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Hook Up

Hook Up

Date: Sunday 17th February | Opening Times: 11am-4pm | Admission: FREE

We have been busy planning a series of events so you can get involved with Creative People and Places: Swale and Medway, an Arts Council programme that will encourage people to experience and be inspired by the arts. Join us at one of our events, designed to make you think, talk and get involved. We want to meet you and hear about the types of projects, events and activities you are already doing and let you know about the first stages of the programme.

Even if you don’t think the arts are for you, we’re keen to meet you – we want to hear how you think your community could be improved too. This is a good opportunity to meet us, visit great venues and take part in some creative activities.

During our Hook Up the LV21 crew will cast out the nets to reel in a bumper catch of local people’s thoughts, ideas and suggestions. Drop in anytime to help create a “message in a bottle” installation with artists Wendy Daws and Poppana, generate electricity by pedal power with the team from Wheely Groovy, star in a film about the day and enjoy a free soup lunch, tea and cake subject to availability.

We’re asking residents to nominate “community catalysts” – prominent members of either arts or non-arts communities who already do a lot locally and will be able to encourage others to get involved with activities in Swale and Medway. Nominations can be made at the events and via the website from March onwards.

Your EstuaryWe will also be joined on the day by the Medway Swale Estuary Partnership who, along with the Environment Agency, is inviting you to help create a catchment plan for the Medway Swale estuary. The plan will be used to deliver practical, realistic and sustainable benefits, reflecting the needs of its communities, wildlife and local economy. For the catchment plan to be a success, we need your help. MSEP have produced a simple questionnaire about what you consider to be the issues affecting the health of the estuary and its tributaries. Your answers will enable us to have a better understanding of these issues, help identify those not being addressed and be used to develop projects that will deliver the plan’s objectives. You can download the questionnaire from

We look forward to meeting you!

Event Hashtag: #PinpointYourself

Please note

The renovation of the vessel is an ongoing process and as such some areas are not accessible.

Children under 16 need to be accompanied by an adult at all times aboard the vessel. Wear suitable flat, non-slip shoes. Please contact LV21 if you want to discuss any access issues.

Free parking available on site. For directions to Light Vessel 21 please visit our contact page.


Other Creative People & Places events coming up include:

  • Clay Day, organised by FrancisKnight Contemporary Arts Practice, 11am to 4pm, Saturday, February 23, at Castle Connections, Well Road, off Railway Terrace, Queenborough, Isle of Sheppey. Book a free place on 01795 661277 or Get your hands dirty, make stuff, play, chat, tell the FrancisKnight girls what you would like to get involved with. Flamboyant ceramic artist Duncan Hooson will coax the creativity out of you!
  • Flux, organised by Creek Creative, 10am to 4pm, Saturday, March 2, at Creek Creative, Abbey Street, Faversham. Contact 01795 535515 or A stall in Market Square will showcase locally produced art and craft with live demonstrations. Performers will entice the gathering crowds along to Creek Creative’s premises where an intriguing hub of activity with live musical experimentation awaits. Demonstrations, films and performances and surprising characters will delight and entertain.
Three more public events featuring a pop-up cinema, open discussions between active members of the arts and non-arts communities, and interactive performances, are being organised for March.