10 June Tilbury is the Place For Me
Tilbury is the Place For Me
Thurs 10th June 5 – 7pm
Starts: Tilbury Town Train Station
Ends: Tilbury Fort
A gentle walk around Tilbury Town and over to Tilbury Fort, celebrating the community, reflecting on what used to be and looking towards to the future.
This walk begins as a residential route that stretches to the edge of the town. As we cross the cattle grid to make our way along the new Fort Road we will take in views of the farmlands and the Thames that runs alongside.
Arriving at Tilbury Fort we will have access to this impressive historical site and be treated to a sneak peek of rehearsals for the T100 finale and a new song for Tilbury, ‘Tilbury is the Place for Me’.
This is inspired by Lord Kitchener’s 1948 Calypso “London is the Place for Me” sung upon arrival at Tilbury Docks on the Empire Windrush. This new song for Tilbury is being created in partnership with English Heritage, Kinetika Bloco and award-winning, Trinidad born musician, Anthony Joseph working with local Youth Services and the Tilbury community. The finished piece will be unveiled at our finale event on 1st August.