From rolling hills, to industrial mills, to the remains of Roman villages, The Darent Valley tells an inspiring story of adaptability and resilience. Once hailed an ‘earthly paradise’ it now faces a new challenge: keeping up with a climate that is changing at faster pace than ever before. Join us as we step outside to reconnect with this wild and wonderful piece of landscape and explore its stories, histories and transformations with fresh eyes.
Living Landscapes is a diverse programme of events and activities that encourage you to look at the Darent Valley through a creative lens and discover new ways of animating and interpreting the landscape. Take part in a creative workshop, or journey down our narrative walking trails. Interact with local talks and exhibitions or get stuck in with building a community art installation. Join communities from Sevenoaks to Dartford as we create new artworks that raise awareness about important stories of the valley.
You can begin your creative exploration now by requesting a FRAME craft-pack from The Darent Valley Landscape Partnership Scheme and constructing your very own ecological-picture frame at home. Keep an eye on the DVLPS events calendar and social media channels for other upcoming opportunities and events.