Please join us for T100 People this year, we have events taking place across Thurrock this June.
Want to be more involved? If you’d like to volunteer to lead or steward a walk in your own area, or have any suggestions or questions, contact us.
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In 2022 for T100 People we have created 14 key worker silk scrolls and 70 silk scarves as well as costumes and a soundtrack that will be part of The Thank You Dance at The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Pageant on the 5 June and then will return to Thurrock as part of T100 People.
The Thank You Dance activity pack was created as a tool to help with the design process and all of our creations were inspired by submissions from the local community.
In 2020, we created the T100 Exhibition, a touring exhibition that celebrates five years of the T100 festival and features handmade journals, silk flags, printed tablecloths, maps, recipes, digital content and more.
The T100 Exhibition is now available to hire for your own events.
The T100 Festival of Walking, Talking and Making is back for 2022 with a spectacular showcase of previous volunteers, partners and the key workers of Thurrock who have held the community together over the past two years: T100 People.
This year, we have been working with Kinetika and Jeanefer Jean-Charles & Associates to celebrate key workers across Thurrock, making silk scrolls that feature key workers from each sector for The Thank You Dance, a performance section of The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Pageant. The stories from these key workers have informed our programme this year.
We will be sharing the stories behind the silk scroll designs, as well as the costumes, music and dance performance at the T100 festival this year. Join us at T100 People events to take part in creative workshops this year, where you can learn a movement sequence to join in the finale parade in Tilbury, when The Thank You Dance will return to Thurrock.
Book your free place on any of the events taking place this year, here.
Each year in preparation for the T100 festival, we engage local communities in creative workshops linked to a theme. Workshops take place before and during the festival to enhance celebrations. So far we have worked with local partners, volunteers and participants to make silk flags reflecting local stories, storybooks, outdoor theatre performances, recipes and tablecloths for community meals, large scale mandalas, songs and even a 12-foot-tall Tilbury Docker puppet!
Click below to go to each archived year.
Since 2020, activity packs have become a core element of T100 festivals as they allow you to join in the making process, even if you can’t be with us in person. Below you can look through examples of the things we have made for previous T100 festivals and download past packs to get involved from home.
One of our most popular packs was the mandala packs. In 2020 we used a mandala theme to bring communities together amidst lockdowns; to reflect on issues they faced, and created beautiful pieces of art from locally sourced materials.
Mandalas in Hinduism and Buddhism are artworks of various designs symbolizing the universe. Their repetitive and ordered patterns can create a sense of calm and structure and are often used for mindfulness exercises.
The mandala activity pack was created as a tool to help with the design process. It encouraged thought about sources of inspiration, such as values or materials.
As a call to action in response to local challenges, it provided a springboard for reflections and promises to act – providing a fun way for individuals and groups to work together in a community building activity.
Lots of fun mandala-themed activities to explore.
Over the last eight years we’ve travelled on a journey with a growing team of local volunteers, one year spontaneously building the theme for the next, all the time drawing more people in through a range of arts activities, in this time we have created a T100 Exhibition.
The T100 exhibition captures the spirit of the festival and the people and places who have taken part along the routes over the last five years. Some of the exhibition information can be explored on these web pages, but there is so much more to see in real life, such as the beautiful handmade journals, the gorgeous silk flags, the printed tablecloths, the maps and recipes created and collected as the festival has grown.
The T100 Exhibition is available for hire for your own event or activity. Click on the ‘Shop’ button to the right to discover more.