Walk 6 – A stroll around Bata then on to Coalhouse Fort Sunday 9th July 1pm
THE COBBLER’S TALE
Revolution, Rebellion and Rambling in BATA
Moravian magnanimous magnate turns Tilbury East Tycoon!
Tomas Bata’s inspirational ambitions for the East of Thurrock echo contemporary events in this animated stroll around the Bata estate within this surprising example of East European Modernist architecture.
A narrated stroll telling the real story of Tomas Bata is shadowed by The Complete Commedia Company’s comic reinvention. The walk continues around the Seawall with its duck ramps and views across the Thames.
Finish at the Victorian Coalhouse Fort rebuilt by General Gordon to repel invaders coming up the Thames, and then enjoy the Thurrock 100 Tales finale event inside the Fort (please book separately for the finale HERE)
These walks are of different lengths and on different terrain. Some are mainly on footpaths, and other mainly on footpaths where ground may be uneven.
Download our map here and use the colour coding so that you can decide if a route will be suitable for you.
- Walk starts: 1pm
- Meet: Bata War Memorial, St Margaret’s Road, RM18 8RH
- Performance starts: 1.40pm
- Performance ends: 2pm
- Walk ends: 3.40pm, Coalhouse Fort, RM18 8QD
Distance: 3.2 miles
Walk Leader: tbc
Whilst we endeavour to make all our walks as safe and enjoyable as possible, any walk attended is done so at your own risk. Click here to see our tips and recommendations!
About Thurrock 100
In 2016, with the support of the Heritage Lottery Fund and Arts Council England, Kinetika collected stories and conversations about Thurrock and its history in the Thurrock 100 Stories book.
This year, Thurrock 100 is performing some of those stories on location using The Complete Commedia Company’s irreverent comic style.
The stories will be performed as part of a walking tour over three days in one weekend. The Thurrock characters and their stories have been linked by location and woven together to create a narrative which is led by one of the principal characters from the book.
With masks by Strangeface, costumes by students from SEC and original scripts and songs by The Complete Commedia Company, Thurrock 100 Tales is a celebration of Thurrock, its places and its people.
Thurrock 100 is a Kinetika project.