Our Lady Star of the Sea

Thurrock 100 


Beach of Dreams

26 June – 1 Aug 2021

500 Miles 500 People 500 Dreams 500 Silks

A collaborative 500-mile walk from Lowestoft to Tilbury

 

 

Beach of Dreams is an epic journey to discover the hidden gems of the East Coast of England, inviting collaboration from communities and artists along the way in Suffolk, Essex, Southend, and Thurrock.

 

Kinetika’s Artistic Director, Ali Pretty, and Guardian journalist Kevin Rushby are walking the entire route, joined by artists, writers, scientists, and local residents.  Together, guided by strong environmental themes and the challenges of our current time, they will consider the question “How can we creatively reimagine our future?”

Get involved, share a location, and share your dream!  

 

When the Beach of Dreams reaches Thurrock it will be part of the 2021 Festival - T100 Dreaming. 

This year we are inviting ourselves, our neighbours and our communities to Dream. The Festival aims to celebrate and share the individual dreams collected as part of the Beach of Dreams project as a collective community dream; for a sustainable, creative, and cohesive future for Thurrock.

 

I will be in touch again soon with more details about how you can get involved with the T100 Dreaming Festival this year but for now, we would love you, your family and friends, local groups to join the journey and get involved by signing up to one or more of the 500 miles as the walk travels up the Thames Estuary from Shoeburyness to Tilbury. 

 

Everyone is invited to choose a mile to walk, submit an image of the landscape, a drawing and a few words about your connection to it and your dream for its future.  All words and photos sent in will contribute to a new digital story map of the coastal path, reflecting and recording the narrative of the walk as it unfolds

 

You can sign up and download the beautiful activity pack which contains clear guidelines and lots of wonderful resources. Here are the links. To sign up for a mile go to the walks page, select the day where your mile is and follow instructions.

 

Home: https://kinetika.co.uk/beach-of-dreams

Walks: https://kinetika.co.uk/beach-of-dreams-walks

Activity Pack/page: https://kinetika.co.uk/beach-of-dreams-activity-pack

FAQs: https://kinetika.co.uk/beach-of-dreams-faqs

Credits: https://kinetika.co.uk/beach-of-dreams-credits

 

Images submitted by 9th April 2021 will be used as inspiration for the design of 500 silk pennants illustrating the beautiful coastal landscape and its challenges.  These pennants will be hand painted using natural dyes by the Kinetika Design Studio and form spectacular installations during the event.  

 

If you would like to meet Ali Pretty and understand more about taking part you can join a Beach of Dreams Inspirational Workshop here:

 

Topic: Beach of Dreams - Participants Zoom 1 Southend to Thurrock

Time: Mar 15, 2021 01:00 PM London

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87493696368?pwd=bk4vZXFKRXovWG40N2VwSzN3SVJjUT09

 

Topic: Beach of Dreams Workshop Southend to Thurrock

Time: Mar 15, 2021 06:30 PM London

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83246863823?pwd=YjFmT3ZlU3JJU3BFR2NzanJTYytEZz09

 

Topic: Beach of Dreams Workshop Southend to Thurrock

Time: Mar 18, 2021 11:00 AM London

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89015126414?pwd=MTVKYmZscWtXN0NnQnFaUlNyMzlFZz09

 

We hope you join us and look forward to seeing your contributions and learning more about our precious coastline in the coming months,

 

Best wishes,

Katie, Ali and the Kineitka Team. 

 














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