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23 Submarines

Submarine Wreck23 Submarines is inspired by the three wrecks of World War I submarines, which lie on the banks of the River Medway.

One emerged only recently after heavy storms in 2013. Research revealed that a further 23 submarines were originally abandoned, the rest having disappeared – possibly submerged entirely into the mud.

The project will explore this story and other found objects through three strands:

The project is lead by Medway Libraries in partnership with Icon Theatre, an award winning local theatre company; LV21, a historic lightship and cultural space, Dan Simpson, Canterbury Festival Poet Laureate 2013-14 and supported by Medway Council Arts Development Team.

See the full schedule of workshops and exhibitions.