The Silk of 1000 Spiders

A unique, immersive performance event at Fort Luton – Chatham’s extraordinary, forgotten Victorian land fort.

Spanning over 150 years of local history, ‘The Silk of 1000 Spiders’ was inspired by the true stories of Chatham’s immigrants and invisible labour force who shaped our landscape and lives.

From the sailors, convicts and workhouse inmates who helped build Fort Luton, to today’s migrant workers, ‘The Silk of 1000 Spiders’ explored and brought to light Medway’s untold stories and forgotten lives.

This spectacular show featured original live choral music and a large-scale community ensemble to create an unforgettable theatrical experience.

Funded by Arts Council England with additional support from Medway Council’s Arts Development Team.

NB: Moving Roots – A feedback letter from Medway Council’s Arts Development Team is available here: Silk of 1000 Spiders – Arts Team Reflections for ACE Report.

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