LV21 is a unique venue with an individual and distinct identity, one of the area’s prime platforms for cultural activities across diverse artistic disciplines.
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Design entrepreneur Wayne Hemingway adds his support to the LV21 project.
“The Lightship Project seems to hit all the right spots. It sustainably brings back to life an iconic piece of local heritage and in doing so provides a home and venue for the local creative industries…
Built in 1963 Light Vessel 21 is a unique 40 metre steel-hulled lightship, the last of the renowned Philip & Son’s ships to be commissioned by Trinity House.
LV21 saw most of her service off the Kent coast on the Varne, East Goodwin and Channel stations. In 1981 she was involved in the worst Light Vessel collision in which the Lightvessel had survived. She was retired from service in 2008…
We’re a couple of experienced and award winning creative professionals, delivering arts management, consultancy and creative documentation services to both the private and public sector. We think big, we’re ambitious and have a track record of getting things done, well.
If you’d like to talk to us about hiring our skills, or if you are interested in booking LV21 for an event or performance, please get in touch.
Look About is a two-year mapping and collecting project led by Portsmouth based artist/geologist Jon Adams in response to Accentuate and the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad in the South East of England. This film documents Jon Adams’ residency onboard Light Vessel 21.
Iron Gym is a University of Kent led participatory public art project combining heritage sites and artefacts with sporting activities. The project aims to connect past with present while interpreting cultural heritage in a novel manner.
LV21 is a 40 metre steel-hulled lightship transformed into a floating arts and performance space. As well as providing a unique and characterful environment for a wide range of activities and events, the crew at LV21 specialise in arts consultancy, project management and creative documentation.
We have a wealth of experience, have had national and international press coverage and have won a few awards along the way. If you have an idea and want to work with us, get in touch.
We look forward to hearing from you.