Drop-in Discussion : Great Flood of 1953
On Saturday night the 31st January and Sunday morning the 1st of February, 1953, a great flood devastated Scotland, England, Belgium and the Netherlands. In Essex, the flood caused the deaths of 120 people. On Canvey Island, thirteen thousand people were evacuated and fifty-nine people died.
Artist-in-Residence Lucia Dove invites you to a informal meet-up to share memories, first-hand accounts, and to hear from those who have also creatively responded to the flood in order to grasp an understanding of how it has affected the local consciousness.
The hall is fully accessible and refreshments will be available.
For more information, please email Lucia via firstname.lastname@example.org
Lucia Dove’s project, a work of creative non-fiction comprising historical analysis, poetry and photography, explores the common cultural memory and landscape between Essex and the Netherlands in relation to the great flood of 1953.