The tide came in.

Towards Motney Hill
Towards Motney Hill

I am delighted to have three pictures currently on show as part of the Tidal Flow exhibition, which opened yesterday the 9th May 2009 at the Visitors Centre, Riverside Country Park, Lower Rainham, Medway, Kent.

Closely following Phil Dillon’s Exposure exhibition at the Brook Theatre this is the 4th Medway Eyes event to be held. The theme of the exhibition is the stretch of the River Medway as it runs from Allington Lock near Maidstone, up and out to the  Thames Estuary at Garrison Point, and through into the Swale until it meets the sea at Seasalter.  The pictures are displayed beautifully. The range of photographs show off the riverside from may different perspectives. They tell a layered story of the Medway and Swale covering the urban flow, the wildlife, the scenic wonders and the neglected creeks and inlets.

The opening day events were  family friendly and the weather was on our side.  Till the afternoon a small crowd of collaborators , allies and friends gathered together on the grass under the spring sunshine in the Visitors Centre gardens enjoying a picnic whilst the kids could  run around and play. Very good to see everyone there. Some familiar faces and others that I hope will become more familiar over time.

At 2pm the exodus to The Barge was relaxed but with intent. Once again local musicians stepped  up in support and delivered nearly six hours of great live music and entertainment. Everyone who was there including the landlord and staff of The Barge was completely in tune with the day, it was a fantastic afternoon.

Some family favourites played including the Archie Wah Wahs, Ben Jones, Didi Bergman and of course Phil Dillon. A couple of performers I’d not seen before. Aquitaine Progression played. Completely amazed by the vocals. Solid solid act – a very tight set. So pleased to have come across Falling Lucid.  Totally off my allbeit modest radar up until yesterday. Alex plays guitar, and Lauren sings and *just is* on the stage. Mesmerising melodies and rhythms with a unique vocal performance, thoughtful lyrics and stylistic delivery. Love it. Can’t wait to see them again.

Falling Lucid @ The Barge 09/05/2009
Falling Lucid @ The Barge 09/05/2009

The exhibition is free.

It runs until the 22nd May 2009 extended to the 29th May 2009

and is open Monday to Saturday 10am – 4pm .