The Inspired Palmer Landscapes project plays a key role within the entire scheme and is being delivered in communities across the DVLPS area.

It is an exciting and engaging creative project working with communities to explore, reveal and celebrate the stories of individual places and local landscapes of the Darent Valley. Creative and engaging workshop events will draw together communities and individuals to investigate the history that has shaped the Darent Valley and created the sense of place for their part of it. Stories will be communicated through a variety of creative forms such as poetry, prose and artwork, inspired by Samuel Palmer’s connection with the valley.

This project will culminate in a celebration event in spring / summer 2021 to enable the wider community to enjoy and learn about the Darent Valley’s heritage and celebrate their own heritage connections to the landscape.

Phase 1 of the project has now ended but the gallery below showcases some of the artist-led workshops delivered to school and the wider community and pieces created. There will be opportunities to be involved in phase 2 of the Inspired Palmer Landscapes project which is commencing soon.


Kent Downs logo
Lottery Heritage fund logo
Interreg SCAPE logo
Interreg ICAReS logo
Interreg ICAReS logo