Participation

Kinetika devises participatory projects to run alongside urban regeneration and community engagement projects often within culturally deprived areas of society. Our speciality is to engage with these communities, to raise aspirations and the sense of pride for a place, and to push creativity and inclusion through the art form.

Participatory projects may take the form of an artist–led walk, a processional performance or  large scale installation, preceded by a series of workshops where participants design, create and make their own response to a specific place, or make costumes, puppets or structures, choreograph dance routines and learn performance skills.

We work alongside communities to create a sense of place, to promote new friendships, creativity, group activities, fun and sharing through making workshops, performances and events

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“I think, most importantly Kinetika helped us to create a legacy…”

Deborah Owen-Ellis Clark
London Designer Outlet, Head of Marketing

“You really inspired those teachers, but also the local artists who worked in the primary schools. I think all who took part will remember the day for a good while yet, as will lots of the audience.”

Nicky Webb

Artichoke, Co-Founder

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 Participatory Projects

  • Thurrock 100 Recipes 2018

    Participatory Projects, Place Making Projects, Placemaking, Projects, School Projects, Walking Projects

    Kinetika are setting off on another series of walks around Thurrock, Southend, Gravesend and Dartford: T100 Recipes and invite you to join them.

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  • Processions

    Participatory Projects, Projects

    Kinetika is delighted to have taken part in PROCESSIONS, a mass participation artwork to mark the centenary of the Representation of the People Act, which gave the first British women the right to vote.

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  • Paddington Arts Flags

    Participatory Projects, Place Making Projects, Placemaking, Projects, School Projects

    Kinetika is working with Paddington Arts to make 12 flags for the My Paddington project.

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  • Circus 250

    Carnival Projects, Participatory Projects, Place Making Projects, Placemaking, Projects, School Projects

    Circus 250, a national celebration of circus arts and heritage, has been providing lots of fantastic inspiration for Kinetika’s workshops in Norwich and Great Yarmouth.

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  • Festival Teatro Container

    Participatory Projects, Place Making Projects, Placemaking, Projects

    In March 2018 Ali Pretty travelled out to Valparaiso, Chile, to work with the British Council and Teatro Container. Staying locally...

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  • Silk River

    Participatory Projects, Place Making Projects, Placemaking, Projects, School Projects, Walking Projects

    An ambitious international place making project

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  • Tilbury on the Thames Trust Workshops

    Carnival Projects, Participatory Projects, Placemaking, Projects

    The Tilbury Cruise Terminal story: Celebrating the Past, Imagining the Future. Download the flyer here:Laying the Keel workshop flyer Kinetika...

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  • Thurrock 100 Tales 2017

    Participatory Projects, Placemaking, Projects, School Projects, Walking Projects

    'Thurrock 100 Tales' walking festival 7-9th July 2017

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  • Greenham:  War and Peace

    Participatory Projects, Placemaking, Projects, School Projects

    Greenham:  War and Peace 10 four-meter silk banners have been created by Kinetika artistic director Ali Pretty together with the...

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  • Linking Our Futures – UK & Ethiopia 2016

    Participatory Projects, Projects, School Projects

    With thanks to participating schools: Herringham Primay – Thurrock William Edwards Secondary – Thurrock Tannery Drift First School – Royston...

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  • Thurrock 100 Stories 2016

    Participatory Projects, Place Making Projects, Projects, School Projects, Walking Projects

    Building on the success of our 2015 project, the aim of Thurrock 100 Stories 2016 was to engage with an even wider community from...

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  • Link Ethiopia Celebrations – Gondar 2016

    Participatory Projects, Projects, School Projects, Walking Projects

    January 2016 saw a Kinetika team led by Ali and Mark and 8 volunteer artists being invited to run a two week project working...

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  • Thurrock 100 – 2015

    Participatory Projects, Projects, School Projects, Walking Projects

    Thurrock 100  is a unique cultural project that aims to strengthen Thurrock’s shared identity, foster pride in its heritage, and create...

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  • Cerebral Palsy Games – Nottingham 2015

    Participatory Projects, Projects, School Projects

    With a theme of Aspirations and Transformations, the designs for the ceremonies for  Cerebral Palsy (CP) Games were always going to be brilliant....

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  • River Crouch Celebrations 2015

    Participatory Projects, Projects, School Projects, Walking Projects

    River Crouch Celebrations 2015 brought together 8 towns and villages from both sides of the river to gather, share and create stories through...

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  • Night Of Festivals 2014 – Silkscape

    Participatory Projects, Place Making Projects, Projects

    ArtReach commissioned Ali Pretty to lead a live silk painting event for Night of Festivals on Sunday 17 August, 2014 in Leicester. She...

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  • Tour De France 2014

    Participatory Projects, Projects, School Projects

    CREATING THE WAY TOUR DE FRANCE, ESSEX Kinetika’s latest major sporting event since the Rugby League World Cup in 2013,...

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  • Isle of Wight – Carnival Trail 2014

    Carnival Projects, Participatory Projects, Projects, Walking Projects

    Ali Pretty and digital artist Richard White worked with the New Carnival Company to lead a public 100 mile, 5 day walk...

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  • London Designer Outlet – Spring Festival 2014

    Participatory Projects, Place Making Projects, Projects, School Projects

    Following on from the Autumn 2013 programme of community engagement culminating in the dazzling Sitare Festival event, Kinetika People returned London...

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  • Mill Road Winter Fair 2012, 2013 & 2014

    Participatory Projects, Place Making Projects, Projects, School Projects

    Saturday 6th December 2014 Kinetikas’ third year at the Mill Road Winter Fair  saw the streets of Cambridge once again filled with vibrant colours, uplifting music and smiling...

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  • London Designer Outlet – Sitare Festival 2013

    Participatory Projects, Place Making Projects, Projects, School Projects

    Kinetika People developed a programme of community activity for two launch events to support the opening of the London Designer Outlet in...

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