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National Takeover Day


Date: Saturday 22nd November | 11am – 3pm  | Admission: FREE

As part of the national Takeover Day 2014  FREE arts and drama workshops onboard historic lightship LV21 for 11-25 year olds. Refreshments and snacks provided.

Also onboard the Skyline exhibition, showcasing work from a community project with University of Kent, Brompton Academy and artist Sam Holland. A short film shows some of the project process and features poems entered into a creative writing competition about Medway. Through a series of community and school workshops, students worked with the artist to create a new public sculpture ‘Reach’, which is now situated at Brompton Academy.

11am-1pm | Script Club presents…

Are you interested in art or drama? Come along to a fun, informal workshop with two local talents: writer Natalie Mitchell and designer Daisy Young.

This is an opportunity to get an insight into the work of professional theatre makers, in a fun informal context – no experience is necessary.

The theme of our workshop is ‘collections’.  We want to know: What do you collect? Why? How do you display and present your collections? You can come to the workshop with a collection of your own, or create one from the materials we provide.

The work you make will help give us an insight into a new play we are creating, set in Gillingham about a girl who has a collection of her own which she obsessively tends…

If you are curious to find out how a new play is made, or how a set designer works with a writer and director, come along to LV21!

The Script Club project has received seed funding from the House Theatre Greenhouse programme.

1-3pm | The Art of the Magic Lantern – Storytelling workshop for teenagers


Artists Frog Morris and Nicole Mollett use repurposed pre-cinema projection equipment to tell tall tales and conjure up fantastical visions of Kent in days gone by. Join the artists to make a series of contemporary fables using photographic slides and help construct a site-specific story, which reflects local issues old and new.

Participants also have a chance to take part in a public magic lantern performance onboard LV21 Saturday 29 November 7.30pm featuring work created during this workshop.

The Art of Magic Lantern is funded by Arts Council England.

Both workshops are FREE but places are limited. You can attend just one or both workshops.
To book your place please email or call 07788 413664.
Or just drop by and step onboard to see the exhibition and look around the ship.

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.



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