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The Radiophonic Institute Presents:

Which sounds are worth saving? What, or whose sounds might we not hear in 2122?

This special event from Matthew Herbert’s Radiophonic Institute is the culmination of a yearlong exploration of the sounds of the Thames Estuary. It will present the world premiere of Estuary Sound Ark: an ambitious and adventurous collaborative sound work made through collecting public submissions from across the area.

Co-designed by ten young people, and formed from 1000’s of individual sounds, this unique project explores the importance of sound – and its critical and identifiable connections with time and place.

Hosted by Matthew Herbert, and featuring Oram Awards winner NikNak and Magz Hall, join us for a night of sound, music, discussion, DJing and performance.

Estuary Sound Ark has been co-commissioned by Creative Estuary

Estuary Sound Ark

Sat 1 October


ART31 takes its name from Article 31 of the UN Convention on the Rights of a Child, which states that ‘Children have the right to relax and play, and to join in a wide range of cultural, artistic and other recreational activities’.

ART31 is a vision created with, by, and for young people in Kent, championing the belief that all children and young people have an entitlement to access high quality arts and culture, to empower them to achieve their creative potential, and to genuinely engage young people as equal partners in any decision making that affects them.

The ART31 Youth Board is made up of young people from across Kent aged 13-25 who steer its governance, and influence policy and practice across the county and beyond, challenging the creative sector to examine existing ways of working and integrate young people into the core of their practice.

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