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GYG Talks Art for Estuary 2021

GYG Talks Art for Estuary 2021

The GYG Media team have been commissioned by Estuary Festival to create three films exploring this year’s cultural event and talk to three artists participating in the event.

The group’s films will show their event through their eyes, exploring art from may points of view including, political, educational, as a form of expression and experimentation.

Estuary 2021 is a major cultural event taking place along Kent’s estuary with many of this year’s events taking place in Gravesend and the surrounding area.

With the support of creative professionals, the group, aged between 14 and 19 years old, will learn production, interviewing and editing skills to produce a series of videos interviewing artists and exploring works from the festival programme. 

The videos will be available soon on both estuaryfestival.com and giftedyounggeneration.co.uk websites.

In recent years GYG Media, and the many young people who have taken part, have produced a series podcasts and been commissioned by Royal Opera House Bridge to produce a series of podcasts, called Thrive, based on the importance of the arts and education for their annual education conference. You can listen to Thrive online here: Thrive - young lives • A podcast on Anchor

Estuary 2021 is the second edition of the large-scale arts festival that celebrates the lives, landscapes and histories of the spectacular Thames Estuary. Taking place on the river itself, and along the 83 miles of South Essex and North Kent coastline, contemporary artworks, discussion and events explore and respond to powerful themes resonant to the estuary.

Artworks set in the landscape, online and within Covid-safe venues, explore the estuary through the lens of contemporary concerns, including climate justice, protest and rebellion, imperial legacy and the rich, often overlooked stories of its diverse communities, bringing new audiences to a deeper understanding of the estuary.

Estuary 2021 is led by a partnership between estuary-based arts organisations, Metal (South Essex) and Cement Fields (North Kent).