Metal presents, Estuary Festival 2016, sixteen days of art, literature, music and film curated in response to the spectacular Thames Estuary.
Angus Carlyle’s, A Crossing Bell is installed near the Tilbury ferry within a custom-built wooden shelter that offers views over the wide river, the engraved bell is there to be rung by passengers and festival-goers as they offer their prayers for a crossing (their own or someone else’s, a friend’s or a stranger’s, a crossing here at the Thames or one that lies further afield).
About Estuary Festival:
An eclectic programme of exhibitions, performance, conference and events pulls together powerful themes resonant to the place, its landscape, and communities. The Thames Estuary is an ‘edgeland’. It is a place of transition – one of arrivals and departures – a gateway that connects the UK to the rest of the world. It has been the front line for the defence of the realm as well as the first port of welcome for migrants and visitors fromaround the world. Industrial heartland and logistics sit alongside wild habitats, ancient monuments and concrete commuter towns. Curated by Colette Bailey, Gareth Evans and Sue Jones.
More info here: www.estuaryfestival.com