St Margaret’s Community Weekend
Saturday 24 July
5:30pm for a 6pm start: 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' outdoor performance in St Margaret's Churchyard. Please bring a picnic and a blanket. This event is free and donations to the Friends of the Parish will be welcomed.
Sunday 25 July
10:30am Patronal festival Eucharist
12-4pm Church open for refreshments, organ recitals, exhibition of lockdown art. Tower open for visitors. Churchyard and wildflower meadow open for reflective walks.
For more information visit www.parishofrochester.org.uk
Walk round the end of the world during Estuary 2021
22 May – 13 June
This year’s @estuaryfestival, a large-scale arts event responding to the spectacular Thames Estuary and the lives, landscapes and histories found here, opens on 22 May and invites you to take an epic walk along the stunning coastline of South Essex and North Kent. Learn more about their reframed programme and experience contemporary artworks and performance within the estuary landscape, historic sites and coastal towns. The estuary coastline as a 107 mile walk was originally devised by a local journalist Tom King in his book Thames Estuary Trail: A Walk round the End of the World. @estuaryfestival commissioned new chapters for a 2nd edition of the book, launching on 30 May from Southend Pier.
Inspired by Tom’s book and responding to the pandemic, @estuaryfestival will place over 50 artworks along this 107 mile long walk. You’ll have a chance to explore new perspectives on well-known estuary landmarks and some of the lesser known estuary environments. Sign up for their newsletter to keep up with Estuary2021 festival spotlights over the coming weeks.
Electric Medway returns
Electric Medway 2021 is coming 21-30 August!
Building on its hugely successful first year, organisers are thrilled to be presenting an ambitious digital arts programme that will exist in different spaces, tell new stories and nurture digital creativity. The public are invited to experience the festival’s creative programme at a number of venues across Medway, as well as virtually online – making the festival accessible to all.
Audiences can expect an exciting array of free works and Electric Medway returns activities including virtual reality, streamed performances, animation, projection and sound.
See www.electricmedway.co.uk for more information and to sign up to the newsletter.