Thurrock Festival is an annual festival that is unique in bringing the creative cultures of Thurrock and the world together through live and digital platforms.

It was established in 2020 and is inspired by the motto of Thurrock – ‘By Thames to all the peoples of the world’.

Thurrock arms were officially granted on January 17, 1957.

The Celtic cross marks the establishment of Christianity in Thurrock by Saint Cedd in the 7th Century, and the Tudor rose within the cross refers to Queen Elizabeth I’s visit to Tilbury in 1588. The ships on the blue wavy band are a reference to Thurrock’s long association with maritime trade. The wheel represents both industry and agriculture and the ship’s propeller relates to ship repairing. The supporters were added on May 14, 1976 to mark the change to Borough status in 1974. The medieval knight in armour is Radulphus de Knevynton whose brass is in Aveley church and the mythical sea lion represents in its black, gold and white teardrops, the local products: oil, margarine, soap and cement. The Latin motto refers to Thurrock’s international links.

By Thames to all peoples of the World

Some Famous Sayings

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.


Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine, and at last, you create what you will.

George Bernard Shaw

Creativity is contagious, pass it on.

Albert Einstein

Let’s create an imaginative and vibrant Thurrock together.

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