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T100 2019 – Welcome to the Kitchen Table 5-20 July

Renowned outdoor arts company Kinetika is once again inviting Thurrock communities to join them in exploring the local area on the T100 walking festival which in 2019 will explore Thurrock’s varied heritage through shared recipes and personal stories

Building on T100 Recipes 2018, we will continue the theme of learning about each other, our stories and our heritage through sharing food and recipes.

Following on from 2018’s T100 with its theme of food, 2019’s festival is entitled Welcome to the Kitchen Table. It will encompass a series of 15 days of walks across Thurrock, along the Thames Estuary and in Kent, and end with a colourful event at Tilbury Cruise Terminal on 20 July.

The T100 Thurrock walks begin on Saturday 6 July with a walk from Grays to Purfleet with a shared picnic at the end. Four further walks occur in Thurrock over the course of the festival:

  • 7 July – Purfleet to intu Lakeside,
  • 8 July – Lakeside to Bulphan/Orsett via Davy Down and Chafford Gorges,
  • 10 July – Chadwell to East Tilbury and the final walk of the festival,
  • 20 July – Gravesend to Tilbury Cruise Terminal via Tilbury Town. This walk will end with the finale event at Tilbury Cruise Terminal.

At each walk there will be sharing of food, recipes, stories and drawings and opportunities for reflection, exchange and creativity.

A programme of creative community workshops in April to June will produce bespoke tablecloths, Kitchen Table products and a T100 Recipe Book.

Things might still change as we continue to plan, but all the current proposed dates and locations are at the bottom of the page.

Call out for volunteer walk leaders

Anyone interested in reccying and leading a walk during the festival is invited to email jo@kinetika.co.uk to find out more.

Help with all routes is welcome, but in particular the new stretch in North Kent from Sheppey to Gravesend. Can you help lead the way and show our walkers some of the fascinating points of interest en route?

We are very interested in finding walk leaders and stewards for walk routes around the Isle of Grain, Hoo Peninsula, and Faversham. Walk dates for these locations are 16-18 July (see breakdown below).

To ask questions and find out more you are invited to the next walk leader meeting on 12 March, 2.00 – 4.00. The meeting is at:
Gravesend Civic Offices
Council Chamber
Civic Centre
Windmill Street
DA12 1AU

To register interest, please email:



Thurrock 100 2019 – Welcome to the Kitchen Table 

Proposed dates and locations (subject to change)

Updated 14th Feb 2019 

Fri 5th July Day 0  – Launch event in Grays with TICC (Thurrock International Celebration of Culture). 
Sat 6th July Day 1  – Grays to Purfleet walk via the Graffiti Wall. 
Sun 7th July Day 2  – Purfleet to Lakeside via High House Production Park
Mon 8th July Day 3  – Lakeside to Bulphan/Orsett via Davy Down, Chafford Gorges and Chafford
Tues 9th July Day 4  – Orsett Walk
Weds 10th July Day 5  – Chadwell to East Tilbury 
Thurs 11th July Day 6  – East Tilbury to Pitsea via Mucking and Wat Tyler Park
Fri 12th July Day 7  – Canvey Island
Sat 13th July Day 8  – Benfleet to Chalkwell
Sun 14th July Day 9  – Southend Walk
Mon 15th July Day 10 –Sheerness to Leysdown on Sea
Tues 16th July Day 11 – Isle of Harty to Faversham – Walk leaders/stewards still needed – can you help?
Weds 17th July Day 12 – Faversham to Lower Halstow – Walk leaders/stewards still needed – can you help?
Thurs 18th July Day 13 – Outskirts of Gillingham to Lower/Upper Upnor – Walk leaders/stewards still needed – can you help?
Fri 19th July Day 14 – The Saxon Shore Way to Gravesend 
Sat 20th July Day 15 – Gravesend to Tilbury Cruise Terminal via Tilbury Town. Finale event at Tilbury Cruise Terminal. 

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