Beach of Dreams flag installation

Tilbury Fort Finale

‘Tilbury is the Place for Me’

Sun 1st August 2021 12.30-3pm
Tilbury Fort, Fort Road, Tilbury, Essex, RM18 7NR

This event took place as part of T100 Dreaming 2021.

Beach of Dreams, with all 500 unique silk pennants, finally returned home to Thurrock to be welcomed by T100 Festival, where the walking, talking and making model first began! These projects have succeeded in bringing hundreds of people together, exploring shared connections to place. Many joined us to celebrate the significant achievements of both projects as the final steps are taken into the Fort.

The finale featured the premiere performance of a new song ‘Tilbury is the Place for Me’, written by Anthony Joseph and Ruben Fox with Kinetika Bloco and local young people from the Gateway Learning Community and Tilbury Youth Services, inspired by the calypso of the Windrush generation ‘London is the place for me’. ‘Tilbury is the Place for Me’ is part of Shout Out Loud, English Heritage’s national youth engagement programme. Shout Out Loud is funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund’s Kick the Dust programme.

Fun workshops for all ages included puppetry, craft and a flag movement session as well as a performance from the impressive Kinetika Bloco.

2019 Children of the Windrush puppets

T1002021 Tilbury

Tilbury is the Place for Me is a project from:
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In partnership with:

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English Heritage logo

Supported by:
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T1002021 Tilbury rehearsal credit Mike Johnston


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Be sure to arrive on time to catch all the fun!

1pm Triumphant entrance of walkers, accompanied by giant puppets and music from Kinetika Bloco
1.20pm Welcome address from Ali Pretty
1.30pm-2.40pm Fun creative workshops to enjoy around the Fort:

  • Flag movement workshops with Kinetika Bloco
  • Puppet workshops with professional puppeteers Smoking Apples
  • Creative Blast craft workshop with details of their new Tilbury creative employment programme

Also available to see:

  • Impressive Beach of Dreams flag display of all 500 silk pennants, each showing an illustration of one mile of the journey walked.
  • Together Productions presentation about their singing work and new project in Tilbury
  • Information displays about Windrush, T100 Festival and Tilbury Riverside Project
  • A soundscape created through the Tilbury is the Place for Me project with local schools.

2.40pm – 3.00pm ‘Tilbury is the Place for me’ performance! A brief word about the Shout Out Loud project and then the first public performance of this new song for Tilbury.

3.00pm-3.30pm – End of event & exit


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It’s fun and healthy to walk there, or here are a few alternatives.


Nearest train station: C2C Tilbury Town Train Station St Andrews Road, Tilbury, Essex, RM18 7JH.


Parking is available at the London International Cruise Terminal, Tilbury RM18 7NG. From here it is a 10 minute walk to the Fort. Please allow time for this walk in order to arrive at the Fort at your selected arrival time.

Directions: If arriving from the ASDA roundabout via St Andrew’s Road A1089, please follow the cruise terminal signs. Following a right turn you will arrive at a roundabout, take the first left which will be a gated car park entrance signposted as cruise terminal parking. There will be an attendant on site who will be able to direct you to the public footpath exit at the opposite end of the car park.


Please note that the 99 Ferry bus does not run on a Sunday, alternative arrangements will need to be made.


Tilbury Fort staff are continuing to wear a face covering in the busy areas and indoor spaces, and encourage visitors to do the same.

Please stay at home if you have symptoms or have been asked to self-isolate.

This event and associated ticketing and personal data capture is managed directly by Kinetika. This means the data stored for track and trace purposes is managed directly by Kinetika and held for 21 days in line with Government advice.

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Photographs and video will be used to record and celebrate this event. On the booking form we ask for your permission to record images where you or members of your party might appear. These images might be used by Kinetika and event partners such as Shout Out Loud or English Heritage in the future.

If you do not give consent to be photographed or filmed, that’s absolutely fine, please tell the staff at the entrance on arrival.

If you give permission now, but change your mind later, it can be withdrawn at any time by emailing info@kinetika.co.uk

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