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T100 Festival engages over 2,500 people in Thurrock and beyond with its tenth festival

THE annual T100 Festival of Walking, Talking & Making returned to Thurrock between 25 May – 22 June 2024 for its tenth annual edition, T100 Goes Wild. This year’s festival engaged with over 2,500 people and featured a series of twenty-two engaging walks and activities centred on exploring and celebrating the natural environment.

T100 Goes Wild launched on 25 May with a family-friendly Garden Party, organised in association with Arts Outburst for its Get Creative May, at the High House Production Park Community Garden in Purfleet. The day featured bug hunting, plant story walks, wildlife sketching, singing for wellbeing, dance performances and more, opening T100’s tenth festival with a deliberately relaxed paced event which invited everybody to slow down, and which featured in the national Creativity and Wellbeing week programme. Over the next month, twenty-two events took place across Thurrock and beyond, inviting all to get outdoors, be creative and discover the fantastic nature and wildlife on their doorstep.  

The finale of T100 Goes Wild took place on 22 June in Grays, with a 10th Anniversary Flag Parade. This procession was filled with dancing, music from Kinetika Bloco and Boom Bikes as well as flags made with community members from across Thurrock with arts organisation, Kinetika. The parade kicked off at Kilverts Field, where community members who signed up to hold flags were led in movement workshops by choreographer, Charlene Low and her team. The flag parade moved through Grays town centre into the second edition of the Thurrock Afro Fest at Grays Town Park.

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