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Thanks to ForwardMotion support, communities in Southend have been busy designing and painting silk flags for the upcoming T100 Walking Festival.
This year, we have lent our financial support to Kinetika’s T100 2019 festival in order to raise awareness about people’s travel habits. By funding the walks and workshops taking place in Southend for the T100 walking festival, we encouraged people to think differently about how they travel – resisting the urge to grab the car keys and considering other transportation instead.
During the flag workshops that took place in early June, people from the Belarusian, Hungarian, Albanian and Korean communities painted flags in celebration of their art and culture. We were delighted to go and see the impressive artwork first-hand.
The workshops are part of Kinetika’s T100 2019 festival‘Welcome to the Kitchen Table’. Over 15 days in July, the festival encompasses a series of walks across south Essex and the northern coastline of Kent. The festival will culminate in a community carnival for all participants at the Tilbury Cruise Terminal on 20 July.
T100 began as a walking festival in 2015 in Thurrock, but expanded into Southend last year. The festival is organised and run by outdoor arts company Kinetika, and allows participants to explore the history of Thurrock and the surrounding area on foot and through art.
This year the festival runs from 5 to 20 July. A full programme of the 2019 walk routes, start times and locations can be found on the T100 website. More details will be added to the programme as they are confirmed, so keep checking the website for updates www.thurrock100.com. For more information on Kinetika, you can visit www.kinetikaonline.co.uk.