Shorelines 2013 was curated by acclaimed writer Rachel Lichtenstein and took place in various outdoor and indoor venues at the heart of the fishing community of Leigh-on-sea on the banks of Thames Estuary, at the point where it officially becomes ‘open sea’.
Highlights in 2013 included: multi-award winning nature writer Robert Macfarlane; Mercury Award winning folk singer Sam Lee; cult pop historian Travis Elborough; Man Booker shortlisted Deborah Levy; a mixed-media installation The SeaWomen of Korea by Greek artist Mikhail Karikis; award winning author and broadcaster Philip Hoare; noir crime fiction author Cathi Unsworth; a multi-media performance of Swandown with Iain Sinclair, artist Andrew Kötting & musician Jem Finer; French-Norwegian writer and artist Caroline Bergvall with DRIFT; an afternoon of readings and talks by contemporary non-fiction writers exploring the unique landscape of the Thames Estuary, including Ken WorpoleJules Pretty, Rachel Lichtenstein and Greek-based writer Julian HoffmanJane Dolby from the The Fishwives Choir; local author Syd Moore; an alternative audio walk exploring historical tales from the Estuary by US artist and writer Justin Hopper; films; writing workshops for both children and adults and much more.
For a full programme of events and documentation of Shorelines 2013 click here.