We’re looking for creative people from all over Thurrock to help design and make ten 4m high silk flags at a series of workshops in June.  You don’t need to have previous experience of batik and you don’t need to be a professional artist, but if you enjoy creative activities we’d love you to get involved.  We’ll provide the training and all materials.

Ten Thurrock residents came together in April to make the Thurrock 100 flag featured here. Bev Johnston from Bulphan said: “What a great experience! I was nervous at the beginning because I’ve never done anything on this scale before, but it was great to meet the other ladies, and really lovely to see our finished flag.  I didn’t expect such a ‘wow!’ moment!  I’d encourage everyone to join in!”

Design workshops are as follows:

Monday 1 June – South Ockendon Community Hub

Tuesday 2 June – The Woolmarket, Horndon-on-the-Hill

Wednesday 3 June – Thameside Theatre, Grays

Thursday 4 June – Kinetika Studios, High House Production Park, Purfleet

Friday 5 June – EWT Centre, Chafford Hundred

Monday 8 June – Kinetika Studios, High House Production Park, Purfleet

Tuesday 9 June – Victoria Chapel, Hardie Park, Stanford-Le-Hope

Wednesday 10 June – Tilbury Riverside Centre

Thursday 11 June – East Tilbury Library

All run 6-8pm except Horndon, which is 7pm – 9pm.

Painting workshops will all take place at Kinetika’s Studios at High House Production Park, Mon 15 – Thurs 25 June, 12pm – 8pm.  Individual flags will be painted as follows, but we welcome any participant on any date:

Monday 15 June (Ockendon flag) – 12noon – 8pm

Tuesday 16 June (Horndon, Bulphan, Orsett) – 12noon – 8pm

Thursday 18 June (SS17) – 12noon – 8pm

Friday 19 June (Chafford Hundred) – 12noon – 8pm

Saturday 20 June (East Tilbury) – 10am – 5pm

Sunday 21 June (Little Thurrock & Stifford) – 12noon – 8pm

Monday 22 June (Tilbury & Chadwell St Mary) – 12noon – 8pm

Tuesday 23 June (Aveley) – 12noon – 8pm

Wednesday 24 June (Grays) – 12noon – 8pm

Thursday 25 June (Purfleet) – 12noon – 8pm


If you’d like to help make one of the flags, please contact us.


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