LV21 // ART // CULTURE // EDUCATION // HERITAGE // PERFORMANCE // VENUE // doing things different


LV21 is a historic, 40 metre steel-hulled lightship transformed into a floating art space and performance facility.
We are creative consultants and practitioners working with a broad range of clients and partners.
We devise, deliver and document art, culture, education and heritage projects.

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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Wayne Hemingway

Hemingway on LV21

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…


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LV21 on East Goodwin Station c.1974

Service History

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…

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LV21 Services & Facilities
LV21 Facilities and Services

Who Are We?

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, aim high 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.

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Lookout 21 | Residency #02

A short film documenting the second Lookout 21 residency with artists Wendy Daws and Underground Pearl working with the Kent Autistic Trust. For more information about the Lookout project please visit

Lookout 21 | Residency #01

A short film documenting the first Lookout 21 residency with Radio Arts and LV21’s radio expert Colin Turner aka G3VTT. For more information about the Lookout project please visit