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T100 Calling – Save the date

In light of the recent advice from the Government, to protect participants and staff, we have postponed the T100 Calling walking festival until September 2020.

T100 Calling is 12-27 September 2020 

The theme of T100 2020 is ‘T100 Calling’ and we are inviting a response to the now incredibly urgent question How can we creatively re-imagine our future?

A series of mandalas will be created over the course of T100 calling at various locations along the walk routes. Mandalas in Hinduism and Buddhism are artworks of various designs symbolizing the universe.  We aim to use them to bring communities together; to reflect on the issues they face and potential solutions whilst collectively making beautiful pieces of art from locally sourced materials.

A new online programme of activities and events called May Mandalas is now in development in preparation for the walking festival in September.

These are the key dates in the revised schedule,  if we still can’t walk in groups by September, we will conduct it online somehow:

  1. Sun Sept 13: Shoeburyness Beach A natural mandala of shells and pebbles with local communities coming together to celebrate diversity.
  2. Sat 19 Sept: Tilbury Foreshore – Claiming community space with a glistening mandala made from gems collected on the foreshore.
  3. Sunday 20 Sept: Little Belhus Country Park Working with Rural Arisings on the creation of a new insect habitat in a mandala made from recycled bricks, rubble and broken down ceramics.
  4. Sat 26 Sept: Grays Beach – Claiming community space with a glistening mandala made from gems collected on the foreshore.
  5. Sun 27 Sept: High House Country Park, Welcome to Purfleet-On-Thames – Celebrating sustainable communities featuring a giant mandala made from produce, locally grown within a 15 mile radius of Purfleet.

In between these events, there will be daily local walks, most likely to happen in the evenings, as more people can take part, with the exception of if we get schools groups wanting to make mandalas, that can happen during the day.

If you’d like to get involved, perhaps as a walk leader or steward, or even to help make mandalas, then please get in touch with Katie Beadle: katie@kinetika.co.uk

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