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Cohesion+ presents: Fusion Festival 2018 | Launch event Access by invitation only More info soon.Find out more »
Join the crew on shore at the Fusion Festival in Gravesend Town Centre. Enjoy street arts, music and dance, and make your own festival souvenir to take home. For further information: www.cohesionplus.comFind out more »
Saturday 14 July | 12-5pm | FREE Join artists and performers for the 1st ever Fringe Festival aboard and around LV21. Enjoy a range of Circus themed creative and participatory workshops and performances. Encounter curious street artists, try out tightwire walking and aerial acrobatics, join in song and dance, and build your very own Flea Circus. Fringe line-up 12pm-5pm ‘Have a Go’ drop-in workshops (limited places for scheduled sessions allocated on first come first served basis | please check the…Find out more »
Saturday 4 – Sunday 5 August | Waterfront Weekend 12-3pm | Free creative activity on shore 3-5pm | Tickets £5.50 for live performances aboard the ship Daisy Farris Dance Collective presents THE GREAT THAMES DISASTER | 3-5pm A glorious day trip ends in tragedy. The story of The Great Thames Disaster unfolds through dance and physical theatre as the audience is taken on the final voyage of The SS Princess Alice in 1878.The fate of the passengers is revealed in…Find out more »
Saturday 18 August | 12-4pm | FREE Open Day Come aboard for this annual event to explore the vessel and find out more about the fascinating history of lighthouses and lightships around the world. Soldering and radio workshop | 11am-2pm Book a soldering and radio workshop with our radio room resident and morse code expert Colin Turner (G3VTT) - £5 contribution payable on the day. This workshop is aimed specifically for creative practitioners who would like to learn the basic…Find out more »
There’s a lot to see and do aboard LV21 during the Heritage Open Days event! This year, in recognition of the centenary of the Universal Suffrage Act, there will be hundreds of HODs events taking place on the theme of ‘Extraordinary Women’ – focusing on both well-known and less celebrated women. Join the crew and tour the decks. Discover the ship's history, from a floating navigation aid with a crew of seven designed to guide mariners at sea, to her…Find out more »
Kevin, King of Egypt by Rob Gee | Oct 5th | £7.50 Comic, poet and ex-psychiatric nurse Rob Gee presents a fifty-minute solo show, followed by either a Q and A and/or a performance of poems, the selection of which is requested by the audience. Escaped psychiatric patient Kevin Haggerty is not pleased about his diagnosis, even less pleased about being on a section of the Mental Health Act and distinctly upset about being told he is not the reincarnation…Find out more »
A new play exploring the links between homelessness issues and prison. Pay whatever you can afford to enjoy the performance and meet the writer, visual artist and activist for prison reform - as well as a former prisoner himself - Dean Stalham to find out more about his work exploring the question of ‘can the arts prevent ex-prisoners from re-offending?'Find out more »
Fri 7th December | 7-10pm | Tickets £5 | Licensed bar Special Screening of Wakeful by artist Anne Robinson with live score performed by Breathing Space Collective | Running time 45 min Come aboard to a unique Christmas Party at Sea! Enjoy a special site-specific film screening of Wakeful, a new film accompanied by a live score from the fabulous Breathing Space sound collective with special guest Richard Wilson of the legendary Bow Gamelan and one of the creators of…Find out more »
Sat 8th December | Open Day | 10.30am-12.30pm & 2-4.30pm Please note that access to the ship is closed during high tide (approx. 12.30-2pm, dependant on weather conditions) FREE | Family-friendly | Suitable for all ages | Under 16s must be accompanied by a responsible adult | Licensed bar No need to book, just step aboard! Yuletide ashore is a jolly time of the year for families and friends to get together. But how about those working at sea, spending…Find out more »
*Under 16 year olds must be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times aboard LV21 unless otherwise agreed with the organisers.
*Access onboard the ship is via steep staircases. Please wear flat, non-slip shoes.
*No smoking (including electronic cigarettes) and no alcohol permitted onboard the ship.
*Opening times may vary dependent on tide and weather conditions.
Contact us if you would like to discuss access restrictions in more detail.