river darent and darent valley workshop 12th october 2019
The River Darent rises near Westerham in Kent, flows along the Darent Valley until it flows into the Thames near Dartford. Once one of the country’s premier chalk streams, it fell victim to the demand in the 18th and 19th centuries for water power and later to water abstraction to provide water to the towns and villages along its banks. This culminated in parts of the river drying out in the summer of 1989. Since then, the efforts of the Environment Agency and local pressure groups has restored the river’s fortunes, however there are reviewed threats to the river arising from government pressure to build new homes in North and West Kent. I’m currently engaged in a long term project centred around the river
Based at Lullingstone Country Park, this one day workshop will explore some of the more picturesque locations on and around the river.
Starting with a briefing at Lullingstone we will travel by car to photograph a number of different locations during the day. In the late afternoon we will return to Lullingstone for a gentle critique of some of the day’s images. Each attendee will be invited to submit an image from the day to be turned into an A3 art print
As the workshop is being held in October we are likely to be able to capture some beautiful autumn colours.
The cost of the workshop is £89.00 per person.
Scroll down to see some of my images of the river and the valley.
River Flows video filmed on the Darent
Images from the Darent Project