An Island Nation is a brand new project from Francesca Millican-Slater, in early stages of development. It was pitched at China Plate's Bite Size Festival in October 2017 at Warwick Arts Centre. Further development will take place across 2018.


We are an island nation, surrounded by water that has been our protector and our isolator throughout history.


I'm going to swim to Europe and back in municipal pools, talking to people who swim inland about what it means to Brexit, investigating who we are as an island nation of inland swimmers as we set sail to leave a union behind. And then I will tell you about the people I meet, the stories I hear and the swimmers I find.

Film and images by Rachel Bunce