Be part of Natasha Davis’ Estuary Stories

A photo of Historic Dockyard in Chatham. In the foreground is the River Medway with a walkway to the left. The buildings of the Dockyard stretch from right to left. The sky is blue with wispy clouds and the sun is low in the sky.
Chatham Dockyard (2017) by Alex Liivet. Photo used under the Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication

We’re working with artist Natasha Davis who is inviting anyone with memories of Medway to be part of her 20-minute film ‘Estuary Stories’ that will be shown as part of the 2021 Estuary Festival.

Estuary Stories’ is recorded in the secret corners of Chatham and the dockyard, to encounter moments of laughter, loss, kindness and new beginnings, shared by your neighbours – old and new.


How can I be part of ‘Estuary Stories’?

Natasha is looking for people who have stories and memories about the dockyard or of Chatham itself.

She needs six people with a sense of adventure of all ages and backgrounds to share their stories and develop ideas together. 

You can choose how you’d like to take part. 

You can either share;

  • A story – either something that happened to you or someone you know/in your family.
  • A memory
  • Photos or video
  • Audio – maybe you played gigs in Chatham in your younger days

What you share can be recent or way back in your family’s history.

You don’t need any interest in art or film, just willing to share your stories and take part in a few meetings. 

What will happen in the meetings?

The meetings will be online or over the phone. They may also have a playful and gentle activity to spark your imagination. 

Don’t worry though – Natasha can talk to you about this beforehand if you have any questions or worries about the process.


What will happen after that?

Natasha will then edit what you’ve shared to create short episodes to mix with her own visuals in the film.

The finished film will premiere on the evening of Saturday 5th June online along with a conversation with the audience.  


Sounds great – how do I contact Natasha?

You can contact Natasha to take part, or if you have any questions about the project by;

  • Email: 
  • Phone 07947 482248 

When you get in touch, tell Natasha your name, a little about yourself and why you would like to get involved. 


How can I find out more about the art Natasha makes?

To find out more about Natasha’s art you can watch a similar film on Vimeo that she made recently with a small group of people in Stockton.


Book your ticket to watch Natasha Davis’ Estuary Stories with a Q&A with Natasha and film contributors on Eventbrite.

Image shows the Estuary 2021 Associated Programme logo

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