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Nadav Kander, Estuary 2021. Photo by Mark Massey
Phil Coy Grain, Estuary 2021. Photo: Simon Martin
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Creative Estuary is the UK’s most exciting creative hub that is using new approaches to enable cultural, community and commercial organisations to work together to create a world-class centre for creative and cultural production.


“It’s the strong collaborative mix of artists, designers, history & heritage, professionals, cultural organisations, universities & local authorities that makes it such a rich & exciting place for creatives.”

Professor Cox, University of Kent

By using culture as the catalyst for growth, the Thames Estuary provides much-needed space for expanding creative businesses and providing the scale of services, skills and infrastructure sought by both UK organisations and international creative producers.

And with significant investment into the region, we are continuing to shape and develop our infrastructure, boost production capacity, develop talent and drive innovation across the region.

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Our celebration event and films

We celebrated the impact and successes of Creative Estuary over the last 4 years at the stunning Lab E20 and launched 5 new films.

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Our story is one of a unique place formed over centuries by land and water.

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.

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