JOIN US FOR A CELEBRATION OF THURROCK'S KEY WORKERS & COMMUNITY
2nd - 25th JUNE 2022
T100 People is the eighth outing for the annual walking, talking and making festival and this year we're focusing on the People of Thurrock - and the festival will have a very special link to Her Majesty The Queen's Platinum Jubilee Pageant!
T100 People will feature a specially-curated series of events, walks, talks and community celebrations taking place, including the return of The Thank You Dance to Thurrock, a section of The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Pageant created by Kinetika and featuring Thurrock key workers, volunteers and community members.
T100 People launches on Thursday 2ndJune with a flag procession into Purfleet-on-Thames, Kinetika’s home in Thurrock.
Over the next three weeks, 12 more walks will criss-cross Thurrock taking in towns, villages and green spaces with each event highlighting a different community value and key worker sector.
Alongside the walks are a programme of community celebrations with picnics, talks, music, performances and lots of flag-waving as we revisit the highlights from previous T100 years, including recognising the people of T100, past and present, who make the festival what it is today!
All activities are still free thanks to our generous funders but must be booked in advance. Booking is open NOW!
This year, Kinetika has been commissioned to create a special section of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Pageant for the 5th June called The Thank You Dance, which will feature over 200 performers, including local key workers, volunteers and young people, adorned in silk.
The visage of seven inspirational local key workers, who represent the wider Thurrock community, will be seen on a series of silk flags in the Thank You Dance in London, as well as throughout the T100 festival in Thurrock, where their stories will be shared on specially devised walks.
Alongside the key worker scrolls, you can look out for flag collections from Grays, Purfleet-on-Thames and Tilbury created in previous T100 Festivals, which will be part of The Thank You Dance - make sure you look out for them on the TV when the pageant parades down The Mall! New music is being composed and movement for the section has been choreographed by Jeanefer Jean-Charles & Associates.
T100 People will culminate on Sunday 25 June with a spectacular finale at the Port of Tilbury, as The Thank You Dance comes home to Thurrock.
NEW WALKS AND SO MUCH MORE!
This year, our programme is packed FULL of 13 exciting walks talking you around Purfleet-on-Thames, Tilbury, Chafford Hundred, Ockendon, Langdon Hills and more.
Expect workshops, talks and other exciting activities at each event.
T100 FESTIVAL WEBSITE LAUNCH
We're very excited to announce the launch of our brand new T100 Festival website.
We've had a bit of a refresh, a bit of an update and a bit of a brightening up and our new site showcases all aspects of the festival for the future - walking, talking and making.
The new website allows us to further our goals of becoming an independent organsation, and expanding our programme to offer more arts and cultural activities.
Take a look at our new site: T100 FESTIVAL WEBSITE
Join us at T100 People events this year to take part in workshops, listen to talks from local guides, hear aspirational stories from key workers and volunteers and share your own experiences of Thurrock!
Each festival is a springboard to the next, so come and be part of the conversation.