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Discover Creative Estuary Businesses

We have a vast array of creative industry businesses within the Estuary. From designers and architects to film studios and software developers. And their all-important supply chains as well. Use our business directory below to look through who’s contributing to making Creative Estuary one of the most exciting creative hubs in the world.

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The Backstage Centre
Film, TV, video, radio, photography Havering – Romford & Hornchurch area 020 3668 5753

The Backstage Centre is a world-class, purpose-built, production, rehearsal and training facility. The facility can be hired for film production, television adverts, music videos, large scale dance rehearsals and usage of the sound stage.

The Backstage Centre
Film, TV, video, radio, photography Havering – Romford & Hornchurch area 020 3668 5753

The Backstage Centre is a world-class, purpose-built, production, rehearsal and training facility. The facility can be hired for film production, television adverts, music videos, large scale dance rehearsals and usage of the sound stage.

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Test Business
Advertising and marketing Barking & Dagenham – Barking & Dagenham area 01424

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Kalikas Armour
Design (product, graphic, fashion design) Canterbury/Whitstable area 07787 572700

Kalikas Armour specialises in creating high-quality bespoke fashion to form a unique aesthetic from conceptual design. The luxury fashion label makes the finest made-to-measure garments for men and women crafted into your individual desire.

AΦE
Music, events, performing and visual arts Barking & Dagenham – Barking & Dagenham area 07446 962209

AΦE is a dance company that pioneered the usage of VR in dance, being the UK’s first to tour internationally with VR and AR productions. AΦE has partnered with technology brands such as Epson and The Scalable Display to rethink live performances.

Cohesion Plus
Music, events, performing and visual arts Chatham/Rochester/Gillingham/Strood area 01474 369329

Cohesion Plus promotes positive relations in Kent, bringing people together through the arts, education, music, dance and sport. Cohesion Plus provides activities for young people to give them an understanding of different communities in their area.

New Art Films
Film, TV, video, radio, photography Greenwich – Greenwich & Woolwich area 07803 203681

NewArtFilms is a video production company that creates cinematic, warm and memorable videos. Its work includes brand films, music videos, art documentaries, corporate videos for commercial use and short films.

LV21
Museums, galleries, libraries Chatham/Rochester/Gillingham/Strood area 07788 413664

LV21 is a historic 40-metre class light vessel revamped as a floating facility for art and performance. LV21 provides a range of services to support the creative industries whilst celebrating the maritime traditions of the vessel.

Metal
Museums, galleries, libraries Greenwich – Greenwich & Woolwich area 01702 470700

Metal curates exhibitions and live events to transform the potential of people and places through sharing great music and art whilst providing artists and creative industry organisations a short term incubation space.

Cement Fields
Music, events, performing and visual arts Basildon area 01227 824350

Cement Fields is a visual arts organisation that works with artists and communities to create ambitious art projects along the Thames and North Kent, giving artists their career’s debut commission and attracting 700,000 visitors to each edition.

Chufd
Advertising and marketing Greenwich – Greenwich & Woolwich area 01702 780790

Chufd creates remarkable brands, working together with start-up businesses and established companies alike to capture what makes them different, better and noteworthy, and then make sure their target audience knows it.

Lucid Creates
Music, events, performing and visual arts Canvey Island/Benfleet area 020 3488 0265

Lucid Creates is a design and fabrication studio. It specialises in producing spectacular art, structures and spaces with integrated visual tech across multiple disciplines to produce installations that encourage conversation in the community.

Elvis & Kresse
Crafts Canvey Island/Benfleet area 01795 892184

Elvis & Kresse create stunning accessories by rescuing decommissioned firehoses and seemingly useless waste from going to a landfill and transforming them through skill and craftsmanship into leather goods.

Underwater Studio Basildon
Film, TV, video, radio, photography Barking & Dagenham – Barking & Dagenham area 01268 270171

The Underwater Studio is one of the few permanent filled, heated, custom-built underwater film studios in Europe. Its team is HSE registered dive coordinators with experience in marine coordination for video productions. 

The Backstage Centre 2
Film, TV, video, radio, photography Havering – Romford & Hornchurch area 020 3668 5753

The Backstage Centre is a world-class, purpose-built, production, rehearsal and training facility. The facility can be hired for film production, television adverts, music videos, large scale dance rehearsals and usage of the sound stage.

Creek Creative
Museums, galleries, libraries Canvey Island/Benfleet area 01795 535515

Creek Creative is an independent not-for-profit, Art Centre and registered CIC. Creek supports Faversham’s creative industry professionals by providing workplaces, performance facilities and exhibition galleries for talented practitioners to hire.

Sun Pier House
Museums, galleries, libraries Canterbury/Whitstable area 01634 401549

Sun Pier House is a registered CIC art venue in Chatham that works to support artists and the creative industry in Medway. It offers affordable artist studios, workshop rooms and exhibition spaces for artists developing their craft.

Southern Percussion Academy
Music, events, performing and visual arts Greenwich – Greenwich & Woolwich area 01702 522101

At The Southern Percussion Academy, we’re on a mission to teach and support percussionists of all ages and standards, promote best practice and maintain the highest possible standards in our shared profession.

Create 98
Crafts Greenwich – Greenwich & Woolwich area 01702 716157

Create98 is an art studio space where you can learn and develop new skills. They offer a diverse range of expert-led classes and one-off courses to tutor and inspire anyone wishing to live more creatively.

Simon Fowler Photography
Film, TV, video, radio, photography Greenwich – Greenwich & Woolwich area 07764 960870

Simon Fowler is a respected photographer with the technical skill, experience and passion to capture the rawness of human emotion with photography. He provides Creative Estuary with imagery and designs for its marketing.

 

Turner Contemporary
Museums, galleries, libraries Faversham/Sittingbourne/Sheppey area 01843 233000

Turner Contemporary is a space for contemporary arts, a catalyst for the regeneration of Margate. Turner Contemporary presents visitors with new inspirational artwork and provides activities to be engrossed with.

Chrome Spray
Design (product, graphic, fashion design) Barking & Dagenham – Barking & Dagenham area 01268 282662

We use the most advanced paint technology, producing a high-grade chrome metal look or even the effect of polished aluminium to any suface.

Darius Wilson Associates
Architecture Canvey Island/Benfleet area 01795 591194

Darius Wilson Associates has over 20 years of experience specialising in the production and installation of visual hands-on interactive exhibits for museums, exhibitions and events designed to cope with large numbers of people.

Essex Cultural Diversity Project
Music, events, performing and visual arts Barking & Dagenham – Barking & Dagenham area 01245 976277

Essex Cultural Diversity Project aims to break down barriers to foster social cohesion in Essex. ECDP work with the BAME community, artists and the culture and heritage sector to build networks and projects that raise awareness of race and equality.

Lyrici Arts
Music, events, performing and visual arts Canterbury/Whitstable area

Lyrici Arts is the only Black-led theatre company in Kent, organising theatre and arts programmes to magnify black stories by transforming people’s different experiences into performance, sharing creative opportunities with the people of Medway.

Applause Rural Touring
Music, events, performing and visual arts Barking & Dagenham – Barking & Dagenham area 01892 457635

Applause Rural Touring is a charity organisation working with performers and locals across Kent and nearby areas to bring culture and community together. From halls to libraries, Applause connects artists and volunteers to reimage where they live.

Ideas Test
Music, events, performing and visual arts Canterbury/Whitstable area 07713 865955

Ideas Test wants to bring free and low-cost activities to families that are isolated from the arts and culture as well as facilitate the life-changing interactions that theatre, music, dance and creativity can bring to potential artists.

Screen South
Music, events, performing and visual arts Barking & Dagenham – Barking & Dagenham area 01303 259777

Screen South is a not for profit cultural development organisation that supports and delivers innovative projects across screen-based media and the cultural industries. It is a resource that nurtures new talent with training to generate new art.

SparkedEcho
Music, events, performing and visual arts Canterbury/Whitstable area 01634 540787

SparkedEcho is a CIC production company well known for being behind the Electric Medway festival. SparkedEcho creates musical experiences across Kent and supports social connection via sound-based workshops.

 

Evewright Arts Foundation
Music, events, performing and visual arts Barking & Dagenham – Barking & Dagenham area 08450 542 305

Evewright Arts Foundation is a not for profit organisation that seeks untold stories of marginalisation from Black communities presenting them informally to audiences in an engaging way, closing generational gaps to bring people together.

The Other MA
Music, events, performing and visual arts Greenwich – Greenwich & Woolwich area

The Other MA is a 12-month artist-run educational model in Southend-on-Sea. TOMA is currently the only postgraduate level art programme that can be found in Essex. It acts as affordable, accessible unaccredited creative education to artists.

The Old Waterworks
Music, events, performing and visual arts Greenwich – Greenwich & Woolwich area

The Old Waterworks is an art centre and artists’ studios in Southend-on-Sea that provides studios, facilities and research and development opportunities for artists. It offers a space of experimentation whilst artists are at a critical stage of their careers.

Creative Basildon
Music, events, performing and visual arts Barking & Dagenham – Barking & Dagenham area

BasildON Creative People & Places is a cultural programme for those in the Basildon borough. BasildOn’s aim is to provide its community with opportunities for people to commission, create and participate in cultural activities that uplift the area.

Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch
Music, events, performing and visual arts Southend area 01708 443333

Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch is a theatre in Essex with a rich history and a wide variety of plays on its programme that tell stories that connect with their local working-class audience ensuring the next generation of theatre-makers are inspired.

Intra Arts
Crafts Canterbury/Whitstable area 01634 753299

Intra Arts run a community arts venue and maker space that provides creative opportunities and education to people of all backgrounds with specialist equipment such as a printmaking studio, glass kilns and workspaces.

Arts and Culture Network
Advertising and marketing Greenwich – Greenwich & Woolwich area

The Arts and Culture Network is a group that regularly host randomised speed networking events for its members. These events create the opportunity for professionals who usually would not meet to interact with each other, all under a manageable hour.

Advertising and marketing Barking & Dagenham – Barking & Dagenham area

Become a Creative Estuary Business

We’d like creative industry businesses, and their supply chains, from across the Estuary area to get involved in Creative Estuary. Our business directory will showcase our local businesses and it’s free to take part.

By becoming a Creative Estuary Business not only will you be listed on our website but you’ll also receive Creative Estuary branded assets, including social media assets and signage templates, which you can use to show your support for Creative Estuary.

You’ll also receive our monthly e-newsletter so you can keep up to date with our project and relevant information to the sector.

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