Alongside our co-commission Tales from the Thames, we worked with Arts Outburst and local sound designer Andy Smart to capture local stories from communities who live along the South Essex Thames Estuary.
Dear Thames… is a collection of local voices, real people who live and work along the Thames, telling their own tales of the area, celebrating both the peculiarity of its history and its uniqueness.
Over 5 hours of audio recordings were captured from five of the communities the tour visited and distilled into nine action-packed minutes!
Featuring: Ken Branch, Sue Branch, Emily Davison, Gary Easley, Alfie Fay, Isabelle Gardner, Richard Gilbody, Julie Heap, Lee Jarvis, Angelica Kholia, Maureen Lawson, Tracey Luck, Loris Osborne, Maggie Pollock, Amelie Roberts, David Savage, Megan Symons, Rachel Tarrant, Jeff Wakefield, Justin Wall, James Willett, Wendy Wright
Lead Facilitator: Marcia Carr
Sound Designer: Andy Smart
Delivery Partner: Arts Outburst
Producer: James Watson
June - August 2021