Hi, I’m Isabel Jaques, Assistant Producer at SparkedEcho & Electric Medway. My role is currently being funded by Re:Generation 2031.
'Hulked' is a creative heritage project centred on the histories, stories and songs of the Thames barges.
It is where the river meets the sea — a place of production with an industrial legacy and a distinctively creative spirit. It has a long heritage as a maritime thoroughfare, with historic settlements and extraordinary stories.
It is here that we are building a future, based on creative energy and innovation, that inspires investment, enterprise and productivity – a place that will grow and prosper for generations to come.
The Estuary with its wide-open spaces, vast skies and distant views ignites the imagination. It is home to local communities that reflect the Estuary’s diversity, resilience and adaptability. Sometimes radical, often provocative, always inquisitive.
Although our ideas may be different and our spaces constantly evolving, we work together to create, to share cultural experiences and to enjoy and sustain our naturally rich and wild places.