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Grays street festival set to light up July!

July 12th is Festival Day in Grays with three unique events.

At 2pm schoolchildren and community groups will walk the Thurrock Olympic Heritage Trail. This fascinating glimpse into Grays History will be lead by Thurrock Museums Jonathan Catton who will point out features along the way. The walk from Blackshots will arrive at Grays War Memorial at approximately 3pm where they will be met by the Mayor of Thurrock Cllr Tony Fish.

Accompanied by a steel band and dancers, the arrival of the parade will herald the start of Grays Street Festival when a dozen street entertainers will be in Grays High Street and Grays Shopping Centre causing hilarity and havoc amongst market-goers. Entrance is free to the festival which will run from 3pm to 5.30pm. The street entertainers are all Essex based professionals and will make an interesting spectacle of music, comedy and participation.

At 7.30pm that night you can see Chris (Son of Dave) Brubeck performing at Thurrock Civic Hall. “Jazz meets Classics” features the Orchestre Symphonique de Bretagne with guest soloist Chris on the trombone and keyboard. They will be joined by young musicians from Thurrock’s very own Big Band and R.O.H Youth Choir RM19. Tickets from the Thameside Theatre box office 0845 300 5264.

All the events are part of the T.I.C.C. Summer Festival – bringing together many organisers and partners to highlight what a great place Thurrock is to live. You can find more details about T.I.C.C and the events of the summer events on the website You can also log your own cultural events on there.


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