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    Kinetika newsletter out now!

    Here is the latest news from the Kinetika team.  ...

    On March 8, 2018 / By
  • Thurrock 100 Recipes 2018

    Thurrock 100 Recipes 2018 – save the date

    The wonderfully popular Thurrock 100 festival will return for its fourth year with a focus on the rich diversity of local recipes! Dates for the diary are: 13-22 July 2018. ...

    On March 6, 2018 / By
  • Beecroft Exhibition invite

    All welcome to opening night of Silk River exhibition 6th March

    *Update* Due to adverse weather, the official opening of the Silk River exhibition has been delayed until Tues 6th March 6-8pm. ...

    On February 21, 2018 / By
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    Tilbury Carnival Dance Workshop

    22nd Feb 2018 – a free carnival dance workshop for Tilbury! This is a new addition to the series of workshops at Tilbury Cruise Terminal that will shape its future and rejuvenate Tilbury Carnival. Book your places quick, this is a really rare opportunity for local Tilbury dance students and teachers to work with Jeanefer Jean Charles!  And you get to have ...

    On February 10, 2018 / By
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    Thurrock 100 newsletter out now!

    Thurrock 100 has been a bit quiet since the event finished last year, but here is the latest round of news for 2018. Get the full newsletter HERE or click the image.   ...

    On January 29, 2018 / By
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    Laying the Keel workshops – Tilbury

    Join Kinetika and the Tilbury on the Thames Trust for a series of workshops to shape the long term plans for Tilbury Cruise Terminal and the rejuvenation of the Tilbury Carnival. ...

    On January 24, 2018 / By
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    Thurrock 100 Stories: The Book!

    ORDER YOUR COPY HERE. As part of the ‘Thurrock 100 Stories’ project Kinetika gathered 100 stories about local history.  The stories were collected by writer Laura Trevail, and 100 corresponding silk flags were designed by Artistic Director Ali Pretty and artist Jacci Todd. All 100 stories and the flags that illustrate them have been collected in the colourful, beautifully-produced book, along with historical ...

    On January 1, 2018 / By
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    It’s a Wrap 2017!

    The much-anticipated third year of the Thurrock 100 walking festival started on Friday 7th July in Horndon on the Hill and built to a well- attended finale on Sunday 9th July at Coalhouse Fort which provided the perfect natural amphitheatre. Thurrock’s Mayor, Cllr Tunde Ojetola and Stephen Metcalfe MP took part and were treated to performances re-telling tales of Thurrock’s most notorious ...

    On July 11, 2017 / By
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    Thurrock 100 Tales Photo Gallery

    Here are a selection of the best photos from Thurrock 100 Tales 2017! Photos from all years are also to be found on the GALLERY PAGE. Thurrock 100 Tales 7-9th July 2017.  All photos by Mike Johnston. ...

    On July 9, 2017 / By
  • New for 2017


    Specially Designed Costumes! Fabulous costumes for the performances are currently being designed by Kinetika and students of South Essex College on the Costume Construction Degree, based at High House Production Park. The characters of the show with specially designed and constructed costumes are: Il Dottore as William Green –  the lead character in “The Forger’s Tale”, played by Sarah Flavio as Tomas Bata the ...

    On May 18, 2017 / By
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    New for 2017


    New for 2017! In 2017 the walking festival included the exciting addition of specially dramatised local stories and songs performed by the Complete Commedia Company. Amongst others, there were tales of Forgers, Shoemakers and what happened at Cash’s Well, all told in the irreverent comedy style of La Commedia dell’Arte with a very Thurrock flavour. Photos from the performances can be found on ...

    On April 19, 2017 / By
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    Characters of Commedia Dell’Arte

    What is Commedia Dell’Arte? Originating in Renaissance Italy, but achieving popularity across Europe, Commedia Dell’Arte is a special type of improvised comedy. It involves stock characters – comic servants, young lovers, self-important pedants and soldiers – each one recognisable by stylised costumes, masks and exaggerated gestures. Troupes of Italian players may have travelled through London in the 16th century, and Shakespeare drew ...

    On April 19, 2017 / By
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    More News – Thurrock 100 2017

    More details of the Thurrock 100 2017 programme have just been announced. All 2017 walk details and locations can be found HERE. Local arts organisation Kinetika is delighted to announce that the Thurrock 100 walking festival will return in 2017 as Thurrock 100 Tales.  The walking festival will take place over 7-9th July 2017 in a number of locations around Thurrock, with ...

    On April 3, 2017 / By
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    IT’S A WRAP!

    THURROCK 100 STORIES PROJECT ENDS WITH MASS PERFORMANCE AT COALHOUSE FORT 1700 PEOPLE TAKE PART IN 21 WALKS OVER 10 DAYS MORE THAN 3,000 PARTICIPATE IN PROJECT OVERALL This year’s Thurrock 100 Stories project ended on Sunday with a colourful mass performance by over 100 Thurrock schoolchildren from across the borough who used the 100 batik silk flags created in the course of ...

    On July 19, 2016 / By
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    100 Stories

    Interactive Story App   Over the past three months, artists Laura Trevail and Jacci Todd have been working with communities and schools all over Thurrock to collect 100 great stories about Thurrock, and we’re pleased to be able to share the first of them here. Click the button above to enter, and then click on the pins in the map to find ...

    On June 24, 2016 / By
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    Festival Finale!

    On Sunday 17 July at 1:00pm, more than 150 students from 11 Thurrock schools will come together in a spectacular finale at Coalhouse Fort. The young people have been working with the leading choreographer Jeanefer Jean-Charles, one of the London 2012 dance directors, to create their own dance ‘greeting’ using all the Thurrock 100 Stories flags.  Please do join us for this fantastic and colourful event! You ...

    On June 23, 2016 / By
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    2016 Walking Festival

    Thurrock 100 2016 was a walking festival with a difference – 10 days of walks and talks exploring Thurrock’s rich (and sometimes forgotten) heritage as told through 100 stories that you could meet along the way. This year’s walks ranged from 1 mile to 12, from gentle evening rambles to more strenuous weekend hikes, with 21 walks of different lengths, durations and difficulty, plus ...

    On May 3, 2016 / By
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    Opportunity for media students – closes Monday!

    We’re offering a limited number of students the opportunity to work on Thurrock 100 Stories as part of a small digital team that will be given practical advice and experience on how to learn use film, photography and audio recording in a real-world context, and how social media can be used to expand the reach of live projects to a bigger local, national and even international audience. Training, ...

    On April 7, 2016 / By
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    Thurrock 100 Stories launched today

    Purfleet-based arts organisation Kinetika today visited Chadwell St Mary Primary School to launch its new creative community project, THURROCK 100 STORIES, which has been funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) and Arts Council England. The company is calling for local people of all ages to get involved in a variety of different ways. THURROCK 100 STORIES aims to collect 100 great ...

    On March 15, 2016 / By
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    Arts Council England supports Thurrock 100 Stories

    Kinetika is very pleased to announce today that Arts Council England has pledged its support for the Thurrock 100 Stories project. The Arts Council funding is in addition to a grant already secured from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) and means that the company will be able to work with schoolchildren and Thurrock residents on an additional creative project to complement the heritage ...

    On February 26, 2016 / By