you and what it means to you?
Be as creative as you like. For example, while out taking daily exercise under Government lockdown guidelines can you document what you see around you?
You can write a few lines, a poem, a photo story or even a video. Keep it personal and true to what the Thames Estuary area really means to you. From family to landmarks, culture to heritage and everything in between.
Give us a sense of your place.
Choose your medium — Written word, video or image. You can use more than one.
Choose your platform — Facebook, Twitter, Instagram
Make sure you have read the terms below
On Twitter and Instagram post your story with the hashtags #MyEstuaryStory and #CreativeEstuary. On Facebook add your story to the #MyEstuaryStory project page. Also add in a hashtag for your location, e.g. #Canterbury
Don’t forget to tag anyone mentioned or featured
Keep an eye on our streams for other #MyEstuaryStory examples
Share the #MyEstuaryStory call-out with as many people as possible
When posting onto social media you are bound to the terms and conditions of that platform. Creative Estuary will never handle any submission itself and will access the posts via platform APIs.
We will not reproduce or publicise any material posted without your permission. If we would like to use your Estuary Story for any purpose you will need to confirm your authorship of the material and that no intellectual property rights of third parties have been infringed.
Our ambition is simple: to transform 60 miles of the Thames Estuary across Essex and Kent into one of the most exciting cultural hubs in the world.
Stretching from Southend to Margate, the Thames Estuary is a region of untold creative potential. Creative Estuary is driving forward the creative and economic evolution of this unique region, unlocking its potential both as an international production hub and a collaborative, inspirational working space for a new generation of creative talent.
The Water Replies
If you were interested in this call-out you may also like to know about another Creative Estuary initiative, The Water Replies. This is a project that is part of Estuary 2021. You can find out more details on The Water Replies here.