Sounds of Tilbury
Saturday 24 June 2023
Starting point 1: Gobions Park, Princess Margaret Road, RM18 8TN
Starting point 2: St Catherine’s Church, Princess Margaret Road, RM18 8RP (by Coalhouse Fort)
This walk had two starting points to choose from depending on the length of route participants wanted to undertake. This lyrical stroll took us from Coalhouse Fort to Tilbury Fort along the estuary path.
Along the way, there were multiple stops for walkers to recite poems, read short passages of prose, or sing unaccompanied songs they brought along with them. The combined audio patchwork of the individual contributions created a ‘Uni-Verse’ – a single verbal collaboration reflecting the local environment.
Our band of wordsmiths were accompanied by wandering musicians, who bookended the walk by performing riverside songs.