Tilbury Town to Tilbury Fort
Tilbury is the Place for Me
1st August 2021
Starts: Tilbury Town Station
Ends: Tilbury Fort
Booking for this walk has now closed, but you can follow the route on your own.
On the final day of the festival, we started with a gentle walk to the edge of Tilbury Town, then follow the new Fort Road with views of the Thames and local farmland.
At Tilbury Fort there were displays about Windrush, Tilbury Riverside Project and the T100 festival as well as fun short workshops for all ages in puppetry, craft, flag movement as well as performances from the impressive Kinetika Bloco.
The day ended with a celebratory performance by young people from Tilbury who have been rehearsing for weeks to bring you their new song ‘Tilbury is the Place for Me’.
This new song for Tilbury was created in partnership with English Heritage’s Shout Out Loud programme, Kinetika Bloco and award-winning, Trinidad born musician, Anthony Joseph working with Gateway Academy, local Youth Services and the Tilbury community.
The song took inspiration from Lord Kitchener’s 1948 calypso “London is the Place for Me” sung upon arrival at Tilbury Docks on the Empire Windrush. Read more about the big inspiration the young people found locally to create this new track.
Walkers from the very last Beach of Dreams walk joined this event at the fort to make the celebrations even more special. We also had a large installation of all 500 Beach of Dreams flags which decorated the site.
T100 would like to extend special thanks to English Heritage for their support of this event. Tilbury is the Place for Me is part of Shout Out Loud, English Heritage’s national youth engagement programme. Shout Out Loud was funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund’s Kick the Dust programme.