T100 is Thurrock’s festival of Walking, Talking and Making which has been running since 2015, with the help of the local community, our partners and volunteers.
Talking is so important for T100 – we are a festival that explores and celebrates local stories, places and all the people who come together to make Thurrock what is it today. Each year the T100 festival features interesting and engaging talks, stories and information linked to a theme. In recent years we have focused on local values and hopes for the future.
In 2023, we celebrated the sounds past and present from across Thurrock, inviting the local community to tune into the local landscape through a series of walks and events.
In our T100 Sounds programme, our walks allowed participants to listen to talks from local guides and volunteers, hear the unique sounds of the area reimagined as an immersive soundscape and share your own experiences of Thurrock. Each festival is a springboard to the next, come and be part of the conversation.
Stories and talking underpin the festival and here you’ll be able to discover more about Thurrock from those who live, work and call Thurrock home.
In 2016, artists Laura Trevail and Jacci Todd worked with communities and schools across Thurrock for three months to collect 100 great stories about Thurrock. These stories informed our walks and making activities for further T100 festivals. We’re pleased to be able to share these with you and showcase the silk flags that were created based on these stories, underpinned with background by Thurrock’s community historian, Jon Catton.
The T100 stories have been compiled into a book, which is available to purchase from our Shop.
We also created an interactive story app, created by creative computing students from Bath Spa University, led by Lee Scott. We are very grateful to Lee and his team.
Click on the button below, or the map underneath to explore the stories.
The T100 stories have also been compiled into a book, which is available to purchase from our Shop.
Discover more stories from our T100 festivals over the past few years.
We create videos and capture information about our walks each year.
Watch our videos from previous years and see if you can spot any faces you recognise from our T100 programmes.
Take a look at round-ups from T100 festivals in 2022, 2021 and 2020 to discover what we got up to over the past few years.