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T100 Dreaming

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10th JUNE to 1st AUGUST 2021

With a series of specially curated walks, T100 Dreaming invites communities to come together to share their dreams, creatively re-imagining a better future as we emerge into a post–Covid world.

Working with local artists the walking festival will celebrate community spirit, as we dream of a more cohesive, creative and sustainable future.

The festival launch takes place 10th – 13th June followed by the main programme 26th July to 1st August.

The four new walks that launch this year’s T100Dreaming festival been supported by Active Essex and Essex Cultural Diversity Project. In partnership with Living London, local walk leaders have devised walks that celebrate Thurrock’s heritage, its diverse communities and links to the wider world.

In addition, an exhibition that celebrates the journey and history of the T100 festival will be open to the public on the 13th June at High House Production Park.

The T100 exhibition captures the spirit of the festival and the people and places who have taken part along the routes over the last six years.  Alongside the display boards there are a range of beautiful items made during T100 over the years, including handmade journals, gorgeous silk flags, printed tablecloths, maps and recipes plus a series of short films by Fotis Begklis.

The festival is part of Kinetika’s wider regional project Beach of Dreams, a 500-mile walk from Lowestoft to Tilbury during which 500 dreams will be collected and represented on 500 silk pennants. This year the T100 walking festival is also proud to be part of the Estuary Festival Associated Programme.

June walk programme header

All walks are free and led by experienced guides and Kinetika stewards.
Go to the walk pages below for maps and more details.

Walk 1 Tilbury is the place for me

Thursday 10th June 5-7pm
Tilbury Town to
Tilbury Fort

A gentle walk around Tilbury Town and over to Tilbury Fort, celebrating the rich local heritage and looking towards the future.

At Tilbury Fort there will be a sneak peek of rehearsals for a new song for Tilbury, ‘Tilbury is the Place for Me’.

Tilbury Walk Page

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Walk 2 Grays Town Taster

Friday 11th June 4-6pm
Thameside Theatre to
Grays Beach

Meet the chefs and sample the delicious variety of world food available on Grays high street.

We will finish the walk by enjoying a drink together on the banks of the Thames as we dream of our aspirations for the future of Grays.

Grays Walk Page

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Walk 3 In Other People's Shoes

Sat 12th June 1pm-3.30pm
Bata Memorial Park to
Coalhouse Fort

Explore the legacy of Thomas Bata’s Utopian vision from the 1930s, ending at Coalhouse Fort, for afternoon tea. What can we achieve here by walking together?

Coalhouse Fort sea wall walk to East Tilbury Town

East Tilbury Walk

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Sat 12th June 7pm-8pm
T100 Calling: online event

Film screening of four short documentaries by Fotis Begklis about last year’s festival and the giant mandalas in Tilbury, Grays, Little Belhus and Purfleet

Walk 4 Grow your own

Sunday 13th June
10am -12.15pm
RSPB Rainham Circular Walk

Explore the award winning bird sanctuary at Rainham marshes, and reflect on your dreams for a more sustainable community.

12.30pm -4pm
RSPB Rainham to High House Production Park

Meet the Purfleet-on-Thames community through the sharing of stories, recipes and music. Together, we will capture our dream for a sustainable community by creating a recipe for Purfleet-on-Thames.

Purfleet Walk Page

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Activity pack


In collaboration with local artists we are excited to bring you a new activity pack for T100 Dreaming, with fun activities designed to inspire both thought and action.

T100 is volunteer-led and activity hubs have been created in 7 local areas to explore ideas and action plans for the future.  This pack invites you to get involved too!

You can complete the activities at home, with your family, friends or neighbours and then join us for workshops and walks.
All are welcome, and it’s a great opportunity to make new friends and do something positive for your community.

The pack is in 4 sections and we’re encouraging everyone to share their creative responses on the following dates:

  • Part 1: 26th June – Exploring Values & Aspirations
  • Part 2: 3rd July – Exploring Place
  • Part 3: 10th July – Exploring  People
  • Part 4: 17th July – Bring it all together

Share your work online in the T100 Walking Arts Facebook Group or on Instagram or Twitter by tagging us @thurrock100 or using #T100Dreaming
If you don’t use social media you can also email your ideas directly to katie@kinetika.co.uk

Contact katie@kinetika.co.uk if you would like to find out about workshops near you.

July walk programme header

All walks are free and led by experienced guides and Kinetika stewards.
Go to the walk pages below for maps and more details.

T1002021 Imagination Our Nation walk

Monday 26th July
Stanford-le-Hope to
Thameside Nature Park

A walk to Thameside Nature Discovery Park, a stunning visitor centre built on a former landfill site with superb views over Mucking Flats and the Thames Estuary.

Stanford Walk

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Walk 6 In Other Peoples Shoes

Tuesday 27 July
11am – 2pm

Thameside Nature Park
to East Tilbury

A walk from Thameside Nature Discovery Park to East Tilbury to explore the legacy of Bata’s utopian vision from the 1930s, with artist input from Sadie Hasler.

East Tilbury Walk

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T1002021 Germination walk

Wednesday 28th July
10am – 2pm
Langdon Hills

A circular walk around Westley Heights and through the forestry of Langdon Hills country park, with artist-led workshop on the theme of dreaming.

Langdon Hills Walk

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T1002021 Renewal walk

Thursday 29th July
Ockendon and
Little Belhus Country Park

A nature-filled walk circling Ockendon and Little Belhus Country Park, with dreaming workshops along the way with local artist Rebecca Brewer.

 Ockenden Walk

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Walk 9 Grow your own

Friday 30th July
5pm – 7pm

A short circular walk visiting the Heritage and Military Centre for a welcome to Purfleet-on-Thames talk, and ending with a picnic at the Beacon.

Purfleet Walk

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Purfleet to Grays Walk

Saturday 31st July
to Grays

A walk beside the Thames almost the whole way alongside the famous mile long graffiti wall and a stop at St Clement’s Church.

Purfleet to Grays

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Grays spring clean

Saturday 31st July
Grays to
Grays Beach

A guided walk around Grays to collect flags, a procession to Grays Beach, creative workshops and river-front fun!

Grays Walk

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Sun 1st August

Tilbury to
Tilbury Fort

A gentle walk from Tilbury Town to Tilbury Fort, with talks, workshops and a big finale celebration with the unveiling of the new song ‘Tilbury is the Place for Me!’

Tilbury Walk

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