by Thames to all peoples of the World
Thurrock Festival 2020
12-2.30pm Sat 19th Sep 2020
WE WISH TO SEND OUR HEARTFELT THANKS TO ALL OUR PARTNERS, VOLUNTEERS AND PARTICIPANTS WHO HAVE MADE THURROCK FESTIVAL 2020 SUCH A SUCCESS DESPITE THE CHALLENGING CIRCUMSTANCES. ALMOST ALL OUR DIGITAL FESTIVAL IS AVAILABLE FOR THE FORESEEABLE FUTURE SO PLEASE CONTINUE TO VISIT US AND CHECK OUR NEW CONTENT AS WE UPLOAD THEM. WE ARE NOW WORKING FOR CHRISTMAS.
The pandemic gave us a wonderful opportunity to establish Thurrock Festival Digital (TFD 2020) with its extensive sweep of creative work and exciting premieres scheduled for 19th Sep. Some of these will be under the banner of C19CC which stands for Covid-19 Creative Collection, activities produced during lockdown in Thurrock. Most of the content is still available.
Local lad, Ashley Palipana BCyA, was not live at Grays Wharf after all. But he will still be a chirpy presence online to introduce new content leading up to Christmas, our artists and their presentations at TFD 2020.
In partnership with Kinetika’s T100 Mandalas project, a substantial public participatory mandala was created at Grays Wharf along the Thames, south of Grays High Street. Spaces were limited due to Covid – 19 restrictions and only 6 places were available.
MANDI, a large recycled plastic puppet, sprung stunningly to life from a secret location. An acronym for Mandala Adored Nobel Deity Icon, she has been created by local artists Cece Luna. She will be dancing to specially composed pieces from her Treasure Chest of Music.
A banner of Ketna Patel’s 4 metre W.T.F. artwork is now be online with Ketna explaining its fascinating symbolism to us.
Our mandala theme marked the 50th anniversary of Earth Day.
An array of exciting digital exhibitions is available TFD 2020. You can browse introductions and descriptions now if you click here. Our programme premiered on 19th Sep and, unless stated, will remain available for the foreseeable future.
TFD 2020 was themed in the following ways.
C19CC | Thurrock – Covid-19 Creative Collection is a host of digital activities created by Thurrock residents.
Lockdown Arts – enjoy unusual lockdown works from beyond Thurrock.
Earth Day 50th anniversary – find some remarkable reactions to our environment.
Black Lives Matter – unusual creative responses by artists.
By Thames To All Peoples Of The World – discover a variety of world artists and their work.
This programme of activities may be subject to change owing to unforeseen circumstances
FESTIVAL VIDEOS 2020
Over time, Thurrock has woven rich tapestries of pilgrims trails, pirates, the Commonwealth and maritime activities. Stretched along the Thames, it is garlanded with historical ports, wildlife sanctuaries and a diversity of peoples.
The team is busy planning for Christmas and 2021 content. We are looking for anyone that would be interested in taking part, either by running an activity of their own, performing at the event, or having a stall to promote their community group.
Please download and complete this expression of interest form to take part by clicking here.
Feel free to contact us if you have any queries.
Thurrock CVS | Thurrock Council | Kinetika
Part of Essex 2020 A Year of Science & Creativity
Produced by AAAHA | Thurrock Council
Sat: 12-2pm 19th Sep
Grays Wharf | online
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