Saturday 21st July
Walk from Tilbury Town to Tilbury Port with a giant docket puppet, followed by Teatro Container’s ‘la Cocina Publica’ – a community feast!
Join us on the final Thurrock 100 Recipes walk to Tilbury Cruise Terminal. Starting at Tilbury Station we will walk to the Clock Tower in the Civic Square to meet the Tilbury Docker, a 4 metre high puppet, and 50 costumed carnival dancers, before ‘Dancing with the Docker’ down to Tilbury Port.
The walk on Saturday 21 July coincides with an Open Day at the Port of Tilbury. As part of the day, Chilean arts organisation Teatro Container, on their UK Premier tour, will be cooking a community feast in La Cocina Publica, their Public Kitchen. The mobile kitchen is built inside a shipping container: it offers a place to tell stories, share moments and memories and collectively discover, rediscover and appreciate food.
Teatro Container will work in the kitchen with community groups around Tilbury prior to the event to devise a menu, drawing together local recipes and foods. There are many fun ways to get involved so you can play an active role in the celebration and really earn your seat at the table! More info about the community workshops 16-19 July.
All the stories, songs, recipes and food will be shared with everyone on the big feast day 21 July. We are very excited to share this with you – come and be part of the day.
Walk – Tilbury Town to Port – Dancing with the Docker!
- Registration: 10.15 a.m
- Walk starts: 10.30 a.m
- Meet: Tilbury Train Station, Tilbury RM18 7BJ
- 12 noon: meet the Tilbury Docker puppet and carnival dancers then join the parade from the Town to the Tilbury Cruise Terminal
Walk ends 1.30 p.m
Duration: 3 hours
Distance: Approx 2.25 miles
Walk Leaders: Yolande Simmons and Phil Edgar
All Thurrock 100 walks are free to join.
This booking link is for the WALK ONLY, please reserve your place at the feast separately (below).
Community Feast 1.30-3.30pm
The Community Feast with Teatro Container takes place 1.30 – 3.30 p.m at the end of the Tilbury Town to Port walk in the Tilbury Cruise Terminal (London International Cruise Terminal, Ferry Road, Tilbury, RM18 7DL)
You don’t have to complete the walk in order to join the feast, but you do need to reserve your place via the Eventbrite link below.
The feast is free to attend.
- 1.30 – 3.30 p.m. Join Teatro Container, Chilean Theatre Company, and the local community in a celebratory feast.
This booking link is for the feast ONLY, please reserve your place at the walk separately (above).
See the route map for the walk here:
Nearest Train Station: Tilbury Train Station
This walk is initially road then enters Benfleet Downs with managed footpaths of sand, stone and gravel. There are some hill climbs and uneven surfaces. The walk is accessible for wheelchairs and pushchairs.
Thurrock 100 walks are of different lengths and on different terrain. Some are mainly on footpaths, and others mainly on footpaths where ground may be uneven. If this walk doesn’t suit you, there is probably another one that will.
You need to choose walks within your capabilities; the walk leaders are experienced but must take your word that you are sufficiently fit for the grade of walk you have chosen.
Walk leaders will be at the start of the walk regardless of the weather. In the unlikely event of any unforeseen circumstances, Kinetika reserve the right to change or cancel a walk and/or performance. Please check the website regularly for any updates or follow us on Twitter or Facebook.
Due care has been exercised in organising the walks, however Kinetika, the funders and associated partners of the project cannot accept liability for loss, accident or injury caused to any person following the routes. Participants under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
What to bring
Please ensure that you are properly equipped for all walks. The weather can be unpredictable so bring waterproof clothing and/or sun hats and sun cream – it’s best to be prepared for everything!
Walking boots/shoes are recommended, but otherwise please wear suitable and comfortable footwear- best to leave open-toe sandals or high heels at home. Make sure you bring a packed lunch, if necessary, and plenty to drink.
We will be taking photographs and video of this event to promote and celebrate the project in print and online. If you do not give consent to be photographed or filmed, that’s absolutely fine, please let a member of the Kinetika team know on the day.
Download the flyer for Thurrock 100 Recipes 2018 here: Thurrock 100 Recipes 2018 flyer