Estuary 2021

22 May – 13 June 2021
In participation with the Estuary 2021 Associated Programme;

In The Process of Knitting A Netting (2021)

The Horsebridge Arts Centre has been working in partnership with artist NaoKo TakaHashi to bring a participatory project as part of the Estuary Associated programme to Whitstable and Margate, supported using public funding by Arts Council England.

About the project
A site specific spoken word piece for multiple voices will be activated live by local participants by/on the beach in Margate and Whitstable at around sunset over eight evenings. The sky, water and the horizon in the background, multiple voices overlap, repeat, and echo stories, weaved in the textual score, exploring the landscape (social, natural and ecological) of North Kent through language.

The project is in partnership with The Horsebridge Arts Centre, Whitstable and the Resort Studios, Margate. The performance will start around 10 min before the sunset and finish as the sun sits on the horizon, as a punctuation mark for a new chapter.

Both sites are wheelchair accessible. There will be printed scores for those with hearing issues. The last two events will be live-streamed. 

​​​​​​​Event details

Beach front outside Whitstable Yacht Club, 3-4 Sea Wall, Whitstable, Kent, CT5 1BX MAP
Thur 27 May 2021 8:50-9:05pm
Thur 03 June 2021 8:55-9:10pm
Thur 10 June 2021 9:00-9:15pm
Thur 24 June 2021 9:05-9:20pm (Watch it live here)

The Garden at Nayland Rock Hotel, 1-5 Royal Cres, Westbrook, Margate CT9 5AJ MAP
Tue 25 May 2021  8:45-9:00pm
Tue 01 June 2021 8:55-9:20pm
Tue 08 June 2021 9:00-9:15pm
Tue 22 June 2021 9:05-9:20pm (Watch it live here)

* Booking not needed. 

About the artist:
NaoKo TakaHashi is an artist who uses words to create images through spoken voices activated by participants. She draws textual scores to be performed by participants and she has worked with different people on various projects in the past. She is interested in the relationship between the artist, participants and artwork in the making and the possibilities of unexpected outcomes generated through an open-ended process and sites.