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In light of the recent advice from the Government, please note that ‘T100 Calling’ walking festival is postponed until Sept 2020.

T100 Calling is 12-27 September 2020 

There are lots of ways to be involved with the T100 walking festival 2020!

We are particularly keen to hear from you if you can help with:

  • Leading a walk 
  • Collecting of materials to make mandalas, including anyone that grows their own produce within 15 miles of Purfleet-on-Thames
  • Creative people to help make mandalas

We’d love to invite you to join the group of T100 Volunteers and share your ideas!

To find out more contact Katie Beadle:

The theme this year is T100 Calling which is a call to action in response to the climate emergency and an opportunity for communities across Thurrock and Southend to make change in their local area. 

A key element of this year’s festival will be the beautiful site-specific mandalas created from specially collected items. 

If you want to join in from home, you can find out how to download the May Mandala activity packs here

We were encouraging people to share their designs in our T100 Walking Arts Facebook Group during May 2020, but you can download the pack and complete it at your own speed any time.

Kinetika will welcome visiting artist Therese Muskus to lead the design and making of the mandalas at the festival but to make them as spectacular as possible we are asking local people for their help, both in collecting materials and also to take part in the mandala-making alongside Therese.

Key dates are below which will be linked together with daily walks focusing on creativity, health and wellbeing and the making of mini-mandalas.


May Mandala pack 3

Sun Sept 13: Shoeburyness Beach 

  • Theme: Tide Turning
  • Mandala materials: natural materials e.g. flowers, cockle shells.

We will be making a beach mandala exploring themes around respect for the Earth and the natural landscape in which we live, climate change, coastal erosion and flooding.

Sat 19 Sept: Grays Beach

  • Theme: Spring Clean
  • Mandala materials: Plastic

Using plastic that has been taken out of the Thames by local litter picking group, working in partnership with Thames 21, we will create our mandala whilst performances from local groups take place as part of the Thurrock Festival. 

Sun 20 Sept: Tilbury Foreshore

  • Theme: Make Do and Mend
  • Mandala materials: Ceramics and other foreshore gems.

Reclaiming public space, making a glistening mandala from ceramics and glass collected form the foreshore.

Sat 26 Sept: Little Belhus Country Park 

  • Theme: Renewal
  • Mandala materials: Recycled bricks, concrete, cement

Working with Rural Arisings on the creation of a new insect habitat using recycled brick, concrete and cement, to make a permanent mandala on a capped landfill site that is being transformed into a country park. It will become the basis of a new rock garden and will be designed with support from the local school and community.

Sun 27 Sept: High House Production Park, Purfleet-on-Thames

  • Theme: Grow Your Own
  • Mandala materials: Local produce

Working with the Royal Opera House Community Chorus, local community and in partnership with developers PCRL, we will be curating a celebratory event focused on the theme of sustainable communities, including food production and distribution. The mandala will be made from produce, locally grown within a 15mile radius of Purfleet-on-Thames.

Meeting Venue (when we are allowed to meet up in person once more!)

  • Kinetika Studio, 119 Artists’ Studios, High House Production Park, Artisan Way, Off Purfleet Bypass, Purfleet-on-Thames, Essex RM19 1AS

Download: Directions to Kinetika

There will be meetings at other venues too, so please check before travelling.


Project Coordinator Katie Beadle:

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T100 Walking Festival 2019 at Village Green in Southend

T100 Walking Festival 2019 at Village Green in Southend, photo credit Mike Johnston

Thanks to our funders and partners

Thurrock 100 would like to extend a huge thank you to its funders and delivery partners. T100 Calling is part of Totally Thames 2020