Tilbury Town to Tilbury Fort
Tilbury Town to Tilbury Fort
Tilbury is the Place for Me
1st August 2021 11am-3.30pm
Starts: Tilbury Town Station
Ends: Tilbury Fort
On the final day of the festival this year, we start with a gentle walk to the edge of Tilbury Town, then follow the new Fort Road with views of the Thames and local farmland.
At Tilbury Fort there will be displays about Windrush, Tilbury Riverside Project and the T100 festival as well as fun short workshops for all ages in puppetry, craft, flag movement as well as performances from the impressive Kinetika Bloco.
The day will end with a celebratory performance by young people from Tilbury who have been rehearsing for weeks to bring you their new song ‘Tilbury is the Place for Me’.
This new song for Tilbury has been created in partnership with English Heritage’s Shout Out Loud programme, Kinetika Bloco and award-winning, Trinidad born musician, Anthony Joseph working with Gateway Academy, local Youth Services and the Tilbury community.
The song takes inspiration from Lord Kitchener’s 1948 calypso “London is the Place for Me” sung upon arrival at Tilbury Docks on the Empire Windrush. Read more about the big inspiration the young people found locally to create this new track.
So join us, and the young people of Tilbury, in this finale event of T100 Dreaming where we look at the past, celebrate the present, and dream big for the future!
Please bring your own picnic lunch to enjoy at the fort, and plenty to drink.
Walkers from the very last Beach of Dreams walk will join this event at the fort to make the celebrations even more special. We’re expecting a large installation of all 500 Beach of Dreams flags to decorate the site.
Book now, tickets are very limited!
T100 would like to extend special thanks to English Heritage for their support of this event. Tilbury is the Place for Me is part of Shout Out Loud, English Heritage’s national youth engagement programme. Shout Out Loud is funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund’s Kick the Dust programme.
- Duration: 2 hours walk (5 hours including time at the Fort).
- Distance: 2.5 miles
- Grading: Easy
- Terrain: Pavements and walk ways although some are narrow. We walk near a river bed.
- Walk Leaders: Roberta Fontaine
View the walk route on Wikiloc (opens in new tab)
Nearest station at the start & end: Tilbury Town Station
The end of this walk is at Tilbury Fort, walk leaders will be able to direct you to the starting point of the walk – at the station – via a shorter 30minute route.
Please note that the 99 Ferry bus does not run on a Sunday, alternative arrangements will need to be made.
At the start there are several residential road options because parking restrictions do not apply on a Sunday. There is also a car park on Montreal Road RM18 7QX.
Parking near the end is available at Tilbury Fort
This walk isn’t accessible to wheelchairs or large pushchairs because there are barriers at the start of some footpaths.
Toilets facilities will be available at the end of the route at Tilbury Fort.
Read the Covid Safety information here.
Face coverings are essential for the event. You will not have to wear face coverings for the duration of the walk but they must be worn if you wish to enter any indoor spaces at the park , use public toilets or are travelling via public transport.
READ MORE on walking safely
Please ensure that you are properly equipped for all walks. The weather can be unpredictable so bring waterproof clothing and/or sun hats and sun cream – it’s best to be prepared for everything!
Walking boots/shoes are recommended, but otherwise please wear suitable and comfortable footwear- best to leave open-toe sandals or high heels at home. Make sure you bring a packed lunch if necessary, and plenty to drink.
You need to choose walks within your capabilities; the walk leaders are experienced but must take your word that you are sufficiently fit for the grade of walk you have chosen. T100 walks are of different lengths and on different terrain. Some are mainly on footpaths, and others mainly on footpaths where ground may be uneven. If one walk doesn’t suit you, there is probably another one that will.
Due care has been exercised in organising the walks, however Kinetika, the funders and associated partners of the project cannot accept liability for loss, accident or injury caused to any person following the routes, especially unsupervised. Participants under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
We will be taking photographs and video of this event to promote and celebrate the project in print and online. If you do not give consent to be photographed or filmed, that’s absolutely fine, please let a member of the Kinetika team know on the day.
Share your own photos on social media with #T100Dreaming
Click images to open large pdfs or download main flyer here.